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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

Amanda + Ginny's Puffin Proposal // Newfoundland Photographer

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Two years ago, Amanda and Ginny saw a documentary down home in the United States about a puffin rescue group here in Newfoundland, called Puffin & Petrel Patrol NL

Volunteering for this organization would eventually lead the ladies all the way from Virginia to our beautiful island. Little did Ginny know, a proposal had been planned, with me secretly in tow to capture it!!

When the day of the proposal came, I played the part of a camera-enthusiastic tourist pretty well on the Gatherall's Boat Tour ;) After hiding in plain sight for a while, which enabled me to photograph the couple secretly, Amanda popped the question after Ginny released a puffin. A whole boatload of people got to watch these beautiful souls get engaged on the open sea and it was PERFECT.

Once Ginny said yes, all the plans were of course revealed, and the three of us continued the day with a Rocket Bakery picnic (YUM) and adventure at Cape Spear. 

Thank you Amanda & Ginny for being such incredible, loving humans and spending your happy day with all of us here on the rock!

**THEIR STORY WAS FEATURED ON CBC NL ALONGSIDE MY PHOTOS FROM THE DAY!** 

Check it out :)

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!

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! 

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

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

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!