Young Love

It's your classic Nicholas Sparks novel—a young couple separated, destined to live different lives, only to be reunited over fifty years later and discover that a love can be rekindled.

But it's not a sappy novel, this is the story of my feisty, fun-loving grandpa Clem and his beautiful new wife Lucille.

I was working across the room when he got a phone call. "Oh, it's you!" he softly exclaimed. He scurried downstairs and I couldn't eavesdrop on the long conversation. Absorbed with my work, I didn't even ask any questions when he came back up and asked me for the address of a fancy restaurant he had been to once before (technologically disinclined, he soon discovered that I—or rather my internet connection—was a much faster way of procuring information than YellowPages. He did this a lot).

But a week later when he introduced me to "an old friend of his", a girl he had dated years before he met my late grandmother, my cousins and I glanced sidelong at each other like, Is he...? No, he can't be.

But sure enough, Lucille had captured his heart again, and the tiny redhead soon captured all of ours with her adorable smile and spunky sense of humour. Just a few months later they were married—and I had the incredible honour of being their photographer. Of the many, many weddings I have been to over the years, this was by far one of the most fun!

Who says there is no such thing as young love at 79?

A Country Wedding

Christmas is fast approaching once again (sneaky devil), but I thought that amid the hectic preparations—the finishing of projects and wrapping of gifts—I would publish another blog post before I head home for the holidays!

Brenden and Meghan's big day had all the feel of a country wedding—laid back, simple and beautiful. It was the first wedding I'd ever been to where the couple had a "first look" before the actual ceremony, and Brenden was an adorable mess. I admired Meghan's "Pinterest-y" approach to decorating, and we all had fun experimenting with burning steel wool after dark to capture a Disney-like effect. The whole day was gorgeous—sunny and warm—and I once again found it very easy to capture the love of a couple who so are so evidently made for each other. Thank you for asking me to be your photographer! I hope you have many, many happy years together.

Once again, here are a few of my personal favourites from the day. Please be sure to visit the full gallery!

Brenden & Meghan

Snowing in the City

I'm ashamed to admit that it's already the end of November and I am only just publishing my first blog entry and the first of the weddings I photographed this past summer. I tell myself that it's because I've been dreadfully busy and that makes me feel better about myself. But as I look out at the icy streets and the haze of snowflakes steadily drifting down from a stone-grey sky, I find it hard to believe that winter is already here. My oh my, how time can get away on you.

I had the privilege of photographing not one but three weddings this past summer for people I dearly love. Watching them so joyfully pledge their lives to one another reminded me once again why I enjoy my job so much—love so evident and beautiful is so very easy to capture. (Editing a truckload of photos on the other hand... not so much).

Without further ado, I'm please to share with you a few of my personal favourites from my best friend's wedding. Please feel free to check out the full gallery.

Brittany & Jeff