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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!

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Steam Whistle Brewing Roundhouse Wedding Photography – Athena & Mark

I’ve adored working with Athena & Mark over the last year or so and the highlight of our photo-collaboration happened this past spring with their Greek Wedding at Greek Orthodox Cathedral Annunciation Of The Virgin Mary Church and reception at Steam Whistle Brewing, which was just named one of Toronto’s Top Wedding Venue’s by the Weddingful Blog (Congratulations Steam Whistle!)

I’ve shot 3 Greek Weddings at the Virgin Mary now, and I have to say it’s unlike ANY ceremony I’ve ever photographed.  Contrary to what most churches expect from a wedding photographer, this church will expect and in fact, INVITE you to stand along the alter with the wedding party and couple to get the photos of the ceremony.  This is why my eyes squint and my eyebrows narrow when another Priest will suggest it is “standard practice” to NOT have the photographer near the alter.  Every religion, church and Priest seem to have to their own set of rules and expectations for us photographers… but that’s another topic for another day.  I will say The Virgin Mary is a lovely place to shoot and Greek Weddings are quickly becoming one of my favourite kind of ceremonies.  Not just because I have the freedom to shoot as I please in beautiful light, but these ceremonies include so many firsts for the newlywed couple before they quickly leave out the front steps of the church:  They have their first meal, walk, kiss and group family photo all within the church and I like that I’m there to capture those things.

Once we wrapped up the giant group photo at the steps on the church, Athena & Mark headed to Steam Whistle Brewing in their snazzy orange McLaren for some fun wedding photos and despite the cloudy day, the wedding party was on board with whatever Amy Foster (my lovely second shooter for the day) and I had up our sleeves!  Once the photos were done, there was beer, dinner and plenty of Greek dancing to be had!

Speaking of Amy Foster – thanks for this behind the scenes shot of me multitasking as both wedding photographer & umbrella holder:

 

This was my first time shooting at the Steam Whistle Brewery and I have to agree with the Weddingful Blog, it really is one of Toronto’s Top 10 places to celebrate!

Enjoy!

 

 

Cobble Beach Resort Destination Wedding Teasers – Maria & Scott

I’m so excited to share a quick sneak peak at Maria & Scott’s wedding shot at Cobble Beach Resort this past weekend!

Special Thanks goes to Joel Mieske for his help second shooting this beautiful wedding with me.  I can’t wait to share the rest of this wedding soon!  In the meantime, I just can’t recommend this venue enough!  If you’re searching for a destination wedding outside of the city, just check this place out!

 

Port Elgin Lake Huron Beach Engagement Photography – Caitlyn & Dan

When Caitlyn & Dan suggested we do their engagement session in Port Elgin at sunset, I might have done a little happy dance!  Not only is it a treat to shoot along Lake Huron again, but shooting when the sun is low in the sky is my favourite time of day!  We spent the late afternoon cruising through the docks at Port Elgin beach and then headed to Gobles Grove to watch the sunset.

I’m very much looking forward to working with these two again soon in August while celebrating at The Pines in Cambridge!

In the meantime, here’s some fun beach photos!

Hope you are all having a safe and happy summer!!

Enjoy!

Fall Orchard Engagement Session, King City – Maria & Scott

As I was prepping for next weekend’s wedding with Maria & Scott in the Owen Sound / Georgian Bay area, I realized blogging their engagement session had completely slipped my mind!  So what better time to share their images then one week before their wedding!

I cannot wait to photograph their day at the Cobble Beach Resort on Georgian Bay!  In the meantime, I’ll just relive our fun day at the Pine Farms Orchard where we shot their engagement photos with their cute puppy last fall.

Enjoy!

Occasions By The Bay – Wedding Venue Review & Photos

Last week I had the pleasure of checking out Occasions By The Bay.  Before I moved here I contacted Valerie Stire and she was more than happy to give me the grand tour of the venue and tell me about the amenities they offer.

My impressions upon pulling into the driveway were mixed because the venue is located beside an RV sales lot.  However, once I passed the sales lot I didn’t even notice the RV’s!  I was pleased to see they have maintained a large hedge around the portion of the property that blocks out any view of the RV’s.  As you can see from the photos, you can’t even see the lot!  So don’t be fooled, you’re photos of the wedding day will still look lovely.

Once I pulled in, I was greeted by a friendly staff member who was cutting the grass.  If there’s two things that stood out most about the Occasions By The Bay, it was the staff and the landscaping.  Everyone was friendly and had a great sense of humour.  This being said, there is no question they take their job seriously.  They often have back to back wedding weekends and they seem ready for anything: setting up, taking down, rehearsals, where to take photos…. everything is set!  I’m told they are a one stop shop, all you need is your cake and flowers; they can take care of the rest.

Here’s some photos to give you more ideas:

Enjoy!