I first met Amanda when she stood up as a bridesmaid for a good friend of hers for another client. Her and Adrian loved my images and my approach to photographing a wedding. We met a few months after and our personalities clicked – which is a big deal for a destination wedding – and we discussed all the details her and her wedding planner were making for a November wedding in Tulum, Mexico.
The first day after I arrived, we met with their wedding planner to scout out locations and to understand the timing of the day and figure out how much time we would need at each location.
The wedding day finally came with zero chance of precipitation so I knew we would be able to utilize every spot we scouted.
Amanda and Adrian both agreed to have their first reveal by themselves to keep the intimacy. The location couldn’t been better.
Throughout the day we stopped at a few different locations heading towards Tulum which was about an hour from our Barcelo Resort Coming into the twilight hour and finally arriving to Mia Restaurant and Beach Resort. The timing of the ceremony was perfect. Family images were shot upon the sunset soaked beach and everything perfect….till the ginormous rain cloud came right as dinner was going to be served outside. Thankfully Nemo Sierra, their wedding planner had a plan B and we moved into the restaurant for dinner.
By the time dinner was over the rain had stopped and the dancing commenced on the beach. The day was absolutely beautiful even with the hour and a half of rain.
Here are some of my favourites from such an amazing wedding of two of most down to earth people you could met.
2018 has been a different year professionally for me. My weddings slowed down a bit but my commercial work increased, which you can view here (soon). On the personal side of things a lot of growth has come with much more on the horizon. First year in many I didn’t get a chance to head east to my beloved Cape Breton; you were dearly missed!
Got to shoot some fabulous engagements of an amazing couple, Natasha and Nishant, back in my (kinda) hometown of Ottawa on THE hottest day of the year! And I finished off my wedding calendar with a destination to Mexico with two beautiful souls Amanda and Adrian.
Here are some of my favourites from all the highlights I shared with the world this 2018. Hope you enjoy. If your recently engaged or know someone who is – have them contact me for a highly experienced, fun loving energetic photographer – ME!
Tricia and Dominick had met 20 years ago in college…over the years their friendship grew in to a love they both couldn’t deny. Through the love of sports, travel and shear determination (from Dom), that love brought them together on August 4th. Friends and family enjoyed a funny spontaneous ceremony from Father Greg at the Most Precious Blood Church ending in the the best view from South West Ontario at the Augustus 27 room at the Caesars Windsor.
Tahnee and Devine’s wedding was one I was looking forward to for a while. The plan was for it to be outdoors on the patio at the St Clair Centre for the Arts overlooking the Detroit skyline but mother Nature had different plans for this day. The weather just didn’t co-operate enough to have it outside so inside we went. With their friends, family and their 4 gorgeous children Joe McParland, a family friend, got the married!
With a window of 30 min we managed to hope across the road for some creative images that Tahnee and Devine were hoping for, thankfully the rain held off just at the right moment to get them in.
Here are some of awesome highlights from their day. Enjoy.
This is how Chantel describes how she was proposed to by Matthew…
“We got engaged in Iceland. He brought the ring without my knowledge and held it on him everywhere we went. He wasn’t sure when he was going to do it but he knew he had to wait for the perfect moment. We had just went snorkeling and deciding to take a hike to the nearest waterfall (Öxarárfoss). It was then he decided he wanted to do it. He had asked friends of ours to take a picture of us in front of this beautiful waterfall and proceeded to get down on one knee. Not knowing what was happening he took the box out of his coat pocket and was shaking like a leaf. I was so worried he was going to drop it and we would never see this ring again. But thankfully he didn’t, he got the words that wanted to say and without hesitation I said YES!”
Wedding Venue – St. Clair Centre for the arts
Florist – Anything and Everything by Lorraine
Make Up Artist – Mariane Roberto
DJs – DJ Qrius George
Videographer – Stephen Doran
Invitation/Paper goods –
Hair Stylist/Salon – Domenica Deluca
Caterers – St. Clair center for the arts
Wedding cake – Sweet Revenge bake shop
Bands – Phoenix Jewelers
Officiants – Shelley Wiseman
Photo Booths – Photobombz
Favors – Candy Table
Menswear – Collins Men wear
Decorator – Anything and Everything by Lorraine
Shoes – Jenny Packham
This has been a very gloomy, cold and wet spring thus far. But thankfully on the day of Sara and Jordan’s wedding it was simply beautiful. The sun was out with a little cool breeze blowing form Lake St. Clair; everyone who attended their outdoor ceremony couldn’t be happier for this.
The original plan was to have the outdoor ceremony at the Canadian Club Heritage Brand Centre (Hiram Walker’s) in Walkerville but due to the parent company selling off the building it was closed for events as of December 31st 2017. As sad as that news was the new location at Beachgrove Golf and Country Club was the next best location.
Here are some of my favorites from their wedding on May 5th.