Friday, June 23, 2017

jacquie + jason | sandy hill summer engagement session

I remember our drive through the hills. Ryan was telling me the names of the people who would be staying in the cottage, as part of a work trip to Tremblant. It was a bit of a mixed bag to encourage some interdepartmental mingling, and when he got to one name in particular he said, "Oh, and Jacquie! You guys will be two peas in a pod. You'll just LOVE her."

As we unpacked the groceries and picked our rooms, this bouncy and delightful person came up to me and said, "HELLO LOVE! I'm so happy to meet you!" I loved her instantly, just like Ryan knew I would. And thus, a friendship began.

Four years later, Jacquie and Jason are planning an absolutely amazing wedding in Toronto, and I am delighted to be their photographer. Even more than that, I am thrilled to be able to witness this season in their lives. Ryan and I are so lucky to be able to call this couple our friends, so please enjoy a few of my favourite photos from their summery engagement session in Sandy Hill! 

If you can even believe it, she is this beautiful on the inside too. 

Everything was in full bloom, how gorgeous <3

Seriously so perfect, these two! 

J+J -- I mean, there are just no words. Is it September yet please?! I cannot wait for the big day. It will be my sincerest pleasure to celebrate right by your sides and dance the night away after the last photo has been taken. <3 All our love and congratulations on your engagement! 

Thursday, June 22, 2017

michelle + tyler | summer wedding in brockville

The wedding date had to change. 

When I read Michelle's email I was holding my breath until the part where she told me everything was okay, and that a new wedding date was one that I was available for. What relief! I loved every second of our email and phone correspondence and couldn't WAIT to be her wedding photographer, and knowing that a slight change of plans wouldn't jeopardize that made me do a little happy dance inside. Next step: change the event in my calendar: 

MICHELLE & TYLER'S WEDDING, now on June 17, 2017!

I loved that the announcement of Michelle & Tyler's pregnancy lead to their engagement/maternity shoot, and now I couldn't wait to meet baby Myla and see her shine as the star of this beautiful wedding day. 

Since you probably can't read the top line of the invitation, it says, "Myla is excited to invite you to the wedding of her parents, Michelle & Tyler" -- I died. 

Tyler's parents have a stunning condo overlooking the harbour in Brockville, and it was such a treat for the girls to get ready there. Everywhere I looked was a perfect spot for a detail shot. Thank you Tina & Walter for being such wonderful hosts!

How adorable is this little felt sign! 

Reading a letter from Ty just moments before heading into the limo for the ceremony. Such a sweet reminder to be present in the moment, focusing on what this day is really about. 

There's our little star! Myla was picture perfect in the arms of her Auntie Amy during the ceremony, and loved walking down the aisle with her parents :)

I mean, it's the perfect family photo of these three. I almost can't imagine this wedding without Myla there! 

Michelle & Ty -- love you guys! I hope you danced the night away (I have a feeling you did...) and that life is sweet as a family of three. Thank you for involving me in your plan A and your plan B. It was a pleasure to be by your sides and witness your wedding day! I kinda wish every wedding could have a Myla now. Just saying. 


Florals & Decor: Creative Kosher Catering
Bride's Dress: Kenneth Winston from Alliance Bridal
Bridesmaids' Dresses: Alexia