August 10th, 2013
Sydney, Nova Scotia
Greg and Christina Alexander had to be one of my favorite couples of this wedding season. They were both so excited and easy going it made my job a breeze.
They, and when I say they I mean it in the sense that ‘they’ we’re truly a unified couple, so much support, love and respect between them, there was no question they were meant to be.
Surrounded by their loved ones they were wed at St. Theresa’s church in Ashby, the very same church Christina’s parents were married some 20 odd years ago. It was a dreamy affair, full of beautiful mauves and words of thanks and joy surrounding them in a traditional catholic ceremony.
We set off to Peters Field for their formal photos with the wedding party, their families, and a private session for the newly weds.
The dinner and reception was full of laughs. Christina told the crowd she had to put on her ‘big girl panties’ to get the nerve up to do her speech. The crowd roared with laughter and Christina was absolutely charming with her beaming groom at her side.
Thank you both for inviting me to share your day. It was truly my pleasure.
Today…oh god…2 weddings in a row. And Killed it! Going to sleep forever now.
…and my legs are jelly and my feet are throbbing
This past spring my cousin Jenika came down for a visit, home from her first year in university. She always liked coming along with me to photo shoot or what not when she came to visit so I thought we’d commemorate the occasion with a fun spring shoot in the woods. She was more than happy to oblidge.
I had this idea of a woodland nymph styled shoot for a while. We played around with this foolish head piece I made and she had a great dress to suit the theme.
Check em out :)
Keri and Marty are one of my wedding couples for this year, and I have to say, I’m super excited about their big day this October. They have planned for a country romance themed wedding here in Cape Breton, pair that with their outgoing personalities and good humour, it’s sure to be a good time!
I mean seriously, how can these two not be fun?
We met up in Louisbourg a few month’s back for their engagement session, and despite the fog and looming drizzle, it was really romantic.
We started out in the heart of the small fishing village by shooting at the dock and the remains of the old train route, known to many of the locals as the Fisherman’s Chapel, which I thought was fitting.
Then proceeded to the boardwalk for some lovey dovey shots on the dock.
Then we took a stroll at the lighthouse trail.
Something you may not know about me is that I work full time as a graphic design instructor/designer. So as part of 2013 being a new, better chapter for my photography business I thought I would start incorporating some of my design skills.
One of my lovely return clients, the Hogan family, called on me to photograph their son’s Graduation portraits last weekend. When I mentioned that I can design the Grad party invitations they we’re both relieved and excited. They trust my work and we’re thankful to have it off their plate.
I offered two front side options:
She chose the cap and gown version. And when I sent the first option for the back, she loved it! Easy peasy :)
I sent the files off to the printers last night and I can’t wait to see them when they return.
I’m going to be offering more design services for my photo clients going forward. You can expect to see Save the Date cards, wedding invitations, graduation announcements, and custom thank you cards.
I’m very fortunate to have such a supportive and trusting clientele, and I hope that I can return the favour by upping my game this year.
Congrats Marshall on your graduation!
Jessie and Melissa are getting married this coming October and I’m super excited for it!! These two are so crazy in love, seriously…you guys should see the way he looks at her. It melted my heart.
Melissa and I have been in contact for a few months now, talking and planning their shoots for the engagement and the big wedding day. And can I just say, I love organized folk! Girlfriend knows what she wants, and I love that. But at the same time, super down to earth and easy going. When she mentioned that her and Jessie we’re going to be home for a week in May it seemed like the perfect timing to arrange their engagement session.
We started out on Saturday evening at Dominion beach, which by the way, is totally in mid-construction. So it was a little tedious getting on and off the beach. It was cold, windy and the sand was so softly packed that you sunk up to your hip in places. But we had a good laugh about it.
In spite of how pretty it was, it was darn cold, so we wrapped up early and decided to reconvene Sunday morning out Louisbourg on the trail. Seemed like a rational place to go, they and I were both staying in Louisbourg anyway, plus that will be the location for their wedding photos.
I loved how their photos came out, and so did they. So much so, that they ordered a photo guest book for their wedding day. (Which are totally off the hook and a great way of adding some extra personal touches to the wedding itself)
Thanks again Jessie and Melissa! I cannot wait until October!!
My cousin Stacey just has her first baby, a bouncing, giggly baby boy named Cooper. Just 4 months old when I photographed him this past March, he was full of smiles and an utter ham for the camera. For my first session of the year, I couldn’t have asked for a better model! Plus his momma is a stunner so incorporating her into some of the shots had it’s perks as well.
I’m thrilled with how they turned out!
Isn’t she gorgeous!
He’s a sucker for kisses from Momma
You can check out a larger section of the shoot on my site at www.jaymeburns.500px.com/cooper