I honestly can’t say enough good things about Amanda and Kenny! Being their Kettleby wedding photographer was an absolute joy! Amanda and Kenny are such sweet, kind people – and they are totally adorable together!
How They Met
Amanda and Kenny met in 2007, at their work in Toronto. When they first met, Amanda thought Kenny was cute, but a bit of a know-it-all. Kenny thought Amanda was sweet and innocent (Amanda laughs at that, but I can totally see that! Amanda definitely gives off a sweet/innocent vibe!). They went on their first date to Jack Astors, in the Scarborough Town Centre, and 6 years later, Kenny proposed.
Kenny proposed (and I can only assume he did it in a most adorable manner) while he and Amanda were on a trip to Nigara-on-the-Lake. Amanda said yes at the Price of Wales hotel. They planned their wedding for a little over 18 months before tying the knot!
Amanda and Kenny had a beautiful sunny day for their wedding – which was perfect for their outdoor ceremony at The Manor, right in front of the gazebo, and overlooking the water.
I was especially excited for this wedding, not only because Amanda and Kenny are such a sweet couple, but also because they had my top 3 favourite wedding details! A poofy dress, a looonnngggg veil, and fog during their First Dance!
If I had to describe it, I would say that Amanda and Kenny had a very classic, traditional wedding.
Everything just seemed so perfect! I mean, look at Amanda’s bouquet – it’s perfect!
The bridal suite that the girls were in was great. It had a big window, and lots of light!
The photo below reminds me of that moment so vividly. Amanda was getting ready and then she turned, looked at herself in the mirror, took a deep breath and said “Okay…. I am ready to get married now.” And it was this big moment, like all of the planning that she had done for the past year-and-a-half had finally all come together, and she was ready to enjoy the day, and marry the love of her life.
Amanda’s mother passed away a few years ago, and they did a Rose Ceremony in memory of her mother, during the ceremony, but we also wanted to do a special photo as well. I love how it came out.
Some pre-ceremony bridal portraits!
I just love these two photos below. Amanda with the adorable flower girl, Brooklyn – Brooklyn looking up at Amanda and Amanada smiling down at Brooklyn… it’s just perfect! Amanda’s grandmother putting on her bracelet was such a nice moment as well. It’s so rare for grandparents to be involved in the “getting ready” part of the day, I love it!
Blue skies for the outdoor ceremony!
The awesome wedding party! (No, you aren’t seeing double, Kenny and his Best Man are identical twins! I found that out on the day of the wedding. That was a fun surprise. Ha. Actually I vaguely remember Kenny telling me at our initial consultation that he had a twin, but I didn’t think much of it.)
The gorgeous bridesmaids! Sarah (the blonde one), traveled all the way from Vancouver to be in Amanda’s bridal party!
The handsome groomsmen!
We had almost an hour for bride & groom photos, so the videographers and I made the most of it!
The photo below, on the left… I really want to Photoshop an explosion behind them, while they walk away from it all badass-like…. Michael Bay style!
Kenny, the handsome groom!
Amanda, the gorgeous bride!
As I said earlier, one of my top 3 favourite wedding details is a nice long veil! They make for such awesome and dramatic wedding photos! 😀
Fog during the First Dance – yep another one of my favourite wedding details! It somehow just makes it more magical – like dancing in the clouds.
The newlyweds at their beautiful sweetheart table! Sweetheart tables are getting more and more popular, I’ve noticed! (They are the “head table” at the reception, except only the bride and groom sit there.)
And of course, Kenny danced with his mother. His mom (who is so kind and wonderful!) seemed a bit emotional – but I know that when my sons get married, and I dance with them at their weddings, I’m going to be a blubbering mess, so I totally get it.
To Amanda and Kenny – your wedding day was absolutely perfect, and I’m SO thrilled I got to be a part of it! Congrats to both of you and your families!
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Jillian and Beau are coming home from their honeymoon in Quebec today, so what better time than to post some sneak peeks from their wedding day!
I do love being a Newmarket backyard wedding photographer! Backyard weddings are so intimate, and nothing’s ever forgotten because usually they’re already at home! There’s no travel either! Another thing I love, are weddings with a theme! And in this case there were “accents” of Star Wars, which Beau is a big fan of. All these Star Wars special touches were a surprise. I think the most popular Star Wars accent were Jillian’s shoes – everyone was going crazy over them!
We left Newmarket for a short while, and went over to Kettleby to do some photos – we were definitely in luck because the thunderstorms cleared for us while we were out there!
The photo below was a special request that Jillian asked me to do. For you photographers reading this, the light sabers in the photo below are actually my Ice Light 2, with a bit of Photoshopping done to them 😉 I should note that I didn’t create the background/scene – I just added Jillian and Beau into it, and altered the lighting a little bit.
Congrats Jillian & Beau! Thunder, lightning, and even a tornado touching down couldn’t stop your awesome wedding day! 😉
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Katie & Kyle’s Wedding Sneak Peeks
This past Saturday, Katie and Kyle got married at the Holland Marsh Wineries! They lucked into beautiful weather for their Newmarket wedding, which was perfect for their outdoor ceremony by the pond (my favourite ceremony area at the Holland Marsh Wineries!).
Katie and Kyle included their niece and 5 nephews in their ceremony – and they were all incredibly well behaved! Rachel was an amazing flower girl, and the best little helper!
There was a lot of woodworking done at the wedding. Custom signs, photo frames for the “photo booth”, and even benches for the guests! All the woodworking was designed and created by Katie and Kyle themselves – very impressive!
As I said earlier, the ceremony was outdoors by the pond – my favourite ceremony location at the Holland Marsh Wineries! The reason for this is simple: You can’t beat the gorgeous background AND the trees provide fantastic shade as well! It’s just perfect!
Due to a tight timeline, I only had about 15 minutes to do the bride and groom photos – but I planned for this ahead of time, and we made very good use of our time! We have a ton of gorgeous photos to show for it too! (I can’t wait to share more!)
Congrats Katie & Kyle!
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Being Lindsay and Mark’s Newmarket wedding photographer was an absolute joy – working with a wonderful couple, at a gorgeous venue, on a sunny day, what more could a wedding photographer ask for? A cool theme, that’s what! Lindsay and Mark had a travel-themed wedding, and Lindsay turned out to be quite crafty by adding all sorts of DIY (“do it yourself”) touches, like origami made out of maps, hot-air-balloon shaped lanterns, a very awesome seating chart, and she even made Mark’s cufflinks!
Lindsay and Mark met at work. After working in the same building for some time, their paths crossed while practicing yoga at the company gym and then they started carpooling to work with a mutual friend (who did a reading during the ceremony, and is married to the Best Man!).
After countless hours of flirting on the company’s internal instant messenger, Mark finally got up the courage to take Lindsay out on a date. They had dinner at Fred’s Not Here and went to the Toronto Symphony Orchestra to see Beethoven’s 9th. After 2 years of dancing, cooking, doing yoga, and travelling the world together (6 continents!), Mark completely took Lindsay by surprise and popped the question! I’d say it’s fairly obvious what her answer was 😉
The proposal: Mark invited Lindsay out for a nice, casual dinner at Sassafraz. It was an incredibly hot day, but Lindsay paid no attention to the fact that Mark was in a dress shirt and blazer (because he needed a pocket for the ring). After dinner Mark suggested going to a gelato restaurant down on Queen St. E. (which doesn’t actually exist). They got out of the cab at Kew Gardens and Mark suggested a walk through the park. As they approached the gazebo, a musician starting playing (the same musician who played during cocktail hour at the wedding!). Mark and Lindsay danced a few times, and still Lindsay had no idea that Mark was about to propose. At the end of the second song, Mark dropped to one knee and proposed.
The wedding ceremony was held in the gazebo at Waterstone Estate & Farms. I love these styles of open gazebos, because you have the roof for shade, but there’s still enough light coming in for great photos. In line with the travel theme, the front row of seats had these unique “air mail” reserved signs!
Lindsay looked absolutely perfect in her vintage-style wedding dress. I didn’t realize it until I put the music together with the photos for the slideshow (at the bottom of this blog post), but Lindsay and Mark really have this very elegant, classic look. If I ever plan a stylized shoot with an elegant 1920s couple, Lindsay and Mark are definitely my first choice! (That and they’re both fantastic dancers!)
Lindsay’s bridesmaids are such a fun group of girls! Not to mention that the day after the wedding, I realized that one of them is practically a local radio celebrity! (Yes you are Jocelyn!)
Mark looked great in his tux, as you can see! He actually seemed very comfortable in it, oddly enough. As I mentioned earlier, Lindsay actually made his cufflinks! At first I thought they were little globes, because that would go well with the travel-theme, but they are actually made from tiny gears from a clock or a watch. They looked great!
Mark’s groomsmen (and groomsmaid!) were a great bunch of people also! And I must say, Heather’s dress was PERFECT! She totally matched the guys, yet was different and stylish in her own way.
The ceremony was wonderful. Kate (the best man’s wife, and Lindsay and Mark’s mutual friend who they carpooled with to work originally) did a reading, as well as Mark’s uncle (another local radio celebrity! I actually recognized his voice, and was just a tiny bit starstruck when I realized who he was. ha), who was stepping in for Mark’s grandfather.
The entire wedding party, with the newlyweds!
I tried something new with this wedding, and it worked out really well! We were a bit tight on time between the ceremony and reception, so what I did to make sure I got all the shots I wanted was this: I wrote out a posing workflow. Yep, I actually wrote out a list of the poses I wanted to do, and put them in order for time efficiency. We got all the shots done so fast, we had a good 20 minutes to do some extra shots and more creative stuff! It was great, I’m so happy it worked out so well!
There were a lot of travel-themed decorations at the reception, naturally. The name cards were actually maps, folded origami-style into hearts! There were also maps origami-folded into flowers placed in various places. A banner made of maps cut into triangle ‘flags’ was hung above the fireplace. Each of the tables was named after a place that Lindsay and Mark have travelled to. There were globe centerpieces at every table. There were even photo books on display from Lindsay and Mark’s various trips. The lighted M & L sign kind of gave a “your name up in lights” feel to it all as well. It was great! And to top it all off, Lindsay made the seating chart herself, a map of the world with the various places they’ve visited, and guests placed at each city. “Where in the world are you sitting?” was the perfect seating chart title!
To win the centrepiece (the globe), guests at each table had to find countries on the globe. Sounds easy enough, right? Except they were countries like Croatia, Algeria, etc… It was more challenging than you’d think!
These two, in the photos below, are Mark’s grandparents. They have been married for 59 years! Since they were married the longest, they won Lindsay’s bouquet – and they are just the cutest couple too.
Lindsay and Mark had been taking swing dancing lessons, and they performed an awesome choreographed swing dance as their first dance! It was definitely the best First Dance I’ve witnessed to-date! I found out later that Lindsay is quite the dancer, and Mark isn’t too bad himself. I can say for sure that in all the years I’ve been photographing weddings, this was the first time I wish I’d brought my video camera so I could do a cool fusion video or something!
Lindsay and her father also did a choreographed dance. Lindsay’s mother told me that they (Lindsay’s parents) have been taking Latin and Ballroom dancing classes for years, so apparently they are a family of dancers! Definitely the best Father-Daughter dance I’ve seen to-date as well. Though, I guess that’s expected from people who have been dancing for years and years!
There was a fantastic sunset, just as the party was getting started. And Lindsay and Mark were kind enough to let me borrow them and try doing a “sparkler photo without using any sparklers” – I think it came out pretty well!
Congrats Lindsay and Mark! You two are so perfect together, and I loved being a part of your special day!
To see more of Lindsay and Mark’s Newmarket wedding photos, watch the slideshow below! (If you can’t see the slideshow below, click here.)
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Last weekend, I photographed Lauren and Sergey’s beautiful sunny summer Redcrest wedding, in Newmarket! It was a gorgeous (and another very hot) day for this wonderful couple! Lauren and Sergey are both hilarious, and SO much fun to be around! I can honestly say that I felt like I was just hanging out with friends all day long, rather than “working”!
They had an outdoor ceremony on Redcrest’s patio, and it was not only a beautiful ceremony, but the vows that Lauren and Sergey wrote to each other were heartwarming (and funny – Sergey! haha). When it was time to say “I do” (or these days it’s “I will”), I believe Lauren’s exact words were “Hell yeah I will!”
I also FINALLY got to meet Lauren and Sergey’s adorable little white dog, Lucy!! Lucy tried her very best to avoid looking at my camera, but I caught her looking at me a few times 😉
Lauren and Sergey were a pleasure to work with – we had SO much fun! At one point I was laughing so hard I was actually crying. What a fun day!
Congratulations Lauren & Sergey!! Your wedding was so much fun, and I’m so happy I got to be a part of it!
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