Hello everyone! I hope you’re all enjoying your weekend so far ☺️
I’m going to be honest, this week has been hard for my family. I lost my great uncle. He was the absolute sweetest and most humble man that I’ve ever met. He never got angry and he never raised his voice.
He definitely was a family man. He loves his nieces and nephews like they were his own. Growing up as long as I can remember he always gave me a toonie, every single time. I called him my toonie uncle. I always pictured him being there on my wedding day, sadly that won’t be the case. However he will be there in spirit and that is the next best thing.
I was lucky enough that I was able to place a toonie on his casket before the sealed everything. It was my turn to give him a toonie for the last time.
My family is hurting but the love and support we have for each other is incredible and hearing stories about him & his past made me feel so much better.
During the service I held onto that toonie and I have never felt so much comfort. From holding a toonie? Isn’t that crazy. In a way I felt like he was there with me.
This week/weekend has been filled with spending time with family and honestly, I need it. This upcoming week I will be camping until Friday so I am going to unplug, unwind and connect with my family and in the moment.
Thank you to all of those who have read this far. I will be responding to all emails next Saturday. ✨
5 146 hours ago
HAPPY SATURDAY my friends - AKA wedding day for those of us that work in the wedding industry. I have a sneak peek for you from the beautiful Cecelia&Anthony married this past long weekend.
Backyard wedding dreams 💛.
I have the weekend off. My last free weekend until November 🤯. So I’m over here still in my pjs, feet up on the couch and starting Mind Hunter on Netflix (anyone watch that?). It feels weird to just be chillin’ in the morning, but I kinda like it lol.
Have a wonderful weekend!
These adorable folks invited us to hang out with them along one of their favourite walking paths, we even got to see their sweet canoe skills AND meet their pup! (Counting it a huge career win that 99% of our engagement sessions this year have included a pooch!) There may have also been some sparkles involved..but you’ll have to wait for the next series of photos to drop cause insta doesn’t want to let me over share 😉
Ever had one of those 11:11/dimes everywhere/white feathers in your way days? Ellen & Kevin’s wedding day was one of those. What was even weirder was realizing at the end of detail shots I had been placing their rings next to the ‘Montague’s’ in this book without knowing it; it’s our mothers maiden name.
GUESS WHAT!?! Valentina and Didier's beautiful @stonefields_estate wedding has been featured on @theknot!!! We loved creating these floral bridesmaid hoops for the girls and greenery wreath boutonnieres for the guys!! (I'll have to post a photo of those soon)! Thank you @stephaniemasonphotographyandco for capturing this pretty day and submitting their beautiful wedding story to The Knot!
11 10816 August, 2019
Looking forward to the weekend like 👀
Can’t help but be completely in love with the love of these two ❤️Sending the grandest loving congratulations to Mike & Kaylee - the kind of lovers who get married in the midst of the trees🌿 The two of you are one of the kindest, most peaceful, nature loving couple I have ever met.✨
This wedding was extra special to capture, as we were surrounded by friends and my partner photographer, was no one other than my real life partner (@bigbambi.ca)📸
Thank you two for trusting in me to capture your love xox ❤️❤️
4 6516 August, 2019
🏌️✨💖 ‘da boyz 💪🏼⛳️
2 13616 August, 2019
Someone said it was Black & White Week. Works for me 😎 Here's Catherine looking regal earlier this summer.
It's crazy to think I shoot & edit thousands upon thousands of images each summer and share so few of them. Well one things for sure - you'll definitely be seeing these two a few more times in the next few weeks. .
Congratulations to my babe @itsjacquiek for the launch of Billie the Beauty Bus!! 🚌 I’m so excited for you and can’t wait to see how it goes! All of the champagne and celebrations to you babe, you’re killing it! 🥂🍾 So glad I came out to the launch and didn’t let this stupid cold keep me home.
Got beer in a cooler bag, tent in the Thule and wilderness on the horizon. ✌
What are your weekend plans??
4 3916 August, 2019
When your hair is on point the rest of the day is bound to be perfect! 📸😍
1 1616 August, 2019
FUN • PLAYFUL • SEXY ... Captured on their property and a local tree farm, to test the backdrops for wedding photos. I cannot wait for wedding day with these two a little later this year. Stay tuned!! If these images speak to you, and you'd like a set of your own visit us online to book a session. https://amgphoto.com/contact/
Wine on a rooftop at sunset is guaranteed a romantic setting❤️🍷
3 1716 August, 2019
cheers to Friday 🙌🏻🥂
It has been such a busy week for me with an engagement session, family session, maternity session and 5 newborns!!! (you can meet all the babies/twins over at @rachaeljamesphoto ). I’m thoroughly going to enjoy kicking my feet up tonight for some downtime before tomorrow’s wedding!
happy Friday, friends!!
14 4816 August, 2019
Mon amour pour toi est un voyage qui commence toujours et se termine jamais.
1 1216 August, 2019
Getting married on a boat with all closed ones and enjoy the Montreal International Fireworks Festival at the same time ✨😍
Oh and we even had the chance to dance under the stars (or more exactly the Jacques Cartier bridge and romantic string lights) on some amazing songs the couple had selected!
Now I need to ask them their playlist 🤪
20 8416 August, 2019
I have a thing for hands. Not like some weird fetish but I find them beautiful and fascinating. Each and every one are so different and they can really tell a story. I will often photograph them whether it’s dad’s hand on his daughter’s back during a first dance, an aunt taking a peak at her nephews new wedding band or a bride delicately arranging her veil...
My grandmother passed away in June and unfortunately, I wasn’t able to attend her funeral last weekend because I had a wedding (missing personal and important events is common for us photographers so don’t feel bad but know that we are dedicated and care for you like you are our own). While taking a look at some photos, I discovered that one of the last ones I took of her was of her hands holding my son. Her wrinkles were a plenty, her fingers bending in different directions and veins protruding. She didn’t have to explain, and you didn’t have to ask - they just told so much about her life. Without uttering a word, they showed the triumphs and the struggles, the sacrifices and the perseverance.
I didn’t know a ton about my nanny and although she could remember just about everything of her 99 years on earth she often sat back quietly taking it all in.
I’ll forever be thankful that I took that photo to remind me of the marvellous and wise woman that she was...
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We had so much fun at Veronica + Josh’s wedding this past weekend. A day filled with horses, motorbikes, beautiful people and stormy skies.
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IT’S OFFICIAL. We’re married and MOVING!
I got offered a job as a Graphic Designer at Liberty University in Virginia, USA. I’m starting my visa application today. It’s been the craziest God story us getting married and moving. I’d love to share it sometime and might throw it up on a blog post.
We move August 14th. What the heck!? Only a week to get this train moving.
Cody is finishing his last year of school and after that we’ll be back for the summer weddings I’ve booked.
Still booking 2020 weddings but no longer booking for the remainder of 2019. Hopefully will still be taking some pictures though so don’t go anywhere.
Thank you everyone for your support and giving me the privilege of capturing your moments. It’s been such a blessing working for myself the past 8 months.
- @marycalotesphoto took this photo of us. I can’t wait to share more!
12 1697 August, 2019
Monday evening was 🔥with Kristina & Kevin. Also the way the light hits the water makes this look like a painting and I’m in love.