Thursday, December 15, 2011

A perfect Saskatoon wedding - Brett + JoAnn

The day started off in a relaxed mood. I arrived at Brett's house around 9 in the morning and him and I took his dog Karl for a short walk before the big day got rolling. The guys had some running around to do before the ceremony so I decided to go along for the ride.

The next hour or so was filled with picking up some of the groomsmen, picking up the rental van to transport the wedding party, making sure all the electronics were working at the reception, and of course taking photos. After spending some time with the guys I went to meet the ladies to photograph them getting ready.

JoAnn had herself surrounded by her wonderful bridesmaids and mom. They all were so supportive and everyone was very excited. It was a great morning filled with laughter, a lot of smiles, and some nerves ;).

The rest of the day went beautifully. The ceremony was great, lots of happy tears and Brett and JoAnn saying their "I do's". Then we had a few hours for formals which we went around to a couple different locations in Saskatoon. Its always tiring for the bride and groom trekking around for photos and putting on smiles whenever I needed them to. But Brett and JoAnn stuck it out, although they were pretty gassed by the end. Then came the reception which I loved. Candy buffets, cap guns being fired off, delicious food, and hearing some very moving and funny speeches. To top it off the dance floor was awesome and everyone got out there and showed off their moves. It was a fantastic day!

Some of the greatest things about being a wedding photographer is being able to constantly be surrounded by true, raw emotion and be allowed to witness and photograph it. Also to see two people who are head over heels in love pledge themselves to each other. Its a very powerful thing and I am blessed to be able to do this.

Thank you Brett and JoAnn for allowing me to be a part of your big day. I am so happy for you two and congratulations!

(Please open post to view the rest of the photos)
Karl, such an awesome little dog.

It was a team effort to lace up JoAnn's dress.

JoAnn putting on the finishing touches before the ceremony.
Lovely ladies!
The guys in the back of the church joking around before the ceremony.
It was an emotion filled ceremony. Perfect.

I loved how Brett and JoAnn were so playful throughout the day.

First kiss.
Right after the "I do's". Super happy.

JoAnn's bridesmaids were great, constantly helping Jo carry around her dress.
This crew was super fun to photograph.
JoAnn looked amazing.

One of my favorite group photos.
Yes... those are two lamborghini's.

LOVE this photo! Both Brett and JoAnn were pretty tired by the end of formals but they stuck it out.
Like I said earlier, tons of fun shooting this wedding :).

Brett and JoAnn had such great ideas for their reception. Like shooting cap guns for them to kiss.


I thought someone was gonna get an elbow in the face. These guys wanted this garter!

First dance.

Candy bar.

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