Best Of 2017: Engagements and Couples Sessions

One image from every engagement/couples session I did this year. Putting this together made me remember how truly grateful I am to have experienced all of these adventures with amazing people. Thank you to everyone who trusted me this year. Best Of Weddings 2017 coming soon! 


Adriana and Mateusz created a day filled to the brim with the things they love: the city, adventure, dance, music, and so. much. good. food. I want to write something that does this day justice, but still - months after shooting this, I'm at a loss for words. These two are so full of life that being around them inspires you to see the world in a better light, too. To give you an idea of how unique and full of spirit they are, I want to share a little BTS of their wedding day with you. Adriana and Mateusz went to the park every single day months before their wedding to practice the choreography of the La La Land dance. This was their first dance which you will see part of their reception! It was so spectacular, and so them! Not only that, but they planned every aspect and detail of the day themselves, even down to creating their very own menus topped with dried lavender. I'm grateful to call these two friends and to have created this story, together, with them. 

Vendor info at the bottom of the post. Thank you to my second photographer, Matthew Robin, for capturing this day with me. 

Venues and shoot locations: Ritual Spa, St Michael's College at University of Toronto, St. Basil's Basilica, Royal Conservatory of Music. 

Cake - Bidziu Handmade
Catering - Daniel et Daniel
Wedding dress - Mikaella Bridal from Ferre Sposa boutique
First dance white dress - Name of Love
Bridesmaid dresses - Name of Love
Polish dress/crown - from Krakow in Poland
Engagement ring - Cartier
Wedding bands - Anice Jewelry
Hair/Makeup - Ritual Hair Skin and Beauty
Invitations - Mateusz Nowacki (husband designed) Adriana Nowacka hand painted each one
Officiant - Father Edward Smith (St. Paul's Basilica)
DJ - DJ Grump
Band - Lady be Good
Chairs/tables - RCM
Linens etc. - RCM
Grooms suit, tie - indochino
Pocket square - Handmade from an etsy market
Shoes - Grenson (Groom's), Canon Blanc (Bride's) 
Groomsmen - Indochino everything
Socks - Simons

Frances + Joel: An intimate wedding on a hill in Grey County, Ontario

There are weddings where my heart is overwhelmed by the genuine love surrounding me and this was one of them. Frances + Joel celebrated the second part of their wedding celebrations in fog-filled Grey County. I can't even describe the feeling of seeing these two pledge their love to each other on a hill in the rain, with all their family and friends (and dogs) standing around them.

Thank you for letting me witness your love, thank you for inspiring me, thank you for getting completely covered in mud with me.