On a beautiful September evening I met up with Christine & Dave to explore Lowville Park in Burlington. This hill covered in purple flowers paired with a perfect sky complete with puffy clouds had me going crazy! View full post »
What can I say, 2015 was a year of incredible highs, and also lows. I am someone who believes in living life to the fullest and this year has reaffirmed that 100 times over. Get out there and do something that makes you happy and make sure you take some pictures along the way. One day you might find those pictures to be priceless.
I’ve created a collection of some of my favourite moments of the year. It’s mainly my wedding work but I’ve also included some travel and yoga pictures because, well, I like them! This is a long post. It’s so hard to sum up a whole year. I’ve been adding and subtracting images from this list for days. I could probably spend half of 2016 working on this but I have to tie it off somewhere.
Here is the last instalment of my 365 project. This project has been quite an undertaking. Some days it’s super easy to take a photo, or 10, especially when I’m traveling. Other days I don’t remember until later and then have to come up with something and some days I’m just not feeling particularly inspired. All in all it has been a really great experience and a chance to make sure I’m walking around with my eyes fully open. Now I have a really fun photo diary of 2015! If you want to see more from this wild iPhone adventure have a look HERE.
Kathleen & Jeff exchanged vows at St. Patrick’s Church in Toronto. Post-ceremony, the couple continued to celebrate with dining and dancing at the historic and grand location that is One King West. The skies opened that day, and it rained and it poured. Are you familiar with the phrase, “it rained cats and dogs”? Well, it rained cats and dogs that day. But, don’t fret! Kathleen & Jeff didn’t. There wasn’t a rain cloud that could dampen the festive air and the love that was shared and celebrated by all who attended this lovely event.
The pre-vows preparation took place at One King West. Kathleen’s “something borrowed”, came lovingly from her Mother in the form of a gorgeous vintage, beaded clutch.
I love these floral, kimono-style robes, they add a splash of colour and fun to the pre-ceremony photos.Love, they say, is in the details. In order to get the details of the bride’s dress just right, the bridesmaids watched an instructional video on how to tie the bow at the back of Kathleen’s dress properly! The bride was dressed with ribbon and bow, veil and lace. And, each loving friend had a smile upon her face.With the Bride and Groom dressed, we were ready to go! The couple exchanged vows at St. Patrick’s, a beautiful Gothic style church built in 1867.After the ceremony, we snuck away before the reception began to the urban oasis, Evergreen Brickworks. The rain may have ushered us away from the lush ravine landscape, but it led us to discover some fun and unique sheltered spots for portraits. Some days you just have to create your own sunshine. Many thanks to Kathleen & Jeff, and their wonderful bridesmaids and groomsmen, who were able to shine on despite the rain!
The gents in formal black and white and the ladies in soft blush, added elegance and class to the industrial landscape setting.
The wedding party came prepared with chalk to add a custom monogram to the backdrop. Such a fun idea!One King West is steeped in both old world charm and modern elegance. The soaring ceilings, staircases and Beaux-Arts Style provided a beautiful backdrop to photograph this beautiful couple.Dinner may have been a sit down affair, but no one was seated long! The band brought down the house and the partygoers busted out their best moves on the dance floor all night long.I had the pleasure of working with the talented, lovely, and fun Emily Sorlie from Honey & Dear on this wedding. Emily captured the movement and sound of Kathleen & Jeff’s special day to create a wedding film. For many anniversaries to come the Bride and Groom will be able to relive their guests’ dance moves in all their action and glory!It was so great to see Sarah & Mike! I love when I get to see my wedding couples again!Kathleen looked elegant in a white lace dress throughout the day, but when the time came to really kick up her heels she transitioned into a gown that glittered in gold. Nothing says “let’s get this party started” quite like sequins and shine!
To Kathleen & Jeff, thank you so much for asking me to document your beautiful day! xoCeremony: St. Patrick’s Church Reception: One King West Videography: Honey & Dear Flowers: Pink Twig Hair: Rosemary Chau Make-up: Alix Kazman