Amanda & Shevons Wikwemikong Wedding - Manitoulin Island Ontario

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. 

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Amanda & Shevon's Wikwemikong Engagement Photos – Manitoulin Island

This was my first time ever traveling to Manitoulin Island. It was a beautiful drive from Sudbury there were stretches of road that were so beautiful, you would round a bend as see the amazing rock faces, the wildness and the rugged beauty of the scenery took my breath away. Im not surprised that this landscape inspired the group of seven and their bodies of work.  I was inspired by all of this and I hadn’t even gotten to the island yet.  When I reached the island it was like a totally different world there were flat pastures, Beautiful lake views and speed limits that allowed you to take it all in.

The location that was selected for Amanda and Shevon’s Engagement pictures was incredible and had a lot of history associated with it.  The Ruins are the outter brick walls of a building with row upon row of windows.  I absolutely loved the location.  Here are a few of my favorite photos from their engagement session.