engagement photos

Kirby & Brad : ENGAGED // St. John's Wedding Photographer

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Laughing is the best way to travel through life, and Kirby & Brad have that in abundance. These two are the sweetest souls everrrrrr (I use many letters to convey my excitement through the internet LOL) and we had a wicked time at their engagement session out in Pouch Cove!

Along with their pup Roscoe, we explored the cliffs above the roaring sea and belly laughed all the way to the bank.

Thanks for having me Kirby and Brad, SO pumped for your wedding next year!!

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!

Sarah + Garrett's Brigus Engagement Session // St. John's Photographers

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When you come home for vacation from Yellowknife and it POURS RAIN SIDEWAYS on the day of your engagement shoot in Brigus, you try round 2 a few days later! 

Had such a gorgeous afternoon adventure with Sara and Garrett in July! We hung out with their fur-baby (check out her neck tie, ahhh!), explored the rocky beach by the sea, and visited some adorably classic spots around Brigus.

Can't wait for their wedding in Springdale next year! Congratulations S+G!

Jess and Colin's Engagement Adventure on Bell Island // St. John's Engagement Photographers

Friends since the 7th grade who finally fell in love in university, leaving all their friends practically yelling "ABOUT TIME!" :)

Jessica and Colin are two incredible souls. las year, Colin tried to propose to his gal at their spot on Bell Island multiple times with no luck (rain, ferry broken down, etc)... So of course when they asked if I'd be down to journey the island with them for their engagement shoot, it was a resounding yes!!

They spent hours on a beautiful breezy day exploring the beaches and cliffs of Bell Island, ending the night off with a feed of fried chicken while waiting for the final ferry boat. What a day for these two lovebirds!! All my love J+C!

When we saw this puffin chair at the new Bell Island lookout, we knew we HAD to do some hilarious "grandparents on vacation" style shots!

Hanging out and admiring the crazy view wasn't a bad way to end off this adventure. :)

Can't wait for the wedding day! Maddie xx

Erin + Tim's Engagement Session at Mochanopoly in St. John's // Newfoundland Engagement Photographer

What do you get when two coffee, board game, and cat people meet and fall in love? This epic story below. 

Erin & Tim's engagement session was super cute and unique- if it was any indicator of their wedding this fall I know we all have a lot to look forward to! Thanks for having me, E+T! Can't wait for September!

Special thanks to Mochanolopy Board Game Café on Water St. for letting us crash your place for some photos!

With love, Maddie

Krista + Geoff's ENGAGEMENT SHOOT at Bowring Park // St. John's Engagement Photographers

Krista messaged me way way back in August about shooting her winter engagement photos, and it's safe to say that I have been way too excited ever since!! Over the course of the winter, chatting with Krista and helping plan her shoot was such a joy, and we became fast friends!

St. John's received fluffy snow and perfect weather last weekend (mild AND no wind, a miracle!), so the time had come to finally meet this lady and her fiancé!

It was pure joy capturing their engagement photos! Their outfits were on point, but that didn't stop them from being incredibly sweet and down to earth. Near the end of the shoot, we were followed by a hissing swan, but it didn't get us down!

Krista & Geoff, creating your winter fairytale was wonderful, and I can't wait to shoot your wedding someday soon! xo :) Maddie

 
 
 
 
 
 

Tanya & Owen's Engagement Session in St. John's// Newfoundland Engagement Photographers

But I would walk five hundred miles
And I would walk five hundred more
Just to be the man who walked a thousand miles
To fall down at your door.

Tanya and Owen are perhaps the most stylish and classy pair I've ever had for an engagement shoot! Between their flair for fashion, their cheerfulness, and stunning bouquet from Polished Bouquet Design... WOW!

THE LOVE STORY

Tanya and Owen attended High School together in China over 10 years ago. In that time, Tanya came all the way here to Newfoundland, attending university. She also maintained a very LONG, long distance relationship with her guy... and finally, after 10 years, they are together for good. While an official wedding date is not in the books yet, they wanted some super stylish images to celebrate their engagement and commitment to each other!

Polished Bouquet Design created these gorgeous blooms!

With these puchy lace-up heels and a dress from ASOS, the bride to be knows a thing or two on how to work it ;)

The water here reminds me of the scenes in Mamma Mia... Elopement in Greece, anyone? ;)

Thank you, Tanya and Owen, for letting me into this special time in your life and allowing me to preserve your memories! :)

XO - Maddie

Shirley + Chi's Modern & quirky Engagement Session in St. John's // Newfoundland Engagement Photographers

Chi and Shirley grew up in the same city in China and never met... until they came here to attend Memorial University years ago! Once they started dating, the rest was history! The lovebirds are going home to get married next month, and wanted some engagement photos in Downtown St. John's before their trip! Thanks for an amazing day and an amazing session C+S, your love for each other is so evident and it was a pleasure to capture :)

FROM THE CLIENT

I received your email with our photos when I was sitting in the airport waiting for my flight, and oh my gosh are they ever gorgeous!! I personally love every single one of them... I called Shirley and asked her to take a look as well, and she was amazed by the quality of the photos-  she loves all of them! We cant say more to thank you, and you are very much appreciated for making our memories so beautiful. You are a young, passionate photographer, and we are grateful to have had you shoot our photos.

Just look at this dress the bride to be picked up for her session!! I was swooning all morning!

I love me a good fuzzy black and white!!!!

I love me a good fuzzy black and white!!!!

Their little baby blue beetle is the sweetest!!

This bouquet by Flower Studio is just absolutely stunning!!!

We ended the morning with a little stroll in the park... with their sheepdog Oreo of course!!

Thank you for trusting me with your images Chi and Shirley, it was an amazing shoot and I hope you two have a beautiful wedding back home. :)

XO // Maddie