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This backyard country wedding in Perth was a special one because these two beautiful people are family to me.

There are two things that really make a photographer’s palms sweat:  Photographing another photographer’s event, and photographing your own family events/weddings.  You always want to do a good job with every client, but when it comes to family it’s more emotional and you want to be everywhere at once to capture everything AND you want to enjoy the event – it’s a juggling act.  That’s why I recruited the hard working and equally talented Gerald McGrath to help me out with this one – check out his work, he’s brilliant!  Gerald worked with the boys, while I captured the girls and once dinner time started, I let him take over.  I wouldn’t do that with just anyone and I’m glad he was there to help me out.

The day started off with a little rain… okay, a lot of rain and the smells of pork slow roasting in the backyard (aka: dinner).  The good news is that the rain stopped JUST before the ceremony and the sun came out just as they started to say their vows.  It was a magical moment none of us will forget, especially us photographers wondering what would do for photos if it kept raining…

It may have been a little windy, but that didn’t stop us from heading to Jordan’s Bridge at Christie Lake for some fun photos near Cory’s childhood home.  Despite the mud, Nicole rocked her dress through it all and I love that about her.  More brides shouldn’t be afraid to wear their dress through everything.  Truth be told:  In my 9 years of shooting weddings, have yet to see a clean wedding dress by the end of the night.  Plus, it made for a killer first dance shot!

I am so glad I was able to do this for them, and can’t thank Gerald enough for his help in capturing some of these moments.  These are all memories our family will cherish for many years to come.

Enjoy!

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It’s no secret that country weddings, especially those on a family farm, hold some of my favourite moments to capture, but today’s post is extra special and I had a really hard time narrowing the photos I wanted to share.

I’ve known Adam and his brothers since high school.  We’ve done school projects, walked the streets of Shelburne, gone for joy rides, and watched each other grow up.  When Adam found Meghan and asked me to capture their wedding day on their family farm in Grand Valley, I was more than excited to help them out and take a trip down memory lane while capturing new ones.

As you know, I really encourage couples to take a time out during the wedding day.  A moment were they can just take it all in together.  A wedding day moves so fast, I feel it’s important to step away and just connect during the day, even just for a moment.  Adam and Meghan had the best spot to do that!  Just down the road from the farm was the spot where Adam proposed, what better way to escape and get some photos than a spot that holds a lot of meaning for them.  We ended up making one of my favourite photos there – the first photo in this post.

Their day included so many great ideas:  a caterer that grilled everything on site and served salad out of a hollowed out log, hand crafted personalized cutting boards made by Adam for the guests as favours, a bug spray basket (something every county summer wedding needs), and the wonderful Al Harder drove all the way out to marry them (one of my favourite officiants to work with).  A special shout out even goes to their German Shepherd who was with us the whole day – I love when dogs can attend their humans’ wedding too!

I hope you enjoy their images as much as I did taking them.

Enjoy!

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I loved Heather & Matt’s Royal Military College fall wedding!  It was my first time being able to use the City of Kingston as my backdrop and we could pretty much go anywhere because the light was that perfect cloudy filtered light that makes the colours pop and eyes less squinty – my favourite kind of day to work with (next to the golden hour of course).  Some photographers will disagree, but I really dig it.

While the girls got ready in the country (be sure to check out the back of Heather’s dress – one of my favourite details of the day), the boys had a cozy room at The Hochelaga Inn just down the street from Chalmers United Church, where they would walk to for the ceremony.

After the ceremony, we walked down the street for some… ok LOTS of photos on the steps of the Kingston Court House, then we decided to warm up with a quick pint (or two) at The Merchant Tap House.

Something you should know about me and how I work:  I’m a big fan of couples taking a “time out” on their wedding day to enjoy a moment of unscripted fun.  Sure there is a schedule in place, but during that hour or so that we’re together for photos, I’ll encourage you to take a walk, breathe, talk, grab a snack, or even a pint.  It’s supposed to be a fun day and not everything has to be scheduled to the minute – besides, it makes for some great memories of the day and eases the stress of having people grabbing at you all day.

I’m so glad Heather & Matt asked me to capture their day and I hope your inspired by their photos to plan a day as fun as theirs was.

Enjoy!

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Collaborating with Riverstone Golf and Country Club in Brampton, Ontario has always given me the opportunity to work with some really great couples.

When I first met Courtney & Gary, I didn’t realize it but we had actually worked together before at Courtney’s cousin’s wedding only a year before.  It took a while for the memory to click, but once it did we knew we had to collaborate for her own wedding day at Riverstone, but not before we had an amazingly timed cherry blossom engagement session in Mississauga.

I had so much fun working with these two and the staff at Riverstone – plus any wedding that serves crème brûlée has to be a good time! (best. dessert. ever!)

 

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Last summer I had the pleasure of second shooting for an intimate wedding at Angeline’s Inn and The Hubb Restaurant in Bloomfield.  With summer around the corner, I thought it might be nice to share all the pretty summery details this wedding had.

One of the reasons I love Prince Edward County as a destination wedding location in Ontario is the variety of intimate venues for couples looking to celebrate with good food in a fun and original setting, I feel like this patio wedding at Angeline’s Inn is the perfect example of that and I would love to shoot here again….. and again….

In the meantime, enjoy this fresh summer wedding inspiration found below:

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