Renee & Paul are in for one exciting year. Not only are they getting married in August, but they are also expecting their second baby later on in the year. I am so excited, because they will be doing their gender reveal at their wedding, using their cake to do so. Their wedding will take place at Whispering Springs Wilderness Retreat, and it will be my first time shooting there. The venue has absolutely gorgeous luxury tents with actual beds in them, which will make for such a unique experience for them and their guests. I'm really looking forward to capturing their wedding!
Lindsi and Phil have known each other for about 10 years, after they met while taking a course in the army. They both love fishing, so they chose to include that into their engagement session. I love when my clients show their personalities to make their engagement sessions unique and special to them. The brought their fishing gear, including hooks, which paired together to make a super cute heart. They chose Lynde Shores in Whitby for their engagement session location because they loved that there is water there, which is needed for the fishing theme, and also because they wanted to have the forest look as well. It was the perfect location to have both of these.
Lindsi and Phil are getting married next June at Trafalgar Castle and they're having a bonfire reception, complete with food trucks, at a friend's property. I'm so excited to capture their wedding! Thank you for choosing me to be your wedding photographer, Lindsi and Phil.
I was so excited when Kirsten contacted me to ask if I could capture her surprise proposal to her girlfriend (now fiancé!), Nicole. I’m such a romantic and I’ve always wanted to capture a proposal, since there’s something so magical and beautiful about proposals.
She planned such a perfect day that included many personal touches and it couldn’t have turned out any better. Since Nicole is a car enthusiast, Kirsten booked a limousine to pick them up. I kept asking Kirsten if Nicole had figured it out, since limousines are so exciting, but Kirsten told me that this wasn’t the first time she had booked a luxury vehicle for them so it wasn’t suspicious.
When I arrived at Cullen Central Park in Whitby, I noticed how beautiful the snow looked and it made such a great scene for the proposal. I met up with the couple’s family and wedding party, who were all in on the surprise. They were asked by Kirsten to each bring a flower that meant something to them and a note for Nicole, telling her what she meant to them. I thought this was such a sweet idea, especially once Kirsten told me that Nicole was very interested in flower symbolism. Everyone went to the terrace to wait for Kirsten and Nicole’s arrival. Four people each held up a sign that said ‘Welcome Kirsten and Nicole’ on one side, and Kirsten led Nicole to the terrace with her hands covering Nicole’s eyes so the surprise would be perfect. Once the two joined everyone on the terrace, Kirsten took Nicole’s hands in hers and told her what she meant to her. When the moment was perfect, Kirsten was handed the ring box and everyone turned their signs around so that it read ‘Will you marry me’. It was so beautiful to see how overjoyed they were to spend the rest of their lives together.
It was a frigid cold day, but nothing that thermal socks and boots couldn’t help! Fingers, ears, and noses turned quite red, but it was all fixed during the digital finishing for the images. I also used the cold as an opportunity to encourage close/cuddly poses so Kirsten and Nicole could keep each other warm, which the two love birds naturally did anyway.
Congratulations on your engagement, Kirsten and Nicole! I can’t wait to capture your wedding in 2017!
Rachel and Cameron met with me in March for a consultation, and I knew right away that I wanted to be their wedding photographer. They are planning a very unique wedding for April Fool's Day of 2016. Their wedding is taking place at the beautiful Eglinton Grand theatre in Toronto, Ontario.
For their engagement session, they wanted something unique as well. Their plan was to arrive dressed as the two main characters from The Phantom of the Opera, then after some shots in that theme they had stage makeup done to look like Frankenstein's Monster and the Bride of Frankenstein. Their stage makeup was done by Shannon Philion.
For their engagement session, I knew we had to find an indoor location that was fitting to the theme and I immediately thought a theatre would be perfect. I called around and contacted LIVEact Theatre in Whitby, who went above and beyond to make everything go smoothly. The theatre ended up being perfect for what Rachel and Cameron envisioned.
Rachel and Cameron have a graphic designer who will be creating movie posters using the images from this engagement session, and the posters will be hung at the Eglinton Grand for their wedding. I am so excited to capture their special day! Congratulations to you both!
Michelle Lewis Photography
Your Oshawa and Durham Region Photographer