This styled shoot was literally everything I had dreamed of and so much more! Adding an extra day to my Arkansas trip was a million per cent worth it because I got to work with some extremely talented people and cross off something from my photography bucket list (doing a styled session while traveling). And to think it all started off with me leaving my comfort zone for a few hours one day back in January.
If there is anything I have learned over the years it is that wedding days can be chaotic and stressful at times. And there have definitely been days where the stress of the couple has passed along to me and gotten me a little stressed out too. But then there are weddings like Nathalie + Marc-Andre’s. They had planned such a peaceful, relaxed, family-filled day and they didn’t let anything sway them from that disposition.
As we drove back to Ottawa after Nathalie + Marc-Andre’s wedding, I told Dave (and he of course agreed 100%) I was absolutely certain that there was no better way to have officially started our 2017 wedding season than with this kind-hearted couple and their day!
I love a small wedding. The kind where you can literally name every guest on your hands (maybe yours and your future spouse’s). They make for such intimate and heart-warming affairs and are often full of some of the most personal of touches.
So often I ramble on about how I am from a small town and as a result have been honoured enough to photograph the weddings of people I grew up with. Seeing as Dave moved further away from his hometown, and given the fact that it was a fair bit larger than mine (there happens to be a university in his hometown), it was a pretty neat experience to be able to cover the wedding of someone he grew up with.