Over the short course of this summer, we’ve shared a lot of life with Rachel and Terry. We’ve watched them tie the knot (obviously), we supported mutual friends, and together we witnessed the birth of one sweet baby girl. Throughout this time, it’s given Tristan and I the chance to see how well they work as a couple. Much like ourselves, Rachel is the chatty of the two and Terry the quiet pillar of support. I love watching Terry place a hand on Rachel’s shoulder just as she needs it. I love how Rachel smiles and chats and almost bounces in a way, off of Terry’s strong arm. It’s as if they’ve been a couple forever and you can’t imagine them without the other. What a sweet, truly lucky pair.
With a wedding there at the end of month, Tristan and I photographed in Ontario for most of June. We drove from one end of the province to another, stopping along the way and joining the lives of different families, if only for a short while. It was bitter sweet, getting to spend time with a wonderful family and then having to leave them the next day. But it was great, and we’re grateful to have the small windows into the many different versions of family life. Here is just a small taste of the people who filled our hearts with love on this recent trip. More stories to come.
These were taken while second shooting for our wonderful and talented friend, Ryan MacDonald. I love spending my free days with her. Here are a few photographs of the kids and families that melted my heart that day. – Jenna
You’d be pretty hard pressed to finding someone that doesn’t love working with Vanessa. We’re certainly not the only photographers that rave about her, and i’ve read blog after blog of raving reviews from clients and colleagues. Not only is Vanessa outgoing, hilarious, and full of energy, she is also full of love and gives like there is no tomorrow. She is one of the smartest women I know and I never leave a day with Vanessa not feeling full of joy. There is something to be said about a woman who is not only funny and lighthearted, but equally intelligent and thoughtful. So when it came to photographing her ten year vow renewal, the pleasure was all mine. Of course the pleasure was ‘ours’ as Tristan and I always photograph together, but in this situation I say it was all mine. As when you photograph any friends wedding, I had the special experience of being close to Vanessa from start to finish. She got ready with just me, and her daughter Lily joined us at the end, so all of the emotions leading up to the ceremony we got to share together. It was such a lovely morning that I got to spend with her, my nerves bouncing around at the same time as she. Vanessa always asks what my favourite part of the day was and I always say the morning, selfishly. I loved it, and I love being her friend and her photographer. We’ve been photographing Vanessa’s family now for 5 years, and it just keeps getting better. The more you photograph the more you love, in my opinion. So we’ll share now some pictures from our day in Vegas, where Vanessa and Nick said I do a second time, in front of their closest friends and family. Lucky for us that we should be there too.