When I met Kelly and Byron in April I knew that I wanted to shoot their wedding. After only chatting with them for about thirty minutes I knew that they were genuinely nice people who truly loved each other. I got to know them a little better that summer when we spent an evening creating some awesome engagement photos. Even though their wedding was still a few months away the three of us knew that time would fly by, and the big day would be upon us.
As October 9th approached the unpredictable Saskatchewan weather kept everybody guessing. A couple hot days here, and a few chilly days there. Fortunately for the wedding day the weather was fabulous. Even though everything was looking like it was going to perfect there was one thing that was making me nervous. It had nothing to actually do with the wedding, but had everything to do with my personal life. If you follow me on any social network you know that my wife and I recently had a baby – a baby that was due on October 9th. I knew the chance of the baby actually arriving on this day was slim, and the fact that I was only covering about three hours of the wedding day made it even slimmer. It didn’t matter. I was still nervous.
I was scheduled to arrive at the University of Saskatchewan Faculty Club in Saskatoon about an hour before the ceremony to capture some shots of the bride and groom. I felt a lot calmer knowing that my wife hadn’t yet gone into labour when I left the house. At that point I was pretty confident that it was not going to be that day, allowing me to just focus on the wedding.
About seventy guests came to see Kelly and Byron tie the knot. The ceremony went exactly as planned and before we knew it they were married. Right after the ceremony the three of us went out around the university to capture some of the first photographs of them as man and wife. Even though we only had an hour to get the shots we wanted we didn’t feel rushed at all. We all just relaxed and had a good time together creating some photographs to document their first day as a married couple.
Here are some of my favourite photos from the the day. Be sure to also check out the high definition slideshow to see even more images from the wedding.
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