Newfoundland wedding photographer

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

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

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

Ally + Ray's Wedding in Harbour Breton // Newfoundland Wedding Photographer

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Nestled among the green valleys of the south coast of Newfoundland is a beautiful hidden gem of a community where the people welcome you as their own and the ocean hugs you from all sides.

This is Harbour Breton, and I was lucky enough to travel there in August to document Allison and Ray's biggest adventure yet, all with their beautiful daughter by their side.

There were endless laughs, so much love, and a whole community coming together to support and celebrate this amazing couple in their hometown.

I have been lucky enough to get to know Allie and Ray through the years as I’ve photographed their maternity photos of their rainbow baby, their engagement session, and finally their wedding in August. I am so overjoyed with happiness for these guys and their families, and incredibly thankful for their friendship!!

Congratulations Mr & Mrs Power!!

Rodney Philpott Designs | All Events | Ever After Bridal Boutique

Crystal + Brian's Wedding at The Rocket Room in St. John's // Newfoundland Wedding Photographer

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Call them what you will- Cryan or Brystal (the emcees came up with these gems, not me folks! hahah)- but the real way to describe these guys is best friends and truly committed partners for life.

In August, I got to celebrate with Crystal and Brian for their I do's! Working in the theatre world, having their wedding on "dark day"- Monday- was not the only amazingly untraditional thing about the festivities!

They got ready together in the same house, did a first look, hung out in Quidi Vidi all day with their entourage, walked down the aisle together for their ceremony, and shared their first dance with all the wedding guests.

It was the perfect way to make things official and celebrate the love they share! Thank you C+B for the most chill wedding day ever and for being such friendly, welcoming, fun loving souls <3

Nadia Ali Makeup Artistry | Trang Garments | Rocket Bakery & Fresh Food Kendra Bursey | Quidi Vidi Brewing Co.

Erika + Ronnie's Wedding in Witless Bay NL // Newfoundland Wedding Photographer

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In classic Newfoundland style, this June wedding in Witless Bay was full of mist and fog and a complete bucketful of love! We adventured by the sea, had so many cuddle huddles to keep warm, ate poutine, and surprised the groom with a quad (!!!) No biggie ;)

Words can't express the love shared between Erika, Ronnie & Leo. From taking their family photographs when Leo was just a little baby, to their engagement session, and now their wedding, I have watched this little clan grow and could not be happier for them as they set off as, officially, the Wards. <3 Enjoy their wedding story and leave them some congratulations!

Assistant/Second Shooter: Alex Stead Photography | Music: Heartland Band 709 Florist: By Sharpe Design | Decorator: Spotlight Events Cake/Sweets: Colorful Creations | Videographer: WPA Films | Hair: Tara Tobin Makeup: Allison Best - Makeup Artistry | Gown: Ever After Bridal Boutique

 
 

Julia + Gerry's Wedding in Gander // Newfoundland Wedding Photography

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The wind whipped around so fiercely and it rained off and on this wedding day, but it was completely irrelevant as soon as you took one look at Julia and Gerry.

You can tell that these two share their souls; they are entirely dedicated to loving one another and growing in life together. What's even more apparent is the commitment Julia and Gerry have to happiness and to being grateful, which radiates completely over everything they do. 

We had an incredible day exploring Gander, laughing so hard our sides hurt, and taking time to appreciate the magic of life, so much so that every time I look back on these beautiful people it touches my heart to remember all the blessings we counted and the real human connection that was shared. 

Enjoy this glimpse into the story of some of the most caring, kind, resilient people I've ever met. xo

April + Jason's Wedding at The Doctor's House in Green's Harbour // Newfoundland Wedding Photographer

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If a wedding day makes you feel as though you're floating on air, then getting married at The Doctor's House makes you feel like you're in another world entirely.

Surrounded by the fresh forest air, with little peeks of the ocean horizon coming through the trees, April & Jason said their I Do's. They joined two beautiful families into one and celebrated the bond they already share with their beautiful little boy. 

Happiness was in abundance with these guys as we frolicked by the ocean, went for a dory ride, and danced the night away in a barn loft!! I wish April, Jason, and their son Blake a lifetime of happiness. All my my love to you!

VENDORS

By Sharpe Design || Allison Best - Makeup Artistry || SKY Salon || Colorful Creations ||

The Doctor's House Inn & Spa || Ever After Bridal Boutique

Sarah and Chad's Engagement Session at Cape Spear in St. John's // Newfoundland Wedding Photographer

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Another beautiful tale of what happens when Newfoundlanders make a new home together on the mainland, but can't resist the pull of the island tides for their special day. 

Sarah and Chad came home to St. John's this summer and of course we had to take the opportunity to capture their engagement photos... so we knew there was no better place than Cape Spear. 

With the wild wind and ocean below, Sarah and Chad bared their souls on these rocks and what we captured was the deep, beautiful connection they share.

Congratulations and all my love to Sarah and Chad! In less than a year you will be #BecomingTheBuddens and I can't wait to continue along on your journey!

XO

Maddie

Leah and Norm's Ocean-Inspired Wedding on Fogo Island / St. John's Wedding Photographer

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Fogo Island is a lot of things. It is jagged shorelines and crooked fenceposts. Rugged hills and outport hospitality. It is feeling "home".

It is also where Leah & Norm said yes to forever. 

With an emotionally-charged first look on the beach, to exploring the hills with their small bridal party, to visiting areas from the groom's childhood, it was a wedding day that perfectly celebrated Leah + Norm's sweet love. 

Enjoy their story below.

See this pretty pup? In a CRAZY twist of fate, I found out the day before the wedding that this is Sadie, the beagle my family and I named and fostered back in 2009. Amazing to see that she went to a beautiful home. Just look at her smile!