Sarah & Blair : ENGAGED // St. John's Wedding Photographer

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Sarah and Blair are the perfect example that love and commitment have the power to overcome so much.

Blair is a veteran, and has been in recovery from a traumatic brain injury for some years time. Sarah has stood by his side through his healing and now that he is stronger, they are finally getting married this December!! They are the sweetest couple and kindest humans who aren't afraid to be silly, and have such a heart for adventure.

Sarah is an absolute angel and I’m totally obsessed with her. She’s also clumsy like me so we became fast friends, LOL.

For their engagement session, we spent an afternoon, simply, doing the things they love the most. Hanging out with their pup Hank (who, by the name, I assumed was a tank but you’ll see), skating at The Loop, and having lattés in a cozy coffee shop.

I had such a wonderful day laughing and celebrating love with Sarah & Blair and am SO excited for their wedding this December! Thank you for the happy vibes and puppy cuddles you guys!

Much love and light, XO - Maddie

Thank you Blair for your service and for being an honest voice online for traumatic brain injury recovery!

Farewell Fixed

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I wanted to take a moment today, one small business to another, to highlight and appreciate Fixed Coffee & Baking which has its last day tomorrow after 7 years of being a cornerstone of culture in Downtown St. John’s.

As sad as it felt, myself and Nathan Eddy Photography knew we had to go down today to show our support. We ordered their delicious hot chocolate, ate INSANE bagel sandwiches, and took photos of every nook and cranny to commemorate this treasure.

As a wedding photographer, I am very used to the feeling and honour of documenting someone’s once in a lifetime moments on their big day, but it was a really surreal feeling documenting Fixed and knowing that in just over 24 hours it would be left for us to cherish in our memories. It was a reminder of one of the reasons photography is my passion- helping people around me carry places, experiences, and memories into their future. Helping us immortalize what’s important. It was also a reminder that this is the reality for far too many local businesses in downtown St. John’s.

We have a vibrant city HEAVY with locally owned businesses, makers & crafters, small shops, and entrepreneurs. We have a history as a people of being self sustaining and ingenious in the face of adversity- because we had to be. We continue to be. We have an inordinate amount of entrepreneurs, self employed people, and local business compared to our small population.

St. John’s would be NOTHING without our downtown core. It houses nearly all our locally owned specialty businesses and shops. It teems with local restaurants, music, and culture that draw people here. Without downtown St. John’s, tourism as we know it (which sustains ALL of us, not just entrepreneurs) wouldn’t exist. It’s the the heart of our city.

I know I speak for so many when I say that Fixed is an incredibly special place with a lot of warmth, safety, and talent, where everyone could go to work, connect, and enjoy their time.

Please take the initiative to support our local small businesses. Go out of your way to do so, even when parking or driving downtown is the less convenient option. Share people’s posts and be their online cheerleaders. When you support a local business and local services, you are literally putting food on people’s table, helping us directly pay our bills and live our life just like you’re doing too. Instead of sitting behind a big CEO chair we do a happy dance and thank the universe for our dream. We thank YOU for our dream.

Farewell Fixed, hope to see you again someday.

Katherine + Dylan's Wedding at Marble Mountain // Newfoundland Wedding Photographer

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On a September weekend in Steady Brook, Katherine and Dylan said I do surrounded by family, friends, sunshine, and a whole lotta love.

Their wedding was the perfect blend of relaxation, laughter, and little outdoor adventures that made for the best day ever. Such a sweet, laid back celebration that had everyone smiling ear to ear.

During their first look, I witnessed something pretty amazing. Katherine has a helicopter tattoo in memory of her dad, and at the moment the couple saw each other for the first time, a chopper flew overhead in the most beautifully serendipitous coincidence. Talk about a sign. <3

Congratulations to two of the warmest, most kind people! It was incredible to spend the weekend with you last summer!

Much love and light, xo - Maddie

5 Reasons To Have An Off-Season Wedding

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SO, you’re engaged and planning your wedding, but have literally NO idea what you’re doing (spoiler alert :) -it’ll all be OK!).

You know you need to start with a venue before anything else, because in St. John’s, places book up QUICK. Everyone’s fighting for the same 5 month window of June-October dates.

But WAIT…

What if there was a solution? One that wouldn’t leave you pressured, and struggling to make all your dream venue and dream vendors line up?

Ouuu, GIRL. Welcome to the magic of off-season weddings!! Insert sparkles and fairy dust here, LOL.

Off season weddings are like the old forgotten gift cards at the bottom of your wallet that actually have $50 on it. NAY- $100. Yep. That level of unexpected awesome.

As part one of a two-part series, I’m gonna talk with you today about FIVE REASONS to have an off-season wedding. Ya ready? Let’s gooo!

 
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#1

YOUR PHOTO LOCATIONS WILL BE WONDERFULLY DESERTED

When you’re trying to do your photos at the city’s most popular spots in the summer… so are a hundred other people. Tourists, folks enjoying the sunshine, and other wedding groups alike. It can be so congested, causing your schedule to be thrown off and for you to feel rushed. Get married November-May… Poof! People Problem solved. You’ll have all your favourite, iconic spots most likely to yourself and can truly enjoy it.

#2

No Crazy Competition

With weddings between June and the end of October, a lot of couples feel immense pressure to try and get all their dream vendors lined up on their date. I’ve had many couples disappointed because they couldn’t get their favourite venue they had in mind, or the decorator they admired for ages. I’ve had to turn away a lot of couples for the same dates every year too, and always feel so bad!

It’s because we live in a small place, and our “nice weather” season is ridiculously short. Side-step the competitive date pressures by choosing to have your wedding in the off-season. The weather risk pays off when you can book all the vendors you’ve been dreaming about since you put a ring on it, with ease.

#3

Simple. Less Stress!

Summertime is CRAZY. You’re taking vacation from work, going on holidays, having relatives visit, and getting out much more when you’re not working to enjoy the weather and have some fun. Your wedding falling on top of all that is HARD, and in my experience has sometimes left my couples wanting it to all be over so they “can enjoy the summer already”.

That’s SAD, guys! Your wedding is a super important celebration of commitment (understatement!) and shouldn’t be something to be wished away. Get married in, say, March? You’ll only have to contest with St, Patrick’s Day and let’s be real, your wedding will be a better party anyway.


#4

Laid back & Relaxed

This one goes out to all my wonderful couples out there with a touch of hippie soul who love staying in maybe even more than going out. My peeps who want a quiet, chill, relaxed day. There’s time for more coffee shop hangouts. Picnics. Chill drinks at a bar downtown. Slow and easy hikes for photos. City wandering. Food breaks. More of spending time with the ones you love. ACTUALLY enjoying your wedding. Heck yeah!

Take it from my bride Jeanie, who had a November 10th wedding full of quality time with her husband and family:

 
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“We decided to have our wedding on our 10 year anniversary of being together, which happened to be in November. Having our wedding during the off-season turned out to be beneficial in many ways. We were able to secure all of our top vendor choices, and pulled our wedding together within a year of being engaged. On the day of, we were lucky enough to have two seasons within one day: Maddie took our photos amongst the fallen leaves at Government house, and then the most beautiful fluffy snow began to fall as we headed to Quidi Vidi. The fall/winter weather combination ended up being the perfect backdrop for our cozy ceremony and reception."

#5

Unique weather,

Unique Photos

This is the one where I MAY have to do some convincing because bad weather seems (only seems!!) scary, but the photos speak for themselves. When you go all in, take the risk, AND have an adventurous heart to go out in whatever conditions you’re given, magic happens!!! I PROMISE. Because guess what? I got a trunk full of snow boots and rain gear, and I’m NOT afraid to use it.

Now that I’ve convinced you to have an off season wedding, stay tuned for Part 2 coming soon where I give you FIVE super useful tips to make it all go smoothly! Easy, Breezy, Beautiful, Covergirl. Or rather, Easy, Breezy, Beautiful, Baygirl?

LET’S DO THIS!!!

Much love & light, xo

-Maddie

Stephanie + Mark's Wedding at Glendenning // St. John's Newfoundland Wedding Photographer

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In September, Stephanie and Mark got married on a gorgeous sunny day that blended two worlds- Witless Bay and St. John’s ;)

The day began with everyone getting ready in homes overlooking the ocean, followed by a stunning ceremony at Our Lady Star Of The Sea. It was so serene inside the church as the sun streamed through the windows, and everyone was totally soaking up all the love.

We then adventured around Witless Bay for photos, never straying far from the water like the true Newfoundlanders we are… hanging out with the most hilarious bridal party EVER and making magic. As evening hit, we rolled into St. John’s to Quidi Vidi Brewery (thanks for having us!) for beer and a LOT of laughs!

Later that evening, Steph and Mark had a little moment to themselves among the dories on the dock as the sun set. They were at peace, totally themselves, and lost in each other for a while. Always the best little magical nugget of the wedding day. <3

To start the night of celebrations, we then arrived at one of my FAVOURITE venues- Glendenning! The room was softly lit in pinks and gold, making for a wonderful dinner before the dancing and TRUE craziness kicked off!

Thank you SO MUCH Stephanie & Mark for inviting me along to capture what was definitely one of the wildest, most hilarious and fun wedding days I’ve ever experienced! Congratulations again, all my love, and cheers to your first new year as a married couple!

XO- Maddie

 

VENDORS:

Venue: GlenDenning Golf Club Decorator: Event 3Sixty

Cake/Sweets: Pam Picco's Speciality Cakes and Sweets

Rings: Diamond Design NL Hair: NuImage Design Studio

Makeup: Danielle Michelle Makeup Artistry

Dress: Ever After Bridal Boutique

 

Recommended Vendor List

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Hey hey Maddie Mills Photo Family!

Planning your wedding can be super stressful if you don’t have a solid team to support you. One of the MOST common questions I get during coffee meetings with my new couples and in emails is, “who do you recommend for…” or “there’s so many vendors out there that I don’t know where to start!”.

I want to help change that today by sharing some of my MOST recommended St. John’s wedding vendors who are passionate, super talented, professional, and trustworthy.

Most importantly, they are vendors who’s values align with mine in terms of inclusion, the way they run their business, and the way they treat their couples. MY couples. You! <3

A note I want to stress to my amazing fellow vendors:

If you don’t see yourself on this list, please don’t be insulted! We are lucky to have a WEALTH of great vendors in this province and therefore it would be absolutely impossible to list and recall everyone. I’m sharing names as a starting point for research of some people who I’ve worked with directly and frequently over the last few years. I encourage everyone to research all vendors far and wide and ultimately make the best choices for them!

 
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VENUES - In House Catering

  • Yellowbelly Brewery (downtown, moody, romantic)

  • Rocket Room at Rocket Bakery (downtown, intimate, casual)

  • Manuel's River Interpretation Centre (Indoor/Outdoor, bright, casual)

  • Baly Haly Golf Club (clean & classic, intimate)

  • Glendenning Golf Club (indoor/outdoor, glamorous, classic)

  • The Wilds Golf Resort (indoor/outdoor, contemporary, getaway)

  • The Doctor’s House (indoor/outdoor, rustic, historic, getaway)

DECORATORS

  • Lacy Rose Design (nature-oriented, romantic, blends modern/classic)

  • By Sharpe Design (nature-oriented, romantic, classic

  • Event3Sixty (glamorous, nature-oriented, romantic)

  • Live Wire Events (punchy, modern, fun)

  • Exquisite Events (glamorous, modern, fun)

  • Spotlight Events (glamorous, glitz/glitter, romantic)

  • Celtic Knot Wedding Decor (classic, traditional, clean)

FLORAL

  • By Sharpe Design

  • Event3Sixty

  • Lacy Rose Design

  • Flower Studio

MAKEUP

  • Nadia Ali Makeup Artistry

  • Emily Pittman

  • Color Me Bronze

  • Allison Best Makeup Artistry

  • April Pink

HAIR

  • Nadia Ali Makeup Artistry

  • Tara Tobin Hair

  • Charles Langdon

  • Mobile Hair by Allison

PLANNERS

  • Borrowed & Blu

  • Joyful Events

INDEPENDENT CATERING

  • Taste of Class

  • Coffee Matters

  • Rocket Bakery

DJ

  • Musicmen Entertainment and DJ Services

  • JLS - Jordan Light & Sound

  • Skinner’s DJ and VJ

  • MultiMaxx Music

OFFICIANTS

  • Craig Murphy

  • Colleen Butler

  • Jane Morgan

TRANSPORTATION

  • Classic Carriage (Vintage Vehicle Rental)

VIDEOGRAPHERS

  • Devin Sooley DS-Media

  • WPA Films

  • Tin Bird Productions

  • Media Magic Video

  • King’s Videography

WEDDING WEAR

  • Ever After Bridal Boutique

  • The Ivory Suite

  • The Bridal Salon

  • Midnight Tailors - Custom Tailoring, Bowties, Suspenders, Etc.

  • Rodney Philpott - Custom Gown Designer

  • RW&Co (This is a chain, but wonderful nonetheless for unique, mismatched formalwear)

CAKE/SWEETS

  • Petite Sweet

  • Rocket Bakery

  • Wedding Cakes By Megan

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I highly recommend all these amazing local vendors for your big day! Just like photography styles vary, so do those of other elements such as floral, decor, and makeup. Get to know these wonderful folks and choose a style that best suits what you’re looking for!

BEST OF 2018 : EVERYDAY MAGIC

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I truly believe that life is an endless collection of little things which will enchant you if you have the power to see.

I was SO blessed in 2018 to continue to spend my days looking for and forever documenting the everyday magic in your lives, so today I’ve gathered up some of my absolute favourite moments- both simple and special- from 2018 weddings to share.

From first looks, lets-make-this-last-forever embraces, first married kisses, proud parents shedding a tear, grandmas beaming at the dinner table, and every little thing in between: here are the best and most beautiful moments I got to witness and capture last year.

THANK YOU for sharing your hearts and souls with me and inviting me to do the same. Here’s to you, to 2019, and all the everyday magic that awaits us. xoxo

 
 

5 Tips for an Authentic & Joyful Wedding Day

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There is no sugarcoating that wedding planning can be stressful. You’re putting an insane amount of time, energy, and resources into planning an awesome love celebration and sometimes it can’t help but be exhausting!

At the end of the day though, it’s like I always say to my couples: if you’re not going to have fun on your wedding day, then what’s the point?

Why stress yourself out for months, sometimes years, only to have planned a wedding that is too big of a production where you’re exhausted, uncomfortable, and don’t even get to spend time with your guests?

This post isn’t about comparing doing your wedding one way or another! I’m here today to chat about how you can get the most enjoyment, fun, and value from your special day: no matter how you decide to plan it :)

 
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Tip #1

An easy but IMPORTANT one to start you off.

LET THOSE EMOTIONS OUT AND ALLOW YOUR HEART TO FEEL!!

Many people tend to quell their emotions or are uncomfortable expressing them (which is totally understandable!), however your wedding is a special day where you’re going to be FEELING ALL THE THINGS! Allow yourself to laugh, cry, express your joy, and you will be liberated and totally open to soaking up all the goodness around you. I’m a major advocate for having an open heart so I can’t stress this enough- plus it will help me create incredible photographs for you when you share your happiness with me.

Tip #2

Look at your planned structure for the day and be honest with yourself if it’s what you really want.

There’s no right answer to how to structure a wedding- what’s right for you is right for you. Regardless of how you’ve imagined it, talk through the ideas and potential plans to see if you can imagine enjoying the way the wedding will unfold! You may be more prone to stress, just prefer a more chill day, or you may thrive off a party and want something as fun-packed as possible! Ignore judgements and negative opinions, because the most important thing is to know yourself and your partner, and to make plans that are right for you both. I’ll be there right by your side to document everything no matter how it goes :)

 
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Tip #3

REGARDLESS of your plans, always allot more time for things than you think you’ll need!

I can PROMISE YOU: the structure of your plans DO NOT MATTER when it comes to the need to enjoy yourself and breathe. :) I’ve photographed over 60 weddings and no one likes to spend all day rushing around like crazy to do everything! Give yourself a bit of leeway in the schedule for bathroom breaks, food stops, traffic, and general delays. Schedules are important to keep your day flowing, but it will help you SO much to know it isn’t super-strictly timed down to the wire.

Tip #4

Make a point to enjoy the company of your family and guests!

Forgetting this IS THE #1 THING I’ve heard couples regret after the wedding! With all the goings-on, you may hardly get to talk to everyone you invited… and then your dance starts and you’re all in party mode!

The adventures I’m photographing on your day are of course super important to get those priceless memories, but there’s numerous ways you can spend time with people that fits right in. Set aside time for a little get together mid day, or have a cocktail hour before dinner. You could even do a casual, cocktail-style reception if that’s what you dig! From experience, I can tell you that my couples taking a bit of time with their guests somewhere really enriched their day- and you’ll get some truly beautiful candid photos of you enjoying time with your loved ones :)

 
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TIP #5

This day is for you and your partner to celebrate your commitment. Take time to appreciate that together.

Like I said in Tip #4, your wedding is an amazing opportunity to spend time with everyone you love and that remains important! BUT. It’s totally, 100% okay to not be at the centre of everything all day. Just take a breather for a minute and do a bit of nothing if you need it.

Go have a drink together, take a walk for a bit, drive your own vehicle so you can be with one another, or even have a quiet few moments together in a side room before entering your party. There’s limitless ways to stop, soak it all in, and appreciate your commitment amongst all the activities of the wedding. You’ll thank yourself for taking a quiet, grounding moment together to remember how far you’ve come and to appreciate the day.

 
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Take these tips and go forth to plan the wedding of your dreams!! Keep love, gratitude, and an open heart at the centre of it all. You got this, and I cannot WAIT to be along for the ride documenting all your happy adventures! LETS DO THIS!

 

Erin + Chris's Wedding at Glendenning in St. John's // Newfoundland Wedding Photographer

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ERIN AND CHRIS GOT HITCHED!! October 6th was the BEST day with these guys!

We laughed until our faces hurt and went on lots of little Newfoundland adventures for these Ontario-dwelling peeps who came home to say I do.

Erin and Chris have the sweetest love and spend so much time smiling and joking that it's easy to see they are meant for one another.

Thank you both for being just as crazy and fun loving as I am, it was an honour to document your amazing day!!

VENDORS:

-George Street United Church - GlenDenning Golf Club -

Kristýna Adamová Event 3Sixty - Pam Picco's Speciality Cakes and Sweets

Devin Sooley DS-Media Photo & Video

Diamond Design NL - Emily Pittman Makeup

FROM THE COUPLE:

Chris and I had Maddie for our wedding photography and let me tell you it was the best decision! We LOVED our photos. She made us feel comfortable when we were both feeling awkward and rolled with our crazy ways making sure we kept the party vibe the whole day. Maddie was under tables, behind chairs, on top of things you name it, just to get the perfect shots! We love you Maddie thanks for the BEST day!!

Melissa + Lana's Wedding at The Doctor's House // Newfoundland Wedding Photographer

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The rain came down sideways and grey skies cast a sense of peace over the forest around us when these two beautiful souls said yes to a lifetime of love in September.

After a quiet morning with their close family and a first look that was just the BEST thing ever, Melissa and Lana said personal vows under the warm glow of the barn loft at The Doctor’s House.

The smiles on their faces were sunbeams enough to shine through the storm, they needed painkillers because their cheeks hurt from laughing so much, they ran around the tropical storm in Blundstone boots and broken umbrellas, and it was PERFECT.

Beautifully wild memories were made that weekend and I know I'm not the only one who will never forget it.

Thank you SO much Melissa and Lana for allowing me to witness and document your amazing love, and for your friendship, kindness, and complete beauty inside and out.

The Doctor's House Inn & Spa || Carlye Windsor Makeup Artistry

Charles Langdon Hair || The Ivory Suite Bridal Boutique ||

By Sharpe Design || Nathan Eddy:Assistant || Petite Sweet

Caitlin + Adam's Wedding at Yellowbelly // St. John's Newfoundland Wedding Photographer

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On September 15th, Caitlin and Adam said a huge yes to their biggest adventure yet and it was so clear that spending their lives together was meant to be.

You could feel the love shining in their eyes, feel it in their words vowing forever, and in their embraces lit up by the glorious evening light in Quidi Vidi.

They wed and celebrated at Yellowbelly, danced in the golden sunset overlooking the ocean, got totally whipped by the wind all day with their best friends, and also had literally the best wedding reception game EVER (scavenger hunt musical chairs!!)

Congratulations to the brand new Mr & Mrs Warren! These guys have such kind hearts and I’m super blessed to have met them and spent their magical day together. All the love to you Adam and Cait- thank you SO much for having me there to capture it all!

Yellowbelly Brewery || Event 3Sixty

Craig Murphy - Ceremonies and Celebrations

The Musicmen Entertainment & DJ Services

Classic Carriage || The Signature Salon || The Ivory Suite Bridal Boutique

JOURNAL : Reflecting on 2018 Wedding Season

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As you know, here in Newfoundland we have three seasons: Summer, Fall, and Swinter. ;)

Nearly 6 months of the year our weather is so icky that people usually get married between May and November, making the nature of my career very cyclical and basically split in two parts: 

Half my year (the icky weather half) is the valuable and necessary time for my administration work, planning and development, networking, learning, and working ON my business.

 The other half however- the BEST half- is the perfectly crazy, incredibly beautiful, and deeply moving part where I photograph people on the happiest days of their lives. 

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I’m speaking to you today because that best half is over now. The main hustle of photographing weddings every weekend has come to a close for 2018 and I literally don’t know where to begin- because this season has been my most challenging, my best, and my most rewarding yet. 

It’s been my most challenging because for months I’ve been balancing the busyness of my wedding routine against the heartache of my love being in a different country. Honestly, it has not been easy. SO many nights I’ve pulled into my driveway after a 12 hour wedding, wishing more than anything that I was opening the door to Joe sitting on my couch. Despite the distance, it’s been a beautiful adventure and continues to be- and we will be back together for a bit in 43 days... but who’s counting. 

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It’s been my best because I really grew with who I am as an artist and a person. I’ve been unapologetically myself and you’ve embraced that with open arms. You’ve graciously trusted me to bring a smile to your face or inspire you with my stories, and you’ve trusted me enough to share your own stories with me too. I’ve been fortunate to go on wonderful adventures; from weddings all over the island, photographing a proposal at sea, being welcomed into your lives and families, and sharing some really beautiful moments with the people I’ve met. Maddie Mills Photo evolved this year beyond what I expected, and I’m so grateful to you for helping that happen. 

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It’s been my most rewarding- because I’ve been extremely blessed this year. I’ve had amazing clients who have been MY SOUL SISTAS/SOUL PEOPLE. You have understood my heart, adventured with me, and made me feel immensely appreciated. All my incredible couples have continued to prove to me that I’m doing EXACTLY what I am meant to do. I’ve had 25 ceremonies, 25 adventures, 25 (more like 25 million) happy hugs, 25 dance floor goodbyes, and 25 couples who have trusted me wholeheartedly with their stories. Your stories. So many beautiful, moving stories that I’ll always hold close to my heart. 

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I’m still a while away from Christmas vacation, and Maddie Mills Photo never stops just because weddings do! But the end of the wedding season always feels like a wave of change that deserves reflection and appreciation. Thank you SO much to everyone who supported me. You continue to make my dream not just a dream- and for that I can’t express my gratitude enough.

Dana + Ben's Wedding at The Wilds // Newfoundland Wedding Photographer

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Dana and Ben got married at The Wilds this fall and their wedding was the perfect mix of classy and laid back!

The day started with getting ready and hanging out with their hilarious bridal parties, a gift exchange (Ben got tickets to see the Leafs and his reaction below is the BEST!), and an intimate first look by the river- where they both cried and embraced so beautifully to the sound of the river gurgling by and the breeze blowing in the trees.

After a little photo adventure, they said their handwritten vows and did a Celtic knot tying ceremony to make things official.

The rest of the afternoon was spent with their families and bridal party, before stealing away back to the river for a few sweet photos in the warm evening light before partying the night away!!

Thank you so much for having me along to capture your day Dana and Ben, it was an amazing way to start the next chapter of your life together and I wish you both all the happiness in the world!

The Wilds at Salmonier River Golf Club || Assistant Nathan Eddy

Officiant: Craig Murphy || Florist: By Sharpe Design

Decorator: Spotlight Events - Wedding Planning & Event Design Cake/Sweets: Colorful Creations || Video: DS-Media Photo & Video

Hair: Mobile Hair by Allison || Makeup: The Pretty Room

Dress - Ever After Bridal Boutique Alterations - Rodney Philpott

Jess + Colin's Wedding at Manuel's River // St John's Newfoundland Wedding Photographer

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Jess and Colin’s road to forever started on Bell Island. Well- Colin TRIED to start it on Bell Island!

After trying to propose to Jess over there multiple times only to have his plans spoiled by terrible weather and ferry problems, he ultimately popped the question during a hike at Cape Spear.

Things came full circle the FIRST time when we took an adventure to Bell Island for their engagement session. We spent a few amazing hours wandering around to all their favourite spots and ended the day with a feed of fried chicken. THE BEST!!!

Things came full circle the SECOND time when their wedding day finally came, and we went back to Cape Spear where it all began.

With a first look in her family's backyard, a visit with their cats, an evening ceremony, and super-chill cocktail reception, Jess and Colin’s day was a perfect reflection of how sweet, wonderful, and true their love is.

Thank you so much babes for your adventurous spirit, all the laughs, and most of all your friendship that I’ve been so blessed to gain. Congratulations!!!

Manuels River || The Musicmen Entertainment & DJ Services

|| Lacy Rose Design || Ever After Bridal Boutique