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Winter Engagement Session at Devil’s Glen Country Club in Glen Huron, Ontario

Mike + Lindsey Engaged!

Lindsey + Mike

Meet Mike + Lindsey. This super sweet couple got engaged (almost a year ago) at Mike’s happy place, Devil’s Glen Country Club near Collingwood, Ontario. That glorious day back in March 2016 of their original engagement in the woods brought with it a wild ice storm; however, the day we chose for their photography session a year later was unseasonably warm. Being that Devil’s Glen holds a special spot in their hearts (it’s where they first met!), we couldn’t think of a more perfect place to re-visit for their engagement session.

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Winter Engagement Photography Session in Midhurst, Ontario

Dave + Kaitlyn Engaged!

Dave + Kaitlyn

Meet Dave + Kaitlyn. This good-humored couple (they love to laugh!) found us through their venue, one of our new “favouritest” wedding spots around Barrie, Vespra Hills. Love the location and staff! When we chatted about their ideas for an engagement shoot, they mentioned that they wanted a snow day portrait session. Well, that’s exactly what we got! Blustery winds, frigid temperatures and snow squall warnings were in full effect. You couldn’t ask for more perfect conditions for a winter wonderland theme.

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Winter Photography Engagement Session in Barrie, Ontario

Sara + Mike Engaged!

Sara + Mike

Meet Sara + Mike. We first met these two at our place a few months back. From the moment they spoke about their engagement story, we were instantly delighted. Mike surprised Sara with a proposal hidden inside of a fortune cookie (which you could imagine took some serious preparation and planning)! Sara read the fortune, BUT he had stepped out of the room to get the ring, and heard a scream coming from the other room. He ran back to see if she was okay and realized she had read the fortune, and in his hurriedness to check on her safety, he forgot the ring in the other room. So, he had to go back and get the ring and the rest is history. Seriously, could these two be any cuter?!? We knew then and there that we had to incorporate the fortune cookie into their engagement session.

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Photography Engagement Session at Scanlon Creek Conservation Area in Bradford, Ontario

Jimmy + Laura Engaged!

Laura + Jimmy

Meet Jimmy + Laura. We have had the pleasure of knowing Laura for a few years now through the CrossTrainers ministry in Bradford, Ontario. However, recently, we discovered that she attended one of our very first local weddings way back in 2009. When we received an email from her telling us that she was engaged, we could hardly wait to meet the lucky guy. Jimmy + Laura are a wonderful match. We sat down with the two of them a few weeks ago and heard their sweet love story. A tale of how these two singles became a couple while volunteering at a marriage retreat. It was meant to be.

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Photography Engagement Session at Cullen Central Park in Whitby, Ontario

Becky + Brandon Engaged!

Becky + Brandon

Meet Becky + Brandon. A couple we’ve so been looking forward to meeting in person, after our initial Skype call a few months back. They are a super sweet couple from southern Ontario, who love to spend time outdoors. So, we thought the perfect location for their engagement photography session would would be the woodsy trails of Whitby. It was a perfect fall evening for a walk throughout the gardens of Cullen Central Park. We explored the area and got some great portraits of the couple enjoying their time in the park.

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Engagement Photography Session at Deerhurst Resort in Hunstville, Ontario

Dan + Haley Engaged!

Piggy Back

Meet Dan + Haley. These two. There are no words. An adorable couple with an equally adorable story. Dan + Haley only lived a few miles apart their whole lives … however, never met until they both started working at Deerhurst Resort, a favourite Ontario destination in Huntsville. Life is funny that way! Interestingly enough, that is how they found us, too! Haley works in wedding sales for Deerhurst Resort and saw our work from a wedding we captured there earlier this summer. Since so much of their story centers around Huntsville, we all decided that this quaint little town would be the perfect location for their photography engagement session. We met up with the two of them, and their lovable dog Ellie, for a fun night out in Muskoka.

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Engagement Photography at Drysdale’s Tree Farm in Egbert, ON

Andrea + Derek Engaged!

Andrea + Derek

Meet Derek + Andrea. A super sweet couple that we met this past winter (one year prior to their wedding date to be exact) to discuss their upcoming wedding at Drysdale’s Tree Farm. We loved hearing all about their love story, and were even more thrilled when they asked us to capture their wedding day! Derek loves trees. In fact, he is a professional tree climber. We knew we had to incorporate this skill into their portrait session. This was the first time we actually photographed a couple up in a tree. How cool is that!?! We all decided that Drysdale’s would be the perfect location for their summer engagement session, since this would be a completely different time of year than their winter wedding. That way we could capture the changing seasons of this scenic tree-filled sanctuary (one of our favourite wedding venues around the Barrie area).

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Photography Engagement Session in White’s Falls, Ontario

Kirstin + Danny Engaged!

Sir Benson

Meet Kirstin + Danny. A wonderful couple we’ve had the chance to meet a number of times at a few weddings we’ve captured over the years. Many of you might recognize them. We just love these two (and of course, their furry friend “Sir” Benson)! After a chat with the two of them, we all decided that the best place to do their photography engagement session was at their favourite spot in the heart of Muskoka, near the White’s Falls Dam. They live near the town of Port Severn, so they often make time to visit their secret hideaway near the waterfalls, whenever they want to get away and spend a few moments together. After visiting, we can totally see why they keep going back!

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Photography Engagement Session at Niagara Glen Nature Reserve in Niagara Falls, ON

Carla + Sam Engaged!

Carla + Sam

Meet Carla + Sam. A fun-spirited couple of intrepid explorers we had the grand opportunity to spend time with last weekend at the Niagara Glen Nature Reserve in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Carla + Sam are getting married later this year in beautiful Niagara-On-The-Lake. We love traveling around Ontario, doing a bit of reconnaissance work and scouting out new-to-us wedding locations. So, on this particular occasion, we headed south to Southbrook Vineyards, a gorgeous local winery. What an amazing venue and perfect place to get married! After a brief tour, we made our way over to the Niagara Glen Nature Reserve to meet up with Carla + Sam for an adventurous hike near the falls.

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