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Our New Wedding Photography Portfolio

This is a loooooong overdue update to our blog. We’ve been busy with a new human in our lives and have neglected the blog for a while!

We’ve very pleased to have our latest wedding photography portfolio for you to check out. We’d love to hear what you think!

A Destination Wedding and Little Lauren!

Some of you may remember the baby shoot we did with little baby Lauren a few months back. I was stoked because I actually won a photography award for one of the images from that shoot. She was only 8 weeks old then and she was so cute and adorable at that age! Dave and I were so honoured to photograph such an important time in Laurens life, it honestly feels like yesterday. It is so incredible how quickly kids grow up and time flies by so fast. I wonder if she actually got a chance to wear all of those cute baby clothes overflowing in her closet LOL! I have a feeling with all of her designer duds she’s going to grow up to be one well dressed fashionista!

best photo of the whole photo shoot

When Lauren’s mom Melissa was looking for wedding photographers to document their incredible destination wedding in St. Thomas we were stoked she called us first! We absolutely LOVE shooting destination weddings and it’s even better when you have such gorgeous subjects as Lauren and her mom and dad! St. Thomas is a gorgeous island on the Caribbean Sea and is a part of the Virgin Islands. It’s rich with beautiful architecture, history and not to mention gorgeous turquoise water with soft white sand beaches. We have soo many shoot ideas and we can’t wait to photograph such an amazing time in their lives!

lauren and her mum wandering through high park together

While we were chatting about Melissa & Sean’s exciting wedding plans, we popped on a slide show of some of our destination wedding work. Lauren was so cute, she started clapping her hands and dancing to the beat of the music 🙂 I don’t even think any of us saw the slide show, we were too busy bopping along with Lauren, she’s soo much fun to have around!

one of my favourite photos from the shoot

After the meeting Dave and I wanted to take little Lauren out for a quick 10 minute photo shoot in High Park. She looked cute as a button in her beanie and stockings, we had to get a few shots.

the cutest little chubby legs

Melissa taught Lauren how to make some funny faces so we had to take a few priceless pictures!

sticking her tongue out at mum!

"huh?" What's the mum?

It was so cute, Lauren does not like standing on any uneven ground so we put her by a tree for balance. We wanted to evoke a really true laugh and reaction out of her to show of her new toothy smile. Melissa told us she loooooves hearing the song “Low” by FloRida and it always makes her laugh LOL! Soo we all broke into our personal renditions of… Apple bottom jeans, boots with the fur… the whole club was lookin’ at her… shorty got low, low, low… Haha, she LOVED it and clapped and boogied while we sang! I don’t know if there is such a thing as an Australian Rapper but I think Dave might have to consider a career change, hmmm nah… I think we’ll keep our day jobs!!! Lauren has such a happy disposition, she has got to be the best kid ever to photograph!

can't you just hear her giggling?

We had so much fun with these guys! We can’t wait to shoot Melissa & Sean’s wedding in gorgeous St. Thomas, I’m sure we’ll sneak in a baby shoot or two while we’re away !!

toronto kids photography

Seriously one of the cutest kids in the world

Here is the slide show we put together for Laurens mom & dad of the shots we took. We thought the song was perfect because when you tell little Lauren to smile, she crinkles her nose… too funny!

WPPI Print Competition: Winners of 9 Awards!!!

Dave and I are totally thrilled – no – jumping for joy about our latest news! We arrived home from our road trip to find out that we’d taken home NINE, yes NINE Photography Awards with WPPI. We’re sooo ecstatic, we can’t believe we won awards in almost every category!!

It is a huge honour for our work to be considered as some of the best photography in the world.  WPPI is Wedding & Portrait Photographers International and thousands of the best photographers enter WPPI’s competitions every year for a crack at the prize. Thank you so much to all of our wonderful clients for trusting our creative vision. You helped us make this all possible. A BIG thank you to WPPI for presenting us with these awards!!

Take a look at our winners!

Dave shot this one last year in Barrie at the MacLaren Art Gallery. The 3D glasses were the couple’s idea (Hi Emily & Andrew!).

Photograph: Dave Biesse

This was part of a baby shoot I did with adorable little Lauren. Isn’t she precious!?

Photograph: Charlotte Leonard

Natasha & Kester’s destination wedding happened recently and I’m sure a lot of readers will remember these shots. We were stoked to win 4 awards from their shoot alone.

Photograph: Charlotte Leonard

Photograph: Dave Biesse

Photograph: Dave Biesse

Photograph: Charlotte Leonard

Photograph: Dave Biesse

Both Dave and I love doing quirkier shots. This was taken in the up stairs bathroom of Miller Lash House – a great all in one location if you’re interested 🙂

Photograph: Dave Biesse