Happy almost Friday, everyone! As I mentioned in my previous blog post, I am photographing a hair & fundraising event held by The Daily Bride/Ashley Blanche Events in September and I’m also participating by donating 8″ of my hair for the Pantene Beautiful Lengths campaign! I grew my hair long for my wedding, and while it was nice to have the length, it’ll grow back and I’m happy to share it with someone else who could use it. My hair was layered so unfortunately only the back section was long enough to be donated, but something’s better than nothing, right? Here’s me holding my freshly chopped hair at the salon… Keep Reading
Good morning, folks! Ladies, thinking of cutting your hair? You may be interested in donating it to the campaign I’m sponsoring on September 29th – only 8″ of hair are needed 🙂 Haircuts are free, and admission is $5 at the door for others who want to donate in another way. I’ll be photographing the event, including ‘before & afters’, as well as donating my own hair. Refreshments will be provided by kind local vendors. Here’s a bit more info: ‘The Bald & The Beautiful fundraising event will be held on September 29th at Calia Hair Design (from 1-4pm). We’ve partnered with Pantene’s Beautiful Lengths foundation and the Canadian Cancer… Keep Reading
Hi Folks! I’d love to take some time to share a really lovely wedding with you – with a couple that’s just so gosh-darned adorable and obviously in love. Christa and Jorden are super smitten together and it’s downright heartwarming to see how giddy they make each other. They had beautiful oudoor wedding in Newcastle, Ontario. It’s always a risk to do an outdoor ceremony (you never know what kind of weather Mother Nature will decide to put out), and the forecast did unfortunately call for thunderstorms that day. Christa and Jorden spent a good deal of the morning checking and double-checking their weather apps as they got ready,… Keep Reading
Hi, Folks! Just a quick post to share that one of my photos was featured by FLARE in their recent gallery about Canada’s most chic wedding venues – check it out! http://www.flare.com/weddings/top-10-most-chic-wedding-venues-in-canada/ The photo is from Christa & Jorden’s beautiful wedding, which will be up on the blog very soon! Happy Monday! Have a beautiful week. Much love, Anastasia
Glenerin Inn Wedding Anne and Helio are such a fun pair who kept eachother – and me – laughing all throughout their special day. After seven years together, these two had a lovely afternoon wedding on June 8, 2013 at a beautiful Mississauga estate called the Glenerin Inn, surrounded by lighthearted and enthusiastic support. It was clear that Anne is usually the life of the party, so naturally everyone had a great time. On the morning of their wedding I met Anne in her suite at the Glenerin where she had spent the night. She, her two daughters (from a previous marriage) and her maid of honour – a dear… Keep Reading
Toronto City Hall Wedding Ah, Yentle & Geoff. Two of the most kind-hearted, sweet individuals you’ll ever meet. I won’t say too much about their wedding since they’ve so wonderfully captured the essence of their big day in the words to follow, but I will say that their love is the kind that could bring a smile to even the most hardened hearts (Mr. Grinch, I’m lookin’ at you). The twinkle in their eyes and glowing glances portray impossible amounts of breathless adoration and happiness filled to the brim. Just recounting it brings back the awe and amazement I felt as I released the shutter with each new smile-inducing… Keep Reading
I am so honoured to announce that last week, Olive Photography was featured in the popular wedding blog, ‘Style Me Pretty’!! I remember visiting Style Me Pretty *so* often when I was planning my own wedding, and I could only hope that our big day would turn out even half as beautiful as the posts on that blog. It goes without saying, then, that I am beyond excited about being featured there! A huge shout-out and thank you to Joel and Chantelle whose love radiates so beautifully through these images, and whose smiles are beyond contagious. * Check it out! * Joel & Chantelle Engagement Session on Style Me Pretty
What a gorgeous Sunday for a family event! Julian’s parents asked me to photograph the reception portion of their son Julian’s 1st Communion – what a nice day. The sun shone brightly and it felt like Summer. The patio doors were wide open and guests enjoyed themselves both indoors and out. The kids were having a blast, and the adults were in a playful mood. Definitely a great way to spend a Sunday!
Mason’s mother Alyssa contacted me after finding my page on Facebook – she wanted to get some photos taken to celebrate her son’s first birthday, and she loved the idea of a cake smash. The concept is adorable: baby’s first cake – watch them go wild. Alyssa made the cake herself, and Mason was definitely a fan. At one point he was shoving fistfuls of cake into his mouth, and then just decided the best way to go at it was to put his whole face into it – hilarious! It was a pleasure visiting with Alyssa and Mason – we had a blast!
Before things got messy. This was hilarious – Mason just sat there for a while, arm up on the balloon as if it was an armrest on a recliner – looking at the cake, just chillin’. Finally, after some prompting from his mum, he dug in. And BOY did he dig in! More photos from Mason’s 1st birthday cake smash to come!