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.”
Not editing these photos before now is probably the first thing I can officially blame on baby (since I found out about baby right after returning from Iceland and immediately segued into the “always sick” phase of life), but maybe also I have to admit that I just plain didn’t want to edit them, because once they were done the trip was over. For real.
As epic and amazing as the geography of Iceland was, really the whole point of the trip was to hang out with these beauties — Jessica & Matt, Elissa, Katie Jane, and Lauren. They are My People, and I adore them and miss them like crazy.
The Imperial March. Handcuffs and hidden flasks. Drinking a pitcher with a straw. Open bar in the mess hall. Cake icing, like, everywhere. Married.
Surprise power outage. Looking forward to exchanging rings and crying towards the light. Strolling through the park. Table trash talk in poetry form. Cocktail jazz. Sunset on the river, followed by swinging on the dance floor with the Mellotones. Jenny + Dan’s perfect day.