Summer Gage Park Hamilton Family Photography Mini Session | Ben + Jenny = Hannah | One Year Old Photo shoot
Summer Gage Park Hamilton Family Photography… Ben, Jenny and Hannah’s cute lifestyle family portrait session took place on a beautiful summer day near the time of Hannah’s first birthday! We were thrilled to be able to document some of Hannah’s first steps as Ben and Jenny helped her along the paths of Gage Park. However, if you pay attention as you browse their images, you may notice that on this particular day Hannah did not enjoy the feeling of the grass beneath her feet and can be seen literally hovering above the ground as her parents held her hands! It has been a pleasure getting to know the family of three who are relatively new to the Hamilton area. What we love most about photographing families is taking a variety of portraits within one session – essentially rolling several types of portraits, such as individual portraits, couple’s portraits, group portraits, small details and spontaneous moments, all into one succinct session. Many parents find it tough to find alone time after having kids, so getting portraits of just the two of them alone together is a must-have! As is individual photos of “the little one” in the family. Especially in the early years, kids grow and change so much in a short amount of time; it is so important to capture beautiful images at each milestone. Also featured in their session at Gage Park, coined “the jewel of Hamilton’s east end”, is the park’s recently restored water fountain. The historic monument was built in 1927 and it was a pleasant surprise to see it back up and running again for the summer! Thank you so much, Ben and Jenny (and Hannah!), for the opportunity to photograph you just doing what you do together in this gorgeous neighbourhood meeting place. Enjoy!
Uptown Vintage Town of Kleinburg Wedding Photography | St Davids Parish and Mississauga Convention Centre
Uptown Vintage Town of Kleinburg Wedding Photography… You may remember this awesome couple from their autumn engagement portraits and video in Niagara-on-the-Lake! These two warm our hearts, and now here we are on their wedding day! Their summer nuptials in the enchanting old town of Kleinburg area were a beautiful infusion of uptown style and vintage elements. As the Groom watched his Bride coming down the aisle during their emotional and traditional Catholic ceremony within Saint David’s Parish, his expression brought all to tears. They exchanged beautiful self-written vows. Afterward, the bridal party made their way over to Kleinburg Village for their portraits via TreVi Livery’s vintage coach, while the happy couple was chauffeured in TreVi’s 1952 Bentley Mark VI! We began at the village’s historic Railway Station, followed by the former Kleinburg United Church across the road, and then finishing up with the bridal party over gelato at Dolcini by Joseph among the quaint collection of shops on the village’s main street. The reception was held at Mississauga Convention Centre where the couple was ushered in with an epic documentary style video remake of The Soprano’s intro theme song that our very own Tim Cummins put together for them! The ballroom’s ambiance and décor was romantic and dreamy. The speeches and dances with their parents were straight from the heart and displayed their deep rooted love and respect for their family, once again moving many to tears. The four of us here at GreenAutumn are truly honoured to have been a part of their celebration!
A shout-out to their vendors…
Makeup Artist: MICHELLE REIS at What A Pretty Face; Hair Stylist: ANGELA; Bridal gown designer: ALLURE COUTURE; Bridal accessories: SWAROVSKI; Bridal shoes: KATE SPADE; Bridesmaid’s dresses: DAVID’S BRIDAL; Bride’s gift from Groom: LOUIS VUITTON (purse); Groom’s and Groomsmen’s attire, shoes and accessories: TUXEDO ROYALE; Groom’s accessories: KIISO COLLECTION (custom cufflinks) and TW STEEL (watch – groom’s gift from bride); Bridal Party gifts: RADIANT FINE JEWELLERS; Officiate: REV. ERNESTO DE CICCIO; Florist: ASHTON CREATIVE FLORAL DESIGNS; Caterer: MISSISSAUGA CONVENTION CENTRE; Cake Creator: IRRESISTIBLE CAKES; Guest favours: OVI; First dance song: A THOUSAND YEARS by Christina Perri; DJ/Live music: GOOD VIBRATIONS; Entertainment: WELLINGTON MUSIC (Live Drummer); Photo booth: PHOTOBOOTH TO; Videographer: GREEN AUTUMN FILM; Transportation: TREVI LIVERY; Wedding Planner: RITA CICCARELLI at Celebrations by Design; Event Decorator: DANIEL BARKER HOUSE OF DESIGN; DIY elements: signs used for the entrance of the ceremony and the reception
Waterloo Region Museum Shutterbug Themed Wedding Photography… What happens when two photographers get married? Awesomeness. That’s what happens. We LOVED Aidan and Leanne‘s wedding for everything from their enthusiasm and free-spirited love to the vibrant colours and personal details that made their wedding very them through and through! We knew that their wedding would be fun and fantastic, just as they are, but it was so nice to see their vision and creativity actualised. You may remember these two from their colourful Niagara Falls engagement session which has garnered much attention from many on both sides of the border looking for Clifton Hill photographers. Theirs is one of our favourite engagement sessions of all time. We were thrilled to see their natural chemistry once again shining through on their wedding day. As always, Leanne’s incredible smile and contagious joy lit every room she entered throughout their wedding day. Getting ready at the charming Walper Hotel provided a setting rich with character for their portraits. Their church ceremony was adorned with all of their personal details and photography props that were later brought to the Waterloo Region Museum for their gorgeous reception in The Grand Foyer. Aidan and Leanne are full of many talents. Together they led their wedding guests in a time of worship with vocals and guitar at the beginning of their ceremony. Later on you will see how they entertained all with their choreographed first dance… Aidan is not only a creative writer and a photographer, but a skilled graphic designer, as well. He personally designed all of the written and printed details himself! That’s everything from their Save the Dates, invites, menus, CD guest favours, programs, seating chart, posters, table numbers… the works (their save the dates and invites are our favourite ones yet). We appreciated the unique elements they incorporated in the ceremony, especially their private communion together in a hidden corner of the stage. Fast forward to their intimate museum reception – Waterloo Region Museum’s Grand Foyer is a gorgeous, spacious area that allows for a lot of natural light from the glass wall with a view of the Doon Heritage Village. Aidan and Leanne’s décor perfectly accented the clean and modern space. Each table had a disposable film camera for guests to take pictures of one another and document the celebration from their own perspective. Vintage cameras were displayed throughout, as centrepieces on each table and also on tripods presenting prints of Aidan and Leanne. Everyone had a blast during the photo session with the bridal party in the heritage village. Our highlight is a portrait of the bridal party being photobombed by a mob of 1914 villagers! The rest of the evening was filled with both hilarious and sentimental speeches, and let’s not forget to mention the dancing. Oh, yes, there was dancing.
Congratulations to you both, Aidan and Leanne! It has truly been an honour to be a part of your wedding story! Their wedding was captured on both film and digital photography mediums. We also thank Christian Bender for his assistance as third photographer with GreenAutumn for the day!
A shout-out to their vendors…
Makeup Artist: Faces By Tania; Hair Stylist: Allison Tullio-Groves from The Hairitage Beauty Salon and Day Spa; Bridal gown designer: Stella York; Bridal shop: Crème Couture; Bridal accessories: earrings from Crème Couture, bracelet from Vivah Jewellery, wedding band designed by Harmony Jewellers; Bridal shoes: Nine West; Bridesmaids’ dresses: Wrap Magic Skirts; Bridesmaids’ accessories: Le Chateau; Groom’s attire: JC Penney; Groom’s shoes: Kohl’s; Groomsmen’s attire: JC Penney; Groomsmen’s shoes: various; Groomsmen’s accessories: ties from Macy’s, socks from Target; Bridal party gifts: housecoats from Le Vie en Rose (bride’s DIY project: labelling and personalising each one); Officiate: Rev. Jason Mills; Florist: Jodi Leigh Designs; Caterer: Bingemans Catering; Cake Creator: Jirina’s Bakery; Guest favours: DIY CD’s of playlist (labels and covers designed by the groom) and DIY chocolate cameras (melted and packaged by bride, her sister/MOH, and her mother); DJ music: Flashpoint Productions; Entertainment: Photobooth by Flashpoint Productions; Wedding planner: the bride; Event decorator: Jodi Leigh Designs; Stationary: Save the Dates, invitations, signs and branding designed by the groom; Accommodations: Walper Hotel; Ceremony venue: Calvin Presbyterian Church Kitchener; Reception venue: Waterloo Region Museum (The Museum Building Grand Foyer); Photo location: Waterloo Region Museum (Doon Heritage Village); Third photographer assisting GreenAutumn Photography for the day: Christian Bender (thank you so much for all your hard work, Christian!).
DIY elements: Aidan Hennebry did all the Graphic Design (Menu, Save the Dates, Invitations, CD favours, Programs, Seating Chart, Poster, Table Numbers); pocket squares for the guys were cut by Aidan; all of the old cameras on tripods with photos strung between them for display are from Aidan and Leanne’s personal collection and they like to use many of them; the guest signing photo book of engagement images (photography by us!) was designed by Aidan and Leanne and printed via Shutterfly; bride’s and bridesmaids’ housecoats were personalised and monogrammed by Leanne; chocolate camera guest favours created and packaged by Leanne, her sister/MOH and her mother.