Do you ever get the hair-raising sense that the human drama is….at a boil? I mean, I see heart-breaking scenes everyday as I scroll through Facebook. We see Donald Drumpf rallying supporters with rhetoric that’s as hateful as it is incomprehensible. As I write this, 3 schools in Nova Scotia have been closed due to bomb threats. And as I get curious about some of the domestic and international violence and lopsided corporate power, the murkiness of what’s right and wrong often confuses me or pisses me right off. But to be clear, I think it’s AWESOME that the internet connects our eyeballs to the world’s narratives, even if such connections come in the form of disturbing videos, misinformation, and other things that negatively affect my mood. I really like that it’s harder to ignore all this. And yet…I also think that the internet benefits from blog posts like this one too, characterized as it is by straightforward joy, an elegant celebration of love, and fundamentally hopeful promises of commitment. The internet is dense with saddening and maddening imagery and photos that celebrate love are….balancing. That’s one of the reasons it’s an honour to be Halifax wedding photographers.
Courtney and Johnson bring a sort of undiluted sweetness to the scene.When Rae and I met them the first time, we were nearly blown away at their emotional availability and kindness. So much so that, I hate to admit, I found myself internally wondering if they were being genuine or if they were just pretending to be THAT nice. I guess this speaks to how cynical I am sometimes. After we photographed their engagement session, I was convinced that they are the real deal. And after their wedding, after spending the entire day with them, after hearing the speeches that people gave celebrating these two, I knew more deeply that their kindness is authentic. As real as that subtle glowing smile Courtney got on her face when she was introduced as Mrs. Steele.
It was a really good day. Hope you enjoy some of the moments that made us smile, laugh, and cry.
Venue: Prince George Hotel
Hair: Nicole Inder & Jessica White of The Hair Spa
Make up: Sasha Andrews & Jennifer Murphy
Photography: Topher & Rae Studios
Bridal Gown: Chester & Felicity
Men’s Attire: Duggers
DJ: DJ NiteLife