2017 in photos – Wedding + Elopement photographer

Last year was a complete blur and since I’m really behind on blogging individual weddings I thought I would put together a post of some of my favourite images from 2017. So far I’m really excited about 2018 and all the couples that I’m working with. I still have space for a few 2018 dates and I’m currently booking 2019 dates – if you think we could be a good fit please reach out to me through my contact form, or email directly at nm@nikkimills.ca

I’m hoping that I get to shoot even more unique weddings and elopements in 2018. Please hire me as your elopement photographer if you’re still looking  😀

This post got really long, and I have stuffed folder with even more favourites – I really wish I could have included all of them. It’s really wonderful to look back on all the moments from last year and think about all the great people I met. Thanks to all the couples that trusted me and had fun with me through this process.

I really loved my days in the country being out in nature, but I really enjoyed my city weddings too. Basically my favourite things are variety and the uniqueness of each wedding, and a bit of adventure.

Honsberger Ceremony Florals

Barrie Wedding Photographer

Gracewood Estate Wedding Photos

Toronto Engagement Session Locations

London Hunt Club Wedding

Toronto Queen Street Engagement Session

Honsberger Estate Wedding Photos

ROM Dinosaur Wedding

Honsberger Estate Winery

Niagara On The Lake

Honsberger Reception Photos

Archie looking awkward and adorable 😀

Fermenting Cellar Wedding Photos

Liberty Grand Wedding Toronto

Caffino Restaurant Wedding

Storys Building Wedding Photos

Storys Building Wedding

Honsberger Wedding

Steamwhistle wedding Toronto

Winter Engagement Session

London Ontario Wedding Photographer

at home newborn session Toronto

Greek Wedding Toronto

ROM wedding Toronto

LGBT photographer Toronto

Shanandoah Farms Wedding

Honey Harbour Ontario

Knox College Wedding Photos

London Ontario Wedding Photos

Jewish wedding Toronto

Rolls Royce Wedding Toronto

Kurtz Orchard Market Wedding

Fermenting Cellar Toronto Wedding

Barrie Lake Simcoe Wedding

Whistlebear Wedding photography

Storys Building Toronto

Archeo Wedding Photos

Sparkler exit ideas

Elopement Photographer

Barrie Lake Simcoe Wedding

Whistlebear Ceremony Photos

Shandoah Farms Wedding

Ontario Farm Wedding

Muskoka Wedding Photographer

getting ready photos

Shanandoah Farms Ontario

London Ontario Wedding

Toronto Engagement Session ideas

hora wedding photos liberty grand

Sweetest First Look Photos

U of T wedding photos

Boiler House Loft Wedding

Getting married with a baby

Kurtz Orchard Market Wedding Photos

Honsberger Niagara Wedding

Gender reveal wedding surprise

Aga Khan Museum Toronto

One King West Wedding Photos

Liberty Grand Wedding

Honsberger Estate Ceremony Photos

The Doctor's House Reception Photos

Riverbend Inn Wedding

Toronto nature engagement session

Niagara Orchard Photos

snowy engagement session

Toronto elopement photographer

Liberty Grand Wedding Toronto

Wedding band Toronto

Toronto Forest Engagement Session

Niagara wedding photographer

Distillery District Wedding

Toronto engagement session photographer

York Mills Gallery Wedding Photos

Hunt Club Wedding

Old Mill Wedding TorontoAga Khan Wedding Photos

Storys Building Wedding Photography

Toronto Engagement Session Roncesvalles

Dinosaur Wedding

Toronto Island Engagement Session

Hunt Club wedding photos

If you made it all the way to the bottom you are amazing! Thank you for looking through my work, it means a lot. Nikki Mills, wedding + elopement photographer

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Ian + Jill – Storys Building Wedding

I am so swamped with editing, October is so tough every year. I have so many weddings I want to share and I am doing a terrible job with my blog. My instagram is up to date at least, so feel free to peek at my most recent work over there. I’m sharing a tiny snippet from Ian + Jill’s Storys Building wedding, planning by Blush & Bowties, and delicate perfect flowers by Sweet Woodruff.

This was my first time shooting at the Storys Building, and my iphone staircase counter was at almost 19 flights of stairs by the end of the night! It’s a building with so much character and potential. I would love to go back and shoot there again. Toronto has some pretty amazing venues.

Jill wore an incredible Monique Lhuillier gown, apparently she picked it and ordered it without seeing it in person, and she made an amazing choice. Their wedding was full of vision and it came together beautifully. If you want a planner that will help make your dreams a reality, definitely consider Alex at Blush & Bowties, she puts a very unique touch on a wedding every time we work together.

This wedding season has been a dream, I have shot some of the most beautiful weddings and met even more incredible people. I am so moved by people’s stories, the way they find each other, and the incredible devotion they feel to one another. The power of love to transform people from strangers into family is really beautiful.

My 2018 is getting booked up, but I still have some dates available, if you are looking for a photographer to tell your story and you think we might be a good fit, please get in touch 🙂

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London Hunt Club Wedding

Here are some shots from Ben + Lauren’s London Hunt Club wedding, am doing a quick blog post, I will get through the whole thing when I get through editing and also September! This month has been crazy, non-stop weddings, editing like crazy and also so many family photo sessions. I shot two amazing families yesterday, I love working with different families over the years and seeing the kids grow and change. It’s also a reminder to take more photos of my daughter, because she is growing and changing so fast. I can’t believe she will be 3 in November.

I haven’t shot a London Hunt Club wedding before, but it was really lovely. The grounds and main building are really charming. Ben & Lauren are a great couple, I met them in person for the first time in July when we did an amazing Georgian Bay engagement session. They brought their labradoodle along and he was going crazy with sticks and running around the island. They are adventurous and fun to be around, and were basically up for anything. I love it when I just know I will get along with people before I even meet them. We snuck out during dinner and took some sunset shots beside the forest, the light was just perfect.

Does it get any better than Lauren’s ride with her dad? The colour of his Auburn Speedster was amazing, and such a special moment for them together.

I have a double wedding weekend coming up, also meeting with lots of great couples for 2018. I mentioned in my previous blog post, as a promotion I am including a custom layflat album for 3 couples for next year – I have two spots left. Please get in touch soon if you’re interested.

 

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ROM wedding Toronto + Album giveaway!

Amanda + Daniel’s ROM wedding in Toronto BLEW my mind. Dinosaur theme, purple hair, omg I could go on all day about it, but instead, just get ready for the deluge of photos.

It’s September and I’m going to carry on my tradition of including a custom layflat wedding album for 3 couples who book for 2018. Let me know if you’re interested. 🙂

I have shot so many incredible weddings this summer, I can’t wait to share them all. I loved Amanda and Daniel right from the start at our first meeting, they are creative and unconventional, and are a perfect match for one another. They have such a genuine connection and it really shines through in their interaction with one another. They met on eharmony, while they were each living in Sarnia temporarily, away from their homes (Toronto & Detroit).  Amanda + Daniel had picked out all the exhibits in the museum they wanted to use for photos, and we basically wandered around taking awesome portraits before the party started. I haven’t shot a Toronto ROM wedding before, but it was pretty amazing. Amanda + Daniel had their dinner in the dinosaur exhibit, but the main space downstairs looks pretty beautiful as well. I worked with some amazing vendors on this project, Laura & Co Events, Blush & Bloom, and many others.

I’m editing so many photos at the moment, September is the busiest for weddings and engagement sessions and family photo sessions, and it’s crazy to see the leaves starting to turn and feel fall in the air. That was not much of a summer, somehow most of my weddings worked around the insane amounts of rain we had! This was a tough summer for brides with outdoor weddings. Hoping 2018 has a slightly more reliable summer! I still have a few summer Saturdays left at the moment.

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Erin + Peter Riverbend Inn

Here are a few photos from Erin & Peter’s beautiful Riverbend Inn wedding. I can’t believe we are already approaching the end of August, I have basically completely forgotten that I have a blog at this point in wedding season. I can manage the solo posts on Instagram, but my blog, not happening. Sorry to anyone who has been checking for recent content, I’m still alive and taking photos!

This was my first time shooting at the Riverbend Inn & Winery, I have seen it off in the distance when I have taken photos at Kurtz Orchards, because they are very close to one another. It’s super charming, not a huge facility, which I really like. It’s intimate and looks like a spectacular place to have dinner on a regular evening as well. I am always charmed by the old clapboard buildings as well. The suites inside were nice, and the bridal suite had a pretty sweet terrace.

Erin rocked a Grace Loves Lace dress, which was just perfect on her. Apparently she knew this was the dress she would get long before getting engaged! I think that’s amazing when people have an idea and stick with it. Erin & Peter had their ceremony at a beautiful Serbian Church and they had other Serbian wedding traditions mixed in with their day, which made it feel really personal.

Yesterday I was in London at the London Hunt & Country Club for a beautiful wedding, and I’m off to another engagement session shortly. I’m hoping to catch up on a little family downtime next weekend, and enjoy some fun with my daughter. She is growing up so quickly and the summer makes it feel even faster, I can’t believe she will be 3 in November. She is so chatty and hilarious, and I love the little person she is becoming.

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