This was a really great wedding day to photograph! Ram and Terri must be one of the most easy going, kind, and cheery couples we have ever worked with.
I first met Ram almost two years ago in Toronto, at a photography workshop. We hit off immediately! Then he went and proposed to Terri, then they called me! So exciting. Here are a few of my favourite images from the day, both the ceremony and reception were held at the Courtyard Marriott in Brampton.
As you can see Ram and Terri are a pretty cute couple, always smiling and so full of life…I’d say this is especially true of Terri. I don’t think she stopped smiling all day. And what a dramatic smile it is! So much joy.
Sweet, lovely Becky and Leo. Where to begin? I have some history with Becky…my aunt DiDi is married to her daddio Doug. I didn’t grow up knowing Becky but I did know of her. Ironically this connection was unknown to her hubby when he contacted me to shoot their wedding Downtown Ottawa. And at the time I had no idea Leo belonged to Becky, who belonged to Doug, who belonged to DiDi. And I have to admit when the groom half of a bride/groom couple contacts me about Wedding Photography I often check in regarding the brides ideas and wishes. Eventually Leo and I worked out all the details of Wedding Photography…it took us a little while to figure out the connections but we managed. I think once Becky knew who Leo was communicating with she laid it all out. Such a nice surprise.
One of the best memories I have of Becky and this wedding was the weekend I met with her last spring to visit Notre Dame Basilica in Ottawa. As we happened to have some common family and, as it turned out, common interest we spent a weekend downtown Montreal shopping and eating. It was divine! We may have even ventured into the famous little club, Le 281. Some of you may have heard of such a place, others may not be so lucky. Anyway, the memories we created at Le 281 on rue Sainte-Catherine are better suited to less wedding-y, more boudoir-y kinds of blogs posts. I’ll leave that to another day.
Back to their beautiful wedding day. Jay and I started early, Jay at Notre Dame Basilica and I at the Crowne Plaza Hotel with becky and family. It was a great morning, but man were we rushed! Once we made it to Notre Dame all was well again. As you can see Becky is pretty much over the moon…
It was a sunny, hot June wedding day Downtown Ottawa…so fun, so much energy, so many loving people. From capturing the dramatic detail ofNotre Dame Basilica, to shooting Becky and Leo at Planet Coffee where they were engaged, and finally getting to shoot the group of them partying into the evening at the Crowne Plaza. It was a wicked night.
What a privilege to shoot for Rachel and Mike! Shooting a wedding is always so much fun, I really do love this work…but shooting a wedding for people you know is pretty darn special. Although I had not seen Rachel in years we met first in Brampton in grade six or seven, I think? We grew up together, just around the corner from one another actually. After middle school we went to different high schools but remained friends. This meant attending her wedding was a great big high school reunion for me. Jay and I spent the morning with the girls at Rachel and Mike’s home in Toronto then ventured downtown to Rachel’s favourite park for the big reveal and a bunch a group photos. We always find shooting an evening wedding so relaxing. This is exactly how I’d describe their entire wedding day.
Here is a small selection of my favourites from their Toronto Wedding day at Berkeley Church. Until now the only images I’ve shared online have been their Thank You card picks…glad to finally be sharing these since it was a such a beautiful wedding to photograph…way back in April!
Congratulations to my sweet and wonderful old friend Rachel and her lovely hubby, Mike.
I love the Penny family! These kiddies are hilarious…one-more than happy to jump in Lake Bernard fully clothed, the other a bit more apprehensive. In the end we had a great time and all of us ended up soaked. Cottage family portraits are the very best, especially when you get to hang out with crazy little munchkins like this.