Jumping back to the end of summer with this intimate St. Jacobs engagement with Emma and Cole. I quite enjoyed working with these two, they were super easy-going and naturally connected with each other, which makes my job just that much easier. The three of us explored the area and making sure to stop at a few of Emma and Cole’s favourite locations. When I asked the two for their thoughts on using smoke bombs, they were open-minded and thought it would be fun. Since I had been anxiously waiting for the chance to use them with a lucky client, I was thrilled. Lastly, noting one of my favourite things about this session was Emma’s gorgeous dress, it is so unique and beautiful! I can’t wait to see what their big day will hold in April 2017!

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I had the honour of photographing Kristen and Kurtis’s wedding at the Hessenland Country Inn this summer. After meeting the two, I thought Kurtis and Kristen had the most AMAZING love story (it gave me chills). I was instantly counting down the days until I could document their love story. I wanted to share a little of their story with you:

Kristen and Kurtis met in their summer of grade 9 while volunteering during the Hurricane Katrina clean up. When they both returned home they chatted on MSN all the time and shortly after they started dating. Both Kristen and Kurtis had told their parents they were in relationship. Which their parents thought little of since Kristen lived in Canada and Kurtis in the United States! However, both sets of parents would soon learn that this relationship was more than just a fling. Kurtis along with his father flew to Canada to surprise Kristen at her high school semi-formal. The two would continue to fly back and forth always showing up unexpectedly and shocking the other. After 5 years together Kurtis popped the question, which led these two genuine and wonderful humans to this special day.

Kristen also took some time to write a little something about her special day:

We truly had an incredible wedding day, blessed with the presence of our closest friends and family. We are so impressed with Melissa’s work and pleased that she was able to capture the joy, laughter, and love that filled our special day. Melissa was amazing and fun to work with; she was professional, made an effort to understand what Kurtis and I wanted, and was flexible to meet all our wedding day needs.

The day went smoothly and was stress free thanks to the wisdom and guidance of Liz Ihrig, owner and wedding coordinator at Hessenland Country Inn. Hessenland was the perfect venue as the property provided beautiful backdrops for our ceremony and reception, delicious food prepared by Liz’s talented husband Frank Ihrig and kitchen staff, as well as friendly and professional serving staff. And everyone was blown away by the DJ from Central Music who gave us a personalized playlist of music. This DJ completely fit in with our family, he even participated in our karaoke kissing game! He knew when to serenade us with our own eclectic style, and could also get all the guests up on the dance floor, setting the tone for an awesome party. Overall, it was everything we could hope for and so much more.

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CONTEST RULES FOR HOLIDAY MINI GIVEAWAY:

POTENTIAL WINNER REQUIREMENTS:

Winner must be willing to travel to do session in London,Ontario or within 60 km of London, Ontario. Special circumstances will be considered.

Winner must prove to be a deserving family, couple or individual to me.

All 3 “How to Enter” tasks below must be followed to be qualified.

Session must take place in January or February 2017.

HOW TO ENTER:

1. You must “like” Melissa Pushelberg Photography on Facebook.
2. You must like the original post on my Photography Facebook and share it.
3. Finally, leave a comment (or PM) to share the name of the deserving person in your life and tell me why you are nominating him/her!

You can nominate anyone that you know who you think needs/deserves a free mini-session, but you may not nominate yourself.

Your entry must be submitted by midnight December 31, 2016

WHEN ARE WINNERS ANNOUNCED AND HOW?

The winner of the contest will be announced the first week of January after I have reached out to the nominating party or nominee. Winners will have 48 hours to respond to to an email or facebook message or their prize will be forfeited and another person will be selected.

WHAT CAN I WIN?

You will receive a free 30 minute session with Melissa Pushelberg Photography. An online gallery with 20 high resolution edited images.

 

Chloe and Shawn got married this spring on a beautiful day at the Listowel Golf Club. For being a chilly day the rain luckily held off for us get some great shots on the course of the wedding party and couple. These two made sure not to let the cold weather stop them from celebrating their special day together in the best way. Everyone looked stunning and getting the chance to watch the day unfold was truly special. You were really able to see how all the hard work of planning and organizing came together beautifully and the entire day was a joy to take part in. Thank you both and I wish you both the best in your future together!

Enjoy, xo

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Day 1, 2 and part of 3:

After a little confusion and heavy lifting our England Adventure had began. First we made our way safely to our Airbnb near Streatham hill. We were greeted by our host Gene, who was very inviting and excited with our early arrival. We quickly started freshening up and found our way into central London to explore. As a result of our flight arriving six hours early, we were able to see so much by the end of day one! Ultimately, meaning we had to create a new plan for day two. By the end the day, we were all ready to catch up on some sleep.

On the second day, we made our way to the places we didn’t make it to on day one and that were in a different direction. Finally, on day three we quickly headed over to the district of Notting Hill on Portobello Road, where we got to see all the wonderfully coloured houses and adorable market place.

P.S. Do note my obsession with doors and bicycles over this trip.

Enjoy, xo

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