Rachel + Emerson | Wedding | By Michelle

Swooning over this one! I mean it really doesn’t get much better than this! I am all about thinking outside of the box! I will admit things can sometimes be pretty predictable with weddings. So when I have a bride that wants to shake things up a bit it really gets me excited! I knew this was gonna be an amazing wedding. Rachel corresponded with me all year on details and I loved it! It really made me feel like such an important part of their day and made me feel pretty good that she valued my opinion on things, not to mention it really made for a pretty relaxing day when you really get to know your brides. The two of them were gems, they have been together since they were teenagers and their love was still as new and pure as if they were only 16! I have to say it was pretty refreshing to see! Rachel is a lover of horses and when she told me she would be riding down to her beautiful outdoor ceremony location on one I was elated! I don’t always know where to take my couples and try my best to make each and every wedding as unique as I possibly can. I have been eyeballing a particular property all summer and Rachel and Emmer were my last wedding of the season, So I decided to knock on someones door and see if we could shoot on their land. To say we were meant to shoot here was an understatement. Upon talking to the owner he told me they had chickens ( GASP) I knew Rachel would be so up for this! I think he thought I was a lil off my rocker insisting to please don’t cut your grass, just leave everything as is. When we arrived to shoot, to our surprise was an amazing old car there for us to use( no clue what kind) just knew it was an antique and as cool as heck! Thanks so very much Keith for allowing me to do my thing on your property. I couldn’t be happier about this one, so I will apologize in advance for the over abundance of photos your about to see!

 

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Sally + Jordan | Wedding | By Michelle

So I have been moving at a turtles pace on my weddings this year, but I am taking on the motto of slow and steady wins the race!  From the day I met these two for their engagement session I knew they would be a true pleasure to work with and they certainly didn’t disappoint.  Walking into Sally’s family home there was a strong sense of family, steeped in tradition.  From the land to the home it gave an instant feeling of comfort!  Sally’s grandparents empty home sits next-door  and was where we took all of their photos, it was really the perfect spot and it had such a strong connection for them.  We even attempted to recreate a particular wedding photo from her grandparents wedding day! ( not quite sure if I nailed it or not but it is certainly a version of it) I think I could have shot there all day long, I almost felt at home in a strange way!  I think I am a sucker for anything that has history and it was an honour to help preserve some history for Sally and Jordan.  Its very funny cause Sally didn’t say much to me about her grandmother who is no longer living, but I knew she played a very important role that day!  Her spirit was present in so many aspects of your day!  So here is some highlights of your awesome day!

 

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Brittany Burke | Senior Session | By Michelle and Brittany

It’s finally that time of year where we get to play catch up with all of our blogging, although I think we may have enough to last us through 2015.

Many of you have seen our first session with this gorgeous young lady, and it was quite a hit. I think we get more and more amped with every senior session we shoot. Sometime’s it gets so out of control we have to remind one another to slow down or to stop shooting so much because we end up with 100 of the same shots. I like to think of it as a good thing though, because it just means we love what we do. These sessions literally have our hearts and we want the world to see and know that anyone can feel beautiful:)We’ll keep it short and sweet this time though and if you haven’t had a chance to peak and Brittany’s winter session you can do that here ! 

 

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Heather + Jess | Elopement | By Brittany

It all started over a cup of coffee, when I met up with Heather and Jess to give them some of my wedding expertise. They had been engaged for a little while now and weren’t really sure how to go about planning a wedding, especially since they would be planning their wedding in Vancouver. So far they had only planned to do an engagement session with me, and just wanted some advice on wedding details. The more they told me about what they wanted from their wedding, like not having a ceremony, just a big party, and no photographer since it would basically be a big reception… I instantly thought “So lets just elope!”, never thinking they would actually go for it. Next thing I know we are planning a very intimate wedding weekend in the beautiful forests of Margaree Valley. (Swoon much?) Since they wanted this day to be all about them with absolutely no stress whatsoever, they told me to just do my thing in terms of decor and where we would take photos etc. I am still such a firm believer in the saying “Less is more”, and this is why. Yes, I love pretty details just as much as the next girly photographer but when you have such a beautiful couple in love like these two, the details don’t seem to matter as much. When the day is all gone, these are the moments you have to look back on. Maybe the look on their faces wouldn’t have been this true and honest had they been stressed out and weighed down by all of the silly details that cause most people to freak out on their wedding day. Trust me, this has nothing to do with how a couple feels about each other but stress can take over in ways we don’t even know. This is why I was SO beyond thrilled to capture these two committing their lives to one another. I knew it would be perfect in every way, no fuss no muss. I want people to remember what weddings are all about… A life long journey choosing to love, not a life long journey of planning one day!

Heather & Jess, you guys are awesome.

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Linda + Steve | Wedding | By Michelle

Another beautiful wedding coming at the blog today!  I have never worked with a more easy going and down to earth pair as these two.  The love felt for the two of them was very apparent that day from their amazing bridal party and families.  You could just see how important they were to each and every person involved in the wedding.  Linda is so sweet and kind not to mention pretty as a picture, and Steve who is a little shy and mild mannered were a perfect compliment to each other. I  remember Linda saying to me ” I am not sure about how Steve will be he’s not really one for pics”  well he certainly surprised me.  He went along with everything and listened intently to all of my erratic directions.  I know I can be a little over the top especially when it comes to bride/groom photos.  I feel like the moto for me when shooting is more is more!   I shoot right up til the last drop of daylight and they were both troopers.  I also know they are anxiously awaiting to see these and I thank them enough for being so patient in doing so.storyboard001storyboard002storyboard003storyboard004storyboard005storyboard006storyboard007storyboard008storyboard009storyboard010storyboard012storyboard013storyboard014storyboard015storyboard016storyboard017storyboard018storyboard019storyboard020storyboard021storyboard023storyboard033storyboard024storyboard025storyboard026storyboard027storyboard028storyboard029storyboard030storyboard031storyboard032storyboard034storyboard035storyboard037storyboard036storyboard038storyboard039storyboard041storyboard044storyboard043storyboard045storyboard046storyboard047storyboard048storyboard049storyboard050storyboard051storyboard052storyboard054storyboard055storyboard056storyboard057storyboard058storyboard059storyboard060storyboard061storyboard062storyboard063storyboard064storyboard065storyboard066storyboard067storyboard068storyboard070storyboard071storyboard072storyboard073storyboard074storyboard075storyboard076storyboard077storyboard078storyboard079storyboard080storyboard081storyboard082storyboard083storyboard084storyboard085storyboard086storyboard087storyboard088storyboard089storyboard090storyboard091storyboard092storyboard093storyboard094storyboard095storyboard096storyboard097storyboard098storyboard099storyboard100storyboard101storyboard102storyboard103storyboard104storyboard105storyboard106storyboard107storyboard108storyboard109storyboard110storyboard111storyboard112storyboard113storyboard114

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