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Jun 052017
 
Madsen's Greenhouse wedding photos by Newmarket wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

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Madsen’s Greenhouse Wedding Photographer | Newmarket Wedding Photographer


Stephanie & Jordan’s Sneak Peeks

Stephanie and Jordan got married on a beautiful day in May – just 2 days after a CRAZY downburst hit Newmarket – we lost a 40-foot tree in our front yard! (My adorable children for height comparison – yes it was almost as high as our house – sideways!)
40-foot tree down in Newmarket

It’s hard to believe that only 2 days later, we had a BEAUTIFUL sunny day for Stephanie and Jordan’s wedding! Here are some sneak peeks from their perfect Newmarket wedding day, at Madsen’s Greenhouse!
Madsen's Greenhouse wedding photos by Newmarket wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Madsen's Greenhouse wedding photos by Newmarket wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Madsen's Greenhouse wedding photos by Newmarket wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager


Are you getting married? Looking for a Newmarket wedding photographer? Get in touch to have me, Jennifer Newberry Photography, capture your wedding, whether it’s in Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Toronto, Barrie, Waterloo, Hamilton, London, Muskoka, or beyond! I’d love to chat about your wedding plans!

Apr 052017
 
Trillium Trails bride and groom photos by Oshawa wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Oshawa Wedding Photographer | Trillium Trails Banquet & Conference Centre


Sarah & Graeme

How They Met

Sarah and Graeme met for the first time when they attended a youth group together. Graeme first asked Sarah out on a date when they were 9 years old, and she said no. Sarah thought that he was really awkward, but cute, and she was disappointed any time he didn’t show up to their youth group. Graeme thought Sarah was cute (remember, they were only 9 years old at the time!). Graeme was very shy, but Sarah made the effort to talk to him and made sure that he felt like a valuable member of their group. Week after week, the more Graeme got to know Sarah, the more he knew that he wanted to be more than just friends with her.

They remained friends over the years, and when they both went off to university they stayed in touch. Graeme asked Sarah out a few more times throughout the years, but Sarah still kept saying no. After Sarah and Graeme both graduated from university, Sarah was about to start a college program, and Graeme was about to be posted to Trenton (he’s in the military), Graeme asked Sarah out again, and this time Sarah said YES!

Their first date was actually at a wedding! Graeme’s sister’s wedding to be exact. With Graeme being in the military, he didn’t get much time off, and he wasn’t in town very often either, so they took advantage of the weekend where they were both in the same place. Sarah and Graeme’s families had known each other for awhile (makes sense, since Sarah and Graeme basically grew up together!), so Sarah’s parents were invited to the wedding as well. So, on Sarah and Graeme’s very first official date, she got to meet Graeme’s entire extended family, and technically both of their parents went on their first date with them. Haha!

The Proposal

A year-and-a-half after they started dating, it was Christmas Eve and they were at Graeme’s grandparents’ house where his family holds a big Christmas dinner before getting ready to head to church. After dinner (but before they left for the church service), Graeme pulled Sarah downstairs where he privately proposed.

The Wedding

Sarah and Graeme had their wedding at the Trillium Trails Banquet & Conference Centre, in Oshawa, on a beautiful autumn day. They got ready at the venue, Graeme in the basement and Sarah upstairs in the bridal suite, which was super convenient for me to go back and forth between them and take photos!

Trillium Trails photos by Oshawa wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Trillium Trails photos by Oshawa wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Trillium Trails wedding ring photos by Oshawa wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Not only is Graeme in the military (Air Force, if I’m remembering correctly), but all his groomsmen are too! I was very interested to see how half of an entire wedding party, being in the military, would go. I always assumed military men were very rigid and serious…. then I met Tom. After photographing the guys getting ready, I went upstairs to the bridal suite and said “So…. I met Tom” and Sarah immediately said “Oh, I’m sorry about that.” hahaha. I knew already it was going to be an amazing, and super-fun day.

I think the most interesting thing about having all the men in the wedding party being in the military, is that when they got dressed, they folded their clothes very neatly, and put them in very neat, precise piles. For anyone who has never been in a room with multiple men getting ready to attend a wedding, there is usually clothes everywhere, maybe a belt or two slung over a chair, alcohol, wallets, sometimes flasks, spare change, covering most surfaces, and at least one of them is writing their speech for the reception at the last-minute. You get the picture – military men? Nope, super organized, super neat – and yet somehow still fun. I credit Tom with getting a few genuine smiles out of Graeme for his first few portraits when he was still a little nervous.
Trillium Trails groom photos by Oshawa wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Lots of people know about the First Look that some couples do these days, where the groom sees the bride for the first time. Well, I also like doing what I call “Dad’s First Look” – a dad seeing his little girl all dressed up as a bride for the first time.
Trillium Trails dad's first look photos by Oshawa wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Right after Sarah’s dad got his “first look” at his gorgeous daughter, it was Graeme’s turn, to see his bride.
Trillium Trails bride and groom photos by Oshawa wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

After the first look(s), we went right into the Bride & Groom Portrait part of the day. This works out well because the couple can mingle with their guests during most of the cocktail hour, rather than taking photos after the ceremony! Not to mention the bride’s hair and makeup is still freshly done.
Trillium Trails bride and groom photos by Oshawa wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Anyone who knows me, or who has followed my work for awhile, knows how much I love veils!
Trillium Trails bride and groom photos by Oshawa wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

It wasn’t actually very cold, but Sarah really loved this photo idea with the blanket wrapped around them, and I have to say I love how it turned out!
Trillium Trails bride and groom photos by Oshawa wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

I told Sarah to bring Graeme’s nametag off his uniform, a little extra sentimental touch that adds to the day – not to mention Sarah’s new last name!
Trillium Trails bride and groom photos by Oshawa wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Trillium Trails bride and groom photos by Oshawa wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Trillium Trails bride and groom photos by Oshawa wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Ceremony time! Sarah and Graeme’s ceremony was outdoors, and they lucked into a gorgeous day! You can’t even imagine how happy and excited I was when the breeze kept gently blowing Sarah’s veil around during the ceremony. (Again I say, veils are awesome!)
Trillium Trails outdoor ceremony photos by Oshawa wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

The reception area at Trillium Trails is fantastic, and Sarah and Graeme did their first dance under a shower of bubbles (coming from a bubble-maker up on the balcony – because Mike from Xtreme Sound is awesome!). The windows in the room overlooked the grounds, and it was just a great area to celebrate a brand new marriage!
Trillium Trails reception photos by Oshawa wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Trillium Trails reception photos by Oshawa wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Congrats Sarah & Graeme!!
Trillium Trails reception photos by Oshawa wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

To see more of Sarah and Graeme’s Oshawa wedding photos, watch the slideshow below! (If you can’t see the slideshow below, click here.)

Credits must go to the other vendors who helped create such a beautiful day!
Venue: Trillium Trails Banquet & Conference Centre
Florist: Gale
Cake Artist: Cakes by Danielle
Dessert Table: DIY by family members
DJ: Xtreme Sound
Make-up: Rhonda Wilson
Hair: Trilis Hair Studio
Invitations: DIY
Wedding dress boutique: The Brides’ Project
Wedding dress designer: Pronovias
Bridesmaids’ dresses: David’s Bridal
Mens’ tuxes: Moores
Jeweler: Evangelos Fine Jewellery
Officiant: Rev. Dianne Graves
Oshawa wedding photographer: Jennifer Newberry Photography


Are you getting married? Looking for a Oshawa wedding photographer? Get in touch to have me, Jennifer Newberry Photography, capture your wedding, whether it’s in Oshawa, Newmarket, Aurora, Richmond Hill, Toronto, Barrie, Waterloo, Hamilton, London, Muskoka, or beyond! I’d love to chat about your wedding plans!

Mar 222017
 

Finalist in the Shoot & Share 2017 Photo Contest

I’ve been entering the Shoot & Share photo contest for the past 3 years. It’s just a fun, anonymous-voting (you vote for photos without knowing who shot them) contest that photographers from across the world enter. (I wrote about the details of the contest back in 2015, if you want to read more about it.)

Basically, in this contest, you can enter up to 50 photos across 25 categories. During the voting period, the photos are viewed randomly and anonymously, and people vote for their favourites. Pretty simple! Last year my photos made the top 10%, but this year I’m happy to announce that one of my photos was a FINALIST (made it through all 12 rounds of voting without being eliminated)! Other photos made the top 10%, 20% and 30% categories as well! This year 332,768 photos were entered into the contest!

Let’s look at what photos won!

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2 of my photos placed in the top 30%!

www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager Amanda
Category: Just the Bride (13,834 photos in this category)
Voting Round: 6/12
www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager Alana & Michael
Category: The Wedding Couple (35,527 photos in this category)
Voting Round: 6/12
www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager Maegan & Reginald
Category: The Wedding Couple (35,527 photos in this category)
Voting Round: 6/12

 

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www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager Lindsay & Mark
Category: Ring Shot (8,304 photos in this category)
Voting Round: 7/12

 

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www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager Amanda & Kenny
Category: The Wedding Couple (35,527 photos in this category)
Voting Round: 9/12

 

Surprisingly enough, the image that placed as a Finalist was NOT from a wedding!

www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager Marshall & Callum
Category: That Just Happened (4,317 photos in this category)
Voting Round: 12/12

The Shoot & Share contest started in 2015, and has gotten more submissions every year – as a result, the competition gets tougher every year as well. For those of you who like numbers, here are how many photos have been submitted to this contest since it began three years ago:
2015: 110,928
2016: 225,207 (more than double the photos entered the year before!)
2017: 332,768

So, needless to say, getting a photo as a Finalist is pretty exciting! (a “finalist” photo means your photo placed in the top 3.5%)

Thanks to everyone out there who voted for my photos! 😀

Mar 092017
 

Newmarket Wedding Photographer | Holland Marsh Winery


Alexis & Todd

Another fantastic Holland Marsh Winery wedding went down this past fall, when Alexis and Todd got married!

How They Met

Alexis and Todd originally met online, then they went on their first date to the Fairview Mall in Toronto, just walking around and talking, and then they went to a restaurant for dinner.

The Proposal

After three years of dating, Todd proposed late one night in their living room.

The Wedding

Newmarket Holland Marsh Winery wedding ring photos by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

I remember the day Alexis emailed me a photo from her cell phone, asking me what I thought of these flowers, and if I thought they would photograph well. They are actually fake flowers, and she was sending me the photo from a craft store. As you can see below, they photographed extremely well! Little Carter enjoyed carrying them around before the ceremony for a little bit too.
Newmarket Holland Marsh Winery wedding photos by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Despite it being early November, the fall theme was absolutely perfect! (Who doesn’t love the colours of fall?!)
Newmarket Holland Marsh Winery wedding photos by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Alexis and Todd did a First Look, and then did all their photos before the ceremony. We lucked into some awesome golden autumn light!
Newmarket Holland Marsh Winery wedding photos by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Newmarket Holland Marsh Winery wedding photos by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Newmarket Holland Marsh Winery wedding photos by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Newmarket Holland Marsh Winery wedding photos by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Newmarket Holland Marsh Winery wedding photos by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

If I’m remembering correctly, Todd’s mother crocheted the orange shawl for Alexis. What a wonderful job she did too!
Newmarket Holland Marsh Winery wedding photos by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Newmarket Holland Marsh Winery wedding photos by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

You can’t do Holland Marsh Winery wedding photos without taking photos with their iconic vineyard!
Newmarket Holland Marsh Winery wedding photos by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Newmarket Holland Marsh Winery wedding photos by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Newmarket Holland Marsh Winery wedding photos by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

The ceremony was indoors, and it was full of fun and laughter. Alexis got a bit of the giggles at one point – but that’s Todd and Alexis. Always joking around and laughing!
Newmarket Holland Marsh Winery wedding indoor ceremony photos by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Todd, Alexis and their three boys make a gorgeous family together! Congrats Todd & Alexis!
Newmarket Holland Marsh Winery wedding photos by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

To see more of Alexis and Todd’s Newmarket wedding photos, watch the slideshow below! (If you can’t see the slideshow below, click here.)


Venue: Holland Marsh Wineries
Cake Artist: Sweet B’s
DJ: Bob Hawkins Professional DJ Service
Makeup & Hair: Rebel Rouge
Caterer: O’Malley’s Catering
Favours: Made by a friend of Todd’s mother
Invitations: Vistaprint
Wedding dress boutique: David’s Bridal
Mens’ tuxes: Tuxedo Royale
Officiant: Mike Wilbur
Newmarket wedding photographer: Jennifer Newberry Photography


Are you getting married? Looking for a Newmarket wedding photographer? Get in touch to have me, Jennifer Newberry Photography, capture your wedding, whether it’s in Newmarket, Aurora, Richmond Hill, Toronto, Barrie, Waterloo, Hamilton, London, Muskoka, or beyond! I’d love to chat about your wedding plans!

Feb 212017
 
Kettleby Manor wedding photos by The Manor wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca

Kettleby Wedding Photographer | The Manor


Paula & Leanne

I can’t really think of any more to say beyond what I already said in Paula and Leanne’s wedding sneak peek blog post. Their Kettleby wedding day at The Manor was perfect. The weather was fantastic (a bit chilly and windy though), both brides looked beautiful, and the day was full of pure happiness and joy.

How They Met

Paula and Leanne met playing baseball (Ladies Slo-Pitch) in Richmond Hill. When they met, Leanne was intrigued. Paula’s first thought was “I’ve got to get to know this girl!”. They went on their first date at the Haunted Magic Hill Farm.

The Proposal

After five years of dating, Paula and Leanne went to a baseball game, and Paula proposed on bended knee.

The Wedding

After a long engagement (another five years!), Paula and Leanne tied the knot on a gorgeous fall day in October, at The Manor in Kettleby.

I’m not usually surprised by much when I show up at weddings, because I have a thorough pre-wedding workflow, but Leanne surprised me when I saw her brooch bouquet that she made herself! What an amazing job she did on it too!
DIY Brooch bouquet photos by The Manor wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca

Before the ceremony, both brides were happy and excited!
Kettleby Manor bride photos by The Manor wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca

An indoor ceremony was planned, which was probably a good thing since it was windy and chilly (yet gorgeous) outside!
Kettleby Manor indoor wedding ceremony photos by The Manor wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca

Kettleby Manor indoor wedding ceremony photos by The Manor wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca

The lovely wedding party!
Kettleby Manor wedding party photos by The Manor wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca

These two lovely ladies were so photogenic, and genuinely happy, it made them naturals in front of the camera! Which in turn, made my job pretty easy 😉
Kettleby Manor wedding photos by The Manor wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca

Kettleby Manor wedding photos by The Manor wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca

Kettleby Manor wedding photos by The Manor wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca

Kettleby Manor wedding photos by The Manor wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca

Kettleby Manor wedding photos by The Manor wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca

Following the reception entrance, there they did the traditional Jewish Hora dance. I love these cultural traditions, they’re all so unique and symbolic in their own way – and also usually a lot of fun!
Kettleby Manor wedding reception photos by The Manor wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca

Paula actually fell off her chair the first time! I had never seen that before, but it wasn’t a big deal. Everyone was laughing and having a great time! Leanne looked like she was having the time of her life!
Kettleby Manor wedding reception photos by The Manor wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca

Look at the cakes! The attention to detail was pretty impressive! Kelli did a fantastic job!
Kettleby Manor wedding cake photos by The Manor wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca

Kettleby Manor wedding cake photos by The Manor wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca

Thanks to Paula’s very expressive face, these two photos below are now officially my favourite “feeding the cake to each other” photos EVER!
Kettleby Manor wedding photos by The Manor wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca

Thank you Paula and Leanne for having me be a part of your wonderful day! I had an absolute blast documenting your wedding!

To see more of Paula and Leanne’s Kettleby wedding photos, watch the slideshow below! (If you can’t see the slideshow below, click here.)

Venue & Caterer: The Manor
Wedding Planner: Heidi Gruenspan & Associates
Leanne’s Brooch Bouquet: DIY
Florist: Precious Flowers ‘N Things
Cake Artist: Kelli Phythian
Band: Soul Mates Band
Makeup Artist: Sonia Levine
Hair Artist: Hair Envy
Favours: Dubiner Industries Ltd.
Invitations: DIY
Wedding gown boutique: Mona Ritchie
Wedding gown designer: Sophia Tolli 2016
Bridesmaid dress: Forza Bella
Tuxes: Tuxedo Royale
Leanne’s ring: Act II
Paula’s ring: Her grandmother
Officiant: Elaine Page
Harpist: Kristen Theriault
Paula’s cufflinks: Casoty Jewelry
Glass (broken during ceremony): Get 2 Give Glassworks
Kettleby The Manor Photographer: Jennifer Newberry Photography


Are you getting married? Looking for a Kettleby wedding photographer? Get in touch to have me, Jennifer Newberry Photography, capture your wedding, whether it’s in Kettleby, Newmarket, Aurora, Richmond Hill, Toronto, Barrie, Waterloo, Hamilton, London, Muskoka, or beyond! I’d love to chat about your wedding plans!

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