It was over a year ago when we first met Natasha and Shannon. I remember talking to them about their big day and all their plans and it really sounded like a day the bigdayfoto team would want to be a part of. Time passed, and we never heard back. We were a little disappointed because, I have to admit, there are some couples that we meet that we just feel like we HAVE to be a part of their big day. I felt that way about Natasha and Shannon. Then I got this email from Natasha:
“We got sick and then work got crazy and then I got a little cold feet about making such a huge decision so far in advance. I was like “I love these photographers but… they are the first ones we have ever met and what if, what if, what if.” We had other meetings with photographers but we were like Beaver does this and Penny does that. We are ready to commit and just be happy that yes- we did find the right photographer on the first meeting! Lucky us! And when I just realized it had been so long when I looked on the date on the email, Shannon said they probably think we forgot about them. I am like what? No! I look at their pictures everyday but I realize that you guys wouldn’t know that. So thank you for being patient with me, the most indecisive person ever. Imagine me picking a dress!!!”
I was so happy they chose us to be a part of their big day. The day was beautiful in every way, from the happy couple, to the beautiful weather, everything was perfect! As usual, I showed up to photograph the guys getting ready and Beaver (with Jenn) spent the day with the girls. We met up at the Trinity Anglican Church. It was my first time photographing there. It is beautiful (albeit dark!) and made for stunning photographs. Natasha and Shannon had some quiet time together right after the ceremony as they took a horse and buggy ride around the uptown. Then it was off to Rockwood Park for pictures. The reception was at the Delta and Wendi did a great job with the decor and theme.
All in all, it was a great day and a great way to kick off the summer for the bigdayfoto team. Here are a few pictures to highlight Natasha and Shannon’s big day!
I love an emotional groom. You can just see the tear forming in his eye as Natasha (looking STUNNING) walks up the aisle to him.
I love Natasha’s reaction as she gets to the end of the aisle and sees her horse drawn carriage waiting for her!!