Roberta & Chris had a beautiful fall wedding at the Muskoka Bay Club in Gravenhurst, Ontario. It was an intimate wedding with family and close friends. Destination weddings in Muskoka are always very relaxed and fun for all those in attendance, especially when the guests can stay at the resort for the weekend. I always photograph the bride & bridesmaids getting ready, while my associate photographer, Amber photographs the guys getting ready. The photographs below in this post of the guys getting ready were captured by Amber. Amber has photographed weddings with me for the past seven years and typically we split up for the getting ready so that the guys will have a chance to be photographed during the getting ready as well.
I love photographing the bride getting ready. This is a very special part of the day. Roberta’s mother and bridesmaids were with her in this beautiful Muskoka Bay Club home helping her to get ready for the day. I love the moments captured of Roberta and her mother during this time. The expressions and the emotion are priceless. Often, I recommend to my couples if they choose not to see each other before the ceremony, to also photograph the bridesmaids and groomsmen portraits during this getting ready time to leave more time after the ceremony for the portraits of the bride and groom and their families. This is something that we always plan with our wedding clients before the wedding to ensure that that the timeline for the day is not rushed. It is very important to us that our wedding clients truly relax and enjoy their entire day. We always work with a written shot list and schedule of the day which we will put together during our planning consultation 1-2 weeks prior to each wedding we photograph. We know in advance all the family portraits needed and the names of all important people as well as must have shots and the schedule of the day.
Congratulations Roberta & Chris! Happy Anniversary to you as well!