As a wedding photographer born and raised in Guelph, Ontario, it is always a pleasure to be able to capture clients’ weddings in the heart of this great Royal City. When I met with Katie and Brian at my studio located in downtown Guelph, I knew right away that it would be the perfect match. Having already photographed Katie as a bridesmaid in another wedding, she was already familiar with my style and direction so it was an obvious choice when we were sharing constant laughs during the wedding consult.
We definitely had dark and stormy clouds hovering the morning of their wedding day on July 28th but the weather gods were on our side that day and luckily the rain held off for us! The dark skies actually added a very dynamic and dramatic look to the photos that are true the McCormick Photography style.
From the start of the day, the guys had me cracking up while photographing groom prep which set the tone of the day and I knew we were just going to have a blast all day! The positive energy that Katie exudes is so infectious and her genuine happiness just radiates in the images. She was glowing and she couldn’t wait to just be next to Brian at the altar.
The ceremony took place at St. Joseph’s Church and it was a beautiful service. We photographed the bridal party photos at Red Brick Cafe, Riverrun Centre, and the Courthouse Gardens. All these locations are very close to one another and each offer diversity in the images so it’s really one of the greatest spots in Guelph to photograph at.
The reception was at the Italian Canadian Club and they had the amazing DJ K-Toss Entertainment to kick off the evening festivities and dance party. It was such an amazing evening as well. Between the incredible food, amazing staff and high energy of the wedding party, it was a perfect reception!
It filled my heart to see the reactions of Katie and Brian while they were watching the Day of Event Slideshow. It’s always exciting for all the guests to see photos from earlier that day. I can’t wait to for Katie and Brian to see the final results but given their reactions to teasers, I know they will be happy!! 🙂