I can’t believe what is over a year ago that I photographed Jessica and Liam’s Engagement Session. After meeting them both that day and spending some time with them, I couldn’t wait until their wedding. Fast forward to last month, and their wedding had finally arrived! Suffice it to say, I was super excited. Plus, it meant I got to also meet a lot of their family and friends.
My day started at Delta Hotel on the Waterfront. That is where Jessica was getting ready. While I waited for her to come downstairs I hung out with the rest of the girls and captured a few candids here and there. Jessica soon made her grand entrance it was well worth the wait. She looked stunning. No one could hold back the smiles and tears as they first laid eyes on her in her dress.
It was then time to head on over to the church. The ceremony was beautiful as you would expect. There was a bagpiper playing as guests arrived, which was such a nice touch. It really added to the overall mood of the wedding. The ceremony itself was fairly laid back, I just did my thing. Of course it’s always important to get all the main moments, but it’s those in between ones that I really love. One of the highlights of the ceremony was the huge group portrait on the steps outside the church. The season isn’t over yet, but I predict it will be one of my favourite photos of the year.
The marina was the first of two stops for portraits .We focused more on the friends and relatives for at this location. After finding a relatively shady area by the logs, we tried to get all the combinations needed for those portraits. I still made sure to get some candids in between the formal ones.
Before heading to the reception, the immediate family and wedding party wanted to get some more portraits out on Loch Lomond Road. It was such a beautiful property with so many nice backdrops. The highlight of this stop was pulling Jessica and Liam aside for some intimate portraits across a little bridge, using the forest as a backdrop. I also did a tiny bit of video in between photos. You can find the final video below. I love how it turned out.
The last stop of the day was the DaVinci Centre, where the reception was being held. I have shot many a receptions there and it never disappoints. Everything about the reception was perfect. The cupcakes, the first dances, the speeches and of course the chair game. The night flew by for me and by the time I was done, I couldn’t believe my night was over. As soon as I got home I started skimming through the photos to pick out a few initial favourites. Now today, I’m very happy to share some more highlights from Jessica and Liam’s special day!