We arrive in the morning on wedding days, totting our coffee and cameras, snapping and chatting while the make up goes on, the hair is styled, while the groom and groomsmen do whatever they do. After a while of doing this regularly, we get to know who does make up and hair pretty in the city. For Rae and I, our families aren’t in Nova Scotia and our circles of friends is kind of small, so seeing the same make up artist even just a couple times in the same year is a cool, little surprise for us. It’s a little, “hey, I know you!” Last year, Nicole Smith from Margo Beauty shared 3 weddings with us and we were immediately impressed the quality of her work. She’s fast and as nimble as a surgeon, with beautiful results (Rae now goes to her regularly for lashes). She’s also a calming presence and fun to chat with. Well, late in 2014 (if my memory serves), Nicole’s sister (the bride in this blog’s photos) moved to Netherlands and, during her travels, met a guy. Their love-story happened and is still happening (every couple has one) and at this point in their narrative, the setting is Cape Breton. But before Cape Breton and early this year, we were delighted (and flattered) to get an email from Nicole asking us if we were available to photograph her sister’s wedding. We were totally thrilled to do it and we would have been really over the moon if we’d known how beautiful the wedding was going to be. The details were refined, and the ceremony was out in nature.
I’m going to predict that there are going to be a lot of people wondering where this wedding took place. It is in Nova Scotia. It was in Victoria Park in Truro. Rae and I have wanted to shoot an intimate forest wedding since FOREVER, so this one charmed us.
Claudia and Bram kept numbers small, so it was an intimate gathering. Bram, his home and family on another continent, had at least one familiar face with him. His best man, Cornell, came in from the Netherlands to stand by his side (and stand on ladders, to help create the ceremony space).
Intimate Forest Wedding
Ok, intimate weddings deep in the woods are in our blood now. We’ve had a taste and it has whetted our appetites. Anybody who knows anybody who might need photography for a barefoot wedding deep in the woods, please, please, please let us know or send them our way.