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Toronto Island Engagement Shoot

 Yes! These two are absolute gems. I met them this year for their engagement session in Toronto on a beautiful day this summer. They brought along their sweet dog, super cool personalities and an idea for the perfect location which was a place I have NEVER been before. It was really fun to go downtown as I don’t live in the city and I love the opportunity to go to Toronto. The ferry ride over was fun and we enjoyed walking around Centre Island and creating images.  It’s fun to see so many different places and feel like you are kind of away from the big city. I definitely have to go back here when the weather warms up for a leisure trip ! So today I wanted to share the highlights from their engagement shoot! BRB with the wedding share soon too !

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  • This beach is really beautiful especially at sunset! I SO loved going to Toronto Islands and I am so happy to share this engagement shoot with you guys today. Last but not least is one of my faves from their love shoot.
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January 11, 2017 - 5:39 pm

C. Poly (@CPoly69) - Aww! These are so cute. I love how you included your pupper. And the two of you look so happy!

January 15, 2017 - 9:28 pm

michelle b - beautiful engagement photos, the location is awesome. I love that they included their dog in the photo shoot!

January 16, 2017 - 4:26 am

Doru - So many beautiful images! Love the ones with Toronto in background!

Royal Botanical Gardens Wedding

Royal Botanical Gardens Wedding

Alisha & Roland’s wedding day was full of love, faith, amazing weather and … ice cream! Yes! Who doesn’t love a cold treat on a super hot day? Married in church with the reception celebration at the stunning Royal Botanical Gardens complete with a vintage ice cream shop across the street. Wow! One of the sweetest couples I have had the pleasure of meeting and today I will finally share the highlights of their wedding with you here on the blog! I absolutely love going through these images again. It was such a fun day and who doesn’t love to look at sunshine and the gorgeous gardens when you are hiding inside of your house form the cold of winter? Ha!

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  • I am so thankful for the opportunity to work with these two and shoot their beautiful RBG wedding! Thanks so much for stopping by the blog to check it out today!
  • – Melissa
January 6, 2017 - 2:37 am

Mandi - love it! So cute! The ice cream shop pictures are the cutest!

January 6, 2017 - 5:55 pm

Hailey Sanders - What a beautiful wedding and stunning couple!

January 6, 2017 - 5:57 pm

Laura Thomas - beautiful wedding! you did a wonderful job capturing the day!

January 6, 2017 - 9:14 pm

Jessica - Beautiful images! Everyone looks so happy. <3 Great job capturing the moments.

January 10, 2017 - 9:42 am

Esther - Beautifully captured! So much joy.

PWPC Fall 2016 Competition Wins

PWPC Fall 2016 Competition Wins

So very thrilled to announce I placed once again in the Professional Wedding Photographer’s of Canada most recent image competition. I actually hit a milestone in this one by getting my highest score on an image. The photograph is extra special to me as well because it’s from my baby brother’s wedding! Yay! So today I’d like to share those photographs with you here on the blog. Happy New Year by the way! 🙂

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Side note. Judges always love those black and white images huh? 😉

Cheers!

Rattlesnake Point Engagement Session

Rattlesnake Point Engagement Session

Cameron & Alysha are the cutest and sweetest couple with a sense of adventure and an eye for the beautiful outdoors. I was so happy to have shot their engagement session at Rattlesnake point in Milton. It was my first time visiting this location but I have since been back because I absolutely love it. There are so many unique and interesting things to see so if you are a nature lover then I highly recommend checking it out. You can also rock climb at Rattlesnake point but we opted for an easy hike, although we did do a little climbing… not quite the same! haha So today I really want to share the highlights from their amazing outdoor photo shoot. Their wedding is coming up and I am so thrilled! Enjoy!

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I love all of the little light pockets that can be found in areas like this. It’s seriously SO magical!

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And this final image in black and white is certainly a favourite of mine from this love shoot!

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Thanks again for stopping by the blog today!

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December 31, 2016 - 11:02 am

Jodi - This is a really lovely session. I especially like the last shot posted, and the shot from behind where they’re looking out over the view. It looks like everyone had fun during the shoot!

December 31, 2016 - 11:36 am

Michelle Breau - Absolutely stunning photos!!! Congratulations to the happy couple!

December 31, 2016 - 4:12 pm

Julie - Beautiful photos! So wonderful to capture their love!

Swooning Over Fall Photos

Swooning Over Fall Photos

Well it’s early November and usually by this time of year here in Cambridge, Ontario.. the snow has hit us already. Now I am not complaining and I will tell you for certain that I am NOT looking forward to four months of snow but  it is a bit surprisinig that I got to sit outside in a t shirt and leggings today. Yup, I sat out in the giant leaf pile that hasn’t been raked once this fall and did canon balls with my husband and our three year old. We are that cool! I got to thinking though that the leaves and colours really have just started to make their appearance and I feel like it will all be gone before we know it! I do love the magic and nostalgia of winter but the fall is going TOO fast if you ask me. Well, today I am going to plant a little fall gallery here on the blog so we can enjoy those colours and moments a bit more. No particular theme outside of the autumn season. From this year and other years 🙂

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It is so interesting to me that in a matter of hours or days or a few miles… the world can look so different.. wherever you are!

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Happy fall everyone. Perhaps I will do another seasonal showcase in the winter. 😉