Monday, October 27, 2008

Yosi & Miguel - Wedding

Another fantastic wedding this weekend! Yosi and Miguel were married on Sunday with their closest family and friends in attendance. I had the pleasure of having Jack Spyker second shooting at this wedding. We had an amazing day with these two families. I'll be back soon with more comments, for now...the images speak for themselves.

I'm back! I'm looking at these images again and I'm still flooded with strong feelings from the day. It's amazing how our memories work. A glance at a picture, a simple visual trigger, and our minds jump us right back to the moment. I'm re-experiencing the moments again. Like the image above...when I look at it I remember the cool crisp air, the sound of Miguel talking to Yosi, their laughter, the thunder off in the distance, and then I remember the moment when their hands met. I remember thinking it was a perfect moment, now frozen in time, forever theirs...I'm now imagining its a year from today, Miguel and Yosi have their first child, and they look at their wall, where this image might be, printed on a fine art canvas...they will experience it all over again...

I absolutely love that I am able to be a part of peoples lives through our work! I love being a photographer! Yosi and Miguel - congratulations! It was a wild ride!

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Yosi's ring in a bed of roses.

Three dresses waiting to be worn.

I absolutely love this image of the rings on the ring-pillow! Carol VanZanten of Vinifera Flora Design did such an amazing job with the pillow and all the flowers!

Jack took this one and he did an amazing job with it! Beautiful!

I love how this turned out. Anyone see the hidden shape?

Yosi getting her makeup done.

Isabella! She kept us entertained all day! Isn't she pretty?

Yosi has the best laugh ever!

I couldn't resist using that amazing window light.

Yosi is so beautiful...Lucky Miguel!

This little darling was only satisfied when her entire basket of flowers was empty.

Miguel's first look at Yosi.

Miguel was so moved. He loves her sooo much. It was beautiful!


There is so much unsaid in this image. It's quite moving to me.

Awwww....nice shot Jack!

And this one too! Jack was getting some incredible stuff!

Meanwhile, I had crawled into the vines and was laying down in the wet grass and mud. But it was so worth it!

Later in the night, we had the idea to go down to the cellars at Cave Springs Winery. It was amazing! After setting up a few lights, our couple were ready to shine!

Okay, I wasn't going to write anything here, but now I am! Jack was setting up this great shot with Yosi and Miguel, it was about 12:30am or so at this point, and I was feeling giddy! I snuck around behind them and slowly moved between them. Much laughter had by all! Thanks to Jack who kept right on shooting!

Congratulations once again to Yosi and Miguel! I can't wait to talk to you guys again!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Amanda & Jay - Wedding Slideshow

Amanda and Jay's Wedding Slideshow is incredible! I was totally moved as I watched it. I love how when you watch these slideshows all the memories of the day come back to you. It's so powerful!

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Monday, October 20, 2008

Heather & Kevin - Wedding

Where to begin when talking about Heather and Kevin's wedding. Well, I guess we could start a few weeks ago, at another wedding we were lucky enough to be a part of - Kim and Chris. Heather and Kevin we both in the wedding party, and we got a chance to get to know them throughout the day.

We ended up having a great time with them, and about a week after the wedding Heather contacted us. It was official, they wanted us to join them at their wedding, which was happening in a few weeks.

It was really cool to be able to see them again so soon, and what was also great was that many of the same people from Kim and Chris' wedding were also at Heather and Kevin's, so it was like a little reunion! It's always nice to be able to work with people you've gotten to know at another wedding. On another note, I just got an email today from another couple at Heather and Kevin's wedding who want to book us for their wedding next year! Maybe we will see everyone again!

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We started out at Heather's Mom's place, doing hair and makeup. As you can see, there were lots of laughs!

Here is the lovely Nicole getting some final touch-ups.

Isn't she gorgeous?

Kayla getting her eyes done. Wow! These girls are stunning! All of their makeup was done by the super-talented Jennifer Allen-Csefko.

And voila!

And here she is! The magnificent Heather!

Kim and Nicole assisting Heather. What good bridesmaids!

Heather's mom. She was great. She and my assistant Rose, who also happens to be my mother in law got along great. She looks so proud of Heather in this image.

Heather is so full of life!

Almost ready...

I love this image.

Oh this one too! I saw the mirror on the wall the whole time she was getting ready and I wanted to use it somehow. it worked out perfectly, especially with the clear, crisp blue wall.

We headed out to the ceremony, which was outside on a glorious day! With all the rain this year, it was nice to be outside and sunny!

They had a wind ensemble playing for them as they entered.

Heather and her father, walking towards Kevin. I love the emotion in this one.

Kevin looks like he's ready to burst!

Heather, soft and beautiful in the light.

This is also one of my favorites. I just love blue skies!

The sun coming through the leaves was just amazing!

Kevin, centre stage with the boys. As I was composing this shot, I looked down, changed a camera setting and looked back up. I noticed the guy on the left hand side, half-way back was missing. I thought I may have moved and he was behind Kevin or something, but it wasn't me. He had snuck across the aisle when I wasn't looking'll see.

Umm...perhaps they are doing some male bonding?

These guys cracked me up all day!

And here we have the Groom and Groomsmen surfing shot. Please don't ask if any of the chairs broke, we all took a vow to never speak of it again.

Perfect. They are all sitting still looking great. No silly faces or shenanigans.

I knew it wouldn't last!

I'm glad we got Heather to stop laughing for a bit. This image worked perfectly!


All the girls.

Was it something I said?

Oooooo baby!

i think they are talking about the guys.

Yup, pretty sure they were.

Heather wanted to do some on the playground, so we kicked off some kids, who were pretty upset, but don't worry, they got to come back very soon.

Causing more trouble...

This one is awesome! Look at that sky!

And Chris decides he's always wanted to be a fireman.

Bounce bounce bounce!

I love the leaves!

These guys have too much fun!

Thanks again to Heather and Kevin for allowing us to be a part of their special day. Congratulations!

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