These sweet souls came all the way from Vancouver to elope on the East Coast in Cape Breton, where David’s family is from. They had family gather for their ceremony at Lousiberg lighthouse, and then we wandered our way back toward Sydney, which included finding this beautiful lil river surrounded by wild mint and a hidden waterfall that made me squeal a bunch.
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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
Katrina + Dillon's Engagement Session was on the coldest day of the year, so we started out with a H O M E Session, lots of tea, and their amazing record collection. We braved the cold for just long enough to catch some gorgeous golden light, then get soaked by a rogue wave at Middle Cove Beach. 😂
It was such a joy to spend the day with these rad folks.
I was so excited when Capen and Will got in touch to see if I would be willing to travel to Fogo Island for their Elopement. In two days time. I can think of no better way to ring in the New Year than by wandering around one of the most magical places with two folks embarking on a host of incredible new adventures together! These two are also expecting a little babe in the new year, and will be travelling to Will's hometown in Australia for a big family wedding! But this was an intimate little ceremony on the rocks of Joe Batt's Arm for just the two of them to celebrate privately before they begin their family.
She sang songs. They wrote each other letters, and then said their vows over the wild ocean. There were shotguns. There was champagne and ginger ale. The sweetest, sweetest day with the loveliest folks.
PS - The folks at the Fogo Island Inn were SO amazing! So accommodating and full of lovely surprises for the couple. Would 100% recommend to anyone considering an elopement in Newfoundland!
As my fourth year photographing weddings slows down, I have started really reflecting on my business, the wonderful folks I have met along the way, and what comes next. And what I BELIEVE. I have had the opportunity to photograph weddings of all shapes and sizes, in mountain chapels and forest groves and shiny modern halls, and what I have realized is that what truly makes my heart well is to connect with couples that I really vibe with. To photograph the intimate moments and small, quirky, adventurous completely honest and unique ceremonies that are the result of a choice to leave tradition behind and make your journey all about the life you lead together, and what is most meaningful to you.
And with that I announce that for 2017 + beyond, I will now only be booking Adventurous Elopements and Intimate Weddings!
I am so excited to take this next step towards celebrating adventurous couples and honest love stories. I am so excited to connect with rad, wild-hearted couples, and I am SO EXCITED to witness the moments at the edge of the cliff, or on the forest path or the rocky shoreline where two people promise each other a beautiful adventure.
I have realized that if I'm not excited about your plans, and I don't feel like I am jiving with them, then you are just as likely to not jive with me and my photography style. But I am here for the couples who I feel like I've known for years after our first meeting, who I have to remind myself to talk business with, because every time we meet we chat like old friends, who open themselves up to vulnerability and honesty in front of the camera because of the trust they place in me and in each other. I am here as a human and a friend and a photographer. And I thank those who trust me with my whole heart.
Will you still book full sized weddings?
I will definitely be booking a lot less large or traditional weddings, but if you feel like we would jive together I would still love to hear from you! I will still book a few traditional weddings per year for those couples who seem like a good fit :)
Where are you based? Do you travel?
Do I ever!! My 2017 weddings will have me travelling all over remote corners of Newfoundland and Nova Scotia, and the farther I roam the happier I'll be :) I am based in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, in the heart of the mountains I love so much, but only about 15% of the weddings I shoot each year are in Corner Brook. Take me with you to Gros Morne, St. John's, Cape Breton, PEI, The Bay of Fundy, The Rocky Mountains, Dawson City, ICELAND (please someone elope in Iceland, I mean really) and anywhere in between. xo
Will you climb __ mountain / hike to __ waterfall / catch three ferries / hike for 6 hours to get to our wedding or elopement location?
Always. Forever. I live to wander and I will follow you wherever your wildest hearts will take you.
Are you booking 2018?
I have JUST opened up my 2018 bookings, and I have a feeew remaining Summer 2017 dates, and lots of winter/spring/fall availability.
How much do your Adventurous Elopements cost?
This totally depends on your plans. I try to ease your travel costs - so travel within Newfoundland is always covered. Contact me for a quote for travel beyond the island! Adventurous Elopements begin at $1500 and Intimate Weddings start at $2650. Let's hang out and chat and figure out what you package will look like! (and touch base to for up-to-date price information!)
Do we have to be getting married to book an Adventurous Elopement? What if we're already married?
More and more couples are choosing non-traditional routes and I LOVE that. And that totally includes those who don't see the need to choose marriage, and that includes those long since married and still celebrating. We can have a Couples' Adventure Session and roam through the wild. My goal is to create a space for you to connect (really connect) and let the honest love and appreciation flow. And to have an adventure. Always. Any occasion.
Do you shoot LGBT+ weddings or sessions?
UMMMMM HECK YES. love is love is love is love. And I live to celebrate love.
***If you have any more questions, feel free to leave them below and I will update the post!***
So if you dream of marrying your best friend on a cliff over a raging sea, or in the midst of misty mountains or in the quiet of a forest clearing, this is for you.
I am so excited to see what the future holds. If you are interested in chatting, let's cozy up with some coffee [or cozy up via Skype!] and hang out. Let's get to know each other. Let's chat about your plans and ideas and dreams.