19Jan '16

New Year’s Eve Wedding – Courtenay Photographer

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Social media is a funny thing, (well, I guess that is a sweeping, broad comment) for wedding photographers in small towns. I occasionally see that someone I know and admire is getting married, and I want to jump up and down and say “pick-me, pick-me,” but I sit quietly and hope they will reach out – that I am the right person for them to trust.
So when I received a message from Sarah and Garth about their New Year’s eve wedding I did jump up and down knowing they picked me. But first, before we proceeded we had to talk about how the photography would just be happening once it was dark (we had ten minutes of dropping light,) with virtually no indoor location to photograph in. Sarah and Garth trusted me to make it work, and I trusted them to understand the visual challenges – I think.. we did alright <3

Sarah’s sister and her family have always held a very special place in my heart and in front of my camera, and I have had the pleasure of also photographing and getting to know her brother and family, so being invited to document this family event was a true honour. See, this family is special. They love hard and honestly. They grow and celebrate together. They have incredible children.

Garth and Sarah met through a mutual friend who knew they would be right for each other.  And they were. Sarah fell for his huge heart, sense of humour and hardworking ethics and he was drawn in by, in his words, everything.
Garth and Sarah, the road you two have travelled together is already full of stories, and I wish you all the love as you continue to grow together with the ones to come.

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