Peter & Nelly’s wedding was a wonderful day, and the rain that we were worried about, stayed away! I had such a blast in my 36th week of pregnancy, taking pictures with the wonderful Kristin Peereboom as my second shooter (check her gorgeous work out here!). Capturing my sister in law’s wedding day was special, as I got to share the whole day with her and her man. The ceremony had some special music in it, from all of the siblings to the couple, a song Nel wrote for Peter that she sang, and Peter sang a song to her as well. We were all so happy to have the last sibling married (on my husband’s side), and to a godly man. We took the couple’s portraits in Ancaster, and their afternoon reception was at the Ancaster Fairgrounds. I loved the bubble exit, and all of the happiness this day contained. So excited to see how God will lead them as they begin their lives together in Portugal.
After a deep but whirlwind relationship, these two are getting married!! Nelly is a close sister-in-law to me – and Peter will soon be a brother in law! Nelly was living in Japan as full time missionary, when God brought Peter (a missionary in Portugal!) into her life. They did a ton of Skype, emails, and FaceTime for a couple months, before finally meeting here in Canada in February. After a few weeks together, they were engaged and planning a wedding for the end of June! It was super exciting for everyone to see them getting married. When Peter finally made it back to Ontario a couple weeks before the wedding, we slotted out a bit of time for some pictures of the two of them before their wedding – and had lots of fun together. They were super easy going with this shoot – and I treasured that time I had with them. I’ll miss Nelly once again, as she moves to Portugal after they’re married to continue serving the Lord together – but so happy for them!e
This girl finished University this spring, so we celebrated with a photo shoot! So proud of Shantel and her hard work over these last 5 years. We did some pictures in the country as well as downtown Brantford – I loved being able to just walk around there and do some different stuff. She’s a beautiful young woman with joy and heart for others. Looking forward to seeing how God will direct her with her teaching degree!tel
Jennifer emailed me around December last year, and scheduled a family portrait session for her mom, as a Christmas gift. Isn’t that just a great idea?! So, as the weather finally got warm, and we got the leaves out, we finally met for that special picture evening. 🙂 Jeff and Cathy are a great couple, and Jenn and Jeremy the perfect young adult models for me. 🙂 I always enjoy getting to know a family a bit during a session, and chatting with them about their lives. They even brought their cute dog Gibson along, and he got in some of the family pictures! Enjoy these four (plus one dog!) and their summer “Christmas” session.
This girl I’ve known for a few years, and when she contacted me about doing her pictures for her 16th birthday, I was excited. 🙂 She has a beautiful smile and laugh, and we were able to capture both in her shoot! We met at App’s Mill and had fun with her mom and younger sister tagging along. She is a lovely girl, and I look forward to seeing how God will direct her life!
Weddings – I love shooting them, and being in the middle of a crazy awesome day with such wonderful people! But as I can’t do them often, and will have to do them less as my own personal family life gets fuller, I’ll just remember these special and beautiful moments – like this day with Daniel and Rachel. These two were such a great couple to be with – I’ve known Daniel for a while, and appreciate his fun and caring heart, so getting to spend the day with both of them was wonderful. You could tell how much Rachel was loved by those around her, and what a sweetheart she is!
While the groom had his pictures at his family farm, there were 10 plus girls in the couple’s cute little apartment getting ready for this big day! These two had their first look at a lovely park in Kitchener – as well as getting all their pictures done with their 16 person bridal party! It was at high noon with not a lot of shade, but me and my awesome second shooter Chantelle, had a blast! (Check out her beautiful work here!)
Kayla came for some 9 month old pictures, and brought her older siblings too. So we did some of all them together, and then some individually – because when you have four kids dressed up and looking nice at the same time, you better take advantage of it! Alyssa – the mom – is a cousin of ours, so we got to have a little chat in between smiles and laughs with the kids. That is one extra blessing in photography – even apart from getting the cute shots – is that I get to catch up, or get to know some pretty wonderful people while doing something fun! Yes, sometimes, I have to work super hard for smiles, and there are times, I won’t even get that “happy happy” look on a kiddo’s face- but that’s okay…because every child is different, and going through various stages of life – and I want to capture where they are now – and it’s all pretty beautiful! Enjoy these sweet foursome.
This brown eyed little guy was fun to work with! At three months old, he was pretty solid and strong – not to mention just adorable… and just look at his hair! His mom knew just how to quickly style it before we started taking these pictures. We just had fun taking some shots until Princeton was hungry and finished with the camera. 🙂 He’s pretty loved and adored by his family, and I pray his life will become a testimony to many around!