I can’t even begin to explain how amazing it’s been this second year as an official Ontario photographer. I’ve made so many friends, hugged so many kids, congratulated ten newlywed couples as their photographer, and exceeded my expectations beyond belief. I just couldn’t help putting together this quick blog post on the first day of the new year, thanking all of my clients. Instead of picking just ten or so of my favourite photos, I decided to take my favourite of each session. This means that if you had a session with me (and I had permission to share), you’ll see one of your photos here below! Even my mini session clients that weren’t blogged are here!
I’ve grown immensely over this last year, and it’s something that brings me to a place of sincere gratitude! It wouldn’t have been possible without you! All my couples have put so much trust in me, and I hope I did not disappoint. The messages that I have received, especially from family members after a wedding of their son/daughter/sister/friend, have warmed my heart. I’ve had the opportunity to travel to Florida to learn even more about serving you better, and then just recently to Vancouver for a gorgeous wedding! I captured so many families, and a lot of them became our friends. I’m excited for what the future holds, and I’d love to capture your family again this year.
To my couples getting married this year (whose engagement session is pictured below, and those who I haven’t gotten to capture yet); I. AM. SO. EXCITED!!! Wherever and whenever you’re having your big day, just know that I’m more invested than you could imagine. I’ll be on hand before your wedding to help you set that timeline. And of course on your big day to capture all the things that you put so much thought into.
At the beginning of the month of March, I will be implementing the new DVI Family Session Experience. This is going to come with a few new surprises, in addition to the surprises that have already been in place up until now (don’t give it away if you know!) There will be something special for everyone, all in their own time. Mini sessions will still be available at least once this year; please feel free to reach out if you are wondering when they’ll take place. The DVI Family Session Style Guide is currently being updated and expanded, and it’s going to be amazing!!! All in all, if 2020 is only half as good to me as Ontario photographer as 2019 was, I will be very blessed.
The first wedding was such a cold one, but the couple made it easy. Shooting this wedding with Brittany was amazing and I couldn’t be more thrilled to say that this wedding has been featured!!!
Our best friend got married, and I was delighted to capture this big day for them. Mark & Leona’s details were stunning, and the rain did not dampen the mood at all!!!
This sweetheart has been photographed multiple times by me, but this time was my absolute favourite.
Did you know I also do branding photography? On top of it, I honestly BELIEVE in this brand. Wild Comfort is my #1 go-to when it comes to my skincare routine.
Florida was a dream come true, and I could not be more honoured to have learned so much from Shauna and Jordon Cooney! These next two are my favourite images of each day’s styled shoot.
Thanks to the help of the amazing Anna from Spunky Sapphire Events, this shoot was everything that I dreamt of! It even ended up being published in Elegant Weddings, a Canadian wedding blog!
More brand photography, this time for Beautiful Empowered You, an organization helping young girls prepare for the world in the best way possible.
The love on Cana and José’s big day between the two of them and between their guests and them was absolutely amazing. If there was any day I could go back to, it would probably be this one.
Spending a Saturday evening with Andrew & Julia was the best. Their wedding is only a little further down. Did I ever mention that Scarborough Bluffs has been on my shoot wishlist for a long time?
Oh, the bond of twins…
A very impromptu maternity session did not disappoint.
Hannah & Craig’s apple orchard session was done just after the rain, but one for the books.
Getting to know Cassie & Mike got me so excited for their 2020 wedding!!!
Sisters are the best of friends, am I right?
One of my absolute top ten for 2019, FOR SURE!!!
Our dear friends, Dylan and Sandra, who I got to photograph on our own 10-year anniversary!!! So amazing to put this together with Sandra, and I’m thankful for the memories that we made with them…
A mini maternity session near our home; I’m really going to miss this location when it’s going to be developed,
My favourite venue of all fo 2019; La Salle Park. Oh, and the most ridiculously fun couple too, of course!!!
To capture friends at stunning locations like Pickering Beach makes our hearts feel so full…
Beautiful bellies have my heart. I still need to meet this baby girl, but it’s so amazing to have gotten to capture this bump.
My biggest engagement session gallery of all time was with Ali & Evan, and it’s definitely one of the weddings I’m most excited for in 2020. Knowing I get to go back to this venue is so exciting!!!
Meet Anna (the beauty and brains of Spunky Sapphire Events) and her family…
This little man, Evan, is so loved by his siblings. My heart just feels full when I look at this photo.
Summer mini sessions were a definite success this year!!!
An extended family with the most amazing colour-coordinated kids was fun to capture!!!
Another styled session I put together this past year, with the amazing Ally of Perfectly Designed Events! I absolutely love shooting at Cambridge Millrace Park.
Talk about an epic countryside photo! Meet the family of Danielle, the power behind Wild Comfort.
Another 2020 couple, who chose to have their engagement session at Pt. Burwell.
There were so many photos to choose from of this extended family session, but this photo of an adorable baby girl just stuck out. I really try to capture all the little details at every family session!
More branding photography and this was definitely one of my faves! Sarah is a genius when it comes to hair and makeup!
Our own family was used for this branding shoot, with wonderful flashcards from Muutma!
Talk about an epic photo of very special friends of ours! Long Point is such a versatile place to have your family session.
Firerock Golf Club Wedding
When I think of amazing out-takes, this is the first one that comes to mind. Never mind that mom and dad want to share a kiss… I’m sick of being held!!!
Whistling Gardens has to be one of my favourite local spots; so worth the admission!!!
The light at Hannah & Aaron’s Dundurn session was absolute perfection.
Niagara on the Lake. Need I say anything else?
Spencer Gorge has more opportunities than I’ve ever realized and it was the perfect fall spot.
Kevin & Meaghan’s details had to be shared here. Her shoes were just gorgeous!
Boys are so fun to capture and this family was an absolute blast!!!
A sweet newborn session in a gorgeous home…
Who knew that Woodstock has places like this?
Another extended family session for the books… What an adorable little man!
Talk about three fun girls…!
When I got the chance to capture this sweet family last minute, I couldn’t help it. This little girly might have been quick, but I was faster!!!
A Brantford engagement session with such soft light was absolute perfection!
Christmas photos have to be taken and I knew you’d all love to see that I can actually arrange a bigger family. I get a little crazy when I have to get the attention of the kids, though!!!
Spending a little time with the Gals that Brunch in Brantford was a night well spent!
More mini sessions! This time at the VandeKlooster Christmas tree farm.
One last newborn session…
A beautiful wedding day in the heart of Toronto. Dreams came true on this day!!!
When I saw this space, I knew I had to get this photo. Talk about a breathtaking bride…
And that’s it! Thank you for scrolling all the way down…