These two have a long distance relationship for their careers which sees them at either side of the continent, and they’re planning a destination wedding in 2013.  In the end though, it’s all about being able to spend a bit of time together at home.  Love these images from Timmie and Dan’s early evening session at Bronte Park.

xx’s and oo’s

Judy

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I just loved this engagement session with Natalie and Eliot!  It was a great time traveling down to Niagara with them, visiting the Niagara Butterfly Conservatory and the park gardens.  Aside from having bunches of fun at the park and gardens, we also stopped on the way home for some images among the grapevines.  The Niagara region has no lack of photo locations; all you have to do is turn down a side road or pull over and you have the most wonderful scenery!

Natalie and Eliot – you guys absolutely rocked this session.  I can’t wait for your wedding at Crosswinds Golf and Country Club here in Burlington in just a few short weeks.

xx’s and oo’s

Judy

 

 

 

 

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When Karen asked me to photograph her daughter in Irish dance costume, I jumped at the opportunity to do something completely different with dance portraits.   Gwen has been involved in competitive Irish dancing for years, has won oodles of medals, and had decided since she is moving on to high school, this was going to be her final year of performing.   Being a mom to a ballet dancer, I knew what I would want to see if it was my daughter’s last year of performance.  As parents, we always get the beautifully costumed photos and action shots taken at the recitals and competitions.  What I never have is the ability to see how much care and love we spend in making our girls look wonderful for their performances every time they practice or go out on stage. It’s a mom and daughter ritual that never grows old.

I had so much fun learning all about the ins and outs of the Irish dancing rituals from Karen and Gwen.  I learned about the beautiful costume which comes directly from Ireland; the curled wigs, which is a tradition borrowed from the days of little girls being dressed in their best with their hair curled for church. And of course, I loved getting a chance to spend time with Gwen, who is just at that point of getting ready to start new adventures in high school – a time in a girl’s life that I can definitely relate to with my own daughter.

To Gwen, I wish you so many good things as you start this exciting new chapter of your life in the fall.  To Karen, here are your memories of the countless hours spent with your daughter as she’s grown up dancing over the years.

xx’s and oo’s

Judy

 

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A little mini preview today for A and J of their beautiful East Indian wedding images.

From the mini Baraat, which had my groom and his friends learning Bollywood dance moves (or as I was taught, pick the grapes and put the pizza in the oven!)  to their beautiful ceremony designed to look like a twilight wedding in a hidden forest straight out of a fairy tale, this wedding was filled with love and a lot of fun!

I was so thrilled to be able to cover not only the wedding day, but also their pre-wedding blessing and ceremony, and the Mehndi and Garba evening as well.   I’m loving all of the wonderful East Indian wedding splendor!

xx’s and oo’s

Judy

Vendor credits:

Ceremony and reception venue:  Otello’s Banquet Hall

Wedding make-up, hair and bridal dressing:    Usha

Ceremony staging and design:  The Perfect Setting

Wedding portrait photography location: Paletta Mansion

Videography:  Powerpack Images

Wedding weekend photography:  Judy Jakusz Photography

East Indian wedding photography in Toronto

 

 

 

 

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