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May 082018
 

Dog Day for Dexter!

Dexter is one year old, and was adopted from a rescue organization by Alexis & Todd. After having him for only 6 days, they discovered that Dexter had a Femoral Head Fracture (a broken growth plate) and requires surgery to either place a pin connecting the femur to the hip, or remove the femoral head altogether (they chose the latter for better long-term results). Due to several circumstances, Dexter’s injury went unnoticed by the rescue organization.

As a family, Alexis and Todd were aware of the risks of adoption, but of course no one is prepared to have to be faced with such a huge financial undertaking only one week in! They immediately fell in love with Dexter, and “returning” him was never an option. They immediately started thinking of ways of how they could raise money for his expensive surgery, as Dexter deserves to live a pain-free and active life!

I decided to help Alexis and Todd raise money for Dexter by creating “Dog Day for Dexter”, where people could bring their dogs out to have some photos done in exchange for a donation to Dexter’s surgery.

Ad above, featuring Dexter, created by Alexis

Here are a few of the wonderful pups who came out to support Dexter!

Mar 192018
 

Bradford Wedding Photographer


Kristine & Outhith

How They Met

Kristine and Outhith met at Sheridan College on February 26, 2010. They were in the same class. Outhith was very quiet, and he went to college just to focus on his studies. (Meanwhile, Kristine has a bubbly personality, and is very social.) Since Outhith was so quiet, Kristine thought he was so mysterious. He barely spoke or socialized with the other students.
Anyway, it was a very cold day, and Outhith asked Kristine to watch a movie called “Shutter Island” – and things took off from there!

The Proposal

After dating for eight years (and having a son together), Outhith decided it was time to propose. It was an evening in November, and Outhith took Kristine back to Sheridan College (where they first met). They had this favourite spot on campus, right by the pond where they used to hang out a lot in their college days. Outhith took her back there, and asked Kristine to marry him on bended-knee.

The Wedding

Kristine and Outhith had a small wedding in Bradford, at the home of Rev. Pamela Covert-Slater, on the anniversary of the day they met – February 26th! They are also planning a big destination wedding in Mexico next year (also on February 26th)!

Bradford wedding photos by Bradford wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Getting married in February, Kristine and Outhith were hoping for a “winter wonderland” type of wedding, with lots of snow. Oddly enough, everything melted the week leading up to their wedding! I used some photoshop magic to create a bit of snow for a few photos, just for fun 🙂
Bradford wedding photos by Bradford wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Congrats Kristine & Outhith!
Bradford wedding photos by Bradford wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Wedding vendors:
Venue & Officiant: Rev. Pamela Covert-Slater
Wedding dress boutique: Jean Fashion
Bradford wedding photographer: Jennifer Newberry Photography


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

Feb 262018
 

#billiamandemilywed

Georgina Wedding Photographer | Georgina ROC Chalet Wedding Photos


Golden Dinosaurs | The Simpsons


Emily & Bill

“Dinosaurs are the best, so just calm down.”

Emily and Bill’s Georgina ROC Chalet wedding had very elegant decor with a “light sprinkling” of golden dinosaurs (yes, golden dinosaurs), and was accented with elements from The Simpsons. Most of the guests were wondering “What’s up with the golden dinosaurs?” and they all had to wait for the bride and groom’s speech to find out the answer – the answer was the quote above 😉

How They Met

Originally, Emily and Bill met on the internet. When they met in-person, they actually met outside a subway station in Toronto (because Emily was running late. ha). On their first date, they went to a pub, and they talked for hours. Bill got tipsy and was a super gentleman and insisted on escorting Emily home on the subway, bus, then subway, then to her car. Then, Emily drove him home because she was sober. They dated for 18 months before getting engaged!

The Proposal

Bill woke Emily up before my night-shift with coffee and a ring, and asked “So… you wanna get hitched?” Apparently this was a great way to wake up, because Emily said yes!

The Wedding


As I mentioned earlier, there were elements of The Simpsons TV show here and there. (The golden dinosaurs I’ll get into more when I get to the Reception part of the blog.) One of those was Bill’s cufflinks – which are replicas of the cufflinks from the Simpsons episode of Lisa’s wedding!

Georgina ROC Chalet wedding Simpsons cufflinks from Lisa's wedding. Photos by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

The Newlyweds!


Emily and Bill did a First Look (most people will tap the groom on the shoulder or poke them or something, Emily went with the always popular, ass-grab.), and all their bride & groom photos before the ceremony, so they could mingle with guests right after the ceremony.

Georgina ROC Chalet wedding first look photos by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Georgina ROC Chalet wedding photos by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Georgina ROC Chalet wedding photos by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

The Ceremony


The ceremony was held indoors, because despite it being September, it was crazy hot outside! (It was something like 32*C)
Georgina ROC Chalet wedding photos by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

The Reception


Georgina ROC Chalet wedding photos by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Here’s where the golden dinosaurs come in!
Georgina ROC Chalet wedding photos by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Georgina ROC Chalet wedding photos by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Someone (not Emily), added to the golden dinosaur cake toppers, by dressing them with a tiny bouquet, and floral bow-tie!
Georgina ROC Chalet wedding cake and cupcake photos by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

The first dance was done in the same area as the ceremony, but the arch was moved away.
Georgina ROC Chalet wedding reception photos by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Congrats Emily & Bill!! I never thought about it until afterwards, but I left before you guys brought out the pinatas! D’oh!
Georgina ROC Chalet wedding reception photos by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Wedding vendors:
Venue: The ROC Chalet
Wedding coordinator: Carey D. (friend)
Florist: Mid-Valley Gardens
Caterer: O’Malley’s Catering
Cake: Maggie O. (friend)
Cupcakes: Sugar City Cupcakes
DJ: Carlo Y. (friend)
Makeup Artist: Jenni Lin Studios
Hair: Crystal Lamers Hair Salon
Wedding dress store: Torrid
Bridesmaids’ dresses: RW & Co.
Groom’s suit: Moores
Groomsmens’ pants: Old Navy
Groomsmens’ accessories: Etsy & Winners
Bride’s rings: Spence Diamonds
Groom’s ring: Costco
Officiant: Richard Moore
Invitations: Splash of Silver
Golden dinosaurs: DIY by Emily
Georgina wedding photographer: Jennifer Newberry Photography


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

Feb 092018
 

Toronto Wedding Photographer | Miller Lash House Wedding Photos


Secret Garden Themed Wedding


Kelly & Steven

Today I’m sharing with you photos from Kelly and Steven’s Miller Lash House wedding (with a secret garden theme!) Their Miller Lash House wedding took place on a gorgeous sunny Toronto day. (Well, Scarborough, technically.). The ceremony was outdoors in a unique circular 360* setting, while the reception was held in what felt like a tented garden. I just love all the decor that Kelly chose! But we will get to that in a moment!

How They Met

Kelly and Steven met at the Filly and Firkin Bar. (I believe that bar is closed now.) Kelly was at the bar with her friend Nancy, and Steve was at the bar with his friend Neil. Kelly had been hanging out with a guy all night, and after chatting with Steve at the bar, Steve could tell that Kelly didn’t really like the guy – so he pretended to be Kelly’s boyfriend! The guy knew Steve was lying, and clearly didn’t like that. Apparently, this guy had bothered other guys that Steve knew at the bar that night, and the poor guy ended up getting punched. When that happened, Kelly and Steven ran from the bar. The next day, Steve asked Kelly to go out for coffee, and they found out that they were both normal human beings…. haha! After the coffee, they drove around for a couple hours just talking. Steven got hungry and ended up eating McDonald’s.

They dated for just over 6 years before Steven completely surprised Kelly by proposing!

The Proposal

In the summer of 2016, Kelly and Steven were at a City and Colour Concert at the Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto. They were at the very back of the venue, and when “their song” was being performed, Steven completely shocked Kelly with a proposal!

The Wedding

The Miller Lash House is located at the Scarborough campus of the University of Toronto. It’s a tucked-away little gem of a venue, and it really suited the Secret Garden Theme perfectly!
Miller Lash House wedding photos by Toronto wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

The Ceremony

The Miller Lash House wedding ceremony was held outdoors, in a unique setting where the guests sat on ALL sides of the bride and groom during the ceremony! The circular setting was certainly interesting from a photography point of view! Kelly’s parents walked her up the long aisle (as seen in the first photo above), and Steven saw his bride for the first time as she approached the altar, which was beautifully decorated with gorgeous floral arrangements and greenery!

Miller Lash House outdoor wedding ceremony, by Toronto wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

The Wedding Party

I don’t even know where to start with this wedding party. They were quite possibly the wildest, funniest, most entertaining wedding party I have ever encountered. I’m fairly certain that because of them, Kelly and Steven have the largest “outtakes folder” that I have ever created – haha! They clean-up pretty nice though, and I’m not just saying that because I’ve photographed 3 of the members of the wedding party previously 😉

Miller Lash House wedding party photos by Toronto wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

The Newlyweds!

We actually didn’t have as much time as I usually like to do the bride and groom photos, but we made good use of the time we did have! Kelly and Steven are naturals in front of the camera!

Miller Lash House wedding. Bride and groom photos by Toronto wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Miller Lash House wedding. Bride and groom photos by Toronto wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Miller Lash House wedding. Bride and groom photos by Toronto wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

The Reception

Below you can see some of the Secret Garden Themed decor that I mentioned earlier. I just love it – so elegant! The doorknob table-numbers are brilliant!
Miller Lash House wedding photos by Toronto wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

The reception area was tented, but with open sides so you literally felt like you were inside a hidden garden!
Miller Lash House wedding reception photos by Toronto wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

The newlyweds danced to “their song”, which of course was the same song that was playing at the concert when Steven proposed – “We Found Each Other in the Dark” by City and Colour.

Miller Lash House wedding reception photos by Toronto wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Congrats Kelly & Steven!



Venue: The Miller Lash House
Florist: Terrain Flowers
DJ: DJ Borhan
Makeup: Alana Y. (a friend)
Hair: Tiia (Maid of Honour & bride’s cousin)
Caterer: Enville Catering
Favours: DIY
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas (they have now merged with Shutterfly)
Wedding dress store: The Gown
Wedding dress designer: Stella York
Bridesmaids’ dress store: Jealous Bridesmaids
Rings: Michael Hill
Officiant: Debbie Grant (family friend)
Transportation: School Bus Rentals
Girls’ Jewelry: Paula (Steven’s mom)
Door that table cards and keys were hung on: Rick (Kelly’s dad)
Toronto wedding photographer: Jennifer Newberry Photography


Are you getting married? Looking for a Toronto 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!

Jan 142018
 

Newmarket Waterstone Wedding Photos


Newmarket Wedding Photographer | Waterstone Estate & Farms


Sarah & Gavin

Today I get to share with you more photos from Sarah and Gavin’s Newmarket Waterstone wedding!

How They Met

Sarah and Gavin met through a mutual friend. They went on their first date to the movies, and 4 years later, they were engaged!

The Proposal

Sarah and Gavin have a unique proposal story, one I haven’t heard before! When Sarah met Gavin’s grandma for the first time, Gavin’s grandma feel in love with her. She pulled Sarah aside and told her to put a ring on her own finger while Gavin was asleep, then when he woke up in the morning, she should just act as if Gavin had popped the question the night before. haha, sneaky grandma! Sarah didn’t do that, but a few years later, after Sarah fell asleep, Gavin put her Gran’s engagement ring on her finger! When Sarah woke up the next morning, she noticed the ring on her finger! She woke Gavin up and she asked him about it, and Gavin came over to her and dropped to one knee and asked her to marry him!

The Wedding


Newmarket Waterstone wedding photos by Newmarket wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager
You may ask be wondering “Is Gavin’s wedding ring BLUE?!” Yes. Yes it is – and I wondered the same thing when they gave me the rings to photograph and Gavin’s ring was blue, and made of rubber. But there is a good reason for it! Gavin is a mechanic for the military, and he wouldn’t have been allowed to wear a real ring while working, so they found this alternative! It still symbolizes the same thing plus, fun fact, it’s so much easier to pose rings when the groom’s ring is made of rubber! The rings don’t slip around as much.

In the 8 years that I’ve been shooting weddings, I’ve only had one incident of photographing the same wedding dress. There must be a billion different styles of wedding dresses out there, so coming across one you’ve photographed before is pretty rare. Well it just so happens, that Sarah chose the same dress AND the same venue as my 2015 bride, Jenny! Sarah’s dress had pink undertones (Jenny’s was gold) and a few minor differences (Sarah had her dress altered to have a corset in the back rather than a zipper), but I couldn’t believe my luck – same dress and same venue! I knew then and there that Sarah and Gavin’s wedding was going to be awesome, because that’s such an incredibly rare thing to have happen! It had to be a sign of good luck (at least, I thought so!)

The Bride & Groom

Sarah and Gavin did a First Look, as well as all their bride & groom portraits, before the ceremony. This way they could maximize their time with their guests. We had a gorgeous sunny day with blue skies working with us, so it was a great day for outdoor photos, especially at Waterstone Estate & Farms!

Newmarket Waterstone wedding photos by Newmarket wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Newmarket Waterstone wedding photos by Newmarket wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Newmarket Waterstone wedding photos by Newmarket wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Newmarket Waterstone wedding photos by Newmarket wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

The Ceremony

The ceremony was held in the outdoor gazebo, which is always lovely! Their wedding ceremony was at 10:30am, as they were having a lovely mid-day brunch reception!
Newmarket Waterstone wedding ceremony photos by Newmarket wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

The Reception

The reception was a unique breakfast/brunch buffet and it was soooo good. Seriously, more couples need to do this. Who doesn’t love breakfast food?! Plus it was so cozy and quaint somehow!
Breakfast brunch wedding at Waterstone Estate & Farms. Photo by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Congrats Sarah & Gavin! You are both so lovely and I’m so glad to have met you (and your wonderful parents!)!

Newmarket Waterstone wedding reception photos by Newmarket wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Wedding vendors:
Venue: WaterStone Estate & Farms
Wedding Planners: Julia (Sarah’s mom) & Corina Waldie (Maid of Honour)
DJ: DJ Robert Grillet (Sarah’s cousin)
Hair: Candiance Deveau
Favours: Donation to ALS Canada
Invitations: Design by Everly
Wedding dress store: Bridal Debut
Bridesmaids’ dress stores: Bridal Debut & David’s Bridal
Rings: Wainwright Jewellers
Officiant: Rev. Bruce McAnsh
Newmarket Waterstone 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!

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