Alex & Kevin – Hilton Falls Engagement Shoot

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I can’t help but feel inspired by Alex and Kevin’s relationship. My cheeks hurt from smiling after shooting this engagement session.

These two lovebirds met in high school – civics/career studies class – nearly ten years ago.

I have known Alex since I was around 12 years old.  My childhood is filled with memories of Alex skillfully slicking my hair back into a ballet bun and giggling with me in the backseat of my parents’ car to and from dance classes, as we created hilarious skits and songs together.  I remember laughing with her until my stomach hurt.

On the afternoon of their engagement shoot, my heart felt so full because I realized that Alex has found a partner who brings out the childish, carefree laugh that is quite literally the soundtrack of my adolescence.

There is nothing I want more for my friends than a life full of belly laughs. As soon as I saw Kevin excitedly storing treats in his coat pockets to feed to the woodland critters around us, I knew their marriage would be abundantly hilarious.

Alex and Kevin, I enjoyed our afternoon together so much. I already knew Alex was a mega gem, and now I know you both are. I like you guys a lot, and I can’t wait to capture your wedding day.

 

-T

 

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Nicole & Geoff – Valentine’s Day Engagement Shoot

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Valentine’s Day was one of the most bone-chillingly cold winter days here in Southern Ontario.
Nicole and Geoff will go down in the books as the two bravest engaged folks I know for enduring the feisty frost that day. They also managed to look completely adorable in the process. Love is a powerful thing, am I right?

We decided to spend the afternoon at Waterloo park, close to where the two lovebirds first met. Due to the freezing temperatures, we had the park to ourselves and there was something magical about the solitude – especially when light snowflakes started to fall.

I can’t help but think that Geoff’s decision to propose to Nicole with a bowl of ice cream was a foreshadowing of the frozen temperatures this Valentine’s day. It was totally an ice cream kinda day – sweet & cold.

These two will be getting married in December of this year and I’m so completely honoured to be shooting their big day.

 

-T

 

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Guelph Dance Festival 2014

From May 29 to June 1, the city of Guelph came alive with the extraordinary art of dance.

It was impossible not to become inspired by the dancers who performed. I had goosebumps on multiple occasions, despite the perfect summer weather we were blessed with.  The festival was an unforgettable one, brimming with heaps of inventiveness, entertainment and talent.

As a dancer myself, the challenge that comes from performing in unusual venues is not lost on me. Grass, pavement, a downtown dance studio, a living room, and even in and around a parked car were all unexpected locales for movement, and the dancers performed flawlessly. It was so uplifting to witness Guelph become enlivened with spins, leaps, kicks, pops and struts.

I want to commend all of the brilliant artists/performers who animated our city with such beauty. A thank you also to my enormously talented partner, Chris Seto, who shot this festival with me.

The images below are some of my favourites from the weekend, but heaps of images more are online at www.pulsephotography.ca/PrivGalleries, with a password of: letsdance.

All photos are on sale! To purchase images, please contact me at teigan@pulsephotography.ca.

 

-Teigan

 

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All photos © 2014 Pulse Photography