I’m not sure if I could find a single word that would describe Hayley and Matt best. Fun, happy, hilarious, beautiful, genuine and nice are just a few words that immediately come to mind.
I met Hayley and Matt for the first time this spring. They contacted me about doing their engagements here in Niagara. They told me that they were having their wedding up in Owen Sound and would probably end up using a photographer from there. Funny thing though, we hit it off during their engagement shoot and they asked if I’d be willing to make the trip up to Owen Sound!
The week before their wedding I checked the weather and the forecast was awful! 1 degree with 90km/h gusts with rain and snow. Not fun! I figured the forecast would change as we got closer to the date but the weather didn’t seem to be budging. By some miracle the bad weather hit during the night and cleared up for the most part by the time their day started. Thank you Mother Nature!
I ended up staying over at the same hotel that Matt and his groomsmen stayed at, so I started off with the guys first. I don’t think there is a better group of guys I have shot. Every one of them are hilarious and by the end of the night it felt like I had been friends with all of them for years! We shot along the waterfront for about an hour before I left to meet Hayley at her parents house out in the country.
I arrived at Hayleys parents house to find a very calm and relaxed bride. Everyone seemed to be in great spirits while they got ready. Hayley looked stunning in her dress! I think I took a million portraits of her while I was there! Once we finished up, we headed out to the church for a beautiful ceremony.
After their ceremony ended we went to a property that Hayley and Matt found called Morland Place. It is a gorgeous property and one of my favourites I shot at this year by far! Old school architecture from the 1920’s and some great gardens. Not much more that I could ask for. We spent quite a while there shooting the girls, the guys and of course Hayley and Matt. Everyone braved the cold and we got some great pictures! I already knew how fun it is to photograph Hayley and Matt and it was no different for their wedding day. They had each other laughing, and are just infectious with how much fun they are.
We headed back for the reception which was awesome. There was some great speeches, awesome dances and great food!
Congratulations guys 🙂