destination wedding

Adventurous day-after session at Zion National Park

I love day-after sessions because getting your portraits taken shouldn’t be rushed. I really value fostering a space where my creativity is nurtured by allowing things to happen organically without the constraints of time. By shooting the day after your wedding or elopement, pressure is alleviated and everyone is so much more chill. There’s more time to play, more time to explore, and more time to create meaningful photos.

I flew with Karen & Vance to shoot their destination elopement in Zion National Park, Utah this past December. The morning after their wedding we woke up (super early too, at like 4:30 am!) in order to reach Zion canyon overlook before it got too bright out.

Check out Karen & Vance’s gorgeous winter elopement at Zion National Park here and below is their day-after session. I hope you’re just as inspired as I am by the landscape as well as Karen & Vance’s free-spirited desire to get married on their own terms <3

Wintery elopement in Zion National Park

“When we are together, life is a grand adventure; with him on my side, I simply get more courage to fight for what I love…
We are not just lovers & partners, we are playmates & best friends as well.”
- Karen

Karen & Vance are two people who want to take advantage of all that life and this world has to offer. They are wanderlusters who bonded over their love for travel. They decided to get married in a way that uniquely reflected who they were - by eloping in a meaningful place surrounded by nature and loved ones. I spent half a week with them, flying with them from their home-base of Toronto to Zion National Park in Utah where they eloped this past December. We were 11 people in total - their closest friends joined us and their parents flew in from China. We stayed at Zion Villa - a spectacular meditation and retreat centre in a secluded area of Zion National Park.

Throughout the day of their elopement, the weather changed non-stop. It felt as though there were four seasons all in the span of one day. After experiencing heavy rain, snow and hail, as they were about to say their I do’s - the sun burst out. Even with the harsh weather nothing could have dampened our spirits. We were alive and we celebrated love.

Enjoy Karen & Vance’s elopement story <3

Vendor magic:

Location: Zion Villa
Officiant: Steve Masefield
Bouquet: Bloomers

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!

Magical wedding at Tijara Fort Palace, India

What I loved most about Padmini & Alex's wedding was how epically Canadian their love story is. Two people who grew up in entirely different worlds, met and fell in love in Toronto. Their wedding celebrations were steeped with Chinese customs & Indian traditions with Tamil elements. And their guests?! It seemed as though people from all corners of the globe flew in to celebrate with these two amazing humans. It was a beautiful display of diversity and it made my heart absolutely swoon.  

They started by having a civil ceremony and Chinese tea ceremony in Toronto. The second part of their wedding adventure took place a month and a half after that, at Tijara Fort Palace in India - a place so magical you'll believe you're dreaming. Situated on top of a mountain and surrounded by fields of mustard, it was the perfect setting for Padmini & Alex's magical wedding. Though their wedding in India was a three day visually-rich affair that included a gorgeous reception at Gymkhana Country Club in Delhi, here are the highlights from Tijara Fort Palace!