Month in Review: August 2014

You can really enjoy something and still be glad it’s over, right? That’s how I feel about August. I went all out, and had a great time, but phew I am tired! 5 weddings, 7 portrait shoots, meetings, and so much editing! That means plenty of fodder for the blog, and so I shared Maggie & Darryl’s glam Hollywood Regency styled wedding, this intimate St. Andrews Algonquin Resort elopement, Amy & Matt’s classic celebration, Alex & Sean’s mid-week party, and Ashley & Brody’s barn-burner of a backyard wedding, plus the two weddings I photographed most recently and have yet to share. Writing all of those out really illustrates what I love about my job… so many weddings, and while certain things are always the same, each is so unique.

I went to Woodstock for John, Kathy, and Colby’s family portraits; Rusagonis for Amanda & Ryan’s engagement; Sackville to roam with Allison & Jason; Yoho to hang with the Quicks; and First Eel River Lake to go boating with Naomi & Dan. You guys really know how to keep things interesting. Meanwhile here at home I met up with Amanda & Tony, the Dickerson bunch, Catherine & Marc’s last-minute engagement; and Michauds in the morning.

With all that work to share, I didn’t make a single personal post all month! AG and I enjoyed a big family reunion in honour of our upcoming wedding (less than 2 months to go! Marriage licence procured!), a day trip to Campobello Island, visits with our nieces, a perfect afternoon at New River Beach, the unexpected opportunity to catch a semi-final math of the women’s under 20 FIFA tournament in Moncton, and most excellently, simple hanging-out time with friends. It’s been a wonderful month, but all things have their season. I’m ready for September, and ready to cool down. Literally AND figuratively!

xoxo,

K

Yoho Lake Family Portraits: the Quicks

Capturing life the way it is right now. Monkey bars, canoeing on the lake, tossing the mini football, story time. Parents sneaking in some alone time?… okay, we called in reinforcements and set that one up.

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Eel River Lake Engagement Photography: Naomi & Dan

A sunny morning on the lake, paddle-boarding, boating, being chased by silly kittens… fun!

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Sackville Engagement Photography: Allison & Jason

As AG and I drove towards Sackville from Fredericton, and Allison & Jason drove towards Sackville from Nova Scotia, each of us admired the huge, dark and puffy clouds in the sky. Yet it wasn’t raining… until we got to Sackville, where it was pouring. Because of course. Luckily in the time it took to devour one giant schnitzel, the storm pushed through. We were left with amazing evening light, and our feet only got a little bit wet!

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Stanley Wedding Photography: Ashley & Brody

Last minute bridesmaid dress shopping. Shooting pool and shooting beer. Two first looks. Chasing rain showers and driving into a rainbow. Tearing around Stanley at won’t-say-how-fast. Crossword puzzles and maple syrup. Late night fireworks. “Everything.

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Rusagonis Engagement Photography: Amanda & Ryan

These two hadn’t been alone in years. (Or something like that.) Sure made my job easy!

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Fredericton Ducks Unlimited Wedding: Alex & Sean

A Thursday afternoon wedding with beer, barbecue, family and friends. Last minute fishing fly-tying for the forgotten boutonniere. On-site cake assemblage. Afterparty. Alex & Sean kept it short and sweet. We all laughed a lot. Perfect.

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Fredericton Wedding Photography: Amy & Matt

Blueberries & lace. Beau the ringbearing dog. A mid-day pit stop at the Snooty Fox for beer and nachos. Tin cans trailing the just-married-mobile. A slow clap. Buckley family singers. The locomotion weaving its way through the reception hall. (The reception hall being the very same place they first met.) Teary-eyed slideshows. A father-daughter-mother-daughter dance to Matt’s version of Daughters. “Sparks.” Macarena macking and a dance sandwich with the groom as the meat. In sickness & in health. Amy & Matt.

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Carleton Park Family Portraits: the Michauds

I met the Michaud family on a cool and grey morning recently. The glassy river and view of downtown was a wonderful backdrop to playing with rocks, getting swung around, toddling through the grass, and getting shoulder rides from Mom & Dad…

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Fredericton Engagement Portraits: Catherine & Marc

Finally home from Edmonton, Catherine & Marc finally met up with me on Monday morning for their engagement session… not a moment too soon, as they’re getting married this Saturday!

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