I met Krystle and Curtis at their beautiful fall engagement session in Zealandia. We hit it off and I knew even then that I would love being a part of their wedding.
I felt immediately welcome when we arrived at their farm near Wynyard this past July. It was a hot and sunny day, and there was a feeling of calm in the air as I watched family members set up chairs for the ceremony. The bride hadn’t arrived yet, so I took some detail shots around their pretty yard and was probably the least stressed of any wedding I’ve shot so far.
When Krystle arrived, I headed inside to take photos of her and her girls getting ready. They offered me breakfast and they laughed and chatted while hanging out in the kitchen. I got some shots of Krystle getting her makeup on and then made the short drive to where the groom was getting ready. I loved spending time with everyone and was impressed with the laid back atmosphere. No one was frantic or hurrying, yet everything was running on time and smoothly.
When I went back to the bride and the girls, she was ready to start getting dressed. She looked radiant in her lace gown, and everyone started getting a bit more anxious as the start of the ceremony got closer.
The rest of the day went like that. The ceremony was so beautiful, simple and sweet. Then we did photos just steps away under the trees and around the farm. My favourite spot where we did photos was just down the road at an old church. What a wonderful backdrop for their wedding! We also used Krystle and Curtis’ wheat and canola fields. Later this fall before harvest, their farm was hit with a major storm and a lot of their crops were damaged, as well as their beautiful yard that they put so much work into for their wedding. I’m so happy that we were able to use their fields and yard to the fullest and get some stunning images that I know mean so much to them now.
After an afternoon of taking photos, the reception was relaxed and cool and so much fun. I love when I attend a wedding and feel like part of the family. I laughed along with their stories and joined in on the dancing (while taking photos of course!) It was such a wonderful celebration of Krystle and Curtis, and I felt so much love in that room.
There is something about small town weddings. The handmade decorations, the delicious variety of cupcakes and all the friends and family that were a part of everything little detail. It was pretty perfect. I loved being there and I loved re-living the day through their photos. I hope you do too!