Enoch Turner Schoolhouse Winter Wedding

Joelle + Mike

What a fantastic winter wedding Joelle and Mike had at the historic Enoch Turner Schoolhouse in downtown Toronto!

The weather gods were smiling on these two as it was a beautiful day for a winter wedding and we were only cold for about 20 minutes.

The day started at the beautiful historic King Edward Hotel in Toronto with the girls and the guys getting ready in separate suites. I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again, that I love this arrangement for the morning. It simplifies and the schedule so much and lets everyone relax.

Although I will say Joelle and her girls had a WAY nicer room than the guys. :)

Joelle and Mike decided to have a first look which is always a great idea for winter weddings because we’re fighting that early sunset and if we can get pictures out of the way it makes life easier for everyone. After our first location for the first look was a bust we headed outside to do it in front of the hotel. From there we jumped in an Uber (the only way to travel downtown) and headed over to the Distillery District to my super-secret-no-permit-required-because-its-just-across-the-street shooting location. We hit a bit of a wind tunnel and this was honestly the only time we were cold all day!

From there we headed over to St Lawrence Market for some more pictures… this is actually where Mike proposed so it was great to visit somewhere that they had a connection to. Both families met up at Enoch Turner School house for some family pictures and then it was on the ceremony.

Following the ceremony (wedding flowers by Coriander Girl) Joelle and Mike went a little outside the box for dinner and had some amazing food stations for a cocktail like dinner. I usually get to eat pretty well but anytime you give me flank steak with bacon bit infused mashed potatoes I’m a very happy camper. Their caterer, En Ville, did an amazing job. The speeches followed dinner and were really great and touching.

Joelle and Mike took the dance floor for their first dance and were then followed by Mike’s grandparents doing a waltz before the dance floor opened up for the party!

Thanks again to Joelle and Mike (and their amazing friends and family!) for having me be a part of their special day.

You can see some of my favourite pictures above and the full wedding slideshow below.


Archeo Winter Wedding

Anne + Tim

Lunch time weddings… why has no one told me about these before? They might be my new favourite thing!

Anne and Tim had a beautiful winter wedding at some of my favourite wedding spots in Toronto…. the Intercontinental Yorkville, Trinity Chapel at the University of Toronto and Archeo in the Distillery District.

Began the day nice and early (unavoidable with a 10am ceremony!) at the Intercontinental Yorkville Toronto hotel with the Anne and her friends and family as they all got ready for the wedding. Since the hotel was so close to the wedding chapel, Anne decide to she could easily walk there. Luckily the polar vortex had ended the day before so it was only a respectable -5 for the walk over. Anne also made the very wise decision to no wear her dress for the walk and instead get dressed at the chapel.

The ceremony went great even with a reluctant (but still adorable!) flower girl leading the way for Anne to walk with her mother down the aisle. Trinity Chapel is one of the most beautiful wedding venues in all of Toronto but it does have some strict conditions on photographing there but even with those conditions I managed to great some great shots and even made it up to the balcony for some nice scenic shots of the ceremony.

After the ceremony we hung around for some family pictures and then we all headed down the the Distillery District for some pictures with just Anne and Tim…. and their adorable dog! Anne and her friends also have this great tradition of a leather jacket with ‘Just Married’ bedazzled (???) on the back that they pass down from wedding to wedding!

The reception was great, the staff at Archeo always do an amazing job! The reception featured some great speeches and a fantastic sprinkle cake as requested by Tim!

You can see some of my favourite wedding pictures above and the full wedding slideshow below.

Toronto Reference Library New Years Eve Wedding

Andrea + Rob

Andrea and Rob had an amazing New Year’s Eve wedding at the Toronto Reference Library in Downtown Toronto! The Toronto Reference Library is one of my favourite venues! (check out Noor + John’s wedding there!)

I love the idea of New Years weddings… let’s face it, if you get invited to one then you have to do zero planning. Big fancy dinner, dancing, midnight celebrations… it’s all taken care of for you. And Andrea and Rob did a fantastic job planing a great evening for all their friends and family.

Another bonus, at least for me, for new years weddings is it’s usually a later start. :) I met up with Andrea and her bridesmaids at her suite at the Fours Seasons Hotel in Toronto’s Yorkville neighbourhood. Bonus points that it was so close to the Toronto Reference Library we could see it out the window!

After some time spent photographing the girls I Uber’d it over to see Rob at his best man’s condo to document them getting ready.

We had an amazing first look amongst the bookshelves of the Toronto Reference Library followed up with some portrait time. The wedding ceremony was held in the main space of the library but they had a completely different layout than I’ve ever seen there. Instead of one aisle leading to the alter, they had a central alter with two aisles leading up to it and guests in all for quadrants (this is probably making no sense).

Rob and his side came down the one aisle and Andrea made an amazing entrance descending down the glass elevator and then walking up the aisle arm in arm with her father. After the ceremony it was some family pictures, a fun receiving line and then straight into dinner!

Andrea + Rob went with a buffet for dinner and chose to have different dishes from around the world as well as Canadian favourites…. I rarely get to eat so well at a wedding!

Speeches and dancing rounded out the evening all leading up to the big midnight countdown featuring all the usual hats and horns as well as a big confetti drop!

You can check out my favouring photographs from Andrea + Rob’s wedding up above as well as they full wedding slideshow below.

You can also check out their fun, urban Toronto engagement pictures here.

Langdon Hall Wedding Open House

A wedding venue open house at Langdon Hall in Cambridge, Ontario.

Join me on January 27th from 10-4pm for Langdon Hall’s annual wedding open house!

Langdon Hall is my all time favourite venue, it’s truly the best in class in all of Ontario. Located on a quite country road outside of Cambridge and just minutes from the 401 it’s the perfect spot to have a ‘destination wedding’ right here in Southwestern Ontario.

The event is free for everyone and you’ll even get to sample some food from the legendary kitchen! You’ll be able to meet me, the staff at Langdon Hall and some other great vendors that can make your wedding dreams a reality!

Check out some of my favourite weddings from over the years I’ve photographed at Langdon Hall:


Angelica + Luke’s autumn wedding at Langdon Hall.

Alex + Bobby’s Langdon Hall wedding.

Sharlene + Greg’s intimate Langdon Hall Wedding in the Colonel Langdon room!

Teressa + Roberts Langdon Hall Wedding.

Ontario Theatre Photography

The Community Players Of New Hamburg

Twice a year I help out my local community theatre company with pictures and for this years fall show The Community Players put on a brilliant production of Noises Off. Past shows have included 12 Angry Men and Dial M for Murder.

They really went all out this year o the production side, creating a massive rotating stage to show both the front and back of the ‘theatre’ in the play. And the second act, which had almost no spoken lines, was a brilliantly choreographed series of gags, slamming doors and prat falls.

In spring 2019 The Community Players are pleased to announce they will be performing Hunchback of Notre Dame!

Paris Wedding at the Dominion Telegraph Event Centre

Coral + Stephen

Coral and Stephen had an amazing autumn wedding at the Dominion Telegraph and Event Centre in Paris, Ontario.

The girls started off in a beautiful suite at the Arlington Hotel, with is right across the street from the venue in Paris, which makes sense the Arlington Hotel owns the Dominion Telegraph Event Centre!

Fun fact about the Dominion Telegraph Event Centre… and it’s name is a big clue. Everyone knows that Alexander Graham Bell made his call from Brantford but he had to call somewhere right? And that place was here to his assistant! Pretty cool huh?

Anyways before I go too much farther I wanted to give a huge shoutout to two of the best hair and makeup people Iv’e ever worked with! Melissa + Brittani from Pretty Please Makeover Me did such an amazing job. They were quick, efficient and most of all made the girls look even more amazing!

Once the everyone was ready we headed across the street to the Dominion Telegraph Event Centre for the wedding ceremony which was officiated by Mike from As You Like it. The ceremony was great and finished off with Stephen dancing his way around Coral and then the two of them running under and arch formed by their wedding party!

We did some family and formal portraits around the venue, including their amazing riverfront terrace, and then wandered the beautiful downtown for a few more.

The rest of the night was great with amazing food, great speeches and a DJ who kept everyone on the dance floor last into the night!

You can see some of my favourite wedding pictures at the top of this post and the full wedding slideshow below. If you have the password, you can see their full wedding gallery at this link.

Waterloo Family Photography

Willard Family

Here are some of my favourite pictures from a recent family photography session in RIM Park in Waterloo, Ontario.

I photographed Elizabeth & Ben’s wedding years ago (don’t ask, I feel old!) and it was great to see them again and all their amazing kids!

Hessenland Inn Wedding

Alex + Colton


These two must have some good connections upstairs… their wedding day was a gorgeous one bookended by some really crappy weather. This worked out great since Alex + Colton had a beautiful outdoor ceremony on the ground of the Hessenland Inn. We even lucked out with a beautiful sunset for some nice golden hour portraits!

Alex had both of the tower rooms above the Couch House to get everyone ready for the big day while the boys had the front house to relax in. Once everyone was ready, Alex had a big first look with her dad in the orchard and then we all headed off to the wedding ceremony in front of the waterfall.

Two of the cutest kids were the ring bearer and flower girl and they did an amazing job (it can be hit or miss!)

For portraits locations we were really spoiled. Right of the bat the the grounds at the Hessenland Inn are amazing but they’ve added vineyards and an amazing patch of sunflowers. We also had access to their private beach!

The reception was great, with some really heartfelt speeches and of course an amazing meal! Liz and her staff always provide amazing service, making every guest feel like part fo the family.

A couple of highlights from the reception… The grandparents dancing and celebrating their anniversary and Alex’s brother shaving his leg and pulling switch on a blindfolded Colton for the garter toss.

You can check out Rebecca + Jeff’s amazing wedding at the Hessenland Inn over here!

I had an amazing Goderich engagement session with Alex + Colten you should check out too!

If you have the password, you can see the full gallery of wedding pictures from Alex + Coltons wedding over on my proofing website.

Goderich Engagement Pictures

Alex + Colton 

I've gotten behind a little on the blogging but figured I should probably blog Alex + Colton's amazing Goderich engagement session before their wedding in a couple days.  :)

I don't think I had ever actually been to Goderich (maybe I flew in there once?) but I have to say it's a beautiful town and held a special place in Alex's heart as she spend summers as a kid up here.  We met up at a public beach right around sunset for a nice golden hour session.   We had some plans to to another few places but honestly it was so great where we were and sometimes I like the challenge of trying to squeeze every photographic drop out of a single location. 

We started off heading out onto a rocky pier and I proceeded to break my sandals within the first 5 minutes... in my defence, I heard 'beach shoot' and assumed I'd be barefoot for most of it.  :)

From there it was just a matter of waiting for time and clouds for some perfect light.

Alex + Colton are getting married this fall at the amazing Hessenland Inn on the shores of Lake Huron in Southwestern Ontario.

Check out Rebecca + Jeff's wedding at the Hessenland Inn from a couple years ago!