london ontario

Jenny + Kyle: Summer Lovin'

I am so excited to share this wedding with you today. This is the very first wedding of my 2017 season and the first time I was a second shooter!

This wedding was with Danielle from Danielle Mahoney Photography for the celebration of Jenny + Kyle. I started my day with the eight gentlemen, you heard me, eight groomsmen that were there to support Kyle on his big day! I met Kyle at his parents home. Everyone started with a delicious home cooked meal, some photos, trying to get the family bird from the cage and a pre-wedding toast to the groom. Every single on of them were so kind and funny, and an overall pleasure to be around. Before I knew it, it was time to head to the ceremony venue to meet Danielle and the beautiful bride Jenny. 

I met Danielle at Jenny's family's property where she grew up, located just outside of London. As farmers, Jenny grew up climbing trees, swimming and learning there; it was the perfect spot for their beautiful and intimate outdoor wedding. After some bridal party pictures, it was time for the ceremony. Earlier in the day, London received a Severe Thunder Storm Warning and my radio was interrupted by an emergency weather alert calling for a tornado. Thankfully, the rain held off and the weather was perfect for Jenny + Kyle's day.

Then we were off to the reception at the Ukrainian Hall in London, ON to celebrate. After a delicious dinner, beautiful words spoken (and sung!) by the bridal party, and a flash mob, the energetic crowd spent the rest of the night on their feet dancing. It was a beautiful wedding, bursting with love and I feel so honoured to have been in attendance. I also learnt so much from Danielle throughout the day like how to utilize my memory cards best, tips for using my new flash and new posing techniques. I am so excited to work with her again in August! 

Here are my favourites from this incredible day. I love them and I know you will too. 

Until next time, 

Emily xo

 

 

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All photos by Emily Soti Photography Second Shooting for Danielle Mahoney Photography. Visit Danielle's website here.

Jessica + Tim: Rustic Spring Engagement

Hey everyone!

I am super excited to share my latest engagement session with you because Jessica + Tim actually attended our wedding almost one year ago and Jessica has been a close family friends of John's for many, many years. These two will be tying the knot on NYE 2018 and we are so honoured to be there to document the day!

Since the wedding day will be during the winter this year, Jessica + Tim wanted a warm spring engagement session and chose the Arva Flour Mill as their location. They wanted a rustic vibe for their portraits and they could not have picked a better location.

I loved the red details on all of the buildings and the abundance of photo ops throughout the grounds. From the river, to the big red door, there was no shortage of beautiful backgrounds to show off this adorable pair.

I am so pleased with how this set turned out; I hope you enjoy it too!

Until next time,

Emily

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Michelle + Gio: Love will keep us warm

Now that spring is officially here, I wanted to share this beautiful engagement session with you all to remind you of the cold! Just kidding!

For Michelle & Gio's shoot on Boxing Day, we were freezing, but these two had their love to keep them warm (with some help from an early morning Starbucks stop!)

These two met during their undergrads here in London, ON at Western University at the locally famous restaurant/bar Joe Kool's; the rest is history. Michelle & Gio will be celebrating their wedding this spring in Italy! It was wonderful to see these two again and I wish them nothing but the best during this exciting next chapter of their lives. Check out some of my favourites below!

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Styled Bridal Shoot with Kaitlyn Mae Bridal

Recently I teamed up with a very talented local bridal designer Kaitlyn Mae Bridal to work on a styled bridal shoot. Kaitlyn designs Bespoke Bridal Gowns that are handmade in Canada, including my wedding dress! Check her out on Instagram here.

Kaitlyn's unique and edgy style pairs perfectly with mine, so when I came up with the idea for this styled shoot I jumped at the opportunity for us to collaborate! You can check out the photos in the gallery below featuring Kaitlyn's designs on our beautiful model, Quinn.

I love supporting local businesses and collaborating, so if you'd ever like to team up and work together, get in touch with me here. I am also currently booking for 2017/2018 Weddings and would be honoured to capture your big day. Let's talk!

Andrea: A Baby Shower

A few Sundays ago I was a gracious guest (and photographer) at Andrea's baby shower at her buisiness Studio Chic, a beautiful boutique fitness and pole dancing studio. Andrea is expecting her bundle soon and everyone in attendance was thrilled to celebrate his upcoming arrival.

It was a lovely day with fun games, good food and wonderful company. I am over the moon for Andrea and Will and I can't wait to meet little Lincoln :) 

- Emily