This past Saturday (September 15th), I dragged myself out of bed and left the house at 8: 30 to go pick up Juli (wedding planner extrordinaire in the making) and we headed off to the West end to help/photograph Jennifer get ready for her big day. Two of the bridesmaids were there for a short time while the dresses were getting steamed but they somehow managed to sneak off without getting photographed. Luckily the darling flower girl and extra adorable ring bearer were around to keep me busy. Dominic was so excited by the camera that whenever I seemed to point it his way, he would run straight at me with a big grin on his face. Lizzy also seemed fond of the camera and did a great job twirling for me out in the yard while everyone else was getting ready.
Jennifer had a lovely pink strapless corset back dress that was fabulous to photograph - we were even lucky enough to get to photograph her being strapped in by her Mom and then watched as Lizzy helped complete the jewellery. We quickly rushed off to the church (and only 10 minutes late, so not bad - not like it could start without Jennifer anyway!)
The ceremony was lovely, although I believe Dominic snoozed through a good part of it. Afterwards, we headed off to Jackie Parker Park for the formal pictures with Jennifer and Dirk, swiftly followed by the remainder of the wedding party.
The day was perfect - sunny skies, not too hot and the leaves were just starting to change. The group was easy to photograph and quite agreeable to work with - always pleasant! The park was a great place to photograph and I believe I will use it again in the future.
After the photos, we were off to the reception in south Edmonton at the Scottish Society. We did some big group shots outside and then watched the kids dance up a storm. There was lots of pink, which always makes me happy, especially when paired with black - can't go wrong there. It was a beautiful day with plenty of lovely pictures...
Take a peek at Jennifer and Dirk's big day at Pretty in Pink - The Wedding!
My first wedding shooting solo went very well!