Ok, I know I say this quite a bit, but this wedding was one of my all time favourite weddings of last year ! Sharon and Steve tied the knot in front of all their closet friends and family form all over the world. I’ve known Steve’s family for quite some time. His brother Scott and I went to university together and were floor/roommates for the first two years. Scott’s an animal ! The hardest partier that I have ever known.
It was at Scott’s wedding to beautiful Caitlin, where I met Steve-O. We got to know each other pretty well that day and it can be argued that Steve parties harder than Scott ! (Sorry Scotty haha). I first met Sharon in passing at Scott’s office, where she’s the Asian boss lady and Executive Assistant to Scott and his Dad’s branches. She’s a looker, right ? Little did I know that she was going to be Scott’s sister-in-law. And here we are.
We had their engagement session (finally !) less than 1 month from their wedding day. It took us a while to coordinate, but we settled for a day that worked well for all of us, including the cinema team, BlueSky Films. That day, we had a crazy storm rolling through. The weather was insane. I didn’t have a chance to even blog their engagement, so I have included some from the session.
Now, one might think we’re crazy to be photographing during a storm, but honestly, the storm was not difficult to work around. I just sent a memo to the Big Man upstairs to stop the rain for a bit, and so he did. The challenging part of photographing was the incredible height difference between Sharon and Steve ! I stand at 6’2″ and Jeanette is 5’2″, so I’m no stranger to big height differences. Sharon stands at a mighty 4′…umm….5′….errrrr, I don’t want to guess in case I offend anyone, so I’ll just say that the difference was very close to 1.5′. That is the biggest gap I’ve had to work with. But l’ve learned a few tricks in the past on how to handle major height differences, so everything worked out just fine.
Francis headed over to cover Steve and the guys, while Heidi and I hung out with the girls. Sharon and her girls were all looking fab, as expected. Sharon, was so chill that morning. I can tell she was ready. It was finally her day. One familiar face I saw there was Steve’s sis, Jean-Marie. It was nice seeing her again. Not only was she a bridesmaid, but also helping out with make-up and hair ! Every bride needs a bridesmaid like her !
Sharon had a really busy last few months leading up to her wedding, to say the least. Her sister had just had her wedding not too long before her own wedding. Once her sisters wedding was over, she was firing on all cylinders finalizing her own. It must have been fun planning their weddings together, I imagine. Or not…LOL
Normally, I’d try and go through how they met, but Michael Primeau of BlueSky Films, did an awesome job with the love story and SDE that I will post that at the end for you all to enjoy. (*** Facebook readers, click the link at the end of the post to see the the original post).
Here are some images that Francis, Heidi and I photographed that day:
Sharon made a special request for a photo with her car. I’m not sure if she actually parted with it, but I think she was selling it once they moved into their house. Girls + Sports Cars = WIN !
I love this moment between Sharon and her dad right before he walked her down the isle.
After the ceremony, it POURED the entire way up to The Manor, in Kettleby. And as we parked, the rain stopped. The lighting was perfect !
The party went late into the night…as usual
Sharon and Steve. What an amazing party you guys threw that day. You have amazing friends and amazing families. It’s wonderful to see two families from two different cultures accept each other and come together to celebrate your love. Way to break down the barriersBring on the mixed babies ! haha Your wedding party was just awesome, too, and it was fun having them around ! If there’s any marriage advice I can give you, it would be this: Love one another and you will be happy. It’s as simple as that. Thank you again for having Francis, Heidi and I present to document your wedding. I wish you two a loving, fruitful marriage.
See you guys soon !
And for their wedding film by Michael Primeau and his team from BlueSky Films. Enjoy.
***Facebook readers click HERE to go to the original link ***