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Civic Gardens Complex Wedding Photography

Civic Gardens Complex Wedding Photography

Emma and Eric were married on a very hot friday last summer in an outdoor ceremony overlooking Civic Gardens. I captured some of the guys getting ready then headed to the girls getting ready at Idlewyld. We took some formal shots of family and of their wedding party then focused on candid for the speeches and rest of the night, ending with some un lit up night shots and sparkler send off.

Planning: Unmistakably you

Venue: Civic Gardens Complex

Catering: Culinary Catering 

Officiant: Moira Bell

 

Flowers: Forest of Flowers, Wellington and Southdale 

Hair: Scizzorhands 

 

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LGBTQ Wedding Photography Ontario

LGBTQ Wedding Photography Ontario

It seems fitting that Juan and Trevor’s 1st anniversary is this week, Pride Week here in London Ontario. After their engagement session being one of my faves ever, I knew that their wedding would be great, especially as Dan of Day 2 Knight events was doing the planning and co-ordination. Juan got ready and played golf with the groomsmen and Trevor got ready with the bridesmaids. The personalized travel theme that was incorporated into the day was really well done and the outdoor ceremony and photographs around Forest City National Golf Club worked really well, I especially loved when we could hear a plane coming in and I just yelled at the wedding party to run down the hill and right when they all ran together the plane came over and it was perfect! We were able to go outside for both sunset and night photos and one of their guests was the best sparkler writer ever! Check out their real wedding album below- all of the photos are what they chose to be part of their professional printed album.

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Four Points Sheraton Wedding Photography London Ontario

Four Points Sheraton Wedding Photography London Ontario

Excited to share Cally and Steve’s wedding from right around a year ago. I had am amazing time photographing their engagement session and had photographed Steve’s cousin’s wedding the year before so knew it was going to be a great one! It was photographed mostly at Four Points by Sheraton where the girls got ready, had the ceremony outside under the gazebo and where their gatsby themed reception was held. They both play baseball so photographing some of their formal shots at Dreamers Baseball and then some at Civic Gardens, all while on a yellow school bus in 40 degree heat, everyone were really good about the heat though and as Cally was a big Pokemon Go fan we also did Pokemon go screenshot wedding photos and our take on the  Jurassic Park shot. After some emotional speeches and night shots we captured a bunch of candids including some epic dance floor shots!

Cake: Melrose Bakery

Suits: Collins

Hair: Beauty by Mallory

Makeup: Darling makeup and hair

DJ: 2 fine DJS

Decorations: Simply white weddings

Flowers: Springhill

Custom hanger: Custom bridal accessories by Jenn aka the hanger lady

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Dutch reform wedding photography ontario

Dutch reform wedding photography ontario

It has been a year since Miranda and Nick’s wedding captured, my first dutch reform wedding. The day started at each of their parents houses with plenty of family and friends around helping with getting ready. We captured a first look then headed to capture part of the ceremony. When the bride and groom and all of their guests went into their religious part of the ceremony we shot details of their decor at Norwich Community Centre. After the ceremony we captured their receiving line at the church. All of the family and wedding party photographs captured at Tillsonburg golf & country club. We had lot of fun with the wedding party out on the golf carts and below you can see their album exactly how we designed it using all of their favourite photographs from the day.

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Pioneer Village Wedding Photography

Pioneer Village Wedding Photography

I loved capturing Brittany and Reed’s big day almost a year ago! The day started capturing the girls getting hair and makeup done at Nova Vita, then getting ready at one of the bridesmaids houses. Clara captured the dapper dudes getting ready then we met up at the gorgeous green space (Victoria Park) in Fanshawe Pioneer Village. I love the rustic feel of the barn and All of their personal touches were wonderful and I always love capturing emotional dads at their first look and crying grooms! The ceremony was seriously beautiful and perfect lighting for capturing the wedding party and couple photographs on the grounds at Pioneer Village. The reception in the barn was filled with plenty of sweet speeches, dances and fun sparkler shots and dramatic night time dips!

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Canada Day Wedding Photography London Ontario

Canada Day Wedding Photography London Ontario

Jen and Geoff’s wedding was my first captured on Canada Day and it was so much fun to photograph! Jen’s personality is so bright and bubbly that it makes everyone around feel invigorated and happy so you can just imagine how happy all of their guests were on their big day. The day kicked off with Jen and her maid of honour getting ready at her moms house with their lovely dog and hair and makeup by Darling Makeup & Hair.  The detail shots were fun making a canadian flag out of the dresses and hangers by Custom bridal accessories by Jenn AKA the hanger lady and gorgeous flowers by Time 4 Flowers. The ringbearer and flower girl were seriously cute and I loved how bright Cooks United Church in Mt Brydges was for their ceremony. Jen and Geoff transformed their backyard into an amazing reception venue and I loved capturing all of the candid moments throughout the night which finished with fireworks and sparklers!

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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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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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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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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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