Jess + Matt



Matt, with the help of a past bride of mine, tricked me into believing I was heading to a maternity shoot in downtown Toronto at a beautiful industrial venue. When I arrived, in this huge old building, there was no-one else around except Matt. I was so confused and didn’t realise what was happening until I walked closer and he got down on one knee. Little did I know that he had enlisted the help of some fellow photographers to capture the entire thing for us. It was amazing! We were both crying and hugging and I hadn’t even noticed the ring until he finally put it on my finger. It’s a gorgeous rough cut emerald in unplated (non-chemically treated) white gold. Because it’s unplated, it actually appears more like a very dull yellow gold which I love. He knew I wasn’t into jewellery and more specifically never dreamed of owning a diamond, so together with a jeweller in British Columbia, he sourced the stone from Afghanistan and created the design. When I look at it, the rough edges form two peaks, like mountains. It reminds me of our adventures together and how our love is unique—it can never be replicated.

We love exploring new places and spending summer weekends camping but we also love our home and the people we fill it with. Being wedding photographers ourselves (Daring Wanderer) we often find ourselves in beautiful locations photographing weddings and we try to make an effort to learn about the culture, experience the food and find beautiful interiors. We live in Ontario, Canada and there is no shortage of gorgeous locations here! When we aren’t travelling for weddings, we are often planning back country camping trips or entertaining backyard pool parties at home with friends and family. Beyond our love for each other, we adore our family and close friends and make an effort to be around them as much as possible.


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