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you walk into their home and black & white photographs fill their walls. i mention this to brittany later, after the wedding as i’m going through the images from the day. i’m so sad i didn’t get to see your cute little house in person! i say, as dave & the guys got ready there, and the girls at brittany’s parents’ house. she laughs over the wall of photos that is partially bare, and tells me that they’re waiting to be filled with wedding photos. one in particular has caught  my eye though — it’s blurry and you can barely make it out but it is a photo of brittany & lj as teenagers. the photo is taken from the cart in front of them on a ferris wheel, the lights streaking a little with the motion. i think it’s awesome that they have that — looking at it, it’s not so much the content of the photo but the feeling it evokes.

brittany & lj’s wedding day was filled with little hints of nostalgia & reminders of the many years they’ve already spent together, in this same small town where they grew up. after their park ceremony under the picnic pavilion we even made a pit stop around the corner where brittany worked as a teen and where their relationship started (& had a cool treat!). it was a joy to be a part of this sweet hometown celebration, and to be welcomed into the midland family as though we had grown up there too.

b & lj, thank you. here’s to a lifetime of memories together to fill those walls. x

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  • Leah - You’ve captured this day so beautifully. So lucky we were there to celebrate with them.ReplyCancel

  • Rachel Johnson - So many familiar faces and places…You did an amazing job photographing a beautiful wedding Jenn and Dave :)ReplyCancel

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it’s a magical place, but its wooden cabin frames, gravel paths & towering trees are nothing without the common sounds of laughter & footfall to fill them. this is the story of the weekend when, before camp opened its doors to its usual flood of summer campers, the pathways were filled instead with big kids, many of whom were returning to camp for the first time in years. i’ll never forget arriving at camp the night before, meeting people for the first time & seeing the wonderment in their eyes over returning to this place they loved as kids. returning for the wedding of tamara & bram.

they met at camp when they were teenagers. he led canoe trips with three other guys, all of whom were there at the wedding. one of the first pictures they have together is sitting on the grass in the sun at camp timberlane. when they first emailed, having seen photos of ours from previous camp weddings, we felt a connection with them & much of our time with them since has been filled with an ease, laughter, and warmth. the weekend was a perfect reflection of that energy they bring.

a few hours north of the city, there were campfires every night, a lot of dancing, sleeping in cabins, and a beautiful mixing of excitement with a calm & peacefulness.

also, keep your eyes peeled for the wildlife… !

watch the stop motion video of the wedding weekend below, and images to follow. b & t, mazel tov. we loved being there. x

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and i urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, ‘if this isn’t nice, i don’t know what is / kurt vonnegut

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remi grew up in the north, emma in toronto but attending a camp every summer on the shores of a lake called sparrow lake… years later, on that very same lake north of the city, her & remi were married.

there was bunting in every colour, & pompoms made by hand dotting the trees as they said their vows.

the smell of pines & the sounds of the water lapping the rocky shore. the birds flying overhead & an old lodge in the woods that reminds one of years past.

in her dad’s speech, under the big white tent they’d set up in the field at delmonte in the pines resort in muskoka, he described how leading up to the wedding, they all thought that maybe a wedding at the church down the road from their family home in the city would have been a great deal easier. fire codes & port-a-potty requirements aside, there was no place more fitting than a ceremony out beside the lake. there was no where else it could have been & it was the most perfect day.

a stop motion video of the day, & scroll through some images below. so much love for ya, e & r.

as for the wedding… i just want a fun day, with a few moments of ‘calm’ in & amongst the chaos of the day — & to be with emma. simple as that.

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  • jenny l - That video was so beautiful, guys! Just love it. Especially the groom twirling the bride, and the kiss & ceremony exit. xoReplyCancel

ontario barn weddings

we’ll drive for miles maybe we’ll never turn off, we’ll find a cathedral city, you can be handsome, i’ll be pretty / camera obscura

we joined two of the kindest people you’ll ever meet & their families at the big red barn at fields on west lake as they stood together & said i do. the wind flew around us, the blackbirds sang, and the buds were coming in on the trees.

allison is a journalist, documentarian, & storyteller, who does things like getting stranded on navy ship off the coast of yemen for a story. matthew is in public relations, and in allison’s words, ‘nicest guy on the planet is probably the best way to describe matthew’ and it’s true. they live in alberta, and took a roadtrip to get to the wedding (roadtripoflove4ever2014 i believe was the official title). they are wonderful souls & i wish you all could just meet them because words won’t do justice. their wedding day was a combination of all things good & it was over too fast, as the best days always are.

every time I propose some crazy adventure (like having babies, selling all our belongings and travelling around the world for a year), he says: let’s do it / allison. i love this. our kind of people.

we hope you enjoy the story of their day. here’s a little stop-motion video of the day below, and see more photos after the jump!

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  • Taylor - Love the new blog. Love this wedding. Just from your description I can tell these guys are your people (my people too I think). XXReplyCancel

  • Kelly - You two are so. so. good.ReplyCancel

  • Kumiko - Beautiful photos that capture the big day so, so well.ReplyCancel