LISA RIVARD PHOTOGRAPHY

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Katie and Nick are one of the nicest, sweetest couples you will ever meet. Kind and gracious, they are the type of people you would want to have in your life, to share laughs and tears with. I am so so grateful that I met these two, and even more grateful that they found each […]

Couples, golden hour, summer, weddings

June 25, 2022

Knollwood Golf Course | Wedding

June 18, 2022

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What an amazing day for Vanessa and Tyler’s long awaited wedding celebrations! Planned in meticulous detail, right from the First Look photos taken near their home, to the areas in downtown Galt that Vanessa and Tyler love where we photographed their portraits, the day was equal parts tears and joy – can we talk about […]

Couples, golden hour, summer, weddings

Kitchener Ontario | Wedding

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We spent a wonderful evening celebrating Alanna and Daniel’s engagement at the University of Guelph and Guelph Arboretum……and the night would just not be complete without the presence of a very special little one! Not shy at all (we met several years ago), she set the tone right away with dancing, twirls, squishes, smiles and […]

Couples, engagements, garden, golden hour, spring

May 26, 2022

University of Guelph | Engagement

May 20, 2022

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The evening was much warmer and much more humid than a typical spring night in May, but Carole & Nathaniel didn’t let that bother them in the slightest! It was so lovely to meet them both in person – they are so sweet, so genuine, and their joy in being together shows through in their […]

Couples, engagements, golden hour, spring

Lookout by the Water | Engagement

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I’ve gotten to know Deanna and Colton and their sweet little Emersyn really well over the last two years. So much so that they feel just like family members! Which is why it was such a treat that we were able to be with them when they finally celebrated their day at The Cambridge Mill […]

Couples, spring wedding, weddings

March 18, 2022

Cambridge Mill Ontario | Wedding

February 26, 2022

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I was so happy to finally meet Katie and Nick in person! They currently live together in Edmonton but were home for some time off in between their studies and while the weather was cold & windy (probably not as cold as they might be used to in Northern Alberta), it did cooperate for us […]

Couples, engagements, portrait, winter

Elora Ontario | Engagement

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Caitlyn and Jake celebrated 8 years together by becoming Mr. and Mrs. on 02.20.2022, tying the knot on the actual anniversary of when they first met and started dating (not a small feat in covid times!). High school sweethearts, Caitlyn and Jake did their wedding their way, right from the beginning. Set at the historic […]

Couples, weddings, winter, Winter Wedding

February 20, 2022

Cellar52 St Jacobs | Wedding

February 13, 2022

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These two certainly made the most of their frosty, bitterly cold winter engagement session! Three times was definitely the charm as we had to cancel Caroline and Andrew’s session two times due to well below sub-zero temperatures (-23 degrees with the wind chill at least!)!! While it was still unbelievably cold, you would never know […]

Couples, engagements, golden hour, winter

Snowy Paris Woods | Engagement

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Love this cute little family (especially that little squish! How adorable is she?)! You might have seen this family featured a few times on this blog – they’ve had a lot of special moments happening in their lives in the last little while……and it won’t be the last time they will appear here – that […]

Couples, fall, family, portrait

November 4, 2021

Snowfall in the Park | Family

November 2, 2021

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It was such a treat to get to know Kelly and Dave and to get outside on this late fall night to make sure we captured some photos for them before the snow started to fly! It was awesome to capture photos in and around Paris, Ontario (yes, that Paris, not the other Paris but […]

Couples, engagements, golden hour

Dancing in Paris | Engagement

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Emma and Christian brought the sunshine the day we met them at their engagement session – and they brought the sun both literally and figuratively. Rain was threatening all day and it had been cold and damp and misty – exactly the kind of day that makes for a miserable engagement session, the kind where […]

Couples, engagements, portrait

October 26, 2021

Dusk at the Conservatory | Engagement

October 23, 2021

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Looking back over the year that was, I can’t think of a better way to cap off the 2021 wedding season than with this newly married Mr. and Mrs.! Set at Kristy and Colby’s beautiful large country property, a place they dubbed ‘Sunset Ranch’ for its beautiful sunset panoramas, their wedding was completely, 100% them, […]

Couples, fall, golden hour, weddings

Sunset at the Ranch | Wedding

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I think it would be very safe to say that Michelle and Chris are a joyful couple. They just exude happiness and radiate positivity! In fact, it is really really hard for them to stop smiling or laughing! And this comes across in ALL of their photos! Whether they were learning to dip, strolling down the […]

Couples, engagements, fall, golden hour

October 18, 2021

Joy at the Ponds | Engagement

September 6, 2021

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I was so happy and excited when Amanda and Gavin contacted me and asked if I would take photos of her absolutely adorable little newborn baby girl! Amanda and Gavin have been clients of mine for a little while and I was thrilled to hear that they were going to be expanding their family……I took […]

family, newborn, portrait

Little Sleepy Miss L | Newborn

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I met Vanessa and Tyler through a virtual bridal show – a first for me! In fact they were one of the first couples I ever met virtually, bridal show or otherwise. From the comfort of my studio, we chatted all things bridal and got to know one another better. At the time I wondered […]

Couples, engagements, golden hour, summer

August 26, 2021

Iconic Elora Gorge | Engagement

August 21, 2021

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I first met Lindsay and Oliver over zoom, as is the way in the times of covid. They got engaged in 2019 and decided to take some time before they started their wedding plans. They counted themselves lucky because they had decided early not to get married in 2020 but rather, in 2021. And then […]

Couples, summer, weddings

The Forest at Knottingwood | Wedding

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Sonia and Bobby are a lovely, quiet couple. We met them on a beautiful summer night at the Guelph Arboretum for their engagement session. They quickly became naturals in front of the camera and the night flew by as we soaked up the golden late summer light before it disappeared completely. Sonia has a dance […]

Couples, engagements, garden, golden hour, summer

August 18, 2021

Meet me in the Garden | Engagement

August 14, 2021

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To say that these little ones kept us on our toes would be like saying we’ve had a mildly hot summer in 2021……..what fun we had chasing these two around the farm at sunset! There were visits to the chicken coop and bounces on the trampoline and swinging on the swing and running free with […]

family, golden hour, portrait, summer

Summer Fun in Elora | Family

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Yin & Yang. That’s what first comes to my mind when I think of these two amazing people and their interaction together. The perfect combination of spontaneous and structured, with a whole lot of passion and excitement mixed in! And did I mention a whole lot of laughter too? This night was fun from the […]

Couples, engagements, golden hour, summer

August 10, 2021

Innerkip Highlands | Engagement

August 7, 2021

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I first met Sylvia and Fernando through friends of theirs (Shannon and Matt) that I photographed at a recent styled shoot. I had great fun photographing Shannon and Matt, when they were the models at an impromptu garden-styled wedding shoot (in a lovely little greenhouse way up high on a hill!) To read about what […]

Couples, elopement, golden hour, summer, weddings

Cambridge Butterfly | Elopement

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I’ve known Caitlyn for a long time – I have always loved her personality – she is so bubbly, friendly, upbeat, and positive! She brings such a great energy and tonight was no different. It was a real pleasure to get to meet her fiancee Jake for the first time at their engagement session…….while at […]

Couples, engagements, golden hour, portrait, summer

August 2, 2021

Slit Barn | Engagement

July 22, 2021

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We had to reschedule Sylvia and Fernando’s engagement multiple times due to covid, but it was well worth the wait! Sylvia and Fernando had originally planned on eloping on April 23rd so we had a March engagement session scheduled (not always an ideal time of year for photos, with it being right between winter and […]

Couples, engagements, golden hour, summer

Wildflowers in the Meadow | Engagement

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I really love this family! I have taken their photos, together and separate, a few times now to celebrate different milestones and it’s just as fun every time I’m with them! And they have been with me from the very beginning, so supportive, encouraging me along the way and helping me to grow my business. […]

family, garden, portrait, summer

July 12, 2021

Southside Park | Family

July 5, 2021

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Every now and again a night comes along and the light is just perfect, in every way. That was the night of Lindsay and Oliver’s engagement shoot. Along with your clients, you plan for it, you hope for it, you cross your fingers and toes for it, but sometimes it feels like that light can […]

Couples, engagements, golden hour, summer

Brantford | Engagement

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Deanna and Colton’s story will sound familiar to many of you who introduced precious little bundles of joy into this world in either 2020 or 2021. We had planned to do Deanna and Colton’s maternity photos in February or March of 2021 but that got cancelled because of the provincial lockdown. We thought for sure […]

family, garden, newborn, summer

June 30, 2021

Summer Park | Newborn

June 2, 2021

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Not only do I get to do a job that I absolutely love and am passionate about, but every now and again my heart grows extra sizes, even to my own surprise. On those times, it’s without anyone even having to say so, that I feel like I have made a difference for someone. That […]

family, graduation, summer

So long UBC! | Graduation

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As photographers, this is one of the questions we get asked most often after couples and families book with us…..what should I/we wear to our photography session? No matter what you wear, you want to feel confident and relaxed so first and foremost start with what you love! The next thing to consider is the […]

engagements, family

April 29, 2021

What should we wear?

March 20, 2021

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Does anything say spring more than robin’s egg blue and yellow-y lemon paired together? Throw in some amazing food (blueberries, boysenberries, strawberry sorbet to name a few……the main dish was as elegantly prepared as the dessert!), a beautiful tablescape (with said yellow-y lemons), the perfect day and you have our Spring Fling-themed Styled Shoot at […]

Couples, styled shoots

Spring Fling | Styled Shoot

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We are so happy to share this amazing desert-themed styled shoot from a brand new venue, Barn Swallow Fields at Thatcher Farms in Eramosa, Ontario (https://thatcher-farms.com/). And we are beyond grateful that this shoot was also recently featured in The Wedding Ring’s online publication found at: https://www.theweddingring.ca/outdoor-weddings-style-shoot/. Thank you to The Wedding Ring for the […]

Couples, styled shoots

March 20, 2021

Vibrant Desert | Styled Shoot

February 11, 2021

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What better way to shake off the cold of winter than to stay inside in the cozy warmth of this beautiful and bright, white-walled barn at the newly constructed Barn Swallow Fields wedding venue! It was such a pleasure to photograph this dreamy winter wonderland styled shoot! From the dark evergreens to the rustic elements […]

Couples, styled shoots

Winter Wonderland | Styled Shoot

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This one is truly a story within a story within another story……….it all started with an impromptu group of vendors….

Couples, styled shoots

November 15, 2020

Grow Old With Me | Styled Shoot

September 12, 2020

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Amanda and Gavin’s story has truly inspired me and really made me reflect on what it means to be flexible and adapt…….everything has so fundamentally changed this year for so many engaged couples like Amanda and Gavin when planning their weddings and they have each had to make often difficult choices. And this made me […]

Couples, garden, golden hour, summer, weddings

Private Residence Waterloo | Wedding

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I met Deanna in the early summer of last year when she was the maid of honour at her close friend’s wedding in Niagara on the Lake, Ontario.   So it was a wonderful surprise this summer when she and I re-connected on the occasion of her recent engagement and upcoming wedding! I was so […]

engagements, golden hour, summer

August 19, 2020

Port Burwell | Engagement

August 13, 2020

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What fun we had together on this early morning at sunrise in August! Enticing young ones to wipe the sleep out of their eyes and join us in the field for some wonderful family photos on the farm. We shared some laughs, some giggles and even tickles as this extended family made some new memories. […]

family, portrait, summer

Private Farm | Family

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In the midst of record-breaking summer heat (seems we’ve been having a lot of that lately), it was such a privilege for me to ‘mask up’ COVID-19-style and meet this wonderful little family of 4 as they introduced their newest bundle of joy to the world. It is always amazing to me to see how […]

family, golden hour, newborn, summer

July 9, 2020

Summer Forest | Family

February 29, 2020

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In the days leading up to Nicole and Andrew’s (leap year!) wedding we had absolutely crazy weather – spring- like one minute and loads of snow and gale-force winds the next!

weddings

Roseville Estate | Wedding

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What’s the best type of wedding veil to capture ‘flying veil’ shots? When choosing a veil for your wedding day, if you are looking for the best kind of veil for flying veil shots, you will want to pay attention to several key features. First and foremost you want the veil to be lightweight. You […]

weddings

October 19, 2019

Flying Veil Shots | Wedding

June 27, 2019

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On one of the hottest and most humid evenings at the end of June, Nicole and Andrew were unbelievable sports, coming out to Huron Natural Area in Kitchener for their engagement photos. They were all smiles and their photos turned out so beautifully! You’d never know for a minute that they were battling the extreme […]

engagements, golden hour, summer

The Wheat Fields | Engagement

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It had been on my bucket list for literally ever. That might seem like a huge exaggeration but it’s true. Since I was about 10 years old I dreamed of going to Greece, to seeing the iconic blue domes and those beautiful white-washed church steeples, all of it with the backdrop of crystal blue waters […]

summer, Travel

May 25, 2019

Trip of a Lifetime

July 28, 2018

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One of my very favourite places to visit is Niagara on the Lake, Ontario. There is just something about it – can’t quite put my finger on it. I am definitely drawn to the landscape with repeating patterns of long rows of grapevines as far as the eye can see and everywhere you look. And […]

weddings

Ravine Vineyard | Wedding

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Well, it was a long weekend of unbelievable (and historical) highs on the heat-o-mometer! And it was wedding day at Earth to Table: The Farm for Lulabelle’s Floral Studios. Olwyne and her team got right to work setting up for the day’s wedding both indoors and out. It was quite a feat to keep the […]

summer, weddings

June 30, 2018

Earth to Table | Wedding

June 16, 2018

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This was such a fun evening session. This beautiful (so photo-genic!) family of four sure kept me on my toes. Right from the beginning I knew it was going to be great fun! They were super flexible and really made my job easy. It wasn’t hard to make them laugh, or smile, or have a […]

family, golden hour, summer

Dundas Ontario | Family

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It all began in the unlikeliest of places. At the unlikeliest of times. At a place called Thunder Cove in Prince Edward Island.

Travel, weddings

December 1, 2016

Where it all began…..