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A January Wedding

Last month, I had the pleasure of photographing the wedding of two friends of mine: Mark and Kelly. I don't necessarily consider myself to be a wedding photographer, but inevitably I end up doing a few here and there, usually for a friend or acquaintance. I approach weddings in the same way that I approach event photography, focussing on documenting rather than directing, often sneaking around largely unnoticed by guests. 

Mark and Kelly were actually featured in my last blog post, about my portrait series "FoWo Fam," which you can read about here. I've known them for about 3 years, and in that time we've become such good friends that they actually helped me move house in the week leading up to their wedding...

It was a simple, joyous, honest and heartfelt affair at the Children's Farm in Collingwood on a rainy Friday the 13th. Despite the weather, everything was perfect, and I did my best to capture the day in my own special way.

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Nadine + Glyn = Love

I haven't written a blog post in a while because I've kind of been traveling like crazy. Not anything major, a few small 2 week trips here and there. Lately it seems like that's all I want to do, and I haven't been taking on too many big projects. As a result, I only photographed one wedding this summer: Nadine and Glyn's.

I met Nadine about a year ago when I took some headshots for her in a friend's studio downtown. I had no idea how much other work I was going to get from her, including layout and design for her first book! (Blog post about that project coming real soon.) By the time Nadine asked me to photograph their wedding I felt as though I'd gotten to know her a little bit, which always makes shooting a wedding more special for me.

On the hottest day in September, Nadine and Glyn had a small ceremony at Louise McKinney park in the beautiful river valley followed by dinner downtown (and a quick pop-in to What the Truck) and a reception at Riverdale Hall. I want to post about a million photos from the wedding because it was such a good one, but here are three simple photos of the bride & groom on their special day. 

 

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Etmanski Wedding

I've never really thought of myself as a wedding photographer, but this summer is throwing a lot of them at me. Maybe it's the universe (and not just my grandma) telling me that since I got engaged in September of 2010 and haven't made any plans for an actual wedding yet, it's about time? Regardless... I'm really starting to enjoy shooting weddings!

Back in March I was asked by my best friend's dad Andy if I would photograph his wedding in July. They didn't want coverage of the whole wedding, just some family "formal" style portraits and a few shots of the bride & groom alone. I was honored and also slightly nervous - I only had an hour to photograph them, and in my experience it usually takes a bit longer than that to do formals! This would also be my first wedding with a slightly older bride & groom than I'm used to, so I crossed my fingers and hoped my style would please them.

The day ended up being rainy & windy - but that's supposed to be good luck right? We had planned for a backup location inside the Union Bank hotel, so the family portraits went off without a hitch, and I managed to get some cute shots of Andy & Donna outside under an umbrella - some of my favourites from the day! I won't be posting an online album of their family portraits, so here are two quick snapshots of the lovely bride and groom on their special day. Enjoy!

 

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Samara & Kyle

Samara and I met through work a few years ago, and is more than a little bit responsible for the huge opportunities I've had photographing for 91.7 The Bounce. (Thanks Samara!) We soon figured out that her cousin is one of my best friends, and over time the two of us have become friends as well. And let's not forget about Kyle! Totally personable and utterly hilarious, an all around nice guy. They're a sweet couple!

They ran off to Mexico to get married earlier this month, but had me photograph a small family ceremony at the Citadel Theatre before they left. While we were there we also did an engagement-style portrait session in the Citadel's beautiful atrium. They've let me share a few with you.

Click the image below to view a few more from our session on flickr!