Darren & Krista live and work in the busy city of Toronto, so its no wonder they spend most of their weekends in relaxing Muskoka. For their engagement session they opted for a tour around some of Muskoka’s most beautiful locations in the late fall. Beginning at Taboo Resort and ending in the picturesque area at Bala Falls in Bala, Ontario Canada.
For their wedding they chose the private setting at Windermere House, in the small town of Windermere, Ontario. Windermere House is the perfect blend of the old and the new. With its classic turn of the century exterior and modern decor inside, Windermere House really gives guests a sense of the past and present. It rained off and on on Krista and Darren’s day, but we were able to capture a huge group shot on the back lawn of all the guests, and some great portraits of the bride and groom on their custom made canoe. Rachel A. Clingen created a blend of Muskoka rustic decor with delicate accents for the ceremony and reception.
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. What initially appealed to us about Rowell Photography was the fact that they had photographed so many weddings in Muskoka, which is where we were looking to get married. When we saw their work featuring a wedding at Windermere House on Lake Rosseau, we fell in love instantly – not only with them as photographers but also with the venue, which became our number one choice. 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 vendors! Erika and Ryan were casual and accommodating (particularly the day of the wedding when the weather changed the plans we had made) yet so professional at the same time. 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