Looks like I can get one more blog in before I leave for holidays in Italy! And what a blog it is too... Erica and Myles drove all the way up to Barrie for their engagement shoot and they rocked it. years ago, I shot a friend of their's wedding and they found me on that advise. i'm glad they did - they're such a wonderful couple that was willing to try all kinds of things for the photos; including climbing some treacherous rocky areas and getting into the stream where it was quite slippery.
I can't wait to see how they fare for the wedding, I'm sure it's going to be pretty awesome!
On the weekend I was invited to take event photos at Steph and Calder's baby shower. The families put on quite a beautiful BBQ party for everyone, with charcuterie, pulled pork, chicken and lots of salads. Did I mention, my oh my, the desserts. There were more desserts than any one person could ever eat! The coconut cream pie just made my whole day (you can check out Murphy's Farm outside Alliston if you want more information!)
Anyways, the kids swam in the pool and played with the dogs while Calder and Steph opened their presents and visited their guests. Stephanie looked beautiful and was full...
Laura and Matt got married at Belcroft Estates outside of Innisfil the past weekend and it was a stunning day! The week prior had been fraught with heat and then rain but the Saturday was perfect. There was a light breeze and just enough sun to make the inside of the barn light up perfectly.
I started out with Laura's prep, but moved in between the girls in the spa and the guys in the man cave at Belcroft. What a surprise it was for me when Jaclynn from Divine Hair Studio was there to get the girls hair all done - you may remember her from her beautiful bohemian wedding last year at Drysdales.
In June, Amber and Kevin tied the knot in a beautiful outdoor wedding in Oro. The sun was shining and the wind was blowing but it was a mild and gorgeous day. The wedding seemed to go off flawlessly - except when in the middle of the ceremony a cell phone rang. It's ok, it was Kevin's! Everyone had a good laugh and then we proceeded.
The photos were a lot of fun, and the dinner (cooked by Amber's sister) was amazing - all in all they had a phenomenal day!
Congratulations Amber and Kevin!
Every year I get to meet Sam and Shane at Sam's parent's house to take their family photos. Peyton is starting to really come around with smiles for her photos - a far cry from when she was younger! But not to worry.. Clark had a big scowl for me almost the whole time. And, big news! Lily is going to be a big sister - so hopefully next year we'll get to add more smiles to our pictures!
Thanks for having me out again guys, it was a beautiful day for your pictures!
I'm a little behind on my blogging, but I'll be trying to catch up soon!
When I first started speaking with Charlotte, she told me she wanted family photos done, but she had only a week long window where we could meet. And of course, the weather called for rain. But, come time to get together, the sun came right out and it was a beautiful soft light - ok, a little wet from the hours previous, but sometimes you have to roll with the punches!
I thoroughly enjoyed taking this family's pictures! The kids were all fantastic and funny, and you really couldn't go without the accents :)
Ok, one more post for you today - Then I'll work on some of the shots I've done for the 1st Painswick Scouts!
Launie, Sandy and Emma were up yesterday to get some family shots, I managed to talk them into a couple outdoor ones before we hit the studio because I just can't get enough of photos outside. Little Emma was adorable and only really started to get antsy near the end, but that wasn't a problem because we got so many awesome pics in between!
Thank you guys for coming up - hope you love these!
Ok, so I've got some catching up to do on my blogging, and I thought what better place to start that with Jessica. Jessica is officially a Naturopathic Doctor - and for those of you that don't know what that means, please contact her! She's on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/kawarthamedical/ and will be able to answer all your questions. All I know is that she was in school for what felt like forever and passed some pretty rigorous exams to get where she is!
Anyways, Jessica was getting her website ready and wanted to do some lifestyle shots to show who she really is - as opposed to the stiff...
The last wedding of the year was on a beautiful beachfront property in Barrie. Bruna and Tom had a small intimate ceremony with their closest family and friends and it was incredible.
Bruna and Tom met here in Canada - their families are from out of the country (Brazil and Germany if I remember correctly) and they made it in to watch this beautiful couple get married. It was so incredibly plain to see just how in love with Bruna Tom is. His eyes lit up the second she walked into the room and the smile never left his face the whole day.
It was a little chilly and the wind caught us now and again...
Brenna and Kyle's big day finally arrived, what was supposed to be the last wedding of the season (I've since booked another!). We started out with bridal prep, the girls were super laid back, and I loved getting to know the ladies. We ran a little bit late - which Brenna wasn't overly concerned about, except she knew Kyle would be!
Off we went to Tiffin Conservation Centre for the first look. It was a beautiful moment as Kyle removed the tartan scarf from his eyes to see his beautiful bride. Then it was some photos of everyone together followed by the ceremony. Bar a few hitches, everything...