When I showed up at the Arc Hotel to start Jenn’s bridal prep I walked into a room of cool, calm and collected ladies (and one of the cutest flowergirls ever, who let me know exactly who her mommy was and that I was not to steal her). They were all just so relaxed and positive, it was an absolutely joy to be around. Mix that with the absolutely stunning details Jenn had set aside for me (look at those shoes!!!) and it was definitely the absolute best way to start a wedding day.
There are definitely venues and locations around the city that are on to shoot list and pretty much ever since it opened a few years ago, Evermore has been a venue on that list. So when Ellen + Graham first reached out to me about photographing their wedding there, I was super excited to get a chance to capture a day at this stunning venue. But then I got to meet and chat with this wonderful couple, and my excitement quickly changed from being venue-based to being all about getting to work with these two amazing people as they started their married life together.
So any bride planning their big day knows that they need to have a Plan B in case of rain (assuming you are doing at least some portion of your day outdoors), and Jenn was prepared with that Plan B. She had discussed it with her wedding planner and us as her photographers. Her ceremony was indoors so no worries there, and we had lots of umbrellas and towels/sheets (to stand on and keep her dress dry) at the ready should the showers come during their first look and portraits. But what do you do when it hails – in August?
There was no amount of heat and humidity that could dampen Kristyn + Alistair’s wedding day. For every unpleasant second brought on by the weather, their day presented ten times more in beauty and of course, love. I said it in their sneak peek, and it really is true, every moment of their wedding day left me in photographer heaven.
I love how kind the wedding industry experts are here in Ottawa! When I reached out to Stephanie and Kiley from Opportunity Knocks Events I knew our shoot would be great, but it was so much better than I had imagined and everyone involved was so awesome and inspirational. All of their hard work and talent really made shooting the session a breeze!