Simple Lifestyle Newborn Session

Welcome to the world little Everleigh, I'm so lucky I got to meet you already.  Jamie and Chris, I can't wait to see the wonderful little girl she will continue to grow into with you two. 

- c

Boardwalks and Bikes: Katie & Cam's Engagement Session

I met up with Katie and Cam early one morning in Collingwood for a sunrise engagement session.  After spending some time chatting over home-brewed espresso in their little sunlit kitchen, we headed out on bikes to tour around the Collingwood waterfront and boardwalks as the sun was rising over Georgian Bay.  This shoot re-created the first bike tour that Cam led Katie on when she moved to the area, and felt like the perfect fit for an active and adventurous couple like these two!  I get to see them again to photograph their wedding this weekend, and I could not be more excited to see what wedding-day activities they've dreamed up!

Spring Maternity Session

I'm beginning to expand my business towards more than wedding photography these days, as so many amazing people and interesting projects keep crossing my path.  I've done everything in the past few months from photographing for Childhood Cancer Canada, to freestyle snowboard photography, to branding work for small businesses, to family and maternity sessions.  I've enjoyed every one of these shoots so much that it's time to start sharing this more diverse work here on the blog.  Hopefully, by seeing more of what I do, you'll get to know me better, and I'll have even more interesting photography opportunities come down the pipeline, (especially adventure and marine biology related projects, universe, if you're listening)!

For now, I wanted to start by sharing a few photos from a recent maternity session I had with Jamie and Chris.  Jamie and I clicked right away when we spoke on the phone about what kind of maternity shots she wanted to create together.  Natural, classic, honest, and simple photos, exactly what I love to capture!  We took these photographs at the same house where these two got married, and it was the perfect setting to photograph the next chapter of their lives.  I can't wait to work together again in a few more months when they welcome their new little one into the world! 

Port Stanley Engagement Session

Sara and Luke's engagement session in Port Stanley was well worth the drive from Toronto, I have to send a shout-out to CAA for making it happen!  None of us had ever been to Port Stanley before, and we were all excited to checkout the beaches, quaint little town streets, and waterfront houses during the off-season.  It really is a fabulous area, and we were lucky to go in the shoulder season to miss the crowds and have miles of white sand beach to ourselves as the sun was setting!  These two were so fun to photograph and explore a new area with, and really I don't think anything can beat sunset photos on a beach by the lake-shore.  I can't wait to kick my wedding season off to an amazing start with these two in just a few more weeks!

Studio: Gesture 1

A quick creative shoot looking at the movement and details that pull a series of photographs together.  I've loved working on creative collaboration projects like this one with other vendors and artists over the winter.  Continuing to practice shooting in the off season, getting to work with other photographers and learn new shooting styles, and really having the time to dissect my work without having it pile up has really helped me become much more comfortable using my camera as a tool to create the images I see throughout a real wedding day.  Despite the business of the wedding season, I hope to keep working on shoots like this to continue growing as a photographer, so that one day, maybe, I'll find my portfolio feeling like that of a true fine art wedding photographer.  #workgoals

HMUA: Mara Bundi
Model: Lauren Shea from B&M Models
Dress: Ulla Johnson
 

Away in Awenda Park

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
Flowers: Leuk
Fur Headpiece: Appeal Boutique
Calligraphy: TypeGrace
Venue: Awenda Park