Emily & Vern // MATERNITY + NEWBORN

I'm catching up on a little Blogging and I just had to share these sessions from the adorable Emily & Vern.  We photographed their lovely, relaxed wedding back in 2012, and we were thrilled for them when they contacted us to share that they were expecting.  For new parents, catching a slice of this time is such a great gift to yourselves. With our Newborn Package you get the best of both worlds - a maternity session and newborn shoot at your home after your little bundle arrives. From bump, to baby these sessions took us from parks to nurseries, with bubbles, sun, bunnies and blankets.

 
 

Jenna & Scott // WED

Every once in a while there comes along a couple who has their own ideas about how a celebration should be carried out.  They are excited and thoughtful and want to maximize the time they can spend with guests while offering a unique experience for their friends & family.  Enter Jenna & Scott's spectacular day-long event! 

With a heartfelt, sun-lit morning ceremony to kick off the festivities, followed by toasts and mingling in the garden the celebration was off to the perfect start.  Afterward, family stayed to join the new couple for an intimate lunch complete with all the delicacies you'd expect from the chef at Langdon Hall, setting the tone for the day as personal and intimate.  In the early evening things kicked up again as everyone was invited back for cocktails in the garden, then a spectacular dinner filled with mingling and oh-so-much love. 

 
 

The evening was beautiful with an outdoor heated patio for those who needed a break from the dance floor and couches in the yard for relaxing.  Not only did Jenna & Scott make this day truly their own, but they found the perfect venue to keep everything onsite and help them float seamlessly from one room to another throughout the day.  It was a elegant affair with personality.

Filled with lots of love and surrounded by everyone who is important to them, these two began their lives together as husband & wife.  It was a special day with a tight-knit group of friends (including some familiar faces for Trevor & I) and a strong sense of family.  A perfect celebration for this sweet and charming duo.  Congratulations Jenna & Scott - here's to years of love & laughter!

Margot's // MATERNITY

All I can say is Margot rocked it.  She came to me looking to commemorate her second pregnancy - to mark the occasion with some personality, funk and edge.  Her request couldn't have made me more excited! 

The goal was to capture some unique photos that ran the gamut from edgy to pure and calm with the city as our backdrop.  From start to finish she brought attitude, style, love and all kinds of positive energy to her session.  We started off with some urban street shooting in the east end.  Afterward it was over to Cheery Beach to bask in the sunset glow lakeside - from high heels to sandy toes here are a few of my favourites that showcase the many sides of Margot and her bundle-to-be.  

 
 

Diana & Dave // WED

Diana & Dave are one of those couples who are genuine and sweet... their day perfectly reflected their relationship and it was amazing to see it all come together under the warm glow of the summer sun. 

 
 

They found the ideal location for their barefoot wedding in the country - Serenity Ranch B&B was an inviting, unique and memorable location for these two.  With lush green grass for those bare-toes, beautiful gardens and a big back yard that was perfect for their ceremony & reception everyone in attendance would agree - this place truly is a hidden gem. 

This pair thought of everything and had beautiful details for the guests to enjoy.  From refreshing lemonade, to custom made fans, to flip-flops and blankets just in case the evening grew a little breezy.  The day went off without a hitch - an outdoor ceremony in the sun, in front of a picturesque backdrop of cornfields and the air filled with the live music of some very talented guests.  The whole thing was a whirlwind of love, laughter and applause.  A perfect celebration.

Jenna & Scott // ENGAGED

The best Engagement Sessions always include a little something personal from the couple.  In this case Jenna & Scott decided to keep things close to home... in the lovely city of Waterloo!

The four of us go way back... back to last year when we photographed Scott's sister's wedding at Cobble Beach.  There truly is no better compliment than a referral -- and this sweet, genuine couple is no exception.  We were thrilled to hear about their engagement and are so excited to be shooting their wedding this coming weekend.  One thing's for sure, if their day is filled with half as much love at this hometown engagement session, we're in for a treat! 

 
 

Congratulations you two - you make a perfect pair and we can't wait to be there for the celebration this weekend!

Dianne & Anthony // WED

It is truly the best compliment when fellow photographers and image makers approach you to cover their wedding day.  Dianne, Anthony & I go way back... back to the days of project deadlines, critiques, class discussions and Mick E Fynns.  The good old days of University in the city!  The duo started dating while we were still in school and I remember thinking that they were a great match when I heard the news.  So, when they emailed to announce their engagement I was thrilled for them! 

The perfect example of calm, these two approached their day with relaxed smiles and shy excitement.  The setting was Toronto's Historic Distillery District and the day couldn't have come together any better. On a beautiful, sunny May afternoon these two were wed in classy, comfortable courtyard at Archeo in front of their family & friends. It was a day of love and one to remember.

Diana & Dave // ENGAGED

One of my absolute favourite things about engagement sessions is that we have that we have an opportunity to really choose a location, activity or pastime that reflects the couple.  Our latest session with photographers Diana & Dave ended up being a really special experience for us all.  These two are adorable together - they have a strong sense of self, love nature, the outdoors and all furry creatures big & small.  So, when they came up with the idea of doing their session at a farm we were thrilled!

After a little research we found the perfect location - Painted Rock Rescue Farm in Tottenham.  On paper this place had all the elements we could wish for: a great variety of animals, rolling hills, a stunning barn complete with kitties, wooden fences and that fitting country vibe.  Perfect!  What we didn't know was that the owner, Laura, was such a kind, loving and welcoming spirit.  She greeted us all with open arms, showed us the ropes, taught us about the animals likes and dislikes, helped us corral our new friends and offered no shortage of support and laughter along the way, with surprises at every turn. This truly is a special place.  Animals of all shapes and sizes can be found here, and they are all getting the caring, free-sprited life they deserve at this sanctuary. Including the famous Wiggles the pig - who loved being in the spotlight and was happy to partake in our session.

 
 

Pair that with this adorable soon-to-be wed couple and you've got a very memorable afternoon, and one amazing session.  The day left all of us feeling the love, smiling ear-to-ear and filled with gratitude toward Laura for inviting us to explore the farm she so lovingly cares for.  It was the perfect location for this down to earth, vegetarian couple's session, and left all of us longing for a little piece of land in the country to call our own. 

Monica & Patrick // NEWBORN

There's nothing better than hearing from a past couple who is excited to share that they have a new bundle coming into the world!  When Monica & Patrick contacted us about photographing their soon-to-be-son I was so thrilled for this pair and couldn't wait to photograph another milestone for this wonderful couple.

And wouldn't you know it... Baby Jude was so eager to meet his new parents that he arrived 3 weeks early!  A little bundle of love with big blue eyes and the most expressive little face...

So look out world - it's Baby Jude!

Julia & Rob // WED

Julia & Rob had the perfect November day - warm weather, sunshine and even a few fall leaves left for them to wonder through.  Rob's family offered up the perfect location for photos - a family home in the area complete with antique red barn and ancient Cherry Trees.  It was the perfect compliment to their romantic indoor ceremony at Queen's Landing.

From Julia's stunning dress right down to the details in Rob's vintage-inspired tie these two look phenomenal!  I was absolutely in love with Julia's florals, skillfully designed by Ohh La La - she even included a few succulents from her Grandfather's own garden - the perfect way to include his memory in the day.  Details like this make all the difference.

 
 

This pair decided to see each other before the ceremony and had the most incredible location for photos lined up for us.  The day was the perfect balance of love, laughter and celebration, plus there were tons of amazing details thrown into the mix to keep you guessing.  Everyone tore up the dance floor late into the evening, it was a party to remember!

Vanessa & Owen // WED

Under the twinkle of the Vegas lights, a Brit catches eyes with a stunning Canadian lady.
Love ensues.
A move across an ocean is initiated.
He slips a ring on her finger.
They are madly adorable.
A wedding ensues... one of fantastic elegance, filled with friends and family, set at the luxurious Liberty Grand.

 
 

Vanessa & Owen are two of the sweetest people.  She has a bubbling personality, he is relaxed and genuine - together they compliment each other perfectly and make instant connections with everyone they meet.  Their day was simply stunning from start to finish, filled with out of town guests, close friends, romantic details and a whole lot of love.