I’ve known Elizabeth for the last decade, though I guess it’s fair to say that, up until recently, I didn’t really know her. She’s the youngest sister of one of my dearest friends, so our paths crossed a few times, but it wasn’t until this year that our paths became intertwined. Liz got engaged, you see, and her and Ethan wanted someone they knew to tell their story. Someone they could be themselves in front of. Someone who wouldn’t balk at their request to not use a lot of flash during their beautiful, albeit dark, winery wedding. Someone who would respect their decision to opt out of a first look prior to an evening ceremony in the middle of winter. Someone who wouldn’t make the day about them. Someone who would make sure that their wedding day wasn’t about anything other than their beautiful and incredible love story.
So when Liz and Ethan asked me to document their day, I was humbled by their confidence and trust, and, to be honest, I was absolutely, wholeheartedly, without-a-doubt elated. My excitement grew exponentially when my dear friend Jenn agreed to come all the way from Toronto to shoot it with me. She is beyond talented and a gem to be around.
This wedding story such a joy to photograph. Liz’s family is hysterical, her sisters showered her with such love, and every one of Liz and Ethan’s guests was warm and welcoming and genuinely excited for these two incredible people. It was the perfect way to end my 2013 wedding season. Here are a few favorites from this beautiful day: