This day was so wild. Megan + Jonathan made their way to Gros Morne National Park from their home in PEI for their elopement and chose a beautiful meadow in Norris Point with a view of the Tablelands for their ceremony. The wind was absolutely WILD that day, but these two were totally up for the adventure. We went out wandering in a full arc of Bonne Bay, seeking out all the best mountain views, and wound up heading into the Tablelands at the end. What a day.
So I adore these people. And their Tibbs Eve wedding was the loveliest, most adorable thing. They had a completely gorgeous ceremony in snowy Bowring Park, then exploring around Quidi Vidi, then a little warm up in Mallard Cottage. Then these two decided to toss their plans and go for burritos. I was clearly all about it.
Had such a blast running around the woods with these two to the tune of Fleetwood Mac. Thank you and bless you for being game for taking a little dip at the end!!!
These two awesome folks eloped at the Fogo Island Inn in November. It was SO WINDY the Fogo Island ferry shut down - but the folks at the Inn were awesome and set us up in “The Shed” for the ceremony and Megan and Brad were super adventurous about heading out into the wild winds anyways for some exploring! These two rule and everything about this day was so lovely.
These two are actually just the coolest. I had such a blast goofing off with them all day and hearing all of their amazing travel stories. I adore how much personality went into their wedding day. Days like this really prove that the best way to do this thing is to be yourselves.
What an absolute adventure. These two came to Gros Morne, Newfoundland for the first time to elope, and this place seriously performed for them. They started the day with a shot of vodka in their rental cottage, and a ceremony on the front lawn with a view of The Tablelands and Bonne Bay. Then we explored our way up the coast, hiked out to an amazing view of Western Brook Pond, and capped it off with the wildest sunset on the beach. Man. This was definitely one of those “can’t fathom how lucky I am to get to meet such amazing people and show them such unbelievable places” kind of days.
These two adventurous souls went for a wild road trip of Gros Morne for their honeymoon, and we got together to create some photos of their adventure.
These two took a hike on the East Coast Trail to start their wedding day, then had a sunset rooftop ceremony with their friends and family on the rooftop of O'Reilly's in downtown St. John's.
Nicole + Peter | Gros Morne Engagement Session | Montreal Wedding Photographer | Newfoundland Elopement Photographer
These two love adventures in Gros Morne National Park in their spare time, so we decided that a trip to the park would make the perfect engagement session! They showed me some of their favourite secret spots, and the stormy clouds filled the Tablelands valley at just the right moment. So excited for more adventures to come with their wedding this summer!
It was an absolutely torrential downpour, and these two couldn't have cared less. Steph and Adam were so excited for their Bell Island adventure, and so ready to make the best of the weather. We explored the island, got drenched, and had an absolute blast!
This wedding was featured on Styled in Lace back in the summer.
When these two first got in touch, they were considering getting married in Iceland. Since they decided to stick with a Newfoundland forest wedding later this year, we thought it would be fun to find some barren Iceland-ish landscapes for their engagement session last week. The Avalon Peninsula did not disappoint.
Also please note that these rad folks brought a picnic. A picnic of wine and Freak Lunchbox. AND they shared. <3 <3 <3
I met these two sweet souls at a wedding back in June where Rob was one of the groomsmen. The first thing he said to me was "This is the dog I got for my future wife. She's amazing." as he showed me photos on his phone. I got to meet Melissa as well at the reception, and then Hally the pup at their Engagement Session last week!
I crashed their camping trip at Barachois Pond Provincial Park, their favourite campground, and we went wandering through the woods. It was so full of laughs and golden light and canoe rides(!!). These two were so much fun, so up for everything, and they even shared their treats from Danni's Bakery.
Thank you guys for having me along on your adventure, I am so grateful that we crossed paths!
I can't lie - July was madness. Miles and miles and miles and miles. More than half of my wedding season already past, and the fall creeping up before me. I want to take a little moment before I climb back into my car and scoot across this huge province one last time this summer to reflect and find gratitude for all that has passed since the light came back to the North.
Gratitude. I am so full of gratitude for every wild moment that this wedding season has brought. Every adventurous couple, every calm intimate forest moment, every second of the rush that fills me when the light is good and the company is better.
One year ago this week I shot my first ever elopement, and was immediately obsessed. Obsessed with the authenticity, the honesty, the rawness of such an intimate ceremony. After a summer filled with the most wild Adventurous Elopements, hiking and exploring with some of the most rad couples I have ever met, I have nothing but awe and gratitude for this path.
The return of Self Love Sessions this spring and summer is something that my heart has been begging of me for years now, though fear and doubt kept me quiet. I am so wholeheartedly blissed to have brought these sessions back to the forefront of my business and to give them the devotion and intention that they deserve. Nothing makes my spirit soar more than giving free spirited women the space to let their souls show, and for this purpose I am deeply grateful.
I’ve been trying to ward off the stress of being so busy by making everything I do an act of intention, particularly in regards to food. Buying only whole food. Cooking each meal with intention. Never letting myself get too stressed about my to do list to skip meals (a bad habit of mine). Trying to curb the candy addiction. QUITTING SMOKING (!!!!) (Finally. Finally. Finally. Thank you lungs for putting up with me this long.) Trying to learn to listen to my body and trust the intuition that is inherent within. Freeing my soul a little more by exploring my spirituality. More forest. More river. More bare feet.
Last night the full moon was hidden by the fog of St. John’s, but this morning at 5 am I hiked out to a gorgeous spot on the East Coast Trail with the rad photographer Anika Bursey to watch the sunrise and dance on the cliffs by the light of the full moon that hung as bright as ever, whales splashing all around us. This last trip in to St. John’s has me really realizing more than ever that the city has left my soul, and I am so filled now with the wilderness. Give me forest floors instead of pavement, give me moss for carpet.
There are still many miles to go in this hectic wedding season, and I am tired and I am scattered and I need to do laundry and I need to call my sisters, but I am learning and growing at a wild pace and in the end I am just grateful and humbled for this wild little life.
I hope you are having a wonderful summer. I hope you are soaking in as much blissful sunshine as you can. I hope wherever you are in life right now, you take the time to go outside as often as possible and just let your soul rejoice in nature. I hope you get the chance to take some whole days to just get lost out there. I hope you see some rad sunsets, or turn it around and get up at 4 am for some even crazier sunrises. I hope you're well.
We wandered up my favourite little riverbed just outside of Corner Brook and waded through the early morning waters as the sun peeked up over the mountains. There were moments of peace and gratitude, and there were moments where Stevie Nicks was playing and Kass just had to dance. And then we had to head to Best Coast for brunch. Naturally.
[ I have lots of August availability in CORNER BROOK for Self Love Sessions, and I am hosting a Pop Up in CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI August 28 + 29. Touch base via the Inquire tab if you have any questions, or check out the Self Love Sessions Page for more info! YYT Pop Ups will be back in the fall. ]