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!

 

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  • March 3, 2011 - 6:17 am

    Charles Plant - All I can say is WOW!!! You captureed everything you needed with this couple. Their happiness, sense of fun, family, and most of all they seem to be very suited for each other. Great great job!ReplyCancel

  • March 14, 2011 - 5:23 pm

    Aynslie Croney - I used to work with Mike. I was so excited to see these pictures and know he met someone as amazing as he is. Wonderful photos – thanks for sharing.
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E & G risked the chance of stomach flu infection to come visit me, brave souls. “Because not seeing you was simply not an option.”

And I got to meet P after five long months of anticipation. How could these big blue eyes not makes the illest of ill feel better!?

My heart is so full and happy that I finally got to meet E & G’s little P. She’s beautiful. xo.

 

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  • February 28, 2011 - 11:00 pm

    Alana Tapper - Christine, your pictures are absolutely amazing, refreshing & beautiful!!!ReplyCancel

  • March 2, 2011 - 11:11 am

    Effie Ferguson - Hope you are feeling better , Christine. Anybody would love our wee darling. Can’t wait to see her again.ReplyCancel

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Today was a happy/sad day for me.

Happy for this reason: my BFF and her husband G landed from Scotland for a visit and I couldn’t be happier to have E back (and all to myself) for 4 whole days.

Sad for this reason: My eyes flew open at 4:30a.m. and I spent a terrible day battling the stomach flu. Know what that means? My very best friend (who I barely ever get to see) is staying down the street and around the corner as I type and I can’t visit with her.

But I’ve successfully managed to keep a glass of ginger ale in my belly as of an hour ago and this clearly means tomorrow I shall wake up bright-eyed and bushy-tailed and once again, she will be mine!

*I took these pictures of E & G way back when in July 2009 when I was still shooting my little chunk of a camera the D70. But they remain some of my favourite shots to this day.

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