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TORONTO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER: GETTING READY

toronto-wedding-photographer-getting-ready toronto-wedding-photographer-getting-ready-part-2My favourite part of any wedding is the getting ready process. Excitement and nerves blended with the giddy effects of caffeine and champagne bubbles charge the atmosphere. Electrifying friendships that have held true for years upon years generate non-stop laughter and just as many happy tears.

Every other moment, whether applying lipstick, wrestling with hairspray, completing the mandatory ‘breast test’ of any strapless gown or lacing up the dress, becomes a picture perfect moment softened by the ripple of soft white fabric.

Getting ready photos never fail to capture the emotional omelette that is the reality of any bride’s wedding day and I am always beyond moved when invited to capture these raw moments. Contact me today to inquire about your wedding!

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TORONTO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER: HOW TO PHOTOGRAPH WEDDING RINGS

toronto-wedding-photographer-ringsWhenever I am lucky enough to photograph somebody’s wedding, I like to spend a little extra time on the ring shots. I do this for two reasons. Firstly, once the words ‘I do’ are uttered these rings will never be removed from the hand again. Secondly, a lot of time (and money!) goes into choosing the perfect ring, so it seems like a shame to simply snap one picture and move on.

My personal preference is to style the rings with something that is sentimental to the couple. For example, with this particular pairing I used rustic elements, such as tree branches, wood and picket fences, because the couple loved the outdoors and were having a country wedding.

If you’re photographing wedding or engagement rings and aren’t sure where to begin, try thinking about these three tips:

1. Keep the shot simple and uncluttered so that focus is entirely on the pieces.
2. Experiment with different surfaces, such as tile, wood and even sand to see how different colours and contrasts makes the jewelry pop.
3. Use a shallow F-stop when photographing jewelry so that you can really call attention to the fine details, like the stone (or stones!)

Email me today to book your wedding photos!

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‘BLOOMING BEAUTY’ IN OTTAWA STYLE SUMMER 2013

I am pleased to unveil my latest photography and writing project titled “Blooming Beauty,” published in the Summer 2013 edition of Ottawa Citizen Style Magazine — out today! The piece is all about bold beauty looks inspired by some of summer’s most beautiful flowers.

Be sure to pick up your copy today for the complete article so you can learn how to create each of these beauty looks!

{Photography and styling by me. Makeup by Tasia Richards. Model Julis Nonkes from MIM.}

MINI MASTERMIND

Photographing this little man was a wonderful afternoon! He had such serious expressions for one so wee and this shot in particular stole my heart. He looks like he is plotting all sorts of grand things!

MAKEUP SHOOT SNEAK PEEK

A very small sneak peek of a project that will be published in the Ottawa Style Summer 2013. Don’t you just love flowers?

Makeup by Tasia Richards. Model Julia Nonces from MIM.