Specializing in Wedding and Family Photography in Kingston, Ontario and Surrounding Areas
Julia and Garrett are engaged!! I met them at Garrett’s family’s cottage on Little Sand Lake on a gorgeous sunny afternoon in January. We couldn’t have asked for nicer weather or a more picturesque location for photos. After some great winter shots, we made our way to the amazing Downtown Kingston just for a change in scenery. Julia and Garrett are the perfect match for each other, which is clear in their photos. They know just the right way to make each other smile. It was a fantastic shoot, despite locking my keys in the car while it was running, and I can’t wait to work with this sweet couple again next year when they get married. Congratulations to you both again and enjoy your sneak peeks!!
Meet Baby Harlow! She is a beautiful little girl that made her save arrival into the world just after Christmas. New Mommy and Daddy Logan and Trevor are over the moon with their new growing family. Harlow wasn’t feeling especially sleepy when I met her, but I suspect that’s because she didn’t want to miss out on any of the action of her first photo shoot. We were able to get some great sleeping shots and some even better family shots. Thank you for trusting these memories to me, Logan and Trevor. Congratulations to you again, and enjoy your sneak peeks!!
Meet Baby Phillip! He is a truly sweet little boy who is very loved by his big brother and big sister Josh and Lauren. He wasn’t very sleepy on the day that I met him, so we didn’t get a whole lot of photos of him by himself, but we did get some great family shots! Josh is a little ham and had a great time in front of my camera. Lauren is a mommy in the making and is very loving with her little brother. Mommy and Daddy, Brandi and Jeff are obviously smitten with the newest member of their family. They have a very busy home and they’re handling it like the pros that they are! Congratulations again to you all!!
Jacqueline and Pat are married!! They celebrated New Year’s Eve with the biggest party of their lives and got married in front of their friends and family. We started their day with a First Look on Kingston’s beautiful waterfront. It was so incredibly cold but Jacqueline was a trooper in her strapless wedding gown and braved the elements making these gorgeous photos possible. After shooting the fastest I’ve ever shot wedding photos, we escaped to a warmer location for more photos. Jacqueline and Pat then started their celebration with their loved ones who hooted and hollered as they walked down the aisle. Everyone was definitely in the mood to party as the bride and groom said their vows in front of a stunning lit up LOVE sign. After their ceremony, there were yummy munchies like sliders, grilled cheese and pogos, there were funny speeches and the iconic shoe game was played before the dance floor was opened up for the night. It was a perfect night and I couldn’t’ have asked for a sweeter couple to ring 2018 in with! Congratulations again to you both Jacqueline and Pat! Enjoy your sneak peeks!!
Makeup: Erin Berry for Pro Makeup Coach
Flowers: Neil’s Flowers
Officiant: Connie Howes for Weddings Kingston
Ceremony and Reception Venue: The Harbour
Reception Decorating Services: Little River Vintage Rentals
As I always do, this is my thank you letter to all of the wonderful people that I’ve had the pleasure of working with this year. I never do a “Best Of” list because every wedding I’ve shot has been the “Best Day Ever” for that particular couple. Instead, I share my favorite photo from each couples magical day. I’d love to share my favourite photo from every single shoot this year but that would make this post incredibly long.
As I was photographing other’s milestones, I was experiencing my own set of milestones this year. It’s mind-blowing to me that after photographing professionally for 8 years now, I’m still experiencing firsts and 2017 was filled with many firsts for me. This year, I was fortunate enough to photograph my first birth, my first “Trash the Dress”, my first Sikh wedding, my first same sex wedding, my first tea ceremony, and my first Filipino wedding ceremony. In August I shot my 150th wedding. I shot more family sessions in 2017 than ever before, I was able to cuddle with lots of beautiful newborns and I was honoured to be able to document a family as they enjoyed one of the last days with their fur-baby before she passed away. I photographed another marriage proposal and managed to stay undetected where the bride-to-be never knew I was there until she received the photos 2 months later on her anniversary. One of the biggest highlights for me was bring my youngest son, Owen, with me on a family shoot as my “assistant” and his only job was to make little ones I was photographing laugh. He experienced a little peak into my world and it was fun to share that with him. I captured so many beautiful memories for so many wonderful clients and knowing that all of these people will be instantly transported back to their own milestone moments just by looking at my photos makes my heart very full.
I worked with many brilliant and talented wedding vendors throughout 2017, sometimes for the first time and others for the umpteenth time. The makeup artists, hair stylists, florists, decorators, wedding planners, videographers, officiants, limo drivers, caterers, cake makers, second shooters, venue managers, and countless others make my job possible. Without all of you doing what you do, I wouldn’t have anything to photograph and your incredible skill-set is what makes all of my photographs possible. I thank each and every one of you for making my job that much easier.
Whether I’m photographing couples when it’s 32 degrees with the humidity in an open field or when it’s -32 degrees with the wind-chill on Kingston’s waterfront, I love it all! I still anticipate every single shoot with butterflies in my stomach and I still hold my breath as I click the “Post” button when I share my photos online. Nothing scared me more this year than having a brand film shot. I’m used to being behind the camera and while Katie, the videographer was recording me as I shot a wedding, I felt the vulnerability that every clients feels with me every time I take their photo. I thank each and every one of you for trusting me with your memories and for having faith in me as you felt that same vulnerability.
Photographing people is my absolute favourite thing to do. I truly believe that I was put here on earth to capture memories for others to look back on in years to come. Thank you for a remarkable 2017! I can’t wait to do it all over again in 2018!
Shaine and Thomas are engaged!! The rain tried to keep me from shooting the engagement photos for this sweet couple but luckily after postponing this shoot once, Shaine came up the with Allan Gardens Conservatory in Toronto. It was the perfect place to stay dry and take in the beautiful lush colours while I got to know Shaine and Thomas. They are both incredibly loving with each other and it’s very apparent how they feel about each other when you look at their photos. Congratulations to you both again Shaine and Thomas and enjoy your sneak peeks!!
Annie and Ian are engaged!! They are a very busy couple with school and their careers so their wedding won’t be until 2019. But they still wanted to remember this important milestone in lives together so engagement photos were important to them. We met just outside of the city on a beautiful trail and made our way up and down it. Annie and Ian are extremely quiet and a little shy but they are perfect for each other. They are definitely on the same page and their reserved demeanor make them the perfect person for each other. It was a pleasure working with them and I can’t wait to do it again in 2019 in Quebec! Congratulations again to you both and enjoy your sneak peeks!
MJ and Matt are engaged!! The third time was the charm when it came to getting together for this shoot because of bad weather. Finally we were able to meet on a chilly Saturday morning and enjoy the sites at Lemoine’s Point and Queen’s Campus. It was a great shoot and I can’t wait to shoot MJ and Matt’s wedding next year. Congratulations to you again and enjoy your sneak peeks!!
Kristy and Josh are Engaged!! I always tell my clients to choose a location for their engagement photos that has a special meaning to them. Kristy and Josh knew the perfect spot. They enjoy bow hunting together so we met up at Durham Achers in Oshawa. I love that they share this hobby and have something that they can enjoy together. It was a chilly windy day which only encouraged Kristy and Josh to snuggle together even more. They are a sweet couple and I had a great time shooting their photos. I can’t to work with them again next summer. Congratulations to you both again and enjoy your sneak peeks!!
Meet Baby Henryk! Just over a week old! He’s the sweetest little guy. He barely made a peep during his first photo shoot. New Mommy and Daddy Emilia and Ian are obviously in love with their son. You can see it all over their faces. Welcome to the world Henryk! Congratulations again to you both Emilia and Ian! Enjoy your sneak peeks!