diana + adam | orangeville farm wedding

Where do we start to describe this wedding?  I knew after photographing Diana and Adam’s engagement shoot that their wedding day was going to be something special.  I knew that it was going to be full of personal touches, and that Diana had been working with her wedding party feverishly to get them all done in time, and to her liking.  But, wow, their hard work paid off in spades.  No detail was over-looked; the overall result was a stunning mix of down-home farm – think mason jars and hay bales (which unsurprisingly were quite easy to light on fire – more on that later) infused with a bit of glam (ie: candelabras adorned with crystals and pearls running the tables).

I spoke a little bit about Diana and Adam’s chemistry in their engagement shoot blog, and their ying/yang dynamic continued to shine through the wedding day with Diana in her 4 inch heels and Adam in his boots and jeans.  It was evident that Diana, despite her penchant for 4 inch stilettos and everything bling loves the simplicity of farm life, and Adam… well, I can’t say that Adam has a thing for heels…but he definitely loves Diana.  They banter and laugh together, and I think one of the funniest comments I’ve ever heard from a groom came during Adam’s speech when he said “Doesn’t my bride look beautiful all in white?… Now I finally have a dishwasher that matches my fridge and stove”.  Thankfully Diana laughed, otherwise, the night may have ended badly…  but this interaction was a tribute to the energy between them: fun and light, neither of them taking the other too seriously.

The dance got underway and the party was a blast, other than a few minor glitches.  During the first dance, guests lit sparklers, and someone dropped a handful of lit sparklers into a hay bale.  Ooops! Disaster was averted by the bridesmaids, who stopped out the fire with their cowboy boots.  The maid of honour’s toe need emergency attention after she lost a toenail from having someone stomp on it (apparently, she should have kept her cowboy boots on) and finally, the wedding planner had to leave a little earlier than expected because the same sparklers burned her hand. Thankfully her work was already done, and everything else about the day went incredibly smoothly.  Things happen, Diana and Adam rolled with it all, and guests continued to dance until the early hours of the morning.  It was impossible not to get drawn into the festive party atmosphere.  What a party it was!

Diana + Adam, we SO loved being part of your wedding day, and were sad to see it come to an end.  We hope our enjoyment of your day comes through in the photos.

k + m

Venue: Noten Acres Family Farm
Makeup: Blush & Brush – Laura Ewart
Hair: Cindy Luke Hair
Cake/Desserts: A Slice Above (2 mini cakes and cupcakes)
Coordinator: Silverberry Occasions
DJ: Trevor the Entertainer
Dress Designer: Superior Bridal
Groom’s Attire: Calvin Klein
Stationery: Purple Martini Photography
Florist – Final Touches
Decorator (tent drapery and backdrop) – Rachel A. Clingen

October 20, 2011 - 12:01 pm

Olga - love this one!!!! great job!

October 20, 2011 - 4:13 pm

Daniella - LOVE. THIS. WEDDING. The details! The colours! The photos!
Be still my heart!

October 20, 2011 - 11:10 pm

Diana - Thank you guys so much for capturing our day so perfectly!!

October 24, 2011 - 1:14 pm

Jessica - Look at those details! Looks like so much effort went into making this wedding as fabulous as it was. Great job by all.

joyce + chang | one king west vault

We are really excited to share these photos from Joyce & Chang’s wedding.  We were able to spend some time shooting at the One King West Hotel in their lower bank vault, which was formerly the head office of the Dominion Bank.  It’s dark and eerie down there, but these two made it look fabulous! Keep watch for more photos from Joyce and Chang’s wedding in a later post…


September 29, 2011 - 3:11 pm

Daniella - OMG! This is the most awesome shoot! SO creative!

October 3, 2011 - 11:12 am

Jess - These are so unique! Love these, and love the solo of the bride.

October 3, 2011 - 11:20 am

Erin - I’ve seen photos done in this vault before, but they are nothing compared to this! The lighting is awesome, and I LOVE the money shot.

October 3, 2011 - 12:14 pm

Marcus - These are some seriously amazing photos. I haven’t seen anything like this before. Very Inspiring.

my little Bijou is 6 months new!

I can’t believe that 6 months ago, I gave birth to this precious little girl.  Time is passing far too quickly and I want to keep her nuzzled in my arms forever.  Bijou is such a happy little baby, all smiles and beautiful shining eyes.  She has her two bottom teeth already and her top two are just peeping through as well.  This week she sat unassisted for several minutes for the first time.  I’m such a proud mama!  I just wanted to share some recent photos of her to commemorate her 6 month birthday.  Karen and I are truly blessed.


September 27, 2011 - 4:03 pm

wendy - wow, she is just perfection!

September 27, 2011 - 8:07 pm

Jessica - Most adorable baby! Love her!

September 27, 2011 - 8:32 pm

Jen H - Bijou is just gorgeous! Great photos that capture her cuteness so well!
She looks like a precious moments doll 🙂

September 28, 2011 - 7:21 am

Jacquie - Oh my goodness she is so so cute!! These pictures are beautiful!

September 29, 2011 - 11:04 pm

Ashleigh - Shes just beautiful, she takes after her Momma.. and her Auntie!!!!

October 3, 2011 - 11:16 am

Jess - She is so beautiful. You always capture your subjects personality, whether its a baby, maternity or wedding shoot. Love your versatility.

October 3, 2011 - 12:16 pm

Sandy - I LOVE these! I wish I had photos of my baby done like this when he was that age.

featured in WedLuxe magazine and on WedLuxe Editor’s Blog!

Yesterday, we had the pleasant surprise of having one of our favourite Indian weddings featured on the WedLuxe blog!  Priya + Raj had a beautiful, luxurious wedding in London, ON, with spectacular details and an amazingly spirited reception.  To view our own highlights of their fabulous wedding, please click here.

We also, in recent weeks have had 2 of our print editorial shoots featured their blog as well (French Twist and St. Tropez)!  We are huge fans of WedLuxe Magazine, and so it is truly an honour to have some of our work highlighted by them.

Please pick up the latest Style Issue of Wedluxe Magazine to see our editorial shoots in print, as well as work from our amazingly talented colleagues.  This issue of the magazine blew us away – the level of  creative talent in our country is incredible, and we are grateful that WedLuxe has chosen to highlight it the way they have.

m + k

Shot on location at The Spoke Club

Produced by: Lisa Allain

Design and decor by: Paras Mehta

Stationery by: Deb Lau-Yu

Cake and mini cakes by: Konstadin

Flowers provided by: Nicole North

Model’s dress: Cabaret Vintage

Fascinator: KC Hats

Hair: Madelaine Griffin – Clover Bride

Makeup: Sarah Smith

Models: Elisa Hope + Felix Gelt

Shot on location at Platinum Events Group Studio

Produced by: Cindy Johnson

Flowers, design and decor by: Tamara Mutter Slagter + Kevin Slagter

Stationery by: Deb Lau-Yu

Cake created by: Lori Hutchinson


September 25, 2011 - 2:49 pm

Cindy Johnson - Stunning work as usual Krista & Melanie! Love working with you ladies. Can’t wait to work with you again soon! xo

October 3, 2011 - 11:14 am

Jess - Beautiful work as always!