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Autumn Delhi Farm Engagement Session | Lydia & Richard

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When a former classmate refers their brother and his fiancé to you, and you have this much fun together… Well, you get the gist. Let’s just say that I am over the moon and feeling humbly blessed to have met these two amazing people at a Delhi farm engagement session. Wait, I mean these three. I also got to meet Lucy, their adorable 6-month-old puppy! She wouldn’t even sit still for 2 seconds for her own close-up. This means that she is not in a lot of the pictures, but that’s okay.

Lydia and Richard are getting married in January already! We really wanted to get their engagement session done soon, so they could enjoy their images for a few months before that happens. I really think that  two truly bring out the best in each other. When I heard that Lydia gifted Richie a gun after their engagement, I was super excited that they chose to incorporate it into their session! It made for some amazing ring shots.

Lydia and Richard, I know you think I tell everyone that they’re amazing at posing! That might be true, but you two were so made for each other. This made posing you so easy and fun! I felt like I wasn’t even working at all. That is definitely one of my favourite thing about this session. Along with Lucy, the gun, the location, and of course the two of you! I am super excited to capture you on your big day; I can’t believe that is only just over 2 months away. Stay warm, stay safe (especially you, Lydia, making the drive down most weekends), and stay happy.

 

I mean, just look at this ring, and this gun; It’s like they were made for each other!!!

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November 8, 2018

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Hamilton Brewery and Dundurn Castle Engagement Session | Cana and José

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Meet Cana and José! Two of the kindest people I’ve ever met (yes, I know I say that a lot, but it’s especially true for these two). Cana and José are both very pro-life. This has made our relationship so much more meaningful! Cana works at the CCBR (Canadian Centre for Bioethical Reform). There she is in charge of the internship in Eastern Canada. Every year, they teach groups of young people what it means to truly stick up for the lives of the unborn. They even go out into the streets for activism to change hearts and minds about this very sad issue. At this Hamilton Brewery & Castle Engagement Session, I was privileged to learn even more about these two, and I am truly so excited about their big day next year!

Our first stop was the FAIRWEATHER BREWING CO. and boy, is it just such a gorgeous location for occasions like this! When José mentioned he was a beer enthusiast, I had to bring them here. I think they really enjoyed their brews, as they even took some home! Cana and José are just super chill, cool people, who love to hang out and relax. When I asked them what their hobbies were, they said, “I don’t know, spend time together, I guess? Maybe read a book?” Sounds perfect to me!

Next up was DUNDURN CASTLE; less than a 15 minute drive from the brewery. Even though the sun only came out for a few minutes at the very end of our session, we made some amazing memories and captured some wonderful images. Working around locations with lots of visitors definitely brings its challenges, but when you end up with gorgeous images it’s worth every ounce of effort!

Cana and José, I hope you love these images as much as I do! I truly had fun, and I’m sorry it took me so long to blog this! You’ll see your gallery in your inbox within the next few days. Happy planning to both of you, and God Bless.

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October 26, 2018

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Joyful Cranberry Creek Engagement Session | Jennifer & Wayne

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Jennifer and Wayne are engaged, and are these two so much fun and made my job so easy! By the end of our Cranberry Creek engagement session I had taken 817 images, but I managed to cull them down to just over 200. Two hundred! Of course I can’t share all of them on here, but it suffices to say that Jennifer and Wayne are going to be super excited to get their gallery. We started our session at Cranberry Creek, an absolute gorgeous location, and ended it by cooling down in the lake. I didn’t end up dipping my toes in the water, thanks to my zoom lens, but I kind of wanted to!

These two lovebirds have been dating for over 2 years, and they’re tying the knot next year May. Wayne and Jennifer, you are both so young and have your whole lives ahead of you! It reminds me of that time in my life; I also got married about a year after I finished high school. I know, I know, that is really young. This couple (& my husband and I) come from a Dutch community where a lot of us do get married very young. But thanks to our faith in God, this is often blessed with happy marriages and a brood of kids that fills our hearts and homes. And all of us will say that we wouldn’t change a thing about it! I know I definitely wouldn’t!

I won’t keep you any longer, I hope you enjoy these as much as I loved capturing this couple, and I can’t wait to capture their wedding in May! Enjoy this gorgeous summer weather, it’s going to get a bit warmer again soon. And when that happens, you’ll know where to find me; I’ll be dipping my toes in the cool water of lake Erie!

This ring! I am so in love with it! Great job, Wayne!

And then we were on our way to the lake! When we got there, this charter sailboat was just docking. Jennifer was brave enough to ask the captain if we could use their boat for a quick opportunity to get a few amazing shots of the two of them on it! And he said YES! Tell me that this wasn’t worth it, and I’ll know that you’re joking!

Another of my FAVOURITE sessions at this location was PAULINA’S MATERNITY SESSION

Location | Cranberry Creek Gardens & Events, Lynedoch

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July 12, 2018

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Dreamy Beach Engagement at Port Burwell, Ontario

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Well, hello Spring, where’ve you been? It’s been too long! The weather these last few days has been incredible and I feel like finally I can start opening up my mind to more photography. Not that there has been a lack of work behind the scenes, or a lack of scheduling! I can honestly say I am trying to accommodate as many of you as I possibly can this year, but with me taking three weeks off, it’s going to be insane! I’m totally excited about the insanity though; I can’t wait for some amazing golden hour sessions soon.

Now, onto the real reason you’re here, to see this gorgeous couple’s beach engagement session! I met Reuben and Tanisha at a coffee shop back when there was still snow on the ground, and here we are in t-shirt weather! Reuben is also a teacher like my husband, so I can relate to a lot of what he does! I believe that Tanisha will be the perfect wife to this teacher. Who knows, she may even do some grading like I used to do (before my business started). These two are getting married in just over a month. I can’t even imagine how gorgeous she’s going to look on their big day; Reuben will definitely not be able to keep his eyes off of her!

These two climbed over some scraggly rocks to get to the perfect spot, and were up for anything! I love when my clients take risks because they trust that I see potential in a certain location, and here it definitely paid off. It was also great fun for them to have a person like me, with not the greatest equilibrium, to laugh at. And when they weren’t laughing at me, they were sharing secrets (I think). That definitely made for some great intimate moments, and the result is for you to enjoy right now!

I mean, this view… am I right?

If he could have, he would have stayed here forever; talk about a man in love!

Tanisha’s sister made this super cute sign for this session, isn’t her calligraphy incredible?

I mean, who needs leaves on the trees when you’ve got a couple like them?

Definitely such a difference in weather from the previous DVI ENGAGEMENT SESSION, don’t you agree?

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May 8, 2018

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Delilah & Eddy | Engaged

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It was a cold Saturday afternoon; one Delilah and Eddy have been looking forward to for months. The forecast looked well enough to finally capture their romantic tree farm engagement session. We’d originally scheduled this for last December in between Christmas and New Year’s, but we all remember how cold it was then! Delilah is lucky enough to live right next to some wonderful people with a small tree farm in their back yard, and I am even more lucky that I was able to capture these two beautiful people at that stunning location! This is a Canadian winter at it’s finest. Yes, it was still cold, and we got snow in our boots (mine were almost knee-high, so you can only imagine!).  Eddy was researching before the shoot as to how he should wear his cardigan, and I think he pulled that off absolutely amazing! These two people are some of the most fun-loving, daring, and kind people one will ever meet, and I cannot wait to see what their wedding day is going to bring.

I just love how these two people fit together, and look at the way he looks at her!

And that ring, GUYS! What a stunner! Eddy has good choice in women and in jewelry, she is one lucky lady.

These two were so comfortable with each other, I think they may have forgotten I was there a time or two! But then a quick, “hey, let’s exercise those laughing muscles” would get their attention and I’d capture moments like these:

 

After about 30 minutes, we decided it was time for an outfit change (but even more to get warm!!!). A quick drive back to Delilah’s house proved very useful, and I promised them I’d only make them stay out in the cold for 20 minutes!

Look at these two lovebugs trying to stay warm!! You two are adorable.

Can’t y’all agree that this is just the epitomy of a winter engagement session?

Let’s just go for a quick stroll back to the van (that I kept running to get us warm as soon as we were done)… btw, these two were so cooperative and up for anything, the second part of this session only took 18 minutes (I kept my promise)!

Eddy and Delilah, thank you for being such great sports through your session, I know it wasn’t easy (but you sure made it look like it was!); I cannot wait to see you both on your big day in May.

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February 13, 2018

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I am first and foremost a wife and mother; and am based in South-Western Ontario. While it may seem like I run the business, I couldn't do this without my best friend by my side; my dear husband Bertus. I love photographing anything that shows love and joy, especially outdoor weddings. I am hoping that I can lead the life that God chose for me in His honour and influence many couples in my calling. 

DIANNE VELTHOVE :
SINCERE, INTIMATE, TIMELESS.



DIANNE VELTHOVE : SINCERE, INTIMATE, TIMELESS.