Tara and Dave chose Tara’s childhood home for their wedding, full of romantic spaces and amazing scenery including a hand made log home and lilacs full of Monarch butterflies. More striking than all this; Tara’s radiance and Dave’s smile as they shared their love for each other and celebrated with family and friends. The joy of the day spilled over into the formals, where the wedding party enjoyed mixing traditional poses with superhero and action themed ideas.
Here is the story of their wedding and formals.
Sharai’s favourite time of the year is fall. A few months ago she asked me to shoot her engagement photos and we waited with anticipation for the leaves to turn so we could head out and have some fun with the beautiful natural backdrop of Autumn.
For the shoot they headed up the Wolverine Valley near Tumbler Ridge and spent the evening in laughter and romance. Sharai brought balloons, and some handmade creations to add charm to the photos.
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While the property where Kealy and Mike got married was absolutely gorgeous, mother nature decided to step up her game, providing dramatic dark clouds that provided a great tonal contrast to the whites of the girl’s dresses and the grey of the boy’s suits. Fortunately it didn’t rain until everyone was inside, and then only for a few minutes. Fortunately, the clouds didn’t cover the whole sky, and, moments before the sun set it shone through a gap between the clouds and the land, creating a strip of fire along the horizon below the still-threatening clouds for a beautiful but brief moment after supper.
After last year’s deluge weddings, this year has gone back to the usual perfect weather on weekends. The entire summer featured perfect Saturdays.
Of course, Kealy and Mike got married the first weekend in September, and so all bets were off. The weather was mixed, with dangerous looking skies. Fortunately, the rain held off for the wedding and for the formals, and I love skies like this. Here’s part 2 from Kealy and Mike’s wedding.
Typically, we chose soft, romantic music for these slide shows, but while I’m not going to say there weren’t any romantic moments, the whole shoot was quite lively, with people climbing on things, pretending to toss the bride in the dugout, and, after a quick game of duelling posing, the girls charging the guys and trying to tackle them. Besides, as we were shooting the formals, Ashley had music playing in the background, which included things like ‘I Believe in a Thing Called Love’ by the Darkness, so, yeah, fun and upbeat suits.
There is something I’ve always loved about creating these slideshows for couples. Each image from the wedding holds so much meaning, wether it be the details painstakingly hand created or the the expressions captured during moments of intense emotion. In putting these moments for Catherine and Wesley together in series, and telling the story of the day and seeing such joy and love… well I can’t help but smile too.
On the surface, Jeremy and Charity are a very reserved couple, but that’s only on the surface, and still waters, the saying goes, run deep, and you can see the depth of emotion in the way his eyes well up when he sees her for the first time, the way she smiles when she looks at him. I loved spending the day with these two and being able to reach past his serious demeanour and tickle his funny bone, and to just watch the way they interacted. Much of that is captured here, in this Love Story slideshow.