Sunday, July 3, 2016

Kites! Bubbles! Twins! Awesome Family Portrait Session :)

Twins - obviously - means two of almost everything. Not just two babies, but a double stroller, two cribs, high chairs, car seats, wardrobes. Maybe bunk beds when they get a bit older. And, as we learned in our recent family portrait session with Nicola & Andy and their twin boys, it also means twice the fun! See for yourself..
 I especially loved the way the boys would set each other off, and their giggles were contagious :)
If you've never seen the look on a child's face the first time he flies a kite, I highly recommend it. Absolute joy :)
 And then - bubbles!! So much fun!!
Time to relax a bit after all that excitement :)

 Nicola & Andy - no kidding, this was one of the most fun days we've ever had :) Maybe all your days are like this, but we felt very lucky to be invited along to capture the love and joy of your family! Thank you so much (and thanks for being so well prepared!), and can't wait to show you the rest of your photos!!

Jessica + Norman

Friday, July 1, 2016

Martine & Terence - Lovely Leafy Summer Wedding at Vaughan Estate :)

As a couple, Martine & Terence have a very sweet sincerity.. we got to experience this a bit during their awesome "geeky" engagement session back in the fall, and even more so on their wedding day :) They were maybe the most relaxed bride and groom I've ever seen, which allowed them to both really enjoy the day. There were many fun moments, and lots of laughter :) Here are some of my favourite images of the day..
Martine's childhood bedroom has the most beautiful light.. I love the airy glow of these images of her getting ready :)
Maybe the only slightly tense moment of the day.. Martine had to wait inside while Terence and his groomsmen underwent the "door games" trials devised by the bridesmaids and bridesman. Terence had to sing a Rick Astley song out on the lawn, and then there were yoga poses, passing grapes (without using hands!), shots of unknown liquids, and finally a contract to sign..
He finally made it through!
We then headed over to the lovely Vaughan Estate and took some photos of the happy couple before their ceremony on the tree-lined terrace :)

What a gorgeous spot to say "I do"!!

 I love an intimate venue like this, with loads of character :) It really suited Martine & Terence's casually elegant day!
 And for those of you who love a stunning display of mini green tea cupcakes.. ;)
These shots seem to have gone down a bit easier than the mystery ones earlier in the day!

 This is the first time I've ever seen an illustrated speech (above)..!
There was never a dull moment during dinner, and Terence had to undergo even more challenges - including being tested on his knowledge of his new mother-in-law's birthday (which he got right!)
 After all the excitement, we snuck the newlyweds off to this quiet room for a few last photos :)
Martine & Terence - you two were a joy to photograph on your wedding day! You are both so genuine and thoughtful, and because of that your families and guests also had a fantastic time :) We wish you many more days of fun and laughter in your future together :)

Jessica + Norman