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Tuesday, June 20, 2017
By Karitas Photography
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I'm a loving on this session with Natalie & Mitch. The photos are classy-romantic but also really fun and natural. 

 

The two love birds met while Natalie was working at Telus. Mitchell came in to buy a phone and Natalie recognized him from a mutual friend. They started dating from there and then together, they moved to London, England to experience more as a couple. After traveling Europe together they are now ready to make the plunge into the next step. 

 

At their engagement session we started off at Jackson Park, catching some of the summer blooms. Then went to Goose Bay Park for some more intimate and candid shots. We laughed a lot. It was such a great time getting to know this beautiful couple a little more. I'm really looking forward to their wedding, I know it will be a great time!

 

 

Engagement sessions are such a fun way for me to get to know the couple before their wedding day. It's kind of like a little practice run. We warm up to one another so by the time your wedding day rolls around, we're old friends! I also use it as an opportunity to learn what you like most about yourself and how the two of you jive as a couple. 

You interested in a shoot? Engagement, Elopement or Wedding? Shoot me a message here! Looking forward to hearing from you. - Emma

 
Friday, June 09, 2017
By Karitas Photography
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As an artist and a photographer it's so important to me personally that I love what I do and that my clients feel comfortable with me. When I met Chanthorn for our consultation, she was so sweet and I knew I would love to photograph their wedding. Chanthorn and Sreang had their first date in September 2008 at Cora's, followed by a walk down at the Detroit River's Peach Fountain. Nine years later with two beautiful young boys and many stories to tell, they'll be saying their I do's this September at MacKenzie Hall.

 

Their engagement session was a lot of fun. We drove out to Point Pelee to capture some natural shots. A walk out on the boardwalk, complete with me getting attacked by a red winged blackbird. A photo shoot wouldn't be complete without a touch of drama haha. We then took a walk through nature and finished at the beach at sunset. 

 

Can't wait to photograph this romantic pair at their wedding this Fall!

 

- Emma

To inquire about your own engagement, elopement or wedding photography, shoot me a message here.

I'd love to dream with you over a favourite drink. - Emma

 

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Friday, May 19, 2017
By Karitas Photography
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If you've been following along on social media, you may have already spotted these two lovely faces. When planning an engagement session, I like to do my best to incorporate who people are as a couple. It brings so much more meaning to their set of photos!

 

Jared & Brittney met at Villains Beastro almost four years ago and wanted to pay tribute to that night by going back for their engagement photos. On the night they met, they were both out with different friends and those friends happened to know one another, so they all sat together for a couple of beers. Brittney was hungry and Jared offered to buy her some poutine. They had their first poutine together at the little bistro table you see below! They hung out all night and Brittney sang karaoke. Jared offered to buy her Mexican food if she sang an Eminem song... and she did! In Brittney's words, "He bought my love with food!"

 

For their engagement shoot we explored downtown. They both agree that you don't need a fancy background to make great photos. Sometimes the most beautiful things are unexpected. Even the overcast evening lended itself to their laid back style. Our last stop was their home in Windsor so we could include their beautiful pup Mika. Mika means the world to them!

 

Can't wait to celebrate this genuine couple in October when they say their i-do's in the Water's Edge White Room! It's going to be amazing.

Our cities and urban areas leave us with a boundless amount of photographic opportunity that you are likely missing out on. I love parks don't get me wrong, but most of our stories aren't told surrounded by flowers.

Who are you? What makes you tick? What made you fall in love with your significant other? I'm betting it's not a field of flowers or a mountain on the other side of the world (although it if is, kudos!).

"The true wisdom of life consists in seeing the extraordinary in the ordinary." 
- Pearl S. Buck.

 

Are you looking for engagement, wedding or elopement photos? I'd love to hear from you!

 

 - Emma

 
Friday, May 05, 2017
By Karitas Photography
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I love this quote by Annie Leibovitz, "When I say I want to photograph someone, what it really means is that I'd like to know them. Anyone I know I photograph." I met with Meagan for coffee a year before their wedding and while we were taking I remember thinking to myself, I want to know her. I've always been fascinated by interesting people. Sometimes interesting means intelligent, sometimes it means quirky or out of the ordinary. In Meagan, it meant smart and empowering. I was excited when she chose me to be her wedding photographer. I met T.J. at their engagement session and was even more interested. They're a couple who want to better their community, and better themselves with more understanding. And no one can make Meagan laugh like T.J.; they're also adorable together! 

 

Their wedding was one of my favourites from last season. It was full of colour, it was fashionable, but it was also different from the typical wedding because they made it their own. They changed their ceremony to make it meaningful to them and they shook things up for me too by rearranging their timeline. But I loved it. A real live, modern truth-sayer couple. 

 

I usually try and keep the photos to a certain number in a post, but it was hard to tell their story in condensed form so I hope you stick through the post until the end. At the bottom you'll find their vendors, some kind words from them and some photos of their Flush Mount Wedding Album. 

 

Congratulations Meagan & T.J.; happy I know you!

 

- Emma

 

Vendors:

 

Photographer - Karitas Photography

Second Shooter - Kerry Trepanier

Venue - Mackenzie Hall

Flowers - CJH Florals

Decor - Designs by Diane

Hair & Makeup - KES Beauty & Imagination

Wedding Dress - Sottero & Midgley, Gina's Closet, St. Jacob's

Bride'smaid's Dresses - Bill Levkoff

Maid of Honour Dress - Anthropologie

Suits - Tommy Hilfiger, Moore's

Groom's Tie - The Tie Bar

Bride's Shawl - Hand knit by MIL

Cake - Sweet Revenge Bake Shop

Music - DJ Rob Salvati, Music Man DJ Services

Caterer - Other Place Catering

 

Kind Words

 

"We could not have chosen a better photographer to work with.

Of course, Emma is a very talented artist. Her use of natural light, her creativity,

and her ability to organically capture the most meaningful moments of our wedding day was brilliant.

She bridges the gap between modernity and traditionalismin a way that is unparalleled

by any other Windsor-based photographer we’ve seen.

 

Her photographs will certainly stand the test of time.

Beyond her work, Emma was charming, professional, honest, laid back,

accommodating,and demonstrated a genuine commitment to us as a couple.

From our initial consultation, it felt like we were getting to know a new friend.

We highly recommend hiring Emma for your wedding day, or any other important occasion

that you want to remember forever. You won’t be disappointed."

 

- Meagan & T.J. Auer

 

 


Linen Flush Mount Album

To inquire about your own wedding photography, shoot me a message here and we can set up a date to chat over a drink! - Emma

 
Tuesday, May 02, 2017
By Karitas Photography
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Choosing a wedding photographer can be a tough decision. I've worked with over 135 brides in my 10 years as a professional photographer and I can say that these three things have been the most important to my clients and their experience on a whole:

 

1. Connection. The most single important thing is choosing a photographer that you can connect with. Your wedding day is special, and the wedding photographer(s) will likely be spending the entire day with you, your friends and your family.

2. Style. Secondly, you're going to want someone who fits your style and the vision for your wedding day. This way you can leave them to do their job and you can enjoy your day - you can relax knowing you'll get great photos that you can be excited about.

3. Specialist. Find a photographer who specializes in weddings. You may find yourself saying, "I have a friend who takes nice photos and they have a Digital SLR. I think I'll just get them to snap some photos and save money." But there is a world of difference between a friend with a nice camera and a professional, it could give you a lot of savings, but it's also a big risk.

 

A professional wedding photographer has likely spent years training through workshops and experience. They have learned how to adapt to changing light situations and with large groups of people. A wedding photographer is someone who is good with people, who can deal with stressful family members, can keep smiling all day; all while ensuring you have hundreds of photos that make you look your best.


There are obviously many more meaningful ways to choose the best photographer for you. But starting with these three tips is huge. Book consultations with your favourites, chat about your vision and explore their printed work. Choosing the best photographer for you will ensure you can celebrate your wedding for years to come.

Kind words from Meagan & T.J.

 

"We could not have chosen a better photographer to work with. Of course, Emma is a very talented artist. Her use of natural light, her creativity, and her ability to organically capture the most meaningful moments of our wedding day was brilliant.

 

She bridges the gap between modernity and traditionalism in a way that is unparalleled by any other Windsor-based photographer we’ve seen. Her photographs will certainly stand the test of time. Beyond her work, Emma was charming, professional, honest, laid back, accommodating, and demonstrated a genuine commitment to us as a couple.

 

From our initial consultation, it felt like we were getting to know a new friend. We highly recommend hiring Emma for your wedding day, or any other important occasion that you want to remember forever. You won’t be disappointed."


- Meagan & T.J