Hi friend! We are Michael and Charlie. Our love story started over a decade ago, when we moved to England; Charlie from Canada, and Michael from Dubai. We travelled the world together while dating long distance across the Atlantic for a couple of years and finally planted our roots together in Ottawa, Canada.. But our favorite moments continue to be the small ones, the walks on the beach with our puppy, the hours spent cooking together, the bicycle rides by the river, the nights cuddling on the couch watching movies and the Sunday roasts.


We have a tiny black puppy with the biggest little personality named Parker, and a grey stray cat that can't hunt to save her life named Cleo. We got married a couple of years ago in the gorgeous Thousand Islands at our favourite venue in the world, the Ivy Lea Club. Our wedding was amazing and everything we could have dreamed of, surrounded by our favourite people in the world, saying I do in the sun by the water. Although it was the best day of our life, we cherish our marriage so much more than our wedding, and the good thing about it is that it will only get stronger and our love grow will stronger as time goes on. This is why although we LOVE pretty weddings, we believe in great marriages. We believe in true love that lasts a lifetime and marriages that go the distance, because we have lived across the sea from each other and are now stronger than ever! 

This is why we believe that epic love stories are made of a million small amazing moments.

Meet Michel & Charlie

Photographers, Travelers,
Kitchen Twirlers, lover of good food, Pet parents

WE LOVE

We have traveled the world together and love exploring new places, trying the local food and experiencing new cultures.

Traveling

Our favourite date night is a night in, cooking our favourite Sunday roast with amazing roasted potatoes, rosemary and Yorkshire pudding that we affectionally call Yorkies!

COOKING TOGETHER

We both grew up on the beach by the sea and can't get enough of it! 
This is why our number one criteria for a venue when we got married was for it to be by the water! We found the perfect venue in the Thousand Islands and would love to tell you all about it! 

THE SEA AND THE BEACH

Charlie grew up without grand-parents or family heirlooms. But a couple months before our wedding, her mother surprised her with her grand-mother's pearls that she had received on her wedding day by Charlie's great-grand-father. She was so honoured to wear them for our wedding. 

Charlie's grand mother's pearls

Charlie has loved photo albums since she was in high school. She used to fill them with photographs and spent hours showing anyone visiting the house. She still takes great pleasure in creating beautiful albums of our life and creating timeless heirloom albums for our couples. 

Photo books and albums

We have a large garden and we LOVE to entertain and BBQ in the summer. We aim to have freshly cuts flowers from our garden in the house throughout the season!

GARDEN PARTIES & BBQS

We adopted Parker over three years ago from a family who could not keep her. She is an 11 pound black Schnoodle. She has the biggest little personality and is an instant hit with our friends and clients who visit. 

PARKY THE PUPPY

Michael grew up in Dubai and loves Ottawa's long summer days. Charlie grew up in Eastern Quebec where summer is three months shorter than in Ottawa. We LOVE summer, but find it WAY too short, even in Ottawa!

SUMMER

We love ice cream and banana split. One of our favourite treats in the summer is to go share a banana split at Dairy Queen. Our favourites? 
Hot fudge, strawberry, hot fudge! 
The hot fudge is where it's at!

ICE CREAM & BANANA SPLIT

Charlie collected post cards growing up and when we moved to England, she would send regular post cards and hand written letter updates to her friends and family in Canada. We also used post cards and our wedding guest book!

Snail mail & post cards

Yumm gummies! We love to go to bulk barn and buy all the gummies. Charlie's favourites are the big foot and Michael likes the gummy bears! 
Then we spend a few days eating #allthegummies!

Gummies

We believe...

We believe that epic love stories are made of a million of small amazing moments, the dancing and twirling in the kitchen, the “I got you coffee in the morning” and the cuddles on the couch watching our favourite shows. We believe in garden parties and low-key evenings with friends. We believe in lazy summer days by the water. We believe in seaside and garden weddings. We believe in happy puppies and giggles. 

We believe in timeless imagery and the power of printed photographs that are passed down for generations. We believe that children that see and feel their parents’ love printed on their wall will value and seek great love stories. We believe in marrying your best friend and happy couples in love. We believe in spending as much time with your soon to be husband on your wedding day and for that reason we believe in the power and amazingness of the first look. We believe that family comes first. We believe that every story is worth telling.

Although we LOVE pretty weddings, we believe in great marriages.
We believe in true love that lasts a lifetime and marriages that go the distance.

We believe in road trips and village exploring, and that travel nourishes your soul. We believe in exploring new cultures and traditions, so that we can create our own family traditions and leave our own legacy behind to the next generations. This is why we believe in the importance of heirloom wedding albums that get past down generations, so that your legacy of love is shared when they are turning the pages and feel how much you always loved each other, inspiring your grandchildren to love genuinely.

We believe that great light, genuine emotions and laughter in photographs
are so much more important than pretty backgrounds. 

Traveling Barnett

We have been incredibly lucky to travel the wold together and apart. Here are some of the locations we have been lucky enough to visit! 
#travelingbarnett

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We HAve Traveled to

British Columbia

Cuba

California

NB, NS, PEI

NYC,
Washington DC

Florida

Dominican Republic

Ireland

Scotland

England

France

Germany

Switzerland

Turkey

Dubai

Iran

Oman

Hong Kong

China

Maine, Vermont

Serbia

Jordan

Egypt

Qatar

Italy

Netherlands

Texas

Washington

Michigan

ON, QC

We HAve Traveled to

Canada
US
Cuba
Dominican Republic

Dubai
Qatar
Iran
Oman
Jordan
Egypt

China
Hong Kong

England
Scotland
Ireland
France
Germany
Italy
Netherlands
Switzerland
Turkey
Serbia



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On our Bucket List

Iceland

Thailand

New Zealand

Greece

Morocco

Norway

Indonesia

Hawaii

Tibet

Mexico

Peru

Costa
Rica

Aruba

Barbados

St Lucia

Colorado

Arizona

Maldives

Madagascar

Japan

Alaska

Sri Lanka

Iceland
Norway
Greece
Morocco
Madagascar

Alaska
Arizona
Colorado
Hawaii
Mexico
Aruba
St Lucia
Barbados
Costa Rica
Peru

Indonesia
Thailand
Maldives
Sri Lanka
Japan
Tibet

New Zealand

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