LISA RIVARD PHOTOGRAPHY

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styled shoots

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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 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

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

Iconic Elora Gorge | Engagement

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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 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

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

July 9, 2020

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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

Summer Forest | Family

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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

June 27, 2019

The Wheat Fields | Engagement

May 25, 2019

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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

Trip of a Lifetime