I’ve once again opened up dates for Christmas Card Sessions! These are great for an updated family picture or just a time to get out and have fun! The dates are Saturday, November 11, 2017 and Saturday, December 9th. Times are as follows:
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Saturday, December 9, 2017
I have very limited space this year, if there is a high demand I may open up a couple other times. The location will be decided and announced shortly, it will most likely be a Christmas Tree Farm again this year!
And because they are Christmas Card Sessions, I’ve included Christmas Cards in both packages. I will be offering two very simple packages.
Package 1 – $175 +hst
30 – 45 minute session
10 digital images
digital christmas card
Package 2 – $325 +hst
45 -1 hour session
20 digital images
digital christmas card
pack of 25 press printed professional christmas cards with envelopes
Again these sessions will go quickly as they are super popular! Please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or use this form to sign up and be sure to let me know what date and time is best for you. A $100 deposit is required to reserve your date and time and is applied to the full session cost.
And here’s some examples of the Christmas Cards this year!
Since Brittany and Scott are getting married this week Thursday, I thought I’d quickly share their e-session from earlier this month! This session had the perfect combination of elements to make it a huge success. A beautiful couple, madly in love, a gorgeous location and the most perfect light! This secret location is one of my faves and I only know of it because my friend, Jennifer, shared it with me a couple of years ago. Jen also happens to be Brittany’s step mom and she hung out with us and shot a few images too during this session!
After getting some super sweet lovey dovey images, the real fight started! A Holi Powder Fight! This was so much fun to capture and the back light just lit up the powder so incredibly! They both were smiling and laughing the entire time. I’m going to advise my future e-session couples to seriously think about doing something fun like this during their sessions!
I’m going to save sharing Brittany + Scott’s love story for their wedding blog post and thought I would just keep this post short and sweet. Congratulations again you two, I am so excited to be documenting your wedding day this coming week!
One of my favourite moments from our trip to Nova Scotia was the evening we spent on the ocean floor at the Sandy Point Lighthouse in Shelburne, Nova Scotia. I have so many photos from this evening. My heart was filled with every form of gloriousness. The light, the atmosphere, the joy in my kids. Everything about this short hour or two formed a deep memory into my being. I truly believed that I was nourished with spiritual food.
When I look through these photos I can still feel the emotions that I felt in those moments. The air was so fresh, the sun was glittering with warmth and the sound of the waves pushed every negative thought away. It was as if time stopped. One of those memories that will forever be imprinted on my heart.
Rather than put more words to this, I’m just going to share how my heart writes– through pictures.
This past summer our family embarked on our first ever trip to the East Coast. Our kids are very good travellers of which we are super thankful for! We logged 18 hours of driving on the way there and about the same amount on the way back. Our first day we left Alliston around 5 a.m. and drove until we reached Saint Jean Port Joli in Quebec. We stayed in a little Airbnb— a shared accommodations with the homeowner and her family. The reason we picked this place is that it was set off the main roads and they have a little farm as well.
The next morning we again left bright and early and drove through New Brunswick and finally arrived at our home away from home around 7:30 p.m. This little purple cottage owned by our friends was truly a gift for us this past summer. Our kids got to explore the Atlantic Ocean and they absolutely loved it. They found all kinds of sea creatures, sea shells and beach treasures. They collected stuff all week long. We were also blessed with some pretty awesome neighbours who made sure we were well fed and cared for! On our last day at the cottage, they even boated us over to a private island where we spent the afternoon on the beach. It was pretty flipping amazing!
Our day trips included visiting Shelburne and Lunenburg. We ate fish, fish and more fish. Because what else do you do on the East Coast?! We discovered our most favourite place via a google search– Sandy Point Lighthouse. What is so special about this place is that when the tide is low you can actually walk on the ocean floor and all way up to the lighthouse. This is the place where we murdered 75 sand dollars, 6 star fish and a sea horse- which we lost. We now have all these at home and they are continuing to dry out. Its so awesome to have these as mementos of such a great week together as a family.
This blog post is only part one of our East Coast Trip. The later part of our trip will be posted in a separate blog post. I had so many photos to go through and thought it would be best to split them up!
On a beautiful Saturday morning in September, I met Katie at her parents house in Wasaga Beach as she was getting ready for her wedding day. While the house was in a flurry and busy with everyone getting ready, Katie was a picture of beauty, happiness and calmness. She has the best smile and it literally did not come off her face all day! Katie and Jeff are about the sweetest couple I know and have such a beautiful story on how their relationship blossomed. It has been such a blessing to get to know them both over the last few months.
After Katie put on her gorgeous wedding dress from Helen’s Bridal (Barrie) she headed down the stairs for a reveal for all her bridesmaids. She is surrounded by some amazing women who love her so much! After some fun pictures together, we headed to the church to get ready for the official part of the wedding day.
Their ceremony at Saint Jean Vinanney in Barrie was simple, sweet and filled with love. After committing their lives together in front of God and all their family and friends we headed to Sunnidale Park in Barrie for official family and bridal party pictures. They are both surrounded by some pretty fantastic people- both family and friends.
The wedding reception was held at Drysdale’s Tree Farm in Barrie. This was my first time there shooting a wedding and let me tell you– Katie and Jeff did an amazing job in choosing a location and decorating it! The space was so awesome! From all the printed pictures, personalized tree saplings as place markers to the elegant tables- everything was perfect! My personal favourite was the butter tarts and the candy table– but I’m partial to sweet things!
We stayed until the dances, bouquet and garter toss and it was so much fun! When we left the party was really getting started and I’m sure it was happening dance floor all night! Before we left we headed outside and got some fun night shots. Seriously though, I’d love to experiment with some more night photography shoots– I am loving how they turned out. And isn’t the LOVE sign awesome?! Such a cool addition to any wedding reception.
Thank you again Jeff and Katie for allowing me to tell your wedding story. You are so blessed to have one another and I loved watching you lovingly look at each other all day. May this new journey of marriage bring you so much joy and blessings!
Here are a select few of my favourites. I always say a few but really its like a lot. I’m terrible at narrowing down and I really feel I need to share more to tell the whole story! A huge shout out to Alex of Photos by Alexandria for helping me out for the day. She held lights, read lists and climbed railings like a rockstar! Her beautiful pictures are sprinkled throughout this blog post.
Also as always, here is a list of all the talented vendors that helped make this beautiful day possible!
For the remaining of September I am offering 10% off wedding package for any 2018 booking. I’d love the opportunity to get to know you more, to get the conversation going, send me a message here!