2012 Year in Review

Wow! What a year 2012 has been! I have had the opportunity to work with some amazing people, travelled to some gorgeous areas and had some major changes in my personal life as well!

I was lucky enough to photograph 27 weddings and elopements this year around the Niagara and Toronto areas. I also shot over 30 engagements and even a proposal!

Here is a collection of mainly my wedding photography with a few vacation and personal pictures as well.

I can’t wait to see what 2013 brings.

Happy new year everyone!

 

The new year started off with some snow! We didn’t get much this year, but when we did my dogs took full advantage of it.

 

I also had the chance to take pictures of some beautiful horses in the snow!

 

After a little bit of cold weather, we decided to go to Islamorada in the Florida Keys to warm up. It was an island paradise!

Florida Keys, palm tree

 

Wedding season started off with Elizabeth and Lawrence who were visiting Niagara Falls from Germany!

Botanical Gardens Wedding

 

Next was Christina and Jarrod, they had a beautiful wedding at the Crowne plaza in Niagara Falls.

Niagara Wedding PhotographerCrowne Plaza Wedding Niagara

 

Sean and Wendy from New Mexico contacted me about shooting their wedding on the Maid of the Mist. So much fun!

Niagara Wedding Photographer

 

Theresia and Michael from North Carolina came here to renew their vows.

Marine and Bride

 

Anybody who knows me knows how much I love animals and how my dogs are my babies. Niko, my male Siberian Husky had 7 puppies! Here is two of them at 4 days old.

Husky Puppies 4 days old

 

Here is all of them at 3 weeks.

Siberian Husky Puppies 3 weeks

 

And my new addition to the family, Chewy (the biggest one in the photo above).

 

Colin from Montreal contacted me about shooting his proposal to his beautiful girlfriend in Niagara on the Lake.

Niagara on the lake engagement

 

The summer kicked off with Andria and Derek’s wedding!

Bridgewater Country Club Wedding

 

Then I was off to Boston for the 4th of July. The second the fireworks started the sky opened up on us and poured throughout the entire event. It was awesome though!

4th of july fireworks boston

 

Man silhouette

 

Next was Emily and Jordan’s wedding up in Stratford!

Wedding Silhouette

 

Adrienne and Jimmy had a gorgeous wedding. We went to the Botanical Gardens in Niagara Falls for their photos.

Botanical Gardens Niagara Falls

 

Penny and Dave were next. Such a fun, laid back wedding in Fort Erie!

Fort Erie Wedding

 

Christi and Michael had a beautiful (and hot!!) wedding at Vineland Estates Winery.

Vineland Wedding

 

 

Jen and Frank had a beautiful wedding in St Davids.

 

 

Suzanne and Joel got married on a gorgeous summer day in Niagara on the Lake.Niagara on the lake wedding photographer

 

Although this post is staying away from engagement shoots, I had to share one of Natalie and John’s engagement pictures on the water in Burlington.

Engagement pictures on the water in burlington

 

 

The next wedding was two good friends of mine Beep and Caitlin at the Hilton Garden Inn.Botanical Garden Wedding

 

Then it was Sarah and Joe’s gorgeous wedding at the Riverbend Inn in Niagara on the lake.

Niagara on the lake wedding

 

 

I had the chance to shoot another friends wedding, Dan and Andrea at the Belcroft Tree Farm!Belcroft Tree farm wedding

 

 

Ashley is from Scotland, Chris is from Australia, but they got married here in Niagara Falls:)

 

Shawna and Colin had a beautiful and intimate wedding here.

 

 

Amanda and Brodie…. there is not enough good things I can say about these two! We travelled up to Richmond Hill for their wedding.

 

 

Alison and Michael had a great fall wedding here in Niagara Falls. They even had a London tour bus for their wedding party!Fall wedding on bridgeLondon tour bus wedding

 

 

Jen and Craig had an awesome wedding at John Michael’s Banquet Centre. I love doing wedding photos close to sunset, the light is fantastic and sometimes you can get silhouettes like this!wedding silhouette niagaraJohn Michaels Banquet wedding

 

 

And finally, we finished the year off with Julianne and Kevin’s beautiful wedding at the Prince of Wales Hotel in Niagara on the Lake!

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Dale Lempa - December 20, 2012 - 5:46 am

Nice overview; you have a solid body of work here. Congrats on 2012 and good luck for 2013.

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