My last wedding of the 2017 season was with Chrystal and Joshua at Fort William Historical Park and I couldn't have asked for a more fitting end to the wedding season. It also happened to be a winter wedding which is another bonus, and, it actually snowed too.
I arrived at 1:00pm and my first order of business was to capture the bridal party portraits. Luckily for me, the backdrop was already in place with a beautiful vintage green couch, provided by the wedding planner Shalini Misir of Maid For The Bride. It also helped that Chrystal and all the bridesmaids were a blast to photograph on the couch. The wedding party's attire mixed with the vintage theme, really made it easy for me to create some truly beautiful photos.
Once the men arrived, I also spent a bit of time with them posing on the couch. As with the women, the men were dressed perfectly which you can see from some of the photos below.
Chrystal and Joshua also hired another photographer to shoot their wedding along side me. It happened to be Dan Garrity who I had never worked with before, and to be honest, I had never worked with any photographer before. I am after all, a one man show. It ended up being extremely fun and rewarding to work with Dan. I can't speak for him, but I definitely learned some new things in working with him. Plus, while I was doing one aspect of the wedding, he was doing another, so its as a win for everyone, especially Chrystal and Joshua.
After the portraits on the couch were all done, it was time to go the the Fort, specifically the Canot Du Nord room, and get some family portraits. The room itself, as with most of the fort, was a flashback to the 1800's. There was a grand fire place and and over all vintage feel, which perfectly suited the theme for the day. While I was doing the indoor portraits, Dan was working with the rest of the part outside. I can't wait to see those photos.
When we were all done the indoor portraits, I got the chance to do some outdoor photos with the entire party as well. I came away with some good group shots, some of just Chrystal and Joshua, and of course, a epic snowball fight. The snow was coming down pretty hard by the time we got outside, so it was perfect timing to say the least.
The last part of the wedding took place back in the main building. Some of my favourite highlights from the reception was the first dance and the shoe game. There were a lot of great moments in between too. Before I left, Trevor of IDJ, who was amazing as usual by the way, got all the married couples on to the dance floor for an anniversary dance. It also provided the opportunity for their godparents to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary.
That was the end of the day for me and it was the perfect finish to such an amazing final wedding of the year. It truly had everything I could have asked for, most importantly, the opportunity to photograph yet another amazing couple in Chrystal and Joshua.