I’m so excited to FINALLY share Nikki and Shane’s wedding!! I’m also really embarrassed at how late this post is in coming (*cough cough* 6 months later *cough cough*). Between being pregnant, working a ton over the summer, then having Violet, then trying to catch up on my portrait sessions after she was born, blogging a gigantic post like this just got pushed back more times than I care to admit. No matter though, it’s finished and I’m happy for you all to see it!
Nikki and Shane’s wedding will definitely go down as the most laid back wedding I did of 2011. They are SUCH a sweet couple, and Nikki was the complete opposite of a ‘bridezilla’ (although none of my brides were hard to work with, I was very lucky that way!) When we met up for our initial consultation, then for their engagement session, and finally one more time before the wedding, she was as calm and relaxed as could be, and basically trusted me with whatever I wanted to do, which is awesome. We worked out a loose schedule for the day, and everything went perfectly, even the weather (a beautiful warm-but-not-super-hot July day!) We started in town with the girls getting ready, then did some family/bridesmaid portraits in a park near the ceremony site, then headed over for the outdoor, country ceremony and finally the reception (which ended with fireworks and a Chinese lantern lighting tradition, very cool!) Like I said, it was all very laid back and casual, and I was really moved by how happy Nikki and Shane were. They are so head over heels for each other, you could see it in the looks and touches they shared throughout the day, it was a real joy to photograph. There were plenty of candid moments to capture, little details that made the day special (like the “My Mrs.” ice cream cake Shane had delivered the morning of the wedding), and a fun group of family and friends sharing the day with the happy couple. I’m very honoured that Shane and Nikki allowed me to photograph these memories for them.
(Like I said, this post is PHOTO HEAVY, so in order to make it a little less large, I collaged many of the photos in a way that I don’t usually when posting portrait sessions. Some of the images are cropped to fit the collages, just an FYI if they look a little ‘odd’.)
Enjoy Shane and Nikki’s love story!
I AM NOW BOOKING FOR 2012/2013 WEDDINGS. I’ve received a lot of inquiries in the past couple of months and have already booked a few weddings for this summer, so if you are thinking about contacting me for your wedding, please get in touch with me as soon as you can, as I will only be booking a limited number of weddings this year (they are A TON of work!) I have also decided on being a bit more selective in the types of weddings that I will shoot, so it’s important to have a consultation with me beforehand to see if I am the right type of photographer for you and your wedding. I love talking to and meeting with brides-to-be, so please send me an email at email@example.com, or use the contact tab at the top of this blog, or call me at 506.567.0208. You can find more information about my philosophy on weddings HERE.
I still have more shots of Jade and Jared’s wedding that I want to share, and also some sneaks from the winter wedding I did last month, so you’ll be seeing more of my wedding work in the months to come!
Please feel free to leave Nikki and Shane some blog love, I’m sure they would appreciate it…call it a 1/2-year anniversary present 🙂
Back soon with little Avery’s newborn session!