I truly enjoy photographing each wedding throughout the year but it’s always fun when you know the couple and the people in the wedding party. Meagan and I have volunteered at camp for several years now and we’ve gotten to know Sam and Kevin through being there. That’s also how they met each other! They’ve been dating for a long time and it was so nice to see them finally able to tie the knot.
Sam is an organized bride! Not in a bridezilla kind of way, just in an organized and precise kind of way. Everything was well thought-out and this meant that things ran very smoothly on the wedding day and she was able to be an extremely relaxed and laid-back bride. The wedding really reflected Sam & Kevin as a couple and I think that’s exactly how it should be.
Although it didn’t rain on Saturday, the humidity was really high so we enjoyed a lot of indoor locations, just to keep everyone looking fresh. Sam & Kevin’s wedding was at the Fort Garry Hotel and this suited them perfectly since they’re a pretty stylish couple! I love the vintage feel of that place and there are so many different locations to photograph in. The girls looked stunning and we got a lot of their shots in before the ceremony.
After the ceremony we headed to the Hamilton Building. Although this spot isn’t large, it offers a pretty spectacular environment and it’s one of Winnipeg’s many beautiful heritage buildings that offer great indoor locations for your wedding day. Afterwards we headed to the Exchange District and the Legislative grounds to do some outdoor shots. Kevin really enjoyed driving around in the BMW convertible so I don’t think he minded moving from location to location, even if it was a tight fit for somebody of his height!
Everyone was mindful of rain on Saturday because thunderstorms were forecasted, but in the end we didn’t have to worry about a thing. Just as the reception began the rain clouds let loose, but it didn’t matter anymore. Meagan and I really enjoyed being at the reception, listening to some great speeches and dancing with friends.
It was a wonderful day, you guys. Thanks for letting us be involved in this special way and I hope you enjoy the shots!