Top 5 Wedding Photographs of 2014
Well, it’s the first Monday of 2015 and as is tradition at fresh images, I’m sharing a few of my favourite images this week. Today, I’m excited to share 5 of my favourite wedding photographs. (Click here to see last years top 5) I photographed fewer weddings in 2014 than I have in previous years, but I was busier with portrait sessions than ever before. Photographing weddings is why I started fresh images. I was walking down the aisle ready to photograph my sister get married in 2008 when I knew I was meant to photograph weddings. It was my a-ha moment. I love having the opportunity to be a part of a couples journey together, so if you know anyone who got engaged over the holidays, please send them my way.
Christina and Glen were married at the Walper Terrace in Kitchener. They saw each other before the wedding and we photographed this beautiful portrait in Victoria Park in Kitchener before their ceremony. When I think of Christina and Glen, I think of how quiet Glen is and how much Christina lights up when he looks at her. Her laugh is contagious and I just loved spending their wedding day with them. Filled with special moments, it was beautiful seeing the love they share with each other.
This year most of my couples chose to see each other before their wedding ceremony. The first look is a pretty amazing moment, but some people think it can take away from that moment when the bride walks down the aisle. Leeora and Shane had a first look. We did all the family portraits and photos of the two of them before the ceremony, but Leeora still stunned us all walking down the aisle. She added a veil and walked towards her parents to meet Shane waiting by the Chuppah made out of her Father’s Prayer Shawl. She was breathtaking. They were married at Mildred’s Temple Kitchen in Liberty Village and the party continued long into the night. Shane shocked me with his dance moves and that’s why I think this image made my top 5. It happened before the official dancing began and Shane just busted a move on the dance floor. It says something to me about the celebratory feeling of the entire day.
When Steph and Rick told me they were getting married at Steph’s Aunts home looking over the Dundas Valley I was really excited to see what they were going to do. My Uncle lives in the area, so I knew how gorgeous it was going to be. They decided to have their ceremony near a sugar shack on the Bruce Trail on a super hot summer day. (The shade of the trail cooled us off.) I walked with Steph and her bridesmaids towards the ceremony location and the feeling of anticipation was so joyful. There was laughter and excitement and it made me so happy. Steph and Rick’s bridal party was really lovely; they worked together to make a huge DIY wedding a beautiful night. This image of the bridal party squeezing tight just after their ceremony reminds me of that hot summer day that turned into a gorgeous summer night. The sunset was truly awesome and I was so thankful that Steph and Rick were able to make time to sneak out of the reception with me to grab a couple of photos at the end of the road.
Feel free to comment, share, enjoy, etc. and visit my blog tomorrow when I’ll be sharing my five favourite family portraits of 2014!