Byward Market Winter Engagement Shoot | Jaimee + Marc

Byward Market Winter Engagement Shoot | Jaimee + Marc

How does it go when you meet someone who you feel like you’ve already known your entire life?  Someone who makes you laugh so deeply and effortlessly EVERY SINGLE DAY?  That is Jaimee and Marc’s beautiful story of friendship turned true love that has been in the making over the last 10 years.

Jaimee and Marc first met through a mutual friend when they were in high school together.  Through a leadership retreat later that year and the opportunity to be in a play together, their effortless friendship became something more serious.  A few years later, attending the same university, they moved in together and bought their first home.  Marc proposed to Jaimee in a pre-engagement question book they had been working through together.  

A Classy Orchard View Wedding | Laura + Renaud

A Classy Orchard View Wedding | Laura + Renaud

Everything fell into place perfectly as Laura texted me pictures of her fun wedding prep details, including her gorgeous Badgley Mischka studded heels that she would be wearing throughout the day.  She chose white, green, gold and lilac for her wedding colours, a perfect combination for a hot summer day.  An all white, cream and pale green wedding bouquet created by her florist, Beyond the House, that combined roses and ranunculus must have been the highlight of her details!  She went for my favourite garden-inspired bouquet style, which is what EVERY SINGLE BRIDE SHOULD DO (in my non-biased opinion haha).  She looked like a dream in her intricately detailed mermaid wedding dress from Allure Bridal.

Stonefields Loft Boho Wedding | Natasha + Rich

Stonefields Loft Boho Wedding | Natasha + Rich

"I still can’t believe that today I get to marry not only my best friend, but also my grade 4, 7 and 11 girlfriend.”  Natasha and Rich, having already spent much of their lifetimes together, made their love for one another official this fall at Stonefields Estate in Ottawa this fall.

It was nearly 2.5 years ago that Natasha first reached out to me to potentially shoot her wedding.  At that time, I was 5 months pregnant with Hayat and weeks away from travelling abroad.  We managed to set up an engagement session before I flew off and we connected instantly!  She was looking for a modern yet rustic barn to host her wedding in 2018, so I instantly recommended that she look into Stonefields Estate.  With their white-washed interiors and crystal chandeliers, this modern barn venue was the perfect space to compliment Natasha and Rich’s love for the country with a clean, minimalist and modern feel.

All Saints Event Centre Urban Ottawa Wedding | Ann-Lori + Ryan

All Saints Event Centre Urban Ottawa Wedding | Ann-Lori + Ryan

When Ann-Lori told me that she commissioned Stacey from The Design Co. to design and plan her wedding, I was all sorts of giddy.  Bringing one of Ottawa’s premier wedding planning and floral design teams to create Ann-Lori’s vision from scratch was her dream come true.  Elegance and luxury meets tropical and urban.  This combination is so unique and different and The Design Co. nailed it!  

Centrepoint Fall Engagement Shoot | Emily + Guillaume

Centrepoint Fall Engagement Shoot | Emily + Guillaume

Emily and Guillaume first met when their mutual friend brought Guillaume to Emily’s badminton gym.  Fate had them sitting side by side on a bench as they waited their turn to play.  A casual conversation was struck between the two as they waited and the connection between them was instant.