Monday, June 30, 2014

Port Dalhousie Engagement: Krissy & Mark

Krissy was visiting a friend in the Niagara area in Ontario when she first met Mark. She had traveled from Vancouver to see her best friend and while there, her friend had an idea to introduce Krissy to a guy she knew. She had tried to get him to come hang out with the two of them multiple times and he had declined then finally agreed just to get her to stop asking him each night. After they met in Port Dalhousie they instantly hit it off and their friendship officially began. Krissy had assumed she would never see him again after she had left but he surprised her by keeping in touch and flew to Vancouver three times to see her. After 11 months he asked her to be his girlfriend and they continued a long-distance relationship until later that year he made the move to Vancouver so the two of them could be together. Fast forward two years and Mark proposed to Krissy in Whistler - with a photographer to capture it all!

When Krissy first contacted me she expressed how excited she was to marry her best friend. I could tell from just an email how in love these two were. Their love story was so sweet and their relationship, even through enduring long-distance, was so sound and solid. The two planned to come from Vancouver to Niagara-on-the-Lake for their wedding at an orchard. Since they were coming back to where it all began it made sense to take some engagement photos of the two back in Port Dalhousie. A few days before their wedding we met up on an unexpectedly cold day to take photos near the pier. We went to an ice cream shop (where the two had first met) and then walked along the pier and beach where the two had spent many past dates. The day was great! These two are so full of love and laughs it's infectious.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Featured: Parisian Bridal Shower Inspiration Styled Shoot

Today's a big day around here! The stunning styled bridal shower that Lisa Ho Studio dreamed up and that I photographed is featured on Style Me Pretty Canada today. The shoot was centered around a Parisian Inspired bridal shower with beautiful touches of romance and indulgence. We had a wonderful team involved in the shoot each contributing their talent to make every detail truly exquisite and beautiful. A big thanks goes out to everyone involved

To view the full post, click here (or on the photo below)

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Happy Father's Day

Happy father's day! Here's to my dad who is the best photographer I know - who's been know to wait for hours to get the perfect wave-crashing-against-rocks shot or to run outside to get the sun setting by the beach while a pelican happens to fly by. He's a lover of the traditional film medium but would gladly take my digital SLR off my hands if I let him. He is also the smartest person I know and is like having a walking encyclopedia around at all times. Whenever you need an answer to a question about why the world is a certain way, he'll know - which made for some of the most interesting and amusing conversations when we were little. He's also had to live with a household of girls which has resulted in activities like this photo below - thanks dad!

(this is my sister in this photo but it's big deal that my dad is colouring so it had to be shared)

Friday, June 06, 2014

Styled Shoot: Black & White Party

I'm extra delayed with sharing these photos but they're worth the wait! Last December Lisa Ho and I got together to create a black, white and gold themed party. The premise being a birthday type party centered around desserts, champagne and a jewelry bar. Lisa came up with so many beautiful details that photographing it was incredibly easy! After the photos were all said and done we got to indulge in all those treats too (the best type of job perks!)

These photos were also featured on Style Me Pretty Living, you can check out the post here.

Event Design & Styling: Lisa Ho Studio
Macarons & Cupcakes: Bobbette & Belle
Prints: SS Print Shop