We are excited to announce the start of Spring with a sale and 15% discount on all photography packages. Our schedules are busy but there are still spots left whether you’re booking your 2018/2019 wedding or wanting photos from your family vacation or special event (engagement, anniversary, etc) Contact us today and let’s plan a photo shoot you’ll remember for a lifetime.
Good morning! As you can see we’ve been slowly rolling out our new and improved website. We wanted something modern, crisp and clean that would show off our work and who we are as artists and people.
Let us know your thoughts and if you come across any issues please give us a heads up so we can fix it.
2018 is off to a wonderful start.
We are super excited to announce our 2017 summer Canada wide road trip. We’ll be making stops in each of these cities and more and we can’t wait to spend time with our friends and family. While we’re touring the country we’ll also be scheduling couples and family photo sessions. We are offering 1 hour sessions for $100 CAD + tax. Contact us today for more information and let’s arrange a shoot [email protected].
June 25 – July 12 Montreal
July 12 – July 18 Toronto
July 22 – July 23 Saskatoon
July 23 – July 27 Edmonton
July 27 – July 30 Calgary
July 31 – Aug 3 Vancouver Island
Aug 3 – Aug 10 Vancouver
Aug 10 – Aug 14 Vernon/Kelowna
Aug 16 – Aug 27 Winnipeg
My incredible SO kneading the perogy shell dough… The dough needs to be perfect or they will fall apart when parboiling. The dough is a simple flour, water, egg, salt, milk, oil mixture.
These are our two fillings. Typical perogies have potato and cheese filling, Sauerkraut or fruit filling but really anything goes. We like to get creative so these batches were potato with portobello and Swiss cheese followed by potato, roasted orange pepper and aged cheddar.
You need a solid flat surface to roll out your dough and cut the shells. We use a coffee cup to cut the perfect size. We also suggest a really good rolling pin. Back in Canada we used a marble one but here we use a beautiful Mexican hard wood solid rolling pin. I love those colours!!
In the pot they go. We boil water with salt and oil so the perogies don’t stick to the bottom or each other.
Now they need to cool. These are our two batches. About 8 dozen total (there would be more but we ate a bunch while cooking)
The final product. Fried with butter or oil. Served with sour cream, bacon and onions… Though we don’t have bacon tonight or onions so that will have to wait. Perogies are also amazing deep fried and some just like them boiled.
How ever you like them it’s all good. They are delicious little pillows of potato, cheese and love.
Happy Ukrainian Christmas!!!!!!
P.S. If you want the dough recipe send us an email and we would be happy to provide.
There are two important things that we haven’t done in a while so I thought, let’s try and kill two birds with one stone. Jasmin and I love walking into town along the beach from our gated community on the north end of Playa del Carmen. The walk takes about 2 hours but the time flies and the scenery is so incredibly beautiful. I figured we could enjoy a day walking into town and then I could write a blog update about it.
Jasmin & I live in the lush and quiet community of Lol Ka Tun on the north side of Playa del Carmen. The walk from our house to Xcalacoco beach takes us about 15 minutes. There are days, especially in the summer where the heat is incredible and the humidity palpable. 15 minutes can seem like an eternity but once we come around the corner and we can see the blue water and feel the Caribbean breeze we instantly remember why we moved down here 2 years ago.
Along the walk we pass wildlife, resort goers, local families enjoying a beautiful day and fishermen hard at work.
One of our favourite spots along the walk into town is the beach side cenote at Playa Punta Esmeralda. As you can see this is a local favourite, especially on Sundays. It’s incredible how cold the water is as it flows from the limestone pores of the earth into the sea.
Any walk into town wouldn’t be complete unless we stop and grab some litros from some of our favourite stops along the way. One of the best is Fe on 1st ave. They have great ceveche, burritos and litres of beer for 70 pesos.
I can’t wait until our next adventure into town. Maybe I’ll convince Jasmin to do it again this Sunday.
Here are more photos from our day. Enjoy <3
We are SO STOKED To be announcing our return to #PegCity SUMMER 2017! We love any chance we have to return to our hometown. We’ll be taking a week early August to photograph a wedding in the Okanagan Valley, BC. But aside from that, we’ll be celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday celebration, and taking in the comforts that home has to offer for July 2017!
If you, or others, are planning a wedding or engagement photos in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, or Western Ontario for July/August 2017, please feel free to contact us for our rates. We are exceptionally mindful of pricing while travelling. So don’t be shy, friends! Message us and start a conversation sooner rather than later so we can make your dream wedding a reality!
More information: https://www.jasminandmatt.com/july2017/
Just a really quick update (aren’t they all 😛 ) to say that we are now listed on www.bestdestinationwedding.com. BDW is an amazing online community for couples planning their destination weddings no matter where you are having it. If you or a friend are planning a wedding you should really check out this amazing website.
You can check out our listing here. http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/reviews/p/21784-jasmin-matt-photography/
For any of our past couples, we would LOVE LOVE LOVE to have you review us for bestdestinationwedding.com It would really mean the world to us. If you have any questions about how to write a review for BDW please let us know and we’d be happy to walk you through the process.
As you may have noticed by now our new website is up and running. We love how it looks and hope you do as well. Please let us know what you think and if you run into any issues/errors please let us know so we can fix them.
We’re keeping busy and have a very full next few years. Looks like we’ll be doing some travelling, we wont let any secrets slip until details are finalized but we are very very excited.
One big issue we’ve noticed with the new website is that some of our previous blog posts are now blank. I’ll try and fix this over the coming months but I’m not sure how successful I’ll be.
Expect a real blog post/update hopefully soon. Jasmin is the real writer in our partnership and she is has been so busy recently. What would I do without her?!
So long space cowboy!
We’ve been so bad lately for posting blog updates but we promise it’s because we’ve been so busy. We’ve had a tonne of guests coming and going. Friends visiting from all over Canada and last week we were in Cuba photographing Jasmin’s cousins incredible destination wedding at Hotel Playa Cayo Santa Maria
We’ll make it up to you by sharing a beautiful photo of Jasmin looking out over the Atlantic in Cuba. We can’t wait to go back!
2015 has been a whirlwind year for us and it is finally coming to a close. We are both so excited for 2016, we have so much planned and so many great adventures coming our way. In January alone we will be visiting with 5 different groups of friends and family coming down to the beautiful Mayan Riviera. February we will be in Cuba for a wedding and then again in June we will be travelling to Jamaica for another wedding. Expect another, more detailed post in the coming weeks and of course in January get ready for our best of 2015 photo collection.
I also want to say a big congratulations to my amazing partner Jasmin. Her beautifully intimate and candid photo of Svetlana was chosen by Your Perfect Wedding Photographer for their November collection. Check out the entire collection at the following link. Jasmin’s photo is attached at the bottom of this post.
Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, Best of luck in 2016 and much love!!
Matt (& Jasmin)
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