This Walkerton-Formosa-Cargill wedding had surprises for me every step of the way. Ashley planned an event and strict timeline perfectly and even the weather cooperated. The day started off with an hour and half drive in the rain to Walkerton where I was meeting the bridal party at Ashley’s family home which was immaculate and perfect for photography. After photographing the bride getting into her stunning gown and Badgley Mischka shoes with her sister by her side we headed to the limo bus which was to take us to the family farm for some photos of the bridal party.
Hair & Makeup: Purple Box
Everlasting Flowers & Gifts made these gorgeous bouquets for the girls. I used a rose petal here for the ring shot.
The brides Bagley Mischka shoes were stunning laden with crystals that just begged to be photographed.
Her custom gown featured this beautiful lace back that I will be sure to capture throughout the day.
We had a few minutes before we left to grab some bridal portraits by the window incorporating her stunning veil.
The bride getting ready in her family home along with her sister and mom to help with the tiny buttons on her dress.
I love to gather the bridesmaids around the bride to see what kind of moments happen.
When the room and light is this pretty I try to use it as much as possible and this was the perfect opportunity for me to capture her to putting the shoes on .
A moment with dad as Ashley puts on his corsage.
A moment with the pooch is always a must as they are a part of the family too.
The boys were in Cargill at the community centre with my second shooter Andrew Grant Photography. Ashley had that all planned out too as they were to take photos by the river then head off to the bridge and take some photos with dad truck. The groomsmen had a little too much fun when the grooms sunglasses fell in the river and the best man didn’t even think twice about getting naked and going after them.
Andrew Grant Photography was kind enough to help me with second shooting and groom prep.
The boys being boys and Andrew taking advantage of this beautiful back light and river front.
The blue truck played a key role in this wedding today and the bridge was the ideal location.
Chris had a great prop for his groom photos with dad’s prize truck.
A walking shot with the boys is always a great idea for natural moments.
Chris lost his sunglasses over the bridge during photos and the groomsman quickly stripped down to go and retrieve them………what a great friend.
Our first stop for photos was the family farm. I was apprehensive to say the least and of course assumed we would be doing yet another barn session, but as we drove into this gorgeous tree lined driveway, I said to myself that we had to take some photos there no matter what! That was the location to beat and thankfully my bride had the same thoughts and we were there strictly for that gorgeous laneway that could have been right out of a magazine from South Carolina.
The girls gather close for a bridesmaid photo and although the light was flat that day the location was stunning.
I love these candid unposed moments with bridal parties
The light was stunning as a backlight for a bridal portrait in this treed laneway.
Then we were off to another family farm which I was told had pretty willow trees and at this point I did not doubt a single word by bride told me from the moment we let the treed laneway.
Off to location #2 for photos with willow trees.
The ceremony was to take place at the Immaculate Conception Church in xxxxxxxxx and again I was awed by the beauty of this location and the church itself……. majestic, regal and very ornate.
After a few photos on the church grounds with the bridal party and new husband and wife we set off to another photography location at Folmers Landscaping in xxxxxx. This was probably the only location where I new what to expect, but along came more surprises. The grounds were amazing and the photography opportunities endless and we started with the bride and groom, wedding party and finished off with family photos in the gardens.
Next we were off to the Cargill Community Centre for photos by the river and a party complete with the band Freedom Train to entertain us all night.
Flowers: Everlasting Flowers and Gifts
Videography: Your Story Video Productions
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Venue: Cargill Community Centre
Ceremony: Immaculate Conception
Photography Locations: Folmers Landscaping
Band: Freedom Train
Second Shooter: Andrew Grant Photography
Assistant: Krystal Shephard Photography
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