The Mama Journal | 52 Portraits (30)

52 Portraits | Week 30

You have definitely mastered the art of “accidentally” dropping bites of food almost directly into the dog’s mouth, and she has mastered the art of waiting in exactly the right spot.

London Ontario Wedding Photographer | Cheyney’s and Ben’s Engagement

I had so much fun exploring the trails at Gibbon’s Park with this adorable couple. Cheyney and Ben are lots of fun, and I am so excited to be shooting their wedding in a couple of months. Ben brought along his bike (his 2nd favourite thing after Cheyney!) and the setting sunlight was absolutely delicious. Here are my favourites from our session!

The Mama Journal | 52 Portraits (29)

52 Portraits | Week 29

You carry my old point-and-shoot around your neck proudly – I love watching you carefully compose your shots and excitedly show me your work on the back of your camera.

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52 Portraits | Week 28

You danced and giggled your way through your third birthday, continuing to declare your fierce independence by day while still claiming the sweet remnants of snuggly babyhood at bedtime.

London Ontario Wedding Photographer | Emily and Geoff

From the moment I met Emily and Geoff at their engagement session last year, I knew I would love photographing them. They are the sweetest couple, so relaxed, happy and obviously crazy about each other. Their wedding was absolute perfection. From a first look on the beach to a dreamy outdoor ceremony to sunset portraits, it truly was a photographer’s dream. Emily and Geoff were simply radiant and their love for each other and for their families infused every part of the day. It truly was an honour to capture their beautiful wedding, and I couldn’t be happier for these two as they embark on this new journey together. Emily and Geoff, thank you so much for having me, and thank you for scheduling sunset portraits!! : ) I wish you all the best. Here are some of my favourites!

Thanks to my second shooter Laura Purdy for assisting me throughout the day!

Project Ten | Nostalgia (July)

This isn’t the first time I’ve pulled Neve’s “baby box” off the top shelf of her closet. It’s happened a few times, usually while putting clothes away or cleaning, where the little box catches the corner of my eye, and irresistibly calls my name. It only takes a few seconds to go through its contents. Neve’s first snowy white outfit, the little knit hat she wore seconds after being born, a little newborn diaper, my hospital bracelet, cards and ultrasound pictures that all hold so many memories. Every time I go through it, I’m brought back to that moment where, after a gruelling 30+ hour labour, she was born and placed in my arms. “It’s a girl!”

How was this 3 years ago already? As Neve inches closer and closer to officially turning 3, I thought it would be fun to show her the box, let her explore the contents, ask questions, and marvel at how tiny she used to be. She was especially fascinated by the ultrasound photos, asking me to point out her little body parts on the black and white printouts.

I can’t believe my precious girl is turning 3. It was such a special experience to watch her discover this special little box. Here are a few photos. (Click on the link at the bottom of this post to follow the blog circle!)

Check out Jessica Downey’s take on “nostalgia” here!

London Ontario Wedding Photographer | Sophia & Stephane’s Montreal Wedding

Waaaaaayyyyyy back in high school (Montreal circa 2000? ish?), I met this spunky, sweet and hilarious girl named Sophia. Sophia became a dear friend and we shared many late nights “studying” and “preparing for group presentations”, as well as many deep art class discussions and frantic pre-Physics exam reviews. It was during one of these art class chats that I first told her about my friend’s mysterious older brother, who would soon become my best friend, and later my husband. “How’s David?” She would ask with a wink, back when there was “NO WAY I would EVER like him like THAT” (cough cough). A few years later, Stephane came into her life. I remember her telling me about him, and I remember wondering if he would be “the one”. Turns out he was, and though my move to London meant I didn’t actually meet him until their wedding day, it was clear from the minute I met him that they couldn’t be more perfect for each other. These two are so clearly head over heels in love, their wedding was full of teary heartfelt moments from start to finish, and it was truly an honour to be there to capture it all. One of the most touching moments was when, after the traditional vows, first kiss and signing, the couple took the mic again, on their own, and read personal letters to each other. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house. I was thrilled when Sophia asked me to photograph her ceremony and portraits, and thrilled to be able to enjoy my beautiful friend’s reception as a guest. It was such a perfect day, and a wonderful way to kick off my 2014 wedding season! Sophia, love you so much bambuda! xoxo

Here are some favourites!