Hi my name is Laura and I get to capture  your memories for a lifetime, from every laugh to every tear. I am the lucky one who gets to tell your love story that shows your true emotions... and...I get to do this with my very own Prince Charming, partner in crime, my husband and second shooter Dan (most of the time)
We live along the banks of the Grand River in Caledonia. We love to shoot all around South-Western Ontario and we LOVE to cover destination weddings; all inclusive resorts to even England or Paris and beyond. 
So let's go for a glass of wine and get to know one another.

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We are two photographers who love to capture honest, real and raw moments as they naturally unfold, that are only orchestrated through the emotions that you feel and that we see as your story - those true, real, candid moments. 
Our commitment to you is that we will capture your love story so that, 50 years from now, the memories are just as fresh, vivid and as exciting as the moment in which it happened. 

About Us

     You need to take the time to make sure that we "fit" into who you are and of course with your family and friends. You need to be able to trust that Dan and I will take great images, but more than that, be able to capture the emotions and the story of the day (which we love to do). We wear our hearts on our sleeves and work hard at making sure you have nothing to worry about on your magical day.
     There has not been one wedding I haven't cried at - whether that is a tear-jerking speech, a beautiful moment between a dad and his little girl or even those amazing candid laughs of your guests -they just get to me as I treasure each and every moment of your day not just as a photographer, not just as a storyteller, but as a friend. Dan and I both love meeting your family and friends from running after the ring bearer, gabbing it up with a girlfriend or talking to your grandma who brought you her handkerchief from her wedding...I love those moments  and people because they are as important to me because they are important to you.  
       We are truly in love with capturing your love story, your Happily Ever After. Let's go grab that hot chocolate or better yet a glass of wine and chat about your big day! 





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     We both love what we do and we love that we get to do it together - we see ourselves as the storyteller of your day we look for the emotions and heart of the day we watch - everyone -  to make sure we see all sides of what is so important to you.
     We start your day typically an hour before your ceremony so that we can see you transform into the prince and princess that you will become and end the night an hour into your dancing.  Throughout the day Dan and I both try and let you both relax and be their as a guest rather than in your face all the time - we may just ask you to move into the light as that is what helps us do our jobs even better. 
     Once the ceremony is over and you have said "I do" we will take the only traditional shots of the day which is of your immediate family and of course a few with your wedding party - all eyes will be on the camera. After which, I will take you away for some down time as you just got married and during that time I will let you melt into one another and "just be" in order to get those amazing portraits that you will want on the walls of your house...those laughs, cuddles and butterfly kisses. If  you are still nervous I will help get you into those natural looking shots by telling stories, jokes, or even singing songs ultimately we will work together to make sure you get that nice relaxed feel - honest and real is how we approach our photography and your day. After this of course it's party time so sit back and relax and be with your guests...we will do the rest.
      To help achieve all of this throw caution to the wind and relax and of course have fun and just soak in the moments of the day and don't worry about the camera - we have you covered. 

       




OUR FAVOURITE THINGS

THIS IS OUR STYLE

     We start your day typically an hour before your ceremony so that we can see you transform into the prince and princess that you will become and end the night an hour into your dancing. Dan and I both try and let you both relax and be their as a guest rather than in your face all the time - we may just ask you to move into the light as that is what helps us do our jobs right.
     Once the ceremony is over and you have said "I do" we will take the only traditional shots of the day which is of your immediate family and even a few with your wedding party - all eyes will be on the camera. After which, I will take you away for some down time as you just got married and during that time I will let you melt into one another and "just be" in order to get those amazing portraits that you will want on the walls of your house...those laughs, cuddles and butterfly kisses. If however you are still nervous I will help get you into those natural looking shots by telling stories, jokes, singing songs or my terrible dance moves but ultimately we will work together to make sure you get that nice relaxed feel - honest and real is how we approach our photography and your day.
      To help achieve this throw caution to the wind and relax and have fun and just soak in the moments of the day and don't worry about the camera - we have you covered. 

I love spending time
with our two 
golden retrievers
Iago and Desdemona

I love to travel and experience new places with my husband, but an all time favourite place is Paris! 

travel

Fairy-tales, rom-coms, or just great movies like Casablanca  made me hold out for my very own Prince Charming!

fairytales

My Dad and brother taught me how to play guitar. I love every kind of music and find that it makes me feel relaxed

music

Used to have long hair then cut it all off. I like to change things up a lot. What colour will I be when I meet you?

hair

I love to spend as much time with them as I can and make, along with capture, as many memories as possible.

family

fur babies

WeddingPricing 

flashes of silver
$1,999
6 hours

flashes of gold
$2,599
8 hours

 
All packages come with:

     Two Photographers
     Free engagement session
     All images edited in High Res
     A custom USB with all images   
     An Online Gallery  
    
     All packages can be customized    
     Also available upon request:
     Albums, thank you cards, prints,
     same day slide show



       
           

flashes of diamond
$2,999
10 Hours

plus taxes

PortraitPricing

Portrait Sessions 

$299
1 hour
30 photos

We like to have many different Mini Sessions throughout the year including:
 Spring
 Mommy and Me
 Daddy and Me
 Summer Beach
 Fall 
 Holiday 
       
           

Mini Sessions 
$100
20 minute sessions 10 photos

We like to create a variety of different portraits for you throughout the year:
Boudoir
Headshots
Family
Reunion
Maternity
Newborms 
       
           

Q: How do I reserve you for my date?
A: All dates are reserved once we receive your signed contract and 50% deposit (if you cancel and we can re-book another wedding you will get your deposit back)


Q: How many images do you typically deliver from and
engagement session/wedding?
A: We typically deliver anywhere from 50-75 images for engagement sessions and for weddings we typically deliver 50-80 images per hour.However, you are NOT limited to that whatsoever!


Q: When will I receive my photos?
A: Typically 2-4 weeks after your e-session (weddings usually 8-12 weeks depending on the time of year), and provided to you on your branded USB. Pictures will be professionally edited, and all in high resolution. I will usually post a sneak peek photo of the session on my website and/or Facebook page within 48 hours of your session. 20-30% of images will be in black and white to help tell the emotion of the day.


Q: What camera's and lenses do you use?
A: Nikon Full Frame D750's and have backups. We have 70-200, 24-70, and primes 85, 50, 35   and a macro lens' along with our flashes, ice lights and more. 


Frequently Asked Questions

     We love destination weddings and have photographed in England, Dominican Republic and Mexico many times.  One day I will love to add Paris to that list among other places.  

     We do require that the flight and accommodations for the Photographer be arranged and paid for by the client. As a result of this we attempt to level this out by significantly discounting destination weddings from our regular wedding rates.  

     Our destination wedding packages offer full coverage on your wedding day and a complimentary “Trash The Dress” Session on the day (or one of the days) following the wedding along with one "outing" with you and your guests - whether that's a meal, a catamaran ride or a volleyball match on the beach etc. The cost for the coverage of your destination wedding begins at $1200.00; this is for one photographer. If you are interested in a second you need to only cover their flight and accommodation.

     You walk away from this experience with an engagement session, your wedding, a trash the dress session, an outing all at a great price. You also will get all of your images provided digitally in high resolution and on your own custom USB. 

Destination Weddings

     Engagement Sessions are included in every package and not an additional cost for a reason. I believe the best photos you will get for your wedding day are those that are comfortable and relaxed ones, as I said before " Honest and Real" so the best way to achieve that is to ensure you are comfortable with me and each other in front of a camera.

     These engagement sessions are a great way for us to spend time getting to know each other and how we all work together. What makes him laugh and you cry, is someone significantly taller than the other, who wins at games and who has the worst singing voice out of us all. Basically it is a time to have some fun and get some great pictures along the way.Hopefully you will almost forget that I am taking pictures during the session.  

     I highly recommend having them done early enough before the big day so you are not stressed in trying to fit it in.I also suggest when picking a location that it is somewhere comfortable, a place you would typically go on a date. It will immediately make you more relaxed and enjoy the moment more. Don't forget to throw caution to the wind and not to over think it...just be yourself. 

Engagement Sessions

We don't just capture weddings we also love to shoot:

Families
Maternity
Newborns
Boudoir
Pets
Events
Head Shots
Retail
&
Destination Weddings 


We love everything to do with taking beautiful imagery no matter what the subject is. We love to have fun during our sessions and not take anything too seriously. We will laugh, joke, dance and sing during a session to get you and your little ones to laugh or for you to feel comfortable in your lingerie. We want your personality to just light up while in front of our cameras.


Mini sessions are sent through email with hi-resolution images while a full Portrait Sessions includes a USB with your fully edited images 

Portrait Sessions

 They really want to make sure you have the absolute best experience. So much heart and soul goes into their photos and it is clear this is something they truly love to do. Our wedding was in the unexpected heat of September, but that did not stop Laura from laying in the grass to get that perfect shot!

 Not only are the photos they take beautiful, but they're so creative and unique.   Wedding photos are the most important photos you will take in your life and I felt very confident knowing they would be taken by Laura and Dan. I can't say enough good things about these two and would highly recommend them to anyone. 

Will & Christine

 Laura and Dan were passionate, flexible and professional while capturing every detail of our wedding.

 They both collaboratively and creatively worked hand in hand with one another throughout the day seamlessly. 

 I thoroughly appreciated that they checked in with us both often regarding the timing of the day and what we wanted especially before heading out for the night they checked to for any last shots that we would like. Their exceptional work truly shows and we would recommend their services to everyone.  

Kyle &Kelsey

 We were so impressed with Laura's artistic flare, punctuality, her photo finishing and processing time for our engagement session that we hired her company for our wedding as well. We now have a gorgeous set of both traditional and fun wedding photos that capture the beauty of our special day.  

 Laura helped us let down our guard and have a ton of fun during our engagement session and our wedding. She was highly creative both in regards to poses (but not really) and locations. 

  

 


James & Delora

 Flashes provided a complete, comprehensive service without a limit on how many times you could communicate with them or how many photos you would receive.

 We appreciated their professionalism which was balanced with an approachable yet very friendly style. They were extremely prepared and efficient, but warm and engaged with us. We felt so relaxed.The photos are beautiful and capture every candid laugh, hug, and tear.

  

Matthew &Natalie

 When we discovered Laura, no one put us more at ease than her; we knew immediately that she was the right choice.

 Laura’s calm, friendly and organized approach made the day stress-free. She even requested and remembered the names of all of our immediate family members.

 Laura captured our art-deco wedding perfectly in both colour and black and white.

 In reality, you spend your wedding day with two people: your spouse and your photographer. We could not be happier we chose Laura to spend that crazy, wonderful day with us."

Darnel & Nina

Dave & Ana 

 We are very happy we had Laura with us to capture the special memories from our destination wedding in Punta Cana.
  
 Her enthusiasm, flexibility and how quickly she got to know our family and friends was amazing. Laura made it so much fun for everyone that we forgot we were having our photos taken and we were thrilled with the way all the pictures turned out.

 We particularly enjoyed the "trash the dress" photo shoot. 

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 From the first meeting with Laura we were impressed! We enjoyed a relaxed engagement session and Laura learned the little quirks of my fiance, especially on how to make him smile with out feeling "posed"!He in the end with Laura's help not only smiled but laughed during the session. 

 Our wedding day itself was beyond any fairy tale dream and Flashes was there every moment of the day capturing every laugh and tear!!!! From the getting ready photos, our first kiss to our first dance and the party pictures at midnight we are so lucky to have had our day captured in such a special way. Thank you to the moon and back Laura and Dan!

Jeff & Julie

 Anyone who has met Laura for even the briefest moments knows that you feel instantly at ease with her; this allowed her to take some of the most outstanding, candid shots of us, some of which I could never have imagined seeing. Laura has the ability to capture even the most fleeting tender of moments to those big laughs. Not to mention that we had the most fun ever working with her.  

 I was so grateful for Laura's professional and calm manner. Despite being with us all day, she was unobtrusive but still managed somehow to organize us, our friends and relatives to get the shots we had asked for. 

Doug & Juliet

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