LISA RIVARD PHOTOGRAPHY

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We arrived at the picturesque 100-year-old Lookout Point Country Club, a private golf course and the Niagara venue chosen by Colleen & David for their wedding with a sense of excitement and anticipation for the intimate autumn wedding we were about to photograph. The patio, which overlooked sweeping views that included Lake Ontario, Lake Erie […]

Couples, fall, weddings

October 13, 2023

Colleen & David | Niagara | Wedding

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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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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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

January 2, 2023

Trina & Roger | Oakville | Wedding

October 27, 2022

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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

Trina & Roger | Cambridge | Engagement

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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

October 8, 2022

Carole & Nate | Woodstock | Wedding

October 1, 2022

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From the moment we first met Kelly & Dave at their summer engagement session in Paris Ontario, we knew they were such a lovely couple and that they were going to be fun, laid-back, and easy going! And that couldn’t have been more true! Theirs was such a playful and colourful fall wedding, complete with […]

church, fall, weddings

Kelly & Dave | Paris | Wedding

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Two gorgeous bridal gowns. Soft blue pastels. Stunning sunset photos. Bridal party who embraced the fun. Wonderful family and friends. Great architectural elements at the Idlewyld Inn and Bellamere Winery & Estate in London, Ontario. And a beautiful love story. Combine all of those with an amazing couple who know how to have fun with […]

Couples, golden hour, summer, weddings

September 3, 2022

Caroline & Andrew | London | Wedding

August 27, 2022

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Joy. Joy. Joy. Pure joy. That’s Emma & Christian! So it’s no surprise that’s how their wedding day unfolded as well. Just being around these two, their love & laughter are infectious. An amazing time was had by all, and it was such a treat to meet their sweet families and large group of friends […]

Couples, summer, weddings

Emma & Christian | Ayr | Wedding

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Hey friends! We recently had the opportunity to photograph Alanna and Daniel’s joyful, colourful, summer wedding at The Alton Mill Arts Centre and let me tell you, it was an absolute dream! The day was filled with joy, and accentuated with a colourful palette of lavender and blue, with stunning florals adding more bold pops […]

Couples, summer, weddings

August 19, 2022

Alanna & Daniel | Alton Mill | Wedding

August 6, 2022

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I’m so excited to share the details of this chic wedding, filled with pretty cream & pink pastels and black accents at the spectacular and artsy Tapestry Hall in Cambridge Ontario! Sonia and Bobby’s late summer wedding was a classic affair with a cool lounge vibe – elegance meets edge! From the sophisticated wedding decor […]

Couples, summer, weddings

Sonia & Bobby | Cambridge | Wedding

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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

Katie & Nick | Ancaster | 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

Vanessa & Tyler | Kitchener | Wedding

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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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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

Caitlyn & Jake | 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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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 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

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

Lindsay & Oliver | Ilderton | 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 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 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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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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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

October 19, 2019

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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

Flying Veil Shots | Wedding

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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