Every time I shoot a H O M E Session I fall a little more in love with them, and with the idea of spending my winter cozying up with awesome couples!
Katie & Frank have such a cozy space, so full of light and love and their personal style. I just loooove their decorating style, with tons of gorgeous reclaimed wood touches (like their amazing hand-made pallet wall!) and industrial bulbs. It's so awesome to see how people create a space that suits them so well.
Coffee and cuddles and Ellie the pup and dancing in the kitchen. So much love. xo
I am SO excited for the Adventurous Elopements coming up in 2017 that I wanted to put together some tips and suggestions for those dreaming and planning their own intimate or adventurous elopement ceremonies. I will be publishing different topics on Elopement Planning every few weeks, so leave me a comment or send me a note if there is a specific topic you would like me to cover!!
1. FOGO ISLAND // CENTRAL
Fogo Island is a magical escape any time of year. Barrens that stretch for miles, wild seas, and the best meteor showers you will ever see. The landscape makes for some stunning, moody photos. Plus it has to good luck to say your vows on one of the four corners of the earth, right??
2. FLATROCK // AVALON
The rocky cliffs in Flatrock are so unique and magnificent: the perfect place for your totally unique elopement nuptials. Plus there is an A+ waterfall! Flatrock is also conveniently located just a 15 minute drive north of St. John's for those not wanting to venture too far from the city.
3. GROS MORNE NATIONAL PARK // WEST COAST
Confession: I couldn't choose just one spot in Gros Morne. Who could choose between the lawn of the Woody Point Lighthouse with Gros Morne Mountain in the background, the Lookout Trail before the Tablelands, Lobster Cove Head, or the magificent beach in Norris Point where the water is always what I call Bonne Bay Blue? Not me. Gros Morne is the ideal destination for folks who love being in the wild.
4. PORT REXTON // BONAVISTA PENINSULA
There are so many awesome spots on the Bonavista Peninsula, but Port Rexton is one of my favourite places to shoot. The trails around the area are absolutely gorgeous, full of cliffs and wild seas and islands and sea stacks, and the Port Rexton brewery makes a deadly spot to stop in for a tasty pint or snack after!
5. EAST COAST TRAIL // AVALON
The East Coast Trail stretches the Eastern coast of the Avalon Peninsula - and there is a section of the trail for literally every landscape type. Whether you're in for a sort walk to some crazy incredible coastal views and secluded forests, or totally down for a hike in to some of the more unique locations, the trail has some of the best views in Eastern Newfoundland.
6. LARK HARBOUR // WEST COAST
Just 45 minutes outside Corner Brook and around the corner from Gros Morne, Lark Harbour and the nearby Bottle Cove and Cedar Cove are some of my all-time favourite Newfoundland views and make an incredible elopement destination. Think the majestic mountains of Gros Morne without any of the crowds or tourists. These mountains are amazing and the sunsets on the ocean in Bottle Cove are life-affirming. Warning: the road down the Bay of Islands is treacherous. Because you won't be able to peel your eyes off the incredible scenery and on the road.
7. BELL ISLAND // AVALON
If you want to elope near St. John's, Bell Island is an incredible place nearby with some stunning, unique views. Don't forget to stop by the Lighthouse Cafe!
8. YOUR PLACE
The most meaningful place to hold the ceremony for your elopement is somewhere that holds significance to your relationship. Somewhere you like to hike, the location of a meaningful date or anniversary, or the place you've both been dreaming of visiting for ages. Get creative! Have fun! This island is so full of beauty and uniqueness.
More about my ADVENTUROUS ELOPEMENT packages can be found HERE!
If you have any other topics / questions that you'd like to hear about in regards to elopements or intimate weddings, I'd love to hear them! I will be posting planning tips every few weeks throughout the winter, so feel free to get in touch with any questions you have!
These two love adventures in Gros Morne National Park in their spare time, so we decided that a trip to the park would make the perfect engagement session! They showed me some of their favourite secret spots, and the stormy clouds filled the Tablelands valley at just the right moment. So excited for more adventures to come with their wedding this summer!
These two have just about the most beautiful love story - high school sweethearts reunited after years apart, other lives lived. It was such a beautiful thing to watch these two families join together, in a perfect forest grove outside of Corner Brook, Newfoundland.
I loved all of Allison's details so much!
PS - this golden glowing evening is what happens when you let your photographer choose what time of day you get married!! haha
It was an absolutely torrential downpour, and these two couldn't have cared less. Steph and Adam were so excited for their Bell Island adventure, and so ready to make the best of the weather. We explored the island, got drenched, and had an absolute blast!
This wedding was featured on Styled in Lace back in the summer.
These two planned their wedding based on when they could get the Bonavista Social Club. Needless to say, they are my kinda people. Sheena and Lee were so in love with Trinity that they knew this is where they wanted to be married - but like the adventurous souls that they are, they decided to make it the best day ever.
We had their first look in the streets of historic Trinity, then wandered around the old town. They were married by one of Sheena's best friends on a hill overlooking Trinity where they promised each other a life full of adventure, surrounded by a few close people, Lee's dad on the guitar, and a bottle of bubbly.
We made our way across the peninsula for dinner at the Bonavista Social Club, one of the most relaxed and incredible Intimate Wedding venues I have come across! We hung out on the deck, munching on their wood oven pizzas and checking out the incredible view, complete with icebergs.
These two had such a beautiful and relaxed day, full of cherished people and good vibes!
The first ever Let's Have an Adventure Session could not have been with a more adventurous couple. Marcie and Adam live in a beautiful area in CBS right on the edge of the ocean, and they are always taking advantage of their surroundings. They also happen to be incredible cooks, and are into wild food foraging, so we decided the perfect session would include a foraging expedition, and then a campfire to cook up their findings. It was the perfect time to find some winter chanterelles, open up a bottle of wine, and enjoy a gorgeous fall evening. And the tastiest meal I've probably ever had!
I have limited Fall session times remaining, so touch base to find out when we can have an adventure! I also have gift cards available on the SHOP page, and Let's Have an Adventure Session make the best holiday gifts (the commitment to spend time together is way cooler than another scarf, right?)!