Posted by Sarah Funk on
This wedding goes to prove to all those anti-Twitter people that Twitter works for your business! I met Corey through Twitter. We followed each other sometime last year and through our tweeting back and forth, Melissa and him booked me to photograph their wedding. When their wedding day arrived, it felt more like I was photographing friends than clients. It was great!
Corey and Melissa were wed on one of the hottest days of the year in Maple Ridge, oh my! I mean hot! 35 degree Celsius hot! The Saturday before, it was a torrential downpour so, there wasn’t too much complaining :)
The day started off with me photographing the ladies getting ready and my second shooter Carol Kerfoot hanging with the guys. We all met up at St Paul’s Lutheran for their beautiful ceremony. It was filled with lots of tears and laughter and love!
After the ceremony we headed to the Maple Ridge ACT for photos. What a great place, lots of urban and gardens. Perfect! The best part was this cement area where we spent a lot of time. Mostly because it was shady and cool and had some really fun architecture.
The kiddos in the wedding party were so awesome! They were pros in fact! This was the flower girl and ring bearer’s second wedding this month! They were great with the heat and all the pictures and I can safely say I didn’t hear one complaint from them! Let’s not even mention how cute they are!
The bridal party head shots were captured by the most excellent Carol!
When I photograph receptions, I am always thankful for the camera in front of my face, because 9 times out of 10 there is always a few tears that I shed. This reception was no different, and then Melissa’s Dad took the stage. He played an audio tape of her Grandfather from Australia who has passed on. On the tape he sang a song specifically for Melissa when she was young. This brought the house down. Everyone was crying, Carol and I included. It was a beautiful treasure.
Thank you Melissa and Corey for such a wonderful day and allowing me to document it for you! Your wedding was fabulous and one that I will remember for a long time. Congratulations!!