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I received a message totally out of the blue from a guy named Alex. He said he was flying in from Texas to propose to his girlfriend and really would love for one of us to capture it on camera. I laughed to myself. Flying in from Texas to propose? What could go wrong? Alex […]

Allow me to introduce Hamilton’s newest up-and-coming Mompreneur: Melissa! Melissa is a fellow homeschooling mama and is dipping her toes into the world of photography. When she asked me if I’d take shots of her family, I was honoured! New photographers have an eye for work that is fun and fresh and to be on […]

Alessandra and Michael had a little White Christmas wedding, complete with a cozy faux fur, glamorous Rolls Royce, and a custom-fit tuxedo. Their style was on point for meeting classic Christmas elegance with a beautiful wedding, and their day reflected a nod to auld lang syne. My favourite part of the day, though, was our […]

Natalia had a vision for her wedding photography: moody, emotive, reflective, peaceful. Artistic, without losing the touch of, you know, wedding photography. We landed on Alan Gardens Conservatory in Toronto to capture a lively, joyful, contemplative look – and finished at Cherry Beach where the long grasses and breezy chill from the lake gave us […]

Melanie and Delip held a two day wedding celebration which was just a blast for John and I to capture! Their approach was easygoing and low-key, if something ran behind or late they laughed it off like it was no big deal, and their focus stayed on spending time with their favourite people. Top 3 […]

Caitlin and Stephen had one of the most unique weddings I’ve ever been to: it was held during church. Actually, it was held at our church, during our usual service – and it was beautiful. We’ve been attending a local Hamilton place of worship since last June and it’s such a good fit for our […]

Stephanie and Scott’s wedding day was a picture of all things warm and glowy: the October sun setting low and early, the air with a touch of chill. A great time to bring out the candles and hanging lights and prepare for a time of hibernating the winter away. These two chose The Drake 150 […]

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