We didn’t have it in our budget for a professional videographer, but one thing we did make sure of, is to have a fantastic photographer. Long before we had booked Erika and Ryan; an experienced and dynamic duo, I had been looking at photographs of weddings in Muskoka. I have to say that it is their photos of Windermere House that first got us interested in that particular venue. In actual fact, it probably wouldn’t matter where or what Erika and Ryan are photographing; all the photo’s they have on their website have a beautiful and emotive quality to them. A lightness that I wanted for our wedding. From the start, the emails we received were disarmingly friendly yet professional. They were definitely quick to respond to emails, and paid attention to even the smallest details. On the day of the wedding, there was quite a big storm brewing. Our ceremony took place under the cover or some angry-looking clouds (luckily with some peeks of sunshine). Immediately after the ceremony and a few brief photo’s, the wind whipped up and rain came down so quickly and heavily. Always on the ball, Erika and Ryan were able to find a few places for us to take our group photo’s (so we actually had a good variety of backgrounds), and when the rain eased up, we went down to the docks to take more shots. While they suggested and photographed a few ‘staged’ poses for us, they also took photo’s of those joyful in-between moments, when my husband and I were just playing around, being ourselves. These, I’ll always treasure. I had been worried that with the lack of sunshine and blue skies, that our photo’s might end up a little ‘dull’. Those fears were quickly eased when we received our photo’s from Erika and Ryan, not long after the wedding. I was so happy to see that the lighting was perfect. The photo’s were beautiful, with a journalistic style that sets this pair apart from others.
Linda & Stewart Windermere House Wedding February 4, 2014
We wanted beautiful wedding photos that captured the day and our personalities. A "typical" photographer was not going to cut it. We loved the photo-journalistic style of some of their pics, and the sense of humour infused into others. They made the groom (who is camera shy) comfortable. From our engagement shoot to our wedding day pics we felt like we were heard, and were understood.
Tara & Gary Innisfill Farm Wedding February 4, 2014
Given Darren’s love for photography, hiring a photographer was high on the priority list after we got engaged! We were somewhat overwhelmed at first given the many photographers there are to choose from. However, when we started our research online and saw the work of Erika and Ryan of Rowell Photography, it quickly became an easy decision. The beauty of Rowell’s work – everything from the vibrant colours that literally popped out of the page to the creativity of each shot – was exceptional. When we met Erika and Ryan, they continued to impress us with their flexibility and laid back attitude. We quickly came to realize that we had made a great first decision in our choice of wedding photographers! They are truly a dynamic husband and wife couple that have incredible vision and passion for what they do. We were honoured to have them a part of our special day. Our engagement and wedding photos, along with the outstanding wedding albums Erika and Ryan designed for us and our families, will serve as fond memories of our special day for many years to come.
Krista & Darren Windermere House Wedding Muskoka February 4, 2014
You were not only our wedding photographers, you became a huge part of our experience leading up to and the day of our wedding! From our engagement photographs to our wedding photography, all I can say is WOW! You both knew how to capture each perfect moment and make it special for us.
Kelly & Lee Windermere House February 2, 2014
When planning my wedding like most brides I was going crazy on Pinterest that is were I discovered Rowell. I first spoke with Erika on the phone and right away I knew that Craig and I would love working with them and their artistic style of capturing couples beauty in a natural landscape. Once we booked with Erika and Ryan they were so helpful in planning our wedding. They provided lots of vendors they had worked with and it made planning our wedding simple. Throughout the year of planning our wedding they responded quickly to all my emails, questions and ideas. Working with the Rowell team made our wedding planning experience enjoyable. I highly recommend the engagement session with any photographer. Craig and I were nervous about doing a photo shoot together and the engagement session made us feel comfortable and ready for our wedding day. On the day of our wedding Erika and Ryan felt more like 2 friends taking our photos who made us feel excited, relaxed and confident they would capture our special day with everlasting photos. My favorite wedding day touch was the few polaroid photos Rowell gave us as a preview to how stunning our wedding photos had turned out. After our wedding Craig and I are were so enthusiastic to get our wedding photos and the photo booth pictures from Rowell. The photos that Erika and Ryan took were stunning, beautiful and enchanting. We have so many perfect photos we don’t know which ones to pick to hang on our walls. We are so grateful that Rowell captured the beauty of Muskoka that inspires us as a couple and our love for each other in the most natural gorgeous photos we have ever seen. Our wedding photos will last us a life time to remember how special our wedding day was and how mother nature gave us the prefect day to celebrate with our friends family and each other. We cannot wait to give our families and friends copies of photos of them at our wedding for them to enjoy how beautiful they looked.
Joy & Craig Muskoka, Canada April 29, 2016