It's really great to work with people from my past, and shooting Olivia and Mike's wedding was no different. Olivia and I went to high school together at Miles Mac Collegiate and it was nice to catch up with her again.
The wedding day arrived pretty brisk and cold but Olivia and Mike took it all in stride. I love the first image because it shows a really special time between Olivia and her mom. Olivia's mother gave her a wedding blessing, a beautiful and meaningful start to the day. It's awesome that the emotion felt in this moment can be captured forever through the art of photography.
After the ceremony the wedding party braved the outdoors, even though the weather was incredibly cold. I'm glad they did because the light at the Legislature was great at that time and I think the shots turned out beautifully. Those girls were pretty tough being able to stand the cold in their strapless dresses!
We spent the rest of the day at Red River College's Princess Street campus. It's been a while since I've photographed there and it was great to play around with some different lighting to create some unique shots. I really love the portraits we took in the area with the salvaged architectural details of the old Princess buildings. The wood gives a warmth to the images and Olivia looks stunning.
I wanted to make special mention of the wedding cake. Years ago, when I was first starting out in the photography business, I shot Carolyn and Jordan's wedding. Well, Carolyn now has her own cake business and Olivia and Mike's wedding cake was one of her awesome creations. It was pretty cool to be able to photograph a cake made by one of "my brides"!
I had a fun day with Olivia and Mike and I'm really pleased with how all the images turned out. Hope you like them too!