What a great time to get some gorgeous Fall photos! I met Alana & Mike yesterday right here in Port Dover for their engagement session. Although Alana was concerned there might not be much colour left on the trees, I did some secret scouting before the shoot and found a few perfect spots full of the Autumn feel! Alana & Mike will be married in September 2015 and I’m pumped to be a part of their day. Here are a few photos from our session yesterday!

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  • Alyssa McKinley - Beautiful Pictures!!!!! The colours look amazing :)

  • Paulina - i love the leaves!!! great pictures!

It was a brisk Autumn day on October 18th, 2014 in Cambridge. Shelby & a lovely group of beautiful ladies were arriving back from the salon while I began photographing all the perfect and meaningful details that Shelby had incorporated into her wedding day, The thought that she and her family had put into keeping the little details personal is heartwarming. There was her grandfather’s pin, another grandfather’s handkerchief, the handmade sash/belt made from her mothers wedding dress, her sister’s incredible talent in hand making all the bouquets and floral arrangements. The entire feel of Shelby & Kevin’s wedding was simple, yet enchanting. I so enjoyed photographing this day.

Shortly after leaving Shelby, we met Kevin at the Cambridge Mill where he sat casually with a group of gentlemen and his sister, Lindsay, who was standing in as a grooms’ maid’ :). This group is full of personality and totally had me confused over who was Max and who was Matt. I’m pretty sure they were enjoying themselves at my expense as I repeatedly struggled with this LOL!

Watching Shelby approach the chapel through the windows was so sweet. She looked so joyful and beautiful with her gorgeous smile shining ear to ear while the wind tousled her layers of gown around. Kevin’s smile was just as big. I think I may have even sooted a tear coming to the corner of his eye :). The Cambridge Mill wedding was spectacular. The chapel is gorgeous and charming, the reception room was breathtaking and the staff was so easy and helpful to work with. I enjoyed this entire experience so much… and how could you not when your working with a couple like Kevin & Shelby. They are fun-loving, easy-going, and seriously love to have fun. Shelby and her girls laughed continuously all day, and Kevin group of groomsmen (and one grooms-maid), were full of shenanigans :). The day flew by and before I knew it were were exchanging hugs and saying goodnight:(

Shelby & Kevin, I just love you guys to pieces!! We had such  great time on Saturday, and I’ve loved re-living the day through some photos for this post. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have:)

 

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  • Andrea - Photographed this beautiful wedding this weekend at the Cambridge Mill :)

Keri & Amanda contacted me many month ago about photographing their wedding in August 2015. I met the two of them and was thrilled to find out that they are part of one of my favourite families… the Abare’s :). Lindsay & Joey have a special place in my heart and both their families too. These are people that are truly loving, genuinely kind and accepting, and immediately make you feel like you are a part of their family. After meeting Keri & Amanda, it was pretty obvious that they came from this brilliantly sweet group of people.

Keri & Amanda wanted their engagement photos taken on Keri’s family farm just outside of Norwich and when I arrived, I could see why. I wish this was my place… I would never leave to photograph anywhere else. Acre’s upon acres of lush fields and bright colours, old barns and broken down old vehicles gave us an assortment of options that seemed to be never-ending. We also had to make a quick stop at a baseball field as these two are avid baseball fans and Keri used to play a bunch at this particular field. It seems only fitting that she proposed to Amanda using a custom made baseball that oped up to house an engagement ring :).

Keri & Amanda, I loved working with you this past week. Looking so forward to celebrating love with you in August 2015 at Cranberry Creek Gardens!
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  • Amanda Oliveira - I apsolutley love them! You did such a great job, I enjoyed taking them. Can’t wait for the wedding.

Julie & Brad were married this past weekend in Brantford at the Green Bryer Presbyterian Church in Brantford. It was an epic occasion as Julie will be the first to admit that she never wears makeup, and can rarely be found wearing anything but pants… and normally it’s jogging pants at most. Although after seeing her all done up on Saturday it’s hard to believe. She looked so stunning with her beautiful wedding gown on, and watching Brad fixate on her as she walked down the aisle on her father’s arm was so sweet. You could see the astonishment and awe in his eyes. After 9 years together, these two finally got married.

Julie’s & Brad’s daughter, Alex made a gorgeous little flower girl, and she was accompanied down the aisle by her cousins. The three of them were priceless and were so brave with the rather cool temperatures we had outside as we worked through some photos at Julie’s Aunt’s property on the outskirts on Brantford. We wrapped up the evening at The Polish Hall on Albion Street where the party was just getting started as we left…. and let me assure you that this group seemed to be quite ready for a great night of partying!

Julie & Brad, Thank you so much for allowing us to share in this special day. Here are a few photos to tie you over for now :). Congratulations and I’ll be in touch soon!

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Marnie told one of her best friends that her life was perfect… the only things she was missing was a partner to share her life, someone she could fall madly in love with. Then along came Brad. It was a blind date, which initially frightened Marnie a bit, as I’m sure it did Brad as well. But from the moment they met something sparked in them. The conversation flowed effortlessly and the memory making began. Marnie & Brad had waited a long time to find their ‘other half’, but truly somethings are just worth the wait. Brad and Marnie are perfectly matched. Although they have some obvious differences, they love the adventure that life brings them. They take advantage of the moments they spend together in their unique ways and make so many memories that are truly unique.

Brad proposed to Marnie dressed up as a Knight riding a horse into the living room. Marnie was totally taken aback, but Brad quickly recited a poem he had written and with tears of happiness filling her eyes, Marnie said “YES!” Marnie is so in love with Brad it’s makes my heart swell. Brad looks to Marnie in constant awe of her and it’s so easy to see he feels the exact same way. Their Ancaster Old Mill Wedding was simply perfect for them.

Marnie & Brad, this was truly such a unique wedding for me. I adored all the priceless elements that made the day your own… the chartered Trolley bus, the Wonder Woman & Superman wings, the elements of red, and the memories of your passed loved ones. I am grateful for being a part of this next beautiful memory in your lives. Thank you for welcoming me and Shannon into your day and showing us that fairytales really do come true:)

 

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Please click the “Play” button below to see a slideshow of Marnie & Brad’s wedding day.

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