I usually start a wedding day shoot at the groom's getting ready. Things really ramp up from there so this particular part of my day is when I get to take things in and find out more about my couple, their families and friends. When Matt and his entourage sat down for breakfast, I had a chance to chat a bit with everyone. I learned that Chanel and Matthew have known each other almost all their lives because, as it turns out, their parents are close friends. For me, knowing this little tidbit of info was a really nice way to frame the wedding day. ... And what an amazing day it was! I have to mention that it was also the smoothest wedding that I've seen to date. The weather was perfect, everything was on time, everyone was in great spirits: nothing went wrong. Both dads had super funny speeches while the moms evoked some happy tears. The wedding party was a riot and our happy couple had killer moves on the dance floor!
Chanel and Matt were so happy, in love and at ease with each other, that they really were able to relax and enjoy their wedding. I truly believe all that positivity and those good vibes were infectious! I had a lot of fun capturing Channel and Matthew's big day, so much so that I lingered well after my end time to get one of my favourite shots from this entire season! (see last photo of this collection)
Photography and text by Kristin de Castro