Sarah + Ryan

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Sarah and Ryan met in Ottawa, but she grew up in and around the Vivian Forest. Their fall wedding will be in Kingston, where Ryan’s family is from, so for their engagement session we headed up to Sarah’s forest. (Fair is fair…). I love doing portrait sessions in places that are special to the couple, and these two were exceptionally good sports – trekking through mud, poison ivy, and spiders nests to get the perfect shot. And they can both pull out a mean “Blue Steel” look on command……

Coming Up: Spring Wedding Show at the Drake Hotel

This Saturday is The Wedding Co.’s Spring Wedding Show at the Drake Hotel.
I’ll be there, in the Underground, with samples of my work and beautiful new promo cards. There will be a number of other vendors who embody the show’s theme, “indie meets couture”, and some of them will be giving out samples of cake!

For more information about the show, click here. And if you’re on Queen Street on Saturday, stop by and say hello!

Royal Wedding Collection

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It’s getting to be engagement portrait time, so there are all kinds of exciting things coming up.  In the meantime…..


I had another opportunity to work with David Dunkley of KC’s Hats.  David has just finished his Royal Wedding Collection in celebration of Prince William’s marriage to Kate Middleton. (Personally, I’m not that interested in the event, but it sure is a good excuse for new hats…) We photographed the collection on location in David’s Annex studio; if you’re in the area, you should check out his custom bridal pieces.

Goh and Laura’s wedding featured on Uschi and Kay!

I’m sure it won’t come as a surprise when I say that I love wedding blogs.  I find it so inspiring to see what everyone else is doing, brides and photographers alike.  Most of the lovely sites I follow are based in the States, so the vendors are usually American, and it’s sunny all the time.  (Just kidding about that last part, though there do seem to be an awful lot of sunny southern weddings making their way around the blogosphere these days!)

Anyways, I was so happy to hear that there’s a new wedding blog in town, and it’s Toronto-based!  UschiandKay.com launched this week, and I’m honoured that the first Real Wedding is one of mine!

Goh and Laura’s bicycle-themed City Hall wedding is so sweet (and so purely Toronto!); I’m thrilled to see it featured on Uschi and Kay’s homepage today.  Can’t wait to watch this site grow!

Naomi went to sea sea sea….

© Erika Jacobs/Odd SparrowThis lovely little family just moved to Ontario from Vancouver.  What started as a family portrait shoot easily turned into ‘The Naomi Show’.  Naomi has two adoring parents, a penchant for sea shanties (from the French word ‘chanter: to sing’, go figure!), and is one of the most entertaining little ones I’ve ever met.  To say this girl is photogenic is an understatement.

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