Virginia + Sonny | Trash the Dress Session, Tulum Mexico


The day after Virginia and Sonny’s wedding, we all decided to forgo relaxing on the beach in favour of an artistic photo shoot in some authentic Mexican locations.  We started the session on the beach, and then ventured into the town of Tulum, a market area, and ended with our favourite, a breathtaking turquoise blue cenote.  We got an amazing variety of photographs, and Virginia and Sonny rocked the shoot, despite the +40 temperature while wearing full wedding attire.  Ending the shoot in the cool cenote was definitely the smart choice – although the dress was heavier than expected in the water, and all we can say is thank goodness for inner tubes and fast swimming locals.  We had an absolutely phenomenal day and can’t wait to do it again.  Any takers?

k + m














July 6, 2010 - 6:55 pm

Jen - Wow, what a beautiful shoot. Love everything about it!

July 6, 2010 - 7:00 pm

Maria - I have been watching your blog for a long time and have always loved your photos, but this shoot is spectacular!

July 6, 2010 - 7:44 pm

Linda - omg Krista these pictures are absolutely magnificient. Lucky bride and groom to have chosen Verve.

July 6, 2010 - 7:47 pm

Kerry Fox - Krista – I want to do this at my wedding.. All of them are amazing – I can’t even pic a favorite.

July 6, 2010 - 8:01 pm

Cora - Once I fit in my wedding dress again, I’d like to do this!

July 6, 2010 - 10:47 pm

Carolyn Fewer - Love Love the shots!!!! Amazing once again!!

July 7, 2010 - 10:30 am

Amy Baxendale - Mel!!
The pictures are amazing!! I love checking out the new shots and cannot wait until it is my turn!! whenever that will be…hahahaha!!

July 7, 2010 - 11:14 am

Kara - Beautiful, like always 🙂

July 7, 2010 - 12:29 pm

rosalie - Amazing! Gorgeous ad so original!WOW!!!

July 7, 2010 - 5:38 pm

Ashleigh Britton - Amazing as always! Can’t wait to see you guys work your magic for the Whistler wedding!!!!!

July 7, 2010 - 10:34 pm

Debbie Sherwood - OMG….Who would ever think that “trashing a wedding dress” would look so beautiful! In my generation you “saved the dress”…but what for???…these vows are for life together and it is better than sealing it with a kiss at the altar! Just amazing as always..but full of your unique surprises! Such beautiful memories for them!

July 8, 2010 - 4:35 am

Geetika - Wow!!!!!!! Congratulations Sonny & Virgina!!!!!!! Beautiful Pics…

July 10, 2010 - 10:18 pm

Riddhima - Beautiful pictures! You two look amazing.

July 13, 2010 - 9:03 pm

Willowdean-a - K’…I don’t get it…how do you do these amazing shots underwater….i’m speechless….so amazing….A M A Z I N G!!!

July 20, 2010 - 1:54 pm

Cathie - All the pics are really beautiful. The one where the bride looks like a mermaid is breathtaking – like a fantasy – well done.

July 20, 2010 - 2:01 pm

Mama - Contrary to what every mother would like to believe “that we taught our children everything that they know” — I marvel at what you have learnt on your own.
K & M, you both certainly have been blessed with a very special gift.
Virginia and Sonny — you are beautiful and my good wishes to you.

love mama

July 20, 2010 - 3:47 pm

Jessica - Mel, these are even more amazing than how you had described them! Spectacular!

July 24, 2010 - 8:00 am

Janette G - M & K – I can’t wait to do mine!!!! These are absolutely breathtaking!

Thanks for my Camera Cake!

The other day Rowena  (Rowena + Tak |  Tulum, Mexico) surprised me with a thank you gift for shooting her wedding.  Her sister Julie had made me a beautiful cake which is an exact replica of my camera and favorite lens! I am in awe of her talent.  Thanks Julie, Rowena and Tak.  It looks too good to eat, but I will make do!



July 3, 2010 - 9:30 pm

Kerry Fox - OMG – that is insane.. Did you eat it? Was it chocolate? How in the world did she do that?

July 7, 2010 - 11:15 am

Kara - This is fantastic!! I want one!

September 22, 2010 - 8:46 pm

Krista - That is the coolest cake ever! Lucky you!

Alison + Matt | Evergreen Brickworks Wedding Photography


I knew going into Alison and Matt’s wedding it was going to be a good day.  They are such an easygoing couple and they put their trust in us to do what we do best.  Alison surprised me with how emotional she was.  She cried all the way down the aisle, which definitely pulled at everyone’s heartstrings including mine!  “M” and “A” shaped cookies and lemonade was served outside of St. Timothy’s Anglican Church, which was a cute and personal touch to their day. During our creative shoot at the Evergreen Brickworks Matt entertained us with interesting stories and I believe a random quote on love he had googled??!! That made for some great candid moments and lots of laughs by all.  Alison’s one request was to have photos in a forest. We found her a forest and she even climbed a hill in heels to get there!  Congratulations Alison & Matt.  We can’t wait to share the rest of our photos with you.








June 28, 2010 - 7:35 pm

Alison Flint - M. I love each and every picture… you did a great job capturing the day… thanks and can’t wait to see more…


June 28, 2010 - 10:41 pm

Aurel Virlan - It’s really hard to choose the favorite one, just because every picture are outstanding one, from details to large crop…
Aurel (WPJA photojournalist).

June 28, 2010 - 10:57 pm

sabrina - Wonderful photographs. I especially love the two in the trees with the sun peeking through…so beautiful!

June 30, 2010 - 8:33 am

Jen - Beautiful work as always. You capture each wedding with a unique perspective and a wonderful variety. I look forward to each and every blog posting!

June 30, 2010 - 8:41 am

Sarah - What a cute fun couple. The bride is a real natural beauty, elegant and subtle. Love the rich colour as always. Thanks for sharing!

July 2, 2010 - 7:39 pm

Rachel Dean - These are wonderful pictures! Congratulations to you both!!

Priscilla + Hart – Waterloo Wedding Photography


I so enjoyed being a part of Priscilla and Hart’s day.  When I met Priscilla for the first time, she teared up while telling me about their wedding, so I knew that it was going to be an emotion-filled event.   I was right.  Priscilla and Hart experienced a year of ups and downs, punctuated with family illness, which changed the course of the plans for their wedding.  Despite the challenges they encountered this year, the celebration of their marriage was what they hoped for – all of their family in attendance, surrounding them with love and prayers.  It was a beautiful, emotional day, and on more than one occasion I found myself grateful I had my camera to hide behind to conceal my own tears.  I will remember this wedding for a long time to come.







June 22, 2010 - 8:46 pm

Willowdean-a - Must be her with the elderly ladies hand on the brides back, GULP. Beautiful couple…you can see their love for one another in these photo’s~beautifully done Kbelle~

June 23, 2010 - 1:36 pm

Jen - What a beautiful and emotional ceremony. The bride is just gorgeous! Love the drama of the photo coming through the tunnel. Beautiful work!

June 23, 2010 - 1:47 pm

Kelly - Another beautiful wedding. I love the natural setting and the covered bridge. What a great idea for photos. Keep up the good work.

June 23, 2010 - 4:07 pm

Jerome - All the photos are showstoppers and infectious, one can not help but feel the spirit of a wonderful Wedding, a one in a lifetime Heavenly occasion!
Peace&Love every-time!!!

June 24, 2010 - 10:02 am

Priscilla Hayden - Ok, so I have been hooked on this website ever since I first found out about it thru Face Book. I love, love, love VERVE PHOTO CO! Mel and Krista you were absolutely amazing in taking care of Hart and I in every way. The pics are stunning like I knew they would be. There was never any doubt in my mind as to how beautiful they would turn out. Krista please thank your parnter that day as well, the two of you were fantastic! Hart and I cannot wait to see the rest of them!!! Thanks again and we highly recommend you to everyone! YEAH I AM SO EXCITED!

June 28, 2010 - 4:15 pm

Lola - Congratulations PK & Hart! This album is simply magical. Every precious moment was captured to perfection – Mel and Krista did a beautiful job. It is a blessing to see you so happy. Wishing you both a lifetime of love, joy and happiness.

July 8, 2010 - 8:33 am

Maristela - I would like to express my thanks to the photos work at my very special Canadian friend Priscilla. Will be waiting more photos from her wedding when you deliver the album to her.

Virginia + Sonny | Destination Wedding Photography | Tulum, Mexico


What an amazing start to Verve’s wedding season!  After shooting in the Riviera Maya and Dominican Republic just weeks prior, we both headed back to Mexico for Virginia & Sonny’s wedding at the Dreams Resort in Tulum, Mexico.

With the sun shining and the heat and humidity enveloping us all, Virginia (accompanied by her mother) walked down the aisle lined of starfish towards an anxious Sonny.   Their vows were cute, humorous and personalized to one another adding a special touch to the ceremony. Cocktails followed their service on a terrace overlooking the resort as we took the newlyweds and wedding party for some fun photos around the oceanfront property.  Who knew the reception would be such a riot!  With synchronized dance moves by the wedding party and some crazy masks and balloons,  the festivities had everyone on their feet making for some hilarious party shots.  Congratulations to Virginia and Sonny! We had an amazing time with you, your family and your friends.  Keep watching our blog for Virginia and Sonny’s unique “Trash the Dress” photo session shot in some interesting locations…



June 14, 2010 - 11:30 am

Seema - Beautiful pictures Virginia!! You both make an adorable couple. May life shower with lots of joy and happiness as you go along this beautiful journey together.

Lots of luck.


June 14, 2010 - 12:53 pm

Elizabeth Kaye - Krista and Mel,

Amazing new photos! I am so jealous of all of these travel weddings – I want them!! HAHAHA bring me bring me 😉

Hope you guys are having an amazing and BUSY (it looks like) summer. I miss you guys


June 18, 2010 - 8:23 pm

Willowdean-a - Such beauty….and so much fun.
Amazing photo’s girls….the detailed shots are F A B U L O U S!!