Outdoor waterfront ceremony at Tappattoo Resort in a documentary style.
I left early for my 2 hour drive north toward Muskoka heading for my Tappattoo Resort wedding on this beautiful late summer day. The weather was perfect and not normally this warm for September, but we’ll take it. The bride and her bridesmaids were just finishing up hair and make up when I arrived and I got started right away photographing her details.
I found a great location for her dress up against a painting inside the hotel room. This venue was a great option for all her friends and family as everyone was staying nearby and no travelling was needed after a stellar party. I photographed all the girls in a journalistic style as they milled around the hotel room eating snacks and having fun together. I enjoy being a fly on the wall and they really didn’t notice me that much as I took pictures of everyone and everything around me. Then it was time for the bride to get into her dress and the light in this room was not fantastic and it was a bit cluttered with all the girl’s things. Just outside her room was a lounge that was completely unused and private and a lot of room for everyone to help the bride get ready. The window light was perfect and the girls got started right away with all her details.
The groomsmen were getting ready on the same floor, so we had to make sure we weren’t going to run into them accidentally as these two did not want a first look. He definitely wanted to see his bride for the first time walking down the aisle. It was that time of day and we all headed out to get ready as the last of the guests arrived and were seated in chairs on the beach. It was going to be a beautiful waterfront ceremony on the beach at this quaint resort. The air was warm, but not hot and there was a gentle breeze throughout the entire ceremony. A lot of tears were shed and the family pug stayed quiet during the entire ceremony.
After they got married, we just went a few steps to the dock for family formals before heading out to the cottage for bridal party photos. Their family cottage was nearby and a place that meant a lot to the bride and groom so it was only fitting that they wanted their photos taken there.