wedding

High Park Newlywed session

Jenny, John & I connected a year after they got married for their vow renewal as well as an adventurous portrait session exploring High Park in their wedding outfits! Such a great way to get portraits done because you don’t have the pressures or schedule of a wedding day so the vibes are much more relaxed!

Their nearly 14 year love story is the sweetest - they’re high school sweethearts who met in grade 8 and started dating in the second semester of grade 9. They shared their first kiss in the English Department's hallway (cue my melting heart). I love what Jenny wrote about John:

John has always been my rock. I think we bring out the best in each other. 
He is my best friend and has helped shoulder all of life's biggest challenges together with me. 
I'm incredibly grateful to be spending the rest of my life with him.

Below are photos from our adventure in High Park in downtown Toronto, starting with Runnymede Station where John used to walk Jenny to and from school every day. Enjoy!

 
 

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