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September 27, 2013 Sandra’s Smiling Eyes

Sandra contacted me recently – I had documented her sister Darlene’s Smiling Eyes five years ago. Now, Sandra was beginning her own journey and had just started chemo therapy. It was great to see Sandra and the support of her family. The men in her life – her sons and husband – just adore her and they are such a tight group! So, on this beautiful Fall day we celebrated Sandra’s smiling eyes and the love of her family!

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And the boys reaction to mom and dad cuddling. Some things don’t change. icon smile Sandras Smiling Eyes

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Celebrating life and love,


September 16, 2013 Jon and Michelle

Any wedding day is a mix of emotions – there are tears of joy, and of sadness when a loved one can’t be at the celebration and is missed. Michelle’s mom had not been well, and on the Wednesday (3 days before the wedding) the family was given the tough news from the doctors that she could not leave the hospital for the wedding. I expected to walk into a house in sadness – but Michelle and her support group of gals had decided to embrace the love they were celebrating that day and went forth with huge smiles on their faces. Once we were ready, we went to the hospital with Jon, Michelle, their parents and her sister and had a ceremony at the small chapel there. Even though they were legally married already – we went ahead with the planned ceremony afterwards and mom was able to be a part of it via skype!

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Love the pink Michelle added to her crinolin!

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And then it was on to the hospital! Michelle’s mom couldn’t get over how beautiful her baby looked as a bride!

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It was hard to leave – but another ceremony and guests were waiting!

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The ceremony was a bit late starting – which was great as it gave guests a chance to skype with mom!

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The sweetest ringbearers I’ve ever seen!

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Sharing the moment with mom…

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Jon and Michelle had their wedding party surround them and pray for them at the end of the ceremony – really beautiful moment.

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The happy couple!

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Jon and his identical twin brother!

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Hope Jon and Michelle had fun getting away in their wedding car!

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Celebrating life and love,


September 11, 2013 Les and Heather

Les and Heather had such a beautiful day for their wedding at One King West in downtown Toronto. Everything was within walking distance – and the energy of the city core added to the excitement of the day. It was a day full of laughs, singing, joking around and love. A day of celebrating!

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Loved all the guys cufflinks! So fun!

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And while my assistant, Eva was with Les and the boys – I was with Heather and the girls at One King West.

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Heather had glued every. single. bead. on these shoes. Took her months – the finished product was great!

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Now these ringbearers and flowergirls were beyond adorable!

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The wedding party rode the streetcar – everyone else on board was so excited! The driver announced a “congratulations” over the intercom and everyone cheered… and they got given random marriage advice too from some interesting Toronto folks!

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The party doesn’t start officially until Darth Vader hits the dance floor. Obviously.

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Congratulations Les and Heather – hope you had a great Mexican vacation!

Celebrating life and love,