Dawn and Dominque are getting married this summer and I’m excited to photograph it. I hear there are some great dancers among their friends. For their engagement shoot, we took some photos at their house, where Dawn’s mid-century modern furniture found the perfect home in Dominique’s gorgeous house. They’ve been working hard on renovating it, despite the interruption of wedding planning. I love brides and grooms that can take on a lot and not get too stressed, or at least not show it. We headed to Cattle Point after for some beachy photos and action shots on their motorcycle.
I did a mini session for Rhonda and Adrian’s daughter Brittany and her boyfriend James last year. She liked it so much, she bought a session for her parents. For some reason, I was expecting an older couple, but these two are clearly not old. They were really cute together and Adrian loves to wrap Rhonda tightly in his arms. He was in the middle of doing so when a bunch of baby ducks suddenly surrounded them. You can see mama duck peeking on from the water. We found lots of flowers in bloom at Beacon Hill Park, making for a colourful, fun session.
Colleen, whose wedding I photographed last year, contacted me recently about photographing a tea party they were having in their yard this spring. I thought that sounded like such a fun idea, and I left there thinking that I really need to have a tea party too. I recognized most (maybe all) of the guests from the wedding. I always love seeing people from weddings again, especially my clients. Colleen wore her wedding dress again, because if you spend a lot of money on a dress, you should wear it more than once.
They had a bunch of different teas in tea pots, pretty cups and saucers, finger sandwiches, scones, and so many other yummy things. What’s better than a party centered around food? I found out during the party that it was Colleen’s birthday, but she was keeping it kind of hush hush. At the end, Jason brought out a cake with sparkler candles, which she made him blow out. I hope he wished for something good.