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Real Weddings Creative Photoshoot

I was honored to be asked to be a part of this unique shoot for Real Weddings Magazine. We had an amazing team coming together to create some fantastic images. Here are a few of my favorites shots from the day!

Photography - Melissa Gidney | Photography Assistant - Nick Sui | Concept & Production - Epic Events | Venue - The Loft @ Earls Yaletown | Florals - Celsia Floral | Rentals - A&B Partytime Rentals, Greenspace Design & Decor | Cake - Sweet Bake Shop | Cake Stand - Heather Ross In House | Stationary - Love by Phoebe | Custom Woodwork - Imagine It in Stone | Bridal Attire - Blush Bridal | Groom Attire - Harry Rosen | Hair & Makeup - Jayna Marie Makeup & Hair | Jewellery - Jeweliette by Elsa Corsi


2013 | A year of shifting and growing

This has been a different January for me. It doesn't necessarily feel like the end of something and the beginning of another. I think I've been in a transition zone for the past year, during which I have felt out of balance and slightly out of alignment with who I am and what I want. The real shift began in the Fall and has been an ebbing and flowing of energy and emotion since. Somewhere along the way I found my footing. This time rooted in something different, a new path with a stronger foundation. Part of this shift has been about entering into a different phase in my life. Part of it has been about really understanding what I want to do and how to do it. And the last part is about getting to know and understand the woman I have become, and the woman I want to be. It's been a big year of growth... and like most good things, it hasn't come easy.

I am so thankful for the experiences and challenges that instigated this shift, for the people that have supported me along the way, and the clarity and strength I now feel because of it.

I feel a deep-rooted strength in this new foundation. I have a new clarity of what truly brings me joy, a better understanding of what lights me up, what is important and what I want to create. Life looks different. I feel different.

I'm excited to see how this shift changes what I capture... and what I create. In images. In art. In love. In life.

Here are a few moments along the way of 2013. Although I had my challenges, I was also blessed with incredible experiences of travel and family and friends and love.

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Featured on Style Me Pretty | Ines Di Santo Inspiration

Over the moon to have this shoot featured on Style Me Pretty last week. I'm so in love with all the photos... click here for the full post.

Big thanks to an amazing team... CountDown Events, Celsia Florist, Nadia Albano, Elsa Corsi, Life Studios, Sweet Bake Shop, The Cross Decor & Design, Upright Decor & Rentals, Blush Bridal, & Laura Lavender Calligraphy & Illustration. Full post to follow soon! xoxo

 

Joie De Vivre | Claire Pettibone & Marchesa Inspiration

I’m so in love with this collection of images from a recent shoot designed by Soha Lavin of CountDown Events. Inspired by the latest wave of Bohemia, an incredible grove nestled against a gorgeous stone structure, and the beautiful Claire Pettibone and Marchesa goddess-like dresses.  All the incredible bouquets, romantic and un-done, were created by Celsia Floral. One of our favorite features was a custom chandelier by Mia Dungeon, beautiful pearl cakes from Sweet Bake Shop, and exquisite jewelry from Elsa Corsi. Huge thanks to Nadia Albano who always goes above and beyond and worked her artistry on our lovely model. Thanks to Laura Lavender for her stunning calligraphy and Upright Decor and The Cross for supplying all the beautiful details.

Check out 100 Layer Cake to see the feature!

Photographer: Melissa Gidney Photography / Event Planner: Countdown Events Planning & Design  / Custom Chandelier: Mia Dungeon  /  Hair and Makeup: Nadia Albano / Floral Designer: Celsia Floral /  Decor: Upright Decor Rentals & Event Design, The Cross Design & Decor / Dress Store: Blush Bridal, Bisou Bridal /  Cake Designer: Sweet Bake Shop / Calligrapher: Laura Lavender Calligraphy & Illustration / Jewelry: Elsa Corsi  / Models: Nathaniel & Emma from Richards Models