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Fields on West Lake, Prince Edward County Wedding Photographer – Leanna & Dan

This is a story of how I booked my first wedding in the beautiful Prince Edward County.

After moving to the Belleville area in February, I was nervous about starting from ground zero to build a client list.  I wasn’t sure I would book a wedding in Prince Edward County for at least a year or more or until people got to know me.  Luckily the stars aligned and I have connected with some really great local photographers who believe in community and trust me enough to share referrals when they are overbooked.

I’ll never forget the day I got Leanna’s email inquiry in my inbox!  It was April, it was raining and I was sitting in the Walmart parking lot when I opened my email and read “We really like your work and I think you would be a great fit for us.”  She even included a little winky-face.  I don’t know why I thought it was a good time to call her then and there, maybe it was the excitement in her words or maybe it was the fact that her venue was Fields on West Lake. (If you know me, then you know why I love this venue – hello barn wedding perfection!)

Anyway, I called Leanna at that moment, said I was available, we clicked and the rest is history!

Both Leanna and Dan have that small town warmth to them, so it doesn’t surprise me that their fall wedding was all about family and having a good time.  I could go on and on about these two, but really the photos do a better job at telling their story than my writing.

Enjoy!

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Kingston Ontario Fall Cottage Country Wedding Photography – Kate & Brandon

What could be better than a fall wedding in the country just north of Kingston?  Better yet, what could be better than a fall wedding in the country with warm sunshine and just the right amount of colour on the trees?  I don’t know… maybe watching all this play out while eating lavender cookies.

Well, dreams can come true I suppose, because that is exactly what Kate & Brandon’s day was like this past September and it was perfect!

The boys got ready at a beautiful lake view cottage named “Randomwood” in Verona, while the girls got ready at Kate’s family cottage just up on the road.  As soon as I arrived at the boys’ cottage I could smell bacon, eggs and toast, just what a cottage on a Saturday morning should smell like and the day just got better from there on out.

Once Brandon and Kate had their first look at the family cottage, we headed to the Colden Family Farm in Glenburnie for the ceremony, outdoor sunset cocktail hour, tent reception and barn dance, complete with twinkle lights and tools hanging on the wall.

This wedding was simple, but absolutely memorable and beautiful at the same time.  I cannot thank Kate & Brandon enough for trusting me to capture their wedding day and every time I eat a lavender cookie, I still think of them and the warm fall day they got married.

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Karlo Estates Winery, Prince Edward Country Engagement Photographer – Carly & Brad

My whole photography career I’ve dreamt about a session or wedding at a winery.  I never booked winery weddings and I never understood why not…. The reason was simple I guess:  move to wine country!  I have no problem with that!  Done!

When Carly & Brad approached me to photograph their fall engagement session at, not one, but TWO wineries in Prince Edward County and with their adorable Boxer, KoKo, I was thrilled!  It was a little chilly that day, but they were troopers and they nailed it!

Special thanks goes to the folks at our first stop at Keint-He Winery and Vineyard in Wellington for letting us bring Koko, the bouncy Boxer onto the property.  This winery had lots of colour on the vines still and the water in the background made a great backdrop.  Another BIG thank you goes to Karlo Estates Winery in Wellington for accommodating our request to use their property and bridge as a backdrop for our session.

Both places were amazing to work with and I will be going back to taste their amazing wine soon!

In the meantime, here’s some shots from our day in Prince Edward County.

Enjoy!

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Belleville, Ontario Family Photographer and Cake Smash – Mary & Dan

Who doesn’t love a good cake smash with a cute kid?

I’ve known Mary since high school and we lost touch once we each moved away from our small hometown to start new lives.  Once I moved to Belleville, she reached out, let me know that we’re practically neighbours and reconnected with me.  I couldn’t be happier to have met her family and captured her little girl’s first taste of sugar for her first birthday.  Those eyes, that tutu and those cake covered fingers were just to cute!

Enjoy!

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Kincardine Beach, Ontario Family Portrait Photographer

I don’t post a lot of family sessions on my blog… but I feel like I should because some of these fun family moments are my favourites and I use these sessions as inspiration for candid moments for photographing weddings.

Kids are never self conscious in front of the camera like adults are and that’s what I love most about family portrait sessions.  This is what a family actually looks like!

Today’s post is about a family that has a cottage in Kincardine, Ontario (as most do…) and they wanted incorporate their favourite beach for the session.  The sun was setting and it was looking like it might rain, but we braved the cloudy skies (as I always do…) and we had a blast making these photos!

I would love to do more of these sessions in the future, so if you and your family vacation somewhere like Kincardine or the Sandbanks in Prince Edward County, or another beach/cottage that has a lot of meaning for you and your family, just send me a note and ask me to stop by next summer!  I love road trips and I love photographing families on vacation.

Enjoy!

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