Best of 2016

What’s this?  It’s already January 10th and Cristi is just posting the “Best of 2016” now??  If there is one well-known fact about me, it’s that I keep myself extremely busy – hence just getting the chance to post this now!

What an incredible whirlwind year!

This year I photographed 15 weddings altogether and shot in a variety of venues all over southern Ontario, including Casino Rama (Rama), Blue Mountain (Collingwood), Northbrook Farms (Severn), Nottawasaga Inn Resort (Innisfil), and of course a smattering of weddings in good old hometown Orillia.

My season started early in January, photographing Wendy and Mike as they got married in their elegant century home in Cookstown amongst their family and close friends. We managed to capture a few sunset portraits before the minus twenty temps chased us back inside.

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I had a few months off before celebrating with Elsa and Tyler at Casino Rama, but the unseasonably cold weather changed our original photo plans, forcing us to shoot inside an unlit barn – however I’m so happy we did because these photos turned out to be some of my favourites!

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Of course all the beautiful weddings held right on the bride or grooms’ property need to be mentioned, as these home weddings require so much planning and attention to detail!  Emily and Charlie were married right at the Jarvis homestead in Severn and Charlie’s dad even planted fields of sunflowers just for the wedding!

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One of the most anticipated weddings of the year, Madison and Ben, saw nearly 300 guests fill their huge backyard and their neighbour’s adjoining yard for one of the biggest parties of the year.

One of the favourite parts of photographing weddings is seeing how each couple can personalize the details and make it their own. Nothing better depicts who a bride is by the choice of her wedding dress!  Here are some from this year’s season:

And of course their bouquets!

Congratulations to all my amazing 2016 couples and thank you for the incredible opportunity to document your wedding day ♥

Looking forward to the 16+ weddings already booked for this year!  Plus some trips planned to Hawaii and Mexico from which I will be sharing lots of photos with you all too!

Thanks for checking out the best of 2016!

Cheers to an even bigger and better year ahead 🙂 ♥

— Cristi

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