As nice as it is to be able to share more of our favourite images from 2019, having so many recap posts make it harder and harder to find decent intros to the blog posts, haha! But today is one that I have been waiting for pretty much since the start – Wedding Day Portraits!
We have some stunning wedding couples this year and they basically all rocked their portrait time with us, so the hardest part of this post, was actually making it a somewhat reasonable length — I think I may have still failed at that though because it is a doozy!
And I am going to start with some of my favourite images of any images – veil photos! If you follow us even a little bit you probably already know I have a mad love for veils! It has been so prevalent in my posts and conversations apparently that our brides have been mentioning how excited I am going to be when it comes to their day. Several have saved it as a surprise and then shown it to me like they had a special present for me! And boy-oh-boy did they ever! I have been absolutely spoiled in the veil department this year with gorgeous pieces and brides who are willing to do just about any pose or request during their portraits.
But as excited as I get about veils, and I get really, really excited when I see a gorgeous long veil on the wedding day, I really just love the interaction and connection between our couples throughout their day. It is one thing we really try to represent the most during their portraits and I truly believe that the emotions you share over the course of your wedding will be the memory that sticks with you the most. As pretty as the details and other elements are, how you feel and how your guests feel really is paramount in my mind. And if we can capture that all for you than I will feel like I have done my job!!
When it comes to the wedding party photos, Dave and I do have a pretty good recipe for them at this point. It helps us ensure we get all of our standard shots as quickly and effectively as possible. That way, we can move into your Bride + Groom photos (if we didn’t do them before) and/or get everyone back inside to the party (and drinks)!! And even though we move through more or less the same steps at each of our weddings, we always seem to end up with something different thanks to the personalities of the bridesmaids and groomsmen (and bridesmen and groomsladies) and the awesome energy they always seem to bring to the day!
And I don’t think there’s any better way to wrap up this post than the same way we wrap up most of our wedding days – night photos! These super quick sessions are always so much fun. Not only has the couple had a chance to party and relax for a bit, but it also gives us a chance to create something really different from their earlier portraits. Ottawa venues area so wonderful and each one seems to have a really great spot where we can create something magical for our couples. Throw in Dave with our lightsaber and we’ve got the perfect setting!
Where was Dave with that lightsaber you may be asking … well he gets edited out of the final images, but perhaps there is a final recap post coming shortly that will highlight all of Dave’s glorious veil tossing and light holding abilities!! But for now, I hope you enjoyed our Wedding Portraits favs from 2019. It was another long post so props to you once again if you made it through it all!