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Old Court House Engagement Photography

Old Court House Engagement Photography

Back in February when we would expect to have snow on the ground, Clara photographed Sarah and Yusri and their pup at the lovely year round Old Court House and Ivey Park.

  • Yusri is a soccer referee. My sister Jessica (and maid of honour) is also a soccer referee. Jessica set us up on a blind date. We met at Demetre’s, a dessert cafe, in Thornhill, where I am from. (Yusri is born and raised in Toronto)
  • WOW lol. and to this day it is still WOW. He was perfect looking to me and still is. Although the day we met he had a huge twirly mustache He was competing in a mustache growing competition with his friends and had been growing his mustache for months.
  • Yusri and I were going to Jamaica with my family. Yusri and I have been together for 7 years so I kind of expected that on this trip he would propose. However, he decided to surprise me and propose before leaving. I was in the basement doing laundry, and had thrown my pants into the laundry, I walked up stairs and turned the corner to go into the kitchen and Yusri had music playing and flowers in his hand. His face looked hilarious as he noticed I wasn’t wearing any pants. He immediately asked if he should stop and give me a second to go get pants on but I had waited 7 years so I wasn’t going to wait any longer lol
  • Yusri and I are sports fans. A couple of times now we have done sport weekends. I always love doing those. We get away and get to go watch the teams we love. We went to Montreal once and saw a soccer game in the morning TFC vs. Impact and a Maple Leaf vs. Montreal hockey game in the evening.
  • Yusri will do anything to help a friend. He is also incredibly supportive. We were living in Toronto and I got a job opportunity in London. He encouraged me to take the job and followed me to London. He got a new job/home/city just to support me. He really pushes me to be the best I can be.
  • I just really want everyone to have fun. I really want it to be a good time filled with smiles and laughter.
  • A friend recommended you to us
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Civic Gardens Engagement Photographer

Civic Gardens Engagement Photographer

I’m off to photograph this fun couple’s wedding today, here are their engagement photos captured back in May at Civic Gardens which is always a favourite of mine as it has such great variety of backgrounds. I love how much fun they have together and fun sense of humor- just check out their answers below and you’ll see what I mean!

We met through a phone app called Badoo that Garth had purposefully downloaded and Cher downloaded on a whim because her sister was using it to make new friends. Cher almost ignored Garth’s like of her profile because he had an earring. (“Soooo superficial!” ~Garth).

Garth’s first thoughts – “She’s quiet and cautious and nervous.” Cher’s first thoughts – “He’s not as tall or muscular as I thought he’d be.”

Cher’s version!: Garth had always teased me about picking bouquets from private gardens and I, of course, always refused and would walk away from him so I couldn’t be blamed as an accomplice. On the day he proposed, we had decided to go for a walk in a park. Garth kept searching for flowers with no success. I kept pointing out the few wild flowers we came across along the path and he’d say, “No. That’s not right”. FINALLY, we came to a bunch of gardens outside a museum and he pointed out a few of the prettiest ones. I agreed they were pretty, but was very confused why he seemed to care so much about the flowers. We went and sat on a bench nearby and chatted for a few minutes before getting up to head back to the car. As we walked back past the gardens, Garth teased about picking a flower for me and I walked away as I always did. Usually he always followed quickly, but this time he didn’t. This time, I turned around and he was still by the flowers. I walked back to him to ask what he was doing. He pointed at a flower and asked, “What do you think of this flower?” I looked down to see the ring sitting perfectly on a bright, blue cornflower. The blue sapphire blended with the flower as the sun sparkled off the diamonds on either side of it. I looked back at Garth as he said, “You can have that flower if you marry me.” I looked silently at him as he said, “Would this make it better?” and got down on one knee. “Yes, I’ll marry you!” We embraced and he said, “I wanted to find the perfect flower because you are my butterfly and butterflies are attracted to flowers.” Heart melt! Garth’s version: Once upon a time in a province far, far away, while in a park, I wanted to find the right flower that would camouflage the stone of the ring so Cher would not notice at first. Cher always tells me that she would never accept a flower if I pick it from a garden. So, being sneaky, I placed the ring on a blue cornflower and Cher about the flower. If she says yes, she can have the flower. Guess she really wanted the flower! After all, butterflies love flowers.

Garth – First picture we ever took of the two of us because it is a reminder of the day we spend together after going to church together for the first time. Cher – Making it through “basic training” inspired workouts for 4 weeks as a couple and going out for sushi on the second last day of training as a reward for all the hard work.

Garth – How she’s blossoming into the real her. Cher – His “crazy” ideas for how to accomplish goals and tasks.

Garth – As a celebration of happiness, kindness, love, and understanding. Cher – As beautiful, bold, fun, and very “us”.

Garth says, “On the walls!”

Because your description of how you approach a wedding day made me tear up when I read it. And because I connected with you as booth neighbours at the London Bridal Expo.

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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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Boler Mountain Engagement Photography

Boler Mountain Engagement Photography

I first met Tarryn and Adam at their friends wedding a couple of years ago. Since then I have photographed them a couple of times and last winter after he proposed just before Christmas (Tarryn’s favourite time of year) I had the pleasure of photographing them at a place that means a lot to them- Boler Mountain Engagement Photography. I am quite un-coordinated and generally hibernate in the winter so I had actually never been to Boler Mountain before so it was fun to see this part of London that many people enjoy. Now the big day has come for Tarryn and Adam and Clara and I are looking forward to ringing in the new year with this lovely couple and their friends.

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Beach Engagement Photography Ontario

Beach Engagement Photography Ontario

I love nothing more than to be by the beach and I’m always happy when my clients feel the same! Ashley and Matt are a super sweet couple and I loved hearing about their proposal- it involved a dolphin, a foiled plan, a Walmart ring, a romantic beach setting and of course the word yes!

Looking forward to photographing their wedding today!

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Downtown London Ontario Engagement Photographer

Downtown London Ontario Engagement Photographer

When brainstorming where to do this gorgeous couples engagement session I asked where they met and when they mentioned a not too pretty area of town we decided to incorporate the grunge into the engagement session. We started in the heart of downtown with some back alleyways then headed to Ivey park for some gorgeous sunset light on a day that thunderstorms had been predicted! With more than a little height difference we got creative with posing and had a lot of fun incorporating some pinterest ideas but also coming up with new and creative viewpoints, like through the trunk of a cut down tree!

Can’t wait to photograph this fun couple’s wedding this weekend!

As always, click on the images below to view larger and don’t forget to pin 🙂

 

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gibbons park engagement photography

Gibbons Park Engagement Photography

Brittany and Reid chose Gibbons Park for their engagement photography in London Ontario as it was where he proposed the previous fall. With some snow on the ground and their gorgeous pup at foot we set off for a fun walk around the very cold park. I was all rugged up while these two were showing their true-canadian-ness toughing it out in leggings and a sweater.. Just goes to show what a great weekend they picked for their wedding for the Canada Day long weekend!

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