When Alyson and Emma contacted me to take pictures at their wedding this past July, I was very excited! My first wedding! They are two of the coolest, most laid back people I’ve met – but they did have some “rules”. Namely, no cheesy posed shots. “Can you be more specific?” I asked. “You know, pictures of the couple throwing coins into fountains… stuff like that.”
No pictures of anyone throwing anything into a fountain, check.
Aside from some traditional posed shots with their families, they wanted to enjoy their wedding without having to worry about the photography or posing for pictures. My job was to basically act how I would on a film set – take as many pictures as possible while being noticed as little as possible. Alyson is a film producer and we have worked together, so she knows how I work on a film set, which is to stand back and watch people and capture as much as I can.
The wedding was at Alyson’s family’s cottage in Muskoka, and the reception was held at a restaurant on the lake. The whole day was amazing. Alyson and Emma have such a great group of friends and an incredibly loving family. I’ve not even finished editing the pictures yet, but I wanted to post some anyway, so here’s a sneak peak.