Bridal preparations is one of my favourite parts of a wedding day because that's when you see the excitement and special moments between friends and family. I arrived at The Farmhouse Restaurant not knowing what to expect from this space. The room was very open and decorated simply and beautifully. The light in the room was ideal for photography and I couldn't wait to get started with this bride's moments.
I draped the veil on a pair of antlers on the wall so that I could use the veil to soften the wall and hide some stuff on the floor.
Everyone getting dressed and helping each other is another great opportunity for photographic moments. Every part of the day that you photograph in a documentary style is about creating photos from regular events or moments that are happening at that time.
Groom prep is just as important as bridal preparations and should be documented in the same documentary style.
The Farmhouse Restaurant is the AirBNB that hosted the bridal preparations and the bride and groom's "first look" session at the bar.
After the "first look session" we headed to Southshore Community Centre for the ceremony.
After the ceremony we headed to the MacLaren Art Centre for the reception.
Bride and groom entered the room after the wedding party with full congratulations from everyone.
The sweetheart table at The MacLaren Art Centre.
The day was so cold that we didn't get a chance to do bride and groom photos so I knew I had to steal a few minutes whenever I could just to get portraits of the bride and groom. The went for a walk together at one point and I caught them in the hallway for a portrait. This took 2 seconds then I let them get back to their guests.
art (3), reception (21), speech (3). 1/125; f/18.0; ISO 5000; 32.0 mm.
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