In late August I had the honour of standing up in one of my best friends’ wedding in British Columbia. I went out for a week with Victor (my first time out West and Victor’s first trip on a plane!), and had a wonderful week spending time with her again after a whole year and a half apart.
You see, Heather was my original model. When I got my first DSLR back in March of 2008, we were roommates living together in Halifax. Not having a baby of my own to photograph yet, I coaxed her into letting me photograph her…over and over again. She was extremely patient as I learned about my camera and was willing to try anything (including some pretty odd ‘concept’ shoots, which shall remain in the vaults for now!) When she moved out West in Februrary 2009, I was quite sad to lose not only a really good friend of nearly 10 years, but also my main muse!
Shortly after moving out there, though, I started hearing about this guy named Jason. It wasn’t long before things started moving along, marriage was discussed, and a ring was presented. Knowing Heather the way I do, none of this surprised me and I was extremely excited that she had finally met someone who was just right for her. For months we talked about her wedding plans and my eventual trip out there. Being in the wedding was exciting, of course, but I was more excited to take photos of the happy couple as a wedding gift…these are the results.
We decided to take the photos the day before the wedding since there wasn’t going to be much time on the day itself. Heather also decided to buy a more casual dress since we weren’t sure exactly how ‘trashed’ it would get (not to mention her gown was GORGEOUS and didn’t need messing up the day before the wedding!) We drove out to one of the Lakes in the Okanagan (I can’t remember the name of it…Heather, help?), and just had fun taking shots together like old times (well, but with a boy). It was so nice because Heather knows my style and what I like and how I like to work, so it all came together fairly naturally.
Jason is a great guy, and you can tell how much he’s crazy about Heather. They just mesh and click so well, it was awesome to see. And since they haven’t been together that long, they still have that ‘new relationship glow’ about them, they’re still reaaally into each other, which shows in the photos. It made me a bit nostalgic for the early days with my husband Dan, but moreso it just made me giddy for Heather.
So Heather and Jay, I wish you guys all the best in the world, I love you, and I can’t wait to see you both at Christmas! Your canvas will hopefully be ready by then ; )
I’m skipping over from marriage to pregnancy next, with a lovely Fall-ish maternity session with a sweet couple, so stay tuned!