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Ridge At Manitou Wedding In Muskoka // Lynne & Steve 682 1024 Gee & Ieva

Ridge At Manitou Wedding In Muskoka // Lynne & Steve

You’ve probably heard some of the superstitions about bringing good luck to your wedding—things old, new, borrowed and blue are time-honored traditions. But what about rain? Would you feel lucky if a little fell on your wedding day? What if a little rain became a torrential downpour? What if you had spent hour after hour planning a gorgeous outdoor ceremony? And what if you had planned it from another country, looking forward to a beautiful wedding day in your homeland?
We discovered the answer to these questions with Lynne and Steve as we photographed their big day at The Ridge At Manitou. Muskoka is one of our very favorite places to shoot weddings, and when we found out we’d be returning, we were thrilled. When the day arrived and brought with it dark skies and threatening clouds…well, our thrill turned to all sorts of feelings. When we left our campsite and headed to Parry Sound, the day was as dark as the night had been. Sometimes these things blow over, and we hoped our hardest for the best.
All our hoping was in total vain—as the day went on, the sky opened up and everything was drenched. We thought about poor Lynne and Steve who had moved to Brisbane, where they worked so hard to plan their wedding back in their Canadian home country. It was the sort of situation that can prove a challenge and a strain to everyone involved, from photographers to caterers and especially to the bride and groom. There was no choice but to move the ceremony from dockside to indoors.
Once warm and dry, the couple exchanged their vows in front of the fireplace at The Ridge At Manitou, where they had planned to hold the reception. Surrounded—very literally—by their close family and friends, Lynne and Steve were joined as husband and wife while Lynne’s brother played the old guitar. While it wasn’t exactly what everyone had planned, we ended up feeling a little lucky that the rain drove us inside.
As luck would have it, the weather even eased up enough to snap a few photographs of the couple outdoors. We definitely felt like we were being rewarded for our determination to make the best of the day, no matter what—something we always try our best to do.


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Wedding Photographer Parry Sound Muskoka 682 1024 Gee & Ieva

Wedding Photographer Parry Sound Muskoka

One from Parry Sound wedding in Muskoka. It was a rainy one. Outdoor weddings are unpredictable and we love the couples who embrace the moment and seize the day.
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Muskoka Wedding Photographer // Kristen & Matt 740 493 Gee & Ieva

Muskoka Wedding Photographer // Kristen & Matt

Growing up in Lithuania, our summers were spent swimming in rivers and lakes and family camping and fishing trips. The outdoors are ingrained in our souls; we’re born to love breathing in the fresh air and finding the beauty in the sunlight falling across the treetops. When we moved to Toronto we spent a great deal of time exploring Ontario, attempting to find a place filled with the picturesque scenery of our childhood. That’s when we found Killbear. Nestled about 250 km from Toronto, Killbear Provincial Park is a breathtaking space blending rocky ground and sandy beaches that surround lake water as clear as glass. It was our hope to one day bring a couple here to use the natural elements as a backdrop, and Kristen and Matt made that possible. When they contacted us about their upcoming wedding in Parry sound, Killbear seemed like the natural location for their engagement session. They agreed. The adventurous couple drove up from Sudbury and met us halfway. We were overjoyed to spend the day with such a wonderful couple in one of our favorite summer places. We can’t wait for their 2013 outdoor wedding on the Georgian Bay Shore in Parry Sound.


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Camping Engagement Photo Session // Kristen 740 493 Gee & Ieva

Camping Engagement Photo Session // Kristen

What a whirlwind weekend! We started on Friday with an outdoor wedding at Nestleton Waters Inn, and on Saturday we were back in Toronto to shoot a local wedding. By Sunday we left town again for a wooded engagement photo session with an amazing couple in Parry Sound. This shoot was dear to us as we worship Ontario’s north. These past three days were busy, but it was truly incredible. We leave you with a glimpse of our marathon weekend from the engagement session in Parry Sound. We’ll have more shots soon. Cheers!
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