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.
A little look into more than a few of the weddings I had the honour of being a part of in 2016. It was the biggest year in my career and one with the most amount of heart. I am so thankful for each one of my couples who trusted me with their love story.
On Wednesday, September 21, 2016 I married my best friend. Our wedding day (well, wedding week kind of, but I'll get to that) was the happiest time in my life. We were married in High Park in front of our closest friends, family and Lucy, our pup. It was more than anything I could have imagined.
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.