Wednesday, June 26, 2019

amber + mike | married at NeXT restaurant in stittsville

It's a beautiful day for the first wedding of the season!! Happy to introduce a lovely couple, Amber and Mike, who celebrated their June wedding at NeXT Restaurant in Stittsville. 

Enjoy a few of my favourites here! 

Love a good champagne explosion... 

These florals by Sage Events are absolutely stunning! You can see the full vendor list at the bottom of this post.

For a bride who LOVES to send letters, this personalized wax seal kit was the most thoughtful gift from her groom... 

Amber, you are gorgeous!! 

The face of a man who is counting his blessings every second that Amber said yes! I adore this photo:

We hopped outside between raindrops and got some really beautiful shots of Amber and Mike's favourite people. Love this one!

Meanwhile inside, the staff at NeXT were preparing for the incredible meal that was to come. It's one of my very favourite places when it comes to wedding food! 

Mike put so much care into making these hilarious videos that played between speeches. Just wait for Amber's reaction...

Love it. 

Congratulations Amber & Mike! Thank you for welcoming me into your celebration!


Hair and Makeup: Hair Expectations
Florals: Sage Designs
Bride's Shoes: Manolo Blahnik
Bridal Accessories: Vera Wang
Menswear: Tip Top Tailors
Invitations: Paper & Pearls
Cake and Cupcakes: Batter'Up Bakery

Thursday, June 20, 2019

grace + justin | engagement session at loft board game lounge

Ready for a cute one?

Allow me to introduce you to Grace and Justin. 

Grace and Justin had their first date at Loft Board Game Lounge in the heart of downtown Ottawa. It obviously went well because two days ago they returned to the same spot to have their engagement photos taken. 

It's been a long time since I shot a themed engagement session like this one, but the reason it WORKS is because it's authentically "them." A bowl of candy, The Game of Life, an Italian soda for Gracie and a beer for J, and the sweetest heart tattoo on that ring finger. 

I am obsessing. 

We also had to switch to Scrabble at some point because it's just such a classic.

I will always have a deep love for ring shots in bowls of candy. Seriously, if you go back on my blog far enough you will see SO many examples of this.

Woopsie, did I forget to mention I'll be travelling to VEGAS with these two in the Winter?! NBD. 

PS, you can see Loft in the background of this photo. We stopped here to chase the good light for a few minutes before moving on to another location! 

Oh hi, this is perfect.

An obvious choice for the first sneak peek to share on the night of the shoot...

Personal fave: 

Okay but I also love this one because anytime the hair goes out of place I get really excited and LIVE for it. 

You are a beautiful angel. I am not fully ready to talk about it so let's move on. 

Hashtag Ottawa Tourism... 

...With a side order of happy people in love. My speciality. 

Grace & Justin -- you guys gave me your all and I ADORE you both. I cannot think of two people who I'd rather travel to Vegas for -- it's going to be magical!

To book an engagement session, hit me up on the website!! xo