Kelli & Mike - Now Sapphire, Mexico Destination Wedding

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Kelli & Mike - Now Sapphire, Mexico Destination Wedding

This wedding culminated an amazing week spent with an amazing group. Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun is a majestic resort destination and is one of my top favourites! It felt like the best venue for this outdoor-loving couple.

Every momentous occasion in their relationship happened around nature. Mike proposed on top of Grotto Mountain in Canmore, while Kelli took him hiking in Snyder’s Flats in Bloomingdale for their first date. I know this is just the start of their married life, but with the beach as the background, it looked like a fairytale ending to their feel-good love story worthy of a full feature film.

They are one of the most down-to-earth and sweetest couples. If there was a name for the opposite of a bridezilla, Kelli would fit the role. Completely unbothered by any little stress that’s common at weddings, she smiled through it all.

Who could mind tiny mishaps when the weather was perfectly balmy? It was sunny with just the right amount of seaside breeze. Though grey clouds started to show after the ceremony and threatened a very last-minute change of reception since theirs was held outdoors, this couple had pure luck! Right above us we could hear the loud rumbles rolling in, but not a single drop of rain.

We ended up with the perfect orange sunset and they had their first dance while the sky changed colours in the background. I don’t think I will ever get to photograph another first dance under the most vibrant sunset again.

Two weeks after the wedding, these newlyweds went off to their new adventure. They moved from Ontario to British Colombia with their fur babies. Thank you both again for having me there to celebrate and photograph your beautiful wedding! Wishing you lots of love and happiness and hoping you have an amazing time living out your life in beautiful BC.

Check out their highlight films and photos below :)

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Paige & Peter - Ancaster Mill Wedding

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Paige & Peter - Ancaster Mill Wedding

It was a cold month for an elegant wedding like Paige and Peter’s, but even the snow (and rain) seemed to give us a break for a day, just to give these two the brightest weather on the best day of their lives. The light illuminated the wedding’s white, gray, and dark accents, which blended well with the beautiful chapel at Ancaster Mill. It reflected the joyful energy around the room from the ceremony to the reception.

With the exception of a few tearjerking moments, it was a day full of laughs, dancing and drinking enjoyed with friends and family — exactly like the Paige had imagined. The happiest of all smiles though, were the couple’s as Peter had her laughing easily at every opportune moment.

Thank you to my awesome second shooter - Mohsan from Token weddings, for taking the trip to Ancaster and capturing this beautiful day with me.
Congratulations again to the two of you, wishing you both a lifetime of love and happiness (and of course, lots of laughter).

Venue: Ancaster Mill - Pearle Weddings & Events
Dress: Ballett’s Bridal
Hair & Makeup: Amanda Zack
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal
Suits: Stars Men’s Shop
Florist: Charmed Flowers
Ceremony Officiant: Brad Lehman - Kettlecreek Weddings

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Steph & Justin - Distillery District Toronto Wedding

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Steph & Justin - Distillery District Toronto Wedding

Steph and Justins wedding took place at the distillery district, in the heart of Toronto. We were worried about it raining but mother nature blessed us with gorgeous lighting and the sun came out just in time for their ceremony.

Their first look took place just outside where they got ready, at the beautiful One King West Hotel. We immediately went over to the Distillery District for our photo session. A lot of my weddings take place in private venues that usually have some sort of greenery around but this was a wonderful change for me. I'm a city girl at heart, so to be able to capture this incredible day and incorporate the big city was a dream.

Steph and Justin gave us plenty of time for photos prior to the ceremony which allowed us to explore what the district had to offer... and I must say, some of my favorite images I have ever taken were with these two. Archeo Trattoria was an amazing venue. Beautiful grounds for city photos and both the ceremony and reception space were stunning. Not to mention the food was delicious!

I'd also like to add a fun fact: Steph & Justin know the band of the song that they used for their first dance "And then some (acoustic) - Arkells" which they kindly allowed us to use for their highlight video. 

A huge thank you to my amazing second shooter Ally Allison, the day would have not been the same without you! Congratulations again Steph and Justin! It was an absolute pleasure to photograph your incredible day! 

Video: Sandra Monaco

Florals: Ashton Creative

Hair & Makeup: Priceless Beauty by Pamela Price

Dress Designer: Mikaella Bridal

Officiant: All Seasons Weddings

Venue: Archeo Trattoria



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Cassie & Chris - Huntington Beach California Wedding

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Cassie & Chris - Huntington Beach California Wedding

I met Chris and Cassie last year in Mexico, at Chris’ sisters destination wedding and immediately knew they were my type of people! I was so excited when Cassie not only asked me to be their photographer but told me we were going to California! I couldn’t pack my bags quick enough! California has a special place in my heart, it’s probably one of my favourite places to travel to.

Both Chris’ family and Cassie’s “Cali” family were incredibly welcoming! They instantly made me feel as though I was there as a part of the family and not just their photographer. I had such an amazing week with these people, lots of laughs and the best memories. Thank you to this beautiful couple and their wonderful people for a time I’ll never forget! This wedding was done solely by myself, video and photography. Check out the highlight film at the bottom of this blog!


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Justyn & Nate - Muskoka Wedding

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Justyn & Nate - Muskoka Wedding

It’s almost impossible to find words descriptive enough for Justyn and Nathan’s incredible Muskoka wedding. Justyn is one of my nearest and dearest so being asked to photograph her wedding was an honour. These two beautiful people (inside and out) got married in Bala, which is apart of the stunning Muskoka’s. Who doesn’t want to spend a whole weekend surrounded by not only the best people but surrounded by quite literally the most breathtaking view in Ontario!

When it came to their big day, Justyn left no detail untouched. Everything was gorgeous, from the decor (picture a magical garden with beautiful blushes and greenery) to the invitations. She truly put her heart and soul into every single aspect and it was clear she added a special touch to even the smallest details. Let’s also not forget the delicious donut platters!

I can’t say enough about the wedding party and families of these two. Such genuine people who made sure I felt nothing but welcome. They were such a blast and so accommodating. Despite some cloudy skies and a little precipitation - this day was remarkable.

Justyn and Nathan, thank you for allowing me to capture this day for you and for being so beautiful (and handsome!) to photograph! You two are absolutely meant for each other! Congratulations again!!

Venue: The Kee to Bala

Brides Makeup: Justyn McCaskie Makeup (Herself)

Dress: Taylors Bridal Boutique

Bridal Party Makeup: Karla Zelaya

Florals: Jane Marshall Flowers

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Jill & Kyle - Kitchener Wedding

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Jill & Kyle - Kitchener Wedding

I have known Kyle ever since I began my photography career and have shot numerous events for his family. One Fall day last year, we shot their family photos where I captured Kyle proposing to Jill infront of the entire family, I was so honored that I was able to photograph that special moment for them!

Jill and Kyles beautiful wedding took place June 9th in Kitchener. Their ceremony was held at New Apostolic Church and their reception took place at the Concordia Club. Photos of the two of them and their awesome wedding party took place at Rockway Gardens close to downtown Kitchener. This location has always been a favorite for me especially for the lush gardens and beautiful fountains.

A big thank you to my second shooter for this day - Mohsan from Token Weddings. Thank you Jill & Kyle for having us capture this incredible day for you! 

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Jade & Tom - Punta Cana Destination Wedding

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Jade & Tom - Punta Cana Destination Wedding

Jade & Tom's gorgeous destination wedding shot at the beautiful Grand Palladium Punta Cana Dominican Republic. Such an incredible week of fun and sun with this group!

Congratulations once again to you both! Check out their highlight film at the bottom of this post! 

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