Backyard Country Wedding Photography, Perth Ontario – Cory & Nicole

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.




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