Written by Davina Palik. Photographed by Davina Palik & Roxanne Ross
I think Careen and I really got each other. When I got to the salon where she was getting her make-up done, she told me she thought I’d like it because there was a lot of glass to shoot through. And she was right. When the ceremony was over and Careen got her dress stuck in some gum, I pointed out that this was a very “Careen” situation to be in (there had been several of these throughout the day). And I was right (her brother joked about “Careen-mergencies” during his speech).
I know this is going to sound so cliche, but after spending the day with Careen and Ben, I totally see that they are meant for each other. Careen is just such a sweet and happy person and the way Ben looks at her just makes my heart melt! You’d think that at this point in the season I’d be pretty jaded, but that’s just how sweet they are! I’ve attended over 50 weddings this year and I still thought they were adorable! Congrats you two, that’s quite the accomplishment!
Written by Davina Palik, photographed by Davina Palik and Daniel Kudish
So we’re a little behind on our blogging, as you can see, but we’re catching up, I promise! We’ve been uber busy but things are starting to slow down… slowly but surely. I’m actually leaving for Brussels and Amsterdam in less than a week so I’ve got loads to do before I go. I’ll be sure to recap my trip for you when I return.
Now to Hope and Adam’s wedding! They were just such a lovely couple, it’s hard to know where to begin. When we got to their hotel room, we never would have thought it was their wedding day. They were so calm, just chilling out and getting ready slowly, without even a hint of stress. They were so googoo-gaga over each other, you would think that their love was brand new! Needless to say, photographing them was just effortless.
Daniel and I were also really excited to be shooting at the Belvedere room at the Montreal Science Center as the location is simply amazing. Right in the heart of Old Montreal, along the water, with city views that can’t be beat… what’s not to love? Just as we had hoped, it was just fabulous to photograph, just as the bride and groom were. By the way, Hope, Adam, we were so honored to have the privilege of being your legal witnesses. We’ve never signed a wedding document yet (except our own, of course!) and it felt great!
A few of our favorites:
How gorgeous is this photo Daniel took of Old Montreal? (Yes, I am his biggest fan)
What can I say about the wedding of my dear friend Kate? I am so lucky to have become so close to her over the last year and I am so, so honored to have been a part of her beautiful and very intimate wedding to the amazing Christian. It was by far, the most intimate and emotional wedding I’ve ever attended. Everything, from the books they created outlining their relationship, to the balloons they released in memory of lost loved ones, was so special and unique. Having photographed hundreds of weddings, “unique” isn’t a word I throw around, but it is definitely fitting for this wedding. Oh and need I even mention how adorable their Boston Terrier, Zidane, is? He was a big part of their day and was oh-so photogenic!
Congrats you two (or, three, I should say), love you!
When nature calls…
Zidane, sticking his tongue out at me during the ceremony!
Written by Davina Palik. Photographed by Daniel Kudish, Chris Flint, and Jeremy Glover
Conveniently enough for Daniel, his two best friends, Chris and Jeremy, are two of our staff photographers. So when my good friend Kate’s wedding fell on the same weekend as the wedding of Jael and Patrick, just outside New York City, it was a no-brainer for him to bring his pals along. Best of all, they had a fantastic wedding to photograph, with an amazing couple who I was so disappointed to be missing out on! I wasn’t so disappointed, however, when I discovered that the boys started shooting at 6:30 am! Early wake-up call aside, they had a great time and by the looks of the photos, so did everyone in attendance.
Oh, and you might remember Jael and Patrick’s engagement shoot, which we did in Times Square back in April.