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Mary & Rob – Married by the Beach!

Mary & Rob couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day for their outdoor wedding. There is a belief that the more postive energy you put out into the universe, the more of it comes back to you. If there is any truth to that, it may be part of the reason why the weather shined so favourably on them for their wedding day. Both of these two are full of positive energy! They are happy, easy-going and so in love with eachother.

The entire wedding took place on Mary’s parent’s property overlooking the lake just north of Grand Bend.  They decorated the tent to look like a tropical paradise! I loved the golf-flag table markers!

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Rob was surprisingly cool and collected just a few hours before the ceremony. Rounding up all his groomsmen together to take some photos proved to be our biggest challenge!



Then it was off to see the girls! Mary got ready for the ceremony in her childhood bedroom. There were memories on every surface and in every picture frame.

And then it was time to say “I do!”  Mary & Rob said their vows overlooking the lake with the sun high in the sky.  They did an amazing job of incorporating so many of the important people in their lives into their ceremony.  . . . and this “here comes the bride sign” was way too cute!!

After this photo was taken, Mary insisted that if Rob got to dip her, that she wanted to dip him too! I don’t think he enjoyed it nearly as much as she did!!

While we were taking this photo – Mary kept eyeing the seagulls down the beach.  These next photos show what happened next!!

Congrats Mary & Rob! Thank you for letting me be a part of your amazing day!!

Grand Bend – Marj & Tom’s “Just Because” Photos

Last week I had the pleasure of meeting Marj and Tom to snap a few “just because” photos. They won a gilded lily photo shoot through a raffle with all the proceeds going towards helping to rebuild the clubhouse in their community!

We had to reschedule once because of rainy weather, and absolutely lucked out with a beautiful day to take some great photos around their home in Grand Bend and down at the beach! It was so clear to me how much these two love eachother (and their adorable pup!) I’ll let the photos speak for themselves!

Sarah & Thane – Engaged!

Sarah, Thane and their little guy, Liam, met me at the Forks of the Thames in London this week to snap some engagement shots as they prepare for their upcoming wedding in August. Sarah and I met many years ago when we both worked slinging burgers and beers at the J-Dee’s Market Grill, actually just around the corner from where we took these shots.  Life has come a long way since those days; Sarah and Thane have raised their beautiful little boy Liam, and are looking forward to saying “I do” very close to this same spot in just a few months!

We waited until late in the day to catch these photos, and it’s a good thing because it was a sweltering hot day.  The humid, hazy, late-day light made for some absolutely beautiful photos.  Here are some a few of my favourites!

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