2016 Year in Review

Having just recently completed my first full year in business and with the back to school season in full swing, now is the perfect time to look back and reflect. This past year I had the privilege of documenting countless memories, and in the process was fortunate enough to meet some seriously beautiful people along the way! Each of which deserve some big thank you's!

Thank you to my clients, without you this crazy dream of mine would not be possible. Thank you to my mentors within the industry for your constant encouragement and guidance. Thank you to my mentors outside of the industry for pretending to understand wedding lingo, shutter speeds, and bokeh, while offering much needed advice regarding taxes and accounting. Thank you to my family and friends for your numerous referrals and acting as my personal cheerleaders. Lastly, thank you to my parents for inspiring me every single day as you continue to demonstrate what true love looks like! 

The friendships, relationships and connections that I have made and maintained over the past year have been invaluable to my life, both business and personal. I am truly so appreciative! There is something to be said for loving what you do each and every day. I am so fortunate to have found my niche within the wedding and lifestyle photography industry. Having the opportunity to create memories for couples and families that will be treasured for years to come is something I am honoured to be a part of. 

I cannot wait to see what year 2 brings! 

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Katie & Daniel | Niagara Anniversary Session

Meet Katie and Daniel, two of the most genuine and kind humans I have ever met. This couple has been married for 1 year, and it is plain to see in the way that they look at one another that their love has only matured and grown since they tied the knot!

Now for the details, when planning this anniversary session Katie had the idea to surprise Daniel with not only the entire session, but also with her choice of clothing. It had been decided that upon their arrival at Balls Falls, while I tested the lighting in a secluded location with Daniel, Katie would  sneak off to "use the washroom," while really changing into her stunning wedding dress and flower crown. Other than having to dress in my car as opposed to a washroom (with help from my amazing assistant), things went seamlessly! Daniel was surprised and overjoyed when a teary eyed Katie appeared behind him in her wedding dress. The plan was a huge success, which I fully realized when shortly after the surprise Daniel commented, "I feel the same way that I felt on our wedding day!"

Take a peak at some of my favourites from their romantic surprise session!