Wednesday, December 16, 2015

april + barry | winter wedding at the courtyard restaurant in the byward market

April and Barry planned the most beautiful evening wedding on the twelfth day of the twelfth month. Candles lined the pews at the church where they said their vows, and every detail was dripping with gold. The guests were thrilled for the pair and tears were certainly shed.

I am so happy to share a wedding that's like no other that I've ever photographed. It was challenging, it was quick yet laid back in the best way, and resulted in photos that I love. Photos that tell a story of two people who love each other very much.     

This is one of my favourite moments from the day. The minister sang "When I Fall In Love," by Nat King Cole. It was so beautiful and I started to tear up behind my camera. The words were then used to create his sermon for April and Barry, about falling in love and having it be forever. 

The reception was held at the Courtyard Restaurant in the Byward Market. This sweets table was perfectly festive. 

April & Barry -- I hope you are having the BEST time in the Dominican! 
Thank you so much for trusting me to capture your wedding day 
even without any daylight. I am grateful <3 


Hair: Angela Florio
Florals: Tivoli
Bride's Dress: Maggie Sottero from With Love Bridal
Menswear: Tip Top Tailors
Bride's Shoes: Town Shoes
Invitations: Heart and Fox
Bridal Earrings: BHLDN
Coasters: Picture Perfect Papier
Cake: Patisserie La Toque
Cake Topper: Better Off Wed
Drink Stirrers: Pink Poodles Deux 

Monday, December 14, 2015

favourite wedding photos from 2015

Last week I shared some of my favourite engagement photos from 2015. This post will be even sweeter because it features the best and happiest moments from this year's weddings. 

If you're already married and you're looking at these photos wishing you could do it all over again, I encourage you to look back on your own photos and remember how great of a day it was. And if you're pre-wedding, be happy for those who celebrated this year, and know that it will be everything you dream of when the time finally comes <3

Favourite bouquet from this season belongs to Amanda & Ron. Simple, long-stemmed...heaven. Thank you, Story & Rose, for your amazing talent.

When the wine bottles enhance the table decor, beautiful photos are made.

The most gorgeous group of girls...

This photo makes me think of easy, breezy love. Which is hilarious because it was SWELTERING and the groom's shoe was broken and we were rushing to get to the reception, but was perfect.

Photographing a wedding at a winery was on my business bucket list. Checking that one off felt so, so good.

Balcony bridal prep on this perfect afternoon in July? Definitely one of my favourite wedding season memories this year.

When I saw this next photo I instantly thought: this is what my business is about.

One final thought as I end this post:

Don't do anything if your heart's not in it.  

(Paraphrased from Justin Bieber's new song, "All In It." 
Yeah, sometimes that's where the inspiration for an entire week's worth 
of work comes from.)