The 2018 wedding season was pretty darn amazing and I don’t think there could have been any better way to wrap up all this amazing-ness than with Emilie + Maxie’s wedding day! Not only was it at one of our absolute favourite venues, but these two were just about the sweetest, cutest people we have ever worked with! And they of course included their baby boy – I mean, does it get any cuter than a baby in a suit?!
By now I am sure you all know just how much we love the Make-A-Wish foundation. These truly amazing people have the biggest hearts and work so hard to make lives brighter for children with critical illnesses by granting them truly life-changing wishes. Working with them is always such an honour and something that both Dave and I look forward to each and every time.
Each year we capture a few of their annual events, including their end of the year Gala. It is an ever-changing event that is definitely something we are excited to be a part of. This year’s event took the theme of the Holidays and created a smorgasbord of deliciousness for guests though the Taste of the Holidays event.
The drive out to their new home was definitely a long one, in fact, it was the longest I have driven for a newborn session (to date at least), but it gave me a lot of time to think. And although I spent an equal sized portion of the drive singing along to some great songs, I also ended up reminiscing about all the wonderful sessions I have been lucky enough to capture for Chantal + Mathieu. During their engagement session and then their wedding I quickly learned just how amazingly kind these two people are. And getting to meet the new tiny person they created was definitely a highlight of my Fall season!
One of my favourite things about my job is the relationships we create with our clients. To us, photographing a wedding day is so much more than just that one day – and my favourite moments often come from the sessions we end up doing with our clients as they live the rest of their lives.
Don’t get me wrong, I feel pretty darn fortunate to have been part of Sarah + Anders’ wedding day, and we had an absolute blast for sure, but getting to watch them start and now expand their family has been so amazing! And getting to hang out with their tiny humans is pretty fantastic as they really are great kids!
I get a little nervous before each of our weddings. It is a good kind of nervous that keeps me on my toes throughout the day and is also mostly fueled by excitement, so it isn’t anything I would really change moving forward. But for Christy + Deep’s wedding day I was much more than just a little nervous as not only was this a wedding day, it was our very first Hindu wedding. But in the end, there was really nothing new to be nervous about. The wedding day was gorgeous, everyone was so incredibly kind and helpful all day long, and we couldn’t have worked with a sweeter (or funnier) couple than Christy + Deep!