Nov, 11, 2012

paula + chris
the waterfront centre, hamilton

Describing Chris and Paula as a beautifully sweet couple doesn’t do them justice.  They have something special going on.  Something more.  When I met with them back in our initial consultation, I was struck by the connectedness between the two of them.  This wasn’t just a wedding they were planning, their eyes were on the bigger picture.  I often ask couples what they have in mind for their wedding – what theme, colour scheme, etc. When I asked Paula, she looked at me and said simply, “the theme is love”.  She said it so sincerely and with such meaning, I may have gotten choked up.  Needless to say, I was smitten with these two immediately.  Beautiful, warm, appreciative, gracious, and adventurous – how lucky were we that they chose us to photograph their wedding?

The day started out with rain in the forecast, and it was unbelievably hot and humid, but luck shone down on us all day.  Paula and Chris started off getting ready at their good friends’ home in Dundas, which also functions as home base for their business The Healing House.  It was the perfect backdrop for bride’s prep, with a light, airy feel and personal vintage touches everywhere.  It did rain – but as it was raining at the ceremony location, we stayed dry taking photos at Hermitage Ruins.  The thunder rolled in just as we finished at Hermitage, but by the time we pulled up to The Waterfront Centre for their ceremony, the rain had stopped and the sunshine was beaming .  I was like a kid in a candy store photographing Paula and Chris.  They were truly up for anything – Paula, in 14 layers of tule creeping out onto the ledge of a cliff, and lying down on the forest floor before she even walked down the aisle.  They were a dream to work with, and fully put their trust in us, which we truly appreciate (though may not have been the best idea – I was a bit nervous when Paula was on that cliff, I have to say).

Thank you, Paula and Chris, for punctuating our joy in what we do, and thank you for choosing us.

xo k