Caroline and Peter’s wedding is exactly the kind of wedding that I love documenting, and Estates of Sunnybrook is such a gem of a venue. It was 100% all about the people, the connections, the beautiful relationships and love. The Estates of Sunnybrook was the perfect venue for these two, it was classy and elegant and really needed no extras, which is great, considering Caroline and Peter planned this event over the time frame of only two months!
Definite highlights for me include the gorgeous outdoor ceremony in which Caroline and Peter walked down the aisle together (there was not a dry eye to be found!), the super intimate first look and of course, Caroline’s beautiful dress.
I loved Caroline’s dance off with her sister to kick off the dance floor, it wasn’t long until they pulled in their mum and they were just radiating happiness. I love the moment when the dance floor opens, all the tension from the emotions of the day are finally released – the build up to the ceremony, seeing everyone you love, and speeches, people are ready to let loose and celebrate.
I’m thrilled to see Ian + Jill’s modern Storys Building wedding featured in WeddingBells magazine – their day was beyond beautiful, I loved the modern decor and flowers, working alongside Sweet Woodruff and Blush & Bowties for planning, they made Ian + Jill’s vision come to life. I think they did a perfect job harmonizing nature with the industrial backdrop of the Storys Building.
Edit: I recently added this wedding to my website portfolio here
This wedding season has been amazing so far, but a whirlwind for me. I have been doing so many family sessions this year on top of weddings, which is so much fun, but it’s keeping me extra busy. As if wedding isn’t busy enough on its own, I move in 4 days. I can’t even believe it, even though I’m sitting in an office FULL of boxes and furniture, things are getting real. I’m making the move from the west end to the east end, it basically feels like I’m moving to an entirely different city.
Looking forward to sharing my 2018 work with you, so far Instagram is the only reliable place I post my work, I will hopefully share some work on here soon. I hope you check me out there, and if you think we could be a fit for 2019, please reach out!
Mother’s Day was yesterday, and I’m sharing a quick photo of Andi and her mum from one of my first weddings this year. They had such a sweet bond, and I’m such a sucker for mother daughter moments now that I have a daughter of my own.
Andi and Scott had a beautiful wedding at Enoch Turner and it was so full of love and families coming together.
Sorry I have been so quiet (even more quiet than usual! haha) on the blog front, I have A LOT going on in my personal life at the moment, I sold my house two weeks ago, and I’m searching for my new home at the moment. I swing between excitement for the future and such sadness that I’m leaving a place I love so much and have put so much of my creativity and heart into. I hear the lead up to a move is worse, and then once you’re in the new place it gets better. Can anyone relate? I’m moving from the west side of Toronto to the east and I feel like I’m moving to another city.
This photo is a nice reminder that home is where the heart is. And I know my home will feel great once I put my love and personal touch into it. I feel the saddest when I look at my roses blooming in the back and I know Lion’s ashes are buried there, my garden is one of things I will miss most. It’s a true labour of love. Does anyone have any advice for moving?
I shot an amazing wedding at Vaughan Estates last weekend, and already this wedding season is touching my heart with beautiful people and moments. My 2019 is crazy booked up already – please reach out asap if you are interested in working with me!
We took Ian + Jill’s downtown Toronto engagement photos starting at Home of the Brave, which was actually the site of their very first date together. I think it’s amazing to think of how awkward or new they would have been with each other that first time they were there, and then they went back before getting married. I am always amazed how love turns two people from strangers to the most important person in each other’s lives.
After we had a drink at Home of the Brave, we wandered around Queen Street and the neighbourhood around, that is actually my favourite way to take photos, just wander around and you come across so many interesting and colourful accents along the way. These photos make me really miss summer! This winter has been a grind, and adding the fun layer of stuffing a 3 year old in and out of a snowsuit is really tiring me out. haha.
Ian + Jill’s wedding was one of my favourites from last year two, they got married at the Storey’s Building and it was a beautiful event and I loved their modern decor.
I have a few dates left for 2018 weddings, and I’m booking quite a few for 2019 so far. I will also be at the Wedding Co show in a few weeks at Wychwood Barns, if you are thinking of going, come by and say hi! I would love to meet you face to face and talk about your plans.
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 email@example.com
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.
Archie looking awkward and adorable 😀
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