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Lifestyle Engagement Photos – Their Day

Maddy and Mike’s awesome “day in the life” engagement photo shoot

Hey guys! I’m so stoked to share Maddy and Mike’s lifestyle engagement session with you all today. We opted for a lifestyle engagement session with a “day in the life theme.” I absolutely loved this idea and it was super cool to hang out with them, get to know them and create these kind of images for this photo shoot. So I met them at their house and we started off pajama and coffee style. Hung out some, even surprise popcorn attacked each other and enjoyed a nice beach walk which was right outside their back yard. Yay! You’ll also see that they are a super lovey and fun couple which made for a really amazing engagement shoot. Here we go!

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Coffee time!

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So Mike is a huge World of Warcraft fan… Like HUGE. Check it. Ha!

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I don’t think Maddy is much into the WoW though !

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But then it was Mike’s turn to wait for Maddy to get ready !





We headed back to their place for a drink before they made some popcorn for a movie. Danny Trejo was definitely in this movie.

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I think she was trying to pick the popcorn off of Mike’s head after that engagement photos

Oh , yes! And they made pizza. What better thing is there to do during your engagement session than to throw together a pizza? making pizzamaking pizzamaking pizzamaking pizza

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Thanks again to Mike and Maddy. You guys are super cool and I’m way late on blogging this engagement session as you’re already married but that one is coming up soo too haha! All in all this was a super fun engagement shoot and I am super happy for you both. Also big thanks to anyone who took the time to check out their  lifestyle engagement shoot in Hamilton on the blog today! Much loves.

All the best,

Melissa 🙂

September 21, 2017 - 4:27 pm

Angela - These are so much fun!! Love it

September 21, 2017 - 5:53 pm

Jennifer Beckton - I love this session!!! it looks like you guys had so much fun throughout the day.

Fifty Point Elopement Hamilton

Stef and Mark’s Elopement Wedding at Fifty Point Conservation Area in Hamilton

I think that when a lot of people hear the word elopement, they think about running away on vacation or having a secret wedding at  city hall. Well, Stef and Mark had a different idea. They had an intimate elopement at Fifty Point in Hamilton.

These lovebirds had a beautiful wedding ceremony at Fifty Point followed by a dreamy evening photoshoot before the sunset. This one was a bit different for me and for that I loved it.  Their wedding was so intimate! I loved that after being together for so many years they thought, “let’s just do this!” They picked a day, they made a plan, they called me up when they were looking for a Hamilton elopement photographer. On the day of,  I drove down to Fifty Point as we dived right into a beautiful outdoor wedding ceremony. I really couldn’t believe how gorgeous this day was too. We were so blessed with amazing weather in Hamilton that day.  The skies were gorgeous as the night  lit up and the sun had set, making a perfect backdrop for their wedding photos. I have actually been to Fifty Point before for a wedding but I didn’t realize they had so many stunning trails and little cliffs there. One thing I wasn’t aware of which I fell in love with as well was this super cool lighthouse that we  took advantage of for their bride and groom shots.

All the swoons are still happening for me  over this day. I am so stoked to be able to share the pictures from their elopement with you here today! Thanks again to Stef and Mark for having me as their wedding photographer and congratulations once again!

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Their wedding ceremony was beautiful and intimate. We took formal portraits of the guests, mostly family right after the ceremony. After this, we were off on our adventure!

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August 30, 2017 - 7:03 pm

JYOTSNA BHAMIDIPATI - Love all the images! Especially the sunset ones. Gorgeous couple!!!

August 30, 2017 - 9:31 pm

Marina - What a beautiful elopement wedding! Fifty point is the perfect setting for a wedding! You have truly captured the emotions of the day!

August 31, 2017 - 4:51 am

Briony - These images are beyond gorgeous!! Congratulations Stef and Mark I hope you have a wonderful life together.

August 31, 2017 - 10:50 am

Candy - Such a beautiful couple and what a gorgeous day you captured for them!

August 31, 2017 - 10:59 am

Kara - What a beautiful venue and couple!

August 31, 2017 - 3:31 pm

Super Mom - No Cape! - What beautiful photos you took of their special day!

August 31, 2017 - 6:12 pm

tracy - what a gorgeous day! did you ever get amazing skies!!!

September 3, 2017 - 5:57 am

Esther - These are SO beautiful. Amazing that they eloped – so romantic! And how special to be able to capture it all for them.

September 3, 2017 - 5:07 pm

Lindsay - This location is amazing! Wow! Stunning photography!

September 7, 2017 - 3:53 pm

michelle - Beautiful elopement photos, love the location. Her dress is gorgeous!

September 13, 2017 - 5:14 pm

Hailey - These are BREATHTAKING. And I adore her dress!!

September 13, 2017 - 6:21 pm

Shawndelle - Beautiful wedding images

September 13, 2017 - 10:01 pm

Mandi Mitchell - Those pictures on the rocks! WOW! Love it!

September 19, 2017 - 5:41 pm

Beth - Great series. These are gorgeous!

Bicycle Engagement Shoot in Kitchener

Bicycle Engagement Shoot in Kitchener

Beth and Erik met me on a super gorgeous sunny day at Huron Natural Area with their beautiful bikes in tow for a fun engagement shoot. These two are absolutely adorable and completely natural together. I loved the idea of using the bikes in the shoot and since I am a bit of a bicycle fan myself I enjoyed checking them out throughout the session as well. The weather was gorgeous and the lighting was super nice during this evening shoot. Their outfits were really cute too and combined with the bikes I felt like we were in a romantic story out of a book. Really fun! We walked around Huron Natural Area for awhile and did drop the bikes off a few times to wander around or pose for cute shots. The lighting was gorgeous and surprisingly it was not very busy at all that day there! It was really cool to get a chance to talk to them and get to know them as well which is another thing I love about doing engagement sessions for my wedding clients. I am so stoked to share their engagement session with you all today so here it is!

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Thanks again to Beth and Erik for having me as their photographer. I absolutely LOVED this bike engagement session and I can’t wait to see you guys again at your wedding!

August 24, 2017 - 1:38 pm

SANDY RUSSELL - Love these photos, you totally captured the beauty and their love.

August 24, 2017 - 3:39 pm

Tommy - Love this excellent work

September 7, 2017 - 6:13 pm

tracy - This is such a fun session! They look so sweet!

Victoria Park Pavilion Wedding in Kitchener

Jess + Dan’s Victoria Park Pavilion Wedding in Kitchener

Who is super behind on blogging? Yup, it’s me! But I really wanted to share Jess and Dan’s beautiful wedding with you guys today. They were married in a beautiful church in Cambridge followed by their gorgeous and incredibly fun reception at Victoria Park Pavilion in Kitchener, Ontario. I love this venue so much and it is right in Victoria Park which is a picture-perfect spot for photos. It also helped that when we did go out for photos it was magic hour so we had gorgeous light pouring in and a group of amazing people who made the wedding photos a ton of fun. There are so many highlights from their wedding day that I want to share with you guys here and I really had trouble narrowing it down to a reasonable number of wedding photos to highlight here. This family is so full of love and there were really so many beautiful and tearful moments as well as roaring laughs. The details were incredible and our bride’s wedding dress was literally out of this world. Oh yah.. and donuts! Our couple was also very easy to photograph as they are super natural together and a ton of fun! Ok, I’ll stop talking and got on with the show. Thanks again for having us there  to photograph your beautiful wedding Jess and Dan!


So Jess also happens to be a very talented hair stylist and makeup artist and she gave herself her whole look for the day. Bang on, right?

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These guys gave me the feels all day.

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Then we were off to Victoria Park !


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Get ready to be wowed by this decor… and again, the donuts. 😛

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And a sparkler exit out of the pavilion!

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August 14, 2017 - 5:32 pm

Paula - Loved seeing these photos ❤️❤️❤️
Melissa you captured the day beautifully!

August 22, 2017 - 3:05 pm

Gonzalo Verdeja - Congratulation Jess and Dan!!! your wedding photos are incredible!!

August 22, 2017 - 3:05 pm

Gonzalo Verdeja - Congratulation Jess and Dan!!! your wedding photos are incredible!!

August 22, 2017 - 7:24 pm

Michelle - Beautiful wedding photos. You captured every little detail.

August 23, 2017 - 2:22 am

jeanine - Beautiful wedding photography! What a day!

August 23, 2017 - 1:08 pm

Esther - Beautifully captured wedding! You do an excellent job capturing everything from many different, creative angles; you must be quick on your feet! 😉

August 23, 2017 - 4:05 pm

Jennifer Beckton - Wow! looks like it was an incredible day. Great job.

August 23, 2017 - 7:29 pm

Kathleen Sadler - Gorgeous colourful images!

August 23, 2017 - 7:58 pm

Shawndelle - Beautiful wedding images. She looks stunning and I love her flowers.

August 24, 2017 - 1:41 am

Irene - What a great wedding. The photos are absolutely beautiful.

August 24, 2017 - 3:14 am

tracy - What a gorgeous wedding!

August 28, 2017 - 9:44 am

Heather Neilson - These are beautiful wedding photos and tell such a story! I especially love the group bridesmaid photos in the park! Lovely 🙂

August 30, 2017 - 2:58 pm

Suzie Broadben - Gorgeous! Great coverage of the whole day!

August 31, 2017 - 8:08 pm

Angela - Wow, theses are stunning. Beautiful use of light. Great eye!!

September 1, 2017 - 6:43 pm

Mike - Lots of emotion in these beautiful photos!

September 12, 2017 - 8:01 am

Tommy - Awesome sparkler exit

September 12, 2017 - 7:50 pm

jeanine - Beautiful Kitchener wedding photography! So many great captures of their day. That wedding dress is divine! And now I want a piece of cake!

September 12, 2017 - 9:04 pm

Katherine - Amazing photos!

September 13, 2017 - 6:31 pm

Amy Guenther - Stunning wedding photos! I love all the details <3

Boho Wedding at 99 Sudbury

Boho Wedding at 99 Sudbury

Adam & Liz had an incredible summer wedding at 99 Sudbury that was so full of genuine love, fun and incredible eye-candy planned and coordinated by the Love by Lynzie team. I can’t begin to describe how beautiful and rad the venue looked as well as the wedding party but I’m about to show off some of this love right here with you guys today.  A wedding of beautiful moments and so many unique touches. The entire day was filled with genuine love from their family and friends. What a wedding!

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And then we were off to have their first look!

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We headed over to Trinity Bellwoods Park in Toronto for family portraits and wedding party photos. It’s such a cool place right in the heart of the city.

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Ahh so hard to not share a million photos!

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And we made it to 99 Sudbury…Ceremony time!

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The decor at this wedding was beyond amazing. The Love by Lynzie team absolutely KILLED it!:)

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And in the newlyweds came!

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Here are some links to the incredible team that put this beautiful boho wedding together!

Cake: The Wedding Cake Shoppe

Florals: Mint Floral Co

Entertainment: Electric Blonde

Catering: Treeline Catering

Wedding Planner: Love by Lynzie Events + Design

Rentals / Decor:

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Stationary: Beet & Path

Venue: 99 Sudbury

Photography: Melissa Avey Photography

Thank you so much for checking out this wedding on the blog today friends!

  • Melissa
June 14, 2017 - 5:21 am

Vicky - What a beautiful wedding and gallery

June 14, 2017 - 5:30 am

Jentry Dryden - Love this Boho Wedding at 99 Sudbury! I adore the way you captured all the wonderful detailsand caught all those special moments of this colorful boho wedding!

June 14, 2017 - 10:54 am

Jenna - What a fun couple! Beautiful wedding and beautiful images!

June 14, 2017 - 6:37 pm

ines nsiri - absolutely love this blog ! the florals in this wedding are everything a bride would ever want. great job documenting it 🙂

June 15, 2017 - 4:21 am

Kelly - What a beautiful boho wedding. Love her flower crown

June 16, 2017 - 2:03 am

Lindsay - I LOVE this wedding! It’s not only stunning because of how well together it is, the photogrpahy is AMAZing!

June 18, 2017 - 3:13 pm

Tracy Creighton - So much to love about this 99 sudbury wedding! I adore all of the color, the boho style and omg that cake!

June 19, 2017 - 4:15 pm

Esther - What a beautiful wedding! Such a sweet couple.

June 19, 2017 - 4:33 pm

Carissa Potterton - This is gorgeous- simple but I love all the detail touches.

June 21, 2017 - 8:12 am

Cait Weingartner - These are truly beautiful photos of a lovely wedding! The bride looked gorgeous, as did the bridal party. I especially loved the flowers, so simple, yet beautiful. Wonderful job capturing this special event!

June 28, 2017 - 3:51 pm

Brenden - I love this boho wedding! The brides lace dress is totally killer and they all look like a super fun group!

June 28, 2017 - 10:06 pm

Giselle - So much love and emotions on these photos!
You did such a beautiful job.

June 28, 2017 - 10:53 pm

Shawndelle - Beautiful images.

July 5, 2017 - 10:31 pm

Angela - So adorable! I felt like I was there as a guest because you captured everything wonderfully!!

July 12, 2017 - 5:00 am

Heather - Beautiful wedding photography and I love all the gorgeous wedding colors!

July 12, 2017 - 5:12 am

Steph - These are so so gorgeous. The colours are incredible and they are so good looking!!! Wow.

July 12, 2017 - 11:34 am

Rachel - You do a wonderful job capturing this couples day. Your images are stunning.

July 12, 2017 - 11:38 am

Jennifer Georgette - What a stunning wedding. Beautiful job capturing all of their details!

July 12, 2017 - 11:58 am

Rachel Campbell - Love everything about this boho wedding!!! Amazing job!!

July 12, 2017 - 12:17 pm

Magen - I love the simplicity of this wedding! Yet it still looks SO elegant and absolutely stunning.

July 12, 2017 - 12:36 pm

chrissy - What a fun wedding! The look is awesome and unique. You captured everything about their special day beautifully!

July 12, 2017 - 4:44 pm

Gonzalo Verdeja - You did a great job capturing this beautiful wedding day

August 13, 2017 - 5:09 am

Malgorzata - Wow! Great pictures

August 23, 2017 - 3:08 pm

Beth - Beautiful! Love all the warm and bright colors!

August 23, 2017 - 4:37 pm

Jessica - What a gorgeous wedding!

September 8, 2017 - 5:21 pm

Suzie - Beautiful! Love how you captured every detail!

September 8, 2017 - 5:38 pm

Thomas Blake - Lovely work Melissa

September 8, 2017 - 10:50 pm

Katherine Forbes - Gorgeous photos!!

September 9, 2017 - 11:43 am

Michelle - Beautiful wedding! Stunning pictures. I’m sure the couple will love these.

September 17, 2017 - 7:47 pm

Marina Feldman - Beautiful boho wedding! Your pictures are so beautiful!

September 20, 2017 - 4:26 am

Allison J - Wow! The colors are amazing. You made me feel as if I were there

September 20, 2017 - 5:11 am

Elena Nikolova - Stunning!