Vanessa + Peter: Lakeside Engagement Photography in Ontario

Vanessa + Peter: Lakeside Engagement Photography in Ontario | Image: Sandra Stephenson Photography

Lakeside Love in Ontario, Canada

Today's post is a feature for Vanessa + Peter: Lakeside Engagement Photography in Ontario with images courtesy of Sandra Stephenson Photography. It's an atmosphere that fit perfectly with our blog's mission of sharing wonderful outdoor spaces with our readers. I've driven through some parts of Alberta on the way to Alaska, but haven't been to Ontario. If you were married here, or have another love story from this neck of the woods, please share your pics and ask your photographer to submit via Two Bright Lights. We are an editorial partner with them. You can always contact us and submit via email too. Go here to learn more.

Plan an Engagement Photo Session with Your Dog

If you want to get your loves together for a fun photo shoot in the mountains, please contact us to learn how we can find the perfect location and photographer that matches your personality and style. We know of old mining sites, cabins, streams and panoramas that will make for timeless images that you'll never tire looking at. We can help you produce images for your save-the-dates, anniversaries, or even a returning family photo shoot. Talk to us. We know Breckenridge and the mountains in Summit County, Colorado really well. And, we know lots of great vendors, venues and services that will put together a great experience. Thanks for reading!

Vanessa + Peter: Lakeside Engagement Photography in Ontario | Image: Sandra Stephenson Photography

Vanessa + Peter: Lakeside Engagement Photography in Ontario | Image: Sandra Stephenson Photography

Vanessa + Peter: Lakeside Engagement Photography in Ontario | Image: Sandra Stephenson Photography

Vanessa and Pete live in the sleepy northern area of Muskoka, Ontario. It is known well by North Americans as the go-to luxury summer cottage destination. Vanessa met Pete on a blind date back in 2007 at a redneck trailer party. Their mutual friend thought they would be perfect for each other. Vanessa wore skinny ripped jeans and a hooters t-shirt and Pete wore a white t-shirt. Pete proposed to Vanessa in August 2014 at her parents home a day early then planned as he didn't want to lose the ring! It was a private moment away from everyone. Pete purchased the stone for the ring from a family friend who was a jeweller, and had it custom made by a designer in Oakville, Ontario.

For the engagement session, Vanessa and Pete wanted to include personal touches including custom made adirondack chairs, a family heirloom quilt, and cowboy boots, that Vanessa plans to wear to the wedding! Vanessa's chose three outfits for the session that represented her personal style. The first, a flowered H&M dress with cowboy boots. She also wore a gorgeous Maxi dress by Knot Sisters of LA, purchased at Belle's Boutique in Muskoka. The pair also wore sweatshirts from Muskoka Bear Wear.

Vanessa and Pete included their beloved dog, Jherico in their session.. he was so well behaved!

Vanessa + Peter: Lakeside Engagement Photography in Ontario | Image: Sandra Stephenson Photography

Vanessa + Peter: Lakeside Engagement Photography in Ontario | Image: Sandra Stephenson Photography

Vanessa + Peter: Lakeside Engagement Photography in Ontario | Image: Sandra Stephenson Photography

Vanessa + Peter: Lakeside Engagement Photography in Ontario | Image: Sandra Stephenson Photography

Vanessa + Peter: Lakeside Engagement Photography in Ontario | Image: Sandra Stephenson Photography

Vanessa + Peter: Lakeside Engagement Photography in Ontario | Image: Sandra Stephenson Photography

Vanessa + Peter: Lakeside Engagement Photography in Ontario | Image: Sandra Stephenson Photography

Vanessa + Peter: Lakeside Engagement Photography in Ontario | Image: Sandra Stephenson Photography

Vanessa + Peter: Lakeside Engagement Photography in Ontario | Image: Sandra Stephenson Photography

Photographer:  Sandra Stephenson Photography//Apparel:Belle's Boutique//

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Hannah + Alex: Engagement Photography at the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center

Hannah + Alex: Engagement Photography at the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center | Images: Nicole Lenzen Photography

Breckenridge, Colorado Engagement Session

Today's post is about Hannah + Alex: Engagement Photography at the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center, with images courtesy of Nicole Lenzen Photography. This set of images was a submission via Two Bright Lights, a platform that we are an editorial partner with. There are many blogs out there, but ours is the original wedding blog for the mountain towns near Breckenridge, Vail and the Summit County area. We love sharing the mountain love from destination weddings, elopements, engagements and vow renewals. Pick your season, and pick your town. Let us do the rest on helping you figure out the right team in a custom wedding package that is just right for you. Please contact us to learn more about how we can help you best.

Rocky Mountain Romance

Even if you're not getting married here, but want to plan a romantic winter getaway, then talk to us about setting up an intimate photo session that you can share with your friends and family as you announce your date, or send out invitations. That's right, plan a photography date with your lover and then use those images to share the love with your closest loved ones. We are in the heart of a winter wonderland, so you can choose from skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and cross country skiing for before, during or after your photo session. Make it fun and your true smiles will show in the pics. Here's a planning tip for a winter photoshoot, pack hand warmers, a thermos of hot tea, and a backpack with extra layers for in between shots. Have fun and if we don't help you personally, then please ask your photographer to submit some images to our blog!

Hannah + Alex: Engagement Photography at the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center | Images: Nicole Lenzen Photography

Hannah + Alex: Engagement Photography at the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center | Images: Nicole Lenzen Photography

Hannah + Alex: Engagement Photography at the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center | Images: Nicole Lenzen Photography

Hannah and Alex met while working at the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center, a place dedicated to expanding the activities available to people with disabilities and special needs. Their shared love of this place as well as the fact it was where they first met meant it was a perfect spot to photograph their engagement.

Hannah + Alex: Engagement Photography at the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center | Images: Nicole Lenzen Photography

Hannah + Alex: Engagement Photography at the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center | Images: Nicole Lenzen Photography

Hannah + Alex: Engagement Photography at the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center | Images: Nicole Lenzen Photography

Hannah + Alex: Engagement Photography at the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center | Images: Nicole Lenzen Photography

Hannah + Alex: Engagement Photography at the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center | Images: Nicole Lenzen Photography

Hannah + Alex: Engagement Photography at the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center | Images: Nicole Lenzen Photography

Photographer:  Nicole Lenzen Photography//Location:Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center//Other Location:Breckenridge Outdoor Recreation Center//

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Inspiration for the dog of honor at your destination wedding in Breckenridge, Colorado

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We're providing inspiration for the dog of honor at your destination wedding in Breckenridge, Colorado with today's blog post.  Lots of couples have family members very near and dear to their heart and if there's no way you could get married without your buddy nearby, then here's a whole pinboard dedicated to bringing our furry loved ones into the ceremony and celebration.