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Raising money never taste so good

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

Sip | Savour | Support…all at Tastings 2011.

Quickly becoming the most exclusive wine and food event of the year in London, you can’t forget that “Tastings” is also an incredible night of fund raising for the London Health Sciences Foundation.

If you know Trish and I well you know how much wine and food are a big part of our lives.  We make a serious point of exploring food and fine dining as much as possible.  So it’s no surprise that last week we were in our glory.  On Thursday May 5th we spent an exquisite night at the London Hunt and Country Club recording this black tie event while over $150,000.00 was raised for London Health Sciences Head and Neck Cancer research.   Tickets were $250 per person and an extra $250 per person for the “Pre-Event” Tasting that is reserved for only 24 lucky tasters.  Of course a lot of the money raised comes from the wine auction where donated bottles of wine are the main attraction for the silent auction.  This year’s big attraction was a bottle of Petrus valued at $5000.00 that one lucky bidder stole for $4000.00.  But don’t think you need thousands of dollars to be a successful bidder at this auction.  I eyed up many bottles that could be bought for under $50 and some spectacular bottles just under $100.00.  I was happy to see a Giuseppe Quintarelli on the list that I personally have in my cellar.

At times it’s easy to forget why everyone is there as patrons sip incredible wines from around the world supplied by Lifford which has an impressive portfolio of wines.  Having the opportunity to try so many wines under one roof is a treat. A treat that is then taken to another level as exotic foods surround the many tables of world wines.  For example, Smoked kelp encrusted lamb loin with pan roasted scallops and sea lettuce broad bean salad prepared by our friend Chef Jonathan CollinsNaturally raised New Zealand “Cervena” seared venison short loin with sunchoke puree, spice poached rhubarb, cipollini onion tarte tatin and chocolate paint prepared by Hunt Club Executive Chef Alan James.  Traditional antipasto display with beef braciole prepared by Jacqui Shantz of Blackfriar Bistro and CatererChurasco of Norpac’s Ontario prime beef rib eye, purple potato, Chilean “Pebre” cilantro sauce, morel jus and Cabernet beurre rouge prepared by Tim D’Souza, Excutive Chef at the Idlewyld InnBC spring salmon and wild leek terrine, pickled spruce tips, smoked morels, leek top emulsion prepared by Kristian Crossen, Excutive Chef at Braise Food & Wine and so much more.  Lastly the night wouldn’t perfect without a stop by Nicole Arroyos’ table of deccadent desserts from Auberge du Petit Prince.

I can’t forget to mention what an honour it was to meet Canada’s first Master Sommelier, John Szabo.  Very warm and welcoming even to an amateur wino like me.  In a situation like this he could have easily been pretentious like some wines.  I have to admit though, I was quite envious watching him taste the wines during the very secretive closed door Pre-Event.

As I said before, it is easy to forget why you’re at this event but one must not.  The funds raised at the events arranged by the London Health Sciences Foundation for the hospital are so important to continue their fight against cancer.  Everyone of us has been touched by cancer whether personally, with a family member or friend and it ‘s events like this that keep research moving forward.

There are many success stories that come form research in London and you can be assured the money is well needed and well spent.  We all know the great legacy that London has for medical research.

In the next month we will have more images and some great video footage to get your palate watering for next year.  Until then here are a few photos.


Trevor and Trish

Ps.  Whats your favourite wine?  Any recommendations?  I’m all about value wines under $18.00.  Check out the Argentinian wines!

Ps.  You can still support the London Health Sciences Foundation by buying your ticket for the Dream Lottery.  We bought ours today and hope to win.

The next big fun event will be the Country Classic Auction.  See you there November 5, 2011.

Great Nash Diamond Dash wrap up.

Monday, May 9th, 2011

The Great Nash Diamond Dash

Just under a month ago we had an amazing day covering the Great Nash Diamond Dash.  In the last blog post we highlighted the winners Brooke and Mitch with a video that concentrated on them along with pictures of the whole event.  Now we have the video ready that covers the whole event.

Are you in it?

Congratulation again to Mitch & Brooke!

Everyone else, enjoy the video and we will see you next year.

Trish and Trevor

$14,000 Diamond found in London.

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

The Great Nash Diamond Dash

Could Saturday, April 9th, 2011 have been a better day to get engaged?

Ask Brooke and she’ll say, “No!”.

After out-playing 299 other couples Brooke and Mitch scored highest in the challenges during the scavenger hunt put on by Nash Jewellers.

I have to say, Trish and I had so much fun Saturday running around downtown London.  Couples in Diamond Dash blue shirts were scurrying all over downtown London looking for answers to text message clues they would receive on their cell phones.  As we followed them around, to document the fun as the game unfolded, we found ourselves in the ballroom at the Delta Armouries, running around the statue in Victoria Park, drooling over the Rolexes and Lazare diamonds at Nash Jewellers, starring at paintings and graffiti for answers, watching participants fish pennies out of stockings at Libro, peering through the periscope at Novacks and enjoying an after game drink at Jim Bob Ray’s.  It was here we all gathered to find out who the winners were.

The excitement grew as the first three prizes were given away.  Great prizes from Novacks and Steam Whitsle.  Then the last three.  Diamond Earrings, a Diamond Pendant and the finally, the $14000.00 1 kt. Lazare diamond ring from Nash Jewellers.  The crowd was silent as they called the winners cell phone, instead of saying their name, and from the side of the stage there was the most excited scream as Brooke’s cell phone rang in her hand.

The next few minutes were a blur for us and I’m sure for Brooke and Mitch as before any one could finish cheering for the lucky winners, Mitch was down on one knee doing something I’m sure he never thought he would be doing that day in front of hundreds of people.  As the crowd calmed down Mitch quickly said the magical words, “Will you marry Me?”  with the most beautiful diamond ring in his hands.  Of course we all know Brooke said, “Yes” and the rest is history.

Thank you Colin Nash for including us in the coverage for this fun event.  We can’t wait for next year.

We interviewed a few of the 300 couples that attended during registration.  As luck had it, we interviewed Brooke and Mitch before the Dash started.  Here is a rough cut of their day.  The amazing thing about being a photographer is knowing that we have captured history in the making as a family starts.  Brooke and Mitch’s kids are going to love watching this.  How many kids can say they saw Dad propose to Mom and see their first kiss as an engaged couple.

Good luck in the future Brooke and Mitch.

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Colossal Contest comes to a Close.

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Ontario Wedding Photography Contest

I don’t know what you did last Friday night but I stayed up till 12:00am glued to facebook to see the outcome of the Trish Roberts Wedding Photography Colossal Contest.  Would there be a surge from behind to take over the leaders Deb and Jay?  They had a 100 vote lead over the closest contestant! Would a new twist develop?  Would I win Lotto Max and be very, very generous and pay for the weddings in the contest?  Here are the results.  I thought I would take a photo with my iphone just in case there was a flurry of votes during the last few minutes.

Well, as I sat there silently all alone (Trish had fallen asleep early putting the boys to bed and I didn’t win Lotto Max), 12:00 midnight passed pretty uneventful.  There were no bells and whistles here.  No screams. No Champagne corks popping.  But I’m sure for one lucky couple there were, maybe not literally, cheers of excitement and at the same time relief that that contest was over.

I’m very proud to announce that Deb and Jay, with 454 votes, have won the first ever Trish Roberts Wedding Photography Colossal Contest.

Aren’t they cute.

For two weeks Deb and her friends and family have been diligent at raising votes for them.  I have to mention Deb’s sister Sandy.  She was the person who told Deb about the contest and was her biggest supporter.  As I monitored the contest I couldn’t help but notice all the HOURLY posts on Sandy’s wall to help support her sister.  Great Job Sandy.  Then, as I mentioned in my last post, Deb got creative to to gain a huge lead.  They basically ran their own contest to boost votes.  She proclaimed on facebok that if she won she would donate $500 to her Brother-in-law Steve who rides in the MS Ride.  Well that’s all Steve needed to rally behind her and get all his supporters to support her.  Great idea Deb and if anyone is ever in a facebook contest (and there are more and more everyday it seems) this is a great strategy.  Network with a charity.  Everybody WINS.  (can’t help but think of Charlie Sheen right now as I write this. “WINNING”)
So now Deb has to donate $500.00.  And I’m sure Steve is more than willing to accept.  So our contest has created two winners.  Deb and Jay and National MS Society.  If you don’t know any one personally who raises money for MS Society, check out Steve’s website and make a donation to him.  He is on track to becoming one of the top earners.  Last year he raised $10,00.00 and this year he has set a goal of $11,000.00.
Bike MS - Bike to Create a World Free of MS
Well that wraps up this years contest.  Will we do it again?  You bet!  It was a great first contest and we learned a lot.
The next one will be even bigger and better.
I’d like to thank all that entered and our finalists.  It was a great experience and more than the above positive story have resulted.  Friendships have been formed and we’re looking forward to a wedding in the Caribbean.
For now, Deb and Jay have to claim their $3445.00. Which includes seven hours coverage from Trish, a second photographer and the edited images on disc.
We’re looking forward to your fall/winter wedding.
~Trish and Trevor

Colossal Contest takes a Curve. Either way the human spirit prevails.

Friday, March 11th, 2011

Ontario Wedding Photography Contest

So, today is the big day.  The last day of voting on our Facebook page for our four finalists in our Colossal Contest.  This is the first time we have run a contest like this and what an experience it has been.  Twists I never expected have come up along the way that reveal human nature.  Some not so nice and some that we are proud to be associated with. There are truly Colossal hearts out there!

So besides the usual issue of people accusing other people of generating fake accounts to boost VOTES/LIKES, which I’m still trying to figure out a way to control for the next contest, the contest has generated some truly great stories that I want to share with you.

Firstly, at the the bottom of this post are the contestants stories and pictures if you would like to read them.

What I am so impressed by is how some of the contestants didn’t let their number of facebook friends limit their votes.  Lets face it, it’s hard enough to get your friends to vote sometimes, so how do you get more votes?  Well two of our brides Traci and Deb got creative.  Traci has a friend who owns Doodlebug Candles and Soapworks in St. Thomas.  She started another facebook contest to raise votes and Traci added one of her CDs to the winning package to gain votes.  Nice!

Deb on the other hand has a family member with MS.  She added the incentive to her facebook friends that she would donate $500.00 to her family member who is one of the biggest fund raisers for the MS Society.

…”It’s the last couple days of voting, … Let’s keep it classy by voting at Trish Roberts Wedding Photography | London & Toronto, and “like” the site, then go to notes (left side) and find our profile and “like” it to vote. Feel free to push any of your friends to vote too! It all counts!  If I actually win this, I will be donating $500 to the MS Bike ride if that helps inspire you!”

Not only does he live with MS but he rides in the MS ride every year and his goal this year is to raise $11,000.00 USD. If she wins the MS society wins and we will be sure to make sure she does her donation.  We can always hold her wedding photos as ransom.  All her friends have been diligently voting and putting it on their own facebook statuses.

But lets go back to Traci.  Contests like this can be tough when there is such a valuable prize up for grabs. Traci has had to deal with some of the not so nice parts of a public contest.  All which she has not brought on by her own actions. As a result she has changed the contest from her outlook.  This is no longer a contest about her but of contestants, Rebecca and Mike!

In her words on Monday March 7th …

“Shawn and I have noticed the past couple of days, that some people have been getting a little carried away by creating “fake” accounts in order to get ahead….and we have also noticed this happening on our list of voters too.  This is not how we want to win!  We’ve even had people go as far as to inbox us telling us that, based on what they read in our story, they feel that we could most certainly afford to buy our own wedding photography package so we should be backing out!  It’s amazing how people just “assume” you are rich based on what you do for a living or based on where you’ve vacationed.  This contest started out as a wonderful way to win a fabulous prize…a $3445.00 wedding photography package!  What bride and groom wouldn’t be thrilled to win that, especially when it’s being awarded by such a wonderful photographer!  Shawn and I know first hand, how expensive planning a wedding can be….and wedding photography, along with catering, are usually your two biggest expenses!  So yes, winning this prize, would ease some of that financial burden for any couple who should win this!

But, like I said, the fun has been taken out of this contest when people begin to not play fair.  Last night we looked at the whole picture…..and one couple out of us all stood out!  And that is Rebecca and Mike.….one couple who probably don’t have as many friends as the rest of us do, but have a heartwarming story that charmed us.  They also have small children…which spells out they have a life….something that we feel we kind of lost getting wrapped up in this contest. Shawn and I, along with Shawn’s daughter Justine took the time to vote for them last night!  With that being said, because we feel the voting situation has gotten out of hand….should we end up being the winner….we would like to donate the prize to Rebecca & Mike.  In our hearts, they are the true winners because they aren’t out there like the rest of us harassing our friends and creating fake accounts to get ahead……..they are out there to try and win their votes based on their wonderful story and their love for each other.  That is what winning is all bout!”

we are just doing what feels right in our hearts and if it helps make a dream come true for the unsuspecting couple we have chosen to help, then that right there is the best prize we could ever ask for! ♥

…we hope you will all take this into consideration and do your part to help make “Our Wish” come true for Rebecca & Mike! “

We of course are impartial and leave it in your hands.  Either way the good in humanity has prevailed as I suspect one of these couples will win tonight at 12:00 midnight.

We are very proud that more has come out of this contest than was planned.

Good luck, Trish and Trevor   sniff sniff

Again, here are the contestants stories.  Get out there and vote! You can click on their names and it will take you right to their story to vote.

Traci and Shawn

The say true love comes around when you least expect it and I must say, no phrase has ever proven to be more true!  Shawn and I knew from the moment we laid eyes on each other, that we were destined to spend the rest of our lives together!

Neither one us were looking as we’d both been hurt deeply by past relationships, however, on December 12, 2009, we met through a mutual friend when Shawn decided to “help out” at one of my gigs!  Instantly, I couldn’t help but be drawn into his deep brown eyes and I found myself babbling on and on…about stuff I don’t even remember except it made him laugh and smile…lol!  As fate would have it….we “connected”!!

Our first official date took place ten days later on December 22nd at the historic CASO Station….the Olympic Torch was passing through and making a stop in my hometown of St. Thomas that day, and we decided what better way to witness history in the making than to go together and join in on the community festivities!  Right from the get-go, everything about Shawn felt “perfect”!  He fit right in with my family and friends like he’d always been there and with each passing day, I found myself falling deeper and deeper in love with him!  In fact, just the mere mention of his name would make me light up like a Christmas tree (and still does to this day)!!

On October 2nd, 2010, we took our first vacation together as a couple…..a one week cruise of the Hawaiian islands….all I can say is….WOW!!!  Little did I know, the love of my life had a little surprise up his sleeve!  Our first night on board, Shawn and I took a little walk around the ship and found a quiet little spot on one of the upper decks to take in the breathtaking view as our ship set sail.  Pulling me in close and whispering loving words back and forth to each other, Shawn all of a sudden dropped to one knee!! With my heart pounding and tears instantly welling up in my eyes, my breath was taken away as he slipped the most beautiful engagement ring I’d ever seen on my finger….to which all I could muster out of my mouth was “HOLY CRAP!!!”!!!!  LOL!!!!   Needless to say, I did find the word “YES” in my vocabulary…haha!!  Giddy with excitement, we couldn’t wait to share the wonderful news with everyone back home….Thank GOD for Facebook…LOL!!

Now, the fun of planning a wedding had begun and a date needed to be set!  Upon digging through my purse, I came across a little coin souvenier from our Olympic Torch date (it had a date on it plus a picture of the CASO Station) and instantly we knew exactly when and where it had to all take place!  We have chosen December 22nd, 2011, to commemorate that special moment in our lives…PLUS…as fate would have it, that date has an even more special meaning behind it!  It just so happens, my parents were married on that exact same day and if my dad were still alive, they would have celebrated 60 beautiful years together on our wedding day!  We truly feel blessed to soon be able to share that special date with my mom and we know that my dad will definitely be watching over us as we pledge our love to each other!  Now like I said earlier, the coin also hinted as to where we should get married….the CASO Railway Station!  This beautiful piece of hometown history is going to set the stage for both our wedding AND reception and with the help of our chosen wedding decorator, it will be transformed into a winter wonderland with our colour scheme being silver, white and blue!

With our date and venue in place, it was time to find the dress of my dreams…and find it, I DID!!   As soon as I looked in the mirror, I knew it was the one….and I couldn’t help but wish that December 22nd was the next day…lol!  Believe me when I say, my friends can attest to the fact that I LOVE MY DRESS because I’m sure they can’t get enough of me saying it over and over and over…haha!

We pretty much have everything else figured out for our wedding but the one thing that is most important that we don’t have booked yet, is THE PHOTOGRAPHER!!   I must say I was very excited when I received an inbox message on Facebook stating that Trish Roberts was holding a contest to award one lucky couple an incredible wedding photography package!  I have been a big fan of Trish’s talent as a photographer for about five years now when friends in the music industry recommended her… fact I’m proud to say that my CD cover was taken by her!  Trish isn’t just a photographer….she creates works of art and brings out the best in everyone, including pets!  Shawn and I would be truly honoured to win this package….because we know that Trish will capture the magic and every emotion…..creating an incredible memory of our special day to be enjoyed and treasured for many years to come!

Traci & Shawn

Deb and Jay

While we don’t have a date picked yet for our wedding, we are hoping it will be this fall….we move quick when we are determined!  So far what we have envisioned is having the wedding outside, possibly at Castle Kilbride in Baden.  Our reception will be at the Waterloo Region Police Association nearby.  We will each have 6 people in our wedding party.  It will have over 100 people in attendance….lots of police officers and paramedics as those are our professions.  This wedding will be the culmination of a love story that started 2.5 years ago.  My fiance Jay is a police officer, and I am a paramedic for the same region.  My  best friend is married to a police officer who is friends with Jay, and they decided to set us up.  On Aug 2, 2008, it was a beautiful day.  We both attended a BBQ, and later that evening, everybody went into a hot tub.  Suddenly everyone disappeared, leaving us alone to learn more about each other, and watching for shooting stars.  We have been together ever since.  Who ever thought a “blind date” would work so well?!  Jay also has a little 5 yr old daughter, who I’m so blessed to have in my life.  She is excited to be a “junior bride”, and have her Daddy walk her down the aisle.  We can’t wait for our future together, and we both truly know how lucky we are to have found each other.  Our wedding will be special because it is something we have both been waiting for for a long time.  We have had to undergo a long legal battle to try to gain custody of his daughter, and the end is finally near.  We can’t wait!

I would love to have Trish for a wedding photographer!  We have both gone through the pictures on facebook, and love her ability to capture the emotion of the moment.  That is what is most important to me, as there will be a lot of emotion on our wedding day!  I also love her use of natural light, her ability to make colours pop, and her use of nature as a backdrop.  Her angles of the pics are also great as they make it visually more interesting.  Her pics are beautiful!

Please consider us for the winner!  You truly wouldn’t be disappointed with the love and the fun that our wedding promises!  It would definitely be the icing on the cake, after the long, difficult year we have had to get to this point.

Thank you!

Deb Walsh

Rebecca and Mike

“You’ve got mail!”  I sighed in frustration as I slumped behind by laptop after a long and exhausting day at work.  I had just started a new job working as a security guard and the long shifts were killing me and left little time for any sort of a dating life.  Whoever invented online dating certainly had never tried it.  I almost dreaded reading the days messages. I started to pour through the endless sea of tireless pick up lines. “Nope, nope, nope…..oh absolutely no!  I was just about to give up for the night when a message caught my eye.  It was titled “Your profile made me smile”  Could this be?  Did someone actually read the profile that I spent hours foolishly writing?  I had to read it to believe it.  Sure enough someone had actually read it and appreciated my quirky sense of humor.  His message was sweet and honest, something that I found to be rare in the online world.  I was intrigued.  We had so much in common right down to our professions!  I mean what were the odds of finding someone who worked in corporate physical security?!?  His profile picture was a teeny tiny picture of a man crouched beside a dog.  I blew it  up as big as I could trying to get a glimpse of this mystery man, but the bigger I made it the worse it got.  I had no choice but to respond.  A few emails went back and forth and a blind date was set.

The next few days at work flew by.  I was so preoccupied with my “mystery date” that my security duties slacked a little.  As I sat behind my computer chatting with another guard about my impending date, I completely missed the fact that someone had walked into my building and approached my desk.  I looked up startled to see a man starring back at me with a disapproving look on his face.  He introduced himself to me as the security team lead and asked me if I was aware of the currant “no sitting” policy and that I was to be standing.  I sheepishly apologized and stood to my feet.  Awesome first impression I had just made. To make matters worse…..he was amazingly good looking!!  Shame on me for checking out my boss!   As the clock hit 5 I packed up and raced home.  I couldn’t wait to get ready!

We had agreed to meet at a local coffee shop for drinks and a quiet place to get to know each other.  I made sure I arrived 15 minutes early to get my seat.  I scanned the faces of all the men who came through the door.  Waiting for one who resembled the little picture.  At 8 o’clock on the dot the door opened and in he walked.  It took a second for me to realize who was standing in front of me.  The shocked look on his face lead me to believe that I was not the only one who realized…..he was my boss!!  He looked around the room as if to see if there was someone else waiting for him, and if this was just a coincidence.  Slowly he sat down in the chair across from me and we sat in awkward silence.  “Is this a bad idea?”  I finally spoke up.   “Well….” he stammered.  “I’ve had coffee with employees before.”  A reassuring smile spread across his face.  “I’m Mike” he smiled…..but I’m guessing you already know that.”  We both broke out in laughter.  Before we knew it they were shutting down the coffee house around us.  It was one of those nights that you never want to end.  We talked about anything and everything and have been inseparable ever since.

Only a month after we met Mike told me that beyond a shadow of a doubt he knew we were going to get married. A few weeks later we found out I was pregnant!  We decided to wait until after the baby was born to get married so he could be a part of it.  I have three children from a previous marriage who love Mike to death, and together we have such a perfect family.

One day while I was laying in bed I heard my daughter call for me.  I walked into her room and she popped out from behind her bed and handed me a rose “family is love”  she smiled.  Then I heard my youngest sons muffled voice call me from his room.  He popped up from under his covers handed me a rose and grinned “family is AWESOME!!” My eldest son jumped out of his closet “family is fun!”  My eyes started to tear up as he whispered to me to go downstairs.  As I rounded the corner to the living room I saw Mike down on one knee with a bouquet of Calla Lilies in one hand and the most beautiful ring I had ever seen in the other.  The rest is a blur.  I’m pretty sure I said “YES!!”

We have since welcomed little Isaiah into our lives and our family.  We couldn’t be happier.  What better way to celebrate a fairytale romance than with a fairytale wedding.  We are to be married in November in Negril Jamaica.  Surrounded by our closest friends and family and our newest addition little Isaiah.  We are expecting about 30 people though there is still much planning to be done.  White sand beaches, beautiful waterfalls, and sunsets over the ocean.  Everywhere you look it’s picture perfect.

We are looking to bring a photographer with us to capture this special moment and can’t think of anyone we would rather have with us than Trish.  She has shared our most special moments with us.  She did an amazing job photographing our pregnancy and newborn pictures of Isaiah. Trish has such an amazing gift.   Her discerning and artistic eye captures life like I have never seen.  We have had endless compliments on all her pictures and it would really be a dream come true to be able to bring her to Jamaica with us to share this special day.

Mike and Becky

This is our story…

Im from Calgary so we met out there because he moved out there for a few years, like everyone seems to do at one point in there lives. The story of how we met is not very exciting and i wish it was a little cooler but here it is, i was working in construction for a little while so i got into the hang of going for beers with everyone on fridays and there was one group of people i was hanging out with a little more than usual and my fiance just happened to be the nephew of one of them so we hung out as a group a few times and then finally he asked me if i wanted to do somthing with just him so we spent the day doing some shopping and then went for dinner and a movie and had such a great time without all the other guys that we decided we were going to do things just the two of us more often and before we knew it we moved in with eachother and i got out of the construction business and started to settle down with my sweetheart. Its been 4 years now :)

Our engagement, we went to Niagara Falls for New Years with a couple friends and it was in the back of my mind that he might ask me but because we were with other people i figured he wouldnt want to do it so i wasnt thinking anything of it. Then at midnight we went our seperate ways and he got down on one knee while the fireworks were going off and said i want to spend every new years for the rest of my life with u like this, in front of the bridal falls and everything it was soo exciting and surprising that i didnt know what to do but hold onto him and say yes.

Our wedding plans, well we have decided to do it in Ontario even though all of my family is in Alberta because his family has alot of babies in the family here right now that we dont want to make travel that far, plus we both love the beach and we decided if we do the wedding on the beach were doing the honeymoon in the mountains so were hoping to go to whistler. Weve picked June 2012 for our wedding because we want to do the stag and doe on May long weekend 2012, we need to leave a good amount of time between the engagment and the wedding because of how many people we have coming from Alberta and they all need to save money to get here. We’re thinking June 23rd 2012 but nothing in stone yet because we just started planning. My fiance grew up in Port Burwell, Ontario so we want to do the wedding on the beach there and then everyone can camp out in the campground there and there’s a hall available incase of bad weather. I want to have balloons as my center peices instead of flowers because there cheaper and they dont get in the way in the middle of the table, for the main table im doing some flowers for center pieces for the wedding party to take home. Our colors are Navy blue and black becasue my fiance wants to wear his family kilt and those are his family colors. I want to keep it pretty simple were going to have about 100 guests. Our band is going to be a couple friends that we know and we love there music and then were also going to have a backup dj for when they want a break. We having my fiance’s papa play the violin for us while we walk down the isle. My fiance’s little brother and sister are going to be our jr. groomesman and jr. bridesmaid and his other little brother as our ring bearer and his neice as our flower girl. Our wedding is going to special because we are the first from our generation on both my side and his side to get married so everyone is really excited and we having it the same month as both of our grandparents will be celebrating there 50th Anniversaries. The nice unique thing that were going to do is let butterflies fly free when we say our i do’s and when the sun goes down were going to light off fireworks so everyone from the area knows were celebrating and they can stop and enjoy whereever they are, also were going to make c.d’s of all our favorite songs and most played songs at the wedding for everyone to take home so when they listen to it they think of how much fun everything was. Were not booking any limo’s because we are going to ride in and out with everyone on our motorcycles.

What i love about Trish Photography is that u guys take great action pictures and your really good at taking pictures that are in the moment and no one seems to notice that your there. I love personal pictures in different locations like running through the water and laying in fields. I just really think you guys are more personal than some photographers and it shows that you guys care in your photos.

I cant think of anything else to tell you right now but i hope this is all good enough and thanks for taking the time to read our story, ill be crossing my fingers.

Thanks again, Stacey :)

The Trish Roberts Wedding Photography Colossal Contest

Friday, February 11th, 2011


How to enter:

1. First you must “like” the “Trish Roberts Wedding Photography | London & Toronto” fan page on facebook. Easy to search for in your facebook search bar.

2. Submit a photo of you and your Fiancé with a description of your wedding with all the details (we LOVE details) the more the better.  What makes your wedding special, location, other services you have or are booking, how many people and more importantly the story on how you two met?

Also include, what is it about Trish Roberts Photography that you love and why you want Trish for your wedding.

Email your entry to

3. Lastly, put “I want to win the “Trish Roberts Wedding Photography wedding photography give away.” As your facebook status.  You MUST tag “Trish Roberts Wedding Photography | London & Toronto” in your status.  Tagging is simply done by putting the “@” symbol right before Trish Roberts Wedding Photography.  A drop down list will appear so you can pick “Trish Roberts Wedding Photography | London & Toronto”.  If you have done this correctly  “Trish Roberts Wedding Photography | London & Toronto” will be highlighted in blue. In your status before you hit the share button.

You also may want to take the extra initiative and explore our blog and leave comments on the weddings to increase your chances.  wink, wink.  We love comments.

4.Entries can be submitted from Feb. 11 till Feb. 28. We will then select 3 finalists that will be featured on our Blog and facebook page for all to vote on. Voting will take place between March 1 and March 11 with the winner being announced on the 14th.

Entrants will have to answer a skill testing question.

Good Luck  we look forward to seeing your entries.


-Cannot have already booked Trish Roberts Wedding photography for your wedding.

-Cannot be booked with another photographer.  (We respect other Photographers relationships with their clients)

-Submissions must be from Southern Ontario; Windsor to Toronto.  (But if you do choose to enter an amazing Muskoka wedding, we do have a cottage there or a destination wedding (we’re experienced with those) we might just consider it 😉 )

-Cannot be a date we are booked for already.

-Entries can be submitted from Feb. 11 till Feb. 28. We will then select 3 finalists that will be featured on our Blog and facebook page for all to vote on. Voting will take place between March 1 and March 11 with the winner being announced on March 14th.

-You must be getting married in 2011 or 2012.

-Only one vote per person – and voting will take place on our Facebook page. I will do a separate post for each finalist, and you and your family and friends, and other guests on my page just need to write the word “vote” under your entry. Of course to vote they will have to like the page first.

-The wedding package being given away is for 7 hours coverage and the edited digital files on disc. Trish Roberts and her 12 years of wedding photography experience will be the photographer along with a second photographer.

-You must be willing to let us show your picture, and share your story, on both our blog and our facebook page.

Hula Hoops, Lemons & Smiles in one of our favourite weddings.

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Elm Hurst Inn Wedding Photography

Yellow is the colour of happiness.  It’s also Ashley’s favourite accent colour for her wedding and you may remember the yellow in her engagement session.  Ashley has an infectious smile and a heart of gold that both shine in her photos.  She is blessed to be totally surrounded with family and friends who mirror her enthusiasm for life.   Geoff is a gentle soul who looks at Ashley with such admiration and passion.  July 17th was a day truly filled with love, absolute happiness and genuine laughter! By the end of the day, their friends felt like my own – their family felt like my own.  THIS is the reason why I LOVE photography!!!

Ashley’s favourite moment:

“We have lots of favourite moments from July 17th and luckily we have lots of great photos to remember all of them! Definitely finally seeing each other while walking down the aisle was amazing. Even Geoff agrees and he was pretty warm. I think our other favourite moment was our bridal party dance! Our bridal party worked so hard the week before to learn and perfect the dance and it turned out way better than we could have ever imagined! Our bridal party had fun, we had a blast, and our guests were so surprised! We will never forget that moment!

Funny stories:

Again there were so many different moments that were funny but we laughed the most watching people TRYING to hula hoop, so many people are bad at hula hooping! To get Geoff and I to kiss  during dinner our guests had to come to the front and get the hula hoop around their waste 3 times without it dropping! Watching 3 of my uncles get in one hulahoop and run around in a circle 3 times was definitely interesting to watch. Then my mom came up and started making bets, even though she hadn’t hula hooped in years and YEARS, and when she actually did it we were all shocked and laughing so hard that she actually did it – best part is that Trish got a picture of this moment and to see everyone’s facial expressions is great!

Looking back we are SOOO happy with all of our pictures! The candid ones are beyond amazing! But the posed pictures are what I’m writing about. Everyone who sees our pictures are shocked that we went to a storage garage and that the pictures are so fantastic. And then when I tell them that the pictures with the blue background are in front of the Ingersoll arena they are blown away! We told Trish we liked the pics with a colour in the background and she made it happen! So happy we spent that little bit more! Trish is so worth it!

Another thing that made me sooo happy we went with you guys was when I saw Trish at the hospital a few weeks ago, and she was there to take photos of 2 palliative kids. When I met you guys you were both obviously awesome and I was excited to work with you. And throughout the whole wedding experience I was pleased with everything. But then when I found out that Trish gives her time to give these suffering families a beautiful portrait of their child, I was amazed (Trish belongs to an organization called Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep). What a beautiful gift to give to someone. It made me so happy that I chose a photographer that is so generous and uses her gifts to help others. Giving back is SOOO important to me and I can’t explain how happy I am that I chose a photographer that does this. I know I’m rambling but I have been thinking about this for weeks and I just thought I should share.

That’s all! I can’t wait until we have a reason to come back and have more pictures taken. Unfortunately it won’t be for a few years, but I’m still so excited!”

Ashley, thank you for such kind words.  You, Geoff and your family were so warm and inviting.  We can’t wait to see you in a few years with your own Baby Bump. Of course maybe Chelsey could get married before then so we can spend another incredible day with your family (hint, hint).  I love how all this started with a family portrait to see if we could do a good enough job.

Best Wishes,


Interested in the details?  We asked Ashley…

Dress: Maggie Sottero
Dress Shop: Taylor’s Bridal Boutique in Elmira
Tuxes: Bud Gowan Formal Wear
Florist: Nicole at Hurley’s Independent Grocer, Ingersoll
Cake: Dee-Lights Bakery & fine foods, Woodstock
Limo: Black Ty
Reception and Caterering: Elm Hurst Inn
Officiant: Jane VanPatter from St David’s United Church, Woodstock
Invitation designer: Me and my mom! Ordered invitation pieces from Used beautiful engagement picture which was included in our wedding package :) and printed everything at Woodstock Print and Litho
Make up: Melissa (hahah that’s all I  know, she worked at Mac Makeup and one of my bridesmaids knew her)
Hair: My hair: my sister! Chelsey (Main Attraction)! The Bridesmaids’ hair: Elissa eckert elliott (Spalutions) and Samantha Vanderwoude
DJ: Ben Lampkin

Like what you see?  Please feel free to leave a comment below, forward to a friend getting married, contact us for your wedding or just say Hi!

Red for LOVE, Red for PASSION…red rubber boots at this Craigowan GCC Wedding

Friday, February 4th, 2011

Woodstock Wedding Photography | Craigowan Golf & Country Club

Last time you saw Rebekah and Erin they were at the Ingersoll Golf and Country Club doing their engagement session.  This time they’re at another golf course in Woodstock at Craigowan for their incredible fall wedding.  And what a great time it was.

Details, details, details.  We love them.  They are the little touches that make a wedding unique and special to the people involved. Check out the invitation.  They had a friend who is a designer (listed below) design a custom monogram for their wedding.  I love it and it is now their own to use for the rest of their lives.  Very cool.

You will notice fun red accents through out the wedding.  Rebekah loves red.  Not only did she have red shoes but she was well prepared for a fall wedding and had red rubber boots for her and her girls too.  If that doesn’t add fun to a party I don’t know what does.

Craigowan Golf and Country Club in the fall is beautiful.  Lush greens, and a vine covered stone foundation that we love to use during wedding portraits.

Beyond all the great details Rebekah and Erin made one big decision to go against tradition and see each other before the ceremony to do wedding portraits.  Of course we did an official reveal so we could catch all the emotions that come with seeing your partner for the first time on your wedding day.  I remember when Rebekah and Erin came in for their viewing after the wedding.  Rebekah said that she didn’t cry at their wedding but would probably cry when we she saw the photos.  Well, what a great surprise we gave her when she saw in the photos that she did actually cry at the reveal.  I’ll let her talk about that in her words….

“Our favourite memory of the entire day was when we first saw each other!  To take advantage of outdoor pics and a later afternoon ceremony we ended up doing pictures before the wedding.  Any worries we had about seeing each other before the actual ceremony were quickly forgotten when the moment arrived.  Trish set it up so Erin had his back to the girls as we walked across the grass and our reactions to seeing each other when he turned around was something neither of us will forget!”

A moment like that really emphasizes the importance of having a good photographer that captures all the important moments.  The photos we captured will remind her for the rest of her life that moment in time when they first saw each other as husband and wife and the immense emotions that were produced.

One more event that night wont be forgot…”My sister is very afraid of spiders…  In her Maid of Honour speech she even thanked me saving her so many times in our 33 years together.  At one point between dinner and speeches she happened to glance down on her arm to see the biggest spider we have ever seen!  This may  have been the first (and only) time she didn’t scream loud enough for the whole town to hear.  The spider was trapped in a Vitamin Water bottle to pose for a picture and then we let it go outside.”

We got a picture of the spider too!

Rebekah, you were absolutely stunning on you wedding day.  We had such a great time with you and your family and friends.  Love the red.  I wonder if all our red cabinetry at the entrance of our studio subconsciously made your decision to book us?

We wish you all the best in your life together.


If you would like to know more about the details, I asked Rebekah…
Where did you buy your dress and the designer?  It’s a Maggie Sottero dress from Sophie’s in London
Tuxes?  Tip Top
Who was your florist?  Flowers, decorations and cake were all done by Patzee’s Floral Scapes
Reception site and food? Craigowan Golf & Country Club
Officiant?  Patty Lofgren from Kettle Creek Weddings
Invitation designer?  KOKET designs
Make up?  Ali Morton
Hair?  Nadia Palumbo
DJ? DJ CI (Craig Ingram)

We loved every single vendor we dealt with and are so happy to get some extra ‘advertising’ for them!

Celebrated with lights and sirens

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

I thought I would get this blog post up on our new wedding website before Amber became pregnant.  I guess I was wrong  😉

You may remember their colourful fall engagement session.  I even mentioned … “While talking to Amber and Tyler about their future family, you can’t help but see how excited they are to get married and start a family that I know is going to cherish many summers at their cottage too.”

Congratulations, we are excited for you and look forward to meeting her/him.

Ingersoll Wedding Photography | Amber and Tyler

Amber remembers some fond moments from the day..

“So many amazing memories from that day that it is hard to pick one! For sentimental memories, seeing Tyler and his reaction to seeing me for the first time was amazing, that feeling can’t even be put into words! My best friend serenading us to our first dance was awesome. Oh and when Dad heard Trish tell me to come down the stairs, he decided he wasn’t ready to see me yet and he bolted out the door. When he came back in, he was still avoiding looking at me, until I had to go over to him because I knew he couldn’t do it.
Our fun memories include the whole party! a couple specifically were when My cousins “ICE’d” us, and our family dance circle to my grandpa’s favourite song “Macho Man” by the village people!

My fondest memory of the day was when exiting the church, there parked out front, was a shiny red fire truck.  It was a surprise to me and for Amber and Tyler.  The Ingersoll fire department felt that since Tyler is a volunteer fireman that he and his new bride should be congratulated in style!

The two of you are so in love and I know you’re going to be great parents.  Your wedding was a beautiful celebration of your love for each other.


Want to know more about the details, I asked Amber…

Where did you buy your dress and the designer? I bought my dress at Nicholas & Elizabeth in London on Wellington and Dundas. The designer was Pronovias. I saw it the very first time I went to try on dresses and fell in love with it! I wasn’t ready to commit to it at first, but after dreaming about it and visiting it at the store several times, we (my Mom, sisters and I) knew that nothing else could compare!

Tuxes? Our tuxes were rented from Sew Stylish in Ingersoll, and they were so helpful in matching them to the bridesmaids dresses (which were made by Sherri Turner) and for our fathers tuxes to be matched to the mother’s dresses (which were both bought at sew stylish as well). The day of the wedding, my sister and Trish were helping the guys get put together, when they realized Tyler’s pocket swatch was missing. One phone call to sew stylish and they quickly came up with one and our amazing photographer went downtown to pick it up for us!

Who was your florist? Our florist was Floral Occasions in Ingersoll. Bonnie and her staff were so helpful! I was a very indecisive Bride who knew nothing about flowers. I should them our colour swatches and gave them creative freedom with it. The day of the wedding, I was so happy with my decision to not pick out my own flowers because they were stunning when they showed up at the house!

Cake? We decided to do cupcakes for our wedding and serve them for dessert. We used Razzle Dazzle Cupcakes in London and they were DELISH!

Limo? We used McClay’s limo in town, and they were more then accommodating for our needs.

Reception site? Colombo Club in Beachville. Decorated by Tulle Time in Tillsonburg

Officiant? Father Simard at Sacred Heart Church. The Church was very important/sentimental to us, my parents and grandparents on both sides of the family were married there! (not to mention Aunts and Uncles) and I have done all of my sacraments there.

Caterer? The wonderful ladies of the Colombo Club. They did an amazing job, the food was delish and our guests raved about it afterwards.

Invitation designer? We got our invitations from Sew Stylish as they were 50% off with the tux rentals

Make up? done by Laura Tonin at Roots to Ends

Hair? done by DJ Alexander at Roots to Ends. Roots to Ends was so accommodating to our wedding party, we had 8 girls, 2 mothers, 3 nieces, 2 grandmas and 2 aunts all there the morning of the wedding. We had a blast and felt right at home!

DJ? DJ Ben from town, he kept the party hopping with requests from guests of all ages and the dance floor was PACKED all night!

We honestly had the best time at our wedding. It was absolutely a perfect day. :)