Amanda&Joel | Niagara Engagement Photographer

I met Amanda and Joel for the first time at their engagement session (since they live out of town) and I have never laughed so much during a session. It’s clear to see that these two are made for each other!  When we arrived at Botanical Gardens it was down pouring. Luckily it stopped and we were able to dodge the rain – during the session at least.. Thanks again for saving me when my car wouldn’t start..in the rain..with full bladders. If it was any other client I had just met, I would never have sent the “Do you have booster cables?” text. But I feel like you two are long lost friends and I can’t wait to photograph your wedding!  

Rob&Melissa | Niagara Wedding Photographer

These high school sweethearts are getting married! Rob & Melissa started the session a little uncomfortable in front of the camera, but it made for some super adorable candid shots. It didn’t take them long to become pros – that’s one of the main reasons I include a complimentary engagement session with every wedding package. It gives us a chance to get to know each other before the big day and for the Bride & Groom to get comfortable in front of the camera.  These two are way too sweet. 
These two rocked their session!  I can’t wait to celebrate your love in September! 

Katelyn&Colin | Niagara Engagement Photographer

liz_czinege_niagara_hamilton_grimsby_engagement_wedding_photographer01 After 8 years of dating my good friends Katelyn and Colin are FINALLY engaged! I have been looking forward this session for a while now. I took these two (and Kali of course!) down to the quarry for their portrait session. Photographing friends can sometimes be difficult and that was definitely the case with these two – they didn’t want to be cuddly and romantic in their portraits (how do you capture engagement portraits without that?!) but I enjoyed the challenge!liz_czinege_niagara_hamilton_grimsby_engagement_wedding_photographer02 liz_czinege_niagara_hamilton_grimsby_engagement_wedding_photographer03Their fur baby, Kali, stole a show a few times during their session. liz_czinege_niagara_hamilton_grimsby_engagement_wedding_photographer04 I tricked them into a couple of cutesy-wootsy images though “I’m just going to take a shot of Kali with you guys blurry in the background. Just do whatever back there.”  heheheliz_czinege_niagara_hamilton_grimsby_engagement_wedding_photographer05 liz_czinege_niagara_hamilton_grimsby_engagement_wedding_photographer06During the session these two proposed to me – “Will you be our wedding photographer?” and gave me an adorable camera necklace (which I am wearing right now!). Of course I said YES! and I can’t wait to capture what I know will be a beautiful wedding. The necklace and proposal was such a nice gesture. Sometimes choosing between photographer, guest or bridesmaid can be difficult when your friend is a photographer, I am completely honoured and so happy that I didn’t have to be the one to make that decision!liz_czinege_niagara_hamilton_grimsby_engagement_wedding_photographer07 Love this laughing one! liz_czinege_niagara_hamilton_grimsby_engagement_wedding_photographer08 Katelyn, you are too gorgeous! liz_czinege_niagara_hamilton_grimsby_engagement_wedding_photographer09 Completely unposed moments are my absolute favourite!! This image is 100% “Katelyn and Colin”.liz_czinege_niagara_hamilton_grimsby_engagement_wedding_photographer10 liz_czinege_niagara_hamilton_grimsby_engagement_wedding_photographer11WAY north or over in Manitoba, wherever you two wed, I’ll be there with a smile on my face and a tear in my eye. So happy for you two and your fur babies!

Danielle&Dylan|Niagara Engagement Photographer

liz_czinege_niagara_hamilton_engagement_wedding_photographer005When you plan a winter portrait session this is exactly what you dream of. Driving to this little nook it was snowing and blowing so bad we almost had to turn back but as soon as we turned down the Firelane the wind stopped and the snow was falling perfectly – you know the snow I’m talking about – the sun even came out long enough to snap a few photographs.  Ah, just perfect. A photographers dream.
liz_czinege_niagara_hamilton_engagement_wedding_photographer001These two are good friends of mine and I can’t wait to be a part of their September wedding – but this time on the other side of the camera! – such a nice treat being able to put down my camera and truly be present.

I love spontaneous moments like this. One of my favourite images from the session. They’re so great together. liz_czinege_niagara_hamilton_engagement_wedding_photographer002liz_czinege_niagara_hamilton_engagement_wedding_photographer006 liz_czinege_niagara_hamilton_engagement_wedding_photographer2I’m so happy for you two! September can’t come soon enough. xoxoxliz_czinege_niagara_hamilton_engagement_wedding_photographer004

Dan&Danielle | Niagara Engagement Photographer

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Meet Dan and Danielle (Yes, yes, they know! Daniel and Danielle. Ha Ha.) Or as I affectionately like to call them, Dan² (Dan-Squared).

Danielle and Dan met exactly two years before their engagement session. Dan was born in Poland. He speaks Polish and plays the accordion – an instant hit with Danielle’s mom. Not to mention he is caring, funny and cleans up after himself, everything you want in a man. (Plus.. wait until you see the ring!) Danielle could not have found anyone more perfect for her. The more time I spend with them, the more I see how perfect they are for each other.

liz_czinege_photography_niagara_hamilton_engagement_wedding01 liz_czinege_photography_niagara_hamilton_engagement_wedding03liz_czinege_photography_niagara_hamilton_engagement_wedding04 I normally don’t share this many images, but I just couldn’t help myself. liz_czinege_photography_niagara_hamilton_engagement_wedding05 liz_czinege_photography_niagara_hamilton_engagement_wedding06 liz_czinege_photography_niagara_hamilton_engagement_wedding07Dan² started dating around the same time that I start dating Danielle’s brother (where’s my ring?!) I was honoured when they asked me to photograph their wedding and I’m so excited! I’ve gotten to know Dan² over the past few years, but over the last few months I’ve gotten to spend a lot more time with them. We get along really well, mostly because they get my sense of humour. I would be more than happy to one day add these two to my family. liz_czinege_photography_niagara_hamilton_engagement_wedding08liz_czinege_photography_niagara_hamilton_engagement_wedding09How beautiful are their babies going to be – I can’t wait to become an (almost) Aunt again!
liz_czinege_photography_niagara_hamilton_engagement_wedding10You’ll see these two again when I photograph their October wedding, it’s going to be a fun day! I honestly can not wait to see these two get married!

NEW Engagement & Wedding Website!

Last year I took down the Wedding & Engagement photography from my website, so I could bring the focus to my Newborn and Child photography. After doing so I kept receiving the same question “Do you photograph weddings?” I am still photographing weddings – and I love it! So after much consideration I decided to create a website solely for my Engagement & Wedding photography.

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This new website has the familiar, easy to navigate format as my original site, so looking though my portfolio is simple. I have also added my 2014 Pricing PDF to the website. This downloadable PDF has information on my packages, pricing and what to expect.

I’m looking forward to photographing my 2014 couples and I can’t wait meet the great couples that 2015 has in store!

Check out my new website here:
weddings.lizczinegephotography.ca

Tara&Seth | Niagara Engagement Photographer

Last Sunday I had the pleasure of photographing Tara and Seth in Stevensville.

These two have been together for three years. From the time I’ve spent with them I can tell that they are great together, and are wonderful parents to their massive furry baby! And although I’m sure Seth loathed me for making him pose in front of the camera, I love the way their portraits turned out.

liz czinege niagara hamilton engagement photographer_1 The photography gods have been on my side lately!  It had been cold and rainy all day but it stopped a few minutes before our session – and the sun even came out! While I was driving home it started to rain again, talk about luck!liz czinege niagara hamilton engagement photographer_3 liz czinege niagara hamilton engagement photographer_2 liz czinege niagara hamilton engagement photographer_4 liz czinege niagara hamilton engagement photographer_5 I’m so glad they decided to bring Cavot along! liz czinege niagara hamilton engagement photographer_7I can not wait to photograph their intimate backyard wedding next October.

Jessy&Kyle|Engaged

June 2012
While we were driving between locations Jessy told me about Kyle and herself. The story gave me goosebumps!

They met at curling when they were 15 years old. Jessy told me she knew right away that she liked him because “He was the first guy that I was every shy around, and I’m not a shy person!” A few months later Kyle asked Jessy to be his girlfriend in a game of hangman, love it!

The story of the proposal is always my favourite part of the engagement sessions.
Kyle had been waiting in Jessy’s dark bedroom for her to get home from work. Jessy’s brother was out of the house, and he’d snuck into their house and worked out his game plan. Finally his plan was in place; he’d thrown a sock in the entrance way and boxers on the stairs, along with various other items of clothing. He’d made a trail for Jessy to follow, up the stairs and into the bedroom where he was waiting on one knee. He heard the key turn in the door.

After a long day at work Jessy wanted nothing more then a hot bubble bath. She got home and started talking to her cats, in a way that any cat lover would talk to their “children”. But her loving talk quickly turned into anger when she found the clothes thrown away. She thought it was her cats that had gotten into the laundry and thrown the clothes around. She walked upstairs in the dark, not bothering to turn any lights on. When she went into her room and found a man in the dark she screamed and ran into the hallway. It took her a few minutes to realize that it was Kyle, at which point she screamed “He’s on one knee!” and the rest is history!

After their engagement they moved to Alberta but are coming back to the Niagara Region to get married. I can’t wait to photograph their wedding in October 2013!

Kerri&Ryan|Engaged

I met my best friend Carlie 17 years ago, growing up together I got to know her sister Kerri. She was like the sister I never had. I was so happy when I learnt that she got engaged to Ryan. When Kerri asked me to do her engagement photos and photograph her wedding in September I was so excited!

In May, we had the special opportunity to go beyond the gates of Point Abino and photograph on one of the estates, it is such a beautiful community. I love the photos that I captured of these two, they’re so in love!