The rain didn’t seem like it was going to hold off, I was hopeful.
The wedding in the garden was going to happen.
Love finds a way.
Sometimes, he helps her into the dress.
Sometimes, it’s balmy and breezeless during the month of February in Newfoundland.
Sometimes, instead of an officiant – you can have a song.
But you should always, be true to yourselves.
Sometimes I can convince people to get all dressed up and go on a day after adventure. No stress. No timelines. Pure freedom.
When the guests all leave, the anniversary cake has been ate, when the years pass down the road; will you look back on your wedding and remember it as carefree and fun? Will you remember fondly the memories you made with your very best friends and family?
Hayley and Kai will.
They’ll look back and smile at the tiny cabin by the sea, breakfast cooked by Dad, the legion of dogs, a tiny ceremony near the beach, the Jigg’s Dinner at the Twillingate Masonic Temple and the drunken laughter of their nearest and dearest while they slow danced by a fire.
We were made to feel like family, these were our people.
Be true to yourself, especially on your wedding day.
You fell in love with Duncan + Amanda during their engagement shoot, now I bring back their adorable and cute love for their wedding. We had a warm, sunny and fun day celebrating their devotion to each other (and cinco de mayo too!)
Their “All You Need is Love” theme popped its head in throughout the festivities, which I adored. Your wedding is your day, get personal with it.
Thank you for having Conrad and I. xo
Bob and Jen’s wedding was wild, amazing and seemed to fly by! At the end of the night I knew I wanted to take these two and do a bunch more pictures of them alone, so a few nights later we made our way up to Thomas Amusements to take over. Honestly, you can’t imagine the fun it is hanging with a bride and groom at the fair! Especially Jen and Bob – as they’re up for absolutely ANYTHING. ♥ The lighting on these was thanks to my own personal lighting guy, hehe.
I don’t do well spinning in circles for long periods of time, I have projectile cookie spewing issues. I swallowed my pride (and everything else) and hopped into a cup on the Tip Top to grab my FAVORITE series of pictures of a bride and groom.
On Sept 9th, she said I do to her tall, dark and handsome man. There are some people that just complete each other, I know I’ve probably said that before. However I’ve been around Barb quite a few times, and my only chance to meet Kent before the wedding was as the Helicopter was pulling away (we’ll get to that later). There’s an energy between them, I like to call them my super hero couple. Barb is with the Canadian forces, Kent is a Search and Rescue tech. They’re selfless, hilarious, amazing and so deeply in love. Surrounded by close family and friends, at the Hibb’s family cabin off of Bauline Line they said their vows and sealed it with a kiss. The rest of the day was spent buckled over in laughter, getting stung by hornets, being gifted sexually suggestive dice and full of beautiful, beautiful people.
Jeeze, I’m tearing up and everything.
A wonderful surprise from Kent’s buddies in SAR.
The smiles from the little ones aren’t easy to get sometimes, the bridesmaids caught on to my secret…
This crooked big chair caught our eye, but little did we know underneath it was a gigantic hornets nest. Did I ever tell you how my brides are troopers? Two stings on her bare foot. What did she do? Walk it off.
Are you swooning yet?
No direction needed, they were this natural, this incredible.
I’m really glad my grooms past and present like to break it down.
The boys prepped by washing Darryl’s truck. The girls prepped by shooting Sour Puss and Golden Wedding. If there was any nervousness between these two, it was hard to tell. The air hung with excitement and anticipation. We all loaded into speed boats and were brought just off the coast of Newtown to Pinchard’s Island. While this name may not be familiar to you, it’s a name that holds over a hundred years of history for Deanne’s family and she was about to have the first wedding on the island since the the island was resettled in the early 1950’s.
The chariot awaited us.
Have you ever seen a more joyous bride?
The day was a bright one, the sun did it’s best to stay hidden but the sky was just hurtin’.
They were married on the very spot the old Methodist Church stood, which is where the last wedding on the island was held.
But wait, not only is Darryl a dashingly handsome man – he’s a man of service too.
This wedding ended in a courtyard frolic. I’m not kidding. There’s a picture of it on the internet if you look hard enough. When you take a break from dancing to go be ridiculous with your friends and photographer for a few last minute shots, you’re more than okay in my books. Michael and Maggie are the kind of people that once you meet them, you know they were meant for each other. They’re fun, they’re athletic and they rounded up the best group of friends and family to help them celebrate their wedding day.
The other side of the cake was sent to Maggie’s location, they’re affectionally known as M&M.
Awfully handsome in this shot Mike.
Texting each other is perfectly acceptable on your wedding day. The one below this ended in RAWR XOXOX. Loves.
The Sheraton courtyard is a beautiful indoor location for a wedding.
They walked straight out of a bridal magazine, I love it! So beautiful, all of them!
While taking the above shot, the Groomsmen (all of which were M&M’s brothers, minus the little guy!) BY THEIR OWN DECISION decided to rest in this particular formation, Mike ran down to join them!
Love, LOVE, LOVE this shot!
And in case you haven’t figured it out yet, Maggie is STUNNING.
Phenomenal cake by Jessica Best (Cupcake Gourmet!)
The most passionate skinnamarink performance to date.
Getting a bit of manly advice of course.
Two words come to mind when I think back to this wedding, and the first one is hilarious the second is sweet. Ed & Erika are head over heels adorably in love , which we found out at their engagement session,
Erika has the classic old Hollywood beauty with a heart of gold, Ed is a soft hearted hopeless romantic. Both of them are the cutest geeks, being one myself I knew there was no chance their wedding wasn’t going to be adorable. (Video game references, star trek and Etsy finds! Can’t get better than that!!)
Where it all began…
Congrats Ed & Erika, thank you both for a wonderful day – and for letting me into your family for a while. You’re blessed to be surrounded by such amazing people.
I’ve known Johnny for as long as I can remember, back when he had long hair flowing down his back. His family and mine have been intertwined since as long as I have lived in this province, through so many different routes. I was more than happy to be a part of his marriage to the beautiful Heather, whose love of music is matched perfectly with Johnny’s. Their entire wedding centered around their careers, life long obsession and love – music. It was a wedding aimed straight at my heart.
The day was more than beautiful, as we reached our final location Fort Amherst we were greeted by the end of a rainbow, and completely surrounded by fog. This wasn’t your a-typical grey fog you see everywhere, this was St. John’s fog – which had the sun BLASTING behind it.. giving the most softest, dreamy light you could ever imagine. It was at that moment their wedding felt like we were living a dream.
I wanted Johnny and the guys to be comfortable in front of the camera, so they broke out the instruments and as you can see… it worked.
Heather’s hair was stunning, I love the wild nature to it – and it stayed perfect throughout the day!
Heather’s niece, Jane, had the best room – naturally I loved the color!
Managed to catch the ferry! This was just outside Atlantica, where they had their engagement supper and where they were going to be staying that evening. Stunning area, especially in evening light.
Heather changed into something a little more comfortable to make the hike in, so by this time the three of us were in chucks.
There was no pot of gold at the end of this rainbow – but a rockin’ bride and groom were.
Band name tables!! Custom Jones bottles!
He: A Planner, thinker and scholar – very cool and calm.
She: A collector, a lover, a bright soul – bursting with life.
Together over Coffee their love grew from a childhood friendship into this day. Their wedding day.
From their engagement photos to their wedding photos.
Their fur baby.
Haha, and this is what happens when you steal the b&g away for a few alone portraits, the groomsmen set up a bar on a hill.
Mark, surprised us with a serious swag in his wag.
Amazing, within 5 minutes the sky had changed so much.
Remember when I shot that engagement session in Harbour Grace with fantastic light and two really good looking people that made you really jealous of how cute they were together? They decided to go ahead and get married and let me tell you – they sure do know how to throw one kick ass wedding. In short; a beautiful bride, a beautiful brunch, Swarovski bling, STUNNING dress, a handsome groom, lots of love and laughter, a Stanley cup champion, incredible bridal party, smokey the bear.. and oh hell, I’m gonna just show you the shots!
Lori’s smile killed me – she smiled from the moment I got there until the moment I left, absolutely stunning!
When we arrived at Lori’s parents house, a feast awaited us!
Don’t get me started on my absolute LOVE for these shoes, Lori definitely hit a soft spot in style with me and Emily.
Mark surprised Lori with a stunning Swarvoski bracelet – serious bling! (I’d be crying too if I opened up a box to see that!)
This adorable little guy kinda gave way and got a little bored half way through the ceremony.
So did these little guys.
Ladies and gentleman, I love bridesmaids. I love them even more when champagne is involved.
Mark apparently likes to burn down cabins?