Alannah and Adam’s Summer Engagement – Awenda Park, Ontario

Awenda Park is one of my favourite engagement session locations. It has a perfect combination of forest and beaches and is a great place to catch a sunset over Georgian Bay. I met Alannah and Adam there on a warm evening in early July. I knew they were golf fanatics, so an active walk through a provincial park seemed like a perfect place for their engagement shoot. The mosquitoes were a bit vicious, but we had fun wandering the paths and exploring the beach.  I’m excited to share the blog post from their GORGEOUS September wedding in a few weeks. For now, enjoy this stroll on a warm summer evening…

Shelby and Sergiu’s Spring Engagement – Toronto, Ontario

Shelby, Sergiu and I planned to meet up in late May for their engagement session. But last spring was wet, wet, wet, wet, with a side dish of rain, which made it a bit more challenging to find an evening for the session.

On the night when we finally met, there was a weather alert for a bit of a storm. It looked like rain would be patchy and I suggested rescheduling, but I give full marks to Shelby and Sergiu for having zero fear when it comes to the weather. Engagement shoots are a great way to get to know people (and is a great way to get used to the camera if you’re a bit nervous). And what I learned quickly about Shelby and Sergiu were that they are fun and cool (and amazing weather forecasters), and most of all, to quote Sergiu, they are not risk averse at all!

Our first stop was Graffiti Alley, where the colourful walls were a edgy contrast to Shelby’s tulle dress. We then went down to Cherry Beach, which was still recovering from spring flooding. But when life gives you puddles, you make reflecting pools. Best of all, the storm held off and created a beautiful pink sky and rainbows. My favourite shot of the night is the last one below – the lightning had started to come over the lake and my shrieks may have made them laugh a bit. We had to run for cover, but not before we got a dramatic night for photos. Can’t wait for their winter wedding next month …

Megan and Ryan – September – Walter’s Falls, Ontario

Megan and Ryan’s end of summer wedding gave me the chance to see the beautiful Walter’s Falls without snow. The last time I was there, it was for Megan’s sister’s gorgeous winter wedding. This time, it was a glorious sunny day that showed the location off in a totally different (sunny!!) light.

The day started early, with Megan and Ryan coming together to do a photo session in traditional Korean clothing. Ryan’s mom, who was visiting from Korea, helped Megan into her vibrant red dress. After photos, Megan regrouped with her Mom and bridesmaids to slip into the beautiful beaded gown she had chosen for her ceremony. The ceremony finished just as we were getting some stunning sunshine over the Bruce Trail. The reception was lively, with family and friends coming together to sing songs of love and then dance well into the night.  So glad I was invited to capture the celebration…

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Kaylee and Terence – October – Wasaga Beach, Ontario

The end of the year is a great time to reflect on the past year and make plans for the year ahead. Over the coming days I’ll be catching up on some blogging and decided to kick things off with Kaylee and Terence’s gorgeous fall wedding.

The ceremony and reception took place at Lakes of Wasaga, which allowed Kaylee and Terence’s out of town guests to stay on site. It also offered quaint cottages where everyone got ready, just steps away from the ceremony location. Rain was in the forecast, but (more or less!) held off to allow for an outdoor ceremony and photos. I was thrilled to head down to the main beach at Wasaga Beach for portraits. It was such a change from the busy mid-summer beaches and we got the chance to see how big and beautiful this beach is once you’re alone with a few seagulls.

This wedding included many unique DIY touches that Kaylee pulled together with family and friends. It made for a unique celebration on a beautiful fall day. I’m so glad I got to be part of this celebration…

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Allison and Steven – Toronto, Ontario

Allison and Steven were married on one of those hot August days where you could cut the humidity with a knife. The humidity gave way to thunder storms and pushed the ceremony plans indoors. Thankfully, we were at the spectacular George on Queen Street in Toronto. The indoor location was as amazing as the outdoor courtyard for Allison and Steven’s intimate ceremony. The reception also served as Allison’s rookie initiation into her new (wickedly amazing) roller derby team (!!!), who came by to serenade Allison with Starship’s sweet anthem Nothing is Going To Stop Us Now. Something tells me that nothing is going to stop Allison and Steven anytime soon (groan – I know, but it’s true!). Thanks again for choosing me to capture this beautiful and fun celebration.

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