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!

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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Glamour Portraits with Shannon

I had an itch to go out and just take photos for my own personal fulfillment as I have been watching and following a lot of glamour photographers lately like Sue Bryce, and I love the idea of someone feeling good about themselves as a result of my work. So the the day after Canada Day, Shannon and I met up at Harris Park to update some of her photos. If you recall our last get together was in the dead of winter and it was FREEZING! Needless to say we had to make up for the lost time, and what better way then with a portrait session!

We had a great time and it was a beautiful day! Shannon was awesome and brought a couple of outfits with her so we were really able to play around.

We then found a shadier spot and Shannon changed once again and this time it was more pixie like, added with the shady greenery she looked like she belonged in the forest.

I think these two ended up being my fave! They all turned out so pretty so its hard to pick just one! Thanks again Shannon for working with me and laughing along the way 🙂

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A Few Portraits with Daveo

A friend and I decided to meet up and I wanted get some portraits. I had a particular vision in mind but this was all pushed aside when he showed up looking like a lumberjack. So we ended up taking some photos that were more woodsy and raw than my original idea. I am certainly happy with the outcome!

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All in all, it was a fun little get together. After all of that walking we were both thirsty, so like any good Canadian, we went over to Tim Horton’s to get something cold to drink and headed home.

Surprise Baby Gender Reveal Photo shoot

This past Saturday, I was given the honour of photographing my childhood best friend; Sarah’s, baby gender reveal. click here for the gallery.

It started out by her giving me an unopened envelope and inside was the gender written down a folded piece of paper. She had blue and pink coloured, star shaped confetti that she gave me to fill these little push poppers she had made from a D.I.Y.

After that we ventured out in the crisp autumn air to capture the special moment of the revealing of the baby’s gender.

Would it be a boy or a girl? The votes were in! Up until this moment only the Doctor and I knew for sure!

IT’S A BOY!

Once discovering that it was a boy and taking the time to obviously celebrate and revel in the moment, they went back to their car to warm up. I then took a moment to grab a few more photos of their props, and the baby’s first purchased outfit.

I then joined them in the warmth of the car and once we all thawed a little we went back out to snap a few more shots of the happy soon to be family.

Well there you have it! The secrets out. What a surprising and eventful day. Sending a big congratulations to Sarah and Jason on their news of a baby boy, expected April 2015!

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Halloween Mini Photos and Family portrait session

On October 25th, I held a Halloween mini photo session. We had pumpkins, gourds, a skeleton, some witches brew, a cauldron… we had it all!

 

After getting some shots of the sleepy, 2 week old baby Marcus, we then had Mya come in who was dressed as “Princess Sofia” She was so cute and like all other kids, wanted to see each picture that we took right after we had taken it. After her insisting numerous times to take my photo; since I was taking hers,  I then let her take a few snaps of me with my phone just to make things fair. After all, we do teach kids to take turns so, that is what we ended up doing.

Once Mya and Marcus were all done, Charlie came along in his Iron Man costume. Charlie being such a super hero fan had received this costume as a gift for his 4th birthday in September, right then and there in the middle of McDonalds, he became Iron Man. So fast forward a few weeks and we’re almost at Halloween, Charlie was not very keen on having his photo taken. He was just not having it. Needless to say, we still made out with some great shots!

 

 

Once we finished with the Halloween photos, we headed over to Civic Garden for some family photos with Charlie’s family.