Candid Wedding Photography South Western Ontario

Candid Wedding Photography South Western Ontario

My friend Mallory married her love Correy last June in a beautiful outdoor wedding ceremony in Shedden, Ontario. I captured all of the details which were from some of my favourite vendors and it’s not too often I capture the photos of the guys getting ready- its usually my second photographer so it was fun to hang with the guys on this one.  Once the girls arrived from having the all important hair and makeup- Mallory is a Hair and Makeup artist in London Ontario, we did a first look with her parents which was super sweet. This wedding was so packed full of great moments that I think I captured just as many sweet candid moments at this tuesday afternoon wedding as I usually would at a full day wedding!

Venue: Shedden Keystone Complex
Dress: Decorous Designs
Flowers: Time 4 flowers
Cake: Zandy Cakes
Shoes: DFO
Makeup: Elissa Darling
Hair: Chantel Antone (Style House Salon)
Decor: Occasions by Petals & Pots

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Winter Engagement Photography London Ontario

Winter Engagement Photography London Ontario

Danielle and Joseph are getting married today and it was fun to look back on these fun Winter Engagement Photography London Ontario which were photographed at Civic Gardens. This park really has so much variety and is nice year round! This lovely couple had never had photographs taken together before so I was so happy to be chosen as the one to capture this important time in their lives! Here is something new I am starting with my engagement session blogs, rather than me telling you their story, I thought it would be nice to start to get their story written straight by the couple. Check it out below!

We met online and eventually went for coffee and the rest is history.

Joe- Damn, nice hair
Danielle- His hair cut makes him look like a squire from the nights of old!

Went to Niagara Falls, this was the one of the first places we had gone together. Joe had a masterful plan. We hopped on the Swedish Ferris wheel. Once the Ferris Wheel is at the top Joe states, “Holy Shit Danielle whats that?” and points because Danielle is so gullible. Danielle looks back. Joe has the ring out and ready when Danielle looks back. Then asks the question, “Will You Marry Me?” Danielle states an obvious yes. We then play Dinosaur Mini Golf.

Joe- Love how sweet and soft She is. I love how nice Danielle is to people.
Danielle- I love how mature and clever Joseph is.

 

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London Ontario Old Court House Wedding Photography

London Ontario Old Court House Wedding Photography

Krystle and Matt were married on a very warm June day last year. I believe it was the first of 5 weddings I shot last year where with the humidity it was over 40 degrees. I loved capturing all the little details of getting ready, especially Krystle’s lovely dress that fit her perfectly! We then headed to the Old Court House for their outdoor ceremony which had a beautiful backdrop of ivey. The bright happy summery colours with the bridesmaids dresses, polka dot groom and groomsmen’s socks and sunflowers were lovely additions. The wedding party we a calm bunch with the heat and we turned up the heat a little more with Krystle and Matt taking some shots around the Old Court House and also in Ivey Park. After all of the fun of the reception we captured a lit up night shot which they used as the whole last page of their album which can be seen in full below.

 

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Muskoka Wedding Photography

Muskoka Wedding Photography

Deniss and Laura’s wedding really had everything I love about what I do- we made an instant connection at a bridal show and she booked on the spot! We had loads of fun at the unique engagement session which was personalized to their interests including their awesome boat. Their value are right along the same as mine, valuing friends and family, love of the outdoors and music which was provided by their friends. Their gorgeous venue The Ridge at Manitou is just outside Parry Sound. It went with their elegant/rustic theme and provided amazing photographic opportunities. After some very emotional and lovely speehes we loved capturing their first dance and heading outside for some night shots. I may have even let out a Clay Davis style Sheeeit (but in a good way) when I checked out the black and white pic towards the end of the post.

Hair/Makeup by BlushPretty
Bridal Dress from Petrov Bridal in London
Flowers provided/arranged by Pardon My Garden in Parry Sound 
Suits from the company “4 Men United” They are located in Vaughan Ontario
Friends were DJ and singing

Friends made the cupcakes

Dennis made the wood/tree cake holder and they all of the decorating/accessories themselves.
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Nova Scotia Wedding Photography

Nova Scotia Wedding Photography

This past weekend was the anniversary of my best friend Dayna’s wedding and so I just had to post some shots from the day.. Even when I’m Maid of honour you still can’t keep the camera out of my hands.. We got ready and stayed at Oceanstone resort and loved the ombre purple dresses. Devon and Dayna’s first look was emotional and then we headed to Peggy’s Cove for the wedding party photos (obviously none of them here as I was in them!). The ceremony and reception were at St Margarets Sailing club and all of the gorgeous decor was painted by my art school friend, and it was a group effort to set it all up the night before with plenty of personal touches. The speeches were emotional and all the east coasters danced so hard we made the dancefloor shake. I loved the Live Art by Najma painting which was done throughout the evening. Happy Anniversary guys, love and miss you!
I would LOVE to photograph more weddings out in Nova Scotia and in most cases I am happy to waive travel fees so please contact me about your east coast wedding!

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Documentary family photography London Ontario

Documentary Family Photography London Ontario

Last summer I had the pleasure of photographing this wonderful extended family. The farm that the family had always lived on had just sold and they had the opportunity to get the whole family together from places as far as LA, Halifax and Europe for one last big family summer bbq. We mixed candid and posed shots and felt like the story was told best in black and white so I hope you enjoy and think about having all of the natural moments captured the next time you get together with your family.

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St Thomas Wedding Photography

St Thomas Wedding Photography

I met Kendra and Dale through Kayla and Bryan so I knew that they were going to be good people 🙂 This wedding was a dream to photograph, with an amazing team of vendors and people who wear their heart on their sleeve (which makes it easier to photographing the emotions of the day!). The day started with photographing the dapper groom getting ready with his buddies then heading over the parents of the brides house for the girls getting ready. The photo of Kendras dog licking her just after her makeup was finished was one of my favourites from the year. There were some very emotional first looks with Kendra’s dad and her bro-maids which was super cute before heading out to the VW vans. These vans are really popular in Australia, and I loved being able to include them in some of the shots. Their travel theme was brought throughout the decor in the church and at the reception. I photographed this wedding without a second shooter but I was told by the pastor (while the mic was still on inside the church) that I wasn’t aloud to move around at all during the ceremony. I did this for the most part, except for when there was a transition like going over to water the tree together, but despite this I think there are still some great shots showing their personalities from throughout the ceremony.
After photographing the family photographs inside the church straight after the ceremony, we headed to CASO and did most of the wedding party and couple photos there. Kendra had a bunch of special requests including re-creating some of her engagement photos that my studio- mate Kristine from Cheers to you Photography did for them, she just left some extra time in the schedule for this. I was really glad that we had the great indoor space for taking photos when it started raining, we had actually been told that we were the last wedding to use the green/exposed brick wall but from what I’ve heard it is still there which I’m very glad about!
The reception was filled with a funny bro-maid MC, many emotional speeches and wonderful first dances. My mouth literally waters when I think about the delicious family style meal and dessert buffet. To finish it all off we headed outside for a couple of night shots in the rain.

Videographer: Through the Lens Productions- check out the wonderful video of the day.
Ceremony location: Belmont United Church
Catering: Belmont Town Catering
Reception location: Caso Train Station
DJ: DJ Alpha
Planner/ decorator: Bonafide Events Studio
Linens and rentals: Signature Events Rental Shoppe
Florist: Harris Flower Farm
Hair & Makeup: AlyCat Hair & Makeup

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I’m off to photograph my first destination wedding!

Mexico destination wedding photographer

I leave in the early hours of sunday the 7th for a week in Mexico to photograph this awesome couple’s wedding. I’m happy that my first destination wedding is going to be with friends- Matt was one of the best men at our wedding and Sarah was one of the MC’s. These pics were taken right around 7 years ago when we went to Cuba (looking through the photos from that trip, we look like babies!) and I am so excited to be photographing her wearing a different white dress!

 

If you are interested in Destination wedding photography you can find more information here- Great value destination wedding photography.

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Ukrainian Club London Ontario Wedding Photography

Ukrainian Club London Ontario Wedding Photography

This week will be this fun, down to earth couples 1st anniversary and I wanted to get their relaxed day up on the blog! I feel like when I look at these photos I can hear Susanna’s booming laugh and can see Brad’s jokester attitude. After being together many years and having 2 adorable kids this couple tied the knot in Dorchester with their friends and family. I loved the purple and white theme throughout and capturing all of the candid moments and authentic laughter shared. The park at Belmont was a great spot with plenty of variety for their photos. Their reception was at Ukrainian Country Club in London and capturing their guests having fun and finishing with one of the best bouquet and garter toss’ ever with the garter not going very far at all then the scramble with legs in the air for it and the boquet toss being caught by the grooms brother who had been helping out with the kids all day, literally catching it still with a kid on his hip! I’m so excited to be photographing one of the bridesmaids intimate ceremony in June.

Bride/Bridesmaid hangers: The hanger lady
Ceremony location: Dorchester community church
Reception location: Ukrainian Club London Ontario
Cake: Chick boss cake

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Windermere Manor Wedding Photographer

Windermere Manor Wedding Photographer

Karlee and Andrew were married a year ago this week at the gorgeous Windermere Manor wedding photographer. They brought their rustic country style to the venue and incorporated it in the decor, the cowboy boots and the groom even wore a camo vest! I loved capturing the moments of Karlees dad seeing her for the first time and the emotional moments of the bridesmaids opening their cards. The ceremony was very meaningful as the minister had married their parents and I loved the high-five hand off from the father of the bride to the groom. Loved capturing Andrews sense of humour with ‘loosing the vows’. Following the ceremony we captured the wedding party and couple photos in romantic, traditional, candid and dramatic styles. Clara and I captured a variety of shots from the balcony and from the main floor at their laid back reception. The shot of the father of the bride dancing with his mom was one of my fave candid moments of the year and of course loved heading outside at the end of the night to capture a night shot.

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