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St Mary’s Golf Club Wedding

St Mary’s Golf Club Wedding

It’s been awhile since I photographed Sean and Alicia’s beautiful wedding at St Mary’s Golf Club and I have been dying to get it on the blog…so today is the day! I absolutely loved everything about this wedding from the love between our beautiful couple, the friendliness of their family and friends, their gorgeous attire and the amazing venue! The details were stunning and the grounds at this venue are unreal. So today I am going to share the highlights from their wonderful fall wedding day in St Mary’s! Here is a blurb from our lovely bride.

“Sean and I went away for a weekend to Arrowhead Provincial Park. We spent our days cross country skiing, skating, dog sledding and enjoying great food. On Saturday February 21st, 2015 we went skating on the beautiful outdoor wooded skating trail, we sat down by the fire after a few laps then decided to go for a walk to a snow covered bridge we saw on our way into the park.

After spending some time on the bridge and chatting about how the last year together had gone, Sean got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife. I was so excited and so surprised that this had just happened because moments before I had almost said to Sean “this would be the perfect place to get engaged”.

After we sat and took in the moment and laughed and cried together, we walked back to the skating trail and tied up our skates and skated around the trail that was now lit up by tikki torches. It felt like I was in a fairy tale, the snow was falling perfectly and Sean and I were just taking everything in.” – Alicia

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Ok, there are more I want to share but I am trying to limit myself. This wedding, so much swoon! We walked to a nearby trail with the girls before the ceremony to take a few shots with them.

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Then we headed back to St Mary’s Golf Club for their beautiful and love filled ceremony.

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After their beautiful wedding ceremony we took family portraits and hung out with the bridal party a bit before creating some more images with our newlyweds.

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This one is a particular favourite of mine because sure.. we all love beautiful moments, but hilarious ones can be just as good. 😉

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We went for a golf cart ride as the sun was setting. It was starting to get chilly but we took the time for a few photos in that golden light anyways.

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Then it was time for the party! So I will share a couple of images from the rest of the night before I end this post. Thanks for stopping by to check out this St Mary’s wedding!

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Photographer: Melissa Avey Photography

Event Venue: St Mary’s Golf & Country

Flowers: Betroth Wedding

Girl’s Dresses: Sophie’s

Guys Tuxes : Moore’s

Bride’s Dress: Ballett’s Bridal

Rings: Ben Moss ( bridal ), JVL Jewelry ( groom )

Bride’s Shoes: COACH

Makeup: Sara Hoffman

Hair: GLO Hair Salon ST. MARY’S

September 12, 2016 - 5:15 pm

Reva - what a stunning couple! and those gowns, all so beautiful!

September 14, 2016 - 8:03 pm

Arica - Oh my goodness, that DRESS!!! You’ve captured all the beautiful details and emotions with ease. Well done!

September 15, 2016 - 3:39 pm

michelle - beautiful wedding photos, her dress is gorgeous!

September 22, 2016 - 1:49 am

Mandi - The front of that dress!!! STUNNING! I love the pictures!

Summer Engagement in Puslinch

Summer Engagement in Puslinch

So lately I have been posting sessions and weddings in what might seem like a really random order but I’m actually enjoying mixing it up and showing  differing kinds of things , the different seasons etc. Well today I am going to share a recent engagement session that took place in Puslinch, Ontario on what was seriously THE most gorgeous day ever. I met our beautiful couple and our little adventure began. None of us had been to this location before so we were trying to check out the map and navigate our way to what we thought would be the best locations but our own wandering actually led us to some incredible spots. The golden sun was pouring through and as you can see, these two are absolutely adorable and clearly in love with each other. I am so stoked about this engagement shoot and I am going to share it with you all here today!

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I really love how cute these two are together and the best part of this session was capturing their connection.

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September 8, 2016 - 4:21 am

Yandra - Those photos are absolutely stunning!

September 8, 2016 - 2:23 pm

Mandi - I love this location! Everything about it is so dreamy!!! LOVE IT!

September 8, 2016 - 4:20 pm

michelle b - beautiful engagement photos, I especially love the one where she’s sitting on his lap in the field…so sweet! It looks like you found the perfect location in Puslinch

September 14, 2016 - 5:39 am

Esther - Beautiful couple! I love the location you chose for their engagement session – so pretty!

PWPC Summer Competition

PWPC Summer Competition 

Hello beautiful people! I am so incredibly thrilled to announce that I placed twice in the Professional Wedding Photographer’s of Canada Summer Image Competition. I wanted to share these two super fun images on the blog here today that placed in “Getting Ready” and “Cut the Cake.” Thanks to these lovely people for being so incredibly awesome and giving me the opportunity to create such fun images. You are all so incredibly rad and wonderful. Here are the photographs! EEEEEEEK!

Sarah and Chris are both really sweet people but they are both also super fun people. I knew I had to get close for their cake cutting shot because I could literally sense there was going to be a little magic in it. Sarah is just like.. “Don’t you smear that cake on me.” Looks tasty! Here’s the shot =)


I guess my luck comes from my Sarah’s. When the girls order pizza, this girl definitely makes sure to take a cool shot of it. Love this girl! Also big pizza fan here, just sayin’!

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Late Winter Wedding at Cambridge Mill

Late Winter Wedding at Cambridge Mill

If there is one thing I absolutely adore, it is a winter wedding. There is something so beautiful and magical about it. Of course, here in Ontario we never know what the weather will be like in the month of March. It could have been dry and sunny with some blooms coming out or we could have been landing head first into the worst snow storm of the year. Thankfully, the weather was lovely. It was definitely too cold for everyone to spend the day out side but the stunning Cambridge Mill in Galt was the perfect place to hide away from the cold and celebrate an incredibly beautiful, heartfelt and fun wedding. So today I am going to share the highlights from Kathleen and Dan’s beauty of a wedding in Cambridge, Ontario.

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I actually really love hanging out with the girls while they are getting ready. It’s a really nice time to get to know everyone and create different kinds of photos too!

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And it was fun hanging out with these guys too!

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I loved that we were able to create some images both inside of the Cambridge Mill and outside. You’ve got to love that balcony 🙂

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That entrance though.

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And what a party! As much as I love creating dreamy images, I also love jumping on the dance floor or checking out tables and capturing everyone having an amazing time. Weddings are always fun, no matter the crowd!

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It’s always a challenge for me to select the images I choose to share from each wedding here on this blog. There were so many favourite for me from this wedding but the truth is there are just so many to share. I hope you enjoyed checking out this lovely winter wedding and congratulations once again to Dan and Kath!

Venue: Cambridge Mill

Photographer: Melissa Avey

Makeup: Peachy Keen Makeup Studios

September 1, 2016 - 11:31 pm

Emily - Love all the details! This tells such a great story. Great wedding pictures!

September 2, 2016 - 2:32 am

gabrielle - Those photos are absolutely stunning!!!!! I enjoyed vthem very much. Lovely wedding

September 2, 2016 - 12:23 pm

Jamie - Such a stunning wedding! I love the photos of them while they’re getting ready!

Serenity Cottage Wedding

Serenity Cottage Wedding

A+B are an adorable couple from Alberta who had a beautiful and intimate wedding at Serenity Cottage in Owen Sound last fall. Serenity Cottage is such a beautiful place and I absolutely fell in love with it. The cottage is right on the beach where we also took the opportunity for photo ops. As fall is approaching I thought it would be fitting to share this wedding with you all here on the blog today. There was so much love present at this wedding and the details were so cozy and fitting for the perfect autumn wedding. So let’s check out the highlights from their incredible day, shall we?

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Everything was so natural and beautiful. The bride’s brother and sister provided their talents as well with spine tingling vocals and beautiful guitar.

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Isn’t that ring beautiful? 🙂

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The dinner room was prepared beautifully once we got back and it was so beautiful and cozy.

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I fell in love with this beautiful cake. Not only did it look delicious but it was absolutely adorable and creative. fall wedding cakes

I don’t tend to share a lot of reception photos in my blog posts but I can tell you with certaintly that it was fun, beautiful and very heartfelt. The room was full of their closest family and friends and you could quite literally feel the love beaming throughout the room. It was comfortable and wonderful. 🙂weddingmoments at wedding

You have to love all of the details that gave this wedding a truly “out at the cottage” feel. Perfection.detail shots campfire at wedding

And as I like to sometimes do…

Here is one of my favourite photos of the wedding couple. Thanks for checking out this Serenity Cottage wedding here on the blog today. It was so beautiful!


August 28, 2016 - 10:43 am

jeanine - Your Serenity Cottage wedding photography is so beautiful! You did an awesome job at capturing their day so beautifully and uniquely!

August 29, 2016 - 2:03 pm

Carissa - Gosh this is gorgeous! And the photos tell the story so well.

August 29, 2016 - 5:32 pm

Kristina - That venue is amazing and you did such a great job capturing it!

August 29, 2016 - 6:54 pm

michelle b - wow, what an amazing venue for a wedding…I love the rustic feel to it. The cake with the bride & groom pinecones is adorable!

August 30, 2016 - 2:48 pm

Esther - What a beautiful wedding! Wonderful job capturing this special day.