Diana and Simon are Married

Diana and Simon visited Victoria last weekend to get married at Abigail’s Hotel. It’s been a while since I’ve photographed a wedding with no guests at all, and this one reminded me how much I love them. These two have been a couple for a really long time, but they couldn’t stop kissing each other. It was like, “ok, guys, you have to stop kissing for a minute so we can perform the ceremony.” Yes, there were a couple of kisses right at the start. I’m still not sure if that’s allowed.

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Holly and Darren are Married

A few weeks ago, I photographed Holly and Darren’s elopement at Abigail’s Hotel. It was a rainy Sunday, so were stayed indoors for the ceremony and portraits. The honeymoon room there is gorgeous though, so I was happy to take some photos there. I loved Holly’s non-traditional dress and her dedication to getting her earrings on even though one of the holes had closed up. What’s a little blood when it comes to looking gorgeous for your wedding? Holly and Darren were all smiles, despite the rain, making for a sweet and fun day.

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John and Barry are Married

John and Barry came from Mississippi to get married at The Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria. Barry’s children and their kids came along to share in the celebration. It was a beautiful sunny day in a week full of rain and they got married in the gorgeous library with light streaming through the windows during the ceremony and dinner.  John plans big fancy weddings and I think even he was impressed by the dinner decor the Empress put out. The selection of food and drinks at the cocktail reception in their suite and at the dinner was also fantastic. I’ve never photographed a wedding larger than this one at The Empress, but I would really love to.

The best part of the day was seeing how emotional the grooms got during the ceremony, especially during their vows. I think Barry’s children teared up a bit too, despite the bathroom/water break in the middle of the ceremony (oh the joys of having young kids at a wedding). The young kids were so energetic after the ceremony, running around the hallways of the Empress and making everyone laugh. I was grateful that I brought Georgie along to second shoot and help manage the kids, because she did such a great job of photographing them.

Here are some of my favourite photos I took that day. I love how there’s so much life in them. I hope you had a wonderful visit to Victoria, John, Barry, and family. We were so happy to be a part of your wedding.

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