Thunderstorms woke up the entire city at 6am but the day seemed to clear up, beautiful and sunny. I visit the guys, the ladies and off we go to the meeting spot at Westmount park so that Hannah and Justin can see each other for the first time on their wedding day. Waiting in the car for Justin's limo to arrive, the sun is almost immediately swallowed up with rain clouds and it's torrential downpour. This is the moment where a photographer has to say, do we wait for it to pass? How much time do we have to wait it out, or to travel to our Plan B? This is the sort of pressure wedding photographers deal with on a weekly basis, more than once (and only 1 of the many problems we may need to solve). This pressure is exactly why I've been photographing weddings for 10 years and why I still love them. They still give me butterflies. If we weren't pushed to work under pressure, we wouldn't get striking material that is so special to us and our especially our clients.
The second major important factor that makes me proud of this day is that H+J were calm, trusting and simply happy - this was their wedding day. Why shouldn't they be. They were getting married and letting the pros do the thinking. There was a huge and incredible team that worked on this day, and we were working for them. The important thing for future brides to know is that your team works you so you can enjoy every second. H+J prove that it's so important, just look at them in these photos They'll look at these photos for their entire lives, and they won't remember any stress.
I'm honoured to work for the most fun and loving couple. Hannah, you're a beauty, the life of the party, this, and every party. Justin, I haven't known you as long as Hannah, but it's obvious you're the best man to be coupled with this lady; kind, funny and maybe just a little handsome!
Onsite coordinator and event planner | Blanc Events
Videography | Villa View
Venue | Parisian Laundry
Caterer | Tuck Shop
Flowers | Fleurs des Jardins
Rentals | Joes Prop House, Celebrations, Luxe rentals and ABP
Cake | Yuki Bakery
Tent | Fiesta Tents
Photobooth | Pixi Booth
DJ | DJ Eric the Tutor
Printed material | That Sky Blue