We first met Alexandra and Jason almost two years ago on a cold winter night. Sitting across from them sipping warm drinks, we remember being struck by how into each other they were. Alexandra was bubbly and effusive, touching Jason’s hand and arm often; Jason was quiet and thoughtful, listening intently to Alexandra’s stories and ideas. We continued to get to know these two at their engagement shoot, down by the waterfront where they had their first date. They fell into each other easily, comfortably, but with excitement. They were on life’s adventure together. We couldn’t wait for their wedding.
It did not disappoint. The late summer, outdoor ceremony. The rustic but chic barn reception. And, most importantly, these two, side by side, committing to take on life together.
Alexandra and her family and friends spent the morning and early afternoon getting ready in her family’s lakefront penthouse. Bright sun, calm lake, and sail boats set the scene.
It wasn’t long before it was time for Alexandra’s mom and bestie to help her with the final touches…
Temporary tattoo garters?! Brilliant.
Across the street, Jason and the guys spent the morning hanging out at their hotel. Once Jason was ready, he took a quiet moment to open his gift from Alexandra before heading to the venue.
We can’t say enough about Earth to Table Farm. Set on nearly 100 acres of farm land in Flamborough, it is magic.
Alexandra and Jason opted not to see each other before the ceremony. Their energy and excitement finally reconnecting was electric.
Alexandra and Jason’s bridal parties were a ton of fun and indulged us for a few group shots before cocktail hour.
At last. After photos with their friends and family, it was these two to spend some time alone. Snuggled in together beside the barn or walking the farm grounds hand in hand. It was perfect.
While Alexandra and Jason’s guests enjoyed the cocktail reception, we snuck in to the barn to document the gorgeous styling of their venue. We *loved* working with Krista of KJ & Co — she is such an outstanding planner, helping Alexandra realize her vision and keeping the day on track.
With the early evening light spilling through the barn’s windows, we listened to and documented Alexandra and Jason’s nearest and dearest tell stories about them. It was true: they were very different from one another, but being together brought out their best selves.
With the sun turning setting, with their guests distracted by the food, drink, and company, we stole away with Alexandra and Jason for a few photos during golden hour. Because most weddings don’t accommodate shooting in the best light of the day, we can’t recommend doing this enough for soft, romantic images.
Back inside it was almost time for their first dance…
Congratulations, Alexandra and Jason. Your day was absolutely beautiful and we loved documenting your connection.