One of my favourite parts of a wedding day is the getting ready portion. There's inevitably a sense of anticipation, occasionally calmness, often a bit of chaos, sometimes tears, but ALWAYS laughter. #katieandtedwed #trilliumresortandspa
Some couples don't express their love through elaborate romantic gestures or by shouting it from the rooftops. Sometimes a look can express deep love and affection more loudly and clearly than anything else. The challenge of anticipating, watching for and capturing those subtle, quiet looks is part of this work that draws me in. #yollitakesabath
I had the pleasure of photographing two weddings at Elora Mill this year. It's a gorge-ous new venue with incredible views of the natural beauty Elora, Ontario has to offer. From the setting to the decorations and everything in between, Leanne & Greg's wedding set the tone for romance and elegance. #firstdance
Raise your hand if your fur babies mean the world to you. ✋ Jesse & Ally's doggos and kitty cat were heavily featured in their engagement shoot, including this particular snugglefest. #dogsofinstagram #doggo
I joined Yolli & Cameron as they explored the gorgeous rock formations and views from Rattlesnake Point yesterday afternoon. I can't wait to see them again in June on their wedding day. #rattlesnakepoint #rattlesnakepointconservationarea #niagaraescarpment #haltonparks #yollitakesabath
Kailagh & Christian braved the arctic winds this weekend for some outdoor wedding photos, including this private moment away from their reception. How magical is this? #itsastrikething #cambridgemill #cambridgemillwedding
It was fun capturing the quiet affection of Melissa & Kyle on a chilly evening in Toronto's liberty village.
On Saturday, Heather & Dave became husband and wife. One of my favourite moments of their rainy, fall wedding day was during their first look. I told Heather that she could do whatever she wanted to indicate to Dave to turn around. Her choice was to grab his butt. Very cheeky. #waterlooregionmuseum #doonheritagevillage
Alexandra & Aaron's wedding on Saturday was gorgeous and super chill, all thanks to the couple's incredible attention to detail in planning their day. They rejected any traditions that didn't feel right for them, right down to the colour of Alexandra's beautiful, black wedding dress. #smithfullyinlove #mrandmrssmith #evokitchen #evokitchenwedding
Cheers to Kelsey & Scott, who are currently enjoying their honeymoon in Mexico! #meetthefuthers
I lose my train of thought when I'm with you. #meetthedoyles2018 #puddicombefarms #puddicombeestate #admiraldewey #georgedewey
I stole Amy & Josh away from their wedding reception for this moment of calm last weekend. I hope you stayed safe and cool this Canada Day weekend!
This is what it looks like when Amy & Josh walk home from the bar with their friends. Happy #CanadaDay weekend, friends! #weddingparty #groomsmen #bridesmaids
Danielle and Jarrett casually leaning next to a barn in their formalwear, as you do. #GreySiloGolfClub #greysilowedding #greysilo
There was a truly touching moment at the beginning of Danielle & Jarrett's wedding ceremony. After holding it together, while walking his daughter down the aisle and handing her off to her husband-to-be, the father of the bride broke down. The high ceilings of Grey Silo's Timber Room were barely able to contain all the love in that room. #greysilogolfcourse #greysilowedding
Danielle & Jarrett's wedding party are major squad goals. Positive vibes all day with this group.
The vibe of Danielle & Jarrett's wedding was casual and authentic from beginning to end. I had a ton of fun hanging out with these lovebirds and their closest family and friends. #rusticwedding #barnwedding
These two were super adorable with each other in front of my camera. And I caught this magical moment as the sun was just about to sneak behind the trees on the horizon. #goldenhour
Before formal photos, Amanda & Thomas shared an intimate First Look next to a windy Lake Ontario. For more first look photos, check out my recent blog post comparing the First Look to the traditional Aisle Reveal. Link in bio. #firstlook #lakeviewbycarmens
Another frame from Amanda & Thomas' golden hour session at the top of the tower. I love this soft, golden, evening light, especially surrounded by Lake Ontario. Such a beautiful place for a wedding. #lakeontario #goldenhour #lakeviewbycarmens #junebugweddings #theknot
After dinner, I pulled Amanda & Thomas from their reception for some #goldenhour portraits. Despite Amanda's fear of heights, she agreed to climb up to the top of the lookout tower of The Lakeview, to catch the last few minutes of sunlight. I captured this romantic, adorable moment between the newlyweds.
Last week, I took a trip out to #Stratford on the most calm, beautiful evening, to meet up with Frances & Scott for their #engagement photo shoot. Part of the river's water level was low, so I took the opportunity to invite Frances & Scott to take a stroll along the river's floor.
On Sunday, Heather & Dave had a bit of time for themselves, away from their kids, to shoot their engagement photos. I had so much fun watching these two laughing with each other through the whole shoot. I can't wait to capture their wedding day in October.
This weekend I felt like a bear emerging from his den, so eager to get outside, into the sunlight and take some portraits. My weekend started with engagement photos with Katherine & Sean.