I can see, through the rifts of the apple-boughs,
The delicate blue of the sky,
And the changing clouds with their marvellous tints
That drift so lazily by.
And strange, sweet thoughts sing through my brain,
And Heaven, it seemeth near;
Oh, is it not a rare, sweet time,
The blossoming time of the year?

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Barb & Tara

In my 8 years as a wedding photographer, I have never created an entire blog post in black and white.

This isn’t something I’m entirely comfortable with, but something about Alia and Paul’s day begged for storytelling free from distraction.

There is something so pure and organic about the love between this couple, their friends, and their families that colour almost overwhelms.

So here is my first (and possibly only) black and white blog post.

A post about two people who unabashedly embrace life and one another.

A post about family, sisterhood, ‘Team Alia’, and ‘Mr & Mrs Muscles’.

A post about what matters most of all.
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wedding toronto karina lemke weddings vera wang gown-053My love to you both always.

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Planning and design by Karina Lemke

Florals by Cool Green and Shady

Gown by Vera Wang

This Mother Session with Lily, Jerry, and Lia was extra special.

It’s so wonderful to visit with my couples again – years after their wedding – to see that their life is continuing to blossom and grow.

And Lia is just the cutest little blossom.
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Tara

There are many more images to share from this unbelievably special day.

For now, I leave you with one of my favourites.

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Tiny Queen Pea was a tad emotional on the day of her photo session.

Sweet wee girl just needed to have a couple of tears and a lot of snuggles (and a nap).

A family photo session isn’t always about those perfect moments of smiles and giggles.

In fact, I find these images of Fran, Kaelan, and Pea so beautiful because this is what a new family looks like.  Just two adoring parents doing everything they can to make their daughter feel safe, warm, and loved.

And that, my friends, is simple perfection.

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Tara