Although it doesn't feel like it outside, we're almost at springtime! Over here, we are so excited about starting spring engagement sessions! This one is from last summer, but the colours and tones feel perfectly peachy for spring! Bring on the nice weather, and the fresh newly engaged faces!
If I didn't think that Melissa was truly one of the sweetest people on earth, I certainly do now! It was plain to see that not just from my perspective, but from those who know her well - she impresses upon people her joy and happiness for everything around her. And she loves Erich - which even if he wasn't a truly amazing human (which he is), that would be enough to say a lot about him! He's serious and doesn't always say much, but when he does - listen. And although "sweet" isn't the first word that comes to mind when I'm looking for descriptors for Erich - that's all I can see when he looks at her. She's everything to him + him to her. It's pretty obvious that they would do anything for one another and in each other they have found their forever. They picked a day in February to get married and it was perfect.
Venue: Cambridge Mill
Flowers: Sue Gallo Designs
Cake: Matamiese Cakes
Wedding Gown: from The Gown, Designer: Essence of Australia
Bridesmaid Dresses: from The Gown, Designer: Sorella Vitta
Hair and Makeup: UBU Hair and Body
Shawls, Clutches, Garter: Davie and Chiyo
Bride and Bridesmaid Necklaces: Something Shiny 101
Bridemaid Gift: Tiffany & co
Flower Girl Dress: OliviaKateCouture
Flower Girl Jacket: Theprincessandthebou
Flower Girl Gift: Cuddle & Kind
Bride's Robe: silkandmore
Dress Hanger: Accents By Alex
Bride's Handkerchief: La Pomme Et La Pipe
Grooms, Groomsmen, and Ring Bearer Clothes: Freeman Formal Wear
Grooms, Groomsmen, and Ring Bearer Ties: HolmesTies
Vow Books: kelseymalie
Lasercut Placecards and Table Numbers: Better Wedding Decor
"I choose you" Signs: SimplySias
The word sunshine might not be bright enough to describe Melissa's personality and the size of the smiles between these two! They just radiate love! They get one another and are happy to simply be in each other's company. We met at Riverbend Inn last fall after going back and forth a few times with suggestions of wineries and pretty spots in Niagara on the Lake that were beautiful in and of their own right. We didn't want it to be too winery focused and wanted a beautiful property with some pretty architecture as well. Needless to say this was the perfect spot! I would shoot here again any day and the staff were incredibly accommodating and friendly. Their wedding is in just a handful of days from now and I am so excited to see their plans come to light. It's going to be beautiful!
Happy Family Day everyone! This is truly one of my favourite holidays. No, its not sunny outside and we typically wouldn't go away or really do anything super special....but that's why I like it. We just let ourselves spend time with family keeping cozy while it's cold outside and using the time to talk, snuggle and do things together that don't cost a thing!
As I was thinking about Family Day, I thought I would share some very special photos that Emily Krbec (my amazing, talented, sweet and hard working second photographer) took of us last summer. We've been testing out a new type of session (more to come on that soon) that is fully centered around family and the truest expression of life and love in an everyday way. It's about how we live. As a note, my grandmother stays with us from time to time for extended periods and I am so glad that she was here for these photos! It's these kinds of images that I know I will be extremely grateful for in years to come.
Welcome to my house, my neighborhood and to my family in all our weirdness and the everyday stuff that makes us...us!
Here at Blynda DaCosta Photography, we’re all about the love!! It makes us so happy to work with couples who are head over heels in love with each other. The good vibes are contagious! With Valentines just around the corner, we wanted to put something together to celebrate your love in a big, fun way!
Enter to win make-up and hair styling with Alex and Rachel of The Bridal Party, professional session styling with Caryn of As You Wish Weddings and a couple’s photo session with Blynda DaCosta Photography!
Entering the contest is easy:
Step 2: Find the contest post and tag 3 friends that you’d like to see win
Step 3: The winner will be announced on Instagram live on Valentines Day, so be on the lookout!
Contest will run from February 5th 2018 to February 13th 2018 at 5pm. Winner will be announced February 14th, 2018.
Winner will receive:
1. Professional hair and makeup from The Bridal Party hair and make-up team for one person.
2. Professional event styling by Caryn of As You Wish Weddings. Details and level of styling to be determined as needed by As You Wish Weddings.
3. A 1-2 hour photos session (as needed) in the GTA at an approved location with Blynda DaCosta Photography. Session will include 50 images.
1. Couples must sign an agreement that releases the images for use in contest, publishing and advertising for Blynda DaCosta Photography, As You Wish Weddings and The Bridal Party.
2. Session must take place in Spring 2018 on a weekday evening to be determined by availability of all parties.
3. Location of shoot must be in the GTA within reasonable driving distance of Halton region.
4. Hair styling and makeup application will be limited to one time, on one individual and will be done at the artistic direction of The Bridal Party.
5. Session styling will be done at the artistic direction of As You Wish Weddings. Any products, rentals, florals and other items used for the shoot will be the property of As You Wish Weddings and not be available to the winners to keep or take home.
Contest isn't sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram, Inc. By entering, entrants confirm they are 13+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram’s term of use.
I consider myself a fortunate person in many ways. In my career in particular, I've had the chance to be a part of so many love stories and meet some of the most amazing humans. I really do seem to attract the nicest, warmest couples whose love is simple, pure and true. These two are no exception. They are gentle, kind and sincere with each other and the people around them.....and they are adorable! Their wedding day this past November was a chilly one, but a simply beautiful one at one of my favourite venues to boot! We love Whistle Bear - its the most perfect, cozy spot for a large winter wedding. Thanks for braving the weather to all of you and your families. See, it doesn't even look cold in the images! xo
We are looking forward to the start of spring wedding season and with that a little look at one we did last May. The buds on the trees were so beautiful that day and I for one, can't wait to see those pop out again soon. These two are simply adorable - I felt an instant connection with them as we spoke about their families on the day we met. I remember it like it was yesterday, but in actuality, it was well over 2 years ago now. If you've ever seen "This is Us", these 2 are just like that...or maybe it's mostly their love of the Pittsburgh Steelers - lol! Their fan-dom is so strong, that they even brought "terrible towels" to their engagement session! Even if the Steelers don't win the superbowl this year, I know you two will be cheering along happily until the bitter end. FYI, my Saints made the playoffs **insert happy dance here*!