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Tobermory Wedding Photographer

Joohee + Joel

I hope you enjoyed the pictures from Joohee + Joel's rehearsal!  And now it's time for the wedding post!

I've been to the Tobermory area a bunch of times so when I got an email from Joohee + Joel I was really excited to be going up there for a wedding!  We decided to make a little family trip out of it and rented a cottage for the week!

Joohee is originally from Korea and her family made the trip over to Canada for the wedding which was great!  I really like weddings where it's two cultures coming together.  You get to see the differences but even better you get to see all the similarities in the cultures.

Joel's mom has a beautiful property right on the water outside of town (little bit jealous) so everyone gathered there in the morning to start the day.  There were actually two wedding ceremonies, the first one was in the morning right on the windy waters edge with Joohee and Joel wearing traditional Korean wedding dress.

This wedding also had a first for me... a break in the middle of the day!   So I met up with the wife and kids for lunch before the second afternoon backyard ceremony with everyone changed into traditional western wedding attire.

We hung around for a nice cocktail hour and some pictures we then loaded up the school bus and headed into town for the reception at the Tobermory Community Centre.  I know many photographers out there would shudder at the thought of shooting a wedding at a community centre but I loved it.   So much of my photography is about the emotions, moments and people at a wedding that it really doesn't matter to me what the venue looks like.   Plus, the decorator did a fantastic job making the community hall look great!

Check out some of my favourite pictures from this Tobermory wedding above and the full slideshow below.

Hesseland Inn Wedding Photographer

Rebecca + Jeff

Rebecca & Jeff's wedding at the Hessenland Inn on the shores of Lake Huron was one of my favourite weddings of the year!

Rebecca was a bridesmaid from Nicole + Bobby's wedding last year so there was an automatic comfort level for all of us working together!  Plus, we did some great engagement pictures you can see here.

It was my first time photographing a wedding at the Hessenland Inn and I have to say it's an amazing venue.  The reception room is an old stone barn and the bridal suite is in the converted silo with amazing views!

After everyone was ready and looking great, we headed across the grounds for an outdoor wedding ceremony.  The weather forecast hadn't been looking great all day, and there was a brief moment it looked like we might be getting wet during the ceremony, but my lucky habits foot worked again and it blew past us.

Hessenland Inn has access to a great beach so after some portraits with the families and the wedding party I took Rebecca + Jeff down there for some portraits of just the two of them.

The reception had everything... great speeches, great food, great party, great tornado.... Yep.

The weather held out out for the ceremony and pictures but once the reception started it was a full blown thunderstorm for most of the night.  At one point, during one of the fathers speeches the normal sounds of rain, thunder & lighting were replaced by about 15 seconds of a loud roar.   We all kind of paused and looked up, half expecting the roof to come flying off but it quickly passed.  The worst of the damage was several big trees on the property knocked down!

You can see some of my favourite wedding photographs from their wedding above as well as the full wedding slideshow below!

Tannery Wedding Photographer

Jennifer + Ian

Jennifer + Ian had a great wedding this summer at Waterloo's Tannery Event Centre

First off, a huge shoutout to Sath who did an amazing job second shooting as well as their wedding planner Afzia of Style & Elegance Wedding and Events.

Jennifer + Ian both attended and work at the University of Waterloo so the campus played a huge part in their wedding (and their engagement pictures!). 

I started the day at Voila Salon in Waterloo with girls for hair and makeup while Sath met up with the guys at their house for some getting ready pictures.

We then met up for a first look at the Breithaupt Building and then some more wedding pictures at Victoria Park in Kitchener.

The reception was held at Bingemens Tannery Event Centre in the old Lang Tannery buildings in downtown Kitchener.  The space is stunning with massive video screens on every wall!

Muskoka Wedding

Sasha + James

Such a fantastic wedding up at The Rosseau Muskoka by JW Marriott with Sasha and James!   

James was the best man from Phil + Stephanie's wedding last year.  I've shot 3 weddings for Phil's family so this day was full of friendly faces and past clients!  

The rain held off and we were able to have a beautiful outdoor ceremony overlooking the lake.

One of the coolest parts of the day was the lawn games they set up to entertain the guests in between the ceremony and reception.

We took some time to head down to the waterfront for some great pictures of Sasha + James and their wedding party on the docks.... Sasha even helped a stranded paddle boater in her wedding dress!

The dinner and reception was an awesome night in the Russeau Ballroom.  The night ended with smores in the fire pit.

A huge thanks to Toronto wedding photographer Sam Wong for making the trip up to the Muskokas and helping out with second shooting.

Check out some of my favourite photographs from their Muskoka wedding as well as the full wedding slideshow below!