Archive for Jun 2011

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June 30, 2011 Glen and Dorothy

I have been so excited for Glen and Dorothy’s wedding and engagement session. They have great ideas and style… I love hearing about their wedding and all the great details Dorothy is planning! When they suggested shooting in and around their home – I loved it! I love having a bit of a person’s story in their photos!

We met at their apartment… I fell in love from the driveway.

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Then we started to walk all around their amazing neighbourhood. I love this part of Hamilton!

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Then it was back to their great place. Glen has a selection of fun t-shirts… it was kind of a joke between them as they got to know each other – waiting to see which one he would wear next. So of course he had to wear one for their engagement session. “Corporate Zombie” t-shirt. Perfect!

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And they had so many fun pieces around their place. Their Domo doll was won at a carnival early in their relationship – so when they moved in they wanted a central place for it. They put it on the fireplace mantel to keep it clean while they unpacked… and there he has stayed. Love him!

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I had so much fun with these two! And I loved reading this on Dorothy’s Facebook afterwards….

“This was the easiest thing i’ve ever done…..and by that i mean hiring edison photography because krista makes us look good.”

Looking forward to their Fall wedding!

Celebrating life and love,

Krista

June 30, 2011 Wedding Chicks

We are so thrilled to have been featured on Wedding Chicks yesterday – we love this wedding blog! Great resource for any bride! LINK

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Celebrating life and love,

Krista

A past bride of mine has recently started a wedding planning business…. Blossom Events… so excited for Janice! Janice and her business partner Mary planned a shoot based around a ballerina theme and pulled in some of Toronto’s great vendors! Today we are so honoured it is being featured on Wedding Obsession which you can view HERE.

Here are some of my favourites!

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Janice – thanks for letting me be a part of this along with these great vendors….

Wedding Planner: www.blossomevents.ca

Venue: www.golfcaledon.com

Cake – www.wickedlittlecakecompany.ca

Macarons: www.sweetdefinition.com

Flowers: www.mwflowerdesign.com

Headpiece/Napkin clips: www.shopurbia.com

Stationary: www.etsy.com/shop/AnistaDesigns

Makeup: www.peachgloss.com

Bridal Gown: Mori Lee from Best for Bride www.bestforbride.com

Model: Melissa Atkinson

Celebrating life and love,

Krista

Melissa loves things that are retro – and I had been wanting to do a vintage, 1950′s inspired photo session. A perfect match! Melissa is a great hairdresser and makeup artist and did a phenomenal job! We decided to shoot in and around her home doing the things a mother in the 1950′s would also be doing… laundry, dishes, cooking… and of course her hair and makeup!

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And after all that hardwork – every mom deserves a little break!

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And I think we got these photos done just in time… we shot them yesterday and today Melissa’s facebook status says she thinks the contractions might be the real deal this time. So exciting!

Celebrating life and love,

Krista

June 27, 2011 Coming Up…

Lots to blog and share this week and next! Coming up is a real variety!

A biker fundraiser event…

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A gorgeous wedding – Scott and Dawn are so perfect together! What a great day!

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A vintage inspired maternity session….

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And an engagement session with the adorable Glen and Dorothy in and around their amazing neighbourhood!

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Celebrating life and love,

Krista

I can’t wait to share this beautiful Niagara-on-the-Lake wedding! I love the idea of destination weddings that are only an hour or two from the couple’s home! The guests get to explore a new area and take a weekend away… and you get the beauty of a destination wedding, within a drive from home! Melissa especially just loves Niagara-on-the-Lake and was so eager to share it with her friends and family!

We started our day at the Andrew Logan House – a great home Melissa’s family had rented just around the corner from Queen’s Landing!

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And check out some of the other great details from the wedding I shared the other day HERE.

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Allure did an amazing job of hair and makeup for all the gals!

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Melissa’s beautiful family

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And Charles and Melissa’s handsome, adorable 6month old son Gavin

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Then we headed over to Queen’s Landing to meet up with CHarles and his family.

Could these two be any more handsome?

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Charles’ happy family (Note – I LOVE how everyone involved in the day wore the wedding colours of red and turquoise!)

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Melissa and her dad drove over to the church in a Rolls Royce from Niagara Classic Cars. FUn fact – it use to belong to the Queen Mother!

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St. Vincent de Paul always makes a gorgeous venue for ceremonies. And the flowers from Forget Me Not flowers were amazing!

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The Happy Couple!!

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The new family!

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One thing I LOVE about Niagara-on-the-Lake is everything is within about 5minutes of each other. We went over to the Navy Hall and some local vineyards for some portraits.

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We then headed downtown Niagara-on-the-Lake – and I think I heard a few girls swoon at Charles when he helped his gorgeous bride with her shoes.

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Loved the contrast of Melissa to the pedestrians! A beautiful wedding coupe sure draws attention!

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Melissa really wanted to stop in to two stores where they had purchases a lot of their thank you gifts for their wedding. The first was “Irish Design” – they were so great and excited to have us come in!

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And also “Wine Country Vintners” – where they not only warmly welcomed us (each and every one of their staff!), they took a picture and tweeted it, and gave the happy couple a drink of ice wine.

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Then it was time to head back to Queen’s Landing for the reception! Simply Beauty did an amazing job with the decor!!

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Loved the cake from Vineyard Sweets!

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Charles and Melissa started with their first dance – complete with her cousin serenading them!

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Melissa is a step instructor and she thought no one would play – to get them to kiss you had to perform a step routine… it was a huge hit and SO much fun!

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Melissa and Charles had a fun way to rate the routines!

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I loved the idea of the head table being parents and the couple!

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Melissa’s uncle made a fun presentation – St. Patrick’s day Parade Marshall sashes!

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Which of course meant spontaneous Irish ballads would be sung…

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And then it was on to Melissa and her dad’s non-traditional father-daughter dance. WHat a riot!

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Congratulations Charles and Melissa!

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Celebrating life and love,

Krista

June 22, 2011 Jon and Suzana

Suzana had booked me online – so we had never actually met in person before. Always great to finally put a face to a name! Really looking forward to Jon and Suzana’s wedding this summer!

We decided to do their engagement photos at their home and in and around their Liberty Village neighbourhood in Toronto. What a great area!

When I took a look through the photos what caught my eye was Suzana’s great laugh! Love it !

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We started up on their rooftop patio – with a perfect view of the CN tower. Gorgeous!

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I loved Suzana’s ring – and it was designed using diamond that Jon had inherited. Beautiful!

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We had to have Layla – their adorable Golden Doodle – come join in on the fun!

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And then we went and strolled through their neighbourhood.

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Celebrating life and love,

Krista

I can’t wait to blog Charles and Melissa’s wedding but until I do… I thought I’d share some of their great details from the wedding. I love turquoise and red together!!

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Celebrating life and love,

Krista

June 19, 2011 Charles and Melissa

Yesterday was a gorgeous day for Charles and Melissa’s wedding in Niagara-on-the-Lake…. can’t wait to share. Watch for more pictures SOON!!

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Celebrating life and love,

Krista

June 16, 2011 Marie Antoinette

I have been away on holidays and have let my blog posting slide – tsk tsk. I have lots to share! Including all about our family vacation to Iceland! But for now… last thing I posted was about being featured on Wedluxe. I wanted to share a bit more about this photo shoot.

A couple things I have learned about weddings…. 1) you can take inspiration from anywhere and anything your passionate about with your wedding decor and wardrobe! 2) You don’t have to live in a big city to get the best products and services!

Our shoot started all based around some amazing Marie Antoinette inspired stationary my friend Christa (who you may recognize from me photographing her engagement, wedding, maternity and newborn images…) had designed. And I really wanted to showcase local businesses – and something I love which is women (and often times moms!) who have followed their passions and developed amazing businesses! (Look at the bottom for everyone’s info – you’ll DEFINITELY want to check out their sites!)

The theme for our inspiration shoot was “Marie Antoinette” – we were inspired by words like “decadent” and “lavish”. Marie Antoinette loved fashion and we wanted to show some non-traditional choices in dresses for the fashion-conscious bride… in pink and in champagne rather than traditional white or ivory. Our hairdresser, styled the hair in a “high” and “medium” version to show a more wear-able look of Marie Antoinette’s hairstyles if the “high” version was too much for brides. Our cake designer, created an amazing cake of feathers and flowers, tucks and frills to match Marie Antoinette’s love of excess. Our stationary designer created a gorgeous invitation set that fit in a gold box tied with a pink bow. Inside, is an envelope with a wax seal containing an amazing invitation set. An exquisite first impression for wedding guests! Marie Antoinette has a quote “I’m terrified of being bored” which inspired an area for guests with books, chess and yummy treats. The sweet table is full of lavish goodies – lining new shoes created interesting dessert holders for the fashion-conscious couple. Marie offers gorgeous inspiration for the modern wedding!

And now… let’s look at pretty pictures, shall we?

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Let me introduce you to our crew….

First off – I already mentioned Christa. She started off as a client and has become a great friend. I love our late night online chats about everything under the sun. Please check out her stuff – it’s beyond gorgeous. Anista Designs

Then, I had heard of someone in little ol’ Caledonia making these amazing cakes – but hadn’t met her. I popped her a line… and made a new friend! Jocelyn is amazing at what she does. Trained by Food Network people this gal is an artist in the kitchen. Sugarbelle Cakes

Then I contacted a friend, Melissa, who has a portable hair and makeup business. Brilliant for weddings!! She came up with a high/medium/low version of Marie Antoinette style hair. Bonus points for anyone who can guess what she used for her “bumpit” alternative!! Honey Bee Hair

Another new friend, Katie, owns Blossoms flower shop in Hagersville. (Her gorgeous daughter Evelyn was on the blog recently for her first birthday). Katie made some amazingly creative pieces – more than what’s in this post… I’ll be sharing them later! She’s GREAT! Give her creative license and watch her go! Blossoms, Hagersville, ON

Another past bride, Caren, created the pinwheels we used on the table cloth (and Evelyn’s shoot). Aren’t they darling?? Appleford Paper

And a huge shout out to the Proper Topper in Caledonia who lent us their dresses, jewelry and hair pieces the girls are wearing. Proper Topper, Caledonia, ON

And the location!! Ruthven Park is Cayuga is an amazing wedding venue – and they were kind enough to let us use their facilities. The light in the coach house where we were – perfect! This is a gorgeous setting for weddings! Ruthven Park, Cayuga, ON

And a huge thank you to our sisters Beth and Melanie who modeled! They were a bit unsure – but did awesome!

And this is how wedding industry people have fun!!

Celebrating life and love,

Krista

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