When Sindy got engaged last year, I was so, so happy for her and Will but also a little bit nervous. There was always a little neurotic part of me that wasn’t sure if she and Will would want me to photograph their wedding. It didn’t matter that Will was an avid follower of my blog or that Sindy was one of my best friends… didn’t matter. There was always that niggling bit of self-doubt in the dark recesses of my overactive brain that I would never voice aloud (apparently, until now). So I held my breath really, really tight and waited for that moment when she started the preliminary planning of their wedding. Finally, we sat in her office one day (yes, we even work together) and asked me a question… “Do you want to photograph my wedding or be in the wedding party as a bridesmaid?” I let out a big exhale. Whhhaaaat???
Duh, didn’t even really consider that twist. Yes, there was a second option… to be a bridesmaid. But I digress. Going back to option number one, I was super excited that I could banish all of my pesky little doubts as if they had never even existed and focus on the fact that they really did want me to shoot their wedding! Now the crux of the matter… did I want to be a bridesmaid or the photographer? I wanted to enjoy Sindy and Will’s special day and I also really wanted to be the one to document their day. Yes, I’ll have the cake and I’ll eat it too… in fact, just put the entire thing in front of me and I’ll just devour it whole… with my bare hands, no fork necessary. That’s what I wanted.
Well clearly, I chose the former… extremely happily, I might add.
Sindy and Will met through a mutual friend and it’s been an interesting ride ever since. They met while Sindy and I were going through naturopathic college together and it’s been good times all around! I don’t actually think there is another man out there that is more perfect for Sindy. Their cutesy nature, especially her pet name for him (don’t worry Will, I won’t spill it on my blog for the entire Internet to know) and their tender moments of fun really shows off the love they share and their close bonds of affection.
Sindy & Will: There’s not a whole lot I can write on my blog that you don’t already know… Your wedding is going to be pretty darn fab and I’m really, really happy to be a part of that day as I document the next chapter in your life together.
Much love and tons of hugs, Jenne.
That’s Ava… rambunctious, not-so-puppy anymore!
Not quite sure what to say to this one!
Eating grass is Ava’s favourite thing in the whole world… Mmmm.
Gotta love me some beachside light!
One of my faves from the session… so many though, can’t quite choose!
This one requires a bit of explanation… Will was doing the jump-and-heel-click thing and I didn’t quite get the heel click part… just the awkward landing.
Another one of my faves… reminds of something out of an American Eagle ad or something…
Love the expressions… yup, another fave!
To see more images from Sindy and Will’s engagement sesh, CLICK HERE for a slide show!