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JODI-LYNN + KEN | MARRIED

I've known Jodi since elementary, we'd walk to school in the mornings, our first jobs in high school were together at the hardware and her mom and I would gossip every dentist visit. She'll always be my beautiful spunky friend that grew up a street away! I wouldn't want anyone else shooting her wedding day. Three kids later and buying a home with Ken, here they are! Jodi talks to me about Ken like we're still back in high school, so in love like we're 16 years old, and Ken looks at Jodi like she's the only person in front of him. You can see it yourself in these photos. It's relationship goals.

There's no right way or wrong way to hold your wedding but in my humble opinion Jodi + Ken did their wedding in all the right ways. They held a private ceremony at their home, with their immediate family, 3 children and 2 dogs in attendance. They prepared the barn for the ceremony site, which will soon become their chicken roost, decorated with an illuminated sign which they made themselves. They both dressed in the house and approached the ceremony together with their dogs. Jodi's engagement ring has a blue sapphire and her wedding shoes were cowboy boots. The kids got to watch their parents give their vows, then wandered around the property with us to take pictures. We ate cake and the couple whisked off to their honeymoon in Niagara. Perfect, from start to finish, in every way.

Congratulations J+K!! All of my love!

Dara & Dylan | Expecting

2017 is coming to a close and I see big changes already since this time in 2016. Every year l to look back and see where the year brought me. So many new faces, techniques I've adopted or perfected, for lack of a better word; I never claim that anything I've done is perfect. Growing is essential and always part of the thrill to keep going. It's something to strive for. The moments I feel close, I've already moved toward something new to move towards. Photography is exciting this way.

Dara and I faced the cold last week for what is one of my last 2017 shoots. Last year we met for her engagement. I'm so thrilled for her and Dylan, who are expecting in as little as a week from today. Obviously 2017 meant great things for them! I feel lucky we had this sunset to use, albeit cold. Dara was a sport to take off her jacket for a few moments at a time. A smart move, this girl rocks pregnancy more than I can ever hope to!

So congratulations, to these two lovely people! I'm looking forward to seeing them and so many others celebrate the pinnacle moments in their lives in 2018!

Happy New Years to you all!

Lizzy + Adam + Ava + 1

Happiest Halloween to all!

It feels only right today to share this family session shot this past month at Quinn Farm in the pumpkin patch. Halloween has been a favourite holiday of mine since always. Today I've done some halloween baking, will be on my way home to trick or treat with my niece and maybe sit down with a scary movie or two tonight.

I was able to photograph little Ava while she was still in her mum's tummy, and now she's quite the ball of energy, excitedly awaiting her newest sibling!

Congratulations Lizzy and Adam on their growing little family!