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Jan 102020
 

Kawartha Lakes Wedding Photographer | Coboconk


Megan & Jonathan’s Sunflower Wedding

How They Met

Megan and Jonathan actually met at a job interview! Jonathan thought “She seems nice”, while Megan thought to herself “He’s so handsome”. They went on their first date to Boston Pizza, and they must have hit it off because a year-and-a-half later they were engaged!

The Proposal

Megan and Jonathan were walking along the beach, looking for shells, when suddenly Jonathan had discovered a very exciting shell, and he brought it to Megan to show her what he’d found – it was an oyster shell with the ring inside!

The Wedding

Megan and Jonathan’s wedding has to be one of the cheeriest-yet-relaxed weddings I’ve ever been to. No one was rushing around, everyone was just enjoying the day. It was a great change of pace! The ceremony took place at Megan’s family cottage, in Coboconk Ontario. It was a bright sunny day with great weather, which matched the sunflower-theme perfectly! I also thought a sunflower wedding in October was pretty unique – it was awesome!

Getting Ready

Megan and the girls got ready inside the cottage, while the boys got ready in the boathouse. Megan didn’t actually put her dress on until 5-minutes before the ceremony was to start, and even then she was laid back and relaxed, and just as happy as I’ve ever seen a bride be! She had her two bridesmaids with her, as well as her soon-to-be 6-year-old step-daughter, Eloise. It was easy to see how much Megan and Eloise care about each other, anyone could tell that Megan was just as much in love with Eloise as with Jonathan!
Kawartha Lakes wedding photos by www.jnphotography.ca

The Ceremony

The ceremony was held outdoors, in the cottage’s backyard right by the lake. There was a large white tent set-up in case of bad weather – but happily it wasn’t even needed as it was a bright sunny day! Megan and Jonathan were married underneath the white tent, in front of about 50 of their closest family and friends.
Kawartha Lakes wedding ceremony photos by www.jnphotography.ca

The Wedding Party

The wedding party consisted of two bridesmaids, and two groomsmen, as well as Jonathan’s 6-year-old daughter Eloise. What a great group!
Kawartha Lakes wedding party photos by www.jnphotography.ca

The Newlyweds!

The bride and groom (and lots with Eloise as well, of course!) photos were also done at the cottage, which I was thrilled about because there were lots of great photo locations!
Kawartha Lakes sunflower wedding photos by www.jnphotography.ca

Kawartha Lakes sunflower wedding photos by www.jnphotography.ca

Kawartha Lakes sunflower wedding photos by www.jnphotography.ca

Kawartha Lakes sunflower wedding photos by www.jnphotography.ca

Kawartha Lakes sunflower wedding photos by www.jnphotography.ca

The Reception

After the photos were completed, we all traveled about 1-minute down the road to the Coboconk Legion building. The hall was decorated with sunflowers as well, and everyone was happily chatting and having a great time!

Kawartha Lakes sunflower wedding reception photos by www.jnphotography.ca

Kawartha Lakes sunflower wedding reception decor photos by www.jnphotography.ca

Kawartha Lakes sunflower wedding reception decor photos by www.jnphotography.ca

Kawartha Lakes sunflower wedding cupcake photos by www.jnphotography.ca

Right after Megan and Jonathan were announced in, Eloise ran up to them and they gave her a hug, then they proceeded to the front of the room, just in front of the head table, to do their first dance as husband and wife.
Kawartha Lakes first dance photos by www.jnphotography.ca

Kawartha Lakes sunflower wedding reception photos by www.jnphotography.ca

Congrats Megan & Jonathan! I am so thrilled I got to be a part of your wonderful sunflower wedding, and capture all your Kawartha Lakes wedding photos for you! πŸ™‚

Wedding vendors:
Ceremony Venue: Megan’s family cottage
Reception Venue & Caterer: Coboconk Royal Canadian Legion
Wedding Coordinator & Florist: Your Dream Wedding
Cake Artist: Dolce
Music: DIY – speakers & an iPod
Dress store: David’s Bridal
Officiant: Jonathan’s father
Kawartha Lakes wedding photographer: Jennifer Newberry Photography


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

Oct 242019
 

Kawartha Lakes Wedding Photographer | Coboconk Wedding Photographer


Megan & Jonathan’s Sneak Peeks

Megan and Jonathan had their Kawartha Lakes wedding ceremony at Megan’s lovely family cottage in Coboconk. It was a lovely outdoor ceremony, on a gorgeous day with perfect weather – what more could you ask for!
Kawartha Lakes wedding photos by Kawartha Lakes wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca

Kawartha Lakes wedding photos by Kawartha Lakes wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca

Kawartha Lakes wedding photos by Kawartha Lakes wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca

Congrats Megan & Jonathan!


Are you getting married? Looking for an Kawartha Lakes 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!

Sep 082019
 
Ohio Irish dance photos taken by Newmarket Irish dance photographer www.jnphotography.ca

Newmarket Irish Dance Photographer | Newmarket Irish Dance Photos

Savannah

After seeing Cora, Lily, Erin, Claire and Brooklynn in recent blog posts, it should come as no surprise that my daughter is also an Irish dancer. Which makes me her Newmarket Irish dance photographer, on top of everything else πŸ˜‰

About a month ago, she moved up to the level where they graduate from the traditional school dresses (below), to the coveted sparkly dresses, also known as solo dresses.

Newmarket Irish dance photos taken by Newmarket Irish dance photographer www.jnphotography.ca

Traditional school dress

I do like to photograph dancers with their hair down, because it shows SO much more movement in the photos when their hair is flowing around them. BUT it also makes it a bit more challenging, if you want the hair to flow a certain way – and the wind doesn’t always cooperate. (Or in my experience, the wind usually doesn’t cooperate.) That’s no exception for my daughter who has very, very long hair! However, she was excited to wear her first solo dress, so photos were of course required! Especially when your mom is a photographer πŸ˜‰
Newmarket Irish dance photos taken by Newmarket Irish dance photographer www.jnphotography.ca

Newmarket Irish dance photos taken by Newmarket Irish dance photographer www.jnphotography.ca

Savannah used to compete a lot wearing her hair down (well, pulled in a half-ponytail, so it wasn’t in her face) when she wore the school dress. Now when she competes in the solo dress, we tend to put her hair up. I wanted to have photos of what she actually looked like when competing, but at the same time didn’t really feel like doing her hair just for photos πŸ˜‰ The first competition we went to after she got her dress was down in Toledo, Ohio. After she competed (and did well!), we found a spot near our hotel and got to work on new photos!
Ohio Irish dance photos taken by Newmarket Irish dance photographer www.jnphotography.ca

When I’m shooting wedding photos, and I’m walking around with a bride and groom, I’m completely used to having people stare at us, or watch us, or tell the bride how beautiful she looks – my daughter however, not so used to that πŸ˜‰ PLUS it was right in the middle of the Toledo Pride Festival, so we saw lots of interesting characters, and they were all talking to Savannah as they walked by. Luckily, after a few minutes, she got used to it, and wasn’t phased at all by strangers talking to her. She loves to perform and be on stage, so having people watch her have her photo taken was no problem!

Ohio Irish dance photos taken by Newmarket Irish dance photographer www.jnphotography.ca

Around Toledo, there are some interesting sculptures. The one below was just behind us when we were shooting her photos, and Savannah decided she should have some photos done with the sculpture. (I may or may not have edited the sculpture to match the colours of her dress… and I may or may not have spent a lot of time editing out cars, pedestrians, and various street signs out of the background also… Worth the effort though I think!)
Ohio Irish dance photos taken by Newmarket Irish dance photographer www.jnphotography.ca


Looking for a Newmarket dance photographer? Get in touch to have me, Jennifer Newberry Photography, capture your child’s dance photos, whether it’s Irish, Scottish, Jazz, Tap, Acro, Musical Theatre, Ballet – or any other style!

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