Golden hour is one of my favorite times to photograph couples. It’s the secret sauce for that extra glowy, romantic light right before the sun disappears. It’s the most common kind of light we all see in a lot of wedding photography.
For me, it doesn’t really MATTER what the location is - as long as I have that light, there are so many creative ways we can create some really beautiful portraiture.
I always try to at least spend 10-15 minutes with couples during this time and I find a lot of folks really appreciate the little break from their wedding schedule.
Models are our real life couple from this past weekend - congratulations A & B for having me! You two are too cute together.
Last gig of last year was spent with Kayla and Matt. We had such a wonderful time taking portraits at city hall, navigating the busy streets filled with Christmas shoppers and ended our session all cozy at the gorgeous @fairmontroyalyork
It really warms my heart to capture happy people. Forever grateful.
Thank you for ringing in the end of a wonderful season with me K & M and huge thank you to @jmoonmedia for capturing all the feels and for this beautiful edit. 👌
remix 🎶 by @datsunnmusic Sample : Cleo Sol - You are Loved
The last few weeks, I’ve been learning what it means to be truly be courageous.
This year - I’ll be creating some distance from wedding photography and putting a brief pause on new wedding bookings cause I’m feeling a deep shift in my soul. I’m not scared anymore. It’s been almost 10 years since I started this business and I’m feeling it in my bones it might be time for a slow transition.
While this online space has become mostly used as a tool to promote work, I am missing the human aspect of creating rather than constantly feeling driven to stay relevant on a algorithm that’s cares nothing for how I protect my creativity and stay playful.
We are bombarded with tragedy, unattainable perfectionism, commercials, brief dopamine hits with no long lasting wellness in mind and it’s left my spirit feeling confused and anxious. I’ve been trying to spend less time scrolling and more time diving back into the tools that have always inspired me before social media.
Long walks, reading a book, listening to music, sunsets, sketching and drawing, talking and connecting with my creative community, and people watching while I quietly sip my tea at a local coffee shop with an open book that I know I probably won’t read (but knowing I attempted to is nice.)
Taking on less is still one of the best decisions I’ve made and it’s one of the reasons why I’ve felt a new spark with wedding photography in the last year. I’ll be working on some new things and experimenting with offering mentorship for those who are finding themselves in a creative rut and offering meaningful tools outside of all the things you see in the mainstream. Working on ourselves, preserving our sensitivity to the world and protecting your peace is so important as a creative and I’m excited to take all I’ve learned and pass on what I can.
If you’re interested in private mentorship, send me an honest DM with what you’re struggling with and we can decide if mentorship is something you need from me.
Stay vulnerable, and for you sensitive artists out there - I know it’s exhausting to feel so deeply but that’s what makes you a great. you’re not alone. ❤️
That’s a wrap 2023! This year has truly been a gift. 🎁
From the bottom of my heart, to my friends, to my family, to every single wedding vendor and to everyone I had the pleasure to work with this year - thank you for an unforgettable year. You have no idea how much it means to me.
Hoping for many more years where I can keep creating.
Mix by @datsunnmusic - this track literally lights my heart on fire.
I have been dreaming of photographing a wedding at the Toronto Reference Library - designed by Raymond Moriyama - since forever and I’m so glad it was for Angie & Dragan (the coolest names ever!). This day was just pure art and I’m so thankful.
Honestly surprised I’m even posting something holiday themed cause I’m pretty much like the Grinch when it comes to this time of year. 🤷🏻♀️ this session is giving Christmas-gothic romance vibes and I’m here for it.
@atelier_josephine melted my frozen heart with this session and loved how she wanted her studio to be documented for her own holiday branding.
Thank you Josephine for being you and bringing the sparkle back to holidays for me. I am 10000% in to do this every year with you. 🌲❤️
Who wants to see the behind the scenes reel for this session?