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Below is a letter I recently received from a bride and a selection of images from her wedding day. My heart feels very full. “Dear Wendy, Looking back on our day, I have such fond memories. From my best friend lacing up my wedding dress in front of the antique mirror in my mom’s old room, to walking down

I should have known not to expect sand dunes and beach grass. Of course, capturing a loving couple on PEI’s beautiful golden coast was my first very excited reaction when Emily first told me about their Charlottetown wedding plans. Emily though, who I had met years ago in art school, has always been one to break the

The Lewis family invited me to their home and golf course, Alderdale Greens to capture their family in true form. Thankfully, the rain drops parted JUST long enough for us to venture to a few holes and the tractor barn. Such a fun family!

It was a gorgeously warm day at Dundee Golf Resort & Cottages for Christie & Allan's beautiful wedding earlier this summer. Their ceremony was mid-afternoon, so they opted to break tradition a little bit and meet up before the celebration began. I absolutely love these moments, often called "First-Looks"— when the bride and groom sneak away privately

Any family photo session that wraps up with a cannonball into the pool, is OK in my books. ha! Nothing says "family" quite like photos in your own backyard. More and more families are opting to keep it close to home and have images captured of them in their day-to-day environments. The Munro family spend most of their

Remington was one happy pup to hear that mom and dad got engaged. Kaleigh and Matthew are getting married next year, so while they were home in Cape Breton on vacation, we got together for a little warm-up engagement shoot, and Remi tagged along for the experience. We walked a around downtown Sydney for a while and

Annie Beth and Justin, originally from Cape Breton and getting married here this summer, have set their roots and are now living in beautiful Halifax. After some chatting we thought it might be fun to take advantage of one of their visits home here to Cape Breton and actually divide their session into two: half here at

Check out some of my favorite photos taken for the Maxner family. Mom Lindsey, is a recent CBU nursing grad so we worked in a few gown photos into their session as well. With two high energy little gals, Zoey and Avery, I can imagine it must be a relief to be finished up and can settle

I'm sure with a quadruple word score, Adam popped the question using their favorite board game. We set out to incorporate Scrabble along with the picnic spot he proposed into their engagement session and thankfully May's beautiful sunny glow joined us on the water as well.

Ahhhh spring. Birds a chirpin', flowers buddin' and it's out with the old. An opportunity to throw open our windows, let some fresh air in, toss out the crap and embrace new ideas that help to simplify our lives. That's exactly what I've been picking at over the past few weeks in prep for a particularly busy

Meet the beautiful newborn twin sister's Paisley & Priya. They just stole my heart. Thank you Leanne and Stephen, for allowing me into your home to help capture this special time. Enjoy!

No other session has made me sob with happiness quite this much. Sarita is my longest and one of my dearest friends. Almost 30 years we've known each other. So, to witness the happiness and love practically bubbling over and shared between she, her awesome husband Colin and their beautiful daughter Priya, can not be topped! Family

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Check out a few favorite shots from Zack's custom high school grad studio session. He's a young man with many talents and hobbies, so the plain ol' cap and gown just didn't cut the mustard. These sessions are a blast. Be who you are and celebrate it. And in this case,

I was so honoured and excited when Loan and Sean asked me to photograph their special day. Not only are they friends of mine, but also because they were performing a traditional Vietnamese tea ceremony. I love sharing in and learning about customs, and was very moved to see their families and cultures come together.  Thank you for

How do you tame 2 very active little boys to stay still long enough for photos? You don't. Don't try. The worst thing you can do is force them to also, because it usually results in tears and pouts. Neither of which we hope for on "family photo day". Your best bet is to let them do

Jillian & Evan are getting married next summer. So to celebrate their engagement, we arranged a little photo session date equiped with hugs and snuggles (them, not I), and we did some amazing sight-seeing as well. They wanted to include their beautiful daughter Raenagh also, who was armed and ready with precious little smiles for us. Couples

Earlier this summer, Alyson and Mark were married at the beautiful Keltic Lodge in Ingonish, Cape Breton. We couldn't have asked for a more amazing day. The sun was shining, the couple was grinning, and their family, friends and guests came from far and wide to celebrate with them. I knew last summer after their engagement shoot,

I've come down with a serious case of baby-fever. BIG time!  How could I not, after a visit with this little cutie. Sweet little Ainsley is the beautiful daughter of friends and past clients Erin & Jeff.  It really is the biggest compliment when people come to you to photograph such amazing milestones in their lives. They

To help celebrate Linda & Lorne's anniversary this summer, their children arranged a family photo shoot to capture their time together and to create some summer memories. Congratulations and all the best to you and your beautiful family.

Erin & Brent will be wed next summer in beautiful Margaree, Cape Breton. We had a ball together investigating it's stunning views and countryside for their engagement shoot. I already can't wait for their wedding next season to take in more of those amazing sunsets. Congrats guys!

There's the teary eyed father moment seeing her for the first time in her white dress. The "holy crap, I'm about to walk down the freakin' isle!" moment,  usually quickly followed by a "do I have anything in my teeth?" moment. There's the  "I'm the luckiest guy in the world" shaken with a little "damn, my gal looks stunning!" moment

There's nothing I like more than an organized bride, and Denise was certainly that. But she wasn't the stickler, fussy kind that got upset or stressed about anything. In fact, she was quite the opposite and was as cool as a cucumber all day. Thoughtful planning and care went into each detail, including her own beautiful invites

I went to NSCAD with Angella & Ursula years back, so was thrilled they asked me to photograph their wedding. I knew the gals would want to do something totally creative and unique to them, and it certainly was just that. Days before their ceremony though, they wanted to do a pre-wedding photo session, so we could

When my friend Ang asked me if I could photograph her family when they were home this summer on their beautiful property, I was delighted. Even more delighted to see them wearing "team" blues

"Pretend I'm not here guys, and just fart around." That's always the advice I offer couples or families that aren't really sure what they're "supposed" to do during a photo session. Obviously, there's more to that of course. I do suggest some poses and positioning to help guide a little, but the very best and most memorable,

The biggest compliment to a photographer, or any business owner for that matter, are clients who keep coming back. In this case, it's like an extra tight hug when they come back to photograph their new little baby. Jessica and John might as well be my agents with the amount of referrals I've gotten from them. I

Monique and Dennis, expecting their first child wanted to celebrate their excitement with portraits to remember this special time before little Ella's arrival. Thankfully our afternoon in beautiful Point Pleasant Park in Halifax, was blessed with warm sunshine and blue skies. ~ Congratulations Monique and Dennis. I had a wonderful time with you and know you'll be

There's far too much cute bundled up in this little tiny package named Micah. She was such a little doll in the studio and didn't seem to mind it a bit. She actually took a break for a nap in her parents' arms. Congratulations Julien and Sandra. She's a cutie pie. P.S. Shouting out to new or expecting

Sam, an aspiring actor who's studying with Neptune Theatre in Halifax, came to me in need of his first set of professional headshots for casting agencies. They key for taking great headshots of this nature, is to keep it simple with solid compositions and to not get too fancy with settings and backgrounds. Agents want to see

There are 2 reasons I title this blog post "When Friends get Married". First, because it's always extra special to photograph a wedding for friends. Ruth and I met and became pals in grade 7. Way back in the day. haha I was "super" excited when Ruth and Adam announced their engagement, then extremely flattered when they

It's 2 weeks and counting for baby Adams.  Two very excited parents await his or her arrival. Alissa and Keir were referred by previous clients which is always a nice compliment, so thank you M+M. I appreciate it Alissa and Keir came by the studio a few weeks ago for a maternity session to help capture a few moments

I just wanted to take a moment to send out a great big congratulatory shout-out to Jessica and John, a lovely couple we photographed last year in Port aux Basques, who are expecting the arrival of their shiny new baby boy in June. Congratulations guys. We wish you all the best and can't wait to see you

Some afternoons I think my dear little MacBook is going to start smoking, or just keel over with exhaustion. haha I love you Apple, for making this beautiful work-horse. I thought I'd share a little glimpse of a typical December afternoon, while finishing up the last 2 weddings of the year. Meg and Matt's wedding, a wicked

Amanda and Rob rocked this shoot! I was so excited to do a maternity session with them, we carefully planned out what style and poses they were looking for and played around with some new lighting as well. They were hoping for a few formal portraits, mixed with some more intimate and playful shots with their little

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Maria and Nico are two of the cutest little munchkins I've ever photographed.  Maria is a little lady, through and through. Curious, imaginative, not to mention patient and overjoyed to have a great little brother like Nico. It took a few minutes to figure out how to ease her out of her shy little shell, but a

Little Eoghan Patrick is brand-spankin' new to the Lynch family, and this summer was his first visit home to Cape Breton to meet his aunts, uncle, and grandparents. I was so honored that they asked me to be apart of their excitement, and to capture their first family photos with their new little man. What made the

The MacNeil's were a hoot! They kindly invited me out to their home for another backyard photo shoot. These are my favs because I'm able to capture them in an environment where they're totally comfortable and at ease. This is particularly helpful with little ones like Dylan, who I THINK would be easily distracted. hehe  What a

Sarah & Kyle celebrated their wedding with family and friends in a beautiful backyard setting in June. What a lovely day -- sunny and warm, and full of smiles and laughter. Sarah was one of the quietest brides I've ever worked with, so it was extra special when she would burst into smiles. Despite a crunch for