Archive for Jul 2013

July 30, 2013 John and Bridget

I was really looking forward to John and Bridget’s wedding. I knew right from the first time I met them that I really enjoyed them – they are so laid back and fun! I knew they were a couple I’d love to document – and I was right! John is so goofy he has Bridget and everyone else laughing all the time. And Bridget is so sweet and fun. My second shooter, Katie, and I felt more like guests than photographers as everyone was so welcoming. I loved their day – here’s a glimpse into it!

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Celebrating life and love,


July 22, 2013 Ken and Christine

I have known Christine for almost 25 years – her younger sister, Monica, and I have been close friends since grade nine. I haven’t seen Christine in years – and was thrilled to get an email saying she was getting married and coming home to do so! I was even more thrilled when I saw her – happier and more beautiful than I have ever seen her. Ken – you obviously make CHristine happy and you two seem just perfect for each other! Thank you for letting me be a part of your celebration!

Ken and Christine chose the beautiful Sarcoa restaurant at the Hamilton waterfront for their wedding. An amazing location for a small wedding!!

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Ken’s beautiful daughters stood up for the happy couple, and Christine’s good friend performed the ceremony. Loved the intimate feel of the day!

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I loved the candle lighting ceremony where everyone who attended lit a candle for the couple.

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Celebrating life and love,


July 20, 2013 Eden

Today my Eden turns 9. This is a magical year… her last one ever in the single digit numbers. My baby girl is growing up.

I adore Eden… she is easy to love. She walks into a room, and you instantly want to snuggle with her. She has a way of loving people large and sneaking into their hearts until before they even realize it they’re fully smitten with this imp. Her name means delightful and she is just that. We had a great chat recently about finding her place to give back – and I reminded her that she is a delight and brings joy to people. That is an important role in this crazy, messed up world!

Another thing I love about this little one is she simply is Eden. She does not try to fit in and do what others do. She knows herself, and doesn’t waiver. She wears what she likes, listens to the music she likes (Forever Young by Rod Stewart and “Rains down in Africa” are what she usually lists as her favourite songs), and (sometimes to my frustration) acts how she likes (she loves to burp – usually the alphabet and at the most inappropriate time). I can remember a girls club she went to last year, the kids were all told to bring their favourite outfit for a fashion show they were doing as part of a lesson. Eden brought pajamas that were hand me downs – way too big and a big rip in  the leg. I tried to talk her into a “trendy” or “cute” outfit  - but she loves these PJ’s and how they feel and that was that. That’s Eden. She knows what she likes. At her birthday party this year I showed her a few ideas for her birthday cake I could attempt to make, and she replied with  “Mom, I don’t mean to offend… but you know what I’ve always wanted and dreamt about? A cake with roses on it from Zehr’s.”  She didn’t want any words on her cake. She just wanted roses. The lady at Zehr’s kept saying “not even happy birthday on it?” Nope. Just roses.

The other thing that really stands out about my little Edie is her genuine love and concern for people. She cares so deeply for people and loves them with her whole entire being. I can’t really put this into words – but watching her love people is a beautiful thing.

And now she’s nine. As much as it makes me sad to see my girls grow up – I’m excited to watch them become their own individuals and each stage of life is so exciting. I love this girl and wish her the happiest of birthdays!!

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Love mom  xoxoxox

July 11, 2013 Nathan and Kim

It is always hard to predict weather – especially this summer! It called for thunderstorms all day when I was suppose to meet for Nathan and Kim – we had to make our final decision by 5pm. It was all clear and we went for it. At 5pm on the nose thunder boomed and rain started. Oh no. But by the time we were to meet – the storm had passed and all that remained was this glorious fog – which I love! Gives such a romantic feel to images! Nathan and Kim were great to photograph – Kim with her ready laugh and Nathan with his easy going demeanor. A great evening!

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Nathan is such a gentleman helping Kim cross the sand in her heels.

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Celebrating life and love,


July 8, 2013 Jon and Michelle

Jon and Michelle and I met on a beautiful summer evening exploring down a country laneway. They are such a fun couple – our time together was full of laughs and I can’t wait for their September wedding!

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I loved the pink in Michelle’s ring!

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Celebrating life and love,


July 6, 2013 Before and After

It has been so fun to get to know this great family over the last few years. Five years ago in 2008, Greg and Kim were in a wedding party I photographed. In 2009, I photographed them as they waited for their first baby. Later that year I photographed baby Fox and then as a one year old.

I met up with Greg, Kim and Fox again recently to celebrate the anticipation of baby number two! Kim looked so good at full term – I kept commenting over and over how healthy and amazing she looks. Turns out she should… she is a nutritionist that specializes in maternal health! (Check out her website HERE). Fox now is no longer a baby, but a young boy full of personality and spunk!

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So… those photos above were taken on June 22. A few days later on June 28, baby Rowan arrived! Five days after he arrived, I got to go meet him and connect with the family again.

It’s always amazing how big the sibling seems once a new baby sibling arrives.

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And always an adjustment for the furry siblings too!

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And here he is! I love how he’s looking at Kim as if to say “so, you’re my mom?”

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It’s pretty tiring being a baby.

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I love these two pictures – they were taken one second apart (literally! I looked at the time on the image files)… love how it looks like ROwan is shocked by the kiss.

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Rowan started crying and getting fussy. It was so sweet, Fox quietly went over and looked at him with concern. Fox grabbed Rowan’s hand with his finger. And suddenly Rowan was quiet by the touch and presence of his big brother Fox.

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Celebrating life and love,


July 5, 2013 James and Kezia

James and Kezia had such a fun wedding – the day was filled with laughing and crazy antics. I love how their families and friends are all so fun-loving and free spirits! James and Kezia also both put so much thought into every detail – it made for a beautiful wedding in every aspect!

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Love this painting that James did – he’s so talented!

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Our entertainment as we wait for the ceremony to start

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The dance was hilarious – it was as if everyone tried to out-dance the other with hilarious moves. So fun!

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Celebrating life and love,