Tuesday
May222012

Emily + Shawn - Liuna Station, Hamilton Wedding

It really was the perfect day. The sun was shining, blossoms were in full bloom, and their family and friends surrounded them with so much love that the warmth of May felt even warmer. Emily got ready in the home she grew up in and during the chaos that is the getting ready process, she took some time to really live in the moment. She's the kind of person who would let everyone else get ready before even considering herself. She held her sisters baby as he cried, offered that her mother-in-law have her makeup done first, and made sure everything ran as smoothly as possible. That's just the type of person Emily is. In her mind nothing could go wrong because all she really cared about was marrying the man she loves. Shawn is someone who can make her laugh in an instant. Someone who she looks forward to curling up on the couch with - whether it be to watch their favourite movies together or to just enjoying one another's company. To see that boy at the end of the aisle waiting for her kept her calm and excited.

During the ceremony, we saw Shawn and Emily stealing quick peaks at one another, squeezing each other's hands with excitement, and laughing. Lots of laughter. One thing I really loved about their wedding was that they wanted to find a way to include both sides of the family evenly. They had the ceremony in Simcoe close to Emily's home and the reception in Hamilton, where Shawn lives. They made their day unique and special to them and in turn created such a memorable day for not only them, but for everyone else as well. The evening was spent dancing to a live band and Shawn and Emily making the rounds, ensuring that everyone was having a great time. That was always their priority. They are such special people.

Shawn and Emily, I wish you an amazing marriage together. I am not only honoured to call you guys friends but want to thank you for having me document this huge and beautiful milestone in your life. And thank goodness you're married now.... wouldn't want those tattoos to go to waste ;) Love you guys!

Emily's ring is gorgeoussss.

Ty snapped this shot of Shawn looking quite dapper (and grown up) in his suit.

One of my favourite photos! She is stunning!This intense kiss lead to Emily losing a button on her dress. All in the name of love ;)How is someone allowed to look this good?

We took a few shots in front of their lovely venue, Liuna Station, located in downtown Hamilton.

 xo

Tuesday
May152012

Danna + Dan - Toronto Engagement 

They met through mutual friends and though they didn't fall into each others arms right away, they were unknowingly building their friendship that would one day turn into something more. When they did begin dating, it was instant chemistry. They were a perfect fit. Danna and Dan or 'Dan Squared' as they are often referred to as, can make each other laugh at any given time. These photos are proof. Together they are infectious. And Danna's laugh? Oh my goodness, cutest girl ever.

After years of dating, Dan felt it was time. But it had to be special. Danna and her friends are as close as close can be. With one of Danna's best friends living in Vancouver, and with it being the Olympics at that time, Danna and Dan took a trip out to visit her and to join in on the festivities. While Danna was out, Dan set up their hotel room with tons of balloons (Danna's favourite) and proposed in front of a gorgeous view overlooking Vancouver. But that's not all, he also surprised Danna with a trip to Florida where he had secretly arranged both families to be there waiting for them when they got there. Dan's just awesome like that.

For their engagement session, we ventured around where they live and while I was excited to capture their favourite spots, I was also extremely jealous at the fact that they live right above a Starbucks. Could life be any better? Marrying the man of your dreams and getting Venti Iced Coffee's every morning? Sounds like a dream world to me.

I love more than anything when a groom-to-be tells me how much fun the session was and that it wasn't as awkward as he thought it might be. Makes me feel like giving him a hug right then and there. Thanks for hugging me back, Dan :) 'Dan Squared', I am so excited for your wedding this summer and am honoured to be your photographer! Here are some of my favourites...

 

 

 

Monday
May072012

Ginger's Closet Bridal Boutique - Styled Shoot 

Last week we had this spring-inspired styled shoot for Ginger's Closet featured on the Wedluxe blog, and as promised, I wanted to share a few of my favourites! It was an amazing shoot and I have to give props to the many talented women who made it so darn gorgeous. These people are the best of the best in the industry. If you're looking for vendors for your own wedding, be sure to check them out!

Creative Producer: Patricia Tzikoulis and Lynzie Kent of Ginger's Closet
Styling and Coordination: Lynzie Kent of Love by Lynzie
Photographed by: Elizabeth Kaye
Gowns: Emmeline by Vera Wang, Primrose by Christos, Sierra by Amsale, RK230 by Romona Keveza,
Bee by Melissa Sweet, Estelle by Kenneth Pool, Dahlia by Amsale, Lorena by Christos
Flowers: Lisa De Rose of De Rose Designs and Floral Boutique
Hair and Makeup: Arabella Trasca (Makeup), Dawna Boot (Make up), Mira Botrous (Hair), Ladylyn Gool (Hair)
from Jackie Gideon Bridal
Lashes: Ardell
Venue: The Berkeley Church Field House
Stationery: Sarah Spano of Hip Ink Couture Invitations 
Models: Rachelle Ganesh, Rachel Allison, Jacklyn Warmington
Accessory Styling: Alysha Greco of The Fash House
Dinnerware: Versace, Maxwell Williams (Chargers)
Flatware: Oneida
Shellac Nails: French Nails and Co.
Accessories: Haute Bride, Desla Couture, Sara Gabriel, Stella and Dot, Headpieces by Angela Mikhail and The Fash House

And now onto the photos.....

Monday
May072012

My Life in Instagram Photos - April

It's May already? What???

April was fabulous and even though slightly colder than March (I am so confused) it's wedding season and the crazy amounts of shooting has begun. E-sessions, Bridal Showers, Weddings... so many good things to share that I am just bursting at the seams. I am so excited for what this month holds, and so far, it's proven to be fabulous. Remind me that I need to get married May 5th weekend - the weather was perfection!

For now, I am going to leave you with a few photos via my instagram, because frankly, I'm an addict :)

Wednesday
May022012

Featured: Spring Coloured Couture - Wedluxe Blog

I am absolutely thrilled to have our latest styled shoot featured on the Wedluxe editor's blog today! The shoot was for Ginger's Closet, an amazing bridal consignment store located in Missisauga. They sell used dresses that look brand new, but for less. The dresses are gooooorgeous! I will be posting my own personal favourite shots from the shoot shortly but for now, feel free to take a look at what's on the Wedluxe blog today! :)   

Thanks to all the amazing vendors who made this shoot possible:

Creative Producer: Patricia Tzikoulis and Lynzie Kent of Ginger's Closet
Styling and Coordination: Lynzie Kent of Love by Lynzie
Gowns: Emmeline by Vera Wang, Primrose by Christos, Sierra by Amsale, RK230 by Romona Keveza,
Bee by Melissa Sweet, Estelle by Kenneth Pool, Dahlia by Amsale, Lorena by Christos
Flowers: Lisa De Rose of De Rose Designs and Floral Boutique
Hair and Makeup: Arabella Trasca (Makeup), Dawna Boot (Make up), Mira Botrous (Hair), Ladylyn Gool (Hair)
from Jackie Gideon Bridal
Lashes: Ardell
Venue: The Berkeley Church Field House
Stationery: Sarah Spano of Hip Ink Couture Invitations 
Models: Rachelle Ganesh, Rachel Allison, Jacklyn Warmington
Accessory Styling: Alysha Greco of The Fash House
Dinnerware: Versace, Maxwell Williams (Chargers)
Flatware: Oneida
Shellac Nails: French Nails and Co.
Accessories: Haute Bride, Desla Couture, Sara Gabriel, Stella and Dot, Headpieces by Angela Mikhail and The Fash House