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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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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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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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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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Museum London Wedding Photography

Museum London Wedding Photography

Museum London is a location I would love to photograph more weddings but I was lucky enough to capture Karrie and Brian’s wedding there in June 2015. I photographed the girls at the beautiful Delta armouries while Clara had fun photographing the guys. We photographed their first look and other formal shots of the wedding party at the Delta when the original plan was rained out but the group were super fun and loved Brian’s idea for photographs on the city bus. After the candlelit ceremony we captured the family shots inside Museum London and the couple had a pet care provider bring their dogs to the Museum to have a few shots taken outside. Unfortunately it was right when it was absolutely pouring and thunderstorming so we weren’t able to take any photos in any spots except underneath the awning but I really think it means so much when you include your fur babies in the wedding day! After some amazing speeches and a tear-filled first dance (I <3 grooms who cry!) we set up the photobooth for some fun and captured many candids of their friends and family enjoying themselves and the amazing hors d’oeuvres served.

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Old Court House London Ontario Wedding Photography

Old Court House London Ontario Wedding Photography

Back in the fall of 2015 Clara and I had the pleasure of capturing Katie and Brad’s wedding at the Old Court House. It was a chilly day and even snowed at some points but the beautiful fall colours well and truly made up for it! I loved all of the personal touches with the decor for the memory table, table number and the fall/red theme which was topped off my the red bow on the back of Katie’s dress. The ‘unity’ commitment was also very unique with them pouring red and white wine together (and they even attempted to drink some!). I loved the elegant dresses and suits that the wedding party wore, and the red shawl that Katie wore for some of the outdoor photographs. Their kissing game was also one that I have never seen again, getting guests to come and ride a kids size bicycle, and even some of the older guests go in on the fun! To finish the night we headed outside in the rain for a couple of the dramatically lit nighttime shots which are always a favourite.

 

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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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Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre Wedding Photography

Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre Wedding Photography

Sarah and Alex were married a year ago at Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre in London Ontario and I loved capturing their big day. The girls were all very relaxed getting ready, as were the guys who got to hang out and play pool, I always think the guys getting ready shots are made much more fun when they are doing an activity. When I asked the happy couple what they were most looking forward to it was their first look, it was an emotional moment and really allowed them to relax more through the rest of the evening with their guests. We captured a bunch of portraits of them outside with their wedding party, family and some special ones just of the two of them. We then headed in from the chilly March wind and they did what was a new thing at that point ‘faceswap’ which was my first bride and groom faceswap! After a few more indoor photos the ceremony was held inside and even though they had done the first look, it was still a very emotional moment for all involved. When future bride and grooms are tossing up whether to do a first look or not I always tell them how all of the emotion is still there for that walk up the aisle, its just that you can then hang out with your guests straight after the ceremony (or after the family photos). Rob from Music Central was there brilliant MC and I loved seeing their guests enjoying the same day slideshow I put together of their first look and earlier moments from the day. After the lovely speeches and fun dancing I headed outside with the couple for some dramatically lit nighttime shots- check out that clear sky!

 

Cake: Angelo’s Italian Bakery & Market
Dress: David’s Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: ModCloth
Hair & Makeup: The Spa At Home
DJ: Music Central
Photobooth: Flashpoint
Flowers: Forest Of Flowers

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