Carrie + Rob | Eloped

It was the smallest wedding I photographed this season, and one of my absolute favourites.

I booked Carrie and Rob's elopement at the Nelligan hotel in Montreal a few months ago without meeting them. They live in Toronto, and I'm told they wanted an event just for themselves, in a city that wasn't their own, followed by 3 weeks in Italy. I love weddings of all sizes, but I bet a lot of you would choose to do the same!

I arrived outside their suite to meet Carrie and grab a few shots in the room. Carrie handed me a glass of champagne so she had someone to cheers with (thank you for that)! We talked a bit so I could get to know her and off we went to the ceremony downstairs where Rob was waiting.

As the only person present, other than Michel the Officiant, I signed as their witness. This was exciting as I've never done that before, after 10 years of photographing weddings! Documents required that two witnesses be present, so the couple invited another witness from the hotel.

To be present for a ceremony condensed to only 2 people is beyond incredible. The only thing I can compare it to is witnessing an engagement. Emotions are so very real. The ceremony wasn't a show for a crowd of people, not to say wedding ceremonies aren't real, this was simply as real as it gets. Wow.

I'm so thrilled to have been a part of that moment in my own small way. Thank you C+R for having me and congratulations!

Officient | Michel, Mariages a bras Ouverts

Flowers | O.XIDE Design

Venue | Nelligan Hotel

Hair and Make Up | Wonderblush

Sarah + Dave + 1

Today is the absolute perfect time to share Sarah + Dave's maternity shoot, which we did over the (Canadian) Thanksgiving weekend. Last night, they welcomed their little girl into the world! Happy and healthy, dark hair, a whole 7 pounds 9 ounces!

 You know I love an overcast day but even more than that I love endless quiet fields to play in. It got to a point where Sarah and I were wearing more mud on our feet than we were wearing boots, but it's all worth it.

We were also lucky to find a patch of sunflowers along the road. The owner of the property was more than generous about letting us take photos there. It's all part of my, "It'll never happen unless you ask" motto. Or you know, trespass, but luckily we didn't have to do that.

Congratulations to this mom and dad, who are going to be insanely loving and awesome parents!

Oriana + Adamo | Engaged

A few weeks back Oriana, Adamo and I met at Bice in Montreal before their engagement party to photo their spiffy attire and celebrate their wedding, which will take place next year!

Their cousin, the talented Fusion Photography, will be the photographer of their wedding day, and he's a lucky man to get these two in front of his camera - I was honoured to have them for the engagement party, especially since Oriana and I were photography students together back in the day!

We had a great time chasing light down Sherbrooke street, I was getting anxious with the sun dipping behind the high rises until we found a rooftop to play with.

Wishing them love, happiness, and thanking them for having me on this day!