When we first met Kaitlyn and Bryce, it was at her parent’s house in South Surrey. We typically meet at coffee shops, but they kindly invited us to into their home to discuss wedding photography. I have to say, there was an instant something….spark, connection, whatever it may be. I fell in love with everyone – Kaitlyn, Bryce, her mother, her father (and their dog!) Good, honest, down-to-earth people. Before making any firm decision, they were already talking about where they would want to do their engagement session! (Check it out!) As we were leaving their place that night, Dan and I stopped by a local diner for dinner, and we talk the entire meal about much we liked them, how awesome it would be to shoot their wedding, and crossing our fingers for a call back. Evidently, we did get that call!
Upon arrive to Kaitlyn’s parent’s home on the day of the wedding, I got cracking right away on Kaitlyn’s accessories. As she was giving me each necklace, pair of earring, and different rings, she explained the significances to them. Her grandmother’s earrings and ring, a necklace that was worn by her mother and aunts when they were married, and even her grandfathers’ cuff links on her bouquet stem. I immediately sensed that family was above all. How amazing is it to have a little piece of everyone with you, in whatever form it may be. It makes your wedding day unique and special, and continues a family tradition that is irreplaceable. Priceless.
The awesome part of shooting weddings – seeing all the different types of dresses!! You can only have one wedding dress (well, typically), but sometimes if feels like there are 10 dress that you want to wear on your wedding day (or am I the only one!!) Like I said, the awesome part of shooting weddings – living vicariously through my brides! Kaitlyn – your dress was AMAZING! Love it love it love it!!And you looked so stunning in it! Kaitlyn’s MOH, Melissa, helping her get in the dress….we have mutual friends, as we found out on facebook after the wedding – small world!!
So Dan…do you feel the same way about suits and tuxes as I do about wedding dresses!?!? Lol! Love Dan’s placement of Bryce’s tie on his vest and jacket. Dan’s architectural eye at work hereSome shifty work going on here! We rented a shift lens for Kaitlyn and Bryce’s wedding – now that’s one lens on my Christmas list this year Da…Santa!As always, Swan-E-Set is such a lovely location!The weather was BEAUTIFUL in the morning! The sun was shining, no major clouds, it was even a bit warm! As soon as the ceremony ended and we all got outside to do some creatives, boo the weather started acting up. Fortunately we had a prepared bride and groom! Umbrellas for everyone! Hey, it still worked out! And a huge kudos to the entire wedding party for being so awesome in the rain – it’s not fun or easy or pleasant trying to smile and look warm when it’s cold and wet! Good job guys!So like….awesome! Kaitlyn knows how to work it! ’68 Mustang!! All I can say is that Dan had looking forward to shooting Kaitlyn’s dad’s vintage car all summer long. All. Summer. Long. Pretty awesome car. Thanks to Kaitlyn’s younger brother Morgan, for being chauffeur during creatives! Turns out we have a mutual friend too…small world! Cool angle Dan!Beautiful. Just gorgeous. Kaitlyn was such a perfect bride! So beautiful, so fun, so full of energy! Spending more time with the bride in the morning as she gets ready with her ladies naturally allows me to get to know her much better than before. Likewise with Dan and the groom and his boys. I didn’t get to know Bryce as well as Kaitlyn, but his gentle demeanor and his smile spoke volumes. Everyone had a great speech!There’s always a first for everything. On this day, it was our first time experiencing a black out at a wedding! Yep, the power in the entire area went out, right after dessert was served. Nightmare? Not really. The staff at Swan-E-Set started bringing out loads of candles, and it was actually quite romantic! Especially when it came for the first dance! We had to bust out our batteries for our flashed at the photo booth, and it worked just fine! Hard to focus in the dark though ;p
It was great to see almost everyone out on the dance floor! What did I tell ya! Model material!!!Love that you can see a few rain drops that the flash is lighting up!
Check out their slide show below!