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St. George Parish wedding photography

St. George Parish Wedding Photography

 

I’ve listened to many webinars and attended classes at the photography conference I went to back in February with the theme of finding your ideal client. Cibeli and Michael check of all of my ‘ideal client’ boxes, which certainly is rare as most of the time I know if a couple of these points are checked, I know I will really enjoy photographing the wedding.

  • They value their photography. At one point when we were emailing back and forth Cibeli and Michael mentioned that they had to cut their budget so were going to get a family member to do the photography, but instead we worked out that if they got a smaller package and paid in installments it would work for them.
  • They love to travel- we totally connected straight away because Cibeli is from Brazil and Michael is from here in London Ontario but they are living in Sydney Australia- which I loved their boomerang favors for their guests.
  • They are passionate- about each other, their family, and their careers. Michael is a chiropractor and I loved that they did a photo of him adjusting Cibeli, and she is a Reiki Master & Crystal Awakening Therapist and I loved that she brought a rose quartz stone to harness the engergy of the day.
  • They danced and rocked out to their favourite music
  • They brought their personalities into the wedding- through the time of year, celebrating with their family and friends on thanksgiving.  Being out in nature with the fall colours and bringing that theme into their decor. Love of good food with the wonderful meal from Greenhills Golf Club and cake by Bright Eyes Bakery, love of animals with the horse and carriage and her amazing dress with detachable train, tiara and shawl which certainly made her a fall princess!

 

Amazing vendors-

Girls getting ready location: Idlewyld Inn
Ceremony: St George Parish
Reception: Greenhills Golf Club
Cake: Bright Eyes Bakery
Bouquets and Boutonnieres: Lyric Flowers
DJ: Cooper DJ service
Limo: Dorchester Norfolk
Centrepieces: Petals of Love

 

 

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Best of 2016: Wedding Photography

London Ontario Wedding Photography

This was a big year for weddings- I photographed 31 in Ontario and was Bride, Maid of Honour and Bridesmaid outside of Ontario! I have decided to split up the wedding photography blogs this year as otherwise they would be far too long and I find it hard to cut down! The posts will be this one which is couples (and a couple of just the bride or groom), this wednesday will be Wedding Parties and next wednesday will be candid moments. There are so many more shots from each of these weddings that I could have chosen that I really could make a much larger series of these blogs, including best dress shot, best ring shot etc, but the list would go on forever but I promise that in the coming months all of the weddings will be featured right here on my blog so be sure to check back!

Below you will see some of my favourite images from the year, you’ll see some from all of the seasons. Some on freezing winter days, I did 4 weddings this year that with the humidity were 40 degrees or over and everything in between. I everything from elopements with just a couple of guests to 300 guest affairs. I photographed weddings in locations such as Muskoka, Belmont, St Thomas, Ingersoll, Woodstock, Melbourne, Thamesford, Mt Brydges, St Marys, as well as many of the local London venues. If you would like more information about my London Ontario Wedding Photography follow this link.

To kick off the new year I thought I would put together a series of blogs showing some of my favourite photos I captured in 2016. You can catch up on the previous posts below-

Best of 2016: Mini sessions
Best of 2016: Business Headshots and Model Portfolios
Best of 2016: Pet Photography
Best of 2016: Maternity Photography
Best of 2016: Newborn Photography
Best of 2016: Cake Smash Photography
Best of 2016: Family Photography
Best of 2016: Boudoir Photography
Best of 2016: Pin Up Photography
Best of 2016: Engagement Photography

 

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Backyard Wedding Photography Ontario

Backyard Wedding Photography Ontario

Kayla and Bryan had a very unique and easy going wedding in the groom’s parents’ backyard. When I was just going back through all of the photos I can just see how down to earth and real everything was. The day started with capturing them setting up in the morning and capturing the bride (who is a hair stylist) doing not only her own hair and makeup up helping others with theirs. I loved that by having it at home they were able to include their dogs in the photos and also that they only did the traditions that meant something to them. With Bryan’s father officiating the ceremony, after pretending to run away Both Bryan and Kayla made it down the aisle. They did a lot of DIY for the decor and some of the items were hired from Lilylane Decor and Design. After lighting a fire together which the guests enjoyed for the rest of the night, we managed to capture some wonderful sunset shots. Some speeches kicked off the reception where we had some fun with sparklers then sweet first dances. Not pictured here is how when I was leaving the wedding to drive home, I somehow managed to pull into a tree on their property and rip my bumper off. I was absolutely fine and the amount of people who can over to help was amazing.

 

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Old Court House Wedding Photography

Old Court House Wedding Photography

It has been 1 year since Kendra and Casey tied the knot in a very hot ceremony outside of the beautiful Old Court House in London Ontario. I had photographed at this venue many times but this was actually the first of the weddings that were able to have an outdoor ceremony.  There were many lovely moments we had the pleasure of capturing throughout the day and I just loved how much they incorporated their beloved pup into the big day! They also had many lovely personalized items like the gorgeous robes the girls had for the morning, custom cigar wrapper, funky socks and bride and groom sunglasses. We were resourceful when it came to not having sparklers for the night photos and instead used the flashlights on some phones.

Hair & makeup by Beauty By Mallory

 

 

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Farm Wedding Photography South Western Ontario

Farm Wedding Photography South Western Ontario

Abby and Jon had a vision for their wedding day and it was everything you could ever ask for from a laid back summer farm wedding- beautiful weather, great venue and lots of wonderful big and small touches of decor, fun wedding party, ceremony complete with the bride being lead to the aisle by her dad on her horse, epic dancing and ending it all with a clear starry night. Farm weddings can sometimes be tricky to photograph with the lack of shade in the daytime and then the lack of light in the evening but this one was a pleasure to capture and I’m looking forward to the farm weddings I have booked for this fall!

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Grand Bend Wedding Photography

Grand Bend Wedding Photography

This gorgeous wedding happened just over a year ago, and I missed posting it because the 1st anniversary of it was actually on my wedding day! Everything about this wedding was gorgeous to photograph from the lovely cottage in Lambton Shores where the girls got ready, to the Limo drive to the cute church, to the photographs taken at Port Blake Conservation Area and then onto the fun reception at the Port Franks Community Centre. This wedding had one of the most fun garter tosses I’ve ever seen and many emotional moments.

Ceremony Venue: Grand Bend Church of God

Reception Venue: Port Franks Community Centre

Cake: Cakes by Julie- Stratford, Ontario

Dresses: Sophie’s Gown Shoppe- London, Ontario

Suits: Ballet’s Formal Wear- London, Ontario

DJ: Graffiti Sounds

Limousine: AUniversal

Decorations: McBryde’s Rentals

Catering: Eclipse Catering- Sarnia, Ontario

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Exeter Ontario Wedding Photography

Exeter Ontario Wedding Photography

This wedding will forever stick in my mind as the hottest wedding day I have photographed. The getting ready part of the day went smoothly with the girls getting dressed in the room with air conditioning but everything was a lot warmer from then on with doing the first look at noon and then all of the wedding party and couple photos in the middle of the day heat. After heading back to the house right when the ceremony was due to happen a thunderstorm came through, which sent all of the guests running with their chairs into the reception tent. Luckily the storm went straight through so after 10 minutes everyone was able to set the chairs back up and Colleen and Steve were able to go through with the outdoor wedding they had planned. After a beautiful ceremony followed by a receiving line and family photos, everyone relaxed in the shade while the humidity rose topping out at ‘feels like’ 40 degrees- not that you would know it by how well composed everyone is in the photographs!

Dress: Once Upon A Time Weddings

Tent: J Marshall and Company Inc.

Caterer: L&M Catering- Stratford

Decorator: NJS Design Event and Party Rental

Bridesmaid Dresses: Sophie’s Gown Shoppe

Guys Outfits: Bud Gowan

Hair: L Hair Studio- Exeter

Makeup: Britt Darling Makeup Artistry

Flowers: Garden Gate- Grand Bend

DJ: Tony Convay

Cupcakes: For the Love of Cupcakes

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