January 2, 2015

123This is a goal I’ve been working on for some time. I feel like I made some really big  progress over the summer with my wardrobe capsule. Getting rid over 2/3 of your clothes really teaches you a lot about yourself. About your spending habits. It’s a hard pill to swallow! My winter wardrobe capsule is even more refined. I’ll update that here soon. Soon my need for organization started spilling over to other areas of my house. My books, my papers, my kitchen and so on. I recently read the book The Life-Changeing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Maria Kondo. And life changing it is! I finally had the missing piece to my cluttered puzzle. The piece that I knew right away was going to keep me from getting into that mess again! I highly recommend you read it for yourself and follow her method.

About a week before New Years I started reflecting on my year. What was good about it? What was bad about it? What can I learn from it? What can I be grateful for? What do I want for myself in 2015. More and I more I am becoming accepting of myself. Instead of trying to be an extrovert when I a so clearly an introvert I am embracing! Embracing my need for less. Less things on the calendar, less money, less food, less clutter. In that quest for less I have discovered more of what I want. More quiet, more empty space, more time. So for 2015 my goal is simplicity, simplicity in everything I do, in everything I have, in everything I make. I will be adding lots of posts about this here. Mostly for myself, to keep motivated and to keep myself accountable. I hope you all have a beautiful 2015 with highs and low (because we need both!)

xo Sebrina

Adam contacted me only a few weeks ago asking if I was free on October 18th. He was a groomsman in a wedding we did in 2013. We were free and this would be our last wedding of 2014. And what a beautiful, intimate, relaxing wedding it was to end off a wonderful 2014! We had so many lovely weddings this year. I will be sharing my favourite pictures from each wedding in a blog post this week so stay tuned!

Fall Wardrobe Capsule

September 3, 2014

Happy September!! Even though it’s been over 30 degree’s Celsius every day this week I’ve got fall on the brain. Warm tea, sweaters, boots, apple picking. I love fall even though it’s bitter sweet because it means saying good bye to summer which truly is my favourite season!

I recently stumbled upon this blog on my quest for minimalism. We live in a small condo, I mean small. It’s just under 1600 square feet, with 3 bedrooms, 1 loft (we use as a bedroom) and 1 bathroom. Having a small space means using what little square feet you have wisely. And my closet is one of the biggest problems. I wouldn’t even say that I have that many clothes but I do have a lot that I don’t wear, I find myself morning after morning standing there like a hungry teenager staring into a full refrigerator wondering what to wear. The above blog is all about this lovely woman named Caroline who has created what she calls Wardrobe capsules. She pairs down to 37 pieces that work together. She wears these pieces exclusively for 3 months (each season). This is a minimalism challenge though so the goal is that once you put your capsule together you do not shop for three months!! Ouch!

So here is a bit of my fall capsule. I am pretty proud of myself. The only things I bought new for this were two pairs of shoes, the lacey kimono cardigan, the graphic tee, the american eagle ripped skinny jeans. Everything else was already in my closet.
First up is t-shirts and tank tops. Not pictured here is a plain white tee and a plain black tee, both in the laundry lol
Next is sweaters, cardigans and jackets. The striped top is a fav as is the new white kimono
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2014-09-03_0006Next is my bottoms. I have two maxi skirts, a pair of cargo pants, a pair of teal skinny jeans by Second Demin, a pair of boot cut jeans and two pair of skinny jeans, one ripped, one not :) and one pair of black track pants. You can see below that is my entire wardrobe, except I keep my skirts, jeans and pants in a drawer and my shoes and purses in the closet. Everything else is put away in Rubbermaid containers or donated to charity or being sold on kijiji :)
So the outfit I’m wearing here is part of my capsule. I can change this basic look so easily bu adding a kimono or leather jacket, changing out the birks for boots and adding a long gold necklace :) I will do a separate blog post for my accessories and jewelry which aren’t included in your 37 items thank goodness! Oh and ps I have a few more than 37 items lol. I haven’t done an official count but it’s closer to 45.

Dig Deep!

August 8, 2014

That has been mantra lately. A mantra is described as “a word or sound repeated to aid concentration in meditation.” But I like to think I can use my mantra in everything I do. When I’m exercising I remind myself to dig deep, when I am photographing a wedding I remind myself to dig deep, go outside my comfort zone. Lately I’ve been pushing my creative self to try new things. One of these new things is videos. I LOVE watching beautiful videos of pretty much anything. Weddings, make-up tutorials, cooking. Youtube is pretty amazing for that! That is why I have started shooting some videos. My most recent video is here if you’d like to see it. It’s a little bit of cooking and a little bit of “Vlogging”

I’ll leave you with a few of my favourite things lately
I am obsessed with Josie Maran. She is absolutely beautiful and her natural beauty line is so lovely! I picked up her argan oil a while ago and love it and more recently I’ve tried some of her make-up products. In particular these three are lovely! The lip and cheek stain are perfect for summer and the eye shadow is pretty much the best thing every! I just picked up her mascara and wow! It’s pricey so I’ll have to see how it goes as I use it but my first impression is really good!

A sure sign that August is here are these beauty’s everywhere!
And last but not least a cat picture. Because she’s cute and everyone like’s cat pictures ;)

xo Sebrina

Tracy & Mike

August 5, 2014

Happy Tuesday everyone! I hope you all enjoyed your long weekend (here in Canada). It was my only weekend this summer not working so I slowed down and enjoyed every single moment. We spent a little time at the beach, Mike took the kids to see Transformers and we had a bbq at my mom’s. Oh and we even did a little shopping at the Shops of Don Mills. I couldn’t resist the sale going on at Anthropologie

Enough about that, on to Tracy and Mike’s super gorgeous wedding!

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Stay tuned for another food video coming up this week :)

Monday munchies??

July 21, 2014

Happy Monday everyone!

I hope you all had an amazing weekend! I shot a gorgeous wedding for a beautiful sweet couple at Whitechurch Stoufville Museum.  This place was so pretty! And it had so many lovely spots for pictures.


So you may be wondering what’s up with the title of this post? I’ve decided I am going to start sharing more of my cooking with you all. Partly because I love to cook and share food photo’s but also I’m wanting to learn how to shoot and edit videos better and this is such a fun way to learn don’t you think? So I thought maybe I would upload a new video every Monday and I’m trying to come up with a name for the series. Feel free to leave suggestions :)

The first recipe I am sharing with you is my kids favourite. Nut butter noodles. They could eat this for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This sauce is so good don’t be surprised if you find yourself eating it with a spoon. If you make it thicker you can use it as a dip for veggies. You can make this nut free too but using a soy butter spread like Wow butter. Feel free to use almond butter in place of peanut butter, It works well! If you decide to try out this recipe please let me know how you like it!

xo Sebrina


Long time no see!

May 8, 2014

2014-05-08_0003I can’t believe it’s been a year since I blogged! I need to rectify that! So far 2014 has been amazing for me. Started the year with a few beautiful newborn shoots, then a few maternity shoots and finally I’ve started my wedding season. I’ll share a few of my favourite images so far this year and I will get back to regularly posting my lifestyle shoots and weddings.


xo Sebrina

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Jen + Jordan

April 25, 2013

Mike and I had the pleasure of shooting Jen and Jordan’s wedding in Blue Mountain this past weekend. The weather wasn’t on our side but despite that it was a gorgeous wedding. Jen and Jordan are such a lovely couple! We had a wonderful time!

Jen and Jordan’s first look



Jen + Jordan

March 29, 2013

Hope everyone is enjoying their Easter long weekend! This morning I met up with Jen and Jordan at the Toronto Brickworks for their engagement shoot. We’ve been trying to make this happen since last fall!

Jen was seriously adorable! So much smiling and laughing! Jordan was a little more apprehensive but he couldn’t stay nervous for long with Jen’s infectous smile :) I’m really looking forward to their wedding this April in Blue Mountain!

I had the pleasure of spending time with this gorgeous family yesterday! Capturing life with a 2 and 5 year old! In all it’s beautiful, loud, sweet and sometimes hectic glory :)


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