Oh, the joy and fun photographing Max! I cannot help but laugh and smile at these images, knowing what a character this BOY is. Full. Of. Charm. xox Thank-you, Monique and Mark for continuing to share your beautiful boy with me!
Sometimes the most gorgeous locations and lighting can be found in our own backyards -- and when you least expect it. "Fall" can mean bare trees, crisp air and golden lighting even if you typically envision red, yellow and green to be the colours of the day. Thank-you, Howells, for following my lead as soon as we entered the space and for being so open-minded about what "fall" can look like. xox
What do you do when all of your 7 kids are home from school, work and travels and finally under one roof? Arrange a family session so you have proof. ;) Get them dressed, arrange a meetup, make it quick and painless and carry on with your day -- and Mom is happy. There you go, Carol-Ann: you now have 2015 covered. The group, the guys, the girls and each special person in your crew. xox
The first time I photographed Lisa, Ken, Emilia and Easton was when Easton was a bitty newborn. Since then, I have had the pleasure of witnessing this family's growth and change each Fall season -- which, to me, is a great honour. (Oh, the joy and beauty in these kids' faces!) Thank-you, Lisa and Ken, for sharing your family with me year after year. xox
When two sisters marry two brothers, the resulting families can be closer than just "in-laws" and "cousins". Sisters, Kelly and Karen, married brothers, Ernie and Robert, and look at what they've created. This particular family session was about bringing siblings and children together and focusing a bit on the matriarch that started it all: Grandma Marilyn. Thank-you, Angel and Gagnon families for sharing your bit of history with me and allowing me to capture your connections, both individually and together. xox
What a GREAT spirit in this family! The O'Connors came to their session with an openness and flexibility to trust in me, have fun and get out of their comfort zone. Their images are a result of that: they smiled, laughed, hugged and danced their way through their session, keeping true to themselves, their personalities and family connections. I will admit: my face hurt at the end from all the smiling I did. Thank-you, O'Connor family, for the trust you so willingly gave to me to capture your family in ways you would enjoy. xox
A few moons ago, Tiffany and her husband, Andy, were rained out of their chosen outdoor wedding portrait locations. Never forgotten, Tiffany knew she wanted to revisit those locations, this time to be photographed with her husband and two sons. As Murphy's Law would have it, she was rained out yet again, but with some patience and persistence, we made it happen -- with blue skies, bright sunshine and lots of smiles. With time, some things can come full-circle.
Jessica + Robin were so laid back in the planning of their wedding, focusing more on their marriage than their wedding day. Not even the threat of rain and a quick change of plans from an outdoor ceremony to an indoor ceremony could fluster Jessica or Robin. Just take a look at their smiles in these wedding day highlights: that is one happy bride walking towards her groom; that is one happy groom locked eye to eye with his bride. Their good cheer and smiles remained constant throughout their day, start to end. Jessica and Robin, I wish you a lifetime of continued smiles and happiness -- no matter what the weather brings. xox
Bridal Apparel: Bridal's Dream
Bridesmaid Apparel: Bridals Almor
Groom and Groomsmen Apparel: Tip Top Tailors
Bouquets: Floral Reef Designs
Hair: Kristy Flynn, Liz VanBeilen
Makeup: Spa Jada
Decor, Event Planning + Coordination: Custom Events
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