My final wedding of the season was with Bob & Michelle. Bob and I used to play baseball back in the day so when him and Michelle asked me to shoot their wedding I was excited to see how he’s been. After initially photographing their engagement photos earlier in the year I also got the opportunity to get to know Michelle as well. Suffice it to say I was very anxious to work with them again for their wedding.
The day for me started at Michelle’s house. As everyone got ready I just tried to stay out of the way while capturing some natural and spontaneous moments. I came away with some really good ones. The bus then came and picked up all the girls and drove them to the church. The ceremony itself was at St. Dominic’s Church. This was my first wedding here and as soon as I entered my heart skipped a beat. It was by far one of the nicest and most grand churches I have been in. During the ceremony I really tried to show that scale in some of the photos. Because of all the wide open space I was able to move around and get some good emotional photos.
After the ceremony everyone gathered outside and eventually saw the bride, groom and rest of the bridal part off. Our first stop was the Friendship Gardens for the family photos. Although there weren’t too many fall colours out yet, there were still plenty of colours and beautiful spots to work with. Then it was off to the Fort William Gardens. We weren’t able to actually take photos on the ice but we did manage to get some photos in the stands and press box. The final stop for portraits was the Port Arthur Stadium. We actually had a bit more time to work with so we used the dugout and tunnels for some unique shots. The entire party also took to the field which allowed from some good candid photos.
Lastly, we ended up the Italian Hall for the reception. This was my first time in the main ballroom. The decorations were fantastic along with the rest of the decor. It was definitely a busy day but it went by very fast. Being able to go to a variety of locations through Thunder Bay was the biggest highlight of the day for me. Bob, Michelle and the rest of the party were very easy going and fun to hang out with. Thanks to everyone for a great time!