Unseasonably warm temperatures, stunning September colours, and a whole lot of beautiful collided to create the perfect day for this Harding Waterfront Estate Wedding.
Michelle and Matt met when they were fresh out of middle school, unaware that at the ripe age of thirteen, they’d be finding their forever love. Back then, Matt was sporting some mean black and red hair and snakebite lip piercings. During their wedding speech, Michelle’s parents recall being confused about the “boys” Michelle was bringing around, as Matt would change his hair colour so frequently, he was hard to recognize. Now, home owners and verified adults, these two have spent over a decade growing together and tackling life as a team. I’m so, so honoured to have documented this chapter of their already epic love story and can’t wait to see what’s coming next for these love birds!
Look at these post-first look grins. This was the first frame I captured after all they were finished taking it all in. They are simply BEAMING. I’m so obsessed. Michelle was so excited for this moment!
And check out this gorgeous bouquet from my girl Erin at Mum’s Garden. She’s seriously incredible!! Pure magic.
It was such an honour to work alongside such an incredible creative team at this wedding. Michelle’s planner, Lindsay is a total pro!
Planning: Lindsay Plank Events | Venue: Harding Waterfront Estate | Florals: Mums Garden | Officiant: Andrew Wood | DJ Chris Stylz | Catering: Edge Catering | Hair & Makeup: Jen Evoy | Gown: Blu Ivory | Bridesmaids Dresses: Davids Bridal |
SO many thanks to my amazing second shooter Ally!!
This Scotsdale Farm engagement session was so much fun. I know I say that ALL the time, but I honestly can’t reiterate enough how much I enjoy spending time with my clients before their big day. We have the opportunity to walk around, laugh, chat, and document this amazing part of their love story. Its so wonderful to have a couple captured just the way they are, everyday. In this case, the giggly, fun, and insanely cute Roslyn & Steve — just as they are now.
This Caffino Restaurant wedding in Toronto was all kinds of sweet. I’m talking, welling up with tears, trying to be a professional and keep it cool-levels of sweetness. But that’s Mira and Dane for you. I’m not sure I’ve ever met two people more excited to marry one another. For them, this wedding wasn’t about just making it official. These two treated this wedding as the biggest promise they’d ever make to anyone, ever. Nothing will ever be more important for this couple than giving their forever to their best friend. And since then, I’ve only ever heard them refer to their wedding as the best day of their lives. You get the sweetness I’m talking about now, right?! Obsessed.
Mira and Dane decided to forgo the first look and opted to say a quiet prayer together, back-to-back, before the ceremony. Such a special moment.
Abby & Julien’s classic black and white wedding at The Revival House in Stratford, ON will forever be one of my favourite weddings. Where do I even start with these two?! Abby and Julien are two seriously wonderful (and BEAUTIFUL) people. You can almost feel their kindness through these photos. And once you’ve spent time with their families, it’s so clear how they got that way.
The day was understated, relaxed, and BEAUTIFUL. From Abby’s stunning stationary designed by Flourish Calligraphy to her show-stopper of a dress by Pronovias (from The Modern Bride), it was pretty much a wedding day dreams are made of.
This wedding holds such a special place in my heart. Between the amazing people, the incredibly good vibes, and countless sweet moments, I’m 100% smitten.
Sabrina and Matt’s Burlington Lakefront engagement session at the Paletta Mansion was SO. MUCH. FUN. These two have a very easygoing way about them. They’re so sweet and such a joy to be around. I felt immediately at ease with them the first time we met and I can’t tell you of how easy it is to do my job when every single glance the couple makes at one another is pure gold. We spent the evening just wandering around the Paletta Lakefront Park, chatting and giggling (And snapping some photos, of course).
Nicole and Chris’ outdoor wedding in Caledon, Ontario was nothing short of a dream. Lush with greenery, bright whites, and soft greys, the tented wedding was an incredible way to kick off the 2017 season!
What can I say?! Nicole and Chris are two of the sweetest, most genuinely in love people I’ve ever met. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed every second of getting to know them over the past year and have been counting down the days until their June wedding since my last wedding season wrapped. Based simply on Nicole’s effortless style and attention to detail, I knew this would be a wedding for the books, but I’ve got to say, I was completely blown away. Everything came together to create the perfect day for this couple. The weather was gorgeous, the details were perfect, and Nicole and Chris looked simply beautiful. More importantly, though, all the love floating around in the (very warm) air took this day over the top. From their hand-written vows to an incredible speech by the groom during the reception, the fight to hold back tears was SO real.
Nicole and Chris – congratulations on an incredible day. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for you as you take on this new, amazing chapter in your lives!
In the earliest days of this past fall, Alexandra asked me to meet her and her hubby for a Niagara Anniversary shoot at sunset to celebrate their fifth year of marriage. As a wedding photographer herself, Alexandra knew exactly where she wanted to meet, an unassuming field off a rural road with rolling hills, gorgeous golden hour light, and greenery as far as the eye can see! And boy-oh-boy did this location deliver (see below for said delivery).
Every year, Alexandra and Ian have their portrait taken just before their anniversary, a tradition for which I think this couple deserves a massive round of applause. What a wonderful way to document your relationship through the years (*Note to self*). As these two grow together in their marriage and in their personal lives, they have this – albeit small – snapshot to look back on decades from now. A look at how they were just then. How they wandered with one another, shared the sweetest kisses, giggled at each other. Just absolutely perfect, 5 years down and many, many more to go.
This incredibly detailed and elegant wedding inspiration shoot was dreamt up by Lindsey Brunk and Taylor Lord for the Duo Workshop this past Spring. The muted greens and amazing floral work by Pollen Events against the rich brown harvest table and sand coloured walls makes for one incredibly dreamy shoot. Not to mention the lace detailing on the Pronovias gown!! Swoon.
A big thank you to all the talented people who made this possible!
Workshop: The Duo Workshop, Hosted by Taylor Lord & Lindsey Brunk | Gown: Pronovias | Florals: Pollen Events | Makeup: Lola Beauty atx | Rings: Trumpet and Horn | Shoes: BHLDN | Ribbon: Adorn | Models Alyssa Bohnert with The Brown Agency and Keith Karsen with Campbell Models | Venue: Travaasa | Furniture rentals: Loot Vintage | Tabletop rentals: The Ark | Calligraphy: Fig and Flourish
I clicked with Aisha & Tyler pretty much the moment I met them. Aisha has an extremely calming presence and is quite possibly the most genuinely kind and warm person I’ve ever come across. And Tyler, her partner of many, many years, is her perfect match: Sweet and caring, the perfect down-to-earth attitude to accompany Aisha’s bubbly personality. As you’re about the see, they’re both completely gorgeous. I had so much fun photographing their engagement shoot in Hamilton and am SO excited for their wedding next August.
No one could have dreamt up better weather for Stefanie and Kevin’s fall wedding at The Liberty Grand in Toronto. When Stef told me she was hoping to have an outdoor ceremony at the beginning of November, I immediately began wishing for the best. And the best is really what we got. A sunny, beautiful day, fitting for such a wonderful couple.
Stefanie and Kevin’s day was beautiful. From the simple yet elegant palette of white, black, and gold, to the delicate curl of the bride’s loose up-do. Stef and her bridesmaids were covered in the sweetest touches of lace and gold, and made for one stunning group of ladies. Meanwhile, the guys looked dapper as anything in black and gold, spiffy-as-could-be in their bowties. The relaxed beauty of the day is a direct reflection of this laid back couple, who seem most at ease together. Between the adorable outburst of giggles during the ceremony to the sweet cuddles of their portraits, I’m left with a giant post-wedding grin on my face.
Stef and Kev, it was such a pleasure to be a part of your incredible day and I’m so happy to see you two married!! Congratulations again and again, and I can’t wait to hear all about your European adventures soon! All my love, D.
Thank you to my wonderful second shooter Ally!!
Venue: The Liberty Grand | Invitation Suite: Cecile Lau Calligraphy | Videography: Solely Love Films | Florals: Floret | Hair: Noelle Berlingieri | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Eva’s Bridal Couture | Bride’s Gown: Ritche Bridal | Ceremony Strings: Wellington Music