I don’t remember exactly how long that first meeting was, but I know that it was definitely one of my longer consults and ever since I sat down for coffee with Hannah + Curtis I have been super excited for their wedding day! And as the big day got closer and closer, my excitement levels only went up and up! But honestly, even though I was super pumped to work at this venue and with all of the wonderful vendors these two had chosen to be part of their day, the thing I was most excited for was getting to capture these two amazingly kind souls.
We have had many couples who ended up getting married after meeting online, but I think Casandra + Alex may be the first who specifically met while playing video games online. So with that in mind, and the fact that the are active gamers to this day (and went to school in the industry), it makes perfect sense that their wedding day was themed around their favourite past time.
Mother Nature has been pretty kind to me all year so far, more or less, and this was definitely true during Jennifer + Phil’s wedding day as the forecast started off pretty darn gloomy but we ended up having some really great weather! We were even graced by a couple deer that passed by us during the Bride + Groom portraits.
When I captured Sarah + Kelvin’s engagement session last winter I learned just how amazing they are in front of the camera, and although I didn’t really forgot that fact, I was very quickly reminded of just how fantastic they really are as soon as we had the two of them together again and in front of our lenses! Seriously guys, they are complete naturals! Such genuine emotion and adorableness I honestly just couldn’t get enough of it! I could have shot these two all day long! And that feeling was only compounded when I met the rest of their wedding party as these guys were just a ton of fun and made every second of this already wonderful day that much more awesome!
Can we talk about speeches for just a second? So there have been many times during my career as a wedding photographer where I have felt the pains of a long, drawn-out, boring speech. Or seen a fellow shy person struggle through a speech they really didn’t feel comfortable making. But the speeches at Brittany + Mike’s wedding were none of these things and instead they were utterly brilliant and so ridiculously funny! Every venue has house rules that get read by the MC before the night really begins, and although I have heard some entertaining versions before, never before have they actually been side-splitting funny!