Nicole + Corey | Playa del Carmen, Mexico Destination Wedding

Back in January, I started 2017 off with a bang by photographing the wedding of Nicole and Corey in the beautiful Playa del Carmen, Mexico!

It was a fun-filled few days of warmth, sand, endless drinks, and a crazy dance party on the beach!

We started by heading into town with the girls where they got their hair and makeup done at a cute salon in Cancun called Rose

We then headed back to the resort (which was perfect for a destination wedding btw) and caught up with the guys before heading back over the the girls and accompanying them to the alter.

Like I said, the resort, The Grand Sunset Princess in Playa del Carmen, was just perfect for an intimate wedding. The ceremony was private and beautifully decorated with an aisle and alter and a ocean backdrop.

After some group photos - the party really started! Their dance floor was right on the beach and it LIT UP. The drinks were flowing, the dance floor was LIT (get it .. get it???), and it was exactly as weddings should be: fun, relaxed, and surrounded by the bride and groom's favourite people.

Congrats again to Nicole and Corey and thanks allowing me to start off 2017 with such a fun wedding!

(Get ready for a total overshare while I relive this gorgeous day)

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Emily + Kelly | Point Pelee Engagement Photography

Guys. GUYS. I am so so PUMPED about 2017. It will be my first time being in Windsor during the summer in 5 years and I have a lineup of gorgeous weddings for this summer including the wedding of Emily & Kelly this July.

When I first met with Emily to talk about her wedding I knew we were a match. I just love this girl and so when I finally got to meet her fiance Kelly for their engagement session I had all the heart eyes the entire time. I love these two and I love them together and I LOVE their engagement session.

We drove out to Point Pelee for their shoot with a vision and tons of stuff in tow. Emily and I put our heads together and came up with a clear vision of what she wanted and I have to say, I am so so happy with how everything turned out!

First of all, how talented is she? Emily is the owner and talented creative behind Emily Elizabeth Floral Design and created the gorgeous florals for this shoot (and will be doing florals for her own wedding - like, freaking superwoman). The amazing (and delicious) artisan cheese platter is from The Cheese Bar and the drinks (Canadian Maple Brew - um, yum) were provided by BREW Microbrewery.

We started our shoot with some portraits in the woods - chandelier hanging and all.

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After we finished shooting in the woods, we walked down to the beach for a picnic where we actually got to enjoy the delicious cheese platter and Maple beer!

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I had such a blast during their engagement shoot and I can not wait until their wedding!

Alyssa + Mike | Windsor Wedding Photography

In October 2016, I had the privilege of being second shooter with the talented Adaleah Lacey of Adaleah Lacey Photography for the wedding of Mike and Alyssa.

Adaleah and I started with the men and Mike and Alyssa's home. Mike's father sadly passed away before the wedding so Mike had his father's initials stitched into his shirt sleeve - a beautiful and touching detail. When we finished with the men, we headed over the the Holiday Inn and Suites in Windsor to see Alyssa and her gorgeous bridesmaids.

From there, we went to the venue - Pointe West Golf Course in Amherstburg, Ontario. We started with a first look between Mike and Alyssa before transitioning into photos with their bridal party. Pointe West Golf Course was the perfect venue to flow from the ceremony right into the reception.

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Ashlee + Jordan | Windsor Wedding Photography

A few months ago, I had the absolute pleasure of photography the wedding of Ashlee and Jordan. I photographed their engagement session in Detroit last fall (which was a huge stepping stone for me as a photographer, and I have them to thank for trusting in me) and when it came time to photograph their wedding, I knew it would be fun and relaxed, just like them.

Despite how uncharacteristically cold it was for a day in May, the rain held off and the wind was just light enough to add some drama to the photos and everything was perfect.

We started the day with Ashlee at Caesar's Windsor where she got ready with the help of her support team (including her three adorable nieces). Then we bounced over to the home of Jordan and Ashlee and hung out with the men while they got ready (with the help of Youtube).

Ashlee and Jordan were married at St. John's Church in Windsor, Ontario, which is conveniently located next to Mackenzie Hall, where their reception took place.

Without a bridal party, we were able to capture some gorgeous and intimate shots of the bride and groom that I hope they will cherish for the years to come. Willistead Manor was the perfect backdrop for these photos and fit the Jordan and Ashlee's wedding style just perfectly.

Thank you Ashlee and Jordan for choosing me to capture your wedding day. It was such a pleasure and I wish you both a lifetime of laughs, love, and happiness.

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Windsor Waterfront | Couples Photography Session

One of my favourite things about my hometown of Windsor, Ontario, is our waterfront

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Windsor borders Detroit and the thing that separates us is the Detroit River aka the perfect setting for a summer couples session.

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Can you believe this is Rachel and Chris' first photoshoot together!? They were SO great and trusted me with each pose and suggestion - which my favourite kind of subjects.

Canadian summers and love, there is nothing better!

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