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Karen + Steve : MATERNITY // St. John's Newfoundland Photographer

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When I'm not photographing a wedding, I'm often hanging out in cool places documenting other milestones in people's lives! Spent some time with Karen and Steve a few weeks ago to photograph their maternity session at Middle Cove Beach and it was such a fun afternoon! So glad I could chill with these adorable parents-to-be and give them a little break together. 

Having your photographs taken is so much more than just that. It's a chance to get dolled up and feel special, get lifelong memories, and most importantly spend some quality time together.

Can't wait to capture their little one when they arrive earthside! 

Alicia + Ian's Fall Engagement Session in St. John's / Newfoundland Engagement Photographers

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As soon as we met, I knew Alicia and Ian were my kinda people, because they have  4 cats and have seen The Office *almost* as many times as me ;)

 Last weekend for their engagement session, we arrived to MUN botanical gardens only to realize it was closed for the Thanksgiving weekend. Did we let that stop us? Heck no! 

Alicia and Ian were totally down for a change of plans to adventure on forest trails, and it was the perfect backdrop for their beautiful relationship. The love and friendship these two share practically glows out of them like sunbeams. 

Congratulations Alicia and Ian! Can't wait for the wedding! 

XO

Maddie

The Sexton's Famlily Session at Topsail Beach, Newfoundland // St. John's Family Photographers

A girl from Vancouver, a guy from South Africa, and their little boy who bridges the gap: living in Newfoundland and having so many adventures along the way.

Between travelling near full-time in their RV, being totally willing to explore Topsail Beach in their bare feet, and just being such beautiful souls, I knew I felt an instant connection to the Sexton family.

Huge thank you to this sweet trio for being so lovely and inspiring, and for trusting me to capture the bond you all share. Until we meet again. XO

Until we meet again! XO- 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

 
 
 
 
 
 

Robyn + Matthew's Wedding at Manuel's River in CBS // Newfoundland Wedding Photographers

Robyn and Matthew met in highschool, fell in love, and the story continues to this day. 

This amazing wedding began with the bride and groom each getting ready in their childhood homes, surrounded by love from their families and bridal parties. In the early afternoon, Matthew's uncle then officiated their ceremony, which added such a personal touch to the vows and wedding. After an adventurous afternoon of photos around historic St. John's and the stunning Manuel's River, with R+M all cuddled out, everyone enjoyed dinner and a slideshow of memories from the couple's life together.

In an age where love is too easily overshadowed by the greed, busyness, and changing times in our world, it was so refreshing and beautiful to witness a storybook connection. Thank you Robyn and Matthew from the bottom of my heart.

Thank you to Elbonita Kohzani Photography for your assistance and second shooting!

THE VENDORS

Decorator- By Sharpe Design
Florist- By Sharpe Design
DJ- Roy Brophy and the Music Men
Invitations- The Paperie
Wedding Cake- Ivy Teresa
Dress- The Bridal Salon
Shoes- Le Chateau
Ceremony Venue- Gower Street United Church
Reception Venue- Manuels River Interpretation Centre
Caterer- Fireside Catering

Victoria & Tyler's Elopement at Signal Hill, St. John's // Newfoundland Wedding Photographers

 

Victoria and Tyler have had a beautiful life with their two children, and wanted to celebrate their love with a laid back and modern elopement at Signal Hill in August!

With a custom dress from Melanie Jacqueline Designs, handmade blooms, and the sweetness to match, these two had a beautiful and heartfelt ceremony followed by a romp around the edge of the world.

Congrats V + T!!! 

 

Jaime + Steve's Wedding at The Rocket Room in Downtown St. John's // Newfoundland Wedding Photographers

What can I say about these two?

They are one of the most laid back and friendly couples I've ever met! 

Jaime and Steve wed on a beautiful sunny day in St. John's, surrounded by their very closest family and friends. Between the I Do's and reception at The Rocket Room, to hanging out at Quidi Vidi Plantation with their whole clan, to making the whole day uniquely theirs, this was a St. John's wedding to remember. 

Jaime and Steve, I had a wonderful day with you and your awesome wedding guests! Thank you for inviting me into your life to capture your intimate wedding, it was an amazing time! #jaimeandsteve

THE VENDORS

Dress : BHLDN
Tux : Moores Clothing
Rings : Bogart's Jewellers 
Hair Salon : Sound Salon Spa
Florist : Flower Studio
Catering / Cake / Sweets : Rocket Bakery & Fresh Food
Venue : Rocket Bakery & Fresh Food
Officiant : Craig Murphy 

St. John's Engagement Photographers // Sheila and Cory Engaged

This engagement was 12 years in the making!

From their first jive at Sundance to their first hot chocolate at Tim Horton's, Sheila and Cory were nuts for one another. 12 years later and here they are!

It was a pleasure to shoot with you both and I wish you so much love in your marriage!

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