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Elmhurst Wedding Photography Ingersoll Ontario

Elmhurst Wedding Photography Ingersoll Ontario

I’ve always loved photographing weddings at the Elmhurst and Cara and Denis’ big day was certainly no exception! This blog is in the format of showing you exactly what they ordered in their album, I love seeing what images that couples choose to have in their albums as it is quite often different images to what I would typically share. Photographing the girls getting ready at the Idlewyld was a dream while my second shooter captured the guys at home. After following the girls in Cara’s friends gorgeous car to the Compass community church we captured their very meaningful ceremony. After a family tragedy the couple rose up and were able to celebrate their love with their closest friends and family at the Elm Hurst. There was a big emphasis on fun with great games and short but meaningful speeches. The Willy Wonka theme was great all across the invitations, favors, centerpieces and of course the amazing candy bar! We then headed outside for some fun with sparklers and night photos.

Make up / pedicures and manicures, Overnight accommodations and mimosas – Idlewyld inn and spa
Cake – Sebations on Adelaide
Ceremony- Pastor Mark Hollywood – Compass Community Church
Reception – Elm Hurst Inn and Spa 
Dress – Davids bridal
Suit – moores
Fro yo and candy bar – Chil 
Flowers – Gammage flowers 
Shoes – walking on a cloud – Birkenstocks
DJ/Photobooth – Music Central

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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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Riverbend Golf Club Wedding Photography

Riverbend Golf Club Wedding Photography

Sabrina and Siva did an amazing job with personalizing their wedding, from using their favourite colours in unique ways, special agent ring bearer, table names of places that mean something special to them to the unique vows. It was a pleasure to document their big day with their super fun wedding party. The combining of cultures played a big part in their day and I loved the good luck elephant candle holder favors and the beautiful henna Sabrina had done for the big day, as well as that they had a Henna artist there for their guests to join in. The first dance was done in traditional clothing and I loved slipping outside for some fun night shots. When I was going back through these photos to pick which ones to blog, just looking at the dancing photos I could remember how much Siva rocked out to Michael Jackson and I could just hear Home for a rest when looking at some of the later dancing photos.

Brides Dress – Sophie’s Gown Shoppe
Bridesmaids and flower girl dresses – David’s Bridal
Tux’s – Collins formal wear
Hair and Makeup – Artistic Esthetic Spa
DJ – Music Central Entertainment

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Marquis Gardens Wedding Photography Hamilton Ontario

Marquis Gardens Wedding Photography Hamilton Ontario

Shailene and Ryan were married one year ago at Marquis Gardens in Hamilton Ontario. Starting with the getting ready photographs below you can see that the couple have a lot of creativity with making the gorgeous strong bright colours of orange and teal work throughout their summer wedding and incorporating their love of music. I always love a good recreation photo and recreating their parents wedding photos was a lot of fun. Shailene’s idea to get her grandmas, mother and her hands together with their wedding rings was amazing and don’t you just love the bling on her gorgeous dress (which she was hiding a 5 month baby belly under). Battlefield park made for a great background for their photos of their fun wedding party and their gorgeous daughter brought a lot of smiles to the day!


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Carmen’s Banquet Centre Wedding Photography Hamilton ON

Carmen’s Banquet Centre Wedding Photography Hamilton ON

Laura and George’s wedding at Carmen’s Banquet Centre in Hamilton was my first time visiting this great venue. The day started with my second photographer visiting the couples home to capture George’s getting ready shots while I went to photograph Laura and the girls getting ready in a room at Carmen’s. Their outdoor ceremony on the roof at Carmen’s was something very different for me to photograph and that was followed by family photographs inside at the venue then followed by going to a local waterfall and capturing some lovely shots of them with their wedding party, which mainly consisted of their beautiful children. After a fun reception we photographed a bunch of outdoor backlit and sparkler photos which I knew Laura had really been looking to so I was glad that the weather held out for us.

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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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Pokemon Go: The Wedding

Pokemon Go: The Wedding

Like many others in the world I have been swept up in the Pokemon Go craze. When I found out that the bride I was shooting the wedding for this weekend was also hooked, I thought it would be something different and very telling of summer 2016 to capture their wedding (in part of course) through taking screenshots (and yes, I have now been shown that there is a camera button instead of doing screenshots) of me playing Pokemon Go, with important moments of the wedding in the background. At one point my phone wouldn’t load so I had to get my second shooter, and a guest from our table to send me over a couple of snaps. Like I said, literally everyone is playing this game so I hope these photographs of Cally and Steve’s wedding at the Four Points Sheraton in London, Ontario make you smile.


Starting the day off with hair by Beauty by Mallory and Makeup by Darling Makeup & Hair

pokemon go wedding photography

A mimosa with the girls


Getting into the dress


All the detail shots


The beautiful bride


The ceremony


All the lovely ladies


Beautiful bride and handsome groom


Gotta catch them all!


Just after the big group shot of all the guests




The wonderful cake by Melrose Bakery


The bride and groom ripping up the dancefloor


Cutting the cake


down to 10% battery and the last shot of the night, dancing up a storm!


London Ontario Photographer, Erin Woodgate, specializes in Wedding Photography, with a love for Pet and Family Photography. Erin’s fun yet relaxed approach captures the candid moments and creatively posed photographs to treasure in years to come. Servicing South Western Ontario and other destinations by custom quote.

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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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