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Jackie and Lee met while she went down to Bermuda for a teaching position. Both being teachers, they hit off, and have taken turns travelling back and forth to visit each other as often as possible ever since. Lee came up here last winter during the ice storm, and this year he got to experience a bit of our freezing cold February – quite the introduction to Ontario! We all kept an eye on the weather forecast, trying to pick a day that wasn’t going to be minus one million, but with the constant changes, we just decided to go for it!

Jackie has been a competition skater for as long as I’ve known her (she’s the same age as my “little” brother), so she knew she wanted to get out her skates during their winter engagement session. My fingers and toes may have numbed and thawed numerous times during this session, but it was totally worth it! We even had a deer sneak into a couple photos as well.

I can’t wait to photograph their wedding in August at Stonewall Estates!

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Toronto traffic played a role in the outcome of this session – normally we aim to be done the session as the sun disappears from view, but a late start meant we kept on shooting and found other ways to light our photos! Though unintentional this time, this is my second night time Distillery District engagement session, and I love how they turned out. Next time I should bring an assistant with me though, as I almost left my flash in a tree!


Lara and Derek brought their adorable son, Owen, along for their engagement session. We had Grandma come along as well in case he got bored, but he was happy to explore as we made our way around Cullen Central Park in Whitby. The light was gorgeous this evening, a perfect backdrop for both romantic engagement images, and cute family photos.

I met with these two the same week they got engaged, and Lara explained to me that she wanted to get as much of her planning done as soon as possible to avoid that last minute stress – smart lady! I can’t wait to see all their hard work come to fruition at their backyard wedding in July :)

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