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Two years ago I had the pleasure of working with Athena & Mark at their Steamwhistle wedding… last year, it was Athena’s sister who finally tied the knot in similar Greek style.

Greek weddings are some of my favourite events to capture and while I am the first one to say outdoor weddings are where it’s at, I actually really enjoyed shooting at Parkview Manor – the lighting there is super fun to work with and the food was some of the best I’ve had at a wedding!  So, I’m warning you… this blog post is of epic Greek proportions… brace yourselves.

I had my second shooter, Aamer Kapadia from Studio 95 Photography, out to help me be in two places at once and captured the boys prep.  Then we met up at Panagia Greek Orthodox Cathedral for a beautiful traditional ceremony where the couple has their first meal, walk, kiss and group family photo all within the church.  Once we finished there, the talented videographer (Taylin Wilson of Lucas & Tay Weddings) and I headed to the Hart House Theater for some wedding party fun photos.  You can check out their wedding video HERE.

Then, the party really got started at Parkview Manor.  There was an antipasta bar fit for a king, complete with saganaki (aka: Greek flaming cheese – see epic photo below), a four-course meal with creme brulee for dessert and all the Greek traditional dancing I could handle – which was a lot of it!  These guys love their vodka and their dancing and they know how to celebrate!

This wedding never had a dull moment and I had an absolute blast photographing it.  With their one year anniversary coming up, I thought it was only fitting that I blog this wedding and share all the awesome memories of their Big Greek Wedding.  Happy Anniversary guys!!


Photographing a backyard surprise wedding has always been on my wedding photographer’s “bucket list” because I knew the reaction shots would be priceless and it all tells a pretty amazing story – plus who doesn’t love being let in on a huge secret like that!?

I finally had the pleasure at Sam & Mike’s engagement-party-turned-wedding this past summer in Kitchener and not only was it a surprise wedding, but it was all pulled together in little over a month (which is all kinds of impressive in itself!)

We started the afternoon with photos of just the couple and their adorable puppy before any of the guests showed up.  We did this so they could personally greet every guest who arrived to their backyard “engagement party” and announce what was really going to happen.  I spent the next hour before their ceremony capturing so many reaction shots (too many to post!).  Once all the guests arrived, we took a few family photos and then got these two crazy-fun kids married!

One of my favourite moments of the day was running into the lovely and talented Lorna Heidt, a cellist from Kitchener-Waterloo who plays like an rock and roll angel.  Trust me, you need to check her out and then email her for your event at

Something I learned from this wedding:  Put things into perspective and only focus on including only the elements that mean the most to you.  For Sam and Mike it was about keeping it simple and fun, surrounded by family and close friends, having the element of surprise and I think it’s fair to say they flawlessly pulled it off – proof that weddings are a lot of fluff and it’s easy to get lost in it all.

I hope this wedding inspires other future brides and grooms to plan their day around the things, people or events that mean something to them as a couple.  It’ll be more memorable, less stressful and tons more fun!


All of my wedding couples inspire me.  In fact if we’ve worked together, you should know that I always take something away from your wedding as inspiration for my own wedding some day.  This being said, it’s safe to say that Natalie & Kevin’s lakefront cottage wedding at the Serenity Cottage along the Georgian Bay, near Owen Sound is something I would totally do too!

The idea of a destination wedding in Ontario is just as exciting as an overseas wedding for me.   Getting married on the lake with your closest family and friends enjoying some amazing food (Culinary Designs by Season Leone) in such a scenic area is a fun little way to make your wedding day into a wedding weekend holiday.  Plus, they have an adorable Boxer who is family to them and I think it’s cool that he was able to attend as the ring bearer.  Not many venues would allow that….

Something else that’s special about this wedding:  I have known Natalie for as long as I can remember.  She has always supported my career in photography from day one – she even helped me build my wedding portfolio many years ago while modeling a wedding dress in the middle of winter (she’s really pretty inside and out, so she was great to work with).  To have our friendship come full circle like this is pretty cool and I am so excited to finally share these images.

A few credits to the amazing vendors involved:

Cake – The Flour Studio in Toronto (Eglinton)

Flowers – Tulip by Leuk in Collingwood

Wedding Dress – Amy Kushcel – Cassidy (found at Mrs. Bridals Boutique in Yorkville)

Groom’s Suit – Harry Rosen – Munro

Make-Up Artist – Katie Ballantyne Makeup Artist

Natalie even had an amazing singer show up to accompany her playing Billy Joel’s “Lullaby” on piano for her parents.  His name is Jamie Smith and he’s from the Collingwood area.

There were so many great details to the day and I could go on, but instead I’ll just show you the photos and you can see for yourself why this wedding gets me excited.



I don’t know if it’s because I am thick of wedding season or the fact that it’s been the hottest summer since I can remember, but I am totally day dreaming about the beaches in Cayo Coco, Cuba and realized I haven’t blogged this wedding yet!  So let’s fix that right meow…

This past January, I had the pleasure of travelling down to the Memories Flamenco Beach Resort in Cayo Coco, Cuba to photograph Sydney & Jamie’s destination wedding.

I’m not sure what I was more excited for:  To experience the Cuban beaches with a beautiful subject to photograph, or to finally meet my online friend and the talented lady behind Sydney Blaire Photography (based out of Wawota, Saskatchewan).  Funny story:  I have been following Sydney’s social media feeds for nearly 7 or 8 years now, I liked her photography, her creative baby bump updates, her renovation updates, then photos of her beautiful baby and motherhood, and finally her journey back into photography (it’s not stalking if she liked my updates too, right?!?!).  Anyway, we never actually met until the week of her wedding in Cuba.  The internet is a crazy, crazy place and it may seem like it was an odd setup, but I knew we would be great in person and the bonus part??  The rest of her family is just as fun!

We all spent a week together on an island, living off pizza, fries, maybe something that was beef (?) water and beer.  It doesn’t matter, we all knew Cuba wasn’t known for their food – it was all about the beaches and the greenery and having fun in the sun.

It’s been some time since I looked at these photos, and you would never know from the photos that it rained on their wedding day.  Although we did manage to catch some tiny rays of sunshine here and there, this is a solid family and they celebrated how most Canadians would: ignoring the weather, lots of beverages, a plate full of food and blaring the Tragically Hip during dinner (they had access to the restaurant’s speaker, so naturally this needed to happen).

I cannot thank Sydney & Jamie enough for allowing me to be a part of their day.  It was truly a fun experience that resulted in some of my favourite images taken so far this year.  Now, if you’ll excuse me I have catch up with Sydney’s latest project:  Building Baby #2!

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This backyard country wedding in Perth was a special one because these two beautiful people are family to me.

There are two things that really make a photographer’s palms sweat:  Photographing another photographer’s event, and photographing your own family events/weddings.  You always want to do a good job with every client, but when it comes to family it’s more emotional and you want to be everywhere at once to capture everything AND you want to enjoy the event – it’s a juggling act.  That’s why I recruited the hard working and equally talented Gerald McGrath to help me out with this one – check out his work, he’s brilliant!  Gerald worked with the boys, while I captured the girls and once dinner time started, I let him take over.  I wouldn’t do that with just anyone and I’m glad he was there to help me out.

The day started off with a little rain… okay, a lot of rain and the smells of pork slow roasting in the backyard (aka: dinner).  The good news is that the rain stopped JUST before the ceremony and the sun came out just as they started to say their vows.  It was a magical moment none of us will forget, especially us photographers wondering what would do for photos if it kept raining…

It may have been a little windy, but that didn’t stop us from heading to Jordan’s Bridge at Christie Lake for some fun photos near Cory’s childhood home.  Despite the mud, Nicole rocked her dress through it all and I love that about her.  More brides shouldn’t be afraid to wear their dress through everything.  Truth be told:  In my 9 years of shooting weddings, have yet to see a clean wedding dress by the end of the night.  Plus, it made for a killer first dance shot!

I am so glad I was able to do this for them, and can’t thank Gerald enough for his help in capturing some of these moments.  These are all memories our family will cherish for many years to come.