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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 😉

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 😉
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 😉 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 😉 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!

Jul 312019
 

Hockley Valley Wedding Photos | Orangeville Wedding Photographer


Shannon & Kyle’s Sneak Peeks

I knew Shannon and Kyle’s Hockley Valley wedding photos would be different, because this time, the bride was my sister! Shannon has always been unique – hilarious, random, and a bit crazy. 😉
Hockley Valley wedding photos by Newmarket wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca

Above (right), yes, that’s my daughter wearing a hotdog costume. Sadly it wouldn’t fit over Shannon’s wedding dress (she owns the costume), but I’d say it was definitely the highlight of the reception!

Anyway, I’m getting ahead of myself!

Shannon and Kyle got married at the Hockley Valley Resort in Mono, Ontario (15 minutes from of Orangeville). It was a HOT summer July day, and the weather forecast wasn’t looking good…
Weather Forecast July 2019

But by some miracle, the rain held off and we had clear skies until later in the evening! (The heat was still pretty brutal though! I’d say 2nd only to the heat on Sabrina & Mason’s wedding day!)

I was Shannon’s matron of honour (and wedding day coordinator, I had my video camera on a tripod that I was moving around, and my 3 kids were there so I had to play “mom”, as well as “dance mom” with some costume changes since my kids did 2 performances during the reception – I wore a lot of hats that day!), so Julie from Julie Broadbent Photography came out and shot most of the day for me up until the beginning of the reception, when my matron of honour duties were over, and I could take over the photography. (I’m doing all the post-processing.) Julie was the perfect photographer for the job, as she knows Hockley Valley Resort like the back of her hand, and was just generally wonderful! Thank you Julie!!

Hockley Valley wedding photos by Newmarket wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca

Shannon and Kyle got married outdoors, under the lovely draped tent on the Montclair Patio, and the reception was held in the Aida ballroom.
Hockley Valley ceremony photo on the Montclair patio by Newmarket wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca

Hockley Valley wedding photos by Newmarket wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca

As it turns out, my daughter is quite the partier. She danced until the reception ended at 1am, and then she helped us clean up!
Hockley Valley wedding photos by Newmarket wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca

The wedding reception at midnight.

Congrats guys – more photos to come!


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

Nov 282018
 

#laurenandgregsaddleup

Bradford Wedding Photographer | The Bradford Barn


Lauren & Greg

Today I’m sharing some photos from Lauren and Greg‘s Bradford Barn wedding!

How They Met

Lauren and Greg’s story is beautifully written on their wedding website (which I will keep private unless asked to publish the link), so rather than re-write it, I will be lazy efficient, and just copy it here 😉

In September 2008, Lauren and Greg’s story began like so many that had come before:

1. Boy meets girl
2. Boy likes girl
3. Boy does nice things to get noticed but girl doesn’t realize the boy likes her
4. Girl even complains to boy about terrible luck with other boys

Ironically, Greg thought he was simply meeting a new co-worker in the newsroom of The Waterloo Region Record, but as it turns out he was about to meet the greatest person in his life. Needless to say, based on the story to this point, nothing had gone quite like Greg expected (or hoped).

Bad taste in music (Nickelback), mix tapes, hot chocolate and a shared love of sports brought them closer together. Their friendship grew, but timing never gave them a chance for anything more. Weeks in the newsroom turned to years, and eventually both moved on from Wilfrid Laurier and the city of Waterloo.

A couple chance encounters down the road made it clear to others that there was a clear attraction and connection between the two.

Sports has always been at the forefront of their friendship – take a Monday Night Football game in September 2012 for example. Greg (two weeks into his new life in Toronto) and his friend Josh happened to walk into the bar where Lauren worked. Their obvious “friendliness” was rekindled instantaneously, but alas, timing again wasn’t on their side.

Fast forward three years to Friday, October 23, 2015 – both were disappointed that the Toronto Blue Jays had been eliminated in a crushing game six defeat at the hands of the evil Kansas City Royals. Frustrated that the Jays late-season run didn’t have a magical finish, Lauren and Greg went on Facebook unknowingly beginning the journey to their own incredible ending.

After Greg left a note on Lauren’s “farewell to the Jays” post, a few comments were exchanged, innocent enough between friends, but admittedly Greg was the first to remember those old feelings from the bullpen. After days of texting and enough flirting that even a blind squirrel could read into, Lauren finally asked Greg to meet for a drink. Seven years after originally meeting they finally had an actual date … talk about anticipation.

From that night on Lauren and Greg fell in love, finding in each other their best friend and confidant. If anyone ever needs to know how much they care about each other just tell them this: Greg now watches football (soccer) on his own and Lauren won’t complain when a regular season Leafs’ game is on their TV. Weeknights are spent cooking, making football picks and geeking out over Star Wars or comic books. Weekends usually involve some horseplay – quite literally, as Greg volunteers at the farm where Lauren trains retired racehorses.

They’ve traveled to Bucs and Broncos games in Florida, the beaches of Jamaica, even hiked a volcano in Nicaragua and are excited for the new adventure each passing month and year will bring.

The Proposal

October 28, 2017 began like any normal Saturday. Little did Lauren know, the events that would transpire that day would make it the greatest day of her life thus far.

They took their first steps toward their future journey when Greg used a few groups of friends to set up an unexpected date. It will come as no surprise that Greg had planned for nearly every possible outcome – recruiting multiple future-groomsmen and friends to aid in this charade.

The day began with a skeet shooting lesson, at a gun range designed to get the Lauren into a specific region without raising any questions. Following the range, Greg made sure to mention a friend’s birthday pub crawl, after all they hadn’t seen this friend since his wedding, so Lauren brought up the pub’s “location” on the phone’s GPS. It didn’t seem that far (thanks to Greg changing the location label in his phone). So off they went to a very real pub at it’s very fake address. Luckily, Lauren was too happy during the drive to pay much attention to all the signs they passed on the way to “Brimstone Brewery” that advertised the trail riding farm that they’d actually driven to, in Port Colborne.

Grey skies and a threat of rain couldn’t damper Lauren’s excitement as she saw Greg ride his first horse, taking a trail out to the beach at Reebs Bay. Then just before sunset, with waves crashing behind them, and of course as per Lauren’s dream scenario – a couple horses nearby, it happened. As Greg looked at Lauren with grin on his face, he was at a loss for words for the first time in his life. He managed to explain to Lauren that she was everything he had ever dreamt for in life. She was the best thing about his present and the brightest spot in his future. Wearing Lauren’s favourite plaid shirt and ring in hand, Greg got down on one knee and proposed.

On their own they’ve had important life experiences, learned a hard lesson or two, and took unexpected detours – but Lauren and Greg have finally made their two halves whole.

Their wedding day will be just a few days short of a decade since Greg and Lauren first met. So much of their story has been written already, and they can’t wait to start on the next chapter. They’ve found their someone to share an adventure with.

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

The Wedding

A quick shoutout here: If you are looking for a rustic venue, or a barn venue, The Bradford Barn is THE best barn-wedding venue I’ve seen! The barn is two stories, the property is beautiful, and the staff are fantastic (and so helpful!!).
Bradford Barn wedding photos by Bradford wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Getting Ready

The Bradford Barn has a 3-car garage that’s been renovated and converted into a bridal suite on one side, and a groom’s suite on the other – it’s pretty neat!

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

Above: The Groom’s Side

Even being in close-proximity, Lauren and Greg never saw each other before Lauren walked down the aisle, it worked very well!

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

The Ceremony

Lauren and Greg had their Bradford Barn wedding ceremony at the outdoor wooden arbour, with a large field in the background. It was quite emotional for both of them! Greg teared up when he saw his bride for the first time, and they both were a bit teary-eyed during the vows.
Bradford Barn wedding ceremony photos by Bradford wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

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

The Wedding Party

The wedding party consisted of seven groomsmen, three bridesmaids, and one bridesman. They are a super fun bunch, and we had a lot of fun not only doing the “standard” photos, but also a lot of silly ones. (Lauren and Greg have quite the sizeable “Outtakes” folder. haha.)
Bradford Barn wedding party photo by Bradford wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

The Newlyweds!

After the family and wedding party photos, it was time for the newlyweds to take their bride & groom portraits! The Bradford Barn has a lot of great photo spots, so we kind of just wandered around and did our thing!
Bradford Barn wedding photos by Bradford wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

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

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

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

The Reception

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

Lauren and Greg surprised their guests with a choreographed first dance, that was very impressive!
Bradford Barn wedding photos by Bradford wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Congrats Lauren & Greg!

Wedding vendors:
Venue: The Bradford Barn
Wedding Planner/Day-of Coordinator: Weddings by Miranda
Cupcakes: DIY by Lauren’s dad, the “Master Baker”
Cupcake icing & decorations: Lauren’s sister and one of the bridesmaids
Cupcake boxes: Kelly’s Bake Shoppe
Band: Darrin Painter and the Bradford Barn Band
Makeup & Hair: Frosting Mobile Beauty Services
Caterer: Custom Catering
Favours: Donations to the Chantal Millet Memorial Fund at Niagara College
Invitations: Zazzle
Wedding dress shop: Sophie’s Gown Shoppe
Wedding dress designer: Martina Liana
Bridesmaid dresses: Colors Bridesmaid
Mens Tuxes: Moore’s
Bride’s wedding band: Spence Diamonds
Groom’s wedding band: Amazon
Officiant: Elizabeth Moore
Transportation: Switzer-Carty Transportation
Rentals (linens, plateware, glasswear, etc.): Totally Covered
Guitarist: Josh (Best Man)
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!

Oct 052018
 

#HappilyEverManzarpour

Hamilton Wedding Photographer | Ancaster Mill


Jacqueline & Zade

How They Met

Jacquline and Zade met through a friend’s house party. When they first met, Jacqueline was completely mesmerized by Zade’s charm and magnetic energy. Zade knew right away, “She’s the one.”.

They didn’t actually go out anywhere for their first date, they hung out at Zade’s apartment and spent their time drinking Alize, talking, and watching TV.

Ten years later, Zade popped the question!

The Proposal

Zade devised a devious plan to propose. He woke Jacqueline up (by throwing her housecoat at her), and told her that their beloved dog, Baby, was sprayed by a skunk in the backyard. In a panic, Jacqueline got up and ran outside, only to see Baby beside a kneeling Zade, asking her to marry him.

The Wedding

Getting Ready

Ancaster Mill bridal photos by Hamilton wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Jacqueline and her sister got ready in one of the bridal suites at the Ancaster Mill.

Jacqueline and Zade did a quick First Look before the ceremony, and then Jacqueline retreated back to the bridal suite, and Zade went to the outdoor ceremony area to greet the arriving guests.
Ancaster Mill wedding First Look photos by Hamilton wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

The Ceremony

The Streamside Chapel at the Ancaster Mill is a beautiful place to get married! It is literally, “stream side”. Just to the right of the ceremony area there’s a little stream running through the strees, and you can hear the water strickling down the path. The birds were chirping, and it was all around a beautiful ceremony!
Ancaster Mill outdoor wedding ceremony photos by Hamilton wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

The Newlyweds!

The Ancaster Mill has some beautiful spots for wedding photos! My favourite of course, being the cascading waterfalls!
Ancaster Mill wedding photos by Hamilton wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Ancaster Mill wedding photos by Hamilton wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Ancaster Mill wedding photos by Hamilton wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

The Reception

The reception was held in the 1812 Room. Right after the newly married couple were announced in, they did their first dance, and then sat down to a delicious dinner!
Ancaster Mill wedding reception photos by Hamilton wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Congrats Jacqueline & Zade! What a wonderful day!

Wedding vendors:
Venue: Ancaster Mill
Florist: Windflowers
Cupcakes: Sweet Annie Bakes (Zade’s aunt)
DJ: CopelandDJ
Makeup & Hair: Joli Avail Beauty
Favours: Amazon
Invitations: Impressions
Wedding dress store: Bridal Boutique
Wedding dress designer: Lillian West
Bridesmaid’s dress: David’s Bridal
Mens tuxes: Moores
Rings: Hempen Fine Jewellers
Officiant: Grant Shenker
MC: Raymond
Wedding Consierge at the Ancaster Mill: Faith (she was amazing!)
Hamilton wedding photographer: Jennifer Newberry Photography


Are you getting married? Looking for a Hamilton 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!