Haley & Joe met me in Muskoka for their engagement session at the family cottage this fall. None of us were expecting quite how freezing cold the rain and driving winds would be when we got there, but without a moment's hesitation they were ready to take off their coats and stand at the end of windy docks for the sake of a good photograph. I love all of my gung-ho clients! Between multiple trips dashing back to the cars to warm ourselves up and dry my lenses out, we created some fabulous photographs of their engagement in beautiful Ontario Cottage Country in the fall, rain, wind, and all.
Although it may not be the prime season to share photos from a fall styled bridal shoot, I just couldn't wait any longer to post some shots from this creative collaboration with Tara from Exchanging Vows Bridal Shop. I'm also SO excited to see this editorial featured in the 'It'z Your Day' Bridal Guide for the Georgian Bay area, thank you It'z Your Day Event Planning!
We put this shoot together to create a whimsical forest look, while accentuating how simple and classic a fall wedding can be. Keeping the details simple and letting the scenery and stunning Ontario fall colours do the talking is a fabulous way to achieve a striking wedding look with minimal fuss. I'm completely smitten with the little details that pull together a wedding in the cooler seasons. The fur shawl pictured below kept our bride warm though the shoot, and she stayed comfortable into the evening as the sun went down over the water by changing into a thick knit sweater and fur hat. A beautifully simple bouquet and classic dress make the perfect pairing for what really must be the best venue available, an Ontario fall forest.
The amazing vendors who contributed to this shoot really did an amazing job, checkout their work if you're getting married in the Georgian Bay area, or love the idea of a fall wedding!
Dress and Styling: Tara from Exchanging Vows Bridal Boutique
Fur Headpiece: Appeal Boutique
Venue: Awenda Park
Danielle and Duncan got married in the warm summer rain, in a field filled with hay bale aisles, surrounded by the deep green forest that grows on the Canadian shield. Their closest family and friends played home-made lawn games in front of the wedding tent, while drinking beer brewed by one of the groomsmen, poured from taps made by the groom himself. The brides grandmother officiated, while the girls all did their own hair and makeup at the mother-of-the-bride's cozy forest home. Everything was perfect and everything was beautiful, especially the two stunning, loving, happy, and full-of-life people who got married here. I'm so lucky to get to attend weddings like these and work with awesome people like Danielle and Duncan!