Sweating it out under high humidity. Watching columns of dark clouds traverse the sky. Darting from one building to the next as it rains sideways. Cleaning up after the birds in the barn. Trying to keep the tent tied down. All the while maintaining the most amazing sense of humour. Staying positive. Looking forward to the ceremony. To the party. Watching smiles grow wider as each guest arrives. The number of embraces multiplying. Don't sweat the small stuff. Enjoy everything else. That's the best thing you can do.Read More
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.Read More
The rain. My god.
Even though the year was young I'd decided that 2015 was going to be a wacky in regards to weather. After a never ending winter, Halifax transitioned into an overcast and rainy spring.
The 6th of June started with grey skies and a steady downpour. It didn't let up and the hourly forecast was erratic at best. Plans for an outdoor wedding were quickly abandoned and arrangements were made to hold the ceremony indoors at the Hubbards Barn. As a wedding photographer you have to roll with the punches, no matter how hard they may be. That said it's still difficult to ignore the growing knot in your stomach and to not flip the clouds a bird and question why an additional 30 millimeters of rain is needed when the monthly rainfall amount has been surpassed in less than a week.Read More
2014 was a great year for travelling as a wedding photographer. Close to 35,000km on the car and a countless number of new locations visited. As a Halifax wedding photographer I feel that I'm centrally located and am within reach of some fantastic venues. Not far from Halifax is the community of Antigonish and the Crystal Cliffs beachside retreat. Once home to the Nova Scotia Centre for Geological Sciences, the main barn now plays host to conferences, seminars and of course, weddings. Cara & Addison chose to celebrate their wedding day at Crystal Cliffs with a ceremony under the trees and a reception under the exposed rafters of the main barn. Despite the threat of showers they were able to surround themselves with friends and family and enjoy their day uninterrupted. Rain or shine, Crystal Cliffs is full of charm and I'm thankful for being able to document their wedding day.Read More