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What is a first look? In the past few years, first looks have become incredibly popular, and for good reason! Being able to have an epic cocktail hour you can actually be present at and lots of really pretty, meaningful portraits of you and your spouse on your wedding day is a treat! It’s a […]

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My Favourite Gear to Shoot With I remembered when I was starting out in photography and wanted to know the wedding photography gear all my favourite photographers used! There is so much gear out there so it can be really overwhelming knowing where to start. First off, Nikon and Canon are very similar, it’s just […]

My Favourite Lightroom Tool! Here’s my favourite editing tool in Lightroom that I absolutely can’t live without! The TONE CURVE!  However, use it with grace. Less is definitely more with this baby! I just it very sparingly and I still get such dramatic results with it. Here’s are two examples of my images. On the […]

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Editing to Keep Your Photos Consistent There is nothing more eye catching about a photographer than the first thing you’ll ever see; their photos! Most importantly, their style of editing. One of the questions I’ve been asked on Instagram so many times is how to edit photos consistently, even through different lighting. A few things […]

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Cass & Tony If you’ve ever heard me rave about Grand Beach and how much I love it, this right here is why! This Grand Beach bridal session was extra special to me for many reasons! One being that Tony and Cass are some of my and Valerio’s best friends. Almost two years ago they […]

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Spirit Sands Being around Nikky and Roger is as effortless as it looks. And then put them in nature, their happy place and it’s just good for the soul to be around them! This summer we made the trip out along with my husband to Spirit Sands and the 4 of us did the day-long […]

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Johanna & Caleb When Johanna first asked me to shoot her and Caleb’s wedding I couldn’t have been more excited! We’ve become friends in the past few months through church and the photography world and nothing thrills me more than shooting a friends wedding. We explored Birds Hill on their romantic winter engagement session and […]

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Jenny & Liam I have known Jenny for years, since junior high I think! Getting to photograph her engagement session with her new fiancé was a total treat. Now most of my engagement sessions are quite different because I always shoot them at sunset. But for theirs we tried something different and ventured out into […]

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Anastasiya & Corey Meeting Anastasiya and Corey for their Kenora engagement session was easily a highlight of my summer. Their radiant personalities are so hard not to love and neither was their dog! And I know how much like 99% of you love dogs! We had such a fun evening running around Kenora’s countryside, trying […]

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Madi & Ryley One of my favourite summer evenings right here. Ryley & Madi are good friends of mine, and that makes getting to show the world their unique and amazing relationship so incredibly special to me. They took me to one of their favourite places in Sandilands for their Canadian autumn engagement. From there, […]

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Valerio & Vanessa One of our favourite places to be is my family’s cabin on Lake of the woods. We spent so many summer weekends there and I have thousands of perfect memories on that island. It was where Valerio first told me he loved me. We were sitting in the boat tied up to […]

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