You may recognize this remarkable power couple from their downtown Detroit engagement session last October. Sandra is a brilliant and beautiful woman that makes the cutest scrunched up nose when she smiles. JP is a highly motivated and dapper man that cherishes his Sandy with all of his heart (just look at how he looks at her throughout the post below – ah!). When they’re not being kick-ass lawyers, JP and Sandra are usually surrounding themselves with friends and family, enjoying a little tequila, or planning their next trip around the globe. 

JP and his groomsmen prepped for the big day by suiting up and shared some laughs over their love for WWE. Sandra and her girls got a little pampering at Lavish Salon and arrived to the house looking fabulous. Before we headed to the ceremony, Sandra’s maid of honour surprised her with a touching gift from JP. He had written her a toast of admiration to be read aloud in front of all of her friends, and arranged for a special bottle of Dom Perigean (vintage 2006 no less!) to be shared among them. With that, they left for the church filled with joy and excitement.

Their heartwarming ceremony took place at Ste. Anne’s Parish in Tecumseh. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house watching JP’s face as his favourite girl walked down the aisle towards him. After some meaning scripture readings and a blessing, we headed to The Art Gallery of Windsor for a clean, modern, and fresh photos.

The reception followed at Fogolar Furlan where Elegance By Design brought the ivory, champagne, and blush wedding theme to life that JP and Sandra had dreamed of. Shelby’s Sweet Shoppe added to the beauty with a stunning desserts table for their guests. Highlights of the night were the speeches made between friends and family. These people love and value each other on such a deep level. Even we were in tears! DJ PJ got the party started with his enthusiastic drumming and ACS Productions set the mood with lighting for an epic dance party.

JP and Sandra, we adore you both, and could not be happier that you have been so lucky in love. Thank you for inviting us into these once in a lifetime moments to share in your joy! We will never forget the love, admiration, and gratitude we felt that day between you and your families. We know you already know how blessed you are! Never forget it. xo

“The first time I saw you, my heart whispered, “that’s the one”.” -Unknown

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  • Sue litsterJune 28, 2016 - 5:11 PM

    proud of my God-Son and his new bride.  love you, Aunt Susan and Uncle Eric xoxoxReplyCancel

Evan is a hard-working medical student who loves sports and travel.  Sam has a heart of gold and a passion for volunteering with a variety of organizations. Together they can usually be found at the beach, enjoying a picnic lunch, laying under the stars, or being endlessly entertained by their dog Keysha playing in the water. Even their first “I Love You”‘s were said over a picnic for Sam’s birthday. Of course beach picnics had to be included for their engagement shoot!

We decided that Lakeside Park in Kingsville was the perfect spot to capture the story of this adorable couple, and we couldn’t have asked for a better day! Besides the perfect weather and the lake looking like absolute glass, Sam and Evan made our jobs easy with their lighthearted personalities and genuine connection. Even after the 8 years they’ve been together, they still act as if they have a grade school crushes on each other. Their cuteness with each other definitely didn’t stop when we’d lower the camera to check shots.

Sam and Evan, you two are a blast to be with! We have loved getting to know you so far, and are pumped about spending more time together as we head towards your happily ever after. Five more months! xo

“…all that you are is all that I’ll ever need.” – Ed Sheeran

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  • AshleyJune 27, 2016 - 2:31 PM

    Oh my goodness – could this engagement session be any more lovely?! Beautiful work, as always! (And I love their picnic setup – such a cute idea!)ReplyCancel

  • Donna BeckJune 28, 2016 - 1:43 AM

    Absolutely beautiful engagement session!ReplyCancel

  • CourtneyJune 29, 2016 - 8:43 AM

    I love how natural this engagement session looks! So many beautiful elements from the environment tied into the shoot. The couple is super cute too! :)ReplyCancel

You may remember Brandon and Annalyssa from their colourful and fun-filled engagement session last February. Their wedding quickly approached, and days went from being blustery to warm as the sun started to make more appearances in May.

Their Big Day began with some hair and makeup pampering, and Annalyssa slipping into her gorgeous gown from Bridal Couture. Her parents’ home was filled with doting friends and family, and excitement and anticipation was everywhere! Her bridesmaids were looking mighty fine in their serenity coloured dresses that went along swimmingly with the colour scheme of the day. Groom Brandon got ready at his Mom’s house by suiting up in a finely tailored blue Jack Victor suit from 67 Richmond. Everyone was looking sharp, even Brandon’s lovable pup, who was rocking a tux complete with a top hat!

They were wed at Good Shephard Parish in Tecumseh and had their wedding party portraits taken at the new Leamington Town Hall. The natural light and giant living wall inside the building were perfect for the candid feel that Brandon and Annalyssa were hoping for.

The couple had envisioned a timeless, romantic, and classic feel for their reception. As usual, Mastronardi Estate Winery jumped right on board with the couple’s vision and brought it to life beautifully. Jacobs Flowers had the venue outfitted in beautiful white hydrangeas with cream and antique blush roses. 3-D Live Catering brought their A-game with an incredible meal, and Sunrise Bakery followed suit with tasty desserts. The night ended with some dreamy sunset pictures and some pretty talented dancers showing off their best moves to lights and sounds by ACS Productions.


Annalyssa and Brandon, your day was a true reflection of the both of you. Your lovable personalities shone throughout your day, and we are truly happy to have been able to photograph your engagement session and your wedding day!

“All she ever wanted was unpredictable kisses a
d unforgettable laughter.” – Brandon Villaseno


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  • Cindy FryeJune 13, 2016 - 8:56 PM

    Beautiful pictures of a beautiful couple on a beautiful day!!! ReplyCancel

Amy and Matthew began their friendship at a young age, and became closer as the years went on over long car rides to school together. Matthew describes Amy as beautiful, smart, and affectionate, and Amy describes Matthew as generous, handsome, and intelligent. Together they make an adventure seeking, travel loving, and very snuggly couple! If they’re not reading some of their favourite books (*cough cough* Harry Potter) or watching Game of Thrones together, Amy and Matthew are probably out embracing their inner foodie with a glass of wine on a restaurant’s terrace.

The couple had their hearts set on using the Detroit Public Library as the backdrop for their dreamy engagement session. We had to agree, it was the ideal spot to showcase their relationship! The rows of books, the long dimly lit hallways (that were very Harry Pottery-esque), and the intimate rooms upon rooms made for such a romantic spot. Once we were finished inside, we headed outdoors to a pretty parkette right outside the library. It was the perfect place for snuggling on a blanket and sharing a dance under the freshly bloomed trees. 

Amy and Matthew, thank you for choosing us as your engagement and wedding photographers! We had the best time with you, and are highly anticipating all of the wedding shenanigans coming up this August!

“It’s you. It’s always been you.” – The Notebook

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You may remember David and Blair from their winter engagement session this past December. Well, just a few short months later, here we are celebrating their wedding day! If there was an award for most relaxed and ‘in the moment’ wedding couple, Dave and Blair would win! Their day began and ended at the stunning grounds of Beach Grove Golf & Country Club. Blair arrived that morning, bright eyed and ready to get the party started. Her best friend, Kelly, was there that morning to help with all the fine details, and buttoned Blair into that gorgeous Maggie Sottero gown. Dave was looking mighty dapper in his Jack Victor tux from 67 Richmond and couldn’t wait to see his bride.

Dave and Blair decided on a secret first look, so we gathered in a private room to capture the special moment before their ceremony (see the delightful photos below). You could see the genuine excitement and joy on their faces. We lead the soon to be bride and groom outside for some portraits under the freshly bloomed trees and across the road to the golf course.

Although it was calling for rain that morning, the sun came out just in time for the formal portraits and outdoor ceremony. What a gift! Pastor Linda, a long-time friend of the bride, did a lovely job facilitating the intimate service. Soon after the guests headed inside for a cocktail hour and enjoyed the soothing sounds of Walter Senko and band, that was put together by the music loving bride.

David and Blair envisioned an elegant, yet rustic reception space and their vision came to life with the help of Jen, at Elegance by Design. The space was decorated with simple and fresh greenery provided by Rainbow Flowers and hand drawn chalkboard art by Rustic Charms. After an incredible meal, guests enjoyed delicious goodies provided from Shelby’s Sweet Shoppe who followed the elegant and rustic vibe to a T. Their day came together beautifully, just like they did as a couple, so well suited for one another.

Blair and David, you pulled it off! What an incredible day to be a part of. Thank you for choosing us to capture your engagement and wedding photos! We hope you love the photos, and that they transport you back to all of the feelings you felt that day. God bless you both!

“And suddenly, all the love songs were about you.” – Unknown

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  • Jennifer SmithMay 10, 2016 - 11:11 PM

    Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Donna BeckMay 11, 2016 - 11:22 AM

    What a GORGEOUS wedding, I love the variety of the day and how you captured so much emotion. Beautiful work!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy Cameron PlotnickMay 11, 2016 - 3:35 PM

    Pam, What a beautiful wedding. Wishing them many years of happiness together.
    Fondly, Sandy and StewartReplyCancel

  • Kristina BillsMay 13, 2016 - 5:41 PM

    I seriously fall in love with your work every time I see it! Seriously so so gorgeous and perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Jamie WiebeMay 14, 2016 - 7:07 PM

    Wow, there’s so much to love! The dress, “happy wife, happy life”, the venue! Amazing shots of a beautiful day :)ReplyCancel

  • Carly LefebvreMay 18, 2016 - 8:28 PM

    Beautiful photos and a wonderful capture of all the amazing detailsReplyCancel

You may remember Jordan & Laura from their 2014 engagement sessions shot in sunny California. Talk about a dream location! These two are lucky enough to call the sparkling ocean and those rolling hills their home. Let me tell you a bit about them! Laura, a thoughtful, generous, and admitted chocolate lover first caught Jordan’s eye back in their high school years. She was a total babe back then (I have seen the #tbt photos) and still is today. Jordan easily stole her heart with his laid back personality, perfect hair, and talented hockey skills. Together they are an outdoor loving, tea drinking, movie-going couple who are wildly photogenic (they seriously made our job easy)!

Alright, let’s jump into the wedding day! Laura began her day at her parent’s home surrounded by her closest gal pals and a talented team of hair and makeup artists. The house was surprisingly calm (for a wedding morning). Laura couldn’t wait to jump into her gorgeous wedding gown by Berta Bridal and share a special ‘first look’ with her dad. Family means the world to Laura, and she means the world to them. You can literally see her mom and dad’s looks of admiration and honour throughout the wedding day. It was enough to melt this Italian girl’s heart!

Jordon’s morning preparations began with friends at Caesar’s Windsor. As per usual, his hair and style were on point. We loved his skull socks and Hugo Boss suit. The guys shared some laughs before heading to the Art Gallery of Windsor for Jordan and Laura’s ‘first look’ and wedding party portraits. Their first look was adorable (see below), and their glamourous wedding party was super supportive of the happy couple. They soon after headed to their ceremony and reception venue, Mastronardi Estate Winery, to celebrate becoming Mr. and Mrs. Jordan Nolan! After a delicious meal and gorgeous desserts, Jordan and Laura snuck out with us for a few sunset shots. We were back before the friends and family kicked off the party with an impromptu conga line.

Jordan & Laura, you guys are the real deal. One thing we can say for certain, you two genuinely cherish and love each other with that “through thick and thin” type of love. You get each other in a very special way, and we are tremendously happy you have found your forever home in each other. Thank you for bringing us into your lives, and for choosing us to capture these special memories. Go Kings!

“We were together. I forget the rest.” -Walt Whitman

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  • Donna BeckMay 3, 2016 - 10:55 PM

    Oh my gosh, these wedding images are stunning! Love the details shots and your style overall…amazing wedding photography!ReplyCancel

  • NickMay 3, 2016 - 10:58 PM

    Wow! Such a beautifully captured wedding. I really love the venue for ceremony and the winery. Great job with the attention to details. Congratulations to this lovely couple!ReplyCancel

  • Carly LefebvreMay 5, 2016 - 4:59 PM

    Beautiful capture of a stunning wedding at Mastronadi Estate Winery.ReplyCancel

  • KristinaMay 16, 2016 - 12:29 PM

    You are so amazing!!! Seriously these are perfection! I think your my favorite wedding photographer! These images are flawless!ReplyCancel

Stella has insanely brilliant blue eyes, a fabulous sense of humour, and enough energy to go around. Geoff is a baseball lover, about as relaxed as they come, and has a great smile that’s dangerously contagious. Their love of education and caring for children lead them to meet in College while studying to be Early Child Educators. They hit it off and have been joined at the hip ever since.

Geoff and Stella really wanted a winter engagement session. We booked their shoot for February thinking that would give us a chance for snow. Well, it turns out they had a gorgeous winter day with temperatures in the 60’s! Thankfully Point Pelee National Park had some amazing ice flows that allowed us to still capture the winter wonderland for at least part of their session. For the overall feel of the shoot, we wanted the atmosphere to be low key and peaceful. Stella and Geoff totally delivered with their comfortable and adorable love of each other. You all know we love those sweet genuine moments the best! The session ended with a stunning sunset, which made the perfect backdrop for us to snap some sweet kisses between these two best friends.

Geoff & Stella, thank you for opening yourselves up to our cameras. Photographing you both was a breeze! We are happily anticipating your upcoming wedding and of course photographing you both again.

“And anyone who saw how she looked at him knew that she was hooked.” -Unknown

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  • AlexApril 20, 2016 - 3:51 PM

    Beautiful session, Arica and Joshua! The diversity of locations for a single shoot is amazing and those sunset photos are so dreamy!ReplyCancel

  • ChantalApril 20, 2016 - 9:41 PM

    What a stunning engagement session. The light at the end of the session is amazing!! Beautiful as always guys!ReplyCancel

  • MarieApril 21, 2016 - 5:58 AM

    Wow they are incredibly gorgeous! I love the photos in front of the ice. I can see your peaceful winter theme throughout the session. Great job and congrats to this gorgeous couple!ReplyCancel

  • KimApril 21, 2016 - 9:31 AM

    The ring and pine cone! Love!ReplyCancel

  • Chasity Noel - Savvy ImagesApril 21, 2016 - 11:24 AM

    What a lovely engagement session. Gorgeous light!ReplyCancel

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