Specializing in Wedding and Family Photography in Kingston, Ontario and Surrounding Areas
Lujain and Fahad are engaged!! Fahad is currently based overseas and he surprised Lujain with a special trip to Kingston, giving us the perfect opportunity to capture some beautiful engagement photos. Lujain was incredible, walking around the trails of Lemoine’s Point in those heels!! It was all worth it for photos like these!! I can’t wait to work with this amazing couple again when I photograph their wedding this summer. Congratulations again to you both and enjoy your sneak peeks!!
Amy and John are engaged!! They are the sweetest couple, who obviously love their fur-baby Sophia a ton! I love how Amy and John included her in their engagement photos, although she was only interested in playing fetch. I can’t wait to work with again them later this summer when they celebrate their wedding. Congratulations to you both and enjoy your sneak peeks!!
Meet Baby Joel!! He is the newest addition to the McDowell family! Mommy and Daddy, Courtney and Sean, and big brother Finlay, are over the moon with their new little boy. Joel wasn’t very fond of his solo shots, he is definitely at home in his parents’ arms. I’ve photographed this family from almost 5 years now, from Courtney and Sean’s wedding, to Finlay’s newborn photos and now Joel’s. It seemed fitting that I capture Baby Joel in the same quilt that Sean wore on his wedding day. I couldn’t be happier for this amazing family! Congratulations to you all and enjoy your sneak peeks!!
I met Erin and J.P. almost 5 years ago when I shot their wedding. Now I’ve had the pleasure of photographing their beautiful daughter. Meet Baby Lexie!! She’s one of the quietest little girls I’ve met. She slept through her entire photo session and made my job so easy. Erin and J.P. and their fur-babies are obviously in love. Congratulations Erin and J.P. on your growing family!! Enjoy your sneak peeks!!
Jordan and Charenjeev celebrated their wedding day on a very cold Saturday in March. This was the first opportunity that I’d had to photograph a Sikh wedding, and I was extremely touched by all of the traditions and the ceremonial parts of the day. It truly is a family affair and everyone plays a special role in the couple starting their life together. Jordan and Charenjeev are a very sweet couple, and I thank them for braving the cold for their beautiful wedding portraits. I couldn’t have asked for nicer families to share this experience with. Congratulations to you both and enjoy your sneak peeks!!
Who could imagine it would be 11 degrees on February 18th? Not minus 11, plus 11!! Victoria and Connor couldn’t have asked for a nicer day for their photos. It was beautiful out, and there was still fluffy snow on the ground! Amazing! Victoria and Connor are a super cute couple, and are so good at cuddling as you can see in their photos. I can’t wait to work with them again later this year as they say I do!! Congratulations to you both again on your engagement and enjoy your sneak peeks!!
Peter and Greg are engaged!! Peter and Greg are a sweet couple, and I had a great time with them! Peter is new to Canada so a winter photo shoot is the perfect initiation for anyone moving to our wonderful country. What’s more Canadian than enjoying wine in the snow on a Hudson’s Bay blanket by a spectacular partially frozen stream? I met up with them on a beautiful Saturday afternoon for their engagement photos. We couldn’t have asked for a nicer day for their photos and of course the fresh snow fall from the night before definitely helped make this already gorgeous property even better. I can’t wait to shoot their wedding next July! Congratulations to you both again, and enjoy your sneak peeks!!
Cory Lyn and Jesse are engaged!! I met them on a very cold day at their beautiful property near Harrowsmith. You can’t tell from their photos, but Cory Lyn and Jesse were actually so cold. All you can see in these photos is the love between them and the excitement for their upcoming wedding. They love to laugh together and I enjoyed my time with them so much. Congratulations to you both and enjoy your sneak peeks!
Today I got to witness and document the most amazing event! The birth of Baby Tenley! Photographing a birth has been on my bucket list for a while now and I’m so happy I was able to experience this with clients/friends Roxanne and Christopher. I photographed their wedding 5 years ago and today I had the privilege of photographing their third child entering the world. I always talk about how honoured I am when clients trust their memories to me, but today was a whole new level. It felt like it was happening in slow motion…and at warp speed, all at the same time. I’m so happy for Roxanne and Christopher and am relieved that Tenley is here, safe and sound. Welcome to the world, Tenley!!
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!!