Rustic barn weddings are so gorgeous!  The textures, the colours, the details!  This wonderful rural wedding was made even better by dramatic wedding day weather – how much more exciting can it get when you have storm clouds heading toward you and pouring rain one minute and sunny skies the next.  Oh well – it’s all in the day of a wedding photographer!  Love that my couples always role with whatever they’ve been handed on their day — and the smart pro wedding photographer always has plan B, C and D up her sleeve!

Wedding gown by Stella York

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As a professional wedding photographer, I like nothing better than to discover new venues and meet new people, but it’s always an honour to work with my previous clients and their extended families via referral.  That’s just what I did with Jenny and Mark and their Greek Orthodox wedding ceremony and reception.

I had photographed Jenny’s sister Christine’s baby at her baptism several years ago, and when Jenny’s sister contacted me to say that her family wanted me to photograph Jenny’s Greek wedding I was absolutely over the moon.

Having photographed a number of Greek baptisms, I was excited to see a Greek wedding up close!

It was a wonderful wedding day beginning with bridal rituals at home, including the blessing of the wedding dress by Jenny’s sister.

Jenny and Mark opted to go to James Gardens in Toronto for a colourful backdrop to their family , wedding party and couples photos.  Then it was off to Roma’s Hospitality Centre for reception fun that included a traditional money dance complete with a roasted pig.

Ceremony Venue:  Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church

Photo Venue:  James Gardens, Toronto, ON

Reception Venue:  Roma’s Hospitality  Centre

xo

Judy

 

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Fall engagement photos = Complete photo eye candy alert!

Nicole and Bryan grew up right near Central Park in Burlington, so it was their first choice when I asked them where they would like to do their engagement session.  So much laughter and love all packed into one hour!

Here are just a few of my favourites….

xo

Judy

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This wonderful morning light portrait session started with a gift certificate given to her sister in law by one of my former brides.  I remembered sis and her husband from the wedding, so it was so exciting to see them again in their own home and setting with their growing family!  Mom has gorgeous photo collections on her walls, and I definitely focused this session on something fabulous to add to them.

Backyard sessions like this make everyone relaxed, so we had plenty of mom dad and baby time while the boys played in their tree fort.  Their beautiful backyard leads directly into the treed woodlot hills of Ancaster, so this little one will grow up with lots of room to explore!

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When Erin and Chris told me they wanted to have their engagement photography session along the Burlington waterfront I was so excited!  I haven’t had a chance to have a session there since the new pier opened, so that was the first place we headed for photos.  What a gorgeous day we had, pretty temperatures, a little bit of cloud, and not too many people for a beautiful Sunday by the water at Spencer Smith Park.

Now Erin tells me that she and Chris are photo newbies; they’ve never had professional photos taken together – ever… What do you think about that? ….. Hmmmmmm…..

….. these two absolutely light up the place with their fun and relaxed attitude.

I can’t wait to see what their July wedding at Copetown Woods Golf Club has in store for us!

 

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