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Lake on the Mountain Resort, Prince Edward County Ontario Elopement Photographer

Before I share this perfect little elopement from Lake on the Mountain Resort in Prince Edward County, I had Lindsay and Andrew share their experience with me so that I could share with other couples who might be considering something similar.  If you and your partner feel that a large wedding just isn’t for you (or your bank account), then perhaps consider a quick little escape to Prince Edward County and give me a call so I can document it, then you’ll have some great memories to share with those who couldn’t make it.  Also, a weekday wedding isn’t a bad idea either, but that’s just my two cents.  Here’s what Lindsay and Andrew have to say about their special day:

How did you choose the Lake on the Mountain Resort for your venue?

“We decided to go to the County for our wedding day because it’s so beautiful and relaxing. It felt like a destination wedding without all the travel. We’ve been to Lake on the Mountain before and really enjoyed it, so it seemed like an obvious choice for our wedding venue.”

What was your favourite moment from your wedding day?

“For both of us, the moment we saw each other just before the ceremony started was very special. It was amazing to look at each other and know such a meaningful thing was about to happen. The time we spent taking photos was also a big highlight. Christine made the photoshoot super fun and even though we had a small group, that was the only time during the day when it was just the two of us.”

Do you have any wedding planning advice for newly engaged couples?

“Keep it simple and focus on the things that really matter to you. Don’t be afraid to do something different if that’s what you want to do. It’s your day!”

Other Prince Edward County vendors who helped make your day special:

Venue:  Lake on the Mountain & Devil’s Wishbone
Makeup: Jenna Makeup
Hair:  Village 272 Salon
Officiant:  Larry Hurley 

Some of my favourite moments from their day included Lindsay’s bridal portraits in bare feet, watching Lindsay and her dad work their way around the bushes to get to the front of the house, and Andrew’s sweet vest and hat.  Of course, working with the crew at Devil’s Wishbone is also a highlight and we could not have asked for better weather for photos when the rain stopped just before we started.

Prince Edward County Ontario Fall Engagement Photography – Jeff & Angela

The only thing better than Prince Edward County in the summer, is Prince Edward County in the fall.  The parks and patios are still open, but the crowded lineups are gone.  When Jeff & Angela realized I lived near the PEC area, they wasted no time in taking the extra mile to plan a county-getaway for their engagement photos.

We met at the County Cider Company for a shared charcuterie platter and drink to get us in the County spirit.  Before leaving the Cider Company, I noticed that Jeff & Angela had their bikes with them for the weekend.  I asked if we could use them in the shoot and they were up for the idea, which made me all kinds of giddy.

On the drive to our next location (the scenic Little Bluff Conservation), we found a stretch of road that begged for some cute fall bike ride photos.  These are easily some of my favourite fall moments of 2017!

Once we got to Little Bluffs, the bugs were biting and the sun was high in the sky.  While it wasn’t an ideal situation for cozy photos, Jeff & Angela quickly settled in to the groove and ended the day by splashing around in some of the County’s calmest waters.

I’m in love with their photos, their willingness to adventure, and incredibly thankful for their spunky nature and for being extra good sports and taking time out of their busy schedules to make this magical weekend happen.  I wish them all the best in the new year and beyond, as they become husband and wife this February.

Cheers to going the extra mile!

Flamborough Hills Golf and Country Club, Hamilton Ontario Photography – Leena & Matt

I finally have some time to relax and sort through photos to blog Leena & Matt’s beautiful Flamborough Hills Golf and Country Club Wedding near Hamilton, Ontario.  It’s been a busy 2017 season, but I’m incredibly thankful to all the couples who shared their day with me and I’m looking forward to blogging them.  I thought I would start with Leena & Matt since their wedding is seasonably appropriate – hope you’re all keeping warm out there!

I met Leena through her sister, another talented photographer over at Splash Photography.  Since her sister, Andrea would be IN the wedding she couldn’t capture the moments AND be in them… though, I’m sure she would have tried.

I would also love to give a shout out to their wedding coordinator, Anna of Spunky Sapphire Events & Design.  This woman moved like an organized ninja through the room making sure all the little details were where they should be.  This would include lighting all the candles at the 20-person head table.  That’s a lot of candles!

The staff at Flamborough Hills Golf and Country Club were also fantastic!  The Catering Manager, Leigh made sure the bride and groom AND the vendors were taken care of.  She gave us a quick tour of where we could go for photos since the grounds were icy and unsafe for golf carts.  She also gave suggestions on how to keep warm throughout the chilly sub-zero temperatures during outdoor photos.

This brings me to my next thank you: Leena & Matt for braving the super chilly November weather for photos.  We took frequent breaks, had an outdoor dance party with the wedding party to help keep warm and found ways to stay cozy in the sunshine.  If you ask me, it was totally worth it and you would never know there was a chill in the air.  I also want to thank these guys for the glowing review they left on WeddingWire.

In more news, Leena is also a wonderfully talented wedding professional with her videography business at Splash Films.  You can also see some of Leena’s work on her Vimeo page here.

 

Inn on the Twenty / Cave Springs Cellars, Niagara Winery Engagement Photography – Meghan & Allan

The Inn on the Twenty is one of those venues that holds a special meaning for me.  It’s been the “unicorn venue” for me for a long time – that means I’ve always wanted to shoot there, but never had the opportunity till Meghan & Allan asked me to capture their engagement photos there last fall and then again with their wedding later this year (yay!)

I remember when I first started shooting weddings 9 years ago (whoa, really?  Really!), outdoor winery weddings seemed so inspirational and the Inn on the Twenty / Cave Springs was one of those places I thought I would really like to be.  Fast forward 9 years later:  I now live near Prince Edward County (the gastronomic capital of Ontario) and I have the pleasure of working with some beautifully located winery venues throughout my wedding season, but in the back of mind, Inn on the Twenty always sat on my bucket list, while I sipped on the occasional Cave Springs Dry Riesling all summer (yes I seriously linked it – it’s delicious, go try it!)

Anyway, this awesome couple also brought their adorable puppy with them and we had the most amazing afternoon playing in the vines against the fall colours, it was honestly a dream.  I cannot wait to visit this venue again to capture what is sure to be an equally beautiful wedding day for these two photogenic people.

Cheers!