Adventurous engagement session at Bon Echo Provincial Park

I’m always nervous photographing other photographers. When fellow photographer Allie asked me to document her relationship with Kelvin that feeling of nervousness settled straight into my stomach and didn’t go away until we met in person. We connected one warm summer evening for their engagement session at Bon Echo provincial park and as soon as I met them that horrible anxious feeling melted away and was replaced by complete inspiration. Allie & Kelvin, you two are completely at ease with one another. Your romance, your body language and the intimacy you share is remarkably beautiful to witness. I strived to capture all of that as much as possible and here’s (a curated version of) the end result. Thank you for the wild adventure Allie & Kelvin. The photos we created together move me deeply! x

Iceland Adventure Session, Part II

This is part two of my documentation of two adventurous souls who got married this summer and wanted to explore Iceland beforehand. They chased glaciers, rainbows and waterfalls… my kind of people!! <3 We took advantage of the limited amount of time we had together as well as the never ending sunlight and explored the heck out of South Iceland for their engagement session. Avoiding the crowds as much as possible, we oooohed and aaaawed everywhere we went. Magic is real and everywhere in Iceland. Take me and I’ll prove it to you :)

PS: There’s a couple of photos in this post with running shoes + wedding dress combo realness and I love it. Heels and Icelandic landscapes are not a match people!

Much love & light to everyone reading.

View part one of this adventurous session in Iceland here.

Iceland Adventure Session, Part I

This past May I flew with two wanderlusting Torontonians to Iceland for an epic Icelandic adventurous engagement session. I only had 30 hours to explore the island with them before heading back to Toronto, so we took full advantage of our limited time together and took in as much as we could from one of the most breathtaking places on our planet. 

One of my favourite parts about photographing people abroad and in unfamiliar locations, is the opportunity it affords to connect with people in a deeper, more meaningful way. By taking myself outside of my comfort zone and into situations or experiences that I don't normally encounter, I'm able to learn a tremendous amount about others (and a lot about myself too!). The lessons I learn from travelling are invaluable. Grateful to these two lovers - thank you for inviting me, inspiring me and trusting me to create work from my heart to yours. I loved spending quality time together and getting to know you both. I'll cherish our memories together for a long time xx

This is part i of their destination engagement session, part ii coming soon!

Enoch Turner Schoolhouse wedding

As you'll see in these photos, Michelle and Cory are so genuinely themselves - and their beautiful wedding completely reflected that. Their Toronto wedding took place at Enoch Turner Schoolhouse near the Distillery District - it's a gem of a venue that's perfect for smaller, more intimate affairs. There was no need for formalities or false pretences - the intimacy of their wedding showed over and over again how relaxed and genuine everyone was with one another. From Cory's gangsta ceremony entrance, to their relaxed and hilarious best friend photos (no bridal party!) - it was so much fun to capture two people who wanted to keep things real, be their awesome selves and celebrate with the people they love most in the world. Thanks for having me document your beautiful wedding day you too! <3

Awesome people who helped make this wedding happen

Officiant: www.portraitceremonies.com (Laura Higgins is incredible)
Florist: www.vanderfleet.com
Catering: www.enville.com
DJ: www.vinylvows.com (they play all vinyl, it was rad)
Makeup artist: Michelle's friends Jenn & Kat
Hair stylist: Suzzi Raposo
Bride's gown: vintage (ummmm hell yes)