During my most recent trip to Charlottetown I got to check out Stacey’s shop, Garnish Jewellery. In its new location this business is Stacey’s dream come true, full of beautiful things (including her dog Willow). I also got a front-row seat to some jewellery making processes, which was fascinating to watch…
Country chick chic complete with the cowboy boots and a wardrobe change. Toddlers sinking putts. Picking crickets out from layers of tulle. Accidentally running over your own sunglasses when peeling out of the church parking lot. Taking a beach break. Lawn games. A BBQ with the world’s freshest potatoes. Jenny + Grant are building this “From the Ground Up.”
A beautiful evening downtown with beautiful people. Times like this my job couldn’t be easier!
They’re getting married on Saturday!
Violette & Zaynab took me on a tour of their favourite toys and books, the local park (puppies AND swinging “so high”), provided exemplary service at the imaginary coffee shop, picked flowers, and I left them planning to eat raisins in the sun. A nice little Sunday morning.
Just like that, my wedding season flips from June’s “just begun” to August’s “half over.” It always blows my mind how quickly that transition is made. July’s constant midweek thunderstorms meant that a lot of portrait sessions got postponed (over and over again…) but I got to meet Henry, do a couple of headshot sessions, and finally share these portraits from Iceland. The weekends were on point: Jenn + Dan’s Fredericton wedding, Ashley + Ryan’s base elopement in Oromocto, on the north cape of PEI for Nathaly + Kris, and then off to Annapolis Royal for Shawn + Bronwyn’s celebration… well now I remember why that all went so quickly. It’s been six weeks (and counting) since AG & I spent the weekend at home!
Not that I’m complaining. This is the part of the year I live for, with non-stop good times. There was a pretty strong water theme to the month, since we hit the lake, multiple beaches, took the ferry across the Bay of Fundy, plus enjoyed sunsets on the river in our own backyard. We brunched, we family reunioned, we roadtripped. Stayed up late reading. We played lawn games and ate so many meals al fresco. We saw our girl for the first time.
Gorging on candy and air conditioning. Being rung in by the Town Crier. A locket with… surprising contents! Burgers and Pokémon battles. Not doing the Tango. Washer toss on the lawn. The biggest smiles.
A lot can change in four years. Like all of a sudden you find yourself a sprint pursuit champion!
A gorgeous day on the north coast of the island. Goofing off with your best friends. Mis-timed jumps. Having your son be the ring bearer. Sunset and sea birds on the pier. Beer bottle dance moves and kung fu fighting. “The Girl.”