newfoundland engagement photos

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!

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

 
 
 
 
 
 

Keira & DJ's Engagement Session at Middle Cove Beach, St. John's // Newfoundland Engagement Photographers

After meeting Keira and DJ at The Ultimate Bridal Show last winter, I knew that we would get along great! Before they say their I Do's at the beautiful Lester's Farm Chalet next year, we had a little Topsail Beach adventure. :) 

These two are madly in love and its clear when they so much as look at one another. 

Until next time!

XO, -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

Shelly and Scott's Blizzard Engagement Session || Newfoundland Engagement Photographers

Being a St. John's engagement photographer has so many perks. One of the amazing ones is when you meet clients like Shelly and Scott who are willing to go ahead with their session regardless of our crazy local weather... In Sunday's case, it was a blustering blizzard.

S&S met home in Ontario, and have lived here together for almost a year. They will be going back home one day, and wanted some Newfoundland engagement photos to commemorate their time here together, and the travels their love story has taken. 

All my love, Shelly and Scott! XO

We finished the day with some much needed brew from Coffee Matters. :)

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