When Vanessa emailed me for the first time and mentioned that she was a Canadian marrying her love from England, I knew it was a wedding that I wanted. And I knew that we would get along right away. I think there is just something that binds international couples with other international couples. It could be the blending of cultures, the overcoming of adversity or just the fact the immigration process is really, horribly, frustrating and long. Whatever it is, I was right. I met Vanessa and I felt an immediate connection, as if had she lived here, we would be friends and our husbands would bond over mutual love for football and all things British. (as they commonly do when away from home) Their wedding was to be set in the beautiful Banff township, with the Buffalo Mountain Lodge serving as the host and reception site. For the ceremony it was to be at St George’s in the Pines. I haven’t shot in many churches in Banff, so I was excited to finally photograph one. The priest arrived, took both my hands in his and asked if there was anything I needed, if he could make sure that I was able to move around and get the shots I needed: WOW!
The wedding guests were almost half British and half Canadian, making for an interesting mix, and certainly making me yearn for my days as a camp counselor in the states being surrounded by dozens of my international friends from all over the world, and certainly homesick for my husband’s family and friends. The day was gorgeous, the setting was perfect and filled with love. Congratulations to Vanessa and Tim, I loved spending time with you, your families and your friends. Enjoy! x