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Amy & Justin’s Niakwa Golf & Country Club Winter Wedding

From the moment I met Amy and her mom at The Big Day Wedding Expo, I knew we’d be an absolutely amazing fit and I so desperately hoped she felt the same way too after connecting at the show. I waited patiently hoping to hear from her, and when I did I couldn’t have been more happy to meet again with Amy and her fiancé to really seal the deal. There is no greater feeling than meeting with both a bride & groom and not only connecting immediately but knowing  that you mostly importantly share the same vision and values on whats important in your photography coverage on the wedding day. Capturing the organic moments of the day are important to me and my clients, but if you are also details orientated and you love the flowers, the shoes, the invites, the decor and all the little things in between, then you’re going to want to find a photographer that shares in your detailed orientated passion. Even though I feel as though I have absolutely no style whatsoever on the best of days, I can tell you, I absolutely love and appreciate a well-planned, curated wedding day that effortlessly carries on a beautiful well-established theme pulling together the style, colours and details seamlessly to reflect my couples style. There’s not doubt that you’ll see exactly what I mean in Amy & Justin’s classic winter wedding day. From their engagement photos right to the wedding day, Amy and Justin pulled together a beautiful theme of classic sophistication from her dress, the classic bow tie worn by Justin, the groomsmen’s black fitted suits alongside emerald toned bridesmaids dresses complimented with beautiful Berry toned floral elements for that perfect pop of colour. Not only was this day aesthetically pleasing, these two are truly one of the sweetest couples I’ve ever met and they were certainly one of my highlight weddings of 2018. Mature, sophisticated, yet playful and seriously just kind individuals, their intimate wedding day focused on the appreciation of each and everyone one of their guests that attended their wedding day. We had a great day shooting in the Exchange District and on the lovely snowy filled grounds at Niakwa Country Club, and just when the day couldn’t get any better, the reception had me laughing and at points in tears it was so entertaining. Their MC absolutely killed the introductions of the wedding party, bride & groom and even hosted a surprise fashion show, seeing as how Amy’s side for-fun hustle is being a fashion blogger and a personal shopping assistant.
I seriously won’t forget how amazing this wedding day was, and I am so lucky that Justin & Amy’s wedding brought Amy and I together on more than one occasions for several fashion for-fun collaboration shoots leading up to the wedding day.
Wishing this amazing couple a long road of love, friendship, and happiness together and I’m sure it won’t be the last of connecting with these two.

Enjoy Amy & Justin’s beautiful wedding day and if you can’t get enough of this crazy gorgeous wedding and these two in general, you should go check out their incredible engagement session HERE taken at the St. Norberts Art Center.

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Locally Crafted Romantic Brewery Wedding

As featured in Who’s Who Special Edition Weddings by Big Day Wedding Expo, I was thrilled to be apart of this beautifully curated wedding shoot hosted in a beautiful industrial building of brick, wood, and shiny metallics known as The Little Brown Jug located right here in the heart of the Exchange District.

If you’re still trying to come up with a few unique ideas for photo locations, Little Brown Jug has everything from great light, a modern yet old character feel, and of course who can forget, locally crafted brew for you and your wedding party after photos – doesn’t get a whole lot better than that. The photographs speak for themselves and highlight the unlimited potential this entire space offers including enough room for an entire wedding party. And my most favourite detail as a photographer, the beautiful dreamy natural light helping me to create the most stunning bridal portraits you see here. Seriously, who would ever in their right mind think amazing bridal shots = brewery backdrop right, am I right?

So, feast your eyes on the loveliness below that was created by some of our top wedding industry talents. If you’re loving the feel and style of this romantic yet industrial wedding, these lovely artists can help you create make this style and feel a reality  for your very own wedding day – see vendors below the photos to get in contact. Enjoy.

xo

 

VENUE: Little Brown Jug  | FLORALS: Academy Florists | DRESS: Anna Lang Bridal TUX: Aldo Formal Wear MAKEUP: 2 Chicks and a Bag of Makeup

EVENT PLANNER & COORDINATORS: Alexandra Lillian Weddings & Big Day Wedding Expo RENTALS: Planned Perfectly

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Crystal & Jason’s Pineridge Hollow Wedding

This will easy go down as one of my favourite weddings for so many reasons. The biggest being that Crystal & Jason are just about the absolute loveliest people you will ever meet. I’ve been lucky enough to shoot not only their wedding but also the weddings of some of the most important people in their lives. Each curated detail of their wedding day held such important meaning to the both of them, and honestly every little detail couldn’t have come together more perfectly.

Jason and Crystal drew their wedding theme and colours of  Burgundy, Slate Blue, and Brass as inspiration from their many winery trips to vineyards they visited over the years together. They wanted to incorporate deep burgundy to represent the colour of wine; Crystal’s beautiful Essence of Australia dress featured beautiful rosettes and raw organza in a soft colour called Moscato – as I said, it all couldn’t have been more perfect for their shared love for wine which shone on their wedding day. They subtly incorporated slate blue into their hand dyed muslin table runner and the beautiful raw silk ribbons used for the boutonnieres and bouquets created by the ever so talented Stone House Weddings. During their engagement, Crystal searched many different antique shops and estate sales in search of the various vintage brass pots and goblets to be used as centre pieces.

I absolutely adored capturing all the details of their day especially all the laughter, fun, and love these two shared together and all the love  their friends and families have for these two gems of human beings. These two just radiate together and I’ll truly miss seeing them every month lol. So, i’ll just leave this lovely wedding to feat your eyes on and maybe even gather some inspiration from. xo

 




VENUE: Pineridge Hallow | FLORALS: Stone House Weddings | DRESS: Bliss Bridal TUX: EPH Apparel MAKEUP: 2 Chicks and a Bag of Makeup

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Jessica & Steve Elmhurst Golf Course

Easily one of my favourite weddings of all time, this beautiful Elmhurst golf course wedding is not to love. Aside from all the beautiful aesthetics & details brought together by an amazing team of talented local vendors, this bride & groom and their whole wedding party really are some of the sweetest & most memorable individuals I have yet to have in front of my camera. What’s even better, I’ve gotten to see this sweet bride Jessica and hubby for both Maternity photos and Family photos over the last couples of years since they tied the knot. I love seeing my couples grow together and their family after their wedding days.  Couples like this who keep in touch and ask me to capture more of their biggest life moments make me pinch myself and ask if this is really what I get to do as a career.

Enjoy Jessica & Steve’s beautiful wedding – all the talented vendors can be found below if you love the style and how everything came together.


 

This beautiful photo above of Jessica & her Bridesmaids won a top 30% award in a photo competition that hosted over 332,768 photos from various photographers all over the world!


 

 

VENUE| Elmhurst Country Club    FLOWERS| Beyond Flowers   DRESS|  7th Avenue Bridal  DECOR & RENTALS| Simply Perfect Decor CAKE & CAKE POPS: Sweet Impressions

 

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Beautiful Hawthorn Estates Wedding

Each year Shoot n’ Share holds a lovely contest for photographers from all around the globe, and when I say all around the globe I truly mean it – we are talking 141 different countries to be exact – how cool is that? It’s actually quite amazing that a community comes together for a whole month of the year to submit their “best 50” photos, and have hundreds of thousands of others vote for their favourite photographs from all different categories; from senior portraits, to family, newborn, styled shoots, wedding parties, pets, the bride, the groom and a few other pretty great categories just to name a few. In 2017 the contest started out with a submission of nearly 332,768 photos with voting  open to anyone and everyone for an entire month – that means you too could vote.  Things get pretty fun & inspiring as a photographer and the month of February can be difficult not getting into a habit of simply just eating, sleeping, and voting all day long. The wonderful team at Shoot n’ share whom host this amazing contest go above and beyond to make sure voting is fair and at random, they really have created such a great space to share talent & inspiration.

For me, 2017 was my first year submitting to the competition and I am still in awe of how far I placed in the competition with a number of my photos. Individuals can simply choose your photos out of the 4 that pop up, but if they really love your photos they can “heart” them and this is the only way to know whether you might have a photo still left once you get in the higher rounds. With each passing round and eliminations I would sequel with joy that my hearts were still increasing and not knowing which photos they were almost killed me. Anyhow, the photo contest wrapped up and I was so pleased that a good number of my photos made it through all 10 rounds of voting and some of my favourites placed higher than I ever could have dreamed and hoped for in my first year submitting. I even made top 100 photos with this beautiful bridal Portrait below out of 332,768 and over 49 million votes cast. I have also entered for 2018 some of my favourites from 2017 and even some older ones from the vault. We are currently at round 7 and my hearts are still slow and steadily moving up, so that gives me hope I am doing as well as last year. I’ll keep posted on this post for each year to share all the beautiful images that place in the competition. My fingers toes and eyes are crossed for 2018 – two weeks left for voting. In the meantime, you can take a peak at some of 2017’s photos and where they placed.


 


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