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!
Jennifer and Cooper have been together for many, many years and their family and friends were thrilled to finally see them get married on a beautiful Friday in August. Even though the mother of the groom forgot the ring, and the unity candle wouldn’t light with a candle, and Jennifer had to use a BBQ lighter, it was still the absolute perfect day. Jennifer and Cooper were in full grin mode all day. I haven’t seen a couple this happy in a long time and it was sweet to see the love between them. They didn’t need any encouragement to kiss during their portraits, they were always kissing! The night was filled with funny speeches and lots of dancing. It was a magnificent day and I was so honoured to document their day for this adorable couple. Congratulations again, Jennifer and Cooper! Enjoy your sneak peeks!!
Hair: Regis Hair Salon
Makeup: LaceFace Make Up Artistry
Ceremony and Reception Venue: The Harbour
Cake: Jessica Marie Cakes
The third time was the charm for Rebecca and John’s engagement photos! Earlier in July we rescheduled because it was so hot and we thought it might soon cool down. We’re still waiting for that to happen. The second time we tried for these photos, the skies opened up and there was a huge thunderstorm right as we pulled into the parking lot. Finally, the third time, we had a perfect night for some wonderful photos. We met at Spindle Tree Gardens in Tamworth and slowly made our way around the stunning property.
Rebecca and John are the sweetest couple, and I couldn’t have asked for a nicer people to work with. I was already super impressed with John after our initial consultation, where he told me about his thoughtful proposal. He took Rebecca to the exact spot where her Dad proposed to her Mom. After working with them both at during their shoot, I can see how much they love each other. I can’t wait to work with them again next summer! Congratulations to you both and enjoy your sneak peeks!
Lisa and Leon are technically already all married. They were married 2 years ago in a small private ceremony with only their witnesses present. But Lisa had always wanted the big traditional wedding, and that is exactly what she got! On a beautiful Saturday in July, Lisa and Leon renewed their vows in a wonderful ceremony and reception at the Renaissance Event Venue. The day was started with photos with fire fighters just passing by, followed by an incredible horse and carriage ride through Kingston, and was topped off with Leon surprising Lisa by serenading his wife with a beautiful song at their reception. It couldn’t have been a more perfect day! Congratulations to you both Lisa and Leon, and enjoy your sneak peeks!!
Hair: Chic Professional Hair and Esthetics Center
Makeup: Jennifer of Modish Me
Flowers: Loyalist Flowers
Horse and Carriage: White’s Rides
Limo: Byers Limousine Services
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Renaissance Event Venue
Wedding Cake: Safari Cake Boutique
DJ: My Kinda DJ
I met Jennifer and Luc and baby Reegan at her newborn shoot last year. Now Reegan is 10 months old and ready for some family photos! She was joined by her grandparents, uncle and his girlfriend for some family time at the cottage. It was extremely hot the day of the photos so after the shoot was done the family all jumped in the lake! It was the perfect ending to a great shoot! Enjoy your sneak peeks!
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!