Shawn & Melanie Take The Next Step *~E-Session~*

Listening to these two talk, it appears the last 6 weeks have been a bit of a whirlwind of crazy.  They contacted me shortly after Shawn popped the question and we booked the session right away.   I have known Shawn through mutual friends for a few years, he has a strong dedication to health and fitness (I think he might be a machine when it comes to working out!) and he has a great way of making people laugh (if you saw the silly faces during our session, you would instantly understand!).    Just a few weeks prior to our session, Shawn was diagnosed with Aplastic Anemia.  I know what I thought when I heard it, I can imagine what they were thinking.  With the thought of the what could be to come, procedures, chemotherapy, bone marrow transplants, they decided they wanted to have their session done before this potentially started.   And I was only happy to be able to do this with them.  I had yet to meet Melanie, until our session and I almost felt like I was an intruder on their love during the photos!  Their love and affection was intoxicating and refreshing.  Nothing would or could stand in their way.  And although they have yet to officially declare their vows, these two are already living the vow of “in sickness and in health” as they support each other and love each other.
I believe that love is a very powerful healing tool.  Love has the power to make us forget.  Forget that the world can be a scary place.  Forget that life can throw shocking curve balls.  Forget that sometimes we can fall victim to “what ifs” and “should haves”.  Love also has the power to make us remember.  Remember that we have those around us that help us up to be the best that we can be.  Remember that we have those around us that live their lives to be in our company.  Remember that no matter what or how we feel, the feeling of love will overpower all else.
And I can see that love with these two.  I look forward to their wedding and the future.

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Amber & Nick

I was so excited when I was asked to be part of this special day.  Of course, as always, the year flew by and before we knew it the day was upon us.   I felt so at ease and comfortable with this family – and it helped that I knew a great deal of guests too!  The groomsmen had me laughing the entire time, as only some groomsmen can do!  There was even a “saying of the day” which for the guys, seemed to apply to everything.  Then it was off to see Amber just before she left for the ceremony.  When I walked up to Amber’s mother’s house and saw her for the first time, she literally took my breath away.  I couldn’t imagine how Nick, the love of her life and her soon to be husband would feel when he saw her! Such a beautiful group of ladies, and the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree that’s for sure!  There is a reason why the Canadian Club Hiram Walkers is such a coveted place for a wedding ceremony, it’s just so beautiful!  And we couldn’t have asked for a nicer day.  Shooting weddings (or attending them) is always such a wonderful excitement, seeing the final product from many months, sometimes years of planning, is something I look forward to each time.  I love seeing the diversity between brides and the choices the bride & groom make for their special day.   I love seeing the beauty play out that was their vision.  And Amber & Nick’s wedding was no different.  The reception hall was almost as stunning as the bride!  Another favourite part of mine is listening to speeches.  Honestly, for me, they could run on forever and I wouldn’t get bored.  I love seeing the reaction of the bride and groom, and hearing some wonderful sentiments (and of course, funny recollections from the wedding party as well of their friendships!)
I am so excited for Amber, Nick and Wyatt and this next path their are on.  Congratulations to your beautiful family!!!! xoxo

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