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Gina + Steve's Sunset Session at Topsail Beach // Newfoundland Wedding Photographer

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One from Newfoundland, one from BC, met in the middle in Alberta and been there together ever since. 

Gina and Steve came here for vacation this summer and wanted to celebrate their upcoming anniversary with a fun sunset couples session! We adventured around the shores at Topsail Beach and ended the night with a little walk to Topsail Bluff (more in the dark than we planned, because I have no sense of direction and it took me three tries to get on the right trail LOL).

They have so much joy and laughter to share, and we had an absolute blast at their shoot! It's SO great when I photograph couples and it's like we've been friends for years upon meeting for the first time. Thanks Gina and Steve for leaving a huge smile on my face and for being absolutely adorable! 

PS- who thinks that Gina looks like Ariel with that red hair flaming in the sun!! My heart!

Lori & John's Downtown St. John's Couples Session // Newfoundland Engagement Photographers

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Being in love. It's when you smile so hard that your face hurts, when you dance even when EVERYONE is watching, and when your heart beats with warmth that radiates throughout your whole entire soul.

It was a beautiful evening in Downtown St. John's, and right around the corner from Lori and John's place a little Newfoundland fairytale came to life. First stop- Fred's Records, because where else??

 
 
 
 
 

Then, it was back up the road to their place, for some cozy times on their deck overlooking St. John's :) Note the Ariel and Captain America mugs. Score.

 
 
 

An evening walk a day keeps the doctor away!

 
 

You are the moonlight of my life every night
Giving all my love to you
My beating heart belongs to you
I walked for miles 'til I found you
I'm here to honor you
If I lose everything in the fire
I'm sending all my love to you

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Some Green Day in honor of my girl Lori.

-M

The Best Kept Secret to a Great Wedding

Above is one of my favourite images of a couple that I have ever captured. It shows no colour, no show-stopping scenery, not even any gorgeous gowns. Despite all that, this photo remains one that I go back to every time I reflect on weddings past. Why?

Because it shows pure, raw, connection.

I am able to get images like this for my amazing wedding clients using one little secret, that I like to call:

"Falling in love with your wedding photographer".

OK, you're confused. Allow me to explain!

These days, there are hundreds of photographers at a couple's disposal to capture their wedding day. And while it's great that there's so many options out there for The Engaged, it can get very confusing trying to narrow down who you're going to trust to be by your side when you say "I Do". 

My advice? Go with the photographer you fall in love with. Honestly!

Sure, you know that feeling, you're about to get married! The butterflies, the way they make you laugh, the way you trust them wholeheartedly. You need those feelings when you are picking a photographer. Your photographer will make or break your wedding, and the memories thereafter! Everyone has a budget, everyone has limitations when it comes to 'needs' and 'wants' for the wedding day. However, choosing someone to preserve your memories should take other things into consideration, such as experience, talent, style, and PERSONALITY. After all, the rings, the marriage, and the photos are all you're going to have left! 

If you feel a connection with me, as your photographer, as your friend, and as your guide, your wedding will truly be breezy and fun! I am all about adventure, fun, silliness, mad love, and raw emotion. I will ALWAYS sacrifice my dignity to get the shot, and I will always cherish each and every couple.

Windy hair, sore muscles, and lots of smiles post wedding! I make a point to always take a photo with every couple .

Windy hair, sore muscles, and lots of smiles post wedding! I make a point to always take a photo with every couple .

I make it my mission to work with couples with whom I can really forge a connection. If the three of us all get along great, then I will be able to create emotional, beautiful images of the two of you. Being comfortable in front of the camera starts with being comfortable around your photographer.

Top Reasons Why You Need To Fall In Love With Your Photographer

(as told by a photographer...)

1. They are going to be with you the whole day. I always joke with my clients that I'm literally going to be their stalker. Think about it! We will be with you the ENTIRE day, on the sidelines, capturing it all. You need to like the person you're going to be closely spending 8-10 hours with. Would you go on the Signal Hill Hike with that co-worker you hate? I hope not! Love your adventure buddy. Happy adventure, happy wedding, happy life. 

2. A photographer is more than a person who clicks a button and "takes a few snaps". Leading up to your wedding, your photog will spend countless hours emailing, planning, and meeting with you to secure all the details for the big day. Then, they day of, they have to strategically capture EVERYTHING. I will also lift your dress, fold pocket hankies, fix your veil, feed you snacks and water, be your friend, fix minor malfunctions with my sewing kit, and more.

3. You need to trust your photographer immensely! To do this, you need to love them as a person too- not just as part of your hired entourage! Your photographer is responsible for your cherished wedding images, which requires that we work together, and that your trust and lean on me before, during, and after the wedding day.


So, whether we are exploring Newfoundland at your engagement session...

or rocking out on the best day ever...!

...follow your heart. Choose your photographer based on connection, passion, and your gut feeling! You won't regret it. 

THAT is the secret to the Greatest Wedding Ever. 

XO ALWAYS
Maddie

Sarah + Bree / Same Sex Couple's Session / St. John's Engagement Photographers

Two girls on opposite ends of the world. From Newfoundland and Australia, this is a love story for the books, people. A mutual follow online and a love connection later, the girl from Down Under spent Christmas here with Sarah 3 years ago and the rest was history. 

On a pretty chilly day in Downtown St. John's I had the pleasure to photograph these wonderful souls. Pictured is Sarah Hall of Sarah Hall Photography, and her lovely girlfriend Bree. We frolicked on the rooftop and then warmed up with some of that liquid gold hot chocolate courtesy of Second Cup Downtown St. John's. :)