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Engagement Photography in Barrie, Ontario

Nancy + Steve Engaged!

Meet Nancy + Steve. This sweet couple met and fell in love at a local establishment right here in Barrie. For their engagement session, we thought revisiting one of their favourite spots downtown would be a fun idea. But first, family time. Nancy + Steve are the proud parents to two downright adorable little children, so we thought it would be super fun to invite them for a few family photos to start the session. For the family portraits, we brought along our junior junior assistant (our little guy) who’s an expert in getting children to laugh. Seriously, his mastery in this skill is unrivaled. After a few family pics, we were able to spend some time with just Nancy + Steve for a fun night out on the town.

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Engagement Photography Session in Toronto, Ontario

Taylor + Greg Engaged!

Meet Taylor + Greg … and their adorable pup, Thea (isn’t she the cutest puppy ever)!?!! Taylor + Greg found us through their friends, whose weddings we’ve had the great pleasure of capturing through the years. We were delighted when they emailed and asked us to document their special day, too! For their engagement session, we traveled to their neck of the woods in Toronto. We were hoping for a fall engagement session, but as such with the Great White North, the weather has grown colder over the past few weeks. Although the calendar says autumn, the temperatures feel like winter wind blowing in. In true Canadian fashion, Taylor, Greg and Thea braved the cold and had tons of fun! We met at High Park and took Thea for a walk. After touring the area a little, Taylor’s parents showed up to doggy-sit while we continued on with the session. After a short hike, we decided to make our way over to Liberty Village for a change of setting. Taylor pulled up the ‘Waze’ app on Greg’s phone for instructions and her voice (which she programmed into Greg’s phone) directed our path. Love it! After a few moments in the village, we said our goodbyes and Taylor + Greg headed off to their ultimate frisbee date nearby. It truly was a great evening!

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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 in Muskoka, Ontario

Amy + Dustin Engaged!


Engagement sessions are the best! It is such a joy to spend quality time with a couple prior to the wedding day. We love when couples select a spot that is unique to their love story. Amy + Dustin chose her family cottage, Breezy Point, on Lake in Muskoka. What a perfect location for portraits! Despite the cottage’s title, our evening consisted of very little breeze. It was a calm and gorgeous summer night!

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Engagement Photography Session in Midhurst, ON

Amanda + Matt Engaged!

What can we say about Amanda + Matt? We absolutely adore them! It’s true. They’re joyful, and fun personalities, are contagious. You can’t help but smile whenever you’re around them. When we found out they got engaged, we were so happy for them! And, when they asked us to capture their big day, we were over the moon. You see, we’ve known them for a couple of years now. We first met the happy couple at the wedding of their good friends, Kori + Gareth. From there, they made special appearances (as members of the bridal party and/or guests) at several other weddings we’ve had the great pleasure of capturing over the years. That’s why Paul was so thrilled to get to spend the evening with the two of them at their engagement session.

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Country Engagement Photo Session in Harley, ON

Just A Little Bit Country | Christina + Tom Engaged!

Christina + Tom are a such a spirited couple. It was obvious from our first meeting on Skype, that they love to have a good time together (Yay! Fellow gamers!). Originally, the plan was to start their engagement photography session at the apple orchard behind their place in Harley; however, the hard winter delayed the apple tree blossoming season, so we decided to start the session in downtown Princeton, ON–a town full of character and old world charm. For many years, we’ve longed to shoot in Princeton and finally we got our chance.

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