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Ioana & Danny's Mexico Wedding

Last year I was sooo bad at blogging and keeping up to date with all the work I had to share so it only made sense to share the first wedding I shot last year that also happened to be my first destination wedding!
Ioana and Danny found me through one of my other brides and I am so glad they did!  I photographed their small church ceremony in snowy Ontario and then we jetted off to Playa Del Carmen in Mexico the same day.  Before that I had only been on vacation to one other tropical country so I was super excited, and even better I got to bring my fiancé along with me!
We went with about 30 of their closest family and friends to Blue Bay Grand Esmeralda.  Their wedding took place right on the beach under the swaying palm trees and with a breeze coming in right off the ocean.  It was beautiful!  After the ceremony we took the bridal party along the beach for some photos and then by the palms for photos of just the bride and groom.  I have never seen any location so beautiful and obviously so different from what I am used to in Ontario.  I was so excited to be there and capturing their wedding! 
Their reception took place at one of the a la carte restaurants on the resort.   It was a beautiful French restaurant called L’Atelier where we had the whole place to ourselves to celebrate and then dance the rest of the night.
The rest of our vacation was spent sipping Bahama Mama’s on the beach and swimming in the ocean.  Please take me back!
Thank you Ioana and Danny for trusting me to capture your day and for bringing Joey and I along to such a beautiful country for your wedding!

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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.

Click here to check out the Best of 2017!