Specializing in Wedding and Family Photography in Kingston, Ontario and Surrounding Areas
Did you know that I also do business photography? Well I do! And last summer I had the great pleasure of photography Megan for her dog walking company Dog Care Kingston. It was a dream shoot for me as you can imagine with all of these beautiful furballs enjoying a perfect summer night.
Megan is beyond great with these dogs and I was so impressed at how well they all listened to her. She is truly the leader of the pack. She has a stunning property that she uses for her walks where the dogs can run off leash and play together in the sprawling fields. Her partner/sister Rebecca joined us for this walk and helped wrangle dogs while Megan and I did individual portraits of each dog.
If you have a dog that’s home alone all day, and who would enjoy the exercise and companionship… Megan is your girl! Check out her site here
If you would like to have photos taken to add to your business’s website… then I’m your girl!
Brittany and Brett are engaged!! I met up with this cute couple at Lemoine’s Point on a snowy Sunday for some lovely wintry engagement photos. Unfortunately it wasn’t actually snowing while we were there so I may or may not have added a little snow with some photo editing magic. The temperature was great and Brittany and Brett even stopped to feed the birds. It was a great shoot, and I can’t wait to work with these folks again this summer when they get married. Congratulations to you both, Brittany and Brett! Enjoy your sneak peeks!
Holly and Will are Married!! They were married in a beautiful ceremony at Rideau Acres, followed by a reception in their newly renovated banquet hall. Holly is a wedding planner in East York, so no detail was overlooked. This couple’s special day was filled with so many special touches and Holly was very conscious of their substantial practices and really focused on making their wedding eco-friendly. One of my favourites things about this wedding is that their photos SCREAM Kingston. There is no doubt where this wedding took place. It was a fantastic day and I couldn’t be happier for this amazing couple. Congratulations to you both again Holly and Will!
Makeup: Sarah Fairbairn Makeup Artist
Hair: Fab Hair
Flowers: Dahilia May Flower Farm
Limousine: Byers Limousine Services
Guests Transportation: Kingston Trolley Tours
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Rideau Acres Campground
Catering: Tulips and Maple
Linens: Q Designs
Wedding Cake: Cakes and Takes
Wedding Cookies: Cards Bakery and Goods
DJ: Joel Recio
Wedding Planning and Design: Perrier Planning
Day of Planning: Pastiche Events
Wedding Photography: Sarah Rouleau Photography
Alex and Sylvain are engaged!! I’m a sucker for all dogs but especially Golden Retrievers since I have my own fur-child named Bowie. I was so excited when their sweet Golden Retriever puppy Millie joined in on their photo fun this past weekend. I met up with them at Lemoine’s Point where we were blessed with a fresh blanket of snow the day before, and above freezing temperatures. Millie was incredibly well behaved and always knew exactly where to look for the best photos. It was a great shoot and I can’t wait to shoot Alex and Sylvain’s wedding next summer. Congratulations to you both again! Enjoy your sneak peeks!
Remember the cute, sweet, Golden Retriever, Tug? Well… his mom and dad got married in late December! Rachel and John’s day felt more like a day in March than one at the of the end of December which was great for some photos outside at sunset after their lovely ceremony at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. John surprised Rachel with “her son” when we arrived at The Tett for photos. Tug of course was overjoyed to see her. Following photos, Rachel and John joined their guests at The Harbour Restaurant for a super fun reception filled with funny speeches and lots of dancing. It was the perfect day for an amazing couple and I couldn’t be happier for them. Congratulations to you both again, Rachel and John! Enjoy your sneak peeks!
Hair: Joanne Laton for The Salon
Makeup: Suthill Makeup Artistry
Bridal Gown – Lovebird Bridal Boutique
Flowers: Pam’s Flower Garden
Photo Venue: The Tett Centre
Ceremony Venue: St. Joseph’s Catholic Church
Reception Venue: The Harbour Restaurant
Wedding Photography – Sarah Rouleau Photography
You’re probably reading lots of “Best Of” lists today, but I don’t do a “Best Of” list because each every and every one of my clients are “The Best”. Instead I always write a heartfelt thank you to everyone that made 2019 the year that it was. Here is this year’s edition.
2019 closes out my first decade doing what I love, capturing the most important days in my client’s lives. It was my busiest, most challenging, most disciplined, year to date. I pushed myself more than I ever have, and was able to deliver photos to clients faster than ever. I forced myself out of my comfort zone, discovered new ways to shoot familiar spots and learned new skills.
Ten years in the photography business, in a market saturated with new photographers popping up every day is a feat in itself. Staying relevant and not fading into the sea of endless beautiful photos on social media has been a challenge but it’s encouraged me to reevaluate what I want to give to my clients. In a world of filters, and presets, my new goal this year was to only provide classic, timeless images that will stand up to the test of time. I want all of my clients to be able to proudly display their photos, with the goal of their images never looking dated. Remember colour selection where only the bride’s lips were lit up red? No thank you!
Thank you to all of my amazing colleagues whose hard work leading up to and on the wedding day literally gives me something to photograph. To all the makeup artists, hair stylists, florists, wedding dress shops, tuxedo renters, venue decorators, DJ’s, caterers, cake decorators, and limo drivers… you make my job easy just by doing what you all do best. Thank you to my family for your patience and understanding as I miss out on important events (like my son winning his first football championship) because even though I was there in spirit, I was physically not there. I was documenting memories instead. And most importantly, thank you to each and every client who trusted me with their most special day. I know I say it all the time, but it’s incredibly humbling and is truly an honor each and every time I’m trusted with a moment that will only happen once in someone’s lifetime. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
One decade done… so many more to come. Bring it on 2020! I’ll be watching, shooting, capturing it all… from behind my camera!
Jennie and Matt are married!! They were married on a chilly Saturday in November in a very intimate wedding at The River Mill. Jennie and Matt did things the way that they wanted to. They made their day their own and it was fabulous. Although it was cold for photos, this cute couple toughed it out, sucked it up and posed for beautiful photos. You can’t even tell how cold it actually was in their images, and I believe that’s because there were oblivious to the cold because they were so happy. It was a fantastic day and I was so happy to finish off my 2019 wedding season with this great couple. Congratulations to you both again, Jennie and Matt! Enjoy your sneak peeks!
Hair: The Loft Hair Studio
Makeup: LaceFace Makeup Artistry
Flowers: In Bloom Floral and Home Decor
Officiant: Rev. Heather McLurg-Murphy
Ceremony and Reception Venue: The River Mill Restaurant
Decorating Service: Q Designs Creative Productions
Dance Floor Rental: BJ The DJ Entertainment
Wedding Cake: Bread and Butter Bakery and Fine Pastries
DJ: Eric Lam
Wedding Photography – Sarah Rouleau Photography
Diana and Mark are married! They were married on a perfect fall day in late October. It was unusually warm, and the sunshine was perfect for their ceremony and then photos afterwards. Following their ceremony overlooking the water, their guests were treated to a delicious dinner with the biggest slices of prime rib that I’ve ever seen. After touching and funny speeches, Diana and Mark surprised everyone with an incredibly moving slideshow of old photographs honouring both of their late fathers during the father/daughter dance portion of their night. It was a fantastic day for an amazing couple and I’m honoured and humbled to be chosen to document it for them. Congratulations again Diana and Mark! Enjoy your sneak peeks!
Hair: Salon Sorella & Day Spa
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Glen House Resort
DJ: M&L DJ Service