Toronto Fall Mini Sessions wrapped up this weekend and this lovely family made sure we wrapped in style! We found a spectacular tree that was bright orange and set to work playing in the leaves, making leaf angels (they are like snow angels, but way more colourful) and running around! (more…)
I am passionate about photography because of its power to tell a story and capture a mood. Perhaps it is my professional background in journalism, but the ability to document people’s unique stories is something that I have always believed to be an enormous privilege and honour.
So when these two lovebirds mentioned that they would like part of their Toronto engagement photoshoot to take place in a second-hand bookstore, surrounded by literature’s most beloved stories and romances, the hairs on the back of my neck bristled with excitement! Sweet, simple and stylish — this engagement session embodied absolutely everything that I love about my job! (more…)
Photographing dogs is always a dream. I’m a dog nerd through and through and deeply passionate about animal rescue, so when TEAM Dog Rescue asked me to run a fall photobooth to help raise money for their amazing rescue work, I jumped at the chance! Darling pupsters of all shapes and sizes came out for a pretty portrait in the fall colours. These are a few of the furry friends who came out for the photo fun! (more…)
What is the definition of a great engagement session? In my opinion, great engagement sessions are those that reflect the couple’s personality. We spent a great morning in this sun-speckled forest, surrounded by crimson and golden leaves, and set to work creating a sweet, simple and timeless engagement shoot that is focused entirely upon what matters — this beautiful couple and their story! (more…)
In case you didn’t know I adore animals. So whenever a family asks, “Can we bring our furbaby along to our shoot?” the answer is always a huge resounding YES! This lovely family of five came out this weekend for a morning photo session. We played with their cute pupster, we searched for acorns, we pretended to be dinosaurs and laughed our heads off! Nothing beats a genuine family photo session that is bursting with emotion and giggles! (more…)
Each year when I open up Toronto Fall Mini Sessions I want to write, “Bring me your babies to photograph in the fall colours!” Why? Because capturing little ones and their parents in the glorious fall foliage is just so sweetly magical! Little ones play in the leaves and goof around, parents and I laugh at their antics and darling family moments like this are captured to treasure forever! (more…)
Whenever a family includes its grandparents in a photo session, my heart swells! As someone who was especially close with a grandmother, capturing real moments between grandparents and their energetic grandchildren is always a powerful experience for me personally. I had a tremendous time with this fantastic family, running up and down the stairs, playing ‘guess the animal’ with the little ones, and generally goofing around! The results? Some sweet family fun! (more…)
Taking the time for professional family photos each year is a wonderful investment, because you get to see how your growing family changes annually. I have had the great pleasure of working with this young family for many years now and it is such a joy to see their darling boys grow! (more…)
What is it about fall that makes everything feel even more magical? I spent a fantastic afternoon with this lovely family on day one of Gooseberry’s Toronto Fall Mini Sessions. The sun was shining, the colours where crisp and the memories were wonderful. We fed some ducks, tossed pinecones and played peek-a-boo with a curious chipmunk. (more…)
Capturing a family’s different generations is always a wonderful time and I am an especially huge fan of when grandparents opt in for portraits with their grand-kiddies. Add a sprinkling of fall colour and lots of laughs and you have a glorious afternoon! (more…)
I can never get enough of working with young families. It is always a tremendous joy to witness that precious sibling bond in its earliest stages. These sweet brothers kept me super busy! We played the helicopter game, had an impromptu stick sword fight, played chase, goofed around and laughed a lot! Childhood — what a magical time. (more…)
You know what I really love? When people infuse bright and vibrant colour into their day-to-day wardrobe and this lovely lady’s outfit choice for her professional headshot session rocked my world! Vivacious, lively and bold — we grabbed a coffee and then got to work capturing some relaxed and authentic headshots to spruce up her online portfolio and resume! Now if you’ll excuse me, I must zip out and find something orange to wear today! (more…)
This sweet little sugar plum and her parents popped by the studio over the weekend for some cosy minimalist family portraits. Whenever I get to work with a bubbly baby and a doting family I can’t help but free deeply grateful. My work is filled with such joy thanks to warm people like these and I count my lucky stars every day to be able to capture precious memories in a timeless style to be cherished forever.
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This year I had the incredible opportunity to sponsor Blog Podium 2016 in Toronto as the official event photographer. Capturing the inspiring energy that was generated by a room filled with influencers, key note speakers and creative professionals was something akin to a dream assignment. The day was filled with laughter, fascinating insights into the blogging world, speed networking opportunities, flowers and workshops!
Perhaps one of my favourite moments from the day was stumbling upon The Tiffany Pratt discovering a stack of her freshly published book for the first time — it was a special moment to be sure! Although the day itself was rainy outside, the atmosphere inside St. James Cathedral Centre was intoxicating and one that I will remember for a long time to come.
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The only thing cuter than a squishy four-month-old baby is a squish four-month-old baby in flannel! This lovely family came out over the weekend for a crisp autumn photo session. We giggled, played peek-a-book and soaked up an afternoon’s worth of sunshine!
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Two years ago I was invited to capture this wonderful couple’s precious baby boy and this weekend I had the amazing experience of also photographing their second beautiful son. It was such fun watching this proud big brother interact with his new sibling, playmate and future fellow mischief maker! Soft, natural and full of love — everything a family session should be!
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My favourite part of shooting any wedding is the couple portraits part of the day. The ceremony is over, the stress is off and the couple melts into one another during their first few moments as newlyweds. It is always a sweet, serene and romantic moment and I always feel very lucky to be asked to capture these happy moments.
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Let’s frolic in the leaves! Whether you want to update your family photos, capture an awesome couple’s portrait (I’m looking at you newlyweds!), or celebrate your fur-baby, Fall Mini Sessions are a super fun way to keep the family album current and beautiful!
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