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Grassi Lakes Engagement Session | Lindsay + Bryon

Grassi Lakes Engagement Session with Lindsay & Bryon

I have always wanted to get my tush out to Alberta to explore and adventure, it's been on the list for a long time but it never really occurred to me that I would be heading out there for the first time for a Grassi Lakes Engagement session.

Turns out my couples and I have lots in common; we love spending time adventuring, jumping into waterfalls, hiking and exploring the Canadian landscape. When Lindsay & Bryon mentioned that they'd love to have an engagement session, but that they were thinking of doing it in Canmore, I'm pretty sure I jumped out of my seat with excitement. There was some serious happy dancing (Joel can attest to that). I'm still mind blown by how gorgeous the area was and how perfect the weather was for us (while all of you Ontarian's out there had snow, this was what it was like in Alberta. Sorry!)

Lindsay & Bryon are the laid back, loving, fun, adventurous types you want to be friends with. We started off the day at Phil & Sebastian's in the Simmons building, and then drove out to Grassi Lakes for a little hike, and finished our day with a cider and some grub in Canmore. They were excellent tour guides and pointed me in the right direction for basically all the things I love the most: coffee, landscapes, water, food and cider (well. all the things I love the most except Joel. He was stuck in Ontario). I love it more than anything when a shoot never really feels like a shoot; it just feels like hanging out with long lost friends and I just happen to have my camera with me.

Lindsay & Bryon have already made the trek back to Ontario for their Muskoka wedding this weekend. From the sounds of it, everything is coming together just as they'd envisioned with the help of their amazing friends and family who live out this way. Planning a wedding long distance can't be easy, but Lindsay & Bryon made it look effortless.

Joel & I will be heading out early tomorrow morning to meet them at their cottage. I'm SO excited to see you two again!!
xo.f

 

 

Grey County Waterfall Engagement Session | Meg & Scott

I feel like I have been dreaming about this Grey County waterfall engagement session since I moved up here. So here's the thing... I cannot be near any body of water, especially one that moves, without desperately wanting to be in it. It's a problem. Most of the time I can keep that desire at bay, but when there's waterfalls... I mean... c'mon! So naturally when I shoot couples near any body of water I tell them that they're totally welcome to jump in if they want. One day I knew this would work. I wasn't wrong. When planning this session with Meg & Scott, they were completely open to suggestions for locations, but it had to be near water. (People after my own heart) When the idea of waterfalls came up, I jumped at the chance to scout every single waterfall in the area I could get to, and sent over a super long list of options with descriptions about the waterfall, the hike in, etc. Now you know my secret, I'm a nerd & I may have been a tad excited. 
Meg & Scott are adventurous and playful and they kept creeping closer and closer to the water. Scott had this twinkle in his eyes, so I casually mentioned that if they wanted to jump in, they were welcome to, I even had towels in my car just in case. They took a quick second to exchange glances and then they totally went for it. 
It was basically the perfect Sunday. The weather was spectacular, there were belly laughs had by all and we all ended up in the water at some point. Swoon! We started and finished at Joel's winery, Coffin Ridge, drank cider, ate cheese and olives on the patio overlooking Georgian Bay and played in waterfalls. 
More Sundays like this, please. 

Thank you so much for being so brave and adventurous with us, Meg & Scott. Watch out, we may try to get you rock climbing next, Scott. ;) 
Thank you to my second shooter and partner, Joel for being my second set of eyes, a great wine tour guide and our poison ivy spotter.

From the Archives | Vintage Clothing in Toronto

I am a little obsessed with pretty things and anything vintage, and have created quite the collection of pretty vintage clothes. At one point, my sister and I were convinced that we were over our vintage clothes phase and were going to sell off some key pieces. We got over that feeling pretty quickly, but not before we took some photos.

I had forgotten all about them... until today.

DIY backyard wedding near Georgian Bay | Stacie & Justin

This was the wedding that Kimberley built.
Stacie & Justin are two of the most generous and loving souls you'll ever meet. They make my heart swell. They are both staples in our fabulous little community, so it was no surprise that everyone wanted to pitch in to make this memorable for the pair of them.

They set the stage at a friends place down the street. On a hill overlooking the valley, with Old Baldy in the background. An aisle through meadows of wild flowers and surrounded by evergreens. Jonathan spent weeks grooming the land to make it perfect, he helped build tents and tables and benches. We gathered early to set up tables and chairs and decorations. Each one of us had a small task to make sure it all came together. David painted a mural for the backdrop, Stacie's best friend, Cristin, grew the flowers for our bouquets, and picked the rest from the valley, Justin made most of the food himself, Joel made punch, Meredith (of Meredith's Ginger Syrup fame) made delicious beverages, a friend's band played, our neighbour David Marshak played the processional and recessional, Ingrid did the beautiful ceremony and I had the pleasure and honour of standing next to Stacie as she said her vows, as well as capture the day for her. Double duty! I couldn't have done it without Sarah Tacoma as my right hand woman.
It was truly special to be able to show how much you love someone by helping them build the wedding of their dreams. 

Fun fact: I totally crashed their first date by accident. oops! I promise I gave them space once I realized what was up.

Photography: Frances Beatty Photography | Second Shooter: Sarah Tacoma | Caterer: Justin's Oven (groom) & Annie Fisher (friend) | Dress: Paula's Elegant Bride  | Groom's attire:  Moore's | Live Band: Bored of Education | Rentals: 4 Seasons Party Rentals 

Scarborough Bluffs Engagement | Edwina & Ang

Seagulls, waves, surfers, sand. It's almost enough to make you think you're on the east coast. Falling asleep to the sound of fog horns and waves. Salt air filling your nostrils. Holding hands on the beach, talking till the sun goes down. 

Edwina and Ang are a little slice of heaven. Spending time with them makes my heart swell. 

Seagulls at Scarborough Bluffs
Scarborough Bluffs Engagement | Frances Beatty Photography
Scarborough Bluffs Engagement | Frances Beatty Photography
Scarborough Bluffs Engagement | Frances Beatty Photography
Scarborough Bluffs Engagement | Frances Beatty Photography
Scarborough Bluffs Engagement | Frances Beatty Photography
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Scarborough Bluffs Engagement | Frances Beatty Photography
Scarborough Bluffs Engagement | Frances Beatty Photography
Scarborough Bluffs Engagement | Frances Beatty Photography
Scarborough Bluffs Engagement | Frances Beatty Photography
Scarborough Bluffs Engagement | Frances Beatty Photography
Scarborough Bluffs Engagement | Frances Beatty Photography
Scarborough Bluffs Engagement | Frances Beatty Photography
Scarborough Bluffs Engagement | Frances Beatty Photography
Scarborough Bluffs Engagement | Frances Beatty Photography
Scarborough Bluffs Engagement | Frances Beatty Photography
Scarborough Bluffs Engagement | Frances Beatty Photography
Scarborough Bluffs Engagement | Frances Beatty Photography
Scarborough Bluffs Engagement | Frances Beatty Photography
Scarborough Bluffs Engagement | Frances Beatty Photography
Scarborough Bluffs Engagement | Frances Beatty Photography
Scarborough Bluffs Engagement | Frances Beatty Photography
Scarborough Bluffs Engagement | Frances Beatty Photography
Scarborough Bluffs Engagement | Frances Beatty Photography
Scarborough Bluffs Engagement | Frances Beatty Photography
Scarborough Bluffs Engagement | Frances Beatty Photography
Scarborough Bluffs Engagement | Frances Beatty Photography
Scarborough Bluffs Engagement | Frances Beatty Photography
Scarborough Bluffs Engagement | Frances Beatty Photography
Scarborough Bluffs Engagement | Frances Beatty Photography
Scarborough Bluffs Engagement | Frances Beatty Photography
Scarborough Bluffs Engagement | Frances Beatty Photography
Scarborough Bluffs Engagement | Frances Beatty Photography
Scarborough Bluffs Engagement | Frances Beatty Photography
Scarborough Bluffs Engagement | Frances Beatty Photography
Scarborough Bluffs Engagement | Frances Beatty Photography
Scarborough Bluffs Engagement | Frances Beatty Photography
Scarborough Bluffs Engagement | Frances Beatty Photography
Scarborough Bluffs Engagement | Frances Beatty Photography
Scarborough Bluffs Engagement | Frances Beatty Photography
Scarborough Bluffs Engagement | Frances Beatty Photography
Scarborough Bluffs Engagement | Frances Beatty Photography
Scarborough Bluffs Engagement | Frances Beatty Photography
Scarborough Bluffs Engagement | Frances Beatty Photography
Scarborough Bluffs Engagement | Frances Beatty Photography