Katelyn and Ryan tied the knot on a beautiful fall day at the Trillium Resort. The prep photos were stunning in a gorgeous wooden room, and the smiles were abundant. Katelyn looked stunning in her beautiful gown, and Ryan was dashing in his tux - and when he saw her, you couldn't' wipe the smile off his face!
When it came time to take their photos, the chill started to get to them but that didn't stop us from getting gorgeous images - I mean just look at these smiles!
Thank you for having us there for your day, you guys are amazing and I can't wait to see your lives unfold!
Sarah and Tyler tied the knot back in September and they were blessed with sun on a day that called for rain! Sarah was prepping at the hotel with her family and then we headed to the church for the ceremony. Usually the lighting in churches is difficult - the stained glass casts shadows everywhere and they tend to be a little dark - but this church was beautiful and open and full of light!
After the I do's we went to the lake for some pictures, and although it was little chilly, it was the perfect time of day for lighting - Sarah and Tyler were smiling the whole time, and they were so adorable...
Sam & Geoff celebrated their nuptials at the Alpine Ski Resort in Collingwood. It was a day that was just as sweet as the flowers smelled, and twice as beautiful. Sam was calm and ready, and Geoff was organized and emotional - they perfectly fit each other. Blue mountain is always quite pretty, but in the fall it's beautiful! the colour was amazing on the slopes and even the trip to the lake was beautiful (but very cold and windy!)
Geoff & Sam made it through the night without too many tears, and pulled off a pretty amazing soiree - lots of fun was to come when the DJ started the party!
This family session was a tough one! I've known these kids since they were born, so I anticipated that they would just sit and smile for me - whoops! The wanted to make funny faces and run in the waves - so thats what we did! Parents have this idea that your kids want to just sit and smile nicely for the camera, when in reality they just want to run and have fun - allowing them to play gets those genuine smiles that we all want so badly!
So, despite chasing them around to different spots, we managed a couple really awesome photos - and some even nicer candid ones!
Sweet little Merrick came to my studio over the weekend for his cake smash session, and what a treat it was! We set up a dinosaur theme and got Merrick in front of his cake and it was all we could do to get the cake down before he wanted right into it! Merrick was so excited to play in the cake that he almost forgot to eat it, but when he finally realized how delicious it was, there was no stopping him!
It was quite the coincidence that Merrick's parents recognized me from when they sold their home - some of you may know that I also do some videography for the Mark Faris Team in Barrie. Usually...
Sunday morning was an early one - but waking up with the sun for family photos is oh-so-worth it! The soft sun is the best first thing in the morning and right at the end of the day. Chris, Sarah and the kids came up to my favourite ravine with coffee in hand to grab some great family photos to hang in their new home.
It was chilly, but we stayed warm enough in the sun, and there was a lot of giggling and smiles to go around.
Can't wait to see some new photos hung up around your house!
A couple weeks ago, I attended Rose & Bart's wedding at Holland Marsh Winery. It's a beautiful venue with an amazing outdoor view for photos. The weather held out despite the rain surrounding the day in the forecast. We met up before the ceremony to do photos with their kids and it was a blast. Bart wanted a photo with Godzilla chasing them, and I'm hoping I didn't disappoint!
After photos, we moved toward the ceremony location to greet the guests as they arrived, and enjoy some cocktails before the ceremony. When we started the ceremony, it was beautiful. The whole day was perfect from...
Jamie and Brad tied the knot on their property, and I was there for the wedding photos. When I arrived for the bridal prep, everyone was so laid back and relaxed that the getting ready part of the evening flew by. We had some fun getting the dresses on, and the girls shared a couple drinks.
When we got tot he ceremony, everyone was waiting with bated breath for Jamie to walk down the aisle - and when she did, no one was disappointed! We worked through some pictures and moved into a wonderful pig roast. The highlight of the night was when I realized that a teacher from my elementary school was in attendance!
Deborah was celebrating her 60th birthday a week ago and her kids got together to hire me to be their photographer for the event. They surprised her with some memories that I hope will bring a smile to her face when she looks back upon them.
When I arrived, she was decked out in all the gear you'd expect your kids to dress you in for your 60th birthday - crazy glasses, many beaded necklaces, including one with a shot glass on it! We took some photos of all her friends and family relaxing in their beautiful backyard and then some group shots of everyone having her son Launie's signature margaritas...
I walk through the stores and already it's back to school! And back to school means fall is on the way - and that means I'm about to be overrun with requests for fall family photos! I'm encouraging my clients to book as soon as they can, because more often than not I have to end up turning clients away because I'm fully booked - don't let this happen to you!
All fall sessions are going to be taken in Barrie, 3 locations are available (if you have a preferred location, I'd be happy to check it out!) in the few hours prior to sunset (generally 4pm-6pm). Please note that my weekend availability...