A Beautiful Wedding

Photographing two people who have such a strong love for each other is an honour and a privilege.  When we were asked to capture their wedding day we were over joyed.  Jessica and Kevin’s wedding was filled with lots of family and friends who have known the couple for years.  Sometimes when we get asked to photograph couples or events it doesn’t always go very smoothly.  Sometimes people do not feel comfortable in front of the camera and many other reasons.  We had a great time capturing their day because Jessica and Kevin, along with their wedding party, were so easy-going and always ready to participate and have fun.  Everyone looked amazing but most of all, Jessica, the beautiful bride, was stunning.  From make up to dress, head to toe, she was gorgeous.  Pre wedding-4

One of my favorite parts of photographing this wedding was capturing the “getting ready”.  Everyone was excited and pumped about the wedding.  The bride was all nervous and excited.  It’s great for capturing pure emotions.  Jessica had a very fun, but relaxed “getting ready”.  Everyone congregated at her parent’s house and got ready all together.  She had a great make up artist and hair stylist that seemed to have everyone done and all pretty with time to spare.

Pre wedding-22You could tell all the bridesmaids have a strong connection with Jessica as they all comfort her nerves and compliment how great she looks.  They all helped her get ready and dressed and they had some great laughs too.  Once everyone was ready we photographed around her parents house and took some really fun pictures.

 

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Driving to the ceremony was different.  They had the opportunity to get driven in Jessica’s grandparent’s nice 1965 Oldsmobile Cutlass convertible.  She arrived in style and her driver, who was also her dad, couldn’t be more proud to have the job of getting her there.Parkwood-26

They had a touching ceremony then it was quickly off to Parkwood Estates for the formal pictures.  This place is a beautiful historic site that looks great in photographs.  When we heard that Jessica and Kevin’s wedding pictures would to be taken at this location, we were very excited to say the least.  It made our job easier and made their pictures more beautiful.  We had great weather and even though we only had a short period of time to work with, we made it work.  Scouting the location before the wedding helped us prepare and not rush with the little time we had.

Photographing Jessica and Kevin’s wedding was an amazing experience and we feel proud of our work.  We hope the lovely couple enjoys reminiscing one of the most important day of their lives.  Thank you Jessica and Kevin for including us in your day.

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Long Winter

Proof-52I love looking back at the pictures we’ve taken.  Some remind me of things to look forward to and some remind me of the hard times we’ve overcome in the past.

When I look at the above picture, it makes me feel two things.  Because of the long winter we’ve had, I look at this and feel like I haven’t seen leaves and grass in FOREVER!  But I also feel excited.  I know that looking at Kevin and Jessica in this picture lets me know that Spring and Summer is just around the corner.  A time of warmth, life and of course, love.  Love being the fact that this great couple’s wedding is fast approaching and that is definetely something to look forward to.

Summer has always been so much more inspiring to me.  There is always something to capture.  There is always beauty.  People seem happier and more alive.  But I think it’s winters, like the one we just had, to make people (including myself) appreciate the summer weather so much more.  Without the bitter cold and tons of snow, we wouldn’t be grateful for warmth and life.  It would just be another thing we take for granted.

icy-4So I have learned (it took a long time) to appreciate winter.  I haven’t always been a fan of Winter, but now I try to find the beauty in it.  Even in the toughest of days, right around Christmas when we had no power, the ice storm produced such beautiful images.  The picture above was taken the day after the ice storm hit.  Right outside of our front door, the tree I see every day of my life, all of a sudden looked more beautiful than I’ve ever seen it before.  Jamie came out to take the picture at the right time, the sun was perfectly setting, and the tree was sparkling like it was made of crystal.

On my way down the road, I came across another tree I see every day.  The sun was also in a perfect spot, right behind the crystal tree.  Winter months tend to make people live each day with their heads down and bearing the cold, just wanting to get to their destination… where it’s warm.  But I guarantee you, if you walk with your head up, taking in as much as you can, you will see beauty in so many things.

With Spring coming, I look forward to new inspirations, new life and of course warmth.

-Lydia Treacy

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Tractor pulling

This has to be the best Jack and Jill event I have seen to date.  It was a custom-made red neck tractor pull and worked just like a full-sized sled.  It had a clever pulley system to slowly lower the weight safely back down.  I believe it was loaded up to around 500lbs by the end of the night.  Keep in mind this was all being pulled by a modified tricycle.  If you liked this photo come give our Facebook page a like.

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