The Very Best of 2016

2016 was my best year yet and I couldn’t think of a better way to introduce my new website and branding then by doing a blog post with some of my absolute favourite photos from the year.

My 2016 season took me to new places and I got to meet so many new and wonderful people. Creating amazing relationships with my thirteen incredible couples, their families and friends, and vendors was something I will never forget. I also got to shoot my first destination wedding in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico and then was asked to shoot a friend from college’s wedding in Princeville, Hawaii. Can we just say DREAM COME TRUE! Seeing as I hadn’t traveled in years, I was feeling pretty lucky that I got to visit one of the most beautiful places on Earth. I also shot at a lot of new venues in Ontario I’ve never been too like Langdon Hall in Cambridge (probably my favourite venue right now), Reif Estate Winery, and the Berkeley Field House, just to name a few.

I was blessed with amazing couples that all had amazing and different weddings where I fell in love with my job more and more after every wedding I shot. When I leave a wedding at the end of the day, my heart feels soo full and it makes me strive to do the best job I can do for my couples.

These photos are only a FRACTION of my favourites from the past year. There were waaaaay too many to blog but you will see some more full weddings soon! I cannot wait to see what my 2017 season has in store for me and I can’t wait to share it with all of you!

Some photos shot while working for Alyssa Alkema, Tia Kristina, Paula Visco, Livi Shaw, Robin Sharp, and Christine Picheca.

French lace wedding dress in window.
Bride getting ready in Breadalbane Inn in Fergus Ontario
Bride's drop pearl earrings
Handmade boutonnieres at the Grand Victorian in Niagara on the Lake
Bridesmaids getting ready at the Breadalbane Inn in Ontario
Bridesmaids getting ready at bed and breakfast in Ontario
White gold wedding and engagement rings
Light pink bridesmaids dresses 
Bridal boudoir photos in Mexico
Bride wearing custom dress in Toronto
Bridal photos in downtown Toronto
Bouquet photo at Langdon Hall in Cambridge
Bride and groom photos at Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto
Bride and groom at McMaster University in Hamilton
Bride's wedding jewelery and perfume
Bride's white wedding shoes and veil
Bride getting ready at Inn in Fergus Ontario
Wedding at Fifty Point Conservation Area in Hamilton
Bride getting ready at the King Edward Hotel in Toronto
Pink Betsey Johnson wedding shoes
Bridal party getting ready at the Grand Victorian in Niagara
Bridal portrait at Deer Creek Course in Ajax
Bridal details in Burlington Ontario
Summer engagement photos at Niagara Botanical Gardens
Bride getting ready for destination wedding in Hawaii
Bridal party photos at Fifty Point Conservation Area in Ontario
Wedding photos at Black Creek Pioneer Village
Styled wedding shoot in Toronto Ontario
Bride getting ready at Kings Riding Golf Course
Antique wedding rings in Niagara on the Lake
Bridal party photos at Whistle Bear Golf Club in Cambridge
Bride and groom photos at Knollwood Golf Club in Ancaster, Ontario
Bridesmaids in matching robes outside.  
Bride wearing pink tulle wedding dress.
Summer wedding at the Glenerin Inn in Mississauga 
Groom photos at the Rosewater Room in Toronto
Romantic summer wedding at Langdon Hall in Cambridge
Groom's details for summer Toronto wedding
Summer wedding at the Grand Victorian and Reif Estate Winery
Bridal photos at Fifty Point Conservation Area in Hamilton Ontario
Stylish groom details for Toronto wedding
Groom's details at Hawaiian destination wedding
Summer wedding photos in downtown Toronto
Summer ceremony in Elora, Ontario
Groom's reaction to seeing bride at wedding
Wedding photos at the Ancaster Mill
Destination wedding photos in Kauai Hawaii
Wedding ring shot in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
Groom wearing tuxedo and bowtie at Toronto wedding
Bride and groom photos at the Reif Estate Winery in Niagara on the Lake
Sunset engagement photos in Unionville, Ontario
Summer family photo session in Ontario
Destination wedding in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
Destination wedding ceremony on the beach
Couples session on the beach in Mexico
Romantic wedding decor at Edgewater Manor in Stoney Creek
Summer wedding at the Grand Victorian and Reif Winery
Bride and groom photos at the Whistle Bear Golf Club in Ontario
Engagement session at the Niagara Botanical Gardens.
Wedding photos at Langdon Hall in Cambridge.  
Surprise proposal at High Park in Toronto.
Surprise proposal and engagment shoot at High Park in Toronto
Bride getting ready at Knollwood Golf Club in Ancaster, Ontario
Wedding party photos at Black Creek Pioneer Village in Toronto
First dance at the Berkeley Field House in Toronto
Guests dancing at wedding reception in Vaughn 
Candle lit wedding reception at the Berkeley Field House in Toronto
Bride dancing at Vaughn wedding reception.

Justine & Adam's Private Estate Wedding

Justine and Adam’s farm wedding is one of my favourite weddings to date. It was so unconventional and unique which is why I loved it sooo much. They chose to have their wedding at Adam’s family farm in Southern Ontario under the old maple trees. For their wedding ceremony they only had 5 guests, their parents, and the officiant. It was one the sweetest things I’ve ever witnessed and it is exactly what they wanted. After their intimate ceremony we snuck off to take their bridal photos in the barn, a cornfield, and a forest across the street before their guests arrived. When we came back from taking photos Justine and Adam were greeted by their guests and were able to enjoy the rest of their day stress free because the ceremony was already over. THEY WERE MARRIED! Justine and Adam wanted their wedding day to be relaxed, fun, and more like a big party so they had a make your own Caesar bar (yum), a food truck serving up the most delicious poutine, lot’s of lawn games, and for dinner, delicious BBQ from a restaurant in Paris called Camp 31. Side note; their food is amazing, check it out! Once dinner was done, Justine and Adam had their first dance under twinkle lights and the stars and their guests joined in and the party began! To end the night the wedding guests were handed sparklers and got to enjoy a fireworks show put on by the couple’s family and lots and lots of pizza that replaced your typical late night buffet. I am definitely stealing that idea for when I get married, or it might even be the main meal haha. Thank you Justine and Adam for throwing one of the best parties I’ve ever been to! It was a blast!

Thank you to Alyssa Alkema for asking me to photograph this incredible wedding with her.
Ceremony space on farm in Southern Ontario
Groom's family portrait at wedding
Groom's army suit details
Groom in navy suit and bowtie
Groom at outdoor ceremony
Outdoor summer ceremony in Ontario
Intimate outdoor wedding ceremony
Bride smiling at groom during ceremony
Bride and groom exchanging vows at outdoor wedding
Smiling bride at intimate Ontario wedding
Bride and groom exchanging rings at intimate wedding
First kiss at intimate outdoor wedding
Mother of the groom smiling at Ontario wedding
DIY chalkboard wedding signs
DIY wedding decor for fun wedding
Bride and groom photos at intimate summer wedding
Family photos at intimate Ontario wedding
Black and white bridal portrait at summer wedding
Bride in BHLDN wedding dress
Baby's breath wedding bouquet 
Groom's army suit details and groom's watch
Bride and groom portraits in Southern Ontario
Wedding couple photos in Ontario
Vintage inspired wedding at farm in Southern Ontario
Wedding couple photos at farm in Ontario
Bride wearing crystal headband with wavy hair
Bride and groom photos in forest
Wedding couple photos in Ontario forest
Bride and groom laughing in Ontario
Vintage looking engagement ring and wedding band
Prop plane flying over farm in Ontario
Lawn games at Southern Ontario farm wedding
DIY wedding games at farm wedding
Flower girl at intimate private estate wedding
Bride at cocktail hour at farm wedding
Dance floor under the stars at country wedding
Bride and groom at intimate farm wedding
Tented wedding on Ontario farm
Parent's speech at tented reception
First dance under twinkle lights on farm
Guests watching first dance at farm wedding
Bride dancing with guests under twinkle lights
Guests dancing at intimate Ontario wedding
Happy wedding guests at summer wedding
Guest dancing under the stars at Ontario farm wedding
Wedding guests dancing with sparklers 
Guests dancing at Ontario tented wedding
Wedding guests dancing at Ontario wedding
Wedding guests dancing at outdoor wedding