You may remember Natasha and Sean from their mountainous engagement shoot in Banff National Park, so full of love and admiration for one another. We were so thrilled to see them again, only this time on their wedding day!

All throughout Natasha and Sean’s wedding day rain sprinkled down, slicking roads and cars, and while some might have looked at the rain as an inconvenience, Natasha and Sean chose to embrace the late summer rain and enjoy their special day! Many cultures regard rain on a wedding day as a special blessing that brings good luck, fortune, and good wishes for the bride and groom, and we couldn’t think of a kinder couple to receive this positive omen!

Natasha began her day getting ready with her bridesmaids, enjoying some down-time before the whirlwind adventure of the day. The girls wore elegant single-shoulder, pink-laced dresses accented with delicate ribbon belts.  Natasha wore a stunning beaded lace gown with a sweeping train from It’s Your Day Bridal Boutique; she paired her dress with bright watercolored Ted Baker heels that added a bit of whimsy to her classic ensemble.

Sean started off his day with his groomsmen, all suited up in navy suits with burgundy ties. Sean donned a dapper, dark-navy suit to match his men designed by Ted Baker, and he finished off his look with a smart burgundy bowtie. Once the guys were ready to go, Sean and his best man gassed up Sean’s old 60’s mustang convertible and drove off to meet the love of his life. 

The ceremony was intimate and beautiful. Lot’s of natural light from outside poured into Mackenzie Hall as the two said I do and celebrated their first steps as husband and wife. From there, we went to Water’s Edge Event Centre to continue Natasha and Sean’s celebrations. Throughout the evening there was laughter, tears, beautiful moments between family and friends, and a killer sunset after the rain had settled down. A perfect way to end a beautiful day!

Natasha and Sean, thank you so much for trusting us with this important part of your day. We wish you both nothing but the best wherever life takes you, and can’t wait to see all the amazing things in store for your new, growing, family!

“When you trip over love, it is easy to get up. But when you fall in love, it is impossible to stand again.” —Albert Einstein

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The thrill of adventure is always better when there’s someone to share it with. For Catherine and James, this couldn’t be truer; It’s exactly what makes them a perfect pair! Their shared love of outdoor activities is one of the many things that brought them together and something they continue to share; Wake boarding, rock climbing, mountain biking- you name it, they enjoy it! Because when you find someone willing to go bungee jumping with you in Quebec, you keep that person close. Or in the case of Catherine and James, you ask them to marry you!

On a mild Autumn day we met up with Catherine and James in beautiful Elora, Ontario for their engagement shoot. Our theme for the session was rustic and bohemian, so we started off our day at the Elora Brewing Company, a restaurant and brewery in an old 1840’s building, for some craft beers in an intimate setting. The restaurant’s exposed ceilings and big windows from top to bottom made the space feel cozy, light, and perfect for Catherine and James to sit close have a pint!

From there we headed down to the infamous Elora Gorge, a beautiful natural area in the Grand River valley. The jagged rocks and trickling water under the David Street Bridge lent a laid-back, natural tone to our shoot, and you could see that being outdoors made Catherine and James feel totally at ease. As the water rushed around their feet downstream and the sun starting setting over the gorge, Catherine and James held onto each other, smiling, laughing. Their glances and embraces made it clear that there wasn’t any other place they would rather have been in that moment than right there, together.

Catherine and James, we were so thrilled to experience Elora with you guys, and loved being with you both throughout the day! We are so excited that you two took these next steps towards being husband and wife, and can’t wait till we see you again on your wedding day!

Being soaked alone is cold. Being soaked with your best friend is an adventure.” -Emily Wing Smith

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Natasha and Brett’s story spans four years, four years of back and forth in a long distance relationship filled with happy arrivals and sad goodbyes. Over time the separation led to deciding to close the gap between them for good, so on a windy summer day in August, Natasha and Brett celebrated their first steps towards being together forever surrounded by loving friends and family at Mastronardi Estate Winery.

The morning started off with Natasha getting ready for the big day ahead surrounded by her bridesmaids in elegant, blush-coloured gowns from Azazie, glasses of Blue Nun close at hand. Natasha got dressed in a stunning gown by Nadia’s Bridal with glittering gold shoes by Steve Madden, and to keep with a beautiful Macedonian tradition, she slipped on the family gold coin necklace for a few photos and a special mother/daughter moment. 

Brett and his groomsmen began their morning getting ready in dark grey suits from Freeds accented by dark grey ties and finished off with Aldo dress shoes. They enjoyed their time together prepping for the day ahead with platters of cured meats and a celebratory shot of Lot 40 whiskey.

From there Brett, Natasha, and the two parties came together for a beautiful first look between the bride and groom followed by a few group photos, their dog Theodore included! The day was warm and windy and Natasha’s veil filled with wind as her and Brett stood together, smiling, hand in hand, on the rocks by the lake, happy in anticipation for the day ahead.

Feelings of admiration and excitement continued into the ceremony and reception as Brett and Natasha said I do surrounded by love and best wishes. The reception began with a traditional Macedonian pig dance symbolizing fortune for the couple, followed by touching speeches and fun, lively, circle dancing throughout the rest of the evening.

Natasha and Brett, we were so thrilled to take part in your wedding day. We wish you nothing but health, happiness, and safe travels in the days and years ahead. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for you both!

“I look at you and see the rest of my life in front of my eyes.”- Unknown

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  • JayeDecember 26, 2016 - 6:25 AM

    Every image has a story. Wonderful wedding photography!ReplyCancel

When you decide you want to spend the rest of your life with someone, you want the rest of your life to start right then and there. That’s how Denis felt when he decided to propose to Nikkie during their surprise trip to Cuba. He planned to propose during dinner, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, with his late mother’s wedding band, but happiness and sheer excitement got the better of him and he ended up proposing before they could even make it down to the beach! The two shared an intimate moment they couldn’t put into words, and it made their dinner even more memorable and special.

Nikkie & Denis met in high school and have been together ever since. They both enjoy being in nature, exploring Point Pelee National Park, playing tennis, bike riding, and going on coffee dates. One of their favourite memories is the time they visited Lambeau Field in Wisconsin to cheer on the Green Bay Packers under a wet snowfall, a hot chocolate and whiskey safely in-hand. 

We met up with Nikkie and Denis on one of the last warm days in September on their boat in LaSalle. It was the perfect location for their romantic, down-to-earth engagement session. The day couldn’t have been any better; the weather was mild, the sun was golden, and Nikkie and Denis seemed so at home being outdoors in the sunshine, it was easy to capture the laid-back qualities of their relationship. After shooting some pretty photos on the boat accompanied by glasses of bubbly champagne, we made our way back to land for a few more shots on the dock before ending our session with a sit-down by a small barrel fire to keep warm as we watched the evening turn into night.

Nikkie and Denis, we have loved getting to know you both through taking your engagement photos and we are so excited for the bright future you’ll soon share as husband and wife! We wish you nothing but the best in this new season of your lives together.

“Nobody has ever measured, even poets, how much a heart can hold.” — Zelda Fitzgerald

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It’s nice when you find someone you click with, someone who you feel you can do just about anything with; Caitlyn and Adam are a testament to this statement. Whether it’s trying different breweries and wineries, hanging out watching movies, or walking their beautiful Siberian Huskies Arya and Theia, they know how to make their time enjoyable simply by having the other by their side.

We met Caitlyn and Adam at Sprucewood Shores Estates Winery for their rustic, romantic, engagement shoot one warm September evening. Under shaded trees Caitlyn and Adam nestled close together holding each others hands, laughing, stealing kisses here and there. By then the sun had started setting and we wanted to make the most of the light left in the day, so we walked between the rows of green grape vines burning deep gold in the dwindling light for a couple photos before heading to the beach for a glass of red wine and a beautiful sunset. We ended our shoot as Caitlyn and Adam walked along the lake shore hand in hand, the water gently sweeping towards the sand. 

Caitlyn and Adam we were so thrilled to take your engagement photos. We are so excited for the the future you four (Arya and Theia included) have together and can’t wait to see you once again at your wedding! 

“The most beautiful sunset is when you have it with your beloved one and the most beautiful sunrise is quite the same.” – Galina Nelson

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Some people meet the love of their life way before they even know. For Allie and Max, this couldn’t be truer. Their story begins in grade school when the two would walk home together as classmates, unaware and unknowing that their future selfs would eventually marry. One day however, later in the future, they knew; they knew what young Max with the charming smile and young Allie with clear blue eyes didn’t; these two old classmates were perfect for each other and they were going to get married. Whether it’s lounging by the pool, sharing a bottle of wine, or going for walks reminiscent of their younger years, Allie’s gentle demeanour complements Max’s relaxed personality and both can safely say they’ve found the one their heart loves.

One August evening we met Allie and Max at Beach Grove Golf and Country Club for their romantic outdoor engagement session. This beginning location was the perfect for them as we were able to blend Max’s love of golf with Allie’s love of the outdoors. Allie had her nails and makeup done earlier that day by Kayla from Hairway to Heaven, and looked radiant in the evening light that flooded the golf course.

We continued our outdoors theme and went to the nearby Lakewood Park for some beautiful sunset photos. As the light set over the park, Allie and Max walked hand in hand by the lake shore full of excitement and admiration, and we caught some beautiful shot of them, full of love, surrounded by the prettiest sunset.

Allie and Max we are so happy you both have found your best friend, and love how excited you are for your big day. We are too, and we can’t wait to see you both when that time comes!

“There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.” – Sarah Dessen

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  • DianaNovember 2, 2016 - 11:07 AM

    I love the images by the water and how you put the ring in a shell!

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  • ShirleyNovember 2, 2016 - 3:34 PM

    What a beautiful couple!!!  Pictures are beautiful!!!ReplyCancel

Whether it’s travelling through Europe together, creating their own costumes for ComiCon, or hosting large friends and family gatherings, Alyssa and Sean know how to have a good time and make the best of any situation. Sean and Alyssa’s adventurous personalities pair so well  together!

Alyssa and Sean engagement session took place at the Detroit Opera House, a beautiful theatre full of gilded gold, history (Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington performed here!) and old elegance. These two enjoy the performing arts and going to the theatre; they even got engaged on the stage at the Capitol Theatre in Windsor (see the heartwarming video for that at the end of this blog post)! Needless to say, theatre plays a big part in their relationship and the Detroit Opera House, one of their all-time favourite auditoriums, was the perfect location to showcase their shared love of the performing arts. After shooting some beautiful portraits inside the grand main entrance, we went outside to the front of the building for some more light, airy, candid shots.

Alyssa and Sean, we were so thrilled to take your engagement photos and get to know you both better. We are so excited to see what’s in store for both of you this upcoming year, and can’t wait to be with you again on your wedding day!

“For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.” – Judy Garland

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  • Angel KidwellNovember 2, 2016 - 10:10 AM

    What a cool location! And her dress – wowzers! Great set of engagement photos:)ReplyCancel

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