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love by the lake | engagement session

It gives me great pleasure to introduce you all to a wonderful young woman whom I’ve known for years.  In fact, I can’t help think of seeing this same little girl all dressed up with curly pigtails waiting on the side of the road for the bus on her first day of school.  It seems like yesterday.  I also babysat young Christie and her brother on numerous occasions back in the day.

Now look at her — my dear friend is a very successful occupational therapist and along the way has fallen head over heels for Mike.  I can’t begin to express how happy I am for her!!  Especially since she attended my wedding 11 years ago and now I have the huge honour of documenting her wedding day as their photographer.  Seriously, how cool is that?

These two really are as adorable in person as they are here in these images that I took for their engagement session in her parent’s backyard in our hometown of Cloyne earlier this summer. (If you have ever camped at Bon Echo Provincial Park, then you’ve been to Cloyne!) The lake behind her childhood home is her favourite place in the world and I have to say that I have a lot of great memories hanging out here too. Since logistically it won’t work to hold the wedding in mom & dad’s backyard as she had hoped to do, she really, really, really wanted to meet for their engagement session there instead.


We also couldn’t forget the one and only Abbey.  Christie had got Abbey when she lived in Renfrew and would bring her over to my place so my boys could chase her around and release some of her never-ending-puppy-energy.  I see the pooch doesn’t mind leisurely strolls down the laneway these days.

Can’t wait to see you both again in Belleville — less than six weeks to go!


Are you getting married in 2015 or just looking for some awesome photos of you and your sweetie?  Be sure to get in touch and we can discuss documenting your special relationship.


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An Autumn Engagement Session near Arnprior

I’m done with all of this snow and now freezing rain, how about you? It’s been especially hard to get back to embracing winter after a week on a tropical beach with +30 degrees of glorious heat every day. So I’m planning on staying in, keeping warm and sharing oodles of beautiful sessions that have been living on my computer for far too long. It will help all of us look forward to the day when we can ditch the snow pants and big boots!

This wonderful couple contacted me just before Thanksgiving to arrange a special engagement session that would include their incredibly handsome little boy. We planned for a morning at their home outside of the Village of White Lake, as the bride-to-be wanted to have her tranquil wooded backyard as the backdrop for their photographs.  Judging by the laughs, these two are destined for a very long, happy marriage!  Everyone attending Kate + Kelly’s wedding will get to see these photos and many more featured in their Guest Book, which I am currently designing.  It is great to own the digital files, but it’s even better when my clients have special keepsakes created out of their professional photographs!




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