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pilar & alejo
March 10, 2012
Where do I start!?! The location, Puebla Mexico, was beautiful, the groom, Alejo, was handsome as ever, and the bride, Pilar… well… she was absolutely stunning!!
We couldn’t have asked for nicer weather and a more beautiful location. You could hear the birds in the trees singing away. There were so many great little spots to take images we could have spent a week there!! lol The whole place was like candy for the eyes!
We started off on the grounds of the reception hall, Bodegas del Molino. Alejo got ready at Hotel Hacienda del Molino which is on the same grounds as the hall. A little cobble stone road went behind the reception hall over to the hotel, and boy was it a bumpy ride!
The Church, Nuestra Senora del Carmen, was glorious. Passers by took a peak in to get a glimpse of the ceremony and to see Pilar. After the ceremony the couple was whisked away in an old Ford back to the reception hall for many hrs of celebration! Till about 4.30am to be exact!
The food was quite good, the cilantro soup was my favorite! I love anything with cilantro really. There was lots of dancing and singing (from the band, not me!!) The flowers got stuck in the chandelier 2 or 3 times before they had to move so a lucky someone could catch the bouquet, and they took the garter toss to a whole new level. Before Alejo was to throw the garter, all the single men formed what looked to be a mosh pit (devil ears, tail and all) and tossed him around like a rag doll! I know right! But not to worry, no one got hurt.
Pilar and Alejo make a magnificent couple and are deeply in love with one another! I venture to say from the moment they met…. And you can’t help but smile and share in their joy of life and each other as they are contagious.
I wish you many happy dances, life events and love throughout your many years together.
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karen & aaron
September 24, 2011
river deep, mountain high
Love bubbles up as a spring high in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
It streams over pebbles, translucent and showered with golden coins of sunlight falling through emerald leaves.
Little by little it is always widening, deepening, maturing; always following its star.
Karen & Aaron first met in grade school, lost touch when Karen moved away. Serendipity brought them together once more many years down the road when they began working for the same company. Aaron eventually moved to Toronto where he & Karen bought their first home. Could it be their union was in the stars? Somethings just fall into place don’t they.
Their wedding brought lots of friends & family from Windsor to share in their day. This couple is so much fun & so easy going!! They really are such a perfect match. I loved shooting this wedding because, of course, I love to travel & Toronto is my hometown but more importantly, Karen & Aaron have become friends since they first came to my studio last year.
Karen looked so beautiful & radiant alongside her handsome husband. And they thoroughly enjoyed every minute of their celebration as per all their beaming smiles. Congratulations to you both!! I am so honoured you chose me not only as your photographer but also as a friend.
OFFICIANT: Enduring Promises
GOWN: David’s Bridal
CAKE: Karen Richards
FAVORS: For the Love of Cake
DJ: Joell Yelle
PHOTO BOOTH: Pam Breese
angela & dean
September 10, 2011
WEDDING CEREMONY: Assumption Chapel
OFFICIANT: Joe Mc Parland by “Civil Marriage Celebrations”
LUNCHEON RECEPTION: Freed Orman Conference Center
CATERED LUNCH: Georgina Burns
HAIR: Salon Utopia
EVENING RECEPTION: Hilton
DECOR: Designs by Diane
A Sunday wedding was the choice for Kim & Rami’s fun-filled day with my favourte….middle eastern food, served at the elegant Windsor Club. Kim wore a light flowing gown with her dark hair tied softly in the back. She looked like a Greek goddess! Friends & family enjoyed a laid back evening with great food & live entertainment. It was a pleasure documenting their wedding. Congratulations to you both!
Natalie’s hometown of Leamington was the setting for her wedding to football coach Jamie on Friday, August 26th. Following the church ceremony the whole wedding party headed over to Natalie’s uncle’s house to take a few pictures. The scenery was absolutely beautiful with landscaping & view of the water to die for. These two were so much fun!!! At the Ciociaro Club they participated in “Jumping the Broom” a custom brought down from Jamie’s side of the family. Congratulations Nicole & Jamie! I was just thrilled to be a part of your wedding day.
Rebecca & Paul were married in the park on the beach in Jamaica surrounded by their family & friends on Sunday, July 31. Although it was a small & simple ceremony the energy was romantic & playful. We all had so much fun!!….& I was delighted to have lots of time to shoot at a number of locations. Capturing some of the island colour & atmosphere was an interesting change from the usual locations that are available in Windsor. And even though it was very hot Rebecca & Paul never once looked uncomfortable. Love was certainly in the air!! Congratulations to you both!!! And thank you for allowing me to document your beautiful day.
July 2 was the big wedding day celebration for Nathalie & Chad. These two are dog lovers just like me so we clicked right away. We started the day at their house, moving over to St. John Vianney, then to the Art Gallery & finally to the Ambassador Golf Club for the reception. What a happy couple!!! with a large number of family & friends coming from Europe to share their day. Congratulations on your very special day! May you share many years together of love, happiness & good fortune.
April 16th finally arrived for a determined Jennifer Darmon to walk down the aisle to her awaiting finance, Mike Belawetz. When the ceremony ended Mike whisked her off the floor to the joyful applause of everyone there.
Their first dance was just as touching!
Take a peak at their amazing memorable moments done by Brian of Green Gecko Photography: link below.
April 16th finally arrived for a determined Jennifer Darmon to walk down the aisle to her awaiting finance, Mike Belawetz. Historical Mackenzie Hall in Olde Sandwich Town was packed with invited guests & media to watch this feisty woman overcome adversity & make her life-long dream of walking down the aisle on her wedding day come true. With twinkling eyes & a glowing smile she looked like an angel. The energy was electric as all eyes were on the beautiful bride. When the ceremony ended Mike whisked her off the floor to the joyful applause of everyone there. It was hard to keep a dry eye while witnessing this beautiful love story unfold knowing all they had both endured. May your marriage be blessed with much love, happiness & good fortune!!!!
Look for their story on Inside Edition today at 4:30 or check out their website.
Another post will follow with more photos of their day.
Jennifer Darmon was Person of the Week on Diane Sawyer’s ABC News, with their story appearing on several news sites including WXYZ with Carolyn Clifford, Inside Edition, CBS,The Morning Show & a video diary on you tube. Check them out.
Hiring a professional videographer to videotape your wedding ensures you’ll end up with a high-quality, well-organized recording. Before you decide on whom to hire, outline what you want as the end result and understand what it’ll take to get there.
What you ask a prospective videographer should not only determine that he offers the services you’re looking for, but also that he’s willing and eager to expertly record your wedding onto tape. When interviewing, don’t be afraid to ask for an interpretation of any answer you don’t understand. Let the answers to the following questions shape your list of potential hires:
- Are you available for our wedding date and time?
- Can we see a demo tape (of an actual wedding – not a stylized, produced demo tape)?
- Can you attend the rehearsal?
- How much control do we have in the editing process? Do you also provide an unedited version?
- Can we add our own music or thoughts to the taping?
- How long will the final tape be?
- Will you supply more than one copy of the final tape?
- Will you preview the site beforehand?
- What kind of setup do you need?
- When should we reserve your services?
- What packages do you offer?
- What prices do you charge? Do you require a deposit? How much is it and when is it due?
- When will the balance be due?
- Do you edit digitally so we can get a DVD? If not, will you in the near future?
Mike will get the unbelievable gift of watching the love of his life, Jennifer …..walk down the isle to his waiting arms to exchange vows & share their wedding day with friends & family. I am so thrilled & honoured to have been chosen to document their day. Jennifer is such a beautiful person & role mode!! With incredible strength of determination & will she has worked faithfully, against all odds to walk down the aisle & dance with her husband at their celebration. And kudoos to Mike for setting such a strong example of what the words “through sickness & in health ” really mean. Their touching story appeared in the Windsor Star, February 14 so for those who missed it you can click on the following link:
True & lasting love is still wonderfully alive!!!! Look forward to your special day!!!
When you’re looking for the right photographer, you want a professional who’ll understand and work toward the outcome you envision. To hire the right person for the job, decide on your likes and dislikes and discuss them in detail with all prospective photographers.
Look for a photographer who you feel comfortable with among the crowd. Find one who you believe will have a good rapport with your friends and family; he/she must be a team player and willing to work with everyone involved. Any abrasiveness you sense at your meeting will be worse on your wedding day.
When inquiring about prices, don’t ask, ‘How much do you charge?’ Rather, because your expectations and individual needs influence the final cost, ask, ‘How much should I spend to get what I want?’
Insist on a full disclosure of prices for additional prints and albums so you won’t have any surprises. Inquire about ways you can save money, too. For example, if your wedding is smaller, consider getting professional portraits done during the week rather than on the weekend.
There are some differences to consider between a large studio and an independent photographer. Some couples are more comfortable dealing with a large photography studio, as they offer backup if your photographer gets sick. However, most large studios employ subcontractors who may be new at the trade or for whom photography is a source of supplemental income. You’ll receive more personal attention with a small studio or independent and likely will deal directly with your actual photographer at all times. Therefore your album will better reflect your wishes.
Whomever you choose, sign a contract before your wedding date. Make sure everyone involved understands and agrees upon the conditions outlined in the contract. Too often couples are disappointed with their results because they assumed their verbal, not written, instructions would be followed.
Above all else, find a photographer who acts professionally and interacts well with both of you as a couple. Hire someone who appreciates the importance of your day and is eager to capture it all.
Check out the following list of photography techniques to help you decide what types of pictures are going to best represent your big day.
- Set-up or stock shots: These photos include those classic poses, like the toast of the bride and groom or the bride and her mother. These shots are indispensable to any wedding album. Your photographer probably will be familiar with these timeless poses.
- Portraiture: The most common style of wedding photography portraiture is the formal, posed picture. Portrait-based photography carefully controls lighting and posing in a studio set-up. A well-planned pose can make for a perfect wedding photo, but getting the perfect pose can be time-consuming. Consider having these shots done before the wedding.
- Soft focus: The photographer uses a special lens that produces a hazy, romantic, dream-like effect. A couple of these shots work well in an album, however, use this effect sparingly or it loses its effectiveness.
- Natural light: This is photography without the flash. The photographer finds the needed natural light instead. If this technique is done well, the picture looks like a piece of fine art, more painted than photographed.
- Photo essay: This style is gaining popularity because it uses an arrangement of your wedding photographs to tell a story, similar to the way a photojournalist uses photos in a newspaper. This is a great way to capture emotions and the more natural, spontaneous moments of your day. The wedding photographer captures movement, mood and atmosphere on the fly. Many photojournalist photographers set aside a short amount of time for formal group pictures but take most of their pictures without any prompting or commands. Plan on having a lot of pictures in your album to take advantage of this style.
Know your moment, pose and style options for wedding photographs and discuss your preferences with your photographer. You’ll be much happier with the results if you contribute your thoughts about your wedding photographs prior to the big event.
Charlotte & Alex’s Wedding at Toronto’s The Old Mill– September 11, 2009 – Toronto Wedding Photographer
The Old Mill, located in Toronto, proved to be nothing short of a wedding photographer’s dream–multiple garden locations, stone staircases, serene waterfalls, a romantic terrace and of course, the rustic interior.
Charlotte and Alex had a lovely evening wedding in the chapel and celebrated late into the night, both on the dance floor and out on the terrace, under the stars. Congratulations, you two!