Ready to go with my Tim Horton’s coffee in hand, and my camera in the other, I couldn’t be more prepared. Soon after arriving my flash craped out on me, and my cousins best friend Lex came to my rescue. We drove off and got to the nearest camera place. I bought two external flashes in my panic. The real truth is that things like this happen, and sometimes you just have to roll with the punches. My external flash didn’t owe me a thing! It had a really good life and I used it to its full potential, we had a lot of good shoots together. Well the new one got to see some pretty amazing things.
Natascha and Mike got married at The Wedding Chapel. It was a beautiful ceremony, everyone was so relaxed. It was so fun to see the whole wedding party walk down to the bridge, right by the chapel for photos. My amazing assistant and boyfriend Mike Stark came along with me. He really got the full insight about how a wedding is captured, but it turned out that he taught me a thing or two instead. There was a cute little river right by the bridge, with out hesitation Mike hiked up his pants first and took off his socks and shoes, eager to get in the water unafraid to take the photos of the whole party on the bridge. At this point I was still undecided and a little afraid about what might be lurking under the water. When the girls saw this especially my cousin Natascha, she wanted to get right in there too. She was so willing to walk in the water for photos that she made all the girls hike up their dresses, and kick off their shoes, including me. One by one they all made their way in, doing their best not to fall in from laughing. One little ring bearer came to their rescue, to make sure that no one fell on the way back out. The guys had a real kick at watching the girls, in hopes I think, of watching one of them fall. Praying that it wouldn’t be me, I made my way out carefully. Thank you girls! All of you were true troupers. Thank you Mike for not hesitating before going in the water without fear! If you know it’s right and it’s going to look amazing, you just do it.
The reception was a blast, it was held at the Portuguese Club. We got there early before anybody else, to snap a couple more photos right in front of the old boat that’s been there for years. I took Natascha and her best friend Lex to snap a couple photos of them together, we ran around finding new places to shoot by the playground, on the bench, and some pile of wood that was just laying there, anything creative. They have been friends since they were both very little, so I think it really took them back. Not much has changed other then the number of their age. Everyone that works at the club is so friendly and inviting and they really do put on a great show. The servers came out with sparklers and fiesta hats, they danced around and celebrated Natascha and Mike’s special day. What a beautiful couple, the two of you really do compliment each other well! Mike is so charming, warm hearted, hilarious and clearly patient with all the picture taking that was happening. I also think it’s hilarious that we both have Mike’s. I can’t wait to spend more time with the both of you in the future it truly was a fantastic day!