Spring Engagement Shoot in Waterloo, Ontario

The weather finally cooperated for this engagement shoot in Waterloo. We had to reschedule a couple of times, but one nice Sunday evening it was warm and sunny which is kind of rare for April. We went out with their dog Brady to a forest nearby and then headed to a little part of Waterloo that I've always wanted to shoot at.

Often I'll drive by places in the city and outside the city and daydream of shooting there. Briana and Dan were down to go wherever. After a short little pitstop at McDonald's, we just chilled on this beautiful green space and did our thing.

Dan asked, "Isn't this kind of weird for you?" And yea, engagement shoots are weird but as the night goes on you're actually just making new friends. My favourite part is seeing how they react to my guidance and how natural two people in love become when they're close to one another.

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Couple Sessions in Waterloo and Pennsylvania

annnnnd I'm back!

In the months of February, March and April I wasn't really shooting any weddings. I helped out a few local photographers (shoutout to Anne Edgar Photography and Jen Linfield Photography) but none of my own. So that meant I could either sit around and scroll on my phone all day, or just start asking people if they want their photos taken. 

My sister Clara and her husband John never got official engagement photos. We kept saying we would do them, but they were in a long distance relationship which made it hard for timing. So because this past February was abnormally warm, we went out one late afternoon to Columbia Lake and did an post wedding photos. It's never too late to get photos of you and your partner!

So even early this month, while visiting my fiance in Pennsylvania, I hung out with a few of his co-workers and took photos of them. Both couples have been married now for a few years and never had professional photos done. It was so fun to just do it without the pressure of "THESE ARE FOR OUR WEDDING INVITATIONS SO THEY BETTER BE GOOD". Instead, it was just us hanging out in cute places like Bellefonte, Pennysylvania, and Canoe Creek State Park, Pennsylvania. I like the challenge of shooting in a new place, playing with the landscape and the light.

Less of me rambling so we can take a look at these beautiful people.

Enjoy!

An update and some photos!

It's been a while since I've blogged. The truth is, I've been quietly working on building my instagram portfolio and trying to revamp my whole website (as you can see it has changed!)

The year has been an interesting one so far. I no longer have a part-time job (scary but exciting), I've met some really awesome local photographers who have been super supportive and I've been in the thick of planning my own wedding. There are some days where freelancing is really frustrating. I still work here and there for news outlets, but I think working alone really gets to you. I think when I was in school I was surrounded by a lot of photographers. When I was at my internships at newspapers I was also surrounded by some strong photographers. So I'm thankful for the little community that I'm building, even if it's a bit out of my normal environment.

Enough about me. Today I want to share some photos from the most recent engagement and wedding I did of a sweet Bolivian-Indian couple. The two met at the University of Windsor so we went back there to do some engagement photos.

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The wedding was a beautiful Hindu wedding to honour the groom's family and his upbringing. I had the wonderful Jamie accompany me for the day. Strangely, though it was in January, all the snow had melted away. It was a full day with lots of laughs and good Indian food!
 

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Danielle & Ben - Elora Gorge, Ontario {Engagement 10.22.2016}

Yay! I'm on a roll right now. 
In October I spent an afternoon with Danielle & Ben for their fall engagement shoot. They chose a spot they often visited during their university days. I loved discovering Elora and it's small little nooks it has. The trees and old buildings were beautiful. 

Danielle & Ben were great to be around. They were naturals and didn't really need me to guide them. I'm excited to be with them for their wedding day.

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