brianne + alex | rustic wedding at Bark Lake Leadership Center in Haliburton

When Brianne + Alex started to plan their wedding, they booked an amazing photographer friend of mine. Leading up to their wedding date, she was blessed with a pregnancy and in the end, they needed to find someone else to photograph their day. Well, I feel super honoured and lucky they chose me.

Bark Lake Leadership Centre is one of my favorite Ontario Camp Wedding venues, I could literally photograph here every weekend and be okay with it. It has everything you could want: cabins for your guests, activities for your guests, an amazing mess hall/dining space, fire pits, a beautiful ceremony spot under the trees, a beach or two and so much more. Ontario Camp Weddings are becoming more common and I am oh so happy they are.

Brianne and Alex planned a relaxed day surrounded by those they love the most. They wanted their photographs to really capture the emotion, vibe of the day and just candid fun. I think we did just that. From the kids playing in the water before the ceremony, to getting into a canoe, to a bonfire and so much more, we love all their photos and their wedding so much. So much so, we had to share it with the world, so enjoy!

Bri and Alex, THANK YOU!!!

Hair + Make up : Shelby Down

Dress Maker:  Tilted veil

Second Shooter: Eleanor Dobbins

Blog Curated by: Tallie Garey

kayla + taylor | charming Eganridge Resort wedding in Fenelon Falls

As many people know, Corrigan and I purchased his families old cottage in 2018 in Fenelon Falls and since then, it has been a goal of mine/ours to work more in the area. There are so many beautiful wedding spots in the Kawarthas and Eganridge Resort is definitely one of them. Nothing beats a spot that you can stay at for a weekend with all your guests under one roof and with no traveling around on the day of.

Kayla and Taylor contacted me shortly before we purchased our cottage and I was so excited and eager for their day. Knowing we had mutual friends whom I love, I knew we would be a GREAT fit (thanks Erin!).

Fast forward to their wedding day, they kept it relaxed, simple and invited the sweetest friends and family. The ceremony spot under a giant willow tree on Sturgeon Lake is a dream and the sunset we got to see was amazing. They even included dog treat for everyone to bring home for their pups, those are my kind of people!

Thanks so much Kayla and Taylor for a great day xoxo

marlise + troy | stormy Brady Creek Ranch wedding in Invermere BC

In 2006, in between programs in college, I was trying to figure out what I wanted to do with my life and hadn’t any clue what that was. To gather my thoughts and experience something a little different, I applied to a bunch of jobs out in British Colombia and Alberta to make some money while seeing a new place (and hopefully figuring out what is next!). I told myself the first company to call me back, that’s where I will go. I did just that! I received a call about being a beverage cart girl in Radium, B.C and said “Sure!” and booked my flight the next day.

When I got to Radium, I met some amazing people and then, ended up living with them as well. Marlise is one of those people. Marlise and I got along perfectly from day one and from there until now, even though provinces apart, still have kept in touch and see other when we can (although we need to more!).

About a year ago Marlise wrote me asking if I would ever come back west and if I would want to photograph her wedding. I of course jumped at the opportunity. Marlise and Troy planned the most relaxed, beautiful day at Brady Creek Ranch in Invermere B.C. The ranch is a stunning property on the water, surrounded by mountains, has a barn for a reception space and two different houses for getting ready and celebrating in. Their day, although filled with storms and rain, was truly perfection.

Marlise + Troy (and Parker, the most adorable boy, their son), thank you for the most incredible experience. I can’t imagine not being there. You surround yourselves with my kind of people and your wedding will always be one of my favorites. Love you guys xo

dana + scott | urban Drake Commissary Wedding in Toronto

On one of the hottest days of the year, Dana + Scott said “I do” in the Toronto Music Gardens. They planned their whole day around Drake themed things because years ago, their first date was a Drake concert. From getting ready at the Drake Hotel, exploring the city for photos, having their cocktail hour at Henderson Brewery then throwing an amazing party at the Drake Commissary, this really was a dream wedding. Did I mention Dana wore Rue De Seine Dress?? or that they had a pinata for a wedding cake (made by the amazing Big Ass Pinata)?

Dana + Scott, spending the day with you and your friends was one of my favorite days and we all just clicked so well. Can’t wait to hang with you all again, and thank you so much for having me to document your freaking PERFECT day!!

  • Megan

Vendor love:

Florist: @thornfloral

Caterer: @drakecommissary

Hair + Make up : @lilyhobeauty

Dress Maker: @ruedeseinebridal

Venues: The Drake Hotel - @thedrake - The Drake Commissary - @drakecommissary

Band: The Test Icicles - www.thetesticicles.com - Olivia Borkosky (ukulele) - @livebork

Grooms suit: Surmesur - @surmesur

Invitations: Paper and poste - @paperandposte

Wedding cake pinata: Big ass Pinatas - @bigasspinata

The Candy Bar Toronto - @thecandybartoronto

Alex Rajak (officiant)www.weddingheaven.ca

alannah + christian | farm wedding at Belcroft Estates

elaina + andrew | sunny April wedding at St Georges Golf and Country Club

In the summer of 2018 I was contacted by a fellow Save Our Scruff volunteer/friend about documenting a corporate shoot for her full time employer, AMI. When I arrived to the shoot in Muskoka, I met this lovely, positive human named Elaina. Elaina and I instantly got along, had the same vibe and at the end of the two day shoot she asked if I was available for her wedding date as she hadn’t hired a photographer yet. I was over the moon as I knew if I loved her this much, I would only love her hubby the same amount AND her wedding day would be amazing.

Elaina and Andrews wedding was a day full of emotion, SO MUCH LAUGHTER, so much love and the most beautiful venue (St Georges Golf and Country Club) and florals by Rosehill Blooms. I asked Elaina a few questions for this post, and I have to say her answers are just what I would expect. Enjoy :)

tell us a little bit about your love story and how you two met

  • Like all incredible love stories, Andrew and I met at work. While we sort of knew of each other in passing, it wasn't until our Hamilton office was consolidated with our Toronto office that the romance really kicked off... While he was doing some training in Toronto I made a few extra unnecessary visits to his office and after a first date getting beer and then coffee (because, you can't have too many beverages) the rest became history. We couldn't be more different in terms of our likes and interests. While Andrew prefers to tinker with his 3D printer and play the guitar, you're more likely to find me playing pokemon in a park somewhere or at a hip-hop concert. That being said, our love language is food and we are fluent in home cooked dinners and traveling the world in search of flavour euphoria. 

when it came to wedding planning, what made your choose your venue? Florist? Photographer?

  • Many moons ago I was a television producer. With that job came endless hours of research and chase producing. I took the task of planning our wedding with the same vigor. I am, by nature, an endless skeptic. If I am going to be a conspiracy theorist about anything, it's review websites. My preferred method of sourcing anything is word of mouth and spending lots of time pouring over examples of people's work. This research is what led me to the incredible place that is Rosehill Blooms. Sarah Levine's creations are garden inspired magic. Her palette is fully realized whimsy that includes blooms I've only seen in books. Did I mention she is also the nicest human on the planet? Everyone needs to see her work. Meeting our photographer Megan was a journey of chance and one I am so glad to have been taken on! Megan worked with a co-worker of mine on an incredible project for Save Our Scruff, a dog rescue in Toronto. She was booked for a corporate project that I was handed last minute and she was just the greatest joy to work with. On our shoot she put people at ease and had an effortless chill that made me and everyone around her give her immediate trust. I knew I needed her at my wedding. I told Andrew about her and he was sold by my description of her personality. Having someone who our friends and family would be comfortable with was so important to us. Her talent for composition and catching some of the most unique moments of our wedding was a sweet bonus on top of her incredible attitude. 

looking back at your wedding day, would you do anything differently?

  • I can honestly say we have no regrets. There might have been a moment here or there that could have been tweaked, but then, what's the fun in perfection? ;) You need crazy moments or moments of uncertainty to really appreciate the beautiful ones. We couldn't have asked for more amazing people to witness our mega party of love! And the food? The food was over the top excellent. 

any advice for future brides in the midst of planning?

  • I feel like a having wedding is a lot like going out for New Years Eve. You prep and you plan and you put a ton of effort into it but at the end of the day, it's a big party and all that really matters is who you're with. Pay attention to everyone around you, remember what their faces look like during all the moments that are special on your wedding day, because I promise that matters more than the colour of a napkin.