When I first sat down with these two awesome Ottawa ladies, we had the usual chat about their wedding plans and their photographic preferences, but when I asked them to describe their event in three words, that’s when I knew that I was onto a winner. The first words out of their moths were “fun lesbian drama.” Best. Answer. Ever.
During their engagement session, I learned that Roxy and Josée are quick to laugh, beautiful to work with, and so much fun. Naturally, I was about as excited as humanly possible for their big day. The forecast for their frosty mid-October Saturday wedding was a mess – possibility of rain, but it looked like it was probably going to miss us – so there were all sorts of plans in place. The one sure thing was that it was SO cold! The wedding party did a fantastic job of braving the frigid weather for the outdoor ceremony at Alexandria’s Bonnie Glen Pavilion and their photos afterwards, but Roxy and Josée get monster high fives for sticking it out to the bitter(ly cold) end and doing all of their photos outdoors without a single complaint. They were plain, old-fashioned amazing. It was incredible to watch from behind the lens as these two made their connection in subtle gestures and gentle touches. There were times when I was so far away that they were really just left to their own devices and the resulting images are breathtaking.
Some favourite memories from this day: Laurel donning her seamstress cap and fixing Roxy’s dress the morning of the wedding; both girls struggling to get their funky Converse shoes onto their feet; how stunning Josée looked as her fascinator was put in place; the magic that happened in the cedar grove we used that day, and the interest and enthusiasm shown by the property owners; the energy on the dance floor as Martin from M.P. Entertainment kept everyone on their feet; the look on Josée’s face as she uncertainly lifted her flowers in response to a “Shoe Game” question (which requires alterations when both brides have the same shoes); the sheer joy written all over everyone’s faces as they partied – this wedding had the type of vibe that keeps people talking about it for months.
Roxy and Josée, I’m so thankful that your search for a photographer led you to my door. I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for the two of you!
I’m Ang – a Cornwall, Ontario-based photographer with a passion for capturing light and photographing natural moments in life as they happen. I love working with couples from Cornwall and around the world on their wedding day so that I can capture the little details and emotions that are shared during the day. Please explore more of www.momentusstudio.com to see more examples of my photography, whether you’re planning a Cornwall, Montreal, Ottawa or even a little Alexandria wedding. :)