Adam and Christal’s Wedding

I was so happy when Adam and Christal asked me to photograph their wedding! These two are such a fun couple and I knew we would be able to get some great photos.

It was a small ceremony at City Hall with close family and friends, and while I have photographed larger weddings and loved those, there’s something I find a little more romantic with the smaller ones. I met them at the City Hall in downtown London, Ontario. Crann Wedding 002_1

Christal was stunning in her gorgeous white dress with her blue accents that gave this snowy day the lovely pop of colour it needed.

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We headed inside where it was warm and waited for the rest of the guests to arrive. While we waited we grabbed a few photos.

We then proceeded into the room and everyone took their seats so the ceremony could begin.

It was short and sweet with lots of laughs, their youngest wanted the spotlight and she was dancing all around the room at one point, it was super cute! I made them pose for one last photo before we left, Adam wanted to join in on the fun too.

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We then headed off to Victoria Park to take some more photos of the lovely couple and their girls.

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The girls were getting cold which was expected on a snowy March day, so we sent them off with Christal’s Best friend/MOH to go get warm and we braved through the cold a bit longer.

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We had an amazing dinner at Michaels on the Thames. From the salad, the soup and the main course there wasn’t anyone that went unsatisifed. The best part of course was dessert, they have the most AMAZING Sticky Toffee Pudding. I have only had it once and I want to go back just for that alone!

Thanks again for allowing me to capture your beautiful day!

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Adam & Catie’s Engagement session

I recently donated a session for a silent auction where all the proceeds were being donated to charity. A lovely lady won and gifted it to her newly engaged son so they could have some photos of the couple to use for things like save the dates and wedding invites.

Adam and Catie were a treat to work with! Even though they seemed a little nervous at first, they were ready and willing to follow whatever direction I gave.

We explored Ivey Park  as there were some beautiful gardens and walkways, we eventually ran into a few Pokemon players along the way. It seems to be a pretty popular spot.

The colours in the park were gorgeous so it was an awesome area to photograph in.

There was a neat stone wall underneath the bridge so we snapped a few there.

As the sun was starting to set we decided to take a walk on the bridge.

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We went back to the gardens to grab a few more photos as it was getting busy in the main area of the park.

It was a pretty gloomy and overcast day over all, so I was so happy when the sun came out! We grabbed a few more photos in the warmth of the sun and then called it a night as it was almost fully set.

Thank you Adam and Catie for trusting and allowing me to capture some wonderful images of you two together!

Becky’s Maternity Photos

Becky and I had planned on doing maternity photos for quite some time. When we finally had the opportunity, it was on a day that it was going to rain and thunderstorm. Checking the forecast we could see the rain was coming around 1 pm so we quickly got everyone dressed and ready and headed out.

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Thankfully I had some things planned because we literally had about ten minutes and it started raining halfway through.

Bec had brought some paint so we could do some gender reveal photos with Owen.

We were protected by the cover of the trees for a little while but the rain started to pour down so we had to pack up and leave quickly. We managed to grab a couple more shots just as it began to really come down.

 

Evan’s First Birthday!

Wow, I cannot believe this little guy is a year old already! It feels like yesterday I was taking photos of him still in mom’s tummy. Time flies and this is why I love photography, it allows you to look back at the past and bring memories back to life.

We filled Evan’s crib up with balloons! I think he enjoyed it. Mom decided she wanted to get in on the fun too.EvansBday043

Evan had quite the gathering of people for his first birthday, all of the grandparents were there. Even his aunts and uncles along with his cousins came as well to celebrate this special day.

After some visiting it was time for presents. Mom and Dad bought Evan a sweet new ride.

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Don’t forget the most important part of Birthdays… the cake! They had a beautiful dinosaur themed cake and cookies, along with a mini cake for Evan to “smash”

The Birthday boy was more than ready to dig into his cake.

Once he had enough cake, it was cookie time.

Everything went well and I think Evan had an awesome day! By the end he was getting tired, and was done with having photos taken.

Happy First Birthday baby boy! Here’s to many, many more!

Alayna’s 3 Month Session

This little cutie was lots of fun! 3 months is such a great age… They are alert but not moving around too much. She has the most beautiful blue eyes.

Babies are fun to photograph because you never know what will happen, you cannot direct them, you just have to be willing look and sound super silly to get their attention.

Mom had a little knitted Minions outfit for her, she was basically sleeping at this point. She had her time and she was done.

This was probably one of my faves from the session, simple yet so pretty, I can’t wait to see this little one grow!Alayna024

Sara’s Family Session

Last fall I had the opportunity of getting some photos of my friend Sara with her boyfriend and son. I was lucky to be able to do the same this year. Its awesome to see families grow, and to be able to capture it is even better! Her little guy is growing up so quickly.

This time we had her brother join in the fun so we could get some updated sibling photos for their parents.

After getting some images of their little family, we got some photos of Charlie and Jordie playing with light sabers.

And then it was the siblings turn to battle!

We then took some more serious shots of Sara and her brother.

And some silly ones, they had brought Nerf guns along as well. Needless to say many foam bullets were lost to the leaves!

The tree we were near was magnificent, I had to get a photo!

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We then ventured to another area of the park to take some more photos and then we headed home. It was a beautiful fall day!

Abigail and Kyle’s Wedding

When Abigail contacted me about photographing her wedding, she told me she would be getting married on Halloween day, and that they would be having a Masquerade themed wedding, needless to say I was so excited! The weather that day wasn’t the best it was a cool, dark day compared to the few days prior, but it was Halloween day, and we are in Canada! It almost always rains or snows that day, and of course it did end up raining.

Everything took place at Hotel Metro. A newer, very modern looking hotel in the heart of downtown London, Ontario. The room had a beautiful brick wall, and a very big window with a nice open concept. The ladies had their hair and makeup done in the room, and I snagged a few shots. The Bride handmade her and the Bridesmaids bouquets, I loved the colours! They were a nice pop to the neutral coloured dresses.

It was a very quaint and intimate Wedding with close family and friends. The ceremony was held in the Atrium of the hotel, its a very large open room with big windows at the top that lets in lots of daylight. They had a violinist playing their music for them. It was very sweet. They walked down the isle to Marry You by Bruno Mars. The backdrop was a handmade scroll that the Bride had made.

I was able to get some family and group photos for them inside the room before the ceremony, and afterwards in the Atrium since it was raining outside.

They had a nice sit down diner at Blu Duby the restaurant within hotel, along with the with their friends and family and some cute decor they had incorporated at their tables. They even had their own cute homemade Wedding Cake. I had the Bride and Groom sneak outside and bare the cool rainy weather for a quick “Thank You” photo.

Thanks for allowing me to capture your big day guys! It was a beautiful event and you were all gorgeous!

Best Friends… Not Always Human

When it comes to picking who would be your best friend(s), there are many things to consider.

Its obviously going to be someone you love to be around, and the feeling has to be mutual. It is usually a special connection and bond that you have together, that is different from any other. Almost as if at one point you had been separated from each other, then met up many years later only to pick up where you left off.

KaneWell, I believe we have the capability of forming that same bond with animals. Weather it be a Cat, or a Dog, or a Hamster. You end up creating a friendship that is unique between the two of you.

I have had many types of pets over the years. Mostly Dogs, and Cats, but you can throw in Hamsters, Birds, Rats, Fish and Turtles to that list as well. The one thing that remains the same,  you end up relying on one another, for many different things. From the pets point of view; you’re their parent. You are responsible for their food, home, cleanliness and socialization among other things.

From a human perspective, we see pets as an emotional connection; something to love and take care of. Hoping that animal will show us some kind of affection back. There’s nothing that beats a happy tail wagging, and kisses greeting you at the door when you come home from a rough day.

It has been scientifically proven that petting an animal releases positive endorphin’s in the brain, and as well they can be helpful in healing.

Saying goodbye to these friends is just as hard as it is if they were human. There is a void that cannot be filled. These photos of Kane (pit bull), were taken the day before he sadly had to be put to rest a few weeks ago. This week I had to say goodbye to my own family dog as well. It is never easy! Kane

R.I.P My 4 legged friends!

Baby Vaughn

I had the pleasure of meeting baby Vaughn a few weeks ago to get some new born photos. She has the most adorable bright red hair! Her mom bought her the most adorable knitted mermaid tail and seashell top.

I love the tiny fingers and toes that babies have. Its crazy to imagine being that small at one time. She looked so peaceful while she slept.

She is certainly precious!

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Sara and Jason’s Wedding

Sara and Jason had a beautiful wedding at the Slit Barn in Cambridge. Its an old property with lots of greenery. The old restored barn was beautifully decorated with lots of flowers in mason jars, a teacup display for the evening coffee and tea, and they even had a live band!

We lucked out with the weather has it had been very hot the few days prior but thankfully we got a nice break from the heat and it was just a perfect sunny day!

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The girls had to get ready for the big day! Hair and makeup can be time consuming, but It was an evening wedding, starting at 7:00 pm, so we had lots of time.

The ceremony was held outside, outback of the restored home that is also on the property. They had nice wood benches, and along the isle they had white lanterns, along with a row of hay bales at the front covered with white cloth. There were beautiful flower arrangements that were sitting on top of old barrels. It was very country chic.

Sara and Jason had a special log cutting during the ceremony. The log cutting is meant to symbolize the first obstacle they will over come together as a married couple. Its a tradition at German weddings, and while these two are not German, it was a very lovely idea, and something I had never seen before!

They then did the traditional kissing of the Bride, and they were officially married. Jason’s dad played live while they walked down the isle to celebrate their union.

We were able to get lots of family photos for them. They both have very welcoming families. Everyone was having fun, but eventually Kye; Sara’s boy, just wasn’t having it anymore. He wanted to run around and play, which I don’t blame him, I’d rather not have my photo taken a hundred times either!

The wedding party was looking great! The ladies had beautiful pastel coloured dresses, and the men had blue toned suites. These guys were not afraid to be silly, which was so fun!

The reception was held in the actual barn itself. They had nice chandeliers lit up, and other string lights hung around the place. They had lots of yummy treats! I felt like a kid in a candy store. Sour keys, Coke Bottles, Popeye Cigarettes, cupcakes and other baked goodies. You could get a sugar rush just looking at it all!

They had some lovely speeches, and then it was time to dance and party!

And last but not least the gorgeous couple!