Specializing in Wedding and Family Photography in Kingston, Ontario and Surrounding Areas
2015 was an incredible year for Sarah Rouleau Photography and for me (we are one and the same). I had the privilege of working with so many amazing couples, and was able to join them on one of the most magical days of their lives. In February I shot my 100th wedding, a big milestone in this world where it seems that a new “photographer” is popping up on Facebook or Kijiji every day. Sometimes I have to pinch myself when I think of all the beautiful weddings I’ve been able to document, all the touching moments that I’ve witnessed and all the loving couples who have been brave enough to show their true selves in front of my camera. I met wonderful families and friends of the brides and grooms along the way, worked with awesome vendors who work as hard as I do to make the couple’s day everything that they’ve ever dreamed of. I shared my photographer job with some amazing photog ladies, Lana, Maria and Sandra, who all made it appear as though I could be in two places at once.
Instead of sharing a “Best of” group of photos, I’ve gathered my favourite photo from each couple’s special day. I’m not celebrating my photography… I’m celebrating these incredible couples who trusted these most precious memories to me. I always end my wedding posts by thanking the couple for trusting their day to me, and I truly mean it. I know that you can’t do it over again, and that the day is over before you know it. I’m the one capturing the moments, creating a time capsule of their wedding day and I truly do understand what an important job it is and I’m honoured each and every time I do it. Thank you everyone who helped make 2015 so amazing and I can’t wait to see what 2016 has to offer!
Emily and Brad were married on a beautiful Saturday in July. Their intimate wedding was held at a stunning B&B in Lanark. Clyde Hall was the perfect venue for this wonderful couple to tie the knot. It was an emotional day as you can see in the photos. Since it was such a small wedding, and there wasn’t a wedding party, there was lots of time for bridal portraits. It was a great day and I’m so happy to share these photos with everyone. Welcome back from your honeymoon, Emily and Brad and enjoy your sneak peeks!
This is a big blog post, and it’s because I loved this wedding so much and I had such a hard time narrowing down which pictures to share! Moira and Conor’s wedding was magical for so many reasons. The first reason being the weather. It was supposed to rain and thunderstorm throughout the day. Everyone’s eyes were on the skies but it was blue and sunny all day! Moira and Conor did a first look and Conor’s expression was priceless! One of the best I’ve ever photographed! I think the only hiccup all day was when a huge plane flew over while Moira was saying her vows to Conor. Moira just calmly paused, and patiently waited for it to pass, and then continued. Their family and friends were all so lovely, and had a fantastic time during the reception, reciting limericks and doing funny madlibs about the bride and groom. After the traditional first dances, Moira and Conor, along with their wedding party did a line dance for everyone, with her father as the caller. It was an amazing day for an even more amazing couple. Congratulations again to you both, Moira and Conor! Enjoy your sneak peeks!!
Hair: James Brett Coiffure
Makeup: Sarah Fairbairn
Flowers: L.S.P. Designs
Limo: Byers Limousine Services
Ceremony and Reception Venue – Isabel Bader Center for the Performing Arts
Wedding Cake: Safari Cakes
BethAnn and Ben’s wedding day couldn’t have been more perfect! They were married at BethAnn’s parents home. It was a very special day filled with many personal touches, including a reception with hockey accents, maple syrup guest favours made by Ben’s family and BethAnn’s grandmothers as flower girls. The night was filled with fun kissing games and lots of dancing!!
Their wedding had the best vendors in town. If you asked me who are my favourite vendors, or who would I choose to work with for my own wedding (if I was to plan it again) I would choose to work with every single one of these hard working professionals.
The weather was perfect, the vendors were exceptional and BethAnn and Ben were an amazing couple to work with. Congratulations to you both again, and enjoy your sneak peeks!
Hair: The Colour Bar
Make-Up: Sarah Fairbairn
Flowers: L.S.P. Designs
Officiant: Beth Sirett with All Seasons Weddings Caterer: Bustini’s Catering
Tent Rental: Bustini’s Event Rentals
Reception Decorating Services: MT Wedding DegsignMT Wedding Degsign
Stationary: 21twelve Designs
Limo: Limestone Limousine
DJ: Polar Sound
Meet Lisa and Leon. They’re a little different than most couples that I work with because they are already married. They are renewing their vows later this summer. At first Lisa said that she didn’t think an “engagement shoot” was necessary. But I explained that it was great practice for the wedding day photos. Also, I include a guestbook made with the engagement photos in all of my wedding photography packages. Lisa agreed that it would be a good idea. I’m so glad that she did take advantage of the engagement shoot because she was a little nervous in the beginning, but after being able to relax, Lisa and Leon were gorgeous together in front of my camera. They are a beautiful couple and I can’t wait to work with them again later this summer. Enjoy your sneak peeks!!
Emily and Brad were going to have their engagement photos done in May, but decided to postpone because of the cold weather. We rescheduled for the second weekend in June hoping for something warmer. Unfortunately, Mother Nature was having a mood swing and the day of their shoot was even colder than it was in May!! Despite the cold, and crazy wind, Emily and Brad smiled and cuddled their way around Downtown Kingston.
At the beginning of the shoot, they told me that they didn’t really want engagement photos, that they didn’t think that they were necessary, but they were doing it for the practice for the wedding day photos. That’s why I love doing engagement photos!! The couple gets comfortable in front of my camera, and I get to know how the bride and groom-to-be interact as a couple. Engagement photos make beautiful wedding day photos.
Emily and Brad didn’t need the practice. They are naturals in front of the camera even though they told me differently. It was a fantastic shoot and I can’t wait to work with them again very soon when they get married in the beginning of July. Congratulations to you both on your engagement and enjoy your sneak peeks!
On a beautiful spring evening I met up with Amanda and Sean at Sean’s family farm for some lovely engagement photos. They brought along their fur-babies Tucker and Walter. I was met by some very friendly cows that got a little fresh with me during the photos. Amanda and Sean are a sweet couple, and I can’t wait to work with them again later this year when I shoot their wedding. Congratulations again to you both Amanda and Sean, and enjoy your sneak peeks!
In December, Ellen contacted me with an amazing idea for a Christmas present for her sister, Emily … a photo shoot at Emily’s Convocation. Last week Emily graduated from the Queen’s with a degree in Engineering. Before the ceremony began, I met up with Emily and her family, we made our way around the campus to all of the locations that have special meaning to Emily, taking pictures along the way. After the family photos, Emily’s closest group of friends joined us for even more photos! It was the perfect way to commemorate this chapter of Emily’s life and the new journey that she is about to embark on. Congratulations to you Emily on your amazing accomplishment and enjoy your sneak peeks!
Meagan and Chad love the Newlands Pavilion, so it was the perfect place to meet up with them for their engagement photos. It was extremely hot, 31 degrees at 6:30 p.m. but despite the heat Meagan and Chad were able to laugh a lot and have a blast during their photos. It was a great shoot and I can’t wait to work with them again later this year when they celebrate their special day. Congratulations again to you both Megan and Chad! Enjoy your sneak peeks!!
Meet The Boers Family!! I see them almost every day! I love these guys!! Mommy and Daddy, Meghan and Jeremy have their hands full with Ethan and Liam. Ethan comes to my home daycare and holds a special place in my heart because he is the youngest in my care. His little brother Liam also holds a special place in my heart, of course because I have my own Liam but also because he has a little wild streak in him that reminds me of my youngest, Owen. Determined to be his own person, but still looks at his brother with admiration. They are the sweetest family and I was so excited to be able to do a family shoot with them. It was beyond hot when we met, 31 degrees!! I was worried about how the heat would affect the boys, but other than some sweaty heads, they were great!! Thank you for trusted me with these beautiful memories, Boers! Enjoy your sneak peeks!!
Aditi and Michael have been attending Queen’s University and are now off to start their residencies in London. They wanted to have photos taken in Kingston because this where they met and got engaged. I love when a couple wants to capture our amazing city in their photos so of course I was on board. Before heading to historic Downtown Kingston, we stopped at Lake Ontario Park. It was in this beautiful spot while picnicking that Michael proposed to Aditi and where is said yes after much shock. I couldn’t resist asking Michael to get down on one knee again and reenacting the proposal for photography sake. Good luck on the next step of your adventure together, Aditi and Michael, and congratulations again!! Enjoy your sneak peeks!