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Kristina & Anthony | Windsor, Ontario Wedding | Sarah Jane Photography
November 19, 2018
Kristina & Anthony | Windsor, Ontario Wedding | Sarah Jane Photography “Our day was an obscene amount of loved ones squeezed into unnaturally small spaces eliminating any semblance of personal space. And we wouldn’t have it any other way. It wasn’t just our wedding... it was OUR (families’ and friends’) union. Love pouring out of every pore. We’re a lucky pair. Thank you so much for being patient and just completely wonderful. We are very happy that we chose your services not only because of your talent and fantastic eye for moments, but simply because you’re just awesome and one of “our” people. It makes such a difference.” – Kristina & Anthony Kristina and Anthony’s wedding was filled with love and a big beautiful family! I have a soft spot for large families because I come from one heck of an extended family. Around every corner I turned all day there was a friend or family member who was thrilled to be there and loved Kristina and Anthony with their whole heart. I really enjoyed every…
Alyce & Chris | Jamaican Wedding | Sarah Jane Photography
November 19, 2018
Alyce & Chris | Jamaican Wedding | Sarah Jane Photography “Our wedding day in Runaway Bay, Jamaica turned out to be exactly how we had dreamed it. From the weather, and back drop, to the amazing people who joined us or helped create and capture our visions and went above and beyond our hopes and expectations. Ittruly was a beautiful day and everything fell into place perfectly. The ocean behind us and natural beauty of the island made for the most memorable pictures and experience. One we could never recreate but will always cherish.” – Alyce I have known Alyce since she was born. Her and her two brothers were my first babysitting job. So, when she asked me to join her and Chris and their son Kingston in Jamaica for their wedding I was truly honoured. We had the best week in one of the most beautiful locations in the world. Every moment was filled with love and joy and I was so sore after a fun night of dancing! Below are the highlights of their beautiful day. WeddingLocation:Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica Dress:It’s Your…
6 Picture Perfect Engagement Backdrops Across Windsor-Essex & Detroit
September 25, 2018
6 Picture Perfect Engagement Backdrops Across Windsor-Essex & Detroit What’s special about Windsor-Essex County aside from our incredible pizza, our proximity to Detroit and our plethora of beautiful vineyards is that it offers an incredible backdrop for capturing memories. I'm sure many photographers can agree when I say thatI'm oftenasked about my favoritelocations to shoot so here they are. (In no paricular order!) Iron Kettle B&B The Iron Kettle is a picturesque bed and Breakfast located in Comber, often compared to a “boutique hotel”. Not only is this a great place to spend the night or the weekend but, if you’re looking for a venue for sexy boudoir, family photos or wedding photos this offers a very unique backdrop for your most precious moments. The building offers loads of history but with the combination of exposed brick, wood finishes and textured walls, you’re sure to get photos that look and feel homey and warm. The history of this home will add the unique touch that you’re looking for. Not to mention…
Finding Your Perfect Match! (Photography match that is...) | Sarah Jane Photography
February 4, 2018
Finding Your Perfect Match! (Photography match that is...) | Sarah Jane Photography Finding your perfect match... If you didn’t know this already about me, I love LOVE photography. The ability to still all the movements of life in one frame has always captivated me. When a single frame can make me feel like I was right there in the moment, it makes my heart sing. Like actually sing! I feel photography is so personal. The connection between the creative behind the camera and the subject, and the trust that must exist, can tell the story of that person or place in that exact moment and time. That is why I love photographing people. Our stories, our lives and our histories call to me. All our unique features, expressions, emotions and truth is what I want anyone to feel when they are looking at a picture. I think it’s what any photographer wants. So, from a client or subject’s perspective, when you’re hiring a photographer, what you are really doing is hiring someone to document your life through their eyes. You want them to really see you and your…
Richard & Jo | Waters Edge Wedding | Sarah Jane Photography
November 11, 2017
Richard & Jo | Waters Edge Wedding | Sarah Jane Photography Can you say, “PARTY OF THE YEAR!” Richard and Jo’s wedding was most definitely that. The Water’s Edge Event Centre was transformed into a magical dream and each person there was dedicated to giving all their love and joy to this wonderful day! But even more exciting than the venue, decorations, guests and food was the love that Richard and Jo had for each other. The care and time they took with each other when all the details didn’t go according to plan was inspiring. I truly love their love!! A few of my favourites… Richard and Jo’s love for Harry Potter!! The FOOD! I can’t say enough about Smashed Apple… they never disappoint. Our 15 minute intimate portrait session in between storms! Our night shot!! Below is their beautiful story told in pictures…
Breakfast with The Bryants! | Lifestyle Session | Sarah Jane Photography
August 31, 2017
Breakfast with The Bryants! | Lifestyle Session | Sarah Jane Photography Making breakfast with a one year old can be adventurous and possibly disasterous...but breakfast at the Bryant's was so much fun. My good friends Spencer, Erin and little Adalyn (Addy) had me over for a yummy breakfast and watching Addy help make pancakes was the highlight of my day. I photographed their mini lifestyle session and flour and eggs were flying and it was a great time. I'm looking forward to our next adventure!
Ozegho turns NINE & Onoshiorere turns FOUR | Sarah Jane Photography
July 29, 2017
Ozegho turns NINE & Onoshiorere turns FOUR | Sarah Jane Photography My best friends Sam & Beth havethree beautiful daughters... Azumi, Ozegho and Onoshiorere...and this weekend we celebrated two of their birthdays with a great back yard party. Ozegho (zegs) and Onoshiorere (shono) celebrated their birthdays with a super fun pool party complete with a pinata and a balloon fight! I'm very proud to call myself an aunt (titi) to these three amazing girls. I had such fun timecelebrating with family and friends on thisbeautiful day. Here are just a few pictures that I made of our day!
Hawai'i | Jeff & Sarah's Adventure | sarah jane photography
March 23, 2017
Hawai'i | Jeff & Sarah's Adventure | sarah jane photography A couple weeks ago Jeff and I took a trip to Hawaii and it was a dream come true. When I first saw the post on Facebook that Erika & Lanny Mann were speaking at a conference called Hi on Life in Hawaii I knew that I had to go and that somehow I had to figure out a way to convince my husband that it was an awesome idea! I’m pretty sure he realized he did not stand a chance and that the only “approved” answer was yes when he heard the excitement in my voice and saw the determination in my eyes. He is a great husband! We started our adventure in Oahu at the Hilton Hawaiian Village where the conference was being held. After close to a fifteen hour travel day, we were greeted by the soft sounds of the ocean and a beautiful warmth on our face. Our first full day we did nothing but sit by the pool or beach, swim in the ocean and eat! It was perfect. Our second day we went on an amazing tour of the island with Hawaii Jeep Tours. Sean, our new friend, showed us what real Hawaii…
Janelle&John | Detroit, Michigan Wedding | Sarah Jane Photography
October 23, 2016
Janelle&John | Detroit, Michigan Wedding | Sarah Jane Photography I have had the privilege of knowing Janelle for close to twenty years. So when John purposed to her in true super star fashion after her concert last year I knew he was the man for her. Their love is contagious and oh so beautiful. I was honoured when they asked me if I would be the one to capture their wedding day. After a beautiful tear filled ceremony we had a brief amount of time for some portraits. But in that small amount of time we created some of my favourite pictures of the year. I truly have a special place in my heart for Janelle (and now John). Her spirit and love always makes me feel like I’m taken care of. I was so proud to be a part of her and John’s day and I truly wish them a lifetime of laughs and love...sj
Jessica&Lucas | Willestead Manor Wedding | Sarah Jane Photography
October 1, 2016
Jessica&Lucas | Willestead Manor Wedding | Sarah Jane Photography I first met Jessica while we were in Mexico at our friends Erin and Spencer’s wedding. It was a really fun week. So from that moment we have developed a really fun friendship. I love her kind heart and all of her quirky characteristics. So when she first introduced me to Lucas I knew that he was her special “lobster”. Together they make the cutest couple and there is no doubt they love each other with all of their hearts. So when they announced they were engaged I secretly hoped they would pick me to capture their day...and they did! I knew we would create special pictures. After their amazing Detroit, Michigan engagement session I was so excited for their big day. Complete with a beautiful church wedding, a trip around town to the University of Windsor campus and Rock Bottom Bar & Grill, we ended our day at the stunning Willistead Manor. It was truly a beautiful day and I was so happy witness my friends become husband and wife. I wish them a lifetime of love and joy...sj
Matt&Hilary | Canmore, Alberta Wedding | Sarah Jane Photography
September 11, 2016
Matt&Hilary | Canmore, Alberta Wedding | Sarah Jane Photography On a cool, slightly raining, Sunday in September Matt and Hilary said “I Do” surrounded by family, friends and some of the most beautiful mountains you will ever see in your life. The ceremony was filled with love, laughter and many good tears. The Canmore Nordic Centre and Bill Warren Training Centre gave a wonderful backdrop to their day. I was honoured that my cousin Matt and my “new” cousin Hilary entrusted me enough to fly me out to beautiful Canmore, Alberta to create some amazing pictures of their day. It was truly magical. I was excited to see all of my family and celebrate Matt and Hilary, but I was surprised by how welcoming and awesome their friends were. The reception, complete with Swing dancing, was a perfect end to their day. I truly wish them a lifetime of joy and love...sj
Ginette | The Iron Kettle Maternity Session | Sarah Jane Photography
June 28, 2016
Ginette | The Iron Kettle Maternity Session | Sarah Jane Photography When I found out that two of my favourite B&B owners were expecting their first child I was over joyed. Ben and Ginette's Iron Kettle B&B in Comber Ontario has provided a beautiful backdrop for many of my Boudoir sessions, a few very fun parties, and a relaxing escape when I just needed to get out of the city. But what I love above all is the friendship we have formed over the past couple years. You are not going to meet a more beautiful,down to earth andwelcoming couple...and now they are parents to a beautiful baby boy...Thomas! (see my great friend Nicole at Artisan Photography for his newborn session pics...Thomas) Just a couple weeks before Thomas was born I had the pleasure of photographing his beautiful Mamma. Ginette and I made our way to her family farm for some early morning stunning photos in their field and around the property. We then ventured back to the B&B for a few more bump pictures. It was a lovely morning. Below are a few of my favourite shots. I look forward to…
Danielle&Imokhai | Riu Negril, Jamaica Wedding | Sarah Jane Photography
May 12, 2016
Danielle&Imokhai | Riu Negril, Jamaica Wedding | Sarah Jane Photography Our first wedding of the year was for my very good friends in beautiful tropical Jamaica, at the Riu Negril and it was truly perfect. I have been friends with Imokhai (Maha) for over 20 years and when he brought Dea into our lives I was thrilled. We have become very good friends and I'm so happy I can now call her family. We were able to spend a week together in beautiful Jamaica enjoying the sun, family and love. It was an honour that they both entrusted me with their beautiful day...and it was absolutely beautiful! I'm so excited for them and all of their joy and love. I look forward to many years of fun and happiness with this beautiful family....sj
Jessica&Lucas | Detroit Engagement Session | Sarah Jane Photography
November 9, 2015
Jessica&Lucas | Detroit Engagement Session | Sarah Jane Photography I have the pleasure of meeting Jessica (Jess) through my friend Erin earlier in the year for her Mexico wedding. We instantly hit it off and have become great friends. So when Lucas purposed to her I was so very excited for them both. They are truly perfect for each other! We decided to photograph their engagement session in downtown Detroit, MI. The city is right across the river from where we live in Windsor and it offers a spectacular urban landscape for portraits. I was very excited about this session because shooting buildings in Detroit has become a passion of mine over the years. We started at the old DetroitTrain Station and then headed downtown to The Z Parkparking garage and alley. It was an awesome engagement session. They were perfect together and settled right in to any request that I had of them. Even if it happened to be "please touch noses"...LOL.I'm really looking forward to their fall 2016 wedding...sj
Jaclyn&Rob | Deer Run Golf Course Wedding | Sarah Jane Photography
October 9, 2015
Jaclyn&Rob | Deer Run Golf Course Wedding | Sarah Jane Photography On a very cold day in early October, Jaclyn and Rob said I do surrounded by family and friends overlooking the beautiful Deer Run Golf Course in Blenheim, Ontario. The rain held out but the wind was sharp and strong. It wasn’treally obvious though, because both Jaclyn and Rob were so in love and excited about their big day that there was nothing but smiles from both of them. We took a quick tour of the golf course and found some amazing locations for our portrait session. Jaclyn as a trouper and said no problem every time I got excited and said just one more shot. It turned out to be a pretty amazing day. I wish them all both a life time of happiness and many more chilly days filled with love...sj
Erin&Spencer | Azul Fives Mexico Wedding | Sarah Jane Photography
April 16, 2015
Erin&Spencer | Azul Fives Mexico Wedding | Sarah Jane Photography I had the pleasure of meeting Erin over a year ago when I joined a new volleyball team. We had never met before but it didn't take long before we were instant friends. Not long after our season began she came back from a holiday with, her then boyfriend, spencer with wonderful news. He had purposed and they were getting married! There plans were to have a destination wedding since their family was scattered all over the world. After a few conversations about photography I mentioned to her that it was very common these days for the bride and groom to bring a photographer with them on their destination wedding. We quickly booked the time and started working on the details. After a year of planning, a few too many bottles of wine, and the development of a great new friendship, we were on our way. I knew after spending new years with them and all of their friends at the stag & doe that we were going to have a wonderful time! I don't think I was prepared for how much fun I was really…
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