Letting go. Forging forward. That's one of the hardest life lessons of them all.
Over the next couple of weeks the landing page of this website will be wiped clean and populated with work from the 2017 season. The past year was an absolute blur, but I had fun at every step along the way. As the existing galleries are replaced I wish to give them a new home within the blog. At some point someone will stumble across them and hopefully fall in love with them as much as I have.
Beginning with this gem. Why do I love it?
Caitlin & Joe's honesty. This is them. Nothing to hide. Nothing to dress up. Having grown up in a rural area I also found myself lost in nostalgia. The cluck of chickens. The bright colours of farm paint. Barn cats and yard dogs. Massey-Fergusons and friendly sheep. Windfall and fresh flowers. The hustle and bustle of the kitchen and the serenity of the parlour.
They had fun. I had fun. Original excerpt below;
As you travel along Nova Scotia's Sunrise trail you'll eventually find Caitlin's childhood home, tucked in from the road slightly but still basking in the sun. Brightly painted, it was graced by an abundance of flowers when I arrived in early September. The driveway slowly loops towards the back of the property, leading visitors towards a large barn that would serve as the backdrop for the wedding. Sheep tended to grass and chickens rummaged through windfall as friends and family set the reception tables and cut flowers for decorations. Situated in the far corner and overlooking the ceremony site was a fishing boat bearing Caitlin's name - its hull slowly being restored by her father. I'd found a small slice of paradise in rural Nova Scotia and immediately fell in love. As a photographer it is an absolute honour to photograph in a space where both inhabitants and visitors share a strong connection to the structures and the land they reside on. There are hundreds, if not thousands of details which help paint the setting at hand. A clear afternoon sky made for a beautiful ceremony and a clear night sky undoubtably illuminated the path to an impromptu campground where guests were encouraged to spend the night. This is Nova Scotia.