LISA RIVARD PHOTOGRAPHY

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Are you expecting a baby and looking for a special way to capture this exciting time in your life? Consider a lifestyle maternity photo session like this unique and unforgettable session in the timber-framed room at White Countryside in Waterford Ontario. It was the perfect backdrop to capture the essence of Katie & Nick’s journey […]

Couples, family, Maternity

February 18, 2024

Katie & Nick | Waterford | Maternity

October 4, 2023

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As I look back on Ann & Adam’s playful engagement session among the glorious fall colours, I can’t help but feel a sense of gratitude for being able to do a job I love so much. The way the warm, golden light danced on their faces, the way their laughter echoed through the forest and […]

Couples, engagements, fall, golden hour

Ann & Adam | Waterloo | Engagement

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Summer is the perfect time for family sessions at the park, like this lovely afternoon session with a sweet, sweet family with two little boys and a lovely pup in Dundas, Ontario. The warm weather and beautiful scenery at Princess Point made for the perfect backdrop for their playful and lighthearted photos. When capturing moments […]

family, portrait, summer

September 24, 2023

Summer Stroll | Dundas | Family

September 15, 2023

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Welcome to the world sweet Georgia peach! You decided to fast-track your entry, arriving on your own terms, a few days early. This adorable little bundle has definitely melted her parents’ hearts)! It was incredibly special for me to be asked to take photos of Georgia’s first days. With Vanessa and Tyler’s home as the […]

family, newborn, portrait

Georgia | Waterloo | Newborn

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As the warm, golden rays of the setting sun gently kissed the meadow, and filtered through the tall surrounding forest, I couldn’t help but marvel at the beauty that unfolded before my lens. It was the perfect setting for an engagement photo session, and I felt blessed to be witness to such a magical moment. […]

engagements, fall, golden hour

September 13, 2023

Jenn & Brad | Kitchener | Engagement

August 29, 2023

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I can’t wait to spill the beans about my latest beach engagement session! You won’t believe how magical it was. Picture this: a beautiful couple, the quiet waves lapping the shores in the background, and the most dreamy golden hour lighting you’ve ever seen. Yes, it was a sight to behold! Okay, let’s start from […]

Couples, engagements, golden hour, summer

Adriana & Josh | Pt Burwell | Engagement

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A huge miracle in such a tiny little being. Cute, cute squish. The snuggle is real. Welcome to the world precious Mille! I have been fortunate enough to know Amanda and Gavin since they tied the knot. Their wedding was a beautiful affair that still warms my heart. They even shared their touching COVID wedding […]

family, newborn, portrait

June 8, 2023

Millie | Waterloo | Newborn

January 2, 2023

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Have you ever attended a church wedding that just stole your heart? There’s something magical about watching two people commit to a lifetime of love and devotion in front of their closest family and friends. Recently, I had the privilege of photographing such an occasion for Trina and Roger, two of the nicest, kindest, and […]

church, Couples, weddings, winter, Winter Wedding

Trina & Roger | Oakville | Wedding

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As the sun began to set on another picture-perfect autumn day, with the leaves crunching beneath our feet, and a cool breeze in the air, it was the perfect evening to take a leisurely stroll among the leaves. And when that evening walk included a relaxed, laid-back and fun engagement session with Trina and Roger, […]

Couples, engagements, fall, golden hour

October 27, 2022

Trina & Roger | Cambridge | Engagement

October 8, 2022

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These two are just so sweet and charming! And their October fall wedding was so very lovely! The crisp chill of October was in the air, but that didn’t stop Carole and Nate from braving the cold for their outdoor photos and from having the most lovely wedding day. As a photographer, I have had […]

Couples, golden hour, summer, weddings

Carole & Nate | Woodstock | Wedding

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Have you experienced the warmth and love of an at-home newborn session? There is something incredibly special about capturing those precious first moments in a family’s own cozy space. And when you add in the cutest little boy and doting grandparents, the session becomes unforgettable. I had the pleasure of being a part of a […]

family, newborn, portrait

October 2, 2022

Kylian | Kitchener | Newborn

October 1, 2022

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Stay tuned for more on this colourful fall wedding, with this lovely couple, complete with sunflowers and pumpkins! Such a memorable happy happy day for these two! Kelly & Dave’s fantastic wedding vendors: Venue: Bethel Community Hall Officiant: Adrienne Robertson Hair stylist: Happy Hair Day With Ann Makeup Artist: Beauty by April Bradford Decor: Now […]

church, fall, weddings

Kelly & Dave | Paris | Wedding

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What a lovely summer night spent with an equally lovely family! And a wonderful way to celebrate with photos a 40th wedding anniversary……..a long time coming! And the celebration didn’t end there – having this little one joining the crew, and waiting for her arrival just seemed like the right thing to do! Enjoy these […]

family, garden, summer

September 7, 2022

Kennedy Family | Princess Point Dundas

September 3, 2022

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Two gorgeous bridal gowns. Soft blue pastels. Stunning sunset photos. Bridal party who embraced the fun. Great architectural elements at the Idlewyld Inn and Bellamere Winery & Estate in London, Ontario. Combine all of those with an amazing couple who know how to have fun with one another and you get a perfect recipe for […]

Couples, golden hour, summer, weddings

Caroline & Andrew | London | Wedding

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Joy. Joy. Joy. Pure joy. That’s Emma and Christian! So it’s no surprise that’s how their wedding day unfolded as well. Just being around these two, their love and laughter are infectious. An amazing time was had by all, and it was such a treat to meet their sweet sweet families as well! I can’t […]

Couples, summer, weddings

August 27, 2022

Emma & Christian | Ayr | Wedding

August 19, 2022

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This joyful, colourful, summer wedding, filled with stunning florals and held at a beautiful garden-like venue with walls of stone, couldn’t have reflected Alanna and Daniel’s exuberant personalities more perfectly! All of the details were like art pieces themselves! This space is soon to be filled with all the amazing photos from their day……watch this […]

Couples, summer, weddings

Alanna & Daniel | Alton Mill | Wedding

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I’m so excited to share with you soon the details of this chic, classy, pink pastel and black wedding at a stunning, unique artsy venue in Cambridge Ontario! In the meantime, here are just a few of the beautiful details of their wedding story! Sonia & Bobby’s fantastic wedding vendors: Venue: Tapestry Hall Officiant: Beth […]

Couples, summer, weddings

August 6, 2022

Sonia & Bobby | Cambridge | Wedding

June 25, 2022

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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

Katie & Nick | Ancaster | Wedding

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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

June 18, 2022

Vanessa & Tyler | Kitchener | Wedding

May 26, 2022

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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

Alanna & Daniel | Guelph | Engagement

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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

May 20, 2022

Carole & Nate | Kitchener | Engagement

March 18, 2022

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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

Deanna & Colton | Cambridge | Wedding

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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

February 26, 2022

Katie & Nick | Elora Ontario | Engagement

February 20, 2022

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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

Caitlyn & Jake | St Jacobs | Wedding

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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

February 13, 2022

Snowy Paris Woods | Engagement

November 4, 2021

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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

Snowfall in the Park | Family

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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

November 2, 2021

Dancing in Paris | Engagement

October 26, 2021

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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

Dusk at the Conservatory | Engagement

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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

October 23, 2021

Kristy & Colby | Tavistock | Wedding

October 18, 2021

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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

Joy at the Ponds | Engagement

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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

September 6, 2021

Little Sleepy Miss L | Newborn

August 26, 2021

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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

Elora Gorge | Engagement

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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

August 21, 2021

Lindsay & Oliver | Ilderton | Wedding

August 18, 2021

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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

Meet me in the Garden | Engagement

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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

August 14, 2021

Summer Fun in Elora | Family

August 10, 2021

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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

Innerkip Highlands | Engagement

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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

August 7, 2021

Sylvia & Fernando | Cambridge | Elopement

August 2, 2021

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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

Slit Barn | Engagement

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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

July 22, 2021

Wildflowers in the Meadow | Engagement

July 12, 2021

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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

Southside Park | Family

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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

July 5, 2021

Brantford | Engagement

June 30, 2021

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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

Summer Park | Newborn

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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

June 2, 2021

So long UBC! | Graduation

April 29, 2021

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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

What should we wear?

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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

March 20, 2021

Spring Fling | Styled Shoot

March 20, 2021

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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

Vibrant Desert | Styled Shoot

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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

February 11, 2021

Winter Wonderland | Styled Shoot

November 15, 2020

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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

Grow Old With Me | Styled Shoot

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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

September 12, 2020

Amanda & Gavin | Waterloo | Wedding

August 19, 2020

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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

Port Burwell | Engagement