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.
Tonight I’m continuing with this gem. Why do I love it?
This is the wedding that helped change my perception of what a wedding can be. There are no rules. There is no need to create an image or follow a trend. Breakfast for dinner. At the family cottage. By the lake. I remember climbing into my car at the end of the night with a big stupid smile on my face. I had loved every single minute of it and I was determined to document more. I’d say that things have worked out splendidly. Whitney & Justin - I owe you more than you can possibly imagine. Thank you, friends.
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2014 also marked my first visit to Greenfield, Nova Scotia. Where cottages on the Amherst Shore are exposed to the Northumberland Straight, cottages in Greenfield cozy up to the Medway River, fed by Lake Ponhook to the North. Whitney & Justin chose the family cottage that Justin had grown up with as the site of their wedding and reception. By the time I arrived the tables had been set underneath a canopy of maple trees in the backyard. Dinner was to be a greasy breakfast, the staple meal of any Canadian cottage. Trays of thickly sliced bacon and potatoes lined the countertops - trays of fruit and vegetables would soon follow. Baseball caps, life jackets, travel-sized boxes of Fruit Loops, mis-matched blankets & quilts, lanterns, pine needle covered roofs, rogue squirrels, ducks, fishing rods and family photos. All of these (and so much more) made for the perfect wedding day backdrop. These two chose to focus on the simple things, and their day was so much richer for it. Thank you for allowing me to be your wedding photographer.