To say this is a collection of my best work from weddings and engagements that I photographed in 2018 would be a lie. It’s simply a sampling because I after sharing so many remarkable moments and documenting the love of dozens of couples, to share ALL of my best or favourite images and moments would be overwhelming.
What this collection represents is how beautiful LOVE is. Regardless of age, personal style, economical situation, geographical location, religion, sexuality, etc… LOVE is the most beautiful. It is natural, innate, and free. It has the power to bring people together from all over the world to celebrate IT and witness IT. And LOVE is why I do this year after year, even when it’s hard and I think I want to give up (every job has its hard parts, get over it SMP).
This collection also represents things I was obsessed with this year as I challenged myself to photograph wedding days and engagement sessions with less control and more love. These things I was obsessed with this year are hands and feet and grandparents, using reflections or mirrors to help tell a story, documenting details in a way that tells a story rather than just hanging a dress in a tree (though I did that too), capturing images that document the connection between others – not just the couple and embracing the intentional imperfections in my images (grain, motion blur, soft focus).
I’d love for you to make it through the whole collection, but it’s large so I completely understand if you can’t! I just couldn’t narrow it down any further. I guess that is a good problem to have, yeah? Thank you to my amazing assistants this year. A few of the images in this year’s collection were shot by second shooters and I am so proud to have them working by my side! (btw: at the bottom of this post are a few more shoutouts in case you’re wondering who helped make this another great year).
I could not have completed 2018 without the help of some very lovely and funny ladies and their creative talents. Thank you to Stephanie, Andrea, Kirsten, Genevieve, and my main girl Leslie. I can’t wait to see what 2019 has in store for us! (PS: fun fact about Leslie she was one of my 2016 brides and I knew she had a background in photography but had not idea when she emailed in winter 2017 to ask if I needed any assistance for the coming that she become my main second shooter and a great friend!!).
I also want to give a general shout out to every wedding vendor who worked their asses off to make wedding days magical for our mutual Couples. You are wonderfully talented and good at what you do, and I am so glad to have worked with you this year! Here are just a few of my favourites, to name a few (because I am just going off the top of my head):
Jason Roy – Unico
Sarah Conley – Ticklebelly Hill
Natasha & Paul – Natasha’s Wedding and Events, and The Cornerstone
Kate Neil & Team – The Algonquin Resort
Jessica & Liz – The Spa at the Algonquin
Joelle Martin – Belle by Joelle
Sarah-Jane – Bastarache Beauty
Brad Henderson & Team – Kingsbrae Garden
Cindy – The Kennedy Inn
Britney – Crema Cakes
Lacey & Team – Chantilly Lace Events
The team at Shadowlawn Inn
Laura & Team – Laura Olsen Events
The team at Picaroons Roundhouse, Fredericton
Patience Cole – Patience Elizabeth Make-up
The team at Dominion Hill
Graziella – The Rossmount Inn
Tosha & Melanie – The Cocoa Room
*Vendors – Want to use a few images for your social media – let’s chat!. Please DO NOT take images from this post or my social media.