loveloveLOVE - Memorable Moments from 2017 - Lifestyle Edition

I trust yesterday was full of so much love for you!!

We're onto our final day of Lovelovelove. It doesn't usually end at the wedding, so this time we're continuing the chapter with portraits, families and lifestyle.

I get asked a lot if I shoot anything other than weddings, family sessions or portraits. The answer is always OH HECK YES! I love them so much! I've been filling my days with many portraits, maternity, newborn and family tradition sessions lately. Splashing on the shores of Georgian Bay, or playing at the local park, baking cookies for Christmas, exploring an historic location or bath time. From portraits in Berlin, to a family session in Vancouver, to a walk in the forest in my very own backyard. It's been a very full year. 

And finally... Happy day 3! Lovelovelove - The Lifestyle Edition.

Music - Precipitate (Instrumental) - Joey Kantor

In the studio with Maureen Patricia - Toronto handmade wedding dress designer

Being on the other end of this whole wedding thing has got seeing things with a new set of eyes. I'm having sit downs with vendors and googling like a crazy person. Turns out planning a wedding isn't easy, especially when you're not planning a traditional wedding. (Mad respect for all of you doing it on your own)

One of the things I thought would be next to impossible to find is a dress designer to alter and mend my 100 year old wedding dress. Yep. You read that right. My wedding dress has had a life or two or three before me. That's one of the things I love more than anything about her, but it does have me being a little more precious about who I choose to work on her. (yes. my dress is a girl) But google's got my back. I've drooled over Maureen Patricia's work before, but didn't realize she works on vintage dresses, so thank you google for connecting the dots between my alteration search and Maureen Patricia! I know my dress is in loving and capable hands.

Maureen Patricia doesn't have a store front you'll walk by on your way home from brunch. She has a glorious, bright studio tucked away in Leslieville. If you don't already know she's in Toronto and making to die for wedding dresses, now you do. You need to put her on your list of bridal boutiques to check out when you're on the hunt. Her work is exquisite and she's the absolute sweetest. I spent some time with her in the studio last month, taking photos while she worked and chatting about work, life and a million other things. The more time I spend with her, the more I adore her, and the more time I spend in her studio the more dresses I want. I can have five wedding dresses, right? That's not excessive?

To book an appointment with Maureen, click here: Maureen Patricia Bridal