Specializing in Wedding and Family Photography in Kingston, Ontario and Surrounding Areas
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!!
Amanda and I have worked together with couples as they plan their weddings. She owns 21twelve Invitiations and Designs and some of my clients have incorporated their engagement photos into their wedding invitations or wedding day decor. Even though we don’t work directly together, I still consider her colleague so I was so honoured when she asked me to take photos of her beautiful family. I met her husband Dan and her gorgeous kids, Ty and Olivia on a quiet Sunday morning in City Park. It was my pleasure to work with such a sweet family. Ty and Olivia are full of energy and brought a smile to my face. Thank you for trusting me with such important memories and enjoy your sneak peeks!!
Sidd and Janet are a really sweet couple who are both working very hard on finishing their degrees in medicine. This is the first time they’ve studied in the same city since they started dating. They’ve been all over the place, even as far a Alberta, so it was important for them to have engagement photos done in a city that they both now share. It was important to Janet that we incorporated the gorgeous colours that Fall brings to Ontario because they don’t have much colour in leaves changing in Alberta. We walked around Queen’s campus and then went to Lake Ontario Park to take take in all the colours. Sidd and Janet are going to have a wedding extravaganza next year with a wedding in India and then receptions in Toronto and Alberta! Congratulations to you both and enjoy your sneak peeks!!
I’ve had the pleasure of working with the Watt’s family on three different occasions now! I took maternity photos of Tracey when she was pregnant with Leo and Imogen painted on her belly, which I loved! And then I took newborn photos of Leo when he was born and he was a perfect angle! I was so excited when Tracey asked me to once again photograph the family. I couldn’t believe how big Immie had gotten and how cute and big Leo was now that he’s grown from a newborn into a toddler. We went into their backyard where the Watt’s have a trail that any kid would dream of. Immie showed me all of her fairies and gnomes that secretly live behind their home. It was a very candid shoot, most of the time Immie and Leo didn’t even realize I was taking photos. They were just enjoying being kids. I love their photos because they’re pictures of them being kids. They’ll look back in years to come and remember how they used to play in their backyard and have so much fun together. It was so great to see the Watt’s again and I can’t wait to see how much they’ve grown the next time I see them! Enjoy your sneak peeks!
Andrea and Tony are doing one of the hardest things a couple can do, maintaining a long distance relationship. Andrea is living in North Bay and Tony just moved here to Amherstview this summer. Andrea flew into Kingston the day of our shoot and it’s obvious from the photos that they were both so happy to see each other. I met Andrea and Tony at the beautiful Fairfield Park in Amherstview for their engagement photos. They are a really sweet couple and were tons of fun to work with. They’re getting married next year in Florida! Congratulations to you both and enjoy your sneak peeks!!
I had the pleasure of shooting Joannah and Josh’s wedding in February 2012 in Newfoundland. Joannah and Josh are now expecting their first child, and I have to say this shoot was a lot warmer! We met at Lemoine’s Point on Thanksgiving weekend and got some great shots! They are so happy to have this new little boy join their family. They are already a family of 3 with a hedgehog at home, which explains the stuffed hedgehogs in their photos. It was so great to see them again, and I can’t wait to meet their new little boy when he makes his appearance in December. Congratulations to you both, and enjoy your sneak peeks!!
I worked with the Van Humbeck Family 3 years ago, and I was so happy to see them again this year. And they have a new addition to their family… the basset hound, Buddy! I couldn’t believe how big Mackenzie and Keegan have gotten since the last time I saw them. This is a really sweet family that hug when they see each other, and are so loving towards each other. We did their family shoot at the beautiful Babcock Mill in Odessa. I can hardly wait till their next shoot and we have more of as the Van Humbeck’s call it “forced family fun.” They call it that, but in reality, there is nothing forced about it. They’re a fun family and a pleasure to work with! Enjoy your sneak peeks!!
For five long months, Kendra and Lisa have trained for the 2014 IDFA OTTAWA-GATINEAU CLASSIC. They worked out at least twice a day and followed a stricter than strict diet. They devoted so much time and energy into sculpting their bodies into the machines that you see in these photos. Kendra and Lisa competed this past weekend in the Natural Bodybuilding Fitness Model Division and Lisa placed forth and Kendra placed third. All of their hard work, determination and self discipline paid off! The day after their shoot we all gathered at The Whipped Fitness Studio in Kingston and even though they were both exhausted and dehydrated from their competition the night before, these two beauties posed for photos that will document what 5 months of hard core training looks like. Thank you to Shelly for letting us use your space, and congratulations to Kendra and Lisa on their success!!