When Dave and I planned our own wedding, we didn’t want our wedding party’s plus ones to be sitting at random tables with people they didn’t know. Neither of us would have enjoyed that experience ourselves so we didn’t want to impose it on anyone else. So, to still have a head table but not make anyone lonely during dinner, we invited all of wedding parties significant others to join us at the head table.
Now it may seem odd to start off someone else’s wedding post with a story of our own wedding, but there’s a point, I promise. You see, it was at this head table on our wedding day that we first met Currie. She had been dating Dan for a little while but had never met our friend group so she wouldn’t have known anyone she sat with. In hindsight, I realize now that she would have been fine as she is the nicest person ever and it is pretty much impossible to not like her, but it’s always nice to be with your person at a big event.
I suppose it is a little weird to have someone at your head table you have never met, but it worked out wonderfully in the end as we have all become great friends … oh and she and Dan got married, so I suppose it worked out for them too 😉
Yep so I definitely have favourite spots around the city and am drawn to them again and again. And even if I use the exact same locations in these spots, each couple makes it their own and I have a completely different experience (albeit I am lucky that they have always been super positive experiences so far as I get to work with the greatest clients ever!!!). Courtney + Scott were not only great to walk around this wonderful little trail with, but they are just so darn cute! I loved all of their genuine laughs and cuddles!
Everyone was so anxious for Summer to get here, they just couldn’t wait for the warm weather to come and to be able to get those summer tans started. Me on the other hand, well I could have done with a bit more Spring. As pretty as Summer can be, I’m really not a huge fan. And one of the reason for that is because of the bugs! Summer to me equates to multiple months of whacking bugs and scratching the inevitable (and abundant) bites, and Brittany + Mike’s engagement session was the start of all of that for me this year as I came away with so many bites that I lost count. That being said, it was all so incredibly worth it as in the end as I got to spend a wonderful evening with these two and we created some gorgeous photos together!
I have mentioned it before, but I really will do just about anything for my clients and their photos. I often end up lying on the ground during my session to get a unique angle, although as I mentioned to Natasha + Jon during their session, this is really only suggested for wide shots as a straight up the nose angle isn’t flattering for anyone. I can also be seen with mud all over my shoes, dirt on pants, and squatting is something I can do for days thanks to the long stretches of it during wedding ceremonies. But in the case of winter sessions, the dedication to getting the shot is probably best exemplified by the bruises that are currently covering my shins.
Winter in Canada can be pretty harsh, and winter in Ottawa can be even worse! Now, I know there are a lot of cold places in the world, and Ottawa is not really known to be the absolute coldest (although for at least two days this year so far it has been – brr), but when you are standing outside among the cold and bitter wind, the weather can get to you, no question about that. This is even more true when you are doing all this without wearing a coat – just ask Chloe + Jonathan!