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Nicole and I were texting during the crazy weather that was unfolding. Looking back, it amazes me how everything just fell into place. She was getting her nails done when the power went out but they somehow managed to finish them. The getting ready location and the reception venue didn’t have power, but they found generators! One of the tornados touched down just miles from the church but it wasn’t harmed. Despite the congestion from traffic lights being out, we were able to drive everywhere that we needed to go for portraits!! The sweet little man who drove us to the airport at 4am on Sunday morning told us that this was the worst catastrophe that Ottawa had seen since the ice storm of 1998!

Through all of this, Nicole and Max had the most amazing attitudes. Sure, these events were not what any of us wanted for their wedding weekend but we made it work! It was perfect!!! Their lakeside wedding was classic, simple, and elegant. Their portraits were a dream. The details were on point. Their families were so incredibly supportive. This wedding was proof that if you are well loved, you can make anything happen with your village surrounding you!

Nicole looked absolutely amazing! If you had told me years and years ago when she came to our workshop that we would be traveling to Canada to photograph her wedding just a few years later, I wouldn’t have believed you. She has followed our story and our business’s journey for years!! It’s an honor that even after all of this time we were still the ones that she wanted to be there to capture her day! We felt so incredibly loved from the moment we arrived until we said our goodbyes. We’re so thankful for families that make us feel like a part of their world and welcome us with open arms!

Enjoy my favorite images from their gorgeous day! Thank you to all who helped make Max and Nicole’s day a huge success!!

 

Dress Designer | Stella York

Dress Store | With Love Bridal Boutique

Veil | Jennifer Leigh Veil Design

Bridal Jewelry | Sarah Walsh Bridal Jewellery

Shoes | Badgley Mischka

Florist | Capital Florist

Ceremony Location | St. Isidore Catholic Church

Reception Location | Lac Deschenes Sailing Club

Hair Stylist | Topknot Hairstyling

Makeup | Klava Z

DJ | Quality Entertainment

Videographer | Peaking Zebra Productions

Bridesmaid Dresses | Weddington Way

Groomsmen Attire | Morris Formal Wear

Invitations | Minted  & Wax Seals

Linens & Table | Mastermind Event Rentals

Tent | Rebel Tents

Rings | La Mode Fine Jewellers

Robes | Pomp and Valor

Hangers | Willow Grace Bridal

Envelope Calligraphy | Simply Steph Ko

Clutches | Angee W.

Greeting Cards | Sarah Burns Prints

Bridesmaid Necklaces | Poetry Designs Jewellery

xoxo, Katelyn
13 Comments Weddings
  1. Max + Nicole – Paula Le reply

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  2. Nicole Amanda reply

    OHMYGOOOSHHHHH I CAN’T HANDLE THIS!!!! A MILLION thank yous to you and Michael for treking up to Canada for the crazy weather system that we put you throuh. These are more than I ever could have dreamed!!!!!!!!!! <333

  3. Sarah reply

    Wow!! These are all SO gorgeous!!! Beautiful light!

  4. Patricia reply

    Fantastic photos! I think more than anything you captured the great love and warmth that surrounded this sweet couple the entire day!

  5. Sara reply

    So stunning wow! That light was beyond gorgeous and of course the bride, the groom, and the wedding too! I am so glad everything worked out!

  6. kimber Scotland reply

    The light and locations of these photos are beyond STUNNING. I have so many new favorite photos of yours rom this post!!

  7. Pascal reply

    I like the way you work nice natural light in your photography, you are a good photographer.

  8. Melle Veronesi reply

    Your wedding photography is delightful! Just beautiful.

  9. Stephen Davison reply

    Your wedding photography is so beautiful. Your work is delightful.

  10. Norton support reply

    Wow, it is really amazing. I really loved it. The dresses and the ring is superb.

  11. Lisa reply

    These images are simply gorgeous Katelyn! The couple must be so happy with them!

  12. Mihai Medves reply

    Your images are amazing , Katelyn! Love the wayyou capture the emotions. :)

  13. Lee reply

    The constancy is this set is amazing, on point from beginning to end, great edit! Classic wedding photography done so well!

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