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!Couple Under the Tree l Engagement Session l Liz Heikoop PhotographyKissing her l Engagement Session l Liz Heikoop PhotographyDestination Ring l Engagement Session l Liz Heikoop PhotographyHolding Handsl Engagement Session l Liz Heikoop PhotographyTogether l Engagement Session l Liz Heikoop PhotographyMaking Her Laugh l Engagement Session l Liz Heikoop PhotographyIn the Field Together l Engagement Session l Liz Heikoop PhotographyTeasing Him l Engagement Session l Liz Heikoop PhotographySilhouettel l Engagement Session l Liz Heikoop PhotographyBeautiful l Engagement Session l Liz Heikoop PhotographySo Happy l Engagement Session l Liz Heikoop PhotographySunset Picture l Engagement Session l Liz Heikoop Photographye

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!Young Woman by Lamp Post l University Grad Session l Liz Heikoop PhotographyYoung woman by Willow Tree l University Grad Session l Liz Heikoop PhotographyYoung Woman on Stairs l University Grad Session l Liz Heikoop PhotographyYoung woman Laughing in field l University Grad Session l Liz Heikoop PhotographyYoung Woman on Road Portrait l University Grad Session l Liz Heikoop PhotographyYoung woman in golden light l University Grad Session l Liz Heikoop PhotographyYoung woman with diploma by stairs l University Grad Session l Liz Heikoop PhotographyYoung woman on Sidewalk l University Grad Session l Liz Heikoop PhotographyYoung woman with diploma l University Grad Session l Liz Heikoop Photographytel

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. Family of Four in Blue and Gray l Family Session l Liz Heikoop PhotographyCouple on Path l Family Session l Liz Heikoop PhotographyYoung Woman Portrait l Family Session l Liz Heikoop PhotographyYoung Man Portrait l Family Session l Liz Heikoop PhotographyFamily Dog Portrait l Family Session l Liz Heikoop PhotographyFamily of 4 in Field l Family Session l Liz Heikoop PhotographyFamily and Dog Portrait l Family Session l Liz Heikoop PhotographyYoung Man in Sunlight l Family Session l Liz Heikoop PhotographyOlder Brother and Sister l Family Session l Liz Heikoop PhotographyYoung Woman in Sunlight l Family Session l Liz Heikoop PhotographyHappy Family on Path l Family Session l Liz Heikoop PhotographyYoung Woman l Family Session l Liz Heikoop PhotographyFamily in Field l Family Session l Liz Heikoop Photography

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!Young Girl in Blue Checkered Shirt l Teen Session l Liz Heikoop PhotographyYoung Girl in Field l Teen Session l Liz Heikoop PhotographyWildflowersl l Teen Session l Liz Heikoop PhotographyLaughing in Woods l Teen Session l Liz Heikoop PhotographyYoung Girl in the Grass l Teen Session l Liz Heikoop PhotographyYoung Girl l Teen Session l Liz Heikoop PhotographyGirl Sitting on a Bridge l Teen Session l Liz Heikoop PhotographyOld Stairs and Laughing Girl l Teen Session l Liz Heikoop PhotographyYoung Girl by Building l Teen Session l Liz Heikoop PhotographyGirl on a Bridge l Teen Session l Liz Heikoop PhotographyCreative Face l Teen Session l Liz Heikoop Photography

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!)

Enjoy these pictures from their April wedding… it’s so hard to just pick a few to capture their gorgeous day – when they become one in marriage! Blessings on your life together you two!!Happy l Daniel & RachelPink Coverse Wedding Shoes l Daniel & RachelThe brideBride almost ready l Daniel & RachelBride putting on earrings l Daniel & RachelThe bride and her dress l Daniel & RachelGroom Getting Ready l Daniel & RachelGuys Getting Ready l Daniel & RachelThe Groom and his guysl Daniel & RachelThe Groom l Daniel & RachelBridal portrait by window l Daniel & RachelBride with parents l Daniel & RachelFirst Look l Daniel & RachelTheir First Look l Daniel & RachelTogether Forever l Daniel & RachelBride and Her Dress l Daniel & RachelContent l Daniel & RachelBride So Happy l Daniel & RachelWedding Veil Swirl l Daniel & RachelUnder the Gazebo l Daniel & RachelIn His Suit Jacket l Daniel & RachelAll the Girls l Daniel & RachelHim and Her l Daniel & RachelGroom Portrait l Daniel & RachelBridal Party l Daniel & RachelAll the Party l Daniel & RachelLittle Flower Girl l Daniel & RachelDetails l Daniel & RachelBridal Entrance l Daniel & RachelWedding Ceremony Detailsl l Daniel & RachelWedding Ceremonyl l Daniel & RachelMarried at Last l l Daniel & RachelBrideGroomRing Bearer l Daniel & RachelFlower Girls l Daniel & RachelPink and White Wedding Cake l Daniel & RachelBeing Sung to By Groom l Daniel & RachelSparkler Exit l Daniel & Rachel

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. All four of the kids l ChildrenLittle girl in white dress l ChildrenLittle boy in jeans & barefeet l ChildrenBaby girl in pink at 9 months l ChildrenGirls in white dresses & barefeet l ChildrenLittle girl with serious face and blue eyes l ChildrenReady to crawl - baby girl l ChildrenLittle boy in jeans on vintage cratel l ChildrenBaby girl with vintage bear l ChildrenBaby girl and blue eyes l Children

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!3 Month Old Boy in Vintage Crate l Baby Boy Session l Liz Heikoop PhotographyBrown Eyed Boy on Cream Blanket l Baby Boy Session l Liz Heikoop PhotographyHolding Daddy & MommyMommySnuggled with daddy l Baby Boy Session l Liz Heikoop Photography

With some of the family home from Israel for a few weeks, it was a perfect time for these guys to get their family pictures! We were able to use this perfect barn to capture their whole family and hide from the cold winds! This is my sister in law’s family, and really, their like another extended family to me as well. I’ve enjoyed their friendship over the past years a lot -such a warm and welcoming family. We had lots of fun keeping warm, with Trevor playing some music off his phone to keep us motivated and all happy :), blankets on the little ones, and later on, going to another warm spot to get some pictures of the grandparents with everyone. They were great sports, and we had some fun together. At the end, we dashed outside for five minutes to get a few pictures in the snow, and then it was warm up time. 🙂 Enjoy these pictures of the winter and a great family.
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