Love in the Orchard | Brantview Apple Orchard | Brantford Wedding Photographer

I cannot talk enough about how important connecting with other creatives in this business is. Making new contacts and friends takes what can be a very lonely job and makes it so much more fun and social. On top of this it also helps to push me to develop my craft further by allowing myself to be inspired by others and have conversation about the many aspects of the wedding photography world. In the summer/fall my good photographer friend Sara and I decided we really wanted to do a small, creative workshop to allow us some time to learn and be creative without the pressures of a wedding day. After admiring the work of Jess Imrie and the many beautiful creative sessions her and her great friend Kendra of Confetti and Co. had organized over the past year we decided to reach out see if they would be willing to host a small workshop for the two of. Soon after two other lovely photographers joined our workshop and it turned into a lovely creative afternoon of fun and new friends! Thanks again to Jess and Kendra for all of your hard work in planning and leading this great workshop! I learned so much and had a blast and feel bad it took me so long to finally get these photographs up on the blog. Enjoy the beauty that was created at this awesome workshop below. 

Venue: Brantview Apple Orchard 

Workshop Host and Co-Stylist: Jessica Imrie Photography

Coordination and Co-Stylist: Confetti and Co.

Florals and Brass Candles: Hollywood Weddings

Stationery: Statue Rue

Jewellery: Attic Gold

Model: Keira Donais

Hair: Haley from Bamboo Salon

Veil: Noon on the Moon

Shoes: Le Chateau

Dress: Vera Wang from Sixpence Bridal

Harvest Table: Fresh Look Design

Chairs: ABC Party Time

Runner: Awe Events

Candles: Yummi Candles

Plates and Napkins: Chapters Indigo

Cutlery: Pier One Imports

Styling Ribbon: Stella Wolfe Co.

Dylan and Robyn | Princess Point | Hamilton Engagement Photographer

Wow it feels weird to be writing a blog post again since it has been almost 7 months since I have done so. I have had the pleasure of working with many amazing couples for both their engagement sessions and weddings this past year and I am so excited to finally be sharing some of them with you! With some gloomy, cold days surrounding us I had to start things off with Dylan and Robyn’s beautiful and sunny summer engagement session to bring back some of that summer magic. I love shooting at Princess Point because when we are lucky enough to have a sunny, clear day the light floods in so perfectly and creates a wonderful backdrop to capture some sweet love-filled moments. Dylan and Robyn I cannot wait for your wedding day this July, you two were truly a joy to work with!

Caroline and Rafael | Paletta Mansion | Burlington Engagement Photographer

One of my favourite things about engagement sessions is watching a couple go from nervous and uncomfortable about being in front of the camera to at ease and completely natural. Caroline and Rafael started off their engagement session the same way almost every couple I meet does, by telling me they are not good in front of the camera, they rarely take photos and are feeling a bit nervous. Its funny how when couples express this to me it actually makes me more excited to shoot as it presents me with a challenge to make them feel comfortable and surprise them with how easy and fun the session can be. Feeling nervous about an engagement session is totally normal but I am so grateful for the wonderful couples like Caroline and Rafael who trust me to guide them and help them feel great both in front of the camera and about their final photographs. I really feel this is one of the areas of photography where being a teacher is really helpful. Being able to understand how to direct, guide and prompt while still encouraging and being mindful of the couples body language and expression to gage where to take the session moving forward helps me in creating an overall wonderful experience catered to each unique couple. Caroline and Raf, you two totally rocked your session at Paletta Mansion last week and I can’t wait to see you again, in November!