Burleigh Inn Wedding – Katie & Kenneth

In September I had the pleasure of photographing Katie & Kenneth’s wedding that spanned the towns of Lakefield, Young’s Point and Burleigh Falls.

My day started at Lakefield’s popular Sunshrine Spa (owned and operated by Tammy Blair) for some time with Katie and her ladies as they prepared for a busy day.  From Sunshrine I went straight to the Burleigh Falls Inn (managed by the very accommodating Jennifer Craig) to spend a bit of time capturing great images of the guys as they helped each other with the proper dressing of their kilts.  Once the guys were finished I walked to another spot at Burleigh Falls Inn to photograph the last part of the ladies getting ready. When it was time, everyone left for Church of Our Lady of Good Counsel in Young’s Point.

It was a beautiful ceremony (conducted by Father Keith Wallace) that began with some cute signs carried down the aisle by even cuter children (see pics below). When the ceremony was done it was off to perform the usual schedule of family formals, wedding party pics and finally Katie & Kenneth photo time.  All photos and the reception took just a short drive back up the highway to Burleigh Falls Inn.  Naturally being in Burleigh Falls, Katie, Kenneth and I did a quick trip to the popular rapids area and captured some stunning images.

Burleigh Falls Inn served a great meal, the speeches were heart-felt and the DJ (Mike Gardner of MacMillan Entertainment) did a great job keeping the dance floor hoping.  It was a great wedding and I believe the small group of photos I selected illustrated this well.  Enjoy and thanks for visiting!

Viamede Weddings – The True Kawartha Experience

Having shot so many weddings at Stoney Lake’s Viamede Resort, I thought it was time to do a blog post dedicated just to their venue.  Over all the years of my professional photography services, I have been at Viamede almost every year and have shot weddings there covering all four seasons.

Viamede Resort is a great venue for multiple reasons.  The first and most obvious is its location on the very highly regarded Stoney Lake.  Other reasons are the option of a lakeside ceremony or in their historic chapel (a great backup if the weather is poor), excellent meals, excellent on-site accommodations for all the guests, lots of activities for families if they are spending multiple days at the resort, very experienced and accommodating staff, etc.  In truth you would need to visit their website to learn everything they have to offer, I’m just sharing pieces that I have been exposed to over the years through my clients.

Below are a small collection from some of the weddings I have shot at Viamede Resort over the past several years.

Perfect July Church and Farm Wedding in Keene, Ontario – Rachel & Ian

Early July I made the trek to Keene, a beautiful rural town south east of Peterborough for the wedding (ceremony and reception) of Rachel & Ian. Rachel and Ian live just outside the town of Keene and are very active in the farming lifestyle.  The elements of a farmers wedding were included in their day in many of the small (and sometimes large) details.  The fellows boutonnieres, the inclusion of the farms windmill, the wheat field and their vehicles were all fun personal elements they included in their day (and in much of the photography).

From the comical moment of the stray cat walking into the church during their ceremony, to the rock’n reception with a fun hula-hoop game to get Rachel & Ian to kiss, awesome meal and great music by Homemade Jam, the entire day had a great atmosphere of being laid back and having fun.

Here is a brief summary of their perfect July wedding.  Enjoy!