Blog death yet again – but this time it’s not my fault. My computer has been on the blink, and I have been in and out of Apple stores trying to get this resolved. I am starting to feel dubious about ‘genius’ being a job title… but I digress.
I have been busy though, and today’s post is about the birthday gift I made for my newly wed friend Kris. At the end of the wedding, while everyone was drunk and distracted, I absconded with a few petals from her bouquet. Sneaky, no? Here was the bouquet:
And here are the results:
Like all my resin work, this is jeweller’s grade resin. It will never yellow, or fade. I thought it would make a sweet keepsake for her – so even after the rest of the bouquet has been dried she can wear and remember the original colours of her wedding day :)
Remember these guys? They’re halfway married!
They are doing 2 ceremonies – the ‘red wedding’ and the ‘white wedding’. The Hindu (red) ceremony was a few weeks ago and I was the wedding photographer :)
We’re only 2 months away from the white wedding where I’ll be too busy trying not to trip up my bridesmaid dress to take pictures (a reprieve that I’m looking forward to). The incredibly talented Tami MacInnis will be shooting that one, so I know the photos will be amazing.
The ceremony is complex and beautiful, taking about 2 hours to complete. I enjoyed seeing my lovely friend in her Bollywood best. My mom is Hindu as well, so the ceremony was familiar to me and I enjoyed trying to capture all the little details – enjoy!
Jessica decided to trash her dress :) It’s very Jess; carefree and all about maxing out the fun of her dress. Jess decided to hit the Brickworks in the Don Valley and she couldn’t have picked a more perfect spot.
The Brickworks has lots of drama, and I love how different it was from shooting the wedding itself. I had total control over time and lighting, and we got to really stage some fun shots.
It was a perfect place to trash a dress – you should have seen the condition of it afterwards!
This one was my favourite shot of the lot :)
Jess is such a beautiful girl. I love her eyes in this shot.
The colourful graffiti added a nice touch.
Couldn’t resist a few sexy details :)
And happily ever after :)
You might remember Jessica and Mike from their engagement photos last summer. I was telling a girlfriend about this lovely couple and she said…
“Wait..do you mean the ice cream people?”
“Yes!” I replied, “The ice cream people!”
“OMG!” (she actually said oh my god) “I LOVE the ice cream people! They were so in love that it shone through every picture.”
And that’s how I feel about Jessica and Mike. They’re so in love that it shines whether they’re dousing each other in ice cream, or dolled up and nervous for their wedding day. Jessica was so beautiful on her special day that I had to show off a few of the portraits.
Pics of the dress trashing coming soon!
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of shooting Mary & Perry’s wedding. The bride got ready at the King Edward Hotel and then we took some fun shots walking over to the ceremony – at the Ontario Heritage building. What a cute little secret this building is; I’ve been downtown almost every day for most of my life and I had no idea it existed.
The bride was as lovely as could be.
Her maid of honour carried the dress train as we walked towards the hall…
…pausing for some lovely family photos along the way.
And then it was time to enter the hall.
Mary and Perry are very downtown – we even did their engagement photos at Union Station. So after the ceremony we went for a short walk for some couple shots. They make such a good looking couple!
And I couldn’t end this post without a shot of the cakes. The caterer produced some of the loveliest cakes I’ve ever seen =o)
Thank you to Mary and Perry for letting me be part of their wedding day – I wish them much happiness on their adventure together!
I wanted to show a sneak preview of this week of the latest wedding I’ve shot – Lynn and Jason Murphy are dear friends with whom I’ve now done a maternity shoot, a newborn shoot of their beautiful girl Emily, and now their wedding! The following are some of the shots I was really proud of – enjoy =o)