Destination Wedding & Honeymoon Photography

Written by Erika & Ryan on March 31, 2013

Your wedding is an adventure!

A once in a lifetime event spent with the most meaningful people in your life.

As our client you will receive photographs artfully created just for YOU, to remind you of this first step on your amazing journey as a couple.

You will feel overcome with a sense of excitement and love for these experiences each time you see your wedding photographs.

You could own images of your journey together just like these.


This is so incredible!!!!!! I cried again when I saw these as I remembered our special day  icon smile Toronto, Barrie, Muskoka Wedding Photographer  Erika and Ryan, you guys are truly rock stars and thank you again for all of your hard work and capturing such beautiful moments! Read More Testimonials

Christine & Kayan
Taboo Resort Golf & Spa

Thank you to Erika & Ryan for capturing every moment of our big day! From the tears, the laughs to the coloured groomsmen socks. You got it all! I find myself looking at the photos multiple times a day just to remember how amazing it was. Therefore, couldn’t have done it without your beautiful photos! Read More Testimonials

Mandy & Keegan
J.W. Marriott - The Rosseau Muskoka Resort

Absolutely stunning!!!!! It was such a pleasure having you there capturing our day, and you did it like no one else ever could! You were so professional and made both John and I so very comfortable in front of the camera. Thank you SO SO much for everything!!!! Read More Testimonials

John & Christian
Fairmont Royal York Hotel

Searching for photographers who could capture our love of winter ended when we met Erika and Ryan. From the outset we could tell they were excited about the opportunity to work with us and photograph a winter wedding. They visited our venue before the wedding and arrived early to scout out beautiful locations around the site. On our wedding day, they cleared paths and even trekked through snow banks with us! They captured stunning photos both inside and outdoors and we are thrilled with the results of their efforts. Thank you for being so enthusiastic about our winter wedding! Read More Testimonials

Jill & Jonathan
Trillium Resort

Dave & I wanted you to know that when we remember what a great time we had in Mexico, you two stand out as an important part of that. We were so impressed with your professional and yet fun work ethic. The photographs you took were so perfect & lovely that it still takes our breath away when we look at them; and we look at them often. Read More Testimonials

Josephine & David
Parents of Brett & Kristen, Wedding in Mexico

Where to begin? Thank you so much for your dedication to our wedding photos (as evidenced by your early arrival on the wedding day due to rain!) and your amazing and artistic creativity (as evidenced by the beautiful photos in our wedding slideshow). Thank you especially for being so terrific and easy to work with - everyone should be so lucky to feel so comfortable & happy with their wedding photographers! We cannot wait to have an excuse to work with you again sometime!! Thanks again for everything. Read More Testimonials

Christie & Josh
Christie's Mill, Muskoka

We would like to express our gratitude for the amazing wedding photos! You are extremely professional and fun to work with, and we couldn't be happier with our photos. Everyone who has seen the photos agrees that they are unbelievable, and we would recommend you to anyone and everyone! Not only do we have great photos, but we feel like we gained two great friends in the process. Read More Testimonials

Ken & Lindsay

You two have exceeded our expectations every step of the way. Kristin & I are so grateful you were here & also were here to capture this moment in our lives. It was also amazing for us to watch you two work & get a glimpse into your lives. Thank you so much and we can't wait to see you in Inuvik! Read More Testimonials

Brett & Kristin
Tulum Mexico Destination Wedding

Thank you SO much for everything! We love our pictures more than ANYTHING. We look at them all the time. We loved working with you two! Read More Testimonials

Meredith & Joey
Punta Cana Dominican Republic

The photos really capture how in love we are and the romance we share. We were able to re-live our engagement at the same spot James proposed which is so special to us. You even captured the restaurant we ate at that night, without us even knowing! Thank you thank you! Read More Testimonials

Jen & James

Just a little note to say thank you for being part of our special day. The engagement photos & wedding photos are incredible and will serve as wonderful memories in the days and years to come. Read More Testimonials

Krista & Darren
Windermere House, Muskoka

We just want to thank you for all of your hard work in capturing the memories of our special day! Your photographs have brought so many smiles to us and our families. You were both wonderfully accommodating and rolled with the punches - through a damp ceremony to a hot, humid afternoon and even a long dinner! We had so many great memories that day and are so thankful that they are captured in your photographs! Thank you for making our special day that much more special! Read More Testimonials

Andrew & Amelia
Metropolitan Hotel, Toronto

Thank you so much for the wonderful photography you did for our wedding, we are so pleased to have such beautiful pictures that capture the memories so perfectly. Read More Testimonials

Anne Marie & Chris
Married on their family property

What can I say about Ryan and Erika, the 2 photographers behind Rowell Photography?! They were BEYOND our wildest expectations! The pictures were breathtaking and they were sooo much fun! They shot our wedding, and let me tell you, you would be LUCKY to have them shoot yours. So talented and so professional. I couldn't believe how lucky we were to have chosen them. HIGHLY recommended!!! I would have booked them for double what we paid, and they would be worth every penny! Read More Testimonials

Meredith & Joey
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Destination Wedding & Trash the Dress session.

Talented, personable, professional, funny, creative, outgoing, friendly...I could go on forever! This talented team has produced photos that are timeless! We worked with Erika and Ryan for over a year...engagement photos, wedding and honeymoon photo session. Erika and Ryan offer a service above and beyond the regular wedding photographer. Their work speaks for itself! They are passionate about their work and ensure that they offer quality over quantity! Working with Rowell photography has been one of the best aspects of our wedding, and we could not even imagine having had to work with anyone else! Read More Testimonials

Lisa & Greg
Toronto Wedding, Iceland Honeymoon

We wanted beautiful wedding photos that captured the day and our personalities. A "typical" photographer was not going to cut it. We loved the photo-journalistic style of some of their pics, and the sense of humour infused into others. They made the groom (who is camera shy) comfortable. From our engagement shoot to our wedding day pics we felt like we were heard, and were understood. Read More Testimonials

Tara & Gary
Innisfill Farm Wedding

As a wedding planner planning my own big day, booking a top notch photographer for my wedding was a priority for me. Working with Rowell Photography throughout my wedding planning was one of the best decisions I made. From the creative engagement session thought up by Erika and Ryan themselves, to the wedding day and beyond, we never felt like "just another client" to this dynamic team. We felt like we were working with friends! Although there are many good photographers out there, after our first meeting with Erika and Ryan we were sold. The quality of their work speaks for itself, but their personable and professional attitudes is what made the whole process fun and enjoyable.When our friends and family saw our engagement photos that were shot in front of live fireworks, they were absolutely blown away. The response was overwhelming. Rowell came up with the concept, while we just had to follow their lead, and the result was astounding.We've had the same reaction to our wedding photos as well, as Erika and Ryan's artistry and experience captured our day in the best way possible. I hope to work with Rowell again in the future and would happily recommend them to my clients, friends and family. Read More Testimonials

Jessica & Neil
Markham, Ontario Wedding

Erika and Ryan were absolutely fabulous on our wedding day, as well as during our engagement shoot. They made us feel very comfortable in front of the camera - something we aren't so used to! They were friendly, personable and professional. They take their work seriously, which is great. The pictures turned out amazing and we couldn't have asked for a better set of photographers. Everything from the candid shots, to the posed family shots to the lighting were incredible. I would strongly recommend them to everyone I know and actually, already have! Read More Testimonials

Kristine & Alan
Blue Mountain Wedding

Erika & Ryan captured such great pictures of us... Natural and simply beautiful. They just depict the true self of us; all smiles and laughter. Engagement and wedding album portray contrasting themes - engagement is light-hearted, cute & cheerful; wedding album is formal, grand & pristine... They have great ideas on the perfect place and scenery for each shot... We hail all the way from Singapore, and we think flying to Canada for the shots is one of the best thing we did. Read More Testimonials

Kelly & Wayne
Niagara Falls Wedding (Singapore Couple)

Amazing photographers! Erika & Ryan "got" who we were and what we were about. Our photos turned out perfect, and really represented who we are. Super fun and awesome to work with! Read More Testimonials

Ryan & Tracy
Sherwood Inn Muskoka

Erika and Ryan are such a wonderful couple and very easy to be around and especially work with. When we needed to find a photographer for our wedding, we considered many others but Rowell Photography's quality stands out by far from all others. Not only did they take amazing pictures but they were also a huge help throughout the entire evening. Many of our guest had thought they were also our wedding planners by their professionalism and help during every special moment :) We would highly recommend Erika & Ryan at Rowell Photography to capture your wedding day moments. They captured our important day perfectly. Read More Testimonials

Emma & Kurtis
Rocky Crest Wedding Muskoka

Working with the Rowell Photography Team was more than we could have imagined. We knew that having great photos to remember for our lifetime - both Engagement and Wedding - was one of the most important components for our events. They were excellent with communicating what they needed from us, and extremely responsive to my (never-ending) questions. The quality of their photos is immaculate and the colors are so perfect and real. Their style is absolutely flawless. As someone who is not confident or comfortable around cameras, it was such a joy to have them photograph us and I felt an extreme trust/comfort in them.I would not hesitate to recommend Rowell Photography to anyone who asked; they do not disappoint in quality, professionalism, and enthusiasm for their art. I truly believe that our photos could not be anymore perfect. Read More Testimonials

Kristen & Taylor
Glen Erin Inn Mississauga Wedding by Luca & Erika Rowell Photography

We didn’t have it in our budget for a professional videographer, but one thing we did make sure of, is to have a fantastic photographer. Long before we had booked Erika and Ryan; an experienced and dynamic duo, I had been looking at photographs of weddings in Muskoka. I have to say that it is their photos of Windermere House that first got us interested in that particular venue. In actual fact, it probably wouldn’t matter where or what Erika and Ryan are photographing; all the photo’s they have on their website have a beautiful and emotive quality to them. A lightness that I wanted for our wedding. From the start, the emails we received were disarmingly friendly yet professional. They were definitely quick to respond to emails, and paid attention to even the smallest details. On the day of the wedding, there was quite a big storm brewing. Our ceremony took place under the cover or some angry-looking clouds (luckily with some peeks of sunshine). Immediately after the ceremony and a few brief photo’s, the wind whipped up and rain came down so quickly and heavily. Always on the ball, Erika and Ryan were able to find a few places for us to take our group photo’s (so we actually had a good variety of backgrounds), and when the rain eased up, we went down to the docks to take more shots. While they suggested and photographed a few ‘staged’ poses for us, they also took photo’s of those joyful in-between moments, when my husband and I were just playing around, being ourselves. These, I’ll always treasure. I had been worried that with the lack of sunshine and blue skies, that our photo’s might end up a little ‘dull’. Those fears were quickly eased when we received our photo’s from Erika and Ryan, not long after the wedding. I was so happy to see that the lighting was perfect. The photo’s were beautiful, with a journalistic style that sets this pair apart from others. Read More Testimonials

Linda & Stewart
Windermere House Wedding

Given Darren’s love for photography, hiring a photographer was high on the priority list after we got engaged! We were somewhat overwhelmed at first given the many photographers there are to choose from. However, when we started our research online and saw the work of Erika and Ryan of Rowell Photography, it quickly became an easy decision. The beauty of Rowell’s work – everything from the vibrant colours that literally popped out of the page to the creativity of each shot – was exceptional. When we met Erika and Ryan, they continued to impress us with their flexibility and laid back attitude. We quickly came to realize that we had made a great first decision in our choice of wedding photographers! They are truly a dynamic husband and wife couple that have incredible vision and passion for what they do. We were honoured to have them a part of our special day. Our engagement and wedding photos, along with the outstanding wedding albums Erika and Ryan designed for us and our families, will serve as fond memories of our special day for many years to come. Read More Testimonials

Krista & Darren
Windermere House Wedding Muskoka

The perfect photographers that will go to any lengths to capture that special moment. Make them travel by plane, train, or automobile and they will only improve on their talent and expectations of what real photography is about. A picture is worth a thousand words, and these two photographers are worth many more! Read More Testimonials

Tara & Ryan
Czech Republic Wedding and Paris, France Honeymoon

I can barely see because of the tears!!! These beautiful photos have touched us deeply. As we knew, you captured the magic and the emotion perfectly and I feel like I’m re-living the day as I look at our wedding album. Words can’t express our deepest gratitude for your outstanding work. Read More Testimonials

Denise & Adrion
Old Mill Toronto Wedding

We both got goosebumps when we viewed the photos with the backlighting and the snow falling. They are absolutely gorgeous! Read More Testimonials

Jill & Jon
Trillium Resort

You were not only our wedding photographers, you became a huge part of our experience leading up to and the day of our wedding! From our engagement photographs to our wedding photography, all I can say is WOW! You both knew how to capture each perfect moment and make it special for us. Read More Testimonials

Kelly & Lee


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Destination portrait session at the Fairy Pools in Isle of Skye, Scotland.

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Bridal portraits just before the ceremony at Muskoka’s Taboo Resort.
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After dessert they snuck out into the Village at Blue Mountain Resort for a few dreamy night time wedding photographs.
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This couple chose to have a breakfast with their dog themed engagement session. Little Nashville stole the show, and a cinnamon bun.

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Mother of the bride tears up during this emotional father daughter dance. Le Belevedere, Wakefield, Quebec.

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A gorgeous bride in Monique Lhuillier walks down the aisle at The Fireside Patio at Taboo Resort in Muskoka, Canada.
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Three groomsmen prep the groom for his wedding ceremony.
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Icelandic Honeymoon photos taken at Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon.
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Love at the laundry mat. A day in the life of an engaged couple in love.
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Some honeymoon photography in Paris, France would not be complete without a visit to the “Love Wall” behind Sacre Coeur. You can read the words “I love you” in every language.

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CFL Toronto Argonauts defensive back Adrion Smith marries the love of his life at the Old Mill in Toronto, Canada.
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A classic Rolls Royce pulls up to the front entrance at Graydon Hall in Toronto. The newlyweds share an intimate moment before entering their reception.
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Fun sunset engagement session at Craigleith Provincial Park, Collingwood, Canada.

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Two gorgeous grooms share a moment as they arrive by limo to their Fairmont Royal York wedding reception.
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On a warm June evening, after a stroll around the castle, we posed for a few portraits infront of the elegant Chateau Chambord in France.
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On the 2nd day of their Honeymoon it rained and snowed and our plan to take photographs of the couple at Versailles Palace was held up for 2 days. Instead we photographed their Honeymoon Portraits at The Waldorf-Astoria Trianon Palace Hotel in Versailles, France.
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The winners from the popular Canadian tv show “4 Weddings” as they dance their way down the aisle at Angus Glen Golf Club in Markham, Ontario.
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These high school sweethearts pose in a chilly old barn for their country themed Ottawa, Ontario engagement session.
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Backyard tent wedding at sunset. Caledon, Ontario.
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Romantic beach engagement photography in Canada.
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The groom rides a horse to his Traditional Hindu Wedding ceremony at Angus Glen Golf Club and hides his face before he meets his bride to be.
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Day after trash the dress photography in the pool at Grand Bahia Principe Tulum Resort in Mexico.
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Moments before they enter their reception at J.W. Marriott’s The Rosseau in Muskoka, Canada.
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A stunning winter wedding at Hluboka Castle, south of Prague, in Bohemia, Czech Republic.
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Destination anniversary session at Stowe, England.
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Rose Garden engagement photographs from Old Montreal.

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Guests dance the Hora! A Jewish wedding tradition. Wedding reception at J.W. Marriott’s The Rosseau, Muskoka.

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Steampunk themed destination couples photo session. Edinburgh, Scotland.

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These two came all the way from Singapore to get married at Niagara Falls and posed for photographs at The Oakes Garden Theatre in Niagara Falls, Canada.
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A completely real laugh from the bride as the groom tries to dirty dance with her on a shaky Muskoka dock after their Windermere House ceremony.
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Canada Day engagement session on a roof top in Barrie, Ontario. P.S- The fireworks are very real!
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A truly unique location for grooms men photographs – The bank vault at 1 King West, Toronto, Canada.
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Relaxing sunset Muskoka wedding photos. The Muskoka Golf & Country Club.

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Bride maids look out into the beautiful valley below Le Belevdere in Wakefield, Quebec.
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A dramatic setting for an adventurous couple on their Iceland Honeymoon photo shoot at Goðafoss waterfall in Northern Iceland.
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A few Bollywood themed photographs to end the perfect wedding night at The Estates of Sunnybrook’s Vaughan House in Toronto, Canada.
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Gorgeous bridesmaids in soft yellow gowns at Windermere House in Muskoka, Canada.
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Bridesmaids pose under the beautiful floral ceremony arch at Taboo Resort in Muskoka.
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The beautifully manicured gardens at Toronto’s Estate’s of Sunnybrook, McLean House.
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Muskoka lakes summer engagement session.
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Destination England couples portraits at Stowe, U.K.
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The perfect end to a beautiful lakeside Muskoka engagement session.
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Love this photo! Every couple should sneak away on their wedding day to make out :)