Emily and Sean got married in a gorgeous resort down south in Mexico. Everything from the design of the invites, to the details in the boys suits was perfectly planned. The day started with the girls getting their hair and make up done by a good friend. The boys of course relax by the pool with beers in hand. Why does that always happen?
Emily and Sean opted to have a first look which is always a great option because the sunsets are so early down south. All day we were expecting torrential downpour and as luck would have it we avoided it completely. There was a little bit of sprinkle of rain just prior to the ceremony which made for a really fabulous cloudy contrast in the sky.
Hanging with the people in the wedding party was absolutely amazing and they had me in stitches all day. A huge shout out to Chase for helping me hold Sean’s suit during portrait sessions. The wedding party had such a positive and upbeat vibe for the entire day and it lasted to the wee hours in the morning.
What really impressed me by the entire wedding party including the parents was their calmness throughout the entire week. They were so welcoming and they made the wedding day such a breeze to photograph and document. Everyone that I came in contact with were truly great humans.
I have to admit I was really nervous about photographing a wedding for another wedding photographer. I was really lucky to have Chris and Heather as my clients. Their wedding took place about an hour and a half from where I grew up in Nova Scotia. They got married at White Point Beach Lodge and consequently this is where I had my own honeymoon after my wedding 20 years ago. Heather looked like an absolute goddess in her wedding dress. Chris looked equally as handsome in his beautiful blue suit. Their boys, I have to admit, stole the show.
Chris and Heather immediately had me feeling like I was part of the family. I stayed with everyone in the days leading up to the wedding at the house that they all had rented. I even got to sleep in a bunkbed which I haven’t done in decades! Being welcomed into their family prior to their wedding was absolutely heartwarming and definitely made for even more authentic emotional images of the adventures leading up to the big day.
Now, this is the part where the emotions really get real. Grab your tissues because I cried along with everyone at every step of the way. At certain points during the day before their wedding and the day of, Chris had delivered hand written beautiful letters to Heather with a gift that symbolized their love and which were meaningful every step of the way. One of the gifts that will always stick by me was a pendant that had the latitude and longitude of where they first met, of where they got engaged, where Heather met Chris’s boys and was called ‘mom’, and also where they were getting married.
Amber and Josh had an absolutely picturesque Prince Edward Island wedding last summer. Choosing Clinton Hills created a magical setting for the story to unfold. Thanks to some amazing woodworking skills of Amber‘s dad, Paul, the romantic rustic charm and personal touches were one-of-a-kind.
Alyssa and Morgan let me take them under my wedding wing and together we created their beautiful wedding. Now, all I did was help them along with the certain nuances of what happens during a wedding day. They and their families provided all the rest of the magic including the amazing decor that took Alyssa’s dad close to a year to create. It was absolutely stunning and I’m so happy that their barn wedding became more than just a reality – it became a fantasy.
Photographing this wedding was extremely easy as I was taken right into both families right from the get go. The girls were up for anything I asked and before I knew it I was climbing ladders to capture the love from every angle.
If you know me you know I’m a big believer in all kinds of unions between people. To me it does not matter if you are the same gender. To me, we are all just humans and we should treat each other equally.