June 27, 2013 Glen and Caryn

Like most days this summer – it called for rain. And when I looked at the hourly forecast – it showed rain and thunderstorms for every. single. hour. Not looking goof for Glen and Caryn’s wedding. But I was pleasantly surprised when the rain held off until the very last photo was taken outside and we headed to the reception. A perfect day for a great couple!

Glen and Caryn got married in Ingersoll near Glen’s family farm. It was a day of celebrating, laughter, love… and more laughs. Enjoy the memories!

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The ring bearers – prepare to see a lot of pics of them as they were SO cute!

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June 26, 2013 Graham and Jennifer

Graham and Jen were so nervous about their engagement photos… but as you can see they had no reason to be nervous! We had a great evening (after so many rained out sessions this Spring!) and some magical light as we wandered around Caledonia finding beauty from the trails along the river… to the back of a funeral home. icon smile Graham and Jennifer

Looking forward to their wedding this summer!

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Krista

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June 6, 2013 Greg and Jiney

A couple weeks ago, I headed down to the New York City area to photograph the wedding of Greg and Jiney. They got married outside of the city at a great venue – Feast at Round Hill. The beautiful home and grounds were the perfect location – rain or shine. And it rained right up until Jiney was to walk down the aisle – and then the sun came through smiling down on these two. A gorgeous day!

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Some of the girls had never worn a sari before – it took many “aunties” to get them dressed. As one bridesmaid sad “it’s like they’re constructing a dress on me from scratch!”

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And it’s always fun to catch up with previous clients.. I had photographed Dave and Vivian’s wedding a few years ago in New York and it was so great to finally meet their daughter now too!

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A great day – congratulations again, Greg and Jiney!

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Years ago I spent summers babysitting this raspy voiced, freckle faced little girl and her siblings. And over the last few years this little girl has gone from a cousin I babysat, to a good friend. I’ve documented Kathryn and Aaron’s engagement, wedding, first pregnancy and baby… and so excited now for baby number 2! When they visited recently, we took a couple minutes to capture a few images of this beautiful belly and family! Love this family so much – and we were so thankful to have a visit from them as we miss them now that they’ve moved back to Northwestern ONtario!

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It is always such an honour to document a family through their major milestones. I met Paul and Becca a few years ago and documented their engagement, wedding… and now was thrilled to meet and photograph their family of three. Little Evan is so loved – it was so great to see these three interacting together. This little guy is always laughing and smiling – and it’s no wonder as this is such a happy family!

This was as soon as Paul and Evan got out of the car….. still in the parking lot. I knew I was going to have a fun session!

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And then we find this gorgeous spot with trees in blossom – such a gift of a location!

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Becca singing to Evan “love you in the morning and underneath the moon”

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Peekaboo with mom!

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Krista

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May 14, 2013 Glen & Caryn

After weeks of cancelling due to rain, Glen and Caryn and I finally got to meet on a beautiful Spring day. We met out at their family farm near Ingersoll – excited to photograph in and around there on their upcoming wedding day too!

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Krista

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3582 10151582235626558 795692536 n 300x300 Chases Smiling Eyes  As I mentioned recently and you may know, I am a member of Smiling Eyes This is a group of photographers that donate photo sessions to people journeying through cancer. This past week I was honoured to photograph not just one amazing family – but two! I recently blogged about Caydance… not meet 7 year old Chase!

When I met Chase the first thing I noticed was his awesome freckles! I’ve always been envious of freckles. But within seconds the freckles are long forgotten because this high energy, fast talking little man has your full attention as he talks about dogs, boats, or about anything that pops into his head. I loved hearing all that was going through his mind! Such a sweet guy!

Chase’s journey with cancer may have claimed his kidney – but not his love of life and spunk!

 

 

 

 

 

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I’ve mentioned bravery beads before and how much I love them! SUch a great visual reminder of each child’s unique health journey. Chase showed me some of his favourites before dancing with them! icon smile Chases Smiling Eyes

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Celebrating life and love,

 

Krista

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3582 10151582235626558 795692536 n 300x300 Caydances Smiling Eyes  As you may know, I am a member of Smiling Eyes – a group of photographers that donate photo sessions to people journeying through cancer. Over the years, this has fast become one of my favourite things to photograph. It is always a good reminder how precious life is – and the ones we love. 

 

This past Saturday I had the opportunity to meet little Caydance and her family. Today is a special day in their family’s life… Caydance is having her last chemo today! Hooray! What a day to celebrate! You will also be seeing a lot more of Caydance if you are in the Hamilton area as she is the new face of McMaster Children’s hospitals ads. Exciting! Caydance’s family decided they couldn’t control their circumstances – her sickness, treatment, etc. are all out of their hands – so doing something like fundraising was one way to keep their minds focused and concentrate on something they can control. Their family has raised around $80,000 so far for Mac – wow!! So amazing!

 

But let’s meet this little one….

 

 

 

This is Caydance – and her big sister Raya and little sister Quinn. All three are just adorable!

 

 
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And here’s the whole gang! Such a great family!

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Bravery beads are about the best things ever… every time a child has something done – a needle, surgery, hospital admission, etc. – they are given a bead. This is a visual of the child’s story – unique to just them. It also costs the hospital about $10,000 a year – and Caydance’s family is now fundraising for this great program! Here are the girls inspecting the beads….

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I love that Caydance put her sister’s names into her beads. They too are part of this journey!

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And here’s her wish trip she’s waiting on! Soon Caydance!!

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Such a beautiful family!

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The photo on the right is so sweet… tehy do this cheer where they all put their hands in and yell their family’s last name. Just like you would in a sporting game. So fun!

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A little Abbey Road happening….

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Celebrating life and love… and the end of chemo!

Krista

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April 23, 2013 James & Kezia

When James and Kezia started to chat with me about ideas for their engagement session I got excited – couldn’t wait to document this session! James sent me photos that were their inspiration for their engagement session… not photos of other engagement sessions though – photos from the movie Drive with Ryan Gosling, from my trip to Africa and more. They wanted neon lights in the city at night. I’m always up for a challenge – and so we met downtown Toronto this past weekend and went on a hunt for funky lights in and around the city. I was also excited because after photographing James’ sister’s Jen’s wedding last year, I knew these two were great to photograph!

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Krista

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April 12, 2013 Shawn and Lucille

One of my favourite things to photograph is Smiling Eyes sessions. Smiling Eyes sessions are free gifts of photography to families and individuals journeying through cancer. I have met such fantastic people over the last several years volunteering through Smiling Eyes. Last weekend was another instance of some amazing people and examples of strength. Lucille married her long time love, Shawn surrounded by their children and loved ones. Lucille was a stunning bride – you would never know by looking at her she is battling cancer. Again. It really is beautiful to watch the love and support of family and friends. Lucille is one loved lady!

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This cutie caught my eye!

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Ceremony time!

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After the ceremony was over Lucille said “I want to hug everyone!” So sweet.

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Lucille said she wanted this particular restaurant for the wedding because of this large amethyst – so beautiful!

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