summer evenings are for biking in the vineyard...just a quick teaser from tonight's enagement session with tim + melissa.
a few months back i was invited to photograph an event hosted by the Pink Pearl Foundation. 'Pink Pearl is a not-for-profit organization that brings together young women who have been affected by cancer through a network of peer-support and innovative programs. The idea of Pink Pearl came about while Elise Gasbarrino was undergoing treatment for ovarian cancer during her final year of university. She felt there was a certain element missing from her experience; it couldn’t come from a medical doctor, a pill or inside the hospital. It was a connection with other women her own age, facing the same issues and conquering them together.' you can read more about it and check out the upcoming events here.
the foundation hosts retreats for woman fighting cancer and this spring it was hosted at Queen's landing in Niagara-on-the-lake. This is a place to chill out, connect with others who are on the same journey. it often includes, yoga, nature walks, painting and this time it included a photo session. we arranged for each of the ladies to have hair and make up done. they shared their stories and i photographed them. they thanked me for being there...but i recieved more from them. their inspiring stories of fight and courage were heart warming and inspiring. thank YOU. here are a few of my favourites...
it takes funding to make these weekends happen and next month the Pink Pearl Foundation is hosting a Niagara fundraising event, 'One Fine Day' at Honsberger Estate... you can find more information about this event and purchase tickets here.
it's all about timing. they knew eachother because they were in the same program at Brock University. their paths had crossed several times but they didn't ever stop to talk to eachother. five years later...it was finally their time. Christine was working at RW&co at the local mall and Rob came in to buy jeans. It wasn't long before he was returning those same pair of jeans... and leaving his number. She called the number... they fell in love.
they decided to celebrate at the Honsberger Estate in Jordan, a perfect setting for a chill, casual celebration! Here are just a few of our favourite images from their wedding day!
the most anticipated moment of the day is often when the groom gets to see his bride for the first time. Rob could hardly contain his excitement...
congratulations again beautiful lovebirds! xo
i had a consult with a new couple yesterday and over breakfast we talked about venues and how to choose one. she showed me a picture of her dress. a gorgeous slim fitting gown with gold trim. a few venues came to mind. it might seem silly to choose a venue based on the dress but you have to start somewhere!
the picture below is of our sweet bride christina who married her love, Matt, this past weekend. the getting ready room at the Queen's Landing made the perfect backdrop for this image. Her gown fit here perfectly... not sure if Christina chose the dress or the venue first but it all came together so beautifully!
looking forward to sharing more images from this wedding-the hopeless romantic in me was so inspired by the way their faces lit up every time thier eyes met. *sigh*
mmmmm...plaid, lace and a fine lookin' truck!
i met Naya and Matt at Balls Falls a few weeks back for their engagement session! looking forward to celebrating their winter wedding with them in 2015!