I met Cindy about this time last year when she was taking a portrait photography course from a mutual friend. I stood in as her “model” so she could learn how to deal with blinky subjects who like to talk a lot and make weird facial expressions.
The first thing I noticed about Cindy was her spunk. Well actually, the very first thing I noticed was her head full of bouncy red curls that are just amazing. Then it was her spunk and then her infectious laughter and expressive face. This woman was definitely a fire cracker. So I went home and added her to facebook.
Little did I know that just a few short months later she would ask me to shoot her lovely winter wedding in Fredericton. (Some of you may remember from the wonkyeye blog version 1.0 that it was for Cindy and Mike’s engagement shoot that I forgot my camera. And yes, camera body is now the number one thing on my checklist of “things to bring to a photo shoot” – sad, but true).
Shockingly these two didn’t lose faith in me and for that I’m glad. Dave and I traveled to New Brunswick on a cold winter weekend in December to document Cindy and Mike tie the knot at the Maritime College of Forest Technology where they met – because Mike was Cindy’s TEACHER! I think the subject was chemistry… ha!
Seriously though, you probably think I say this about all my couples but these two are SO in love. You know – pie-eyed, gushy, giggly, ooohing and cooing lovebirds. The real deal. Just like their ceremony. Every detail was thoughtful and meaningful and get this: Cindy made her wedding cake. And oh my. Oh My! She’s got some skillz in the kitchen.
I loved the quiet celebration that joined two souls and blended two families. (Yep, there’s definitely a Brady Bunch vibe happening here). But of course, the day wasn’t all serious. I think you can tell near the end of this post that these two have an awesome, quirky sense of humour and stuffed cougars and a classroom provided just the setting to show it off.
Cindy and Mike: I’m hand delivering your photos tomorrow morning because I think the world of you two (and maybe also the fact that we’re on our way through to New York has something to do with it too!). I hope your dying of curiosity is happily put to rest and you enjoy your photos!