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Langdon Hall Winter Wedding

Amanda + Rob

Amanda + Rob had a beautiful wedding at the always amazing Langdon Hall in Cambridge, Ontario.

It was a nice relaxing later start to the day in the beautiful bridal suites at Langdon Hall with Amanda and her sister having their hair and make up done.  Making things really easy on me, always a plus but not always a reality, Rob got ready in the room right beside Amanda's!

They deciding to have a first look before their wedding ceremony so they could get all their pictures done ahead of time and before it got dark... but we still went out for some great portraits after dark too!

Once we finished up with portraits of the wedding party and the families it was time for the
ceremony which was held outside in the beautiful new outdoor Summer House that was part of Langdon Hall's recent additions.  Don't worry though, everyone kept warm surrounded by space heaters and snuggled in fleece blankets.

The ceremony was officiated by the good folks at Kettle Creek Weddings who always do a great job.  It's always great working with them!

Unfortunately, Rob's mother broke her leg a week before the wedding and was unable to fly out from the west coast but I though it was a really nice touch that they set up a live stream so they could watch the ceremony and still be a part of everything.

Cocktails after the wedding ceremony were held in the new Firshade Room and then everyone headed up to the Orchard Room for the wedding reception where Amanda & Rob were introduced and a beautifully choreographed first dance.

Every wedding I see something new and this time it was the kissing game... you know the type, you have to do something to get the bride and groom to kiss instead of clinking glasses.  This time it was 'Mean Tweets' and let me say that their guests came up with some good ones that they forced Amanda + Rob to read.  :)

At this point I shouldn't have to say that the food at Langdon Hall was amazing as well as the service.

Amanda + Rob are big karaoke fans so it was inevitable that everyone was singing during their reception... I'm not going to lie, I've heard better versions of Piano Man.  :)

You can see my favourite wedding photographs from Amanda & Rob's wedding up above and their full Langdon Hall wedding slideshow below.

 

Langdon Hall Wedding

Alex + Bobby

This was such a great little intimate wedding at Langdon Hall!  

Alex and Bobby were joined by some of their closest friends and family for the ceremony and then dinner in the Colonel Langdon room at Langdon Hall in Cambridge, Ontario.  As you would expect, the food at Langdon Hall is second to none.  The presentations are a work of art!

In a former life, Bobby was an assistant OHL coach so it wasn't really a surprise to anyone there that he had the staff at Langdon Hall set up a TV during dinner so they could all watch some World Cup of Hockey!   They even had a custom hockey stick made up with their wedding date and his team colours on it!

It was a beautiful autumn day and we got an amazing sunset for pictures.    

I really love shooting these smaller, intimate weddings at Langdon Hall!

One from the Portfolio...

This is the second part in a continuing series called 'One from the Portfolio' where I explain a little of the background of some of my favourite wedding photographs.  

You can see the first image in the series here.

I love this image is from Lisa + Greg's wedding at Whistle Bear Golf Club.  

I was photographing the wedding party and looking for something a little different and decided to put them all up on a nearby ridge (I think the chip & putt was on the other side).  

I had taken a few frames and was just about to wrap things up when their flower girl (and their daughter!) decided she had had enough and walked down the hill towards me.  Never one to give up on a shot, I kept shooting and wound up with this image that was way better than the ones with everyone up on the ridge.  

I love the flower girls expression and the fact that the picture is about her now and the wedding party is out of focus and is just a supporting element in the picture.

Tobermory Wedding Photographer

Joohee + Joel

I hope you enjoyed the pictures from Joohee + Joel's rehearsal!  And now it's time for the wedding post!

I've been to the Tobermory area a bunch of times so when I got an email from Joohee + Joel I was really excited to be going up there for a wedding!  We decided to make a little family trip out of it and rented a cottage for the week!

Joohee is originally from Korea and her family made the trip over to Canada for the wedding which was great!  I really like weddings where it's two cultures coming together.  You get to see the differences but even better you get to see all the similarities in the cultures.

Joel's mom has a beautiful property right on the water outside of town (little bit jealous) so everyone gathered there in the morning to start the day.  There were actually two wedding ceremonies, the first one was in the morning right on the windy waters edge with Joohee and Joel wearing traditional Korean wedding dress.

This wedding also had a first for me... a break in the middle of the day!   So I met up with the wife and kids for lunch before the second afternoon backyard ceremony with everyone changed into traditional western wedding attire.

We hung around for a nice cocktail hour and some pictures we then loaded up the school bus and headed into town for the reception at the Tobermory Community Centre.  I know many photographers out there would shudder at the thought of shooting a wedding at a community centre but I loved it.   So much of my photography is about the emotions, moments and people at a wedding that it really doesn't matter to me what the venue looks like.   Plus, the decorator did a fantastic job making the community hall look great!

Check out some of my favourite pictures from this Tobermory wedding above and the full slideshow below.

Copper Creek Wedding

Olivia + David

Here's a great wedding I shot at Copper Creek Golf Club just north of Toronto.

Olivia and Davide actually live in Dubai so other than a phone call before the wedding I didn't get to meet them until the big day.  But it really didn't matter since Olivia + David, and their families, are some of the friendliest people you'll ever meet!

During the reception, the wedding in the room the next door was kind enough to provide a full fireworks display for us!

Enjoy some of my favourite images from the day above as well as the full slideshow below!

 

Hesseland Inn Wedding Photographer

Rebecca + Jeff

Rebecca & Jeff's wedding at the Hessenland Inn on the shores of Lake Huron was one of my favourite weddings of the year!

Rebecca was a bridesmaid from Nicole + Bobby's wedding last year so there was an automatic comfort level for all of us working together!  Plus, we did some great engagement pictures you can see here.

It was my first time photographing a wedding at the Hessenland Inn and I have to say it's an amazing venue.  The reception room is an old stone barn and the bridal suite is in the converted silo with amazing views!

After everyone was ready and looking great, we headed across the grounds for an outdoor wedding ceremony.  The weather forecast hadn't been looking great all day, and there was a brief moment it looked like we might be getting wet during the ceremony, but my lucky habits foot worked again and it blew past us.

Hessenland Inn has access to a great beach so after some portraits with the families and the wedding party I took Rebecca + Jeff down there for some portraits of just the two of them.

The reception had everything... great speeches, great food, great party, great tornado.... Yep.

The weather held out out for the ceremony and pictures but once the reception started it was a full blown thunderstorm for most of the night.  At one point, during one of the fathers speeches the normal sounds of rain, thunder & lighting were replaced by about 15 seconds of a loud roar.   We all kind of paused and looked up, half expecting the roof to come flying off but it quickly passed.  The worst of the damage was several big trees on the property knocked down!

You can see some of my favourite wedding photographs from their wedding above as well as the full wedding slideshow below!


Windsor Wedding Photography

Lesley + Drew

I made the long drive down the 401 for Lesley + Drew's autumn wedding in Windsor, Ontario.

Lesley and Drew got ready in houses just down the road from each other... literally!  Lesley and Drew's house is only 3 doors down from her parents!

The wedding ceremony was held at the Fogolar Furlan and then we headed out for some portraits at the Windsor waterfront and Willistead Park.

You can see some of my favourite images from their wedding as well as the full wedding slideshow below!

Stratford Bruce Hotel Wedding

Josh + Paul

Small, intimate weddings are definitely becoming some of my favourites and Josh + Paul's wedding at the Bruce Hotel in Stratford, Ontario was no exception.   

First off, the new Bruce Hotel is amazing and dinner was easily one of the best meals I've ever had in my life.  So there's that.   And then the wedding itself was great.  Josh + Paul helped each other get ready which was really nice and started the whole day off on a really relaxed vibe.   After a quick ceremony, we headed out onto the patio for a toast and cocktails.   Being  a smaller, intimate wedding the guests were those that were really important in Josh + Paul's life and it really showed in the emotions and connections between everyone.

You can check out some of my favourite wedding images above and the complete wedding slideshow below!

Wedding Bells 30 Most Inspring Wedding Photographers

Yesterday I got an email from Wedding Bells Magazine that I have been chosen as one of their 30 Most Inspiring Wedding Photographers of 2015.  I honestly had no idea this was in the works so I was beyond surprised.  It was such an honour to see my name alongside so many other fantastically talented wedding photographers from across Canada.

While it's amazing to have my wedding photography work recognized in the industry, I know this wouldn't have happened without my wedding clients allowing me to be a part of their day.  To them I am eternally thankful. 

 Check out my spot on the list of Most Inspiring Photographers here as well as the full list.