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.
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.
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…
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!
The whole time I was having nightmares of falling into the pool in the Dickerson’s gorgeous backyard. Fortunately, while some did end up fully dressed and soaking wet, it thankfully wasn’t me.
Champagne and cake on the rooftop terrace of the Algonquin Resort, against the backdrop of the Passamaquoddy Bay. It was such a privilege to witness this most intimate celebration.
Home from Beijing with Tony in tow, Amanda has set to teaching him all about Canada, from lobster rolls to enormous ice creams and epic road trips. For our part, the day included squirrels, wide open spaces, the fact that you can just put a bookbag on the ground for awhile and nothing will happen to it, and photos. Of course, photos.
Champagne and farmer’s market samosas. The Welsh Dragon. Surprise veil surgery. “Married at First Sight.” A single white rose. France versus Greece in a photobooth fight to the death. “Home.” Dancing the night away.
A little bit engagement session, a little bit family portrait. Why NOT hit the ballpark early on a Monday afternoon?
Soo… July was supposed to be my easy and relaxing month. Why, then, did I feel like a chicken with my head cut off all month? Even 5 years in, I’m not really used to this lifestyle, with its 7 months of slow and steady, manageable tasks and then 4.5 months of 7-days-a-week, balls-to-the-wall insanity. Even crazier… the really busy part is yet to come.
I shared Stephanie & Tyler’s Charlottetown wedding, and Vicki & Robin’s wedding here in Fredericton. Three engagement shoots hit the blog – Maggie & Darryl, Alana & Ed, and Desiree & Bradley - as well as all kinds of reunions: Andrew & Courtney reuniting with me, the Poffenroth and Kelly families with each other. I also photographed a wedding, an elopement, and two more portrait sessions, all of which will be appearing on the blog over the next few weeks.
On the travel front, I shared my images of Prince Edward Island, and took – then blogged – a long weekend trip to Portland, Maine. Charlottetown’s downtown organization Discover Charlottetown ALSO shared my images of PEI, as they featured me on their “through your eyes” series on Facebook and Instagram.
AG & I crossed a few things off the Summer Fun list: picking strawberries and making jam, visiting the Internment Camp Museum in Minto, the Portland trip, and a date night during which we finally took the Wolastoq Cruise! Did some paddling, and took enough long walks that I finally met my goal of recording an average of over 10k steps per day on my FitBit. (Sadly that walking fitness doesn’t port to running, as I participated in the 5K Kilted Run with friends, and came rather close to being last!) I went to a yoga class for the first time in what feels like forever. Had World Cup fever. Saw Hey Rosetta! on Canada Day. Got over to the North Side Market to eat all kinds of goodies. Caught some Highland Games action. Inspected the neighbourhood for tropical storm Arthur damage.
Most importantly, our new niece was born! Welcome to the world, little Paige. We’re very glad to have you here.
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