Marc and I have known each other since our freshman year of high school back in Trenton, Ontario, and even though life has taken us here, there, and everywhere, we still have each other’s back when the moment calls for it. True friendships that last the decades are hard to find, and when you do, it’s a true blessing.
In June 2018, I travelled to Golden, B.C. for a whirlwind weekend out in the Rockies to photograph and attend the wedding day of my boy Marc - my “friend-to-the-end” - and his lady lass, Ms. Jackie B.
With family and friends flying in from Canada and the U.S., the weekend was filled with so much love, so many laughs, and an endless aray of stunning landscape. It’s always a joy to be able to join in on such special occasions, and it was a true pleasure capturing the wedding day of my dear friend. So without further delay, take a look into the wedding day of Marc + Jackie B. xo
When I was back home visiting in August, I squeezed in a small family portrait shoot with the beautiful Rachel and her equally lovely family. Having worked with Rachel for a brief period at The Salon in Belleville, ON, I was lucky to experience her bright and radiant soul. She's truly a wonder, and when I had the opportunity to photograph her and her family on their family-run farm in the small town of Wooler I wasn't going to miss out! But enough with the introductions - here are the Gibsons xo
Location: Opoma Farms
Opoma Farms is a family run beef farm in Wooler, Ontario. When you can find quality not only in the product that a farm is producing, but also in the people being the brand - you know you've found something special. #shoplocal xo
Location: Opoma Farms
Jen + Dave
I had photographed Jen's daughter Daisy the year prior in a fun outdoor portrait shoot, and so when her mother Jen reached out looking for a wedding photographer for her upcoming nuptials to Dave, I was thrilled! Held on a beautiful June afternoon at Crockett's Run in Logan, Ohio, these two definitely knew what they wanted for their day and it went off brilliantly. From the moment the groom let me in on his secret that he was going to surprise Jen with her dream ride, I knew this day was going to go down perfectly :)
Surrounded by the stunning backdrop of green trees, hills, and blue skies, Jen and Dave said their I Do's in front of their closest friends and family before dancing the night away in the lodge, and it was such a joy photographing their day. And now I'm so excited to finally be able to publish some of their images for your viewing :) Enjoy!! xo
Venue: Crockett's Run, Logan, Ohio Wedding day: June 10, 2017
On February 9th, 2017 my husband and I headed West. Waaaaaay west. We flew from our snowy digs in Ohio to Brisbane, Australia where we would eventually catch our connection flight to Perth in the WA. My brother has lived in Perth for over three years, and I'd yet been able to make the trek to visit him and the country he now holds a passport to.
The trip was stunning. The city, its surroundings, and the easy breezy nature which is accented with that fresh salty air coming off the Indian Ocean. Here are some photos. Now go pack your bags xo
Nikolas R.'s Bar Mitzvah celebrations
Temple Israel & The Jeffrey Mansion October 2016 Bexley, Ohio
Ana + Andrew
It was an insanely gusty, stormy day with rain pouring down from morning until evening, but an hour before we were set to meet, the rain stopped, the clouds departed and we were left with unexpected sun and warmth!
For Ana + Andrew's engagement shoot, we wandered the downtown vicinity of Columbus, Ohio, hitting up classic spots like the newly renovated metropolitan library, Schiller Park in German Village, and the Union Station Arch in the Arena District. What looked like a monsoon stricken day turned out to be a lovely, chill evening for photographing xo
Ashley + Tom
When a make-up artist marries and her entire party is filled with hair stylists and estheticians, you can be sure of two things: 1) The people involved will look phenomenal, and 2) It's going to be a good night!
I had the complete joy and privilege of photographing my friend and old co-worker's wedding in a stunning setting of Brighton, Ontario. The team at The Salon, and Salon You not only supplied the beauty skillsets for the day, but also resounding joy and support for their team mate's wedding day!
The wedding took place at the groom's family farm, and it was one of the most beautiful backdrops to such a celebration. I miss these wonderful people dearly, and I'm so excited to share the many amazing moments from their wedding day xo
I had met Daisy earlier this year, or perhaps late last year.. either way, when I thought about shooting a portrait session in between weddings this past summer, her name immediately popped into my head. She's an amazing self-taught artiste when it comes to make-up applications (yes, she did her own make-up), and a confident, natural stunner. She's now off in Europe for the next four years as she pursues her Bachelor's degree, and so this was a last minute session captured in Columbus, Ohio's Franklin Park days before her departure. So without further delay - here is Daisy xo
Carlos + Nevada
On the morning of August 6, 2016 I made my way into Indianapolis, IN to capture Carlos and Nevada's wedding day. Held at the Benton House, the couple decorated its naturally stunning interior with crafted trinkets, homemade treats, and woodblock prints at each place setting. The whole day was filled with so much love and joy, and the intimate atmosphere provided the perfect platform for a wonderful day. It was such a creative wedding to shoot since both the bride and groom are immensely talented artists, and I had so much fun spending the entire day with them. xo
Corey + Abby
On an unusually cold and windy May day, Corey and Abby wed lake side in Michigan City, Indiana. Through the near freezing temperatures and numbing cold, all of their loved ones gathered around to celebrate the duos' nuptials. And the couple even braved freezing winds to capture some photos on the beach - I'd say it was well worth the chill! xo
May 2016 | Michigan City, Indiana
A to Z
A beautiful autumn afternoon in October 2015 sat as the backdrop to a fun and breezy engagement shoot for Corey Z. and Abby A. xo
Slowik & Robinson, LLC
Headshots and portraits shot of the legal team of Slowik & Robinson, LLC located in downtown Columbus, Ohio.
What appeared to be a proposal to Stephanie in the school yard they met years before, Riley's true surprise came to light in that he had invited all of their closest friends and family to witness their wedding in that same spot a mere few hours later! An extraordinary day of which the ongoing surprises - the ring, the decorations, the ceremony - can all be seen on Stephanie's face throughout the album as the day unfolded. xo
June 2015 | Indianapolis, Indiana
blue jeans denim
A beautiful lass, her mama, and their horse family photographed at their Southern Ontario farm. xo
May 2015 | Wooler, Ontario
release the hounds
Headshots photographed for professionals within the community.
Tania + Don
Headshots shot of Tania and Don, nonprofit professionals in the Southern Ontario region. xo
I assisted a fellow photographer in photographing the groomsmen in a wedding she was hired to shoot. So here's one for the lads. xo
Malika + Michael
I was hired to photograph Malika and Michael's wedding at the beautiful Belleville Club a mere few hours before the event! They hadn't hired a photographer (it was truly an intimate, low-key affair), and so I offered to help after their stylist filled me in on the opportunity. xo