Thursday, November 19, 2015

An afternoon with the V family! {Strathroy Ontario Family Photographer}

I spent an afternoon with the V family in their beautiful backyard.  
We ran, we danced, and mom and dad spent quite a bit of time bravely swinging the littles around to get some giggles for our images. 





And, of course, we took the time to get some portraits of mom and dad on their own - so important to have some images of yourselves as a couple in addition to the family shots!
 



 


And, one more shot of the little V's to end the post.  Such cuties!


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Monday, November 2, 2015

Mark and Kate are Married, Part Two! {Peterborough Ontario wedding photographer, Elmhirst resort wedding}

Well hello there!  When we last left you, Mark and Kate's backyard party was just getting into full swing - guests were having an awesome with the lawn games!  (For anyone curious, Kubb is a Danish game that can get hilariously competitive.)  

PS - Did you miss Part One?  Drop everything and CLICK HERE.  We'll wait. 


Also hugely popular - a giant jenga game that doubled as a guest book.  Everyone was encouraged to play - but you had to sign your block before you were allowed to put it back!


The messages varied on the scale of sentimental and humorous.



As the sun began to set, everyone headed into the reception room where the wedding party was introduced to much applause.
In order to get Kate and Mark to kiss, guests had to answer a trivia question about the couple.




Love how many smiles there were through the first dances!






And then the dance floor opened.  And the photographer was happy.







And then this happened.

Finally, ring shot.  Peacock feather style.


Mark and Kate - thank you so much for allowing us to be a small part of your wonderful wedding day!  Wishing you both a life full of shared adventures, laughter and love.  

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Sunday, November 1, 2015

Mark and Kate are Married - Part One! {Peterborough Ontario wedding photographer, Elmhirst resort wedding}

Mark and Kate were married at Elmhirst Resort - they planned a beautiful and intimate small wedding that was quintessentially them - fun, relaxed, and full of laughter!

(Have you already seen this post and want to go right to part twoClick here!)


I started the day off with Kate and her bridesmaids at her parent's house in Peterborough - Kate used a peacock theme for her colours - keep an eye out for the gorgeous peacock feather details on her dress later on!
Kate and her dad had a sweet moment when he saw her in the dress for the very first time - he had been very careful to avoid catching a glimpse of it during the entire lead up to the big day.



Meanwhile, Mark and the guys were getting ready at his family cottage.  Everyone met early at Elmhirst to do photos before the ceremony.  Kate and Mark had a first look where they got to check each other out in full wedding gear - love their reactions!  First looks are such a great way to keep your wedding day flowing - because we did most of the pictures before the ceremony, Kate and Mark were able to spend far more time enjoying the reception with their guests.  (Though I do admit to stealing them for 20 minutes closer to sunset to get some images with the extra pretty light!)
















The ceremony had some beautiful and unique details - Kate and Mark stood under an arch made out of birch branches and their guests stood in a circle around them as they said their vows.


Guests were asked to pass their rings from person to person as the ceremony began, giving a blessing or a special wish to them before Kate and Mark put them on.







As guests headed to the reception area, we took a moment to catch a few shots of the details....


......and then headed right back outside to catch the action during the reception.  So many smiles, so much laughter.


Click here to see Part Two - beer pong, lawn games, speeches and dancing.  So. much. dancing.  

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