Specializing in Wedding and Family Photography in Kingston, Ontario and Surrounding Areas
Each year for the past 7 years I’ve blogged a thank you letter to all of my clients for trusting me with their most precious memories, whether it was their wedding day, their engagement photos, wedding proposal, family reunions or welcoming a new baby into the family.
This year is different. This year I want to thank everyone that I photographed for the escape that you gave me from my real life.
In 2016, our family suffered a terrible loss. My husband lost his brother, my sons lost their uncle, my mother and father in law lost her son, my sister in law her brother… I lost my brother in law. I felt like my loss was last on the list. I was too concerned with trying to comfort my husband who didn’t know how to share his grief with me. I was consoling my children who had never experienced loss before. I was supporting my mother in law in any way that I could, even if was just listening to her tears turn from sadness to anger and then back to sadness. I kept my grief inside. I loved him dearly, and I miss him terribly, but I didn’t feel like my pain compared to everyone else’s, so I kept it to myself. I kept my own sorrow inside and grieved privately so that I could be strong for everyone else.
You’d think that I might crack up from keeping everything inside, but I didn’t. I had an escape from my life. I jumped into the happiest days of others lives just by being there with a camera. I shared the joy of each couple as they became husband and wife. My heart melted every time a new mom and dad looked at their newborn son or daughter with that look that only new parents have. I was excited for couples as they told me about the proposal and felt their anticipation as they planned the biggest day of their lives. I reminisced with parents as they realized how much their kids had grown since with last Christmas card photo.
Each time I was lucky enough to document a special moment, I was also granted moments or sometimes hours of relief from what was the hardest year of my life. So for that, I thank each and everyone of you . Thank you for sharing the happiest days of your lives with me, and for allowing me to join you in your bliss.
I can’t wait to see what this next year brings. I can’t to meet lots of new people, and to share in their joy! Bring on 2017!!
Meet Baby Evelyn! Born just 5 days before these photos were taken. She was such a good girl for her first ever photo shoot. New Mommy and Daddy, Danielle and Christopher are so in love with their little girl, it jumps off the screen in their photos. As always, it’s an honour to document the most special moments in the lives of my clients, but newborn photos are a little different. Documenting a family in the first days of it’s growth is an incredible responsibility and one that I don’t take lightly. Thank you Danielle and Christopher for trusting me with these memories. Enjoy your sneak peeks!!
Mackenzie and Angus are Engaged!! I met up with the newly engaged couple on Saturday, the last beautiful day that we had this fall. They brought along sweet little Bentley and he was such a good boy for his first photo shoot. We couldn’t have asked for a nicer day for the photos and I couldn’t have had a better couple to work with. Congratulations again to you both, Mackenzie and Angus! Enjoy your sneak peeks!
The most precious gift that you can give to the special people on your Christmas list is the gift of memories. How do you give the gift of a memory? By capturing those moments forever in a photograph.
But who wants to do photos in the dead of winter with big snow jackets and red runny noses? No one! That’s why a Sarah Rouleau Photography gift certificate is the perfect gift! Give that special someone a gift certificate for a photo session that they can redeem for a photo session in the future.
How about next summer at your family reunion?
Or when you all gather at the cottage for the only week where you’re all in the same location, let along the same province?
A Sarah Rouleau Photography gift certificate can be redeemed anytime… whenever it works best for you.
And a Sarah Rouleau Photography gift certificate doesn’t have to be used on a family photo session. It can be redeemed towards any type of photos.
Do you have a family member expecting a baby? What about a newborn photo session to capture the first days together with their precious new family member?
Do you have a member of your family who recent got engaged? What about an engagement shoot to help them document the beginning of their amazing journey together?
Do you have a son or daughter that is getting married soon? You can buy a Sarah Rouleau gift certificate and help them out with their wedding photography.
Give the gift of a memory captured forever this Christmas!!
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The Moriarty family is going to grow by one very soon! I’ve photographed Tasha and Mark many times over the years. First it was their engagement photos and then it was their wedding, (my very first wedding) and family photos and now maternity photos. I think I might have known that Tasha was pregnant before her because I had a dream about it. When I asked her she said “Not that I know of” but it was true!! Sweet little Mason was such a delight to photograph and at the end of the shoot he ran up and gave me a big hug. It’s been a long time since I’ve hugged a little guy his size and it instantly reminded me of hugging my own boys, Liam and Owen. I couldn’t be happier for this amazing family. Enjoy your sneak peeks!!
Meagan and Chad’s wedding was my very last wedding of the 2016 season. I couldn’t have asked for a nicer couple to cap off my year. Their wedding, in late October, was a chilly day as you might expect. After a chilly and wet first look we made our way to an indoor location. Luckily Chad had the right connection to the right person and we were able to do all of their photos indoors at The Isabel Bader Center. After photos we made our way to The Harbour Restaurant for their ceremony and a fun filled reception. It was an amazing day complete with a rainbow during cocktail hour and I loved spending the day with such a fun group. Welcome back from your Italian honeymoon, Meagan and Chad! Enjoy your sneak peeks!
Amanda and Sean were married on a truly perfect day which they deserved more than most. They had the stress of having to change venues just before their invitations were about to go out. Luckily, the beautiful Fields on West Lake was available and their friends and family watched as they had a touching ceremony at The White Chapel. Amanda and Sean had a tree planting ceremony after their vows where they poured soil from both of their childhood homes into the soil of their new family tree. It was one of many beautiful moments in an amazing day. The forecast called for rain all day, but again, staying with the theme of the day, the rain held off till salads were served. Congratulations again to you both, Amanda and Sean! Enjoy your sneak peeks!!
Makeup: Sarah Fairbairn
Flowers: L.S.P. Designs
Limousine: Limestone Limousine Limestone Limousine
Ceremony: The White Chapel
Reception Venue: Fields on West Lake
Caterer: Desert Lake Gardens
Band: The Jim Patterson Band
Wedding Photography: Sarah Rouleau Photography
I had the privilege of capturing Stefanie and Peter’s beautiful wedding in mid-September. I can’t say that it went off without a hitch. One of Stefanie’s bridesmaids got stuck in Saskatchewan with a double booked flight, and then right after the ceremony when I was about to take the couple outside for portraits, the skies opened up and it poured rain on guests scurrying to their cars. You’d think that these hiccups would have ruined Stefanie and Peter’s day, but they didn’t even bat an eyelash! They were so happy and so in love that I don’t think even a hurricane would have dampened their spirits. They made the best of it and their day turned out perfectly! Their wedding party had a ball with photos, and their guests had an amazing time dancing the night away. I’m so happy for this wonderful couple, Stefanie and Peter. Congratulations to you both again and enjoy your sneak peeks!!
Hair and Makeup: James Brett Coiffure
Flowers: Sage Flowers
Ceremony Venue: Senior Staff Mess
Officiant: Connie Howes of Weddings Kingston
Reception Venue: Vimy’s Officers Mess
Limo Services: ExecuTrans Corporate Transportation
Guest Tables Decorating Services: MT Weddings Design
Head Table Decorating Services: Timeless Memories
Wedding Cake: Safari Cake Boutique
DJ: Bob “The Machine” Machine for Chico and the Machine
Wedding Photography: Sarah Rouleau Photography