Wow, somehow it is only June and yet Dave and I have already captured some truly gorgeous weddings of some of the very best people ever!! Every year we get luckier and luckier with the couples we have as they really are just the bestest ever and I am so eternally grateful that we get to work with them all! And of course Michelle + Colin were no exception. Not only are they super adorable and all around gorgeous people, but they are sweet, thoughtful and funny! I loved basically everything about their wedding day!
I’ve decided to toss a new end-of-the-year post into the mix – my absolute favourite ring photos from the past year!
Ring photos are my absolute favourite thing to do at weddings and engagement sessions as I feel like I just get to play. Creating new images that mesh into the photos of the day is something I take a lot of pride in being able to do well and something my clients have come to know and expect as part of their photos.
The off-season in the wedding industry is a time to get caught up on all the behind the scenes tasks that are required to run a business like paperwork, taxes, website updates, etc. But it is also the time when vendors get to collaborate together and have a little fun!
The start of a wedding day is one of my favourite times. When I show up to start bridal prep coverage I walk into a house full of excitement and anticipation. And then I get to play around with all the pretties! Bridesmaids dresses, rings, flowers, paper goods and of course, the bridal gown. Putting these things together is really fun for me, and Lisa definitely made it easy too.
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.