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VIDEO: SARAH + PATRICK
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Shooting for Sarah and Patrick was a joy.

It was one of those sticky August Saturdays where you just knew it was going to rain. And boy, did it ever: on my way to the venue in Bolton-Ouest, Quebec, it poured so hard I had to stop driving. The clouds eventually parted, revealing glistening fields and farmsteads. By the time I arrived at the venue, a stunning tree-laden property owned by Sarah’s grandparents, I just knew this was going to be a great day, rain or shine.

Sarah and Patrick are the type of couple you root for. I got a good feeling from them the moment we met back in the winter: friendly, relaxed, and open-minded. After spending a few hours with their families before the ceremony, it was obvious where they got their energy from. Everyone was so accommodating and happy. When I reviewed my footage of the ceremony prep, I had a hard time choosing the best, most touching moments, there were just so many of them.

The ceremony could have been out of a movie. Sarah and Patrick were gorgeous. The altar was picture perfect. Their families and guests were all beaming. The night unfolded under an incredible tent – one of countless amazing touches by the always impressive Elyna Kudish Events – where the dancing, the laughing, the loving didn’t stopped.

Sarah and Patrick and their families deserved this day in spades. It was a picture perfect wedding, and a privilege to cover it.

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We first met James years ago when we were all shooting the same wedding. You see, James is one half of the awesome VillaView Cinema, some of our absolute favourite videographers in the industry. We got along so well that first time, that every subsequent shoot we found ourselves on together was a bit of celebration. So it should come as no surprise that we were overjoyed when Kristen and James asked us to photograph their intimate rustic wedding last summer. It was so incredibly heartening that one of our peers was willing to put their faith in our fledgling company. 

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And despite any personal bias we may have had, it was a great wedding: a disarmingly candid ceremony filled with outpourings of emotion, a gorgeously decorated (by Kristen, no less!) barn as a wedding venue, some of the most beautiful summer light imaginable, and a small group of lovely guests on hand to celebrate the couple. 

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Everywhere I looked, there were interesting details to document. From a funky oar-porn rug in the couple's rental cottage, to the absolutely charming golden toy animals that served as table markers, every element told a micro story. When Kristen asked me to incorporate a fox blanket from the cottage into some of the pictures, I wound up with this rather unsettling wedding-ring detail. Apologies for the nightmare fuel.

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But seriously, just look at these two. It's obvious that their union was the most natural thing, an unstoppable force. The comfort they seem to find in each other is absolutely palpable, and pretty much the most joyous thing to photograph. 

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Please follow this link to see even more images from Kristen & James' wedding. It's one of my favourites from last year, one that can't possibly be contained by this tiny blog post. Thanks for reading. Kristen + James.

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