The Love (Actually) Exhibition is a show I'm curating at the Gladstone hotel for the month of February aka Love Month. The show features the work of 30 photographers in the Toronto wedding community as well as a list of the other magical wedding gurus that were a part of each wedding that the photo comes from. The show focuses on the love and happiness during weddings as seen through real moments.
Love. Feel it in your bones kind of love. Make you want to get home just a little quicker to see them kind of love. Can't help but smile your silly face off at dinner across the table at them love. Hold on just a little longer or have one extra goodbye smooch in the morning kind of love. This love, this is what it's all about.
Although most people know me as a wedding photographer, I also spend so much of my time photographing other chapters in people's lives. From maternity sessions, newborn shoots and even birth photography. From first smiles to crawling, then walking and then of course having their parents chase them around the house with absolute delight; covering these moments in all their beauty is some of the most rewarding work I do.
I love open windows and loud music. I love the smell of rosemary, baked goods and lavender. I’m an excellent parallel parker and it takes me almost 6 hours to finish a cup of coffee. I am a wife, a friend, a sister, a daughter, an artist, a woman, organized chaos, and I’m proud of the life I’ve built. I love deeply, I give my trust too freely (I’m working on that one), I love adventures and being at home with my husband and dog. I’m ordinary, but different. I’m kind, but I’m definitely a firecracker. I end most weddings at home in the bath with a whiskey on the rocks. I’m married to the most kind, weirdest and most handsome musician of a man and I get excited just coming home to see him. I dig creativity, laughter, honesty and just enough sarcasm. I admire people who aren't afraid to love, who kiss passionately and who open their hearts to the right people.
I think putting the things that you hope for into the universe is something that everyone should do. They say only those that believe in magic can see it. I think the same goes for those that wish, maybe those wishes just might come true. Here are some of the wishes I have and a few of the items off my Bucket List or 101 list.