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    Welcome to my little corner of the internet! It's not much, but it's home sweet home to all my stories and the images that tell them. You'll see photos of the beautiful couples I get to meet, the families and their kids that make me laugh and of course some of my own shenanigans and the odd random yummy recipe!

    So click around, get to know me and enjoy some fun photos. Then send me a message so I can meet you too!

Ontario Equine Photographer – Benjamin Stables Waterloo

I don’t do this kind of photography often, but when I do I always LOVE the results.  There’s something about the relationship between a horse and their owner and it’s different than that of a dog or cat.  Being able to photograph that relationship at Benjamin Stables this past summer was a lot of fun and I can’t wait t do it again.

Also, if you’re in the Kitchener Waterloo area and looking for a place to board your horse, check out the Benjamin Facebook Group Here:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/146281795509473/

In the meantime, here’s some photos of us just horsin’ around.

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That Time My Dad Asked Me Why I “Chop People’s Heads Off”

As I sometimes do, I called my dad the other day while on a long drive home from a session.  I guess recently, he saw one of my sessions and said “The photos were nice, but why do you chop people’s heads off.  Was the guy self conscious of his bald spot or something?”

I wasn’t sure what to say….. I resorted to saying “it’s just more creative that way…” and he replied “well, I guess so.”

It made me think…… and to be honest the longer version of that answer is that, as a photographer it’s my job to get the viewer’s eye to bounce around the photo to help tell the story of that moment.

For example:

Here is a shot from Caitlyn & Dan’s wedding shot in Kitchener-Waterloo at Chicopee Ski Resort.  They were married in a forest so there was plenty of greenery, it was a hot summer day and we did quite a bit of walking.  This photo shows ALL those things.  The greenery, the sunlight in the background, the bridesmaid carrying the flip-flops and of course Caitlyn’s amazing dress and all it’s ruffles.  I cropped it this way to focus on those points.  I could have shown the faces, but the story would be lost.

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Another example is this shot from Maria & Scott’s wedding at Cobble Beach Resort in Owen Sound.  Cropping out their faces turns the focus to their hands, which are young and smooth and both wedding rings are visible.  For me, the bonus is the sparkle on her earing and his cufflink.  Also, this photo show the cute sweetheart cut of her dress, all details that might have been otherwise lost.

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The same goes with family sessions, for example this personal favourite shot of Chrissy & Eric’s maternity session shot along the beaches of Hamilton.  This couple lives a very active life.  I shot their wedding 4 years ago and they are every bit in love now as they were then.  The way they held their hands is different from the couple above, because it’s how THEY decided to hold their hands.  For me, it shows how ready they are, how strong they are and how much this baby is loved.  Also, can we mention how perfect this baby bump is!?  The bump was the reason for the session, why not make it the focus of the shot?

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One more example of why I crop in below the face:

With this shot there was so much movement on this wedding day.  It was threatening rain all day (eventually it did rain… quite a bit actually) and Athena & Mark were coming out of the church fairly quickly after just getting married.  So much happened so quickly and I’m willing to bet they don’t even remember this shot, but if you look close you’ll see the steps they first came down as Mr. & Mrs., the shoes they wore, the fun ruffled tulle that was hidden under her dress during the ceremony, but mostly you will see that in the rush of everything Mark held Athena’s dress up to help her down the stairs.

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If I had pulled back and shot their faces and expressions, which I did and have also posted that below, the photo would tell a completely different story and you would have to look harder for those details.

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and there you have it my friends…. why I crop in tighter and as my dad says “cut people’s head’s off”.   It’s my job to tell the whole story the way I see it play out.  I see the big picture, but I also see the little details that matter just as much.

Cheers and thanks for reading!

Kempenfelt Conference Centre Wedding Photography Innisfil, Ontario – Terri-Lynn & Ryan

Every once in a while my job takes me down memory lane….

I know Terri-Lynn and Ryan through her older sister who I have known since our days as Brownies collecting badges for our super fancy sashes.  Those were the days!  When T-L & Ryan asked me to capture their day in Innisfil, Ontario, I was totally stoked to make the trip for them and head north to the Kempenfelt Conference Centre.  Of course, I didn’t make the hike alone:  I had a trusty and talented sidekick Shayne Bampton with me to help out, both with second shooting and comic relief on the long drive up.  (Thanks Shayne!)

This was my first time shooting at the Kempenfelt Conference Centre and it was a lot of fun.  It’s got the feel of a summer resort with the cabins and easy beach access, but it’s also got delicious food and the room to party.  As you can tell by the poor overheated ring bearer (see photo below), it was a pretty hot day for this wedding.  But the breeze off the water was a life saver and the shade from all the trees helped cool us down later in the day.  I like this place all kinds.

Congratulations Terri-Lynn & Ryan!  Thank you for sharing your day with us!

 

 

 

Waupoos Winery Prince Edward County Wedding Venue – Review

If you know me, you know I love to unwind with a glass of red wine and depending on the week… a bottle.  I have such a respect for the wine making process and so naturally it’s been a personal goal to mix my two loves of wedding photography and wine.

Finally!

Since moving closer to the Prince Edward County area, I’ve been planning visits to the wineries and distilleries nearby, but the first winery I’ve photographed a wedding at was The Waupoos Winery in Picton, Ontario.  It was a lovely spot and I can’t wait to visit again, this time with a glass of red in my hands instead of my camera.  For now, here’s a few photos to enjoy:

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Hamilton Ontario Beach Maternity Photography – Chrissy & Eric

I’m so excited to share these photos!

Four years ago I photographed Chrissy & Eric’s wedding at The Royal Ambassador Event Centre in Caledon, Ontario.  Almost exactly to the day four years later, I had the privilege of meeting up with them again to photograph Chrissy’s baby bump, but this time on the beaches of Hamilton at sunset.  I love this setting, this bump and this couple’s chemistry and I feel like these photos show how lucky this kid will be coming into the world with Chrissy & Eric as parents.

Congratulations Chrissy & Eric and thank you for sharing this moment with me!