It’s finally here – my best Ottawa Wedding photography for 2015. I’m not sure if it’s fair to say it’s my best, but these are the shots that I liked for various reasons. It’s not February yet so I believe that it is still okay to post a best of 2015 entry! If someone can find me the section of the blog rulebook that clarifies this detail, it would be much appreciated. 🙂
The wedding season this year started in the snow at -27 Celsius in Mont Tremblant, Quebec and ended in more snow, on New Year’s Eve in Bobcaygeon, Ontario. This is not helping to improve any Canadian stereo-types so I should explain that the vast majority of this year’s weddings were on warm, summery days. We were very fortunate to have a wide variety of weddings ranging from 30 person get-togethers at the Courtyard Restaurant in the Market, many country weddings at Le Belvedere, Stonefields, and Evermore, and a 450 person, 2 day Ethiopian wedding.
My clients came from all walks of life, from different back grounds, early 20s to their late 50s, some were already personal friends and some I have worked with in the past. There is one common thread that you see across all of these events and it’s unmistakable every time. At the core of every wedding is a strong couple who are madly in love. Some of them have known each other for decades while some have met in the last few years online. Surrounding them, without fail, are a tight knit group of amazing friends and awesome, supportive family. After the cake has been eaten, the dress has been put away, the photos and albums have been delivered, and everyone has settled into their married life, those people are what matters from then on. Exactly what makes photographing weddings so enjoyable is not how extravagant the decorations and venues are, but how everyone at each event interacts. Knowing that we get to preserve that for the future is the most rewarding aspect of all.
I’m thrilled to have been a part of such a great year!