A photo-journal of all my favourites, so you can hopefully enjoy these just as much as I do
Places to study
1. At home with my dogs
2. Local Kingston Coffee Houses, such as Crave, Panera, and Balzacs
3. Always down to do work with a Caramel Machiatto in my hand at Starbucks
What we all need: The BestCoffee
1. Homemade Starbucks Caramel Machiatto with Lactose Free Milk
2. Crave Coconut Cream Latte
3. A stash of your favourite MUGS (From Winners, Pet value, Homesense, and Amazon)
Camera Equiptment - For the photographers
1. Nikon 4 life
2. Lenses 24-70 and 50 mm
3. External charger when your out and about
4. Usb charger - when theres no outlet
5. Lightroom and Photoshop Subscriptions
6. Pic-Time Online Gallary service
1. Chapters (for everything)
2. The Autumn Rose Project by Anna Fraiberg - Clothing and Accessories
3. Winners and Homesense
4. Steel Style Garage in Gananoque - Clothing, hats, and accessories
5. Jewelry by Heather Haynes Designs
6. Crochet by Cassidy Webb at alldaycrochetshop
7. Pandora Rings
8. Kate Sparkle Rings
1. Hockey - Whenever and wherever
2. Boudlering at Kingston Boulder Coop. and The Boiler Room
3. Pole Fitness at Kingston Pole Fitness
4. Paddle Boarding at Campbellford Paddle
5. Golf at Trillium or Blackbear in Belleville, Greene Acre Golf Club in Gananoque
6. Hiking at Rock Dunder
1. Jaquie Cosmetics - Ottawa
2. Makeup by Joselin Green - Ottawa to Belleville
3. Cove Esthetics by Jenn Murphy- Kingston
4. Rapunzel Studio of Hair Design - Gananoque
5. Ashley Cook Esthetics
6. Jenny Grant at Truth North Tattoo in Kingston
Places to visit
1. British Columbia - Whistler and Victoria
2. The Here and Now (Air B and B) in Prince Edward County
4. The Sanctuary (Air B and B) in Wellington
1. You are a Badass by Jen Sincero
2. Girl wash your face by Rachel Hollis
3. This is All: The Pillow Boo of Codelia Kenn by Aidan Chambers
4. Leave your Mark by Aliza Licht
5. Girl Code by Cara Alwill Leyba
6. The Subtle art of not giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
Last week I was lucky enough to get the email that my outdoor shoot with Megan, Ryan, and their adorable dog Toby, was published in the Daily Dog Tag. This moment was especially exciting for me, as it was the first publication of my work. Being friends with Megan and Ryan made this session that much more special, I couldn't have done it without them. Having been an avid supporter of adopting pets, and volunteering at humane societies, I am honoured to share this rescue story.
When Megan and Ryan asked me to take some picture of them with their new puppy, I couldn’t be more excited! Megan and Ryan adopted this adorable pup, Toby, in September from the Forever Family Dog Rescue, Training & Rehabilitation. Only recently did they find out that this man is a mix of German Shepherd, Rottweiler and Boxer! Their love for their new pup and each other was easily spent throughout our session together. On the first big snowfall of the year, it was cold and wet, but no one cared because we were having so much fun in the snow. Toby may not have “loved” his new Santa hat, but he defiantly loves his new family. I can’t wait to see them all grow together.
There is something incredibly special about adopting a dog. You are not only providing them with a new home, but also a family with unconditional love. All over the world, dogs have undoubtedly continued to show why they deserve our love. Every pup deserves a home, just like this precious dog Toby.
If you want to read more about Toby, and our photography session together, please check out the article by clicking HERE on the Daily Dog Tag Website.
My first wedding was May 2018. While it was a long time ago, I remember it like it was yesterday. I was so incredibly nervous the night before, I think I double checked my photography equipment about 20 times, wrote myself a hundred notes, and changed my outfit too many times to count. My dad used to tell me that being nervous just means you're excited... it means you care. I couldn't agree more, I did care because I wanted to make sure that I was able to capture this beautiful couple's special day.
I knew Hannah from a friend in high school. She is sweet, kind, and has a great sense of humor. I remember certain moments when people were getting very emotional (understandably, given the day), she always knew the right time to crack a joke. Her husband Nick was quiet when I first met him, but quickly let his wonderful personality shine. His love for Hannah was so evident throughout the whole day, as was the love that embodied everyone there, both family and friends.
Their day was beautiful. With a simple, intimate setting and cool breeze in the air, these two lovebirds were married under a gorgeous white tent, lined with twinkling lights. As a bright sunset filled the sky, family and friends gathered for their reception to dance, laugh, and listen to speeches. Everyone is always a sucker for the emotional, loving speech by the best friend, parents, or loved one, and there were plenty of tears in the audience during these ones. But, Nick's sister delivered the funniest speech I have heard to date. It was filled with inside-jokes, but that didn't matter, everyone was killing themselves laughing. I am pretty sure I saw someone on the floor at one point clutching their stomach, unable to speak or even make a noise because they were laughing so hard. It was wonderful.
Yes, it has been a while since this wedding. But, I wanted to share this day because it was so important to me as a photographer. I learned so much this day, and felt such honour getting to be there. I hope you enjoy these pictures from this special day just as much as I do.
Photographer: Madison Robertson Photography
Hair Styling: Komosos
Venue: Trillium Woods Golf Course