These two lovely people are getting married this weekend! The past year flew by since these engagement photos were photographed near Jesse’s family farm. I first met Lena through the church we attend and I have seen her grow into such a stunning woman both inside and out— recently graduated from her studies to become a nurse (second nurse Im sharing with you guys in one week) she is so excited to walk down the aisle to the love of her life and I can only imagine will make thee most gorgeous bride on her big day. Jesse watch out, pack tons of tissue cause you are going to need them.
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Luisa and Michael were the perfect pair to kick off the season for me. Their love for one another was so genuine and shone through each and every image – it was tough narrowing down which to share with you guys. I can’t wait to photograph them again this fall and spend even more time around their infectious joy. They were such an easy going couple, willing to try anything I would ask them. After spending time on this incredible beach hidden beach off talbot trail, we ended our session in a wheat field nearby. There just something about a wheat field at sunset that gets me excited every time I get the opportunity to photograph in one. Enjoy these images and looking forward to sharing more work with you all!

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Sharing our baby’s nursery with you today as I not so patiently wait overdue for this baby of mine to make an appearance. For someone who has a really hard time of sitting still this has truly been a test for me. I have completed more on my todo list in the past few weeks than I think I have ever in a really long time. I have to admit two things though A. it has been nice checking things off the list that has been nagging at me for quite some time and B. napping in the middle of the day, even at 40 weeks pregnant still makes me feel guilty.

My main style direction with this nursery as with a lot of things in life lately starting when we started some renovations last year was to bring light, clarity, calm and peace into the house. As Canadians with our long winters and working from home we spend a lot of time indoors so I wanted to bring as much of the outdoor feel and light in as possible. I also wanted to be very selective about the space we are trading for the items that fill up the space we live in. I am constantly going through a state of decluttering and while I don’t consider myself a minimalist by any means I try to make sure that everything I do keep has A. a use and purpose in our home and B. A place. I have a adapted a lot of Marie Kondo’s principles into my decluttering thought process and I can honestly say it’s the only thing that has worked for me for quiet some time now. If you don’t have her book I hight recommend it. The Life-changing Magic Of Tidying Up

It has affected the way I clean, declutter, shop and select items when decorating a new space, including this nursery. I only chose items I absolutely loved and fell in line with the style direction I was after. The bunny prints I spotted on pinterest was one of the first pieces I fell in love with. You can find here. Next was the cozy beautiful arm chair from ektorp ikea called the ektorp I opted for instead of the traditional nursery glider. I am installing the glider swivel piece separately you can order off amazon to make it as convenient as a regular glider. The best part is the cover is completely removable, washable and interchangeable with many styles and colours. With my first pregnancy I opted for the full nursery set and I knew this time I wanted to try less furniture and only choose pieces I will actually use and enjoy. The dresser (something hubby and I purchase in our first few weeks of marriage 10+ years ago in the clearance section of Teppermans for $75 and since painted white with new drawer pulls) is lovely piece for lots of extra storage and the sturdy counter height, makes changing baby less straining on my back. The bedding from H&M, ottoman poof form Homesense and Jelly Cat’s Cuddliest Bunny from Chapters indigo are also a few other cozy pieces I loved including into the finished feel of the room.

 

Other items Included

Chandelier : https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DZGGIBG/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Area Rug, curtain rod, mirror, ottoman poof and pillows: Homesense Canada

Flooring: http://www.floorsmart.ca

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Downtown Toronto Family Day Weekend 2017

 

Just sharing a peek into our past weekend as we spent our last mini vacation together as a family of 3. It’s bittersweet this transition to see our “baby” so grown up and independent. Also took a more documentary style approach shooting style this weekend. I didn’t take out the camera as often as I would have wanted because I promised myself this would be as “unplugged” a weekend could get.
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