I am always super happy on wedding days. Happy because I get to photograph people on one of the biggest days of their lives and happy because I am doing what I love.
Tara + Daryl’s wedding was a beautiful event and it made me happy to capture their big day. I was super happy for all my regular reasons, and then even happier because I was getting to do it while spending time with my family. But there were definitely moments where I lost my composure.
Tara’s Dad (my Uncle) passed away during my first year of university. I remember the late night phone call from my Dad telling me that his brother had died. I remember the long drive home to get to his wake. And I remember my Aunt holding my hands in hers, telling me it was okay that I miss his funeral to write an exam, that he was proud of me and would want me to do my very best on it. I cried throughout every second of that exam, but I nailed it.
I was able to keep it together for most of the day because there was a lot for me to do. But I had to take a minute whenever I spotted and photographed the little details put there just for him.
I know my Uncle was there with Tara on her wedding day. As she walked down the aisle and married her love (he even walked her down the aisle in spirit). I know he watched over his little girl on this happy day and I know he was proud of the woman she has become and the man she has chosen to spend her life with.
Despite the few sad moments, it was a very joyous day, and I want to once again thank Tara + Daryl for letting us capture it for them. I wish the two of you nothing but the best in your new life together!