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Sep 052019

King’s Riding Wedding Photos | Newmarket & King City
St. John Chrysostom | King’s Riding Golf Club

Sharon & Ryan

How They Met

Sharon and Ryan originally met by working together, in Thompson, Manitoba. Their cubicles were right next to each other in the office. When they first met and became friends, Sharon was wearing a hard hat and was angry about something and was walking angrily past the cubicles – but because she was shorter than the cubicle wall, all Ryan could see was this angry hard hat storming past. Of course he cracked up laughing.

Ryan used to stand up and talk to Sharon over their shared cubicle wall. At first Sharon thought Ryan seemed very nice, and he was very tall and had cute dimples. But she quickly realized that she couldn’t just lean over and talk to Ryan whenever she wanted, she had to walk all the way around the cubicles to talk to him!

They were friends for many years, but then one night they were at Ryan’s place – Ryan had just bought a brand new 3D TV and they ordered takeout sushi and watched a Blockbuster-rented (yes this was awhile ago!) Planet Earth in 3D to test out the new TV. Seven years later, they were engaged!

The Proposal

Ryan made Sharon a very nice dinner for her birthday (it was actually a couple days before her birthday, as on her actual birthday they were busy that whole weekend.) Along with dinner, Ryan hand-made fortune cookies (whoa!), and put personalized fortunes inside for dessert. He hid the ring inside Sharon’s fortune cookie, which Sharon almost didn’t open or eat, because she was too full. Ryan had to trick Sharon into opening the fortune cookie with the ring in it, by telling her “Oh, at least read the fortune!”, because apparently there was no plan B if Sharon refused to open another fortune cookie!
King's Riding wedding ring photos by King City wedding photographer

The Wedding

Sharon got ready in Newmarket, with some immediate family and a couple of close girlfriends. They had a very tight and busy schedule in the morning, including an incense offering and tea ceremony, so I met them at the St. John Chrysostom parish, also in Newmarket, just before the ceremony.

The Ceremony

Sharon and Ryan had an indoor Newmarket wedding ceremony, at the St. John Chrysostom Parish, in Newmarket. It was a HOT summer July day, but the light inside the parish was fantastic, and they had lots of fans running.

Newmarket wedding photos by Newmarket wedding photographer

Newmarket wedding photos by Newmarket wedding photographer

It was a catholic ceremony, lasting about an hour. Catholic ceremonies always give me plenty of time for photos! πŸ˜‰
Newmarket wedding photos by Newmarket wedding photographer

Newmarket wedding photos by Newmarket wedding photographer

The Wedding Party

After the ceremony, I had a bit of a break while everyone went to lunch. We all then met at King’s Riding Golf Club in King City where the reception was going to be held. It was there that we did all of the photos.

The wedding party consisted of two bridesmaids (yes two, hang on…), two junior bridesmaids (see, I didn’t miss anyone!), and two groomsmen. They are a great group, and Jean had a great time driving a golf cart for the first time when she came to help us with the bride and groom photos (thanks Jean!)
King's Riding wedding party photos by King City wedding photographer

The Newlyweds!

I always love shooting King’s Riding wedding photos – they have some spectacular views!
King's Riding wedding photos by King City wedding photographer

King's Riding wedding photos by King City wedding photographer

King's Riding wedding photos by King City wedding photographer

King's Riding wedding photos by King City wedding photographer

King's Riding wedding photos by King City wedding photographer

The Reception

King’s Riding’s reception room has windows on three sides, so it’s nice and bright!
King's Riding wedding reception photos by King City wedding photographer

Isn’t the cake topper absolutely PERFECT? haha, I love it!
King's Riding wedding cake photos by King City wedding photographer

They did their first dance to James Arthur’s “Say You Won’t Let Go”.
King's Riding wedding photos by King City wedding photographer

King's Riding wedding photos by King City wedding photographer

Congrats Sharon & Ryan! I had the BEST time at your wedding – you two are so much fun!

Wedding vendors:
Ceremony Venue: St. John Chrysostom Parish
Reception Venue & Caterer: King’s Riding Golf Club
Florist (general): Costco
Florist (altar pieces): Caruso & Company
Cake artist: Sallie Stevenson
DJ: Bob Hawkins DJ Service
Makeup & Hair: Hina Zain
Favour boxes: Amazon
Favours: Candies from Taiwan
Favours (backup): Ferrero Rocher chocolate from Dollarama
Invitations: Vistaprint
Wedding dress store: Cambrian Theatre
Seamstress: Susie’s Bridal and Sewing
Bridesmaid dresses: Amazon
Mens Tuxes: Moores
Wedding rings: Ambrosia Jewellery
Bride’s Engagement ring: Heirloom – Originally, it was the groom’s maternal grandmother’s ring
Officiant: Norberto Eyule
King City & Newmarket wedding photographer: Jennifer Newberry Photography

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

Jul 172019

King’s Riding Wedding Photographer | King City Wedding Photographer

Sharon & Ryan’s Sneak Peeks

I had the best time at Sharon and Ryan’s King’s Riding wedding! They had their ceremony at St. John’s Chrysostom Parish in Newmarket, then they had their reception at King’s Riding Golf Club in King City. I love King’s Riding because there are so many great photo spots, and the staff are fantastic!

Sharon and Ryan are so wonderful – plus as an added bonus, Sharon is hilarious and being around her just makes you happy. At one point near the end of the day, she told me that her guests were wonderful, and she didn’t regret inviting any of them, so that’s always good! haha

Sharon and Ryan had two groomsmen, two bridesmaids, and two junior bridesmaids at their wedding. They’re a great group!
King's Riding wedding party photos by Newmarket wedding photographer

As I mentioned earlier, King’s Riding has lots of great photo locations (I just love shooting there!), and Sharon and Ryan lucked into a beautiful day!
King's Riding wedding photos by Newmarket wedding photographer

I really like the photo below on the right for some reason. Foreshadowing perhaps? πŸ˜‰ It’s kind of like a “stages of life” photo. ha.
King's Riding wedding reception first dance photos by Newmarket wedding photographer

Congrats Sharon & Ryan!!

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

Feb 212019

This page was last updated: April 30, 2019

They’re here! Announcing…

Every year I take photos of my daughter in her various dance costumes. (I’ve also occasionally done dance photos for other people as well.) The thing is though, I have always done these photos in a studio-style setting. You know, indoors with the white or gray backdrop. Boring! This year I’ve decided to take her photos outdoors, and I thought I would extend this service to others as well!

Why Are Dance Mini Sessions Awesome?

  1. You get all the digital files! No more being forced to buy prints, only to have them scanned & copied later. (Yeahhh that’s right. Photographers know that you do it! ha.)
  2. TIME and individualized attention! “Picture Day” at any dance studio requires a LOT of dancers to be photographed on the same day, similar to “picture day” at school. It is normally a very rushed, and chaotic day! Rather than spending 30-60 seconds with each dancer, get your dancer the time and attention that their photos deserve!
  3. See what’s going on! You as the parent, get to watch the action! Not just dance studios, but MOST activities that kids do (hockey, karate, gymnastics, etc), when they have a “photo day”, the kids are whisked away into another room, and you have no idea what’s going on. You wonder if they’re smiling “properly”, if they’re being posed nicely or awkwardly, or what if their hair is sticking out weird! You just see the end result. At these photos sessions you can be right there beside me, seeing how things unfold!
  4. Detailed editing! Photographers who have to process mass amounts of photos (dance photos, school photos, etc.), they don’t have the time to go through each one and edit it properly. The photos just come “as is”. My photos are individually (yes, one-by-one) edited! Is there a weird rock on the ground? Edited out. Flyaway hair? Fixed. Blemish? Gone! Picture-perfect dance photos!

Newmarket Irish dance photo by Toronto Irish dance photographer @filemanager

What are the details?

Let’s go through all the information that you’ll need about these special Dance Mini sessions, that are only being offered in June this year! PLEASE read through everything before sending me questions! πŸ˜‰

  • When will these sessions be?
    I have blocked off 2 dates in my calendar specifically for Dance Mini Sessions. However, if neither of the dates work for you, we may be able to find an alternate weekday evening that might work better with your schedule! The Dance Mini Session dates are:
    • Sunday, June 2nd, 2019
    • Sunday, June 23, 2019
  • Where will these sessions take place?
    The sessions will take place either at a private estate in Aurora (long driveway, fields, forest, a large pond, walking trail through a forest), or somewhere in the Newmarket area. I’m taking my daughter out to a few locations to see what works the best, and if the timing works, people can choose what location they would prefer. I’m also considering doing a date in Barrie, if there’s enough interest!
  • How much will these sessions cost, and what will it include?
    These sessions will be $295 (after taxes!), and they will include all the digital files (well, the digital files that I deem as being “good” πŸ˜‰ ).
  • How will I get the digital files?
    The digital files will be uploaded to a private online gallery, and from that gallery you can download all the files directly to your computer or mobile device. You can also share the gallery with your family and friends! (If you do that, they also will be able to download your files.) The gallery will be active for 10 years!
  • How many images will I get?
    Every session is different, but likely you would be getting somewhere around 10 fully edited photos, give or take.
  • Can I order professional prints through you?
    Of course, if you’d like! You have full printing rights with the digital files – that means you can print them at whatever lab you like. However if you’d like really high-quality professional prints, I can have that done as well. My print pricing can be found on my website here.
  • What if it rains, or the weather is bad? If the weather doesn’t cooperate, we can either reschedule to another date, or move the photo session indoors for the more well-known “studio style” photos, done with a neutral coloured backdrop.
  • My daughter dances a lot – she has 4 costumes! Can I get pictures done of her in all her costumes?
    In a 20-minute session, time will be tight! I recommend only one costume, but if you’d like photos in multiple costumes we CAN squeeze in 2 costumes tops into the 20 minutes! I am offering the option of booking back-to-back sessions for anyone who needs more time.
  • I have multiple children who dance. Can I get photos of each of them, as well as together, in one session?
    Yes! We can use the 20 minutes however you like. In cases of siblings, I can do a few photos of each child by themselves, and then wrap-up with some photos of them together. We can also book back-to-back sessions if you’d like a full mini session for each child.
  • I only want one or two shots of my child. Can I split a session with a friend, where we each get 10 minutes?
    Sure, as long as you both attend the same session timeslot.
  • My daughter doesn’t dance, but she does do gymnastics. Can she participate?
    Yes! Acro is a popular style of dance, and it’s very closely related to gymnastics. Therefore, gymnasts are welcome to attend as well! (Please note that there will not be any mats or cushioned surfaces!)

How do I register?

Similar to my wedding booking process, I need 2 things to register! Information, and a deposit.

Here are the 3 easy steps:

  1. Fill out the form below for EACH DANCER you would like to register! (If you have two dancers, please fill out this form twice!) If you are having any technical difficulties, or you don’t hear back from me within 24 hours, please email the information to directly.
  2. Wait for my email! I will email you with the availability on the date(s) you’ve selected. Once we have agreed on a date and time for your session…
  3. Pay the deposit. I do require a $45 non-refundable deposit to hold your spot! E-transfer is the preferred method of payment, but if you would prefer to pay another way, we can arrange it.

And that’s it, you’re in! The remainder balance of $250 is due the day of your session (preferably also via e-transfer.).

The registration form below will be updated occasionally as time slots fill up – book early to ensure the date and time you would prefer!

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