Laguna Beach, California Coastal Anniversary Session

We went to the most enchanting location for the anniversary of these sweet two. We spent the evening exploring the coast with non-stop giggles and smiles from cheek to cheek. I love the way that film captured the colours of the stunning sunset we were lucky to end up with!

Winter Wonderland Mountain Top Engagement

Kat & Richard are mountain people. 
They spend their days living intentionally on a beautiful orchard nestled in the mountains. They were engaged in the Rockies, and will be wed here in the Spring. Naturally, their winter engagement session was on top of Mount Mackenzie in the heart of the Canadian mountains. It was an other-worldly beautiful day; an inversion: when warm air rises to the mountain tops. We rose above the clouds and were greeted with a sea of mountains, floating in the clouds. Friendly Whiskey Jack birds landed on our hands like a fairy tale. 
We spent the whole weekend together exploring all of the nooks & crannies of the mountains. We adventured into giant redwood forests and spent hours cozied up at local coffee shops in kinship. We fostered a lovely friendship and created lifelong memories. 
As a photographer this was a dream come true. I cannot wait to photograph their intimate elopement later this year and be witness as these sweet two embark on their next big journey. A huge thanks to The Canadian Film Lab for always developing my film so beautifully. 

Neutral Old World Wedding Inspiration

I photographed this stunning Bridal Inspiration shoot while visiting Toronto. This styled shoot was pure magic. I have been dreaming of photographing a session like this for years and years, so when Danielle at Shaw Events and I got together to make it happen, it felt like everything aligned perfectly. We aimed to create a timeless, utterly romantic scene that radiated old-world vibes. Every detail felt as if it was from a past era. 

It was my goal to create an overall aesthetic that was light and airy in order to go along with the the "light seeking" theme inspired by the gothic era. The gorgeous white arches at the venue really tied the theme together. The calligraphy by Paper Ocelot featured typical elements of European gothic architecture; an era in art history which influenced the design of the venue: The Hart House. The shape of the ring mirrored the rose shaped windows of gothic architecture, and the dark gems match our bride's striking features. The dress from Sash & Bustle was oh-so delicate and romantic. The gorgeous bouquet from Bloom & Co was the perfect balance of neutral & classic, yet wild and deconstructed. 

The gothic era was the source of inspiration for this session. This era was one which sought to broaden windows to bring more light into churches. I love the thought of a movement in art which seeks to create more light. 

I mean, sometimes you just need a castle to yourself right? 

 I am in love with how the whimsical, mid-summer romance combined with a moody European architecture. The end result is a gallery which I am proud to call timeless. 

Eli & Jose | Costa Rica Engagement Session

These two have the most beautiful, contagious love and generosity. It was an un-worldly experience to capture their engagement photos in Costa Rica. We stayed in a little cabin on a blackberry farm in the rain forest at the top of a mountain. We foraged their bouquet from the mountainside and woke up at the first light for the session. We had fresh blackberry milkshakes and hiked through the rain forest to "the mother tree".

I love the deep tones almost mysterious vibe to the session. It is super unique and I think that matches their love story pretty perfectly!

Praire Sunset Engagement | Emily & Jordan

These sweet two chose the beautiful Saskatchewan Landing for their engagement session. As you can probably gather from their perfectly coordinated outfits, Emily is an art director and photographer. We got super lucky with gorgeous golden light and beautiful weather for Mid-April in Canada. I love the way film captured this evening full of warmth, love, and light.

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Stay tuned for an overload of photographs from their stunning Toronto wedding!

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Lifestyle Studio Session | Artist Sarah Blake Henry

Sarah Henry is a painter based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She creates vivacious, colorful paintings that match her bubbly personality. In order to illustrate her creative process, she started a new painting from scratch for our session.

I personally wanted to experiment with different film stocks and lighting situations to create as lively and vibrant of photographs as possible. I shot this session on 35mm film and developed it at The Find Lab. I used Portra 800, Fuji 400H, and Delta 3200 film. I love the way the color and tone of film captured Sarah's beautiful work.