Amanda + Jeff {Pinestone Resort Wedding Photography}

lovely dark and deep

There’s nothing like a fall drive to cottage country. Especially when we’re headed to Pinestone Resort in Haliburton to document two love birds tying the knot. Amanda and Jeff’s wedding was held on the perfect fall weekend — all the leaves changing to golden and crimson hues, but it was still clear and warm. We joked that it might have been the nicest day of the summer!

going the distance

country roads

uninvited guests

Amanda picked the most stunning dress from Kleinfeld’s. So gorgeous on the gazebo in the early morning light.
the whole thing

white details

white details ii

white details iii

Equally awesome: sparkly shoes on the leaf-covered path to the cabin where Amanda, her bridesmaids, and her mom were getting ready…
shoes and leaves

shoes and leaves and zippers

earings and veils

We haven’t seen a more relaxed but excited bride than Amanda. When we arrived at her cabin door, she was having a massage, but lifted up her head to greet us and give us a big smile. No exaggeration.

It was time to get down to business though . . .


glowing ii

glowing iii

Meanwhile, Jeff had his clothes laid out and ready to go. You’ll note the outfit change. Jeff is an RCMP officer and his work has taken him and Amanda to live on the east coast, far away from friends and family. Jeff, thoughtful guy that he is, decided not to wear his serge for the ceremony though as he didn’t want to take any attention at all away from his beautiful bride. Jeff’s mom was disappointed that he wouldn’t be wearing his serge so he decided to surprise her by wearing the serge when he and Amanda made their big entrance later in the evening (such a sweet guy — just wait for his mom’s epic reaction).

two sides


Back in Amanda’s cabin, a delivery arrived — a cute card, flowers, and some big wooly socks from Jeff (just to ensure that Amanda didn’t get cold feet).

seceret notes

Amanda got all of her bridal party and her mom matching robes for hanging out together on the morning of the wedding.
the girls

the girls ii

the girls iii

Dress time!
putting the dress on

help from mom

And after a little help from her bridesmaids and mom, Amanda headed off across the property for her first look with Jeff.
on her way

on her way iii

So much happiness…
on her way ii

turn around

turn around ii

hand in hand

wrap me up

big fields big leaves

perfectly framed

holding on

Gorgeous wildflowers with a family heirloom tied in …
flowers and lockets

flowers and lockets and history

The only moment of nerves from Amanda all day — Amanda’s grandfather about to open the car down for her at the church. This just got real.

here we go

up front

a kiss

all done

Welcome to the family, Jeff.
welcome to the family

his and hers

friends i

friends ii

Amanda and Jeff worked closely with Jessie Stamp, Pinestone’s ah-mazing wedding coordinator, to realize their vision of their big day. Beautiful job!!
windows i


head table


Jeff and Amanda’s entrance as Mr. and Mrs. …
proud entrance

And Jeff’s mom’s reaction…
so proud

If you’re going to dress in your uniform, you should definitely inspect your bridal party. No one was spared the public shaming. Priceless.
inspection i

inspection ii

inspection iii

inspection iv

A little romance.
first dance ii

first dance i

first dance iii

A whole lot of laughs.

Rocking air guitar.
air guitar

Amanda and her dad wanted to do something a little different. There would be no standard, sentimental father-daughter dance for them. Instead, they busted some serious moves in a choreographed dance together.
father daughter dance the party version i

father daughter dance the party version ii

Then the party really got started.
letting loose

one for all all for one

plant one

jeff teasing


Amanda and Jeff — thanks for such a fun, emotional day. We had a blast with you two and your families and friends!


  1. Karen Peat

    You have captured the absolute beauty in every picture. The attention to detail is amazing. What a beautiful and fun day we all had at Amanda and Jeffrey’s wedding. I will continue to look over and over at these pictures.
    Thank you so very much,
    Karen Peat (Jeffrey’s mother).

  2. jessie

    Mark and Naomi, once again you leave me breathless with stunning pictures capturing some of the best moments of the day. You both are truly AMAZING photographers, and i cant wait to work with you again soon !! and THANK you for a shout out in my Second Blog post with you guys. SO much love. <3

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