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This year I had the amazing opportunity of shooting Lauren & James’ wedding at the MacKechnie House Bed and Breakfast in Cobourg, Ontario.

If you know me, then you know I hate it when other photographers say “this was my favourite wedding” or “my favourite couple”…. how fair is that to all the other weddings you shot?!  It’s not, but I will say photographers are allowed to have their favourite venues and hands down the MacKechnie House in Cobourg made my short list of favourite local venues.

The internet tells me this house was owned by the former Mayor of Cobourg in 1853, but in terms of location it certainly doesn’t feel like the typical home of a Mayor.  Instead it’s tucked away on a quiet street and is the perfect setting for an intimate wedding.

…and the food!  As a foodie I really shouldn’t get started, but honestly it’s downright delicious and the smells of dinner (I assume it was the pulled pork, or maybe the chicken soulvaki…then again likely the beef tenderloin) from the kitchen fill the backyard during cocktail hour, while mini hamburgers and summer fresh hor d’oeuvres are being served.  Yes, it’s as cute as you think it is.

I will fully admit that Lauren and James deserve full credit in introducing me to this venue, with their Canadian / British country garden themed wedding.  The light was so perfect and the details so delicious that I would LOVE for it to happen all over again.

If you’re still not sold, check out these photos from their day and then check out the glowing reviews on Trip Advisor HERE.

A little story about this couple that I would also love to share before we get started:

As you will soon see, Lauren and James decided on a first look.  Just when I was about to take their first photo as a couple, James looked over at Lauren and said “You know, it’s crazy to know that this photo being taken, right now, is the photo we’ll show our grand children.”  Then he kissed her.



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If you didn’t already know, I grew up near Violet Hill, Ontario in a little town called Shelburne.  As a child, every now and then my mom would would stop by a specialty gift shop called Granny Taught us How, a store I remember being filled with many breakable things that I wasn’t allowed to touch.  I am pretty sure that while sitting on my little hands this place started my appreciation for warm country smells like cinnamon and my love for plaid.

Just across the street from this cute Violet Hill gift shop is a restaurant that smells equally delicious and contains the same warm and inviting atmosphere:  Mrs. Mitchell’s Restaurant, which is where Jenny & Ryan celebrated their wedding day.  It was such a treat to revisit this area with all it’s rustic charm and to be a part of their special day.  Now that I am older, I can appreciate why this place is so special and it was the perfect spot for a small wedding with delicious country details.

Their day started with a first look on a bridge to the swan pond near the ceremony location and finished with a delicious 3 course meal prepared by the talented folks at Mrs. Mitchell’s Restaurant.  In-between, there was a cute little ceremony, some fun photos around the property and a cocktail hour.  Overall, a pretty great day!


I love venues like The Gambrel Barn at Country Heritage Park in Milton, because you can get married, have your photos done, eat delicious food AND dance the night away all in the same spot.  Honestly, less travelling around on your wedding day = less stress and more time for photos / being social.

Tom and Mikaela had the right idea for their wedding day, including getting ready in the loft area of the Gambrel barn was brilliant thinking!  The light and the atmosphere made for some great getting ready moments.

After a cute first look in front of the “General Store” we cruised around the park for some fun photos, made friends with the local barn cat and said hello to the sheep they have staying there.

Overall, it was a perfect day and I’m excited to finally share these photos with you.



When the Drake Devonshire opened up in Prince Edward County nearly a year ago, I knew it would end up being a delicious destination, but I didn’t think it would also be a funky little spot to have a wedding too!  Naturally, the folks at The Drake are on the ball and they tapped into a one of kind location.  I mean, it only makes sense when you have a talented culinary team cooking up some delicious grub, the beach front view in Wellington and all the funky room decor – of course it’s a fun place to have a wedding!

I loved photographing Sherri & Jason’s June wedding for so many reasons.  Even though it poured rain all day and we had to get creative with photos, it didn’t seem to matter because between the helpful staff at The Drake (thanks for moving some furniture for us guys!) and the creative genius of their wedding planner, Tara of Bliss Events, we got some beautiful memories captured. (Tara even hooked us up with Juno Award Winning Sean Jones to perform that night and his voice is perfection – truly amazing!)


Let me be one of the first of many future wedding photographer’s to introduce you to one of my new favourite wedding venues in Hastings County at the Black River Retreat in Tweed.

It’s a cozy cabin-like-resort just off highway 7 in the woods set on the Black River and can fit up to 60 people for a tented reception.  There are a couple of firepits, but my favourite is the large one right next to the river (how awesome would this be in the fall!?).  The grounds are landscaped with stone paths, and there is plenty of rustic charm both inside and out.  In fact, the inside may surprise you with it’s high ceilings, fireplaces and a dinning room table that will blow you mind!  I didn’t stay for dinner this time, but I did smell the food and it smelled amazing!

This was the perfect place for Kristie & Shaun’s surprise wedding back in June.  Their quiet little ceremony was held on the grass in-between the resort and river.  It was peaceful and special.  After a few family photos, we retreated to the river for some fun photos on the rocks and in the woods, followed by a few drinks and a delicious dinner.

Alright, enough of my review…. on to the photos!