Being a Peterborough, Ontario Wedding Photographer means sunny weddings by summer and cold, snowy engagement sessions by winter! We often photograph outside engagement sessions in the winter. You might think that it might not make a good photos, but with a little planning and preparing, it can (and is) alot of fun. For this engagement session, we used this stunning stone arch located at the top of a hill just north of Mount Pleasant near Peterborough. After climbing to the top of the hill, the view was astounding give this couple a unique and very different engagement session.
The key to getting great winter photos (whether it's an engagement session, a family session or a maternity session) is all about the snow. You want lots of that white fluffy stuff preferably from a fresh snowfall. All the better to walk through and of course start a snowball fight! Dress appropriately for the weather. If you are freezing it will show in your photos. Layer yourselves in coats, sweaters, hat, and mitts! I will bring the thermos of hot chocolate, marshmallows and a blanket!!
Embrace the Winter Weather! If you have your heart set on winter engagement photos, know that it will be cold. I’m with you and will do my best to make sure we get some great shots as quickly and efficiently as possible and there’s always time to warm up in a car blasting the heat. Remember sometimes we have snow by December and some years we have to wait a little longer for a large snowfall. Pro tip: If you’re looking for a Christmas-y feel with the lights and decorations or are looking for photos in a Christmas tree farm the ideal time to shoot is in early December. If you’re looking for winter engagement photos but don’t want them to look like Christmas, waiting or avoiding Christmas lights and decorations is key.Embrace winter weather
Winter engagement photos can look amazing but be realistic when planning for your shoot. Prepare, layer yourself, be patient for the snowfall and plan on extra time for the session due to needing to warm up.
Fall is such a beautiful time of year. The colours are gorgeous and the air is crisp and cool. We enjoy meeting our clients in a colourful quiet spot to photograph them and create some wonderful memories. Many of our clients use their fall photographs for Christmas presents. Custom photography makes a very special and unique gift. Here are some photos from our sessions.
Cavan, Ontario, is proving to be a popular destination for a wedding. And The Ranch Resort, nestled in the hills of Cavan is a unique venue for a wedding. Again, we were happy and please to be a part of Erika ad Mike's wedding. Lots of love surrounded them from their family and friends.
It was a beautiful, warm and sunny September for Sharon and John's Wedding. Actually a gorgeous day for this gorgeous couple Their wedding took place in the beautiful hills of Cavan at The Ranch Resort, a perfect setting. The horse drawn carriage added a very special touch.
The wedding industry have done a good job of convincing couples that it's all about details. And while details definitely add to the overall feel of the wedding, big-ticket items get a lot more play in your photos. Like backdrops at the alter, and arches for photos. So if you have to choose between really cool details, and a beautiful ceremony backdrop, that ceremony backdrop will get way more airtime in your wedding photos. Depending on the space, there aren’t a whole lot of places your photographer can stand during the ceremony, so a backdrop ends up doing a lot of the work to making your photos interesting.
In Peterborough, there is a hidden gem. Well, not really hidden as alot of people know about this and use it daily. It's part of the Trans Canada Trail, and from Jackson's Park west towards Omemee runs a beautiful path - past Lily Lake. I meet many photographers there, those that are after nature, foliage, and of course, out photographing their clients. I had a great session with this lovely family. Late summer splendor!
This year was the first year we offered Back to School minis photography sessions. All of our bookings for the sessions were Junior Kindergarten kids...so, in reality, it was not a "Back to School" shoot, but a "Going to School for the First Time" Shoot. Here are some fun shots with some great kids!
Cathy & Jenn of CatsMac Photography, Peterborough, Ontario.