Specializing in Wedding and Family Photography in Kingston, Ontario and Surrounding Areas
Meet Baby Ainsley!! Just 4 days old!! She was such a perfect angel during our shoot, she only woke up once for a changing and a little snack. She tolerated many wardrobe changes and being moved all over the place. She is such a sweet, adorable little girl, and since she was born during the 2014 Winter Olympics it only seemed fitting that she posed with her Olympic mittens on. Mommy and Daddy, Ashley and Derek are already amazing parents to this little girl, and it was an honour to capture these first moments of a baby’s life. Congratulations Mommy and Daddy and welcome to world Baby Ainsley! Enjoy your sneak peeks!
I joined Ashley and Derek and their fur babies at their home just over a week ago, to take maternity photos for Ashley who is due with a Valentine’s Baby Girl! I felt like I’d better get this blogged before this little girl makes her entrance into the world! Ashley and Derek were so relaxed and easy going, and so loving. And troopers to stand out in the cold for some great outdoor shots! I had such a good time during this shoot, I couldn’t stop laughing at their adorable dogs!! We had to include them in the shots as well, because after all, they are part of the family. I can’t wait to meet Baby V when she makes her appearance, and I have a feeling it’s going to sooner, rather than later! Enjoy your sneak peeks, Ashley and Derek!!
In September 2012, I shot the wedding of Courtney and Sean. Courtney bought her parents, Cathy and Jim, their own photo shoot with gift certificate. We met up the following Fall at the Ivy Lea Club in Lansdowne. Cathy and Jim are a sweet couple, and we had a lovely time strolling around the beautiful grounds of the Ivy Lea Club. Jim was a little hesitant at first, but I think he got into it after a few shots and the result are these beautiful photos of a wonderful couple. It was so nice to see the Cooper’s again and I hope we all get to work together again in the future!
Right at the end of 2013 I had the pleasure of visiting the Dash family and meeting their newest member. Meet Baby Jack!! I was supposed to meet him later in January, but he couldn’t wait for Christmas and made his entrance into the world earlier than expected. He’s only 11 days only in these photos. He’s so small and sweet!! His big sister, Benny, is happy to have her new little brother here, and was anxious to have her photo taken too! Mommy and Daddy, Missy and Richard are great parents, very calm and loving as you can see in their photos. I love doing newborn photos because I get to snuggle with these sweet little souls!! I’m a lucky girl!! Thank you to the Dash family for allowing me to document this amazing time in your lives. Enjoy your sneak peeks!!
In February of 2012, I shot Joannah and Josh’s wedding in Newfoundland, and this year, just after the ice storm in December I was meeting up with them again to take photos of their beautiful baby boy. Meet Baby Lachlan!! He’s a sweet little guy who loves being in his warm and snuggly polar bear suit! Thank you to Jo and Josh for allowing me document another huge milestone in your lives.
In my first full season of shooting weddings, I shot Melissa and Shane’s wedding. This past fall, I visited the Cumpson Farm again to take family photos of Melissa and Shane (who are now expecting their first baby) as well as their extended family, Kris, Lindsay, Georgia, Memphis, Cassie and her boyfriend Cale. It was so great to see everyone again! I couldn’t believe how much the little ones have grown. Georgia was Shane and Melissa’s flower girl, and now she is so big! I would have posted this session in the Fall, but I didn’t because Shane’s sister Cassie, arranged this whole shoot as a Christmas present to her parents and I couldn’t let the secret out! They picked a photo and had a canvas made and their parents loved it!! What a great Christmas gift!! It was a beautiful Sunday, and it was great to catch up with past clients!!
When I shot my first wedding, four years ago, I couldn’t have imagined that four years later I would have had the honour and privilege of documenting over 80 more.
2013 was a great year for Sarah Rouleau Photography. I took a huge leap, gambled on myself, and gave up my full time job as a daycare provider. It was scary, but exciting at the same time because I knew that I was going to be able to devote more time to what I love, my family and my photography. I learned a lot this year, was met and overcame new challenges and grew as a photographer.
This year was filled with lovely couples and even lovelier weddings. I was so lucky to be able to to work with so many wonderful couples, in so many wonderful locations. I shot in gorgeous vineyards in Prince Edward County, in beautiful backyards and farms, as well as the spectacular venues that Kingston has to offer. I was even lucky enough to shoot two amazing weddings in Jamaica!
Instead of doing the traditional “Best Of 2013″ list of photos, I chose my favourite image from each wedding that I shot this year and I’m so happy to be sharing them here with you. Each couple was unique and every wedding was special in it’s own way. When I look back at these photos, I am reminded of the amazing year that I had, and how thankful I am that each of these couples chose me to be a part of their most special day.
I have to thank those in my life that allow me to live my dream; my husband Scott and my boys, Liam and Owen for forgiving me for the countless hours I spend in my office editing, and all of the Saturdays during the summer that I wasn’t around, Lana and Maria for second shooting with me, and making each wedding that much more fun, and to Amanda who has spent so much time taking such good care of my boys when I wasn’t there to do it myself.
I can’t wait for this next wedding season to begin and to see what 2014 has to offer.
Steph and Joel’s wedding’s day called for rain the entire day, but we were lucky to have a break in the rain, just long enough to do a “first look” outside of their beautiful venue, The Ivy Lea Club, as well as a few portraits, and then it started to rain. The wedding party toughed it out, and stood in the cold rain, to do some quick group shots. Steph and Joel’s wedding was a small, intimate affair with only close friends and family. They are a quiet couple and the cozy wedding suited their personalities perfectly. It was a wonderful day for an even more wonderful couple. I know I say this every time, but it truly is an honour to be a part of any wedding. It means so much to me when a couple trusts me with some of the most precious moments of their lives. Congratulations to you both and enjoy your sneak peeks!
Venue: The Ivy Lea Club
The Coens Family are a really sweet family. Mom and Dad, Pam and Brad and their kids Ryan, Brianna, Emily and Ryan’s fiance Rebecca met up at Lake Ontario Park for some wonderful family photos. I love that Pam arranged for these photos even though she has a family with older kids. I think that sometimes parents want to have family photos taken when their kids are young and they are still in the “capture every moment” phase, but soon family’s schedules get so busy with sports and hobbies and there isn’t time for photos or it’s too hard to get everyone in the same spot at the same time. I think it’s important to document your family as everyone gets older. Every moment is precious and a family photo is the perfect souvenir of where you are in your life at that very moment. I had a lot of fun working The Coens. I can only hope my boys grow up to be as lovely as Ryan, Brianna and Emily. Enjoy your sneak peeks!!
Kingston is such a beautiful city so it’s nice take the time to walk around downtown and take in all the sights. The market, City Hall, and all the nooks and crannies along the way. Jenny and Matt wanted their engagement photos to reflect their life in Kingston. We stopped at a few of the places that they like to enjoy time together, where they like to drink coffee, tea, and The Screening Room where they had their first date. Jenny and Matt are a sweet couple and it was fun to spend a Sunday morning with them. I can’t wait to shoot their wedding next summer. Congratulations to you both on your engagement and enjoy your sneak peeks!!