So here’s the thing, I’ve been inside the Tett Centre for a number of shoots, meetings, events and let’s not forget Juniper’s Cafe down in the basement facing the lake! But, this was the first Tett Centre wedding I’ve been a part of and I’m excited to say that this beautiful building delivered, once again! It’s classic Kingston, you know, limestone, big windows, lake view and what’s more it’s there to support artists in our local community. I always feel so welcome within the building’s thick limestone walls. Enter the wedding and two beautiful families who welcomed me in, making me feel like a guest at the wedding. Comfort zone, check. But here’s the thing, when I met Heather, she told me that she’s been following my work for years and knew she wanted me to photograph her wedding, even before she was engaged. OK, scratch comfort zone, enter pressure to perform! I mean what an honour right? But seriously, I knew I had to deliver and I had to deliver big time.
I don’t always get to photograph the guys getting ready, but this time around, timing and geography worked out and I got to chill with the dudes as they figured out how to fold pocket squares, drink scotch and pump 90’s hip hop. After sniping a few photos of the general shenanigans that the guys get up to on wedding days, I headed over to the classic Kingston landmark, the iconic Frontenac Inn to hang out with the bride and her peeps. A few mimosas, laughter and fussing over dress perfection, some sewing after a slight wedding gown blooper and that was that. A happy, excited and nervous bride and groom were ready to be wed, so off to the Tett Centre we went.
After a pretty dreary winter in good ol’ K-town, the clouds opened up and shone the most magnificent light through the massive windows of the malting tower at the Tett Centre giving me so much epic light to play with during the ceremony. There were blue skies, gorgeous decor and an emotional reveal as Heather and her father walked down the aisle towards Sébastien who anxiously awaited his future Mrs. Lalonde! It happened, they got married, it was awesome! After some fist bumps, cheering and hugs, we braved the cold as the sun plummeted towards the horizon to do some portraits of the bridal party and the couple. It may look warm in the photos, but it was NOT. We stayed out anyway. #worthit. OK, enough is enough, time to go in and eat and party. And, that we did.