My first official wedding of the year was a short one for me, just 3 hours, but I came away with so many great photos, you would think it was much longer. Leanne and Peter decided to get married down at the Thunder Bay Marina. They live in the condo right on the water, so it made perfect sense. Before everyone made their way to the marina, everyone hung out in their condo, which gave me ample time to capture a lot of moments. It was a very laid back and easy going wedding. There was no first look, or anything like that, just everyone getting ready and celebrating before the actual wedding.
Since we were on the main floor, I was able to get a few quick family picks out on the front lawn. Then, once everyone arrived, we all made our way to the marina. It was a short walk, but it was yet another chance for me to get some good candid photos of the guests and of course, Leanne and Peter. The actually ceremony only took about 20 minutes, it was short and sweet. All in all I would estimate about 20-25 people in total. So it was a small and intimate wedding.
Once the ceremony was over, I pulled Leanne and Peter off to the side and captured some quick portraits of them down at the marina. I kept it very casual, with very natural portraits. It was easy on my part because they were both very relaxed, so the photos turned out really good. Once we were done there, we headed back to the condo, and eventually to the roof top patio for some family portraits. It was my first time in the condo that day, and It was great to see the view from the top floor. I always wondered what it looked like from up there. I would imagine, that has to be one of the best views in all of Thunder Bay. After the family portraits were done it was time to head on over to Bight, were the reception took place.
I only spent about 30 minutes at the restaurant but while I was there, I made sure I got some awesome photos of the cake, the rings and of course some candid guest shots. Before I knew it, my time was up and I was on my way. The wedding day for me went by so fast but I feel like I came away with so many great captured moments. Leanne and Peter were so nice and so was their whole family. Thanks as always to everyone for making my first wedding of the season such a fun one!
Please take the time to view highlights from the day below. Also, as I always do, I created a short black and white wedding slideshow with some of my favourite moments.