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Archive for September, 2010

Brown Family Photos

I have now had the pleasure of photographing all of the Brown siblings and their gorgeous families!! Here are a few from Lizz and Jamie Brown’s family photo shoot at their beautiful home in London. Enjoy!!

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It was so fun to watch these kids and how much fun they had with eachother and their parents!! Dad couldn’t spend five minutes at their level without turning into a human jungle gym!!

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This next photo is one of my favourites. Allison did NOT like the sun so we decided to give her a break while we took some photos of the boys. When we turned around this is what we found. She had managed to find the only strip of shade in the entire backyard and was completely content!

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And I’ll end the post with a few black and whites. The Brown’s told me they LOVE black and white photos  so here are some of my favourites!

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Back-to-School Family Photos

Family Photos london ontarioI have always thought that September 1st, rather than January 1st, should be the New Year.

September, more than any other time of the year, feels like a time for new beginnings. There is something magical about the crispness in the morning air, and the long stretch of orange light at the end of the day.   I think that this latest series of family photos with the Studnicka’s really captures that magic.  The evening light in Harris park was just gorgeous and you could feel the excitement of back-to-school. 

I had so much fun with Mindy & Matt and their three kids; Jeffrey, Joey and Allie and their pup, Sam.

Cristina & Jeremy – A Beautiful, Rainy Wedding Day

I had some trouble coming up with the name for this blog post, because the reality is that it was a very rainy day… but I worried that “rainy” would have negative connotations.  Part of what made these wedding photos so beautiful was the rain, and who says that rain can’t be beautiful?? The colours outdoors were so rich (even under umbrellas) and we discovered some absolutely gorgeous indoor locations to shoot that we likely wouldn’t have discovered otherwise.  Plus, it poured rain on my own wedding day, so I kind of have a soft-spot for rainy wedding days!

Again, I had the pleasure of being the second-shooter with Nova from NovaMarkina Photography ( for Cristina and Jeremy’s beautiful, rainy wedding day.

Here are a few of my shots from the day!

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