'Surround yourself with people who have dreams, desire and ambition; they'll help you push for and realize your own.'Read More
One of their friends toasted Jenna + Andrew and shared their love story as documented by a series of texts between friends. It was the sweetest! These two. Soul mates.
Their fall wedding day was beautiful! I love that they planned everything within walking distance. When it came time to get married, we all strolled over from the Bed & Breakfast to the wine cellar at Ravine for their ultra romantic, candle lit ceremony. The celebration continued in the Restaurant and when the party was winding down, there was a bonfire out back where they continued the party.
It's the month of love! Perfectly fitting for a lovely wedding at Vineland Estates Winery. Winnie and Calvin kept it simple with an intimate ceremony in the carriage house and dinner with 20 of their favourite people. We found just enough snow to make their day look a little wintery and the reflection of the snow adds a soft light to their portraits! That's been the challenge this year-finding snow. But as I always tell my couples, it's not so much the location, or even the weather that matters; the camera is on you!
He was maybe 5... and his little legs ran across the path and down the beach to meet our beautiful model, Brittany, to tell her that she looked beautiful in her dress.
Featured on the Wedding Co. blog this past week was a pretty little editorial I photographed for Vivian Lyttle Events. Missing the beach and the warm summer nights when the sun fades so perfectly. Gorgeous hair and makeup for this shoot was by Allure Hair and MakeUp. The beautiful gown is one of Maureen Patricia's designs. I've been to Maureen's Toronto studio and it's a lovely space which translates into her gorgeous custom designs. The bouquet was created by the super talented Jessica of Fleurish Design Studio. With the addition of a little Mrs. Box and styling a few other props by Vivian, this was a super sweet editorial to work on!
Ps. Seagulls love me.
A Christmas Market AND a proposal!Read More
We've been taking advantage of the warm summer light and the lovely fall colours.Read More
Top 5 favourite things about this wedding...Read More
When one of the Grochlosky clan throws a party you can expect it to be over top the gorgeous and a crazy amount of fun!Read More
A few things have changed in 5 years since their wedding...and most recently, Caissie and David welcomed a beautiful baby into their family!Read More
It wouldn't be June without a little summer evening romance. It's rare, but when the weather and the sunset align so perfectly with what the creative team and the couple has planned... magic happensRead More
The weather was perfect for Stacey and Mike's wedding at Ravine Winery and the rain held off until the dancing began late in the evening! A perfect way to kick off the summer wedding season. If you remember, Mike is the one who proposed with the help of Stacey's dog, Bentley. Her friends and family tease Stacey that she thinks of Bently more often than Mike, but I doubt that, especially after seeing the way her eyes lit up walking down the aisle towards Mike.
'The conception of Love letters from Willowbank began with the inspiration of the venue itself, and we went into the day knowing we had to do this majestic beauty justice. The Willowbank mansion is a National Historic Site of Canada, built in 1832, it possesses in its exterior architecture and landscape the qualities of the Romantic fusion of Classical Revival, and is regarded as one of the finest remaining examples of such buildings on the continent. Named after magnificent willow trees that once graced its grounds; it is an elegant example of the rural estates of the wealthy settlers of early 19th century Upper Canada. From the moment we walked through the stately front door, it felt as if we had been transported through time to a place where life was much simpler, easier, and certainly fabulous.' -Sue Gallo
Meet Franklin and Catherine.
In real life they are Maggie and Lee, and they are madly. in. love. Which makes it super easy to photograph them.
What I loved most about this editorial was the focus on our groom because often they don't get quite the same amount of attention. Grooms, you should spend just as much on a suit as your bride does on a dress, visit the barber, get pampered, smoke a cigar, pour the finest whiskey. It's your day too, yo.
'Our team consisted of 17 of some of the most talented artists and designers in Niagara. Sue's dreams of infusing as many lush, botanical details, only snowballed the inspiration, causing each and every vendor involved to provide an integral piece of our Love letters puzzle. The day began with an overcast sky, providing perfectly moody light during our more masculine moments, especially while our groom received a straight razor shave and beard trim. Halfway through, the clouds gave way, allowing warm sunlight to stream through the panes of the massive dining room windows, casting a golden glow on all our fresh and feminine details. It's the juxtaposition of these masculine and feminine moments that we believe set this shoot apart from a lot of the inspiration we are seeing today, and shifting the focus from the bride to the groom was a decision we felt was imperative to the success of Love letters from Willowbank.' -Amanda Cowley
It was a pretty harsh winter for outdoor photos but Tracey, Levi and Caspian braved the cold for a family portrait session at Charles Daly Park. A few of my favourites...Read More
The smiles... they're contagious!Read More
We met in Toronto while Erns was on a 3 month work secondment from South Africa. We met, fell in love, and he left 3 months later.Read More