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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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 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

Cellar52 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 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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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

The Forest at Knottingwood | Wedding

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

Cambridge Butterfly | 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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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

Private Residence 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

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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 30, 2018

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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

Earth to Table | Wedding

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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…..