Chelsey and Jo had a sweet little courthouse wedding with their immediate family. I absolutely loved the little denim jacket that she wore over her short white dress. They were looking to have some outdoorsy photos for their formals and it had to have easy access for the grooms mum. I immediately knew where we had to go! This ticked all of their boxes and kept us on schedule. Sudbury is the best for finding wild looking places within the city. Everywhere you turn there is a lake or a forest. Look at this little slice of heaven 5 minutes from the restaurant they were going to for their first meal as a married couple.
I traveled to Manitoulin Island to Wikwemikong first Nations Reservation to photograph this Wedding. The Island is always so beautiful I feel like the light there is different from anywhere else I’ve ever been.
Amanda & Shevon’s Wedding ceremony was held in the ruins of an old school they had Native drummers as well as a steel drum player. It was a cool fusion of cultures. My favorite part of the ceremony was that the groom didn’t hold back any of his happiness his face shows his happiness loud and clear.
After the ceremony their reception was held at the Manitoulin Convention center. They opened the celebration with a traditional native dancer, dancing to the beat of the drums and singing. It was truly an experience. The drums have an incredible way of touching your soul and making you feel that you are truly part of something bigger. I am honored to experience traditions like this.
Cynthia and Jason's Wedding took place in Sudbury Ontario. It was a beautiful Fuchsia and black themed affair.
We did a mix of urban and park like photos for these two. Then we were off to the Reception.Where the traditional French Canadian Sock dance took place. Now I admit when I first moved to Sudbury this was new and strange thing to me lol so I will explain the tradition for those of you that are as lost as I was. This is where the unmarried older sibling has to wear the ugliest pair of socks known to man and dance in front of all of the guests who then throw money onto the floor for the new couple. For a more in depth description here is a link. There are even video’s of this on you tube go check it out.
I just have to share, these albums are so gorgeous! Imported from Italy they come with a beautiful keepsake box to store your guest book in.
Every couple wants to add personal touches to their Wedding and here is a super easy and totally personal touch. Your guests can flip through and see your favorite Engagement pictures and leave their well wishes alongside them. This is something you will want to go back and look at again and again.
This gorgeous one of a kind albums will one of your first family heirlooms that you can share with your family and future generations.
Glamorous Tim Burton Inspired Winter Wedding – Sudbury Ontario Wedding
This was an awesome Wedding it was completely unique. They had a Tim Burton influenced Winter Theme. They had 6 ft tall sculptures from the movie Corpse Bride and a White Rabbit showing the way to the reception. There were gorgeous snowflakes and skulls everywhere. The Bouquets were HUGE! The overall look was as beautiful and quirky as any Tim Burton landscape.
All of the flowers and details were the fabulous work of Apple Cart Collectables if you get a chance pop over and check out her stuff. There were delicious gluten free vegan desserts made by Jess Nadel at OH MY and the awesome food and Venue were all the work of Respect is Burning in downtown Sudbury. This couple were fantastic to photograph they totally incorporated their vision into their special day. Here are a few shots from their cool Wedding
Stephanie and Jack where great to work with from start to finish, designing her invitations and taking their WeddingPhotographs. They has a small intimate Friday evening Wedding. I love Friday Weddings! Everyone seems so relaxed. The lighting and that time of day is my favorite! I love being able to use that early evening light to make Romantic images. The location in Copper Cliff is so versitle as well, it always looks beautiful.
Stéphanie was a beautiful smily bride, Jack was kind of silly and funny and their bridal party was up for anything! You tell that from the photographs I captured that day. Stéphanie wanted something a little different as well she had asked me for an outdoor night shot. These are some of my favorite images from her Wedding. They are also some of my favorite to shoot. I get to be completely creative in my lighting and using it to create a mood for the images.
Enough talk. Here are the images.
This couple was a dream to work with! Their friends and family where Amazing. They where dressed to the nines and ready to celebrate. Doris was so easy going, Whenever something didnt go exactly to plan she would just say “ Well, thats interesting” and she would go on about what ever she was doing.
She knew that the day would go on just fine if everything didnt go just right to plan or schedule.
Rudy was equally as easy going his groomsman where all about goofing off and making everyone laugh. You could tell what a tight knit group of Friends they where. You could tell by the way Rudy and Doris looked at each other that they where totally in the moment and loving every minute of it.
I love being a Photographer in Sudbury, mainly because of couples like this.
This Wedding was a great one. Despite all of the rough luck this couple endured to make it to the alter, their Wedding was a beautiful and fun place to be. From lost deposits to MIA vendors this couple had it all during the planning process. Everytime they saw me it was a roller coaster of emotion. Man this bride was a trooper she hung in their and stood her ground. She told me once when she was picking up some of her photos "you know what? Im always happy to come see you because this is the once place I know is going to get it right." I took that as a huge compliment and assured her that everything would be fine for her Wedding. We shot their Photos between the hotel and the Grotto. Some of my favorite shots from this Wedding where the getting ready shots. I'll post one of them and then you can see how their Wedding woes didnt end at the alter. They where great sports for that final shot. As soon as I showed Tara the photo on the back of the camera she burst out laughing. I believe her first comment was "That's F#*cking Awesome!" I love it when a bride can let go of the stress and just enjoy her day no matter what gets thrown at her. Tara is my superstar from last year!
So once again I have been slacking on my blog posts. So Im revisiting all of my Weddings from last season and presenting a few images from each to keep you all updated.
When Spring comes we all start thinking about the outdoors and fun party's So in most cases Weddings fall into this season as well.
These Photographs are from Celena and Larry's Wedding.
They Where Married in Lively ON and their reception was at the Italian club in Copper Cliff. Let me tell you, The food there is always incredible! This couples First dance was Beautiful, it was choreographed and practiced to perfection.
The first shot is my favorite Dance shot from their Wedding.
WOW! That was a Very Busy day. I met soo many excited brides on Saturday at the Unitied Steel Workers Hall It reinvigorates me for the next season. I cant wait to get started on all of the Boudoir Sessions I booked from my show special. There are going to be a lot of lucky guys out there in the near future lol. So I just thought I would post a picture of my booth from the show. Happy Planning! Remember Im willing to travel outside of Sudbury and all of my packages include a Hard Covered Art Style Album! I look forward to meetings over the next few days.