Tuesday, July 29, 2014

kymberlie + geoff | barrhaven field couple session

Kymberlie is an amazing photographer
Kymberlie lives down the street from me. 

When you put these two things together, you have one instant friendship. Add to it that we're both mommies and that means mid-afternoon walks around the neighbourhood, with chit chat about parenting, marketing, and general photo taking. 

I hung out with her and her husband for an evening and I'm completely smitten with the result. Kym and Geoff are a fantastic example of what my business is all about: happy people in love. She's spirited and adorable, and he's got that whole handsome thing going on.  

If you've checked out her website by now, you know that our styles are very different! That made working together even more fun. She'd say things like "I'd shoot from the exact opposite angle!" and I'd ask her questions about her posing style. 

Some day soon she'll be turning the camera on me. I'm pretty excited about it :)

How's that for a fun way to start a Tuesday?

Monday, July 28, 2014

second annual book club photoshoot!

Remember that time I took photos of my book club girls? Well that was one whole YEAR ago, almost to the day! I remember it fondly -- the August meeting, just days after finding out I was pregnant. I lined the ladies up, got my camera ready, and told them my news. And then two other girls said, "we're pregnant too!"

One year later and now three of us are moms and one of us is a mommy-to-be!

Since The Unputdownable Book Club is a big fan of making annual traditions, I'm happy to bring you: the second annual book club photoshoot :)

In case you're wondering how we coordinated outfits for this shoot, I gave the girls a few rules to follow, including "no black!" and "bright/bold colours and patterns are your friends." 

I'm pretty fond of how great they all look.

Mom club (but missing one member!)

Usually we alternate between members' living rooms for the meeting, but we switched it up a bit this month and met at a local book store! Something different :) 

We're mighty thankful to Black Squirrel Books for hosting us.

Our prez :) By the next annual book club photoshoot, she will be a married lady!

Until next year!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

danielle + mark | calabogie peaks resort wedding

A surprise proposal on the beach, followed by an intimate wedding on an island… 

Danielle & Mark's romance is beyond beautiful. I had such a great time watching their love become official on Saturday afternoon. I've been itching to post these photos and I'm so glad they're ready today! 

Sit back and enjoy, this is a lengthy and beautiful one.

I love these photos of Danielle and her mom. Anyone can see how proud she is of her beautiful daughter. 

A dad's first look at his baby girl on her wedding day… 

Mark wrote Danielle a beautiful letter (5 pages!) and sent it to her room with a bouquet of flowers and a little gift from Kate Spade. The man has good taste.

July 19th was the most beautiful day for a wedding. The sun was out and since the ceremony took place on this amazing walk-out island, the guests had a cool breeze to enjoy.

The ceremony details were handmade by Mark and assembled by the wedding party. Pretty sure everyone who gets married at Calabogie Peaks Resort will be disappointed these doors aren't a permanent fixture! 

I'm obsessed with these details. 

After the first kiss, the guests tossed paper hearts for Danielle and Mark's walk down the aisle. Some of my favourite photos from the day are taken in those first few seconds as husband and wife. 

Danielle & Mark, hope you enjoyed this little preview of your collection!
Wishing you an amazing time in Niagara this week :)