Every wedding will have its unique vibe, but after a while, as a wedding photographer, you start seeing the same games, going to the same locations for the shoot, and hearing the same songs. But Belinda & Jeremy’s wedding was not your typical wedding and I loved it. Even though I had already photographed a wedding in Marché Bonsecours, they had a bunch of things I had never experienced before, from the Chinese tea ceremony and the two massive roasted pigs, to a game of flip cup in the middle of the reception and some good old K-Ci & JoJo. It was also my first time doing a photoshoot in Pointe St-Charles on the Lachine Canal. I had a blast!
We started our day off in the West Island with the girls. One of my favourite moments was when Belinda came down for her big reveal (in her first of three dresses!). The girls started tearing up even before seeing her, they had to frantically pass around a roll of toilet paper to not ruin their make-up.
On the guys’ side, there wasn’t any big reveal, since Jeremy put all of his groomsmen to use while getting ready. Even Riley the ring bearer was eager to help.
We headed off to St. George’s Anglican Church for the wedding ceremony, right next to the Bell Center. It was my first time hearing a church band, and I think it's an amazing alternative to the classic organs. I got goosebumps just from hearing them rehearse before the ceremony.
You know, the last time the four of us were in the same place together, we were playing Taboo at a friend’s place for a graduation celebration. Still kids back then. Six years later, Belinda (bride), Jeremy (groom), Fabio (my 2nd photographer) and I are reunited for a big wedding celebration. Still kids now, really.