Amanda Wheatley Photography

weekend wrap up – home sweet home

Another weekend has come and gone, and like most, it went by way too quickly. Lately it feels like we’re ghosts in our own city, going through the motions Monday – Friday and then, poof, we disappear for the weekend. Out of the last five weekends  we have been out of town for three of them. It’s time to stay home and get to know our “new home”. We spent this past weekend.. Read More

sunday afternoon view from our deck

Our official location within the city of Toronto is the Fashion District, hmm how appropriate! However, we are a stone’s throw away from the Entertainment District where the theaters, Sky Dome and the famous CN Tower reside. From our deck we have a perfect, unobstructed view of the CN Tower. Here are some fun facts about the CN Tower provided by non other than Wikipedia – communications and observation tower standing 553.3 metres (1,815.. Read More

weekend wrap-up : our new pad

We have spent two weekends in our new condo in downtown Toronto, we are officially Torontonian’s. It’s urban, it’s modern, and it’s small (er) than we’re used to (1,100 sq ft). We are so glad the stress of moving and logistics is over. To top off being moved in and mostly settled, Trey is worked in Toronto this week, woop woop! We hosted our first guest last past weekend, my parents. They were.. Read More

turkey dinner & garden gnome’s

It was extremely warm on Thanksgiving weekend here in southwestern Ontario, so what better way to work off the feast than a mini photo shoot out in the yard. A little background: the eldest three girls are my nieces, the little blondie is my cousins daughter. My youngest niece is so totally in love with her 3rd cousin (Jenny), it melts my heart to watch them together. Thanksgiving was at Grama’s this year,.. Read More

a country affair

10.9.10. One of my very best friends got married this month, I wasn’t the photographer, I was a bridesmaid but I still managed to capture a few special moments of Ashely’s big day. I have to give a shout out to my husband too, due to my bridesmaid duties a few of the images below belong to him. We couldn’t have asked for better weather, nuzzled deep in the Virginia country side we.. Read More

carly ruled clovermead

On Friday my youngest niece Carly played hooky from the babysitters to spend the day with me! I wanted to “do” something rather than just hang around the house, so after a little digging around on Facebook I decided to head to Clovermead in Aylmer, Ontario. If you haven’t been you should go, it’s a fabulous place for kids! Beyond the Apiaries there are billy goats, zip lines, super fast slides, hay rides.. Read More

the rain held off the but cold did not!

It was damp and it was cold but that didn’t stop this sweet family from having some fun in front of the camera. We opted to hit the streets of Tillsonburg, Ontario in search of some textured backdrops instead of all huddling up on the couch, and I think we succeeded. Despite the whipping wind and running noses I think these photos turned out fantastic; I might be a little biased though, this.. Read More

silly lilly & her crazy kids

Lilly is my Grama, she’s awesome! Lilly wanted a family photo with her kids, she said “it’s been way too long since we’ve taken a nice picture”…. and with that, a a photo shoot was scheduled! I think these five images really capture the essence of my Grama’s relationship with her kids. They all love to laugh, joke around and tease one another, but most importantly they really love each other. I love.. Read More

Falling into fall with fun family photos

Thanks to the Mueller family for a fun Sunday filled with a lot of laughs. With a family this good lookin’ it’s easy to get great shots, and we did these right down the street from their house in Tillsonburg! Imagine that. We laughed a lot which made for a lot of photo bloopers, but I think those are the best kind of photos. In addition to being a good looking and funny.. Read More

rustic elegance in Auburn, Ont

At long last, here is a sneak peak of Becky and Mark’s chic rustic wedding in the country from last weekend. Becky and Mark went to high school together but never started dating until after they graduated from college and returned to their hometown. I’ve never been to a small wedding and I was pleasantly surprised at how nice and intimate the affair was. The ceremony was held in Becky’s parents yard with.. Read More