Grand Pre Wedding

Not doing a whole lot of weddings these days, but this was a special one, as it was the little sister of a dear friend of mine. Turned out to be a really lovely day with a bunch of fun people in Grand Pre!

Who knew New Minas could look so good?

Had a wonderful day hanging out with Jess & Joe, who met on a travel adventure years ago. We took some beautiful photos together but my favorite was taken at the end of the night just behind the Civic Centre in New Minas- I never knew my hometown could look so good. Maybe it just needed these two in the landscape!

Jumping on the bed

The best wedding moments are when the couple feels totally spontaneous despite being dressed up.  I loved that Cindy & Scott were up for anything- including jumping around on the bed like a couple of kids after they were married!

Shining Waters Wedding

Amanda and Tyler were the most wonderful couple. Attractive, sweet, and fun- they made our day together at Shining Waters Marina a fantastic one. It’s so beautiful down there, I hadn’t ever been before, and the venue was fantastic for a wedding! Amanda’s sister set up surprise fireworks for her, which was awesome- and then we got to play with sparklers in the boatyard.

Zombie Apocolypse vows!

Things I never thought I’d hear at a wedding ceremony- “And do you promise to protect me during the Zombie Apocalypse?” “Why yes, yes I do!”
I absolutely loved the creativity and fun that went into this wedding- from the neon green shoes to the zombie references to a locomotion train lead by the bride’s military dad, these guys knew how to have a good. time.

An Aussie and a Lunenburg’er

I love it when people find me randomly- which is what happened with Anni & Jamie, who are from Australia and Lunenburg. They met online down under- and decided to get married while passing through Halifax last week. I was the lucky choice from an online search- and I couldn’t have been more delighted to meet them! Anni laughed and giggled during the entire day- I’ve never met a happier person!

Blomidon in Summer

When newcomers visit the Annapolis Valley, there’s only one spot that we locals take them to get a feel for the valley- up to the lookoff, or “Blomidon.” I’m up there all the time, as the view never gets old. Here are two of my favorites from the last day of Summer- early morning sunrise.

Neighbors wedding

My neighbors daughter got married recently and I got to tag along for the day! They are a stunning couple and came with some creative ideas!

Lindsay & Ian

Lindsay has been a really good friend of mine since we met through work a few years back. She is a wonderful, inspiring business consultant and friend and has seen me through a lot of big life decisions! It was an honour and joy to be there for her wedding to Ian, an equally cool and fun guy.

Golf Course wedding

Had a great but almost rainy day with Sarah and Dwayne on their wedding day! They were super easy and relaxed despite the pending fog and drizzle. Sherwood Golf Course in Chester is a wonderful spot for a wedding and we were well cared for!

My best friend’s wedding

No, this isn’t a movie tag.. it really was my best friend’s wedding! And I got to photograph it. Couldn’t have been a more special day for a more special gal.

I love New Brunswick

Every year, I somehow manage to score a New Brunswick wedding. It’s pretty fun to get ‘out of town’ and go somewhere new, and explore a new part of our beautiful country. A few weeks ago I had an awesome wedding experience with Katie , Justin and their fabulous family on the cliffs and beaches of Albert County, New Brunswick.

Cape Breton

So, I had never really “seen” Cape Breton before this summer. I had been to Sydney a few times, and along the way just thought… “Okay, maybe this is what everyone is talking about….?” (no offense, Sydney or surrounding area!) However this summer my bestie and I did a road trip together around the Cabot Trail, and I had my “ohhhh…. NOW I get it!” moment.

Here are some of my favorites. And trust me, there are many, many more. Every corner you turn on the Cabot Trail is usually a “oooh can we pull over for a photo?” moment.

Driving along this road in Judique for the first time.. I said to my friend “look at those cool clouds. You know what would be great to photograph with those cool clouds? A church.” And literally, five seconds later, there it was.

Ingonish Beach in the morning… we were the only people there

Ingonish Beach at Sunrise

The Keltic Lodge, one of my new favorite places to visit in my mind

A little tiny beach off Little River Road… nobody was there but us!!

Mabou

Margaree in the morning

Margaree

Margaree

Spirit and joy!

I can easily say I have never experienced a wedding with so much love, spirit and joy. This was a FUN day to be a part of- despite it being the hottest day I’ve ever photographed!:)R & R were amazing and I’m proud to share these favorite pics!

Golden Peggy

Also a frequent and favorite landscape spot- the famous Peggy’s Cove here in Nova Scotia. This photo has earned me a spot in National Geographic’s e-travel magazine (2012) as well as the Canadian Geographic scenes calendar (2015). It’s also one of my best sellers.

Halls Harbour Purple

Halls Harbour is a great little tourist spot up on the north mountain in the Annapolis Valley. I’ve been up there several times and it’s becoming a favorite spot to photograph, particularly at sunset. Try the lobster!

Aviation wedding

Some old friends of mine asked me to photograph their wedding, where the photos were going to be taken in the Shearwater Aviation Museum. It was a new spot for me and I love the opportunity to be creative in a new place!

Rain in October

A bit late getting around to posting some of these. On the day of A & B’s wedding it POURED. Fortunately they were super creative and up for anything so we still got some great shots- they were wonderful model!

Ravenwood

I love the Valley in the fall. Have I mentioned that?:)Did an engagement shoot here on this beautiful property and couldn’t help grab a long shot of the driveway in the process. I’ve been looking for a driveway like this!

Just the kind of wedding day you wish for

 

Paola and Ryan were one of those wedding couples that every photographer dreams about having. Beautiful, funny, classy and well organized!

I can’t resist a good shot of the shoes. Every wedding I’ve been to, the bride always has the most fun, colourful or wild ideas about footwear and this bride was no exception!

Success! We did lose the garter so they had to improvise but it worked in a pinch!

Good actors too!

First entrance into the hall.

E & E

My first Jewish wedding was an incredible experience. It was probably the most joyful wedding I’ve ever photographed. Erica is a total goddess, everything about her was classy elegance and I really enjoyed getting to know she and her new hubby Elisha.

On the dykes before the ceremony.
The boys.
This is my favorite moment from the entire day. After the ceremony, the bride and groom go into seclusion for a few minutes. When they return, they are welcomed by a joyful, noisy, party-filled crowd- ready to dance and celebrate with them. This is the groom and his father, who grabbed each other and danced their happy hearts out.
First time up in the horah- wow!
Sneaking away for a sunset moment.

Halls Harbour, again

After a family shoot the other night I got to do something I haven’t done in a while- just chase the sunset. As usual I ended up in one of my favorite spots- Halls Harbour.

Melmurby Beach

“The Merb”, as I’m told the locals called it, captured my heart from the first time I saw it. I begged my wonderful friend Ti to take me back at sunset so we could see if it was just as magical as it had been in the morning… and it was.

Love in Lunenburg

We all love our little province. And we’re very proud to show it off. So it was especially neat when Andrea & Brad, from Whitby Ontario, chose Lunenburg, NS as their wedding destination, simply because they love it here. I was even more lucky that they chose me, of all the photographers here, to join them on their special day. What I loved about this wedding was that it was completely relaxed and just full of love. The couple and their family were all so thrilled to be here, and to be together.

Meredith & Matt

I don’t even know how to begun gushing about this couple. I have totally fallen in love with them. I’ve known Meredith’s family since she was very small- and I was thrilled when I was asked to be her wedding photographer. However when she got out of the car at the beach for our engagement shoot last summer, I was totally stunned- she had grown into a stunning, amazingly beautiful young woman! Her fiancee Matt is a darling, and I’ve been looking forward to their big day all year. It was HOT as the hinges of hell on that day in July- and we all sweated together at the Port Williams Church, and then over to the Fox Hill Cheese house.

Cyn & Dave (and excellent weather)

My friends Cyn & Dave are awesome. Cynthia and I used to work together, and then I met Dave when we all started playing softball (sometimes badly) together. They are a total riot and I love spending time with them! When they asked me to be a part of their wedding day I knew it was going to be  a blast. We jumped on trains, outran the rain, found double rainbows and had a lot of laughs. Here are a few of my many, many favorites from our day together.

Out in Great Village

I knew Mike & Kaylee were going to be a treat as soon as we met last year. I had been looking forward to their wedding in Great Village for months! Turns out I was right (as usual- *wink*) and they were even lovelier than I could’ve wished for! Completely smitten with each other, relaxed and lots of smiles. I really enjoyed getting to know these two and the location of their wedding was a beauty as well, at Mike’s family floral nursery. They even did an amazing choreographed dance together to wow the crowd!

Loving the Landry’s

This summer I had one of the most fun days I’ve ever had at a wedding shoot. Erin & Rene were super fun to spend the day with- they were up for anything! We had a blast returning to their old high school (Horton) to muck around in the classrooms and play. I loved the creativity and joy coming from these two!

Gaspereau Valley mist

Landscapes are undoubtedly my best work, and also my favorite thing to shoot. There’s nothing like being completely connected to your environment with no one else’s wishes but yours.

This shot of Gaspereau Valley was taken one morning when I was dropping my dog off at daycare- and I spotted the mist rising off the valley river. I just happened to have my camera with me and asked if I could borrow my friend’s deck- and voila, one of my favorite new shots was born.

Sandy Cove

I went out to this lighthouse half a dozen times in all different types of weather, attempting to get this shot. It’s foggy out there! Finally got it around 7 am on an early October morning. Terrance Bay, NS.