I have always been intrigued with the path people take to get to one another. I love hearing stories of how lovers made it to the point in their lives where their paths cross and how long time friends came to be.
As I work with my couples, the question of how they heard about me will always come up. Lydia found me through Nikole’s Sneak Peak feature I photographed for Design Sponge! The powers of the internet and its ability to bring people together never cease to amaze me!
I love the energy and enthusiasm Lydia & Sam have had about planning their wedding from the beginning. These two are always all smiles! I am super excited for their wedding coming up in a few weeks!
The cats gathered around as I opened this lovely package I received from Nathan in the mail. I think they sensed how excited I was to take a peak at the first issue of Kinfolk Magazine.
Nathan compiled an amazing group of people for the first issue; I have read all the articles, poured over every image and I am so inspired by each piece. Congratulations to everyone involved!
I was lucky to be part of the first issue in a small way. My photo of a house from our travels is placed at the end for farewell. I quite love it in that spot.
I spent the evening reading through the magazine with the cats sitting close by. I mentioned before that I never really had success getting Mea and Mojo in the same photograph together but for one reason or another, they both decided to sit with me that day. I loved that I was spending time with my cats while reading about time spent with yourself, or with loved ones.
It is so hot these days that we take cover inside and come out just before the sun is about to set. This is our favourite time of day to go for walks.
I think it is the neighbourhood cats favourite time too.
Have you seen the first issue of Kinfolk Magazine? So much beauty and so many people I admire in one book. It has really made me realize that I need to carve out some moments to spend quality time with the ones I love, especially in these busy times.
Like going on these evening walks with Jinny more often.
Labels: daily life
When I first met Kira and Ed, the creative couple behind Studio 1:1, it was in a dark room at the Gladstone's Come Up To My Room show in January. They were showing their interactive installation of sparkly lights made from numerous fibre optic strands that created a magical effect. I knew they were a cool couple in our brief meeting in the dark.
Naturally, I was really excited when they asked if we could sit down to talk about photographing their upcoming wedding!
They are so fun and easy going and so adorable together. They made me laugh a lot on the morning of their engagement session! In the dark or in the light, Kira and Ed are perfect!
Kira and Ed actually got married a few weeks ago! Congratulations! I cannot wait to show you the photos from their wedding!
A few days ago, I pinned an image that leads to a tutorial on how to make your own laundry detergent! I was so intrigued.
As I read the post, I was even more intrigued because it didn't sound like a difficult task at all. I was happy to find that I already had 2 out of 3 ingredients in my home. I couldn't find the soap they used (Fels-Naptha) but I read that Dove or Ivory soap would work as well.
I used it on a few loads of laundry already and I think it works! Mostly, I felt proud that I made something because I haven't made anything in a quite awhile!
You should try it!
I am so happy we finally went strawberry picking over the weekend. Strawberry season is one of those things I look forward to every year.
I am also happy my parents came along with us because they were extremely amusing. My mom decided to pick her strawberries in the most peculiar way. She cut the stems with the nail clipper she keeps in her purse because she doesn't want to hurt the berries. I tried to explain to her that it doesn't hurt them to pick them by hand, but she was not convinced.
I just laughed.
Thank you so much for all of the wonderful comments and emails for Melinda + Chris' wedding! They did such an incredible job of putting the whole event together. There were so many aspects I loved about their wedding, one of them is the fact that a lot of the vendors involved are people we really admire, and some are even our good friends.
The Venue : Thrush Holmes Empire
The Caterer : Audrey Demers
The Flowers : Coriander Girl
The Cakes : Nikole Herriott
The Hair/Makeup : Yumiko Caffrey
Melinda's Necklace : Odette NY
Chris’ Suit : Tiger, Sweden, Grreat Stuff, Toronto
Chris' Bowtie : Silver Fox, Cabaret, Toronto
Groomsmen's period costumes : Malabar!
Their wedding invitations were letterpressed in Tanya`s studio!
A lot of people loved Melinda's wedding dress and I am not sure if you know this or not, but along with all the other amazing things she made for the wedding, she made her own dress too! It was stunning to see in person!
If you would like to see more, pop over to Melinda's flickr, as she has loaded more photos from their wedding, here!
Today was one of those amazingly productive days for me but I am signing off for the weekend! Happy Canada Day! Fireworks is on the agenda this weekend!