It’s so rare for me to photograph a wedding in the town where I ACTUALLY live – rare and exciting. When Gillian got in touch to let me know their wedding would be right here in Oshawa at St. George’s Anglican Church with photos at Parkwood Estate my heart leapt for joy. One of the most stunning properties in the GTA and only 5 minutes drive from my home??? YES PLEASE!
Location was only part of the reason I was so excited. You see I’d met Gill a few years ago when she modelled for a styled bridal shoot I had done with Tanis Emmett Wedding Style. A couple years later my incredibly talented hair stylist Natalie got hitched and Gillian just happens to be her sister in law. When I heard that Gill and Matt were engaged I crossed all my fingers in hopes that she’d call me. Clearly she did lol!
I love Gill & Matt’s story. These two were friends in high school who wound up dating for a few years. Eventually they parted ways but found their way back to each other another 6 years later (via Facebook). One date was all it took for them to rekindle the spark and the rest is history. In Gill’s words “I never stopped thinking he was the one.” It was meant to be. Gill is one of the most beautiful women I know – both inside and out. Matt can get her laughing like nobody else can and he looks at her in a way that I can’t describe. They are the perfect match and it was a true honour to be part of this magical day.