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Winter Sunset ShootDecember 21, 2014

As a teenager, I did as most teens do and took on the responsibilities of babysitting neighbourhood children. Katie was one of them.

Almost at an age where she could stay home on her own, but too young to be left with her little brother, Katie was fascinated with teenage life. To her we were young women – intriging and free. Dismissing the traditional storybook-reading before lights out, Katie would beg me to tell her about my life. I suppose she expected it would be as exciting and dramatic as an episode of Degrassi High or maybe even 90210. Sadly (…or thankfully), this wasn’t really the case in the small town of Osgoode; or perhaps just not in MY life. I would oblidge her request and spice it up by placing a fantasy twist on it. My friends and myself all had storybook sounding names, the crush of the week was a prince, minor tiffs and rumours where exaggerated dramas, and grumpy teachers were evil trolls and beasts. My ‘adult-like’ life was played out as a Princess in fantasy, reflective of our imaginations. Katie would keep me going on as long as she possibly could, pleading for me to tell her more, often resulting in “OH, NO! Your parents are home, you were supposed to be asleep over an hour ago. Close your eyes and pretend!”. Katie quickly mastered the ‘fake sleep’.

Fast Forward a decade or so and Katie and I met each other again as adults. She is a lovely young woman, smart, kind, fun, and still always ready to play. I asked her if she would like to do a shoot with me, to which she enthusiastically replied with glee. After chatting about a look and feel and collaborating on the outfit, I couldn’t have been happier with how the shoot turned out. Despite the bitter cold that day offered, and the distance we drove for such a short finger-freezing session, there was only one place it could be done.

Growing up in Osgoode we lived near a dirt road which lead into what is locally referred to as “The Pines”. This was a favourite place to play in my youth. A dirt road leading to trails, forest, and even an old abandoned Go-Kart track. It was a place of play and fantasy for many if not all of the neighbourhood children. This was the spot.

A beautiful tunnel of trees into a dreamland with endless possibilities seemed like the perfect backdrop. This time Katie is the young woman. The Princess. It is now her story to tell.

-April Anne Hewens ~ Associate Photographer



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Stonefields Wedding – Ashley & AdamOctober 20, 2014

We had the pleasure of spending the day at Stonefields Heritage Farm just outside of Carleton Place.Ashley & Adam’s wedding was flooded with beauty from the old stone house (which greets you at the end of picturesque tree lined driveway) to the stunning decor, perfectly brought together by the talented Brittany Frid of Satin & Snow.

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Stunning Wedding Dress by Canadian Designer Ines Di SantoOctober 11, 2014

From the minute I first saw it, I could not get over  the beauty of Maria’s gorgeous wedding dress by renown Canadian Designer Ines Di Santo . I see a lot of wedding dresses and all are beautiful, but this dress was truly a masterpiece. We loved it so much, we just had to give the dress it’s own blog post.

“Ines is a celebrated designer of bridal and evening couture, but more importantly, she gives each gown her personal touch: “Your wedding day is your chance to have your red carpet moment, and I’m here to help you look and feel amazing.” Her sense of glamour and vibrant femininity inspires every appointment. She custom fits luxury to your body and spirit with her mastery of tailoring and construction that has been perfected over countless brides in the United States, Canada and beyond. Combining her European aesthetic with her innate sense of design, she experiments with swathes of silk, lace, embroidery and embellishments to effortlessly create your perfect gown.”

Images captured at the celebrated Shangri La hotel in Toronto and the Royal Canadian Yacht Club on Toronto Island.

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Royal CanadianYacht Club Wedding – Toronto IslandOctober 9, 2014

Maria and Martin were married at the idyllic Royal Canadian Yacht Club – RCYC, on the most stunning of September days. We started the day at the stunning Shangri La Hotel in Toronto.  It was the perfect day for an outdoor wedding on Toronto Island with the beautiful city of Toronto in the background. The ceremony was decorated with beautiful white orchids and flowers and was framed by a mature willow tree. Maria wore one of the most stunning wedding dresses I have ever seen, by Canadian designer Ines Di Santo. The florals were prepared by D&D Floral Design. Special thanks to Malvina and her team from Fabulous Occasions who did an incredible job to bring the wedding day together. Here is a sneak peak of their day of slide show to see some of the beautiful moments we captured that day.


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Museum of Nature – Cindy & ChrisSeptember 24, 2014

Here is a first look at Cindy and Chris’ beautiful wedding day with a ceremony at the  stunning Knox Presbyterian Church with a reception at the elegant Museum of Nature in Ottawa. Cindy wore a breathtaking Reem Acra gown from The White Dress here in Ottawa with a beautiful cathedral length veil. Special thanks to Julie Barake of Chic Wedding Planning and Design who helped the day run perfectly. Our warmest congratulations to you both!

 



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Museum of Nature Wedding – Cynthia and Chris – First LookSeptember 7, 2014

Here is a first look at Cindy and Chris’ beautiful wedding day with a ceremony at the  stunning Knox Presbyterian Church with a reception at the elegant Museum of Nature in Ottawa. Cindy wore a breathtaking Reem Acra gown from The White Dress here in Ottawa with a beautiful cathedral length veil. Special thanks to Julie Barake of Chic Wedding Planning and Design who helped the day run perfectly. Our warmest congratulations to you both!


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Museum of Nature Wedding – Cynthia and ChrisSeptember 1, 2014

Congratulations to Cynthia and Chris on their wedding at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa. Here is a sneak peek from their beautiful wedding day. Cindy wore a stunning dress by Reem Acra and her flowers were from Stone Blossom.

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National Art Gallery of Canada Wedding – Andree and ByronSeptember 1, 2014

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Prince Edward County Wedding – Kirsten and ChrisSeptember 1, 2014

Kirsten and Chris were married in a beautiful intimate wedding at Kirsten’s parents home in Prince Edward County. These two beautiful people reside in Vancouver but chose Kirsten’s home for the big day! Warmest congratulations to both of you…and wishing you endless days of bliss!


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Saunders Farm Wedding – Brianna & ShaneSeptember 1, 2014

Brianna and Shane were married at the lovely Saunders Farm. The wedding was elegant and whimsical and the beautiful flowers were preapred lovingly by her grandmother and family. Congratulations to you both! Brianna & Shane - Wedding - Ottawa Montreal Toronto PhotographersBrianna & Shane - Wedding - Ottawa Montreal Toronto PhotographersBrianna & Shane - Wedding - Ottawa Montreal Toronto PhotographersBrianna & Shane - Wedding - Ottawa Montreal Toronto PhotographersBrianna & Shane - Wedding - Ottawa Montreal Toronto PhotographersBrianna & Shane - Wedding - Ottawa Montreal Toronto PhotographersBrianna & Shane - Wedding - Ottawa Montreal Toronto Photographers


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