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When I met with Jo & Michal to chat about their wedding day, they said they wanted a “hot damn champagne-flowing par-tay!”
And with that, I was in! For their engagement session we hung out at some of their favourite places in their Walkerville neighbourhood,
including Tiki Sushi, Willistead Park and the little abode they call home. I loved exploring with these two kind, adventurous souls
and I’m looking forward to that hot damn champagne-flowing par-tay in September!

Walkerville Tiki Sushi

Walkerville Tiki Sushi

Walkerville Tiki Sushi

walkerville engagement session

walkerville engagement session

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walkerville engagement session

walkerville engagement session

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walkerville engagement session

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walkerville engagement session

walkerville engagement session

walkerville engagement session

walkerville engagement session

walkerville engagement session

walkerville engagement session

walkerville engagement session

walkerville engagement session

walkerville engagement session

walkerville engagement session

walkerville engagement session

walkerville engagement session

walkerville engagement session

walkerville engagement session

walkerville engagement session

walkerville engagement session

walkerville engagement session

walkerville engagement session

walkerville engagement session

walkerville engagement session

walkerville engagement session

walkerville engagement session

walkerville engagement session

walkerville engagement session

walkerville engagement session

walkerville engagement session

walkerville engagement session

walkerville engagement session

walkerville engagement session

walkerville engagement session

walkerville engagement session

walkerville engagement session

walkerville engagement session

walkerville engagement session

walkerville engagement session

walkerville engagement session

walkerville engagement session

walkerville engagement session

walkerville engagement session

walkerville engagement session

walkerville engagement session

 

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Engagement Tandem Bike Photojournalism
This was a mini session that turned into a full on session due to the lack of ability to stop taking photos when a couple is adorably
cute. Ooooops! Or, Yay! 🙂 It was also interesting because I still hadn’t purchased any new equipment yet (since the theft)
and I used my old camera and the a 35mm lens that I was able to buy soon after. So, it felt simple and fun!

I didn’t realize when Kate and Oliver booked me that I sort of already knew who they were. Kate works at a coffee shop that I
frequently visit and had already made a big impression on me as she was very kind and friendly towards me. I actually remember
thinking to myself, I really like this girl. Also, I had witnessed Oliver’s passion for bike friendly cities at a PechaKucha event where local
creatives and innovative things share their ideas. Besides working at a coffee shop, Kate designs over at CorusKate Design
even though it was Oliver who went to graphic design school. Kate is also working on her third book! Oliver works at Bike Windsor
Essex
advocating, educating and organizing everything that has to do with making Windsor a bike friendly city.
When the time comes, I’m looking forward to have him help me pick out a new bike and teaching me everything about it. 🙂

The other exciting thing (at least to me) is that Kate and Oliver live two blocks from my house and are getting married
at Rino’s Kitchen, which is just a few more blocks away. It just made it feel like meeting them was meant to be as I have always
wanted to shoot a ‘neighbourhood’ engagement and wedding because I love my neighbourhood!
Can I just say also that they made riding the tandem bike look really easy, when in fact it was quite tricky?

Kate and Oliver, I’m so glad you found me! Thanks for letting me get to know you in such a fun way. 🙂
Looking forward to your wedding next year!

Engagement Tandem Bike Photojournalism

Engagement Tandem Bike Photojournalism

Engagement Tandem Bike Photojournalism

Engagement Tandem Bike Photojournalism

Engagement Tandem Bike Photojournalism

Engagement Tandem Bike Photojournalism

Engagement Tandem Bike Photojournalism

Engagement Tandem Bike Photojournalism

Engagement Tandem Bike Photojournalism

Engagement Tandem Bike Photojournalism

Engagement Tandem Bike Photojournalism

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Engagement Photojournalism Ontario

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Engagement Tandem Bike Photojournalism

Engagement Tandem Bike Photojournalism

Engagement Tandem Bike Photojournalism

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Windsor Engagement Tandem Bike

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Windsor Engagement Tandem Bike

Windsor Engagement Tandem Bike

Windsor Engagement Tandem Bike

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Oh, how we have had been waiting for this road trip! Our last family vacation to Silent Lake was over a year and a half ago,
and since we had decided last summer we would focus our time and energy on baseball and weddings, we were anxious to get away.
The trip well worth the wait! The only difficult part was leaving Maggie behind.
We knew we’d miss so much of her puppy-ness while we were away.

road trip

Trying to catch rain drops. Haha!

Joey found a lucky penny almost every day.

RALEIGH/DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA

Our first stop was Durham, North Carolina to visit Ben’s aunt and uncle. I absolutely adore their house and all the nature
Sharon incorporates into her decorating. Sharon works at a preschool and adores children. She always spends so much time
with the kids, playing and imagining with them. Things not shown in these photos – a trip to the Nasher Art Museum where I
thoroughly enjoyed seeing Nina Chanel Abney’s work, lovely coffee times on Sharon’s back deck,
a fun games night and dinner out on the town.

kitchen composted

We spent most of our time on the huge tree forts when we visited the Museum of Life and Science for a day.

Museum of Life and Science

Museum of Life and Science

Museum of Life and Science

Museum of Life and Science

Museum of Life and Science

Museum of Life and Science

Museum of Life and Science Museum of Life and Science

Museum of Life and Science

Museum of Life and Science

I finally took out my Yashica-A twin reflex and took some photos because the light was glorious.

Yashica-A photo

Yashica-A photo

butterfly

SAVANNAH, GEORGIA

Next, we stopped in Savannah, Georgia to visit Ben’s sister, Syndie, and her family. They had moved there last year and we hadn’t
yet seen their place and they were excited to show us Savannah and all its beauty. There’s a lot of things I didn’t take photos of –
lots of fun hang outs at Syndie & Jim’s place, dinner at The Pirate’s House for Jack’s birthday, and a visit to the SCAD
Museum of Art where I fell in love with Hernan Bas’ work. Oh, there’s probably so much more that I missed!

The trees!!!

We didn’t plan much for our first day exploring the city which was hard on the boys.
We just wanted to wander and see things and they just wanted to “do something”. Haha!

Ice cream makes everything better.

River Street Sweets Candy Store

Savannah Square Pops

Universe Trading Company, Savannah

This store was so fun! An eclectic mix of antiques, vintage finds and dinosaurs.

We visited Forsyth Farmer’s Market but Joey was super grumpy that day so we ended up
cuddling on a bench listening to some Bob Dylan tunes.

One of the benefits of staying with people who know the city is that they know the city! And where to find good food!
Betty Bombers was the bomb! Loved the light in there and the food was amazing!

Just me, exploring time!

Had some delicious coffee at Back in the Day Bakery.

I had been hoping to take a photo like this with the twin reflex the day I bought it.
So happy that I have this photo before the camera was stolen.

FLORIDA

And, finally, Florida! I think it’s been about four years since I had been to the ocean and I cannot tell you how wonderful it was to be back.
Renting a house was a perfect idea because the backyard became a place where we could eat and the  boys could play. We even had
a campfire one night. This part of our trip was all about playing in the sand and ocean, relaxing, reading and exploring.

Florida Vacation Home

little boy giant cactus

These kind of cacti always look so harmless to me and I want to pet them. Ha! Definitely don’t do that.

Enjoying the sun in the backyard while we ate breakfast.

The boys both got money from grandparents and Joey was determined to buy lego and then to only want to play with his lego
at the beach, in the sand. What happened to building sand castles? I thought it was pretty funny that the Target bag slogan supported his purchase.

boy eating pizza on the beach

One of the best things about the beach (besides the ocean) was the pier.
We walked it daily and watched people fish (we actually saw someone catch a tiny shark!).

Florida Everglades Fanboat Rides

We, unknowingly at first, visited the same fan boat place in the Everglades that Ben and I had been to with some friends ages ago.

Florida Everglades Fanboat Rides

Florida Everglades Fanboat Rides

Florida Everglades Fanboat Rides

Florida Everglades Fanboat Rides

There was an alligator named Big Ben and one that was named Jojo as well! 🙂

Florida Everglades Fanboat Rides

Florida Everglades Fanboat Rides

Florida Everglades Fanboat Rides

Our fan boat got stuck in some long grass so we had to be rescued. That was the most exciting part of the trip!

I guess no one else was brave enough to taste alligator.

Our only full family portrait!

I wish I had told Jack and Joey to go down there and run around on the shore like this boy.

I barely touched this photo in post processing. That’s how amazing the sunset was that night!

boy on bench in sunset

Yashica-A photo beach combing

Yashica-A photo beach

I can’t get over the reflection of the sunset in the window!

The morning we left we all got up early to was the sunrise. Joey and I collected some shells from the beach to bring home with us.
We made sea shell frames from the ones we didn’t put in the bottle.

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