It has been a busy few weeks with four weddings and several large family cottage portrait sessions but I thought I would do a short blog post about a call I got last week from Jamie Hall, a writer with the Edmonton Journal. Jamie called saying she was doing a feature article in their weekend edition about an Edmondon couple’s Ontario cottage country wedding last summer. Jamie asked if she could use some of the images I had from Dana and Mike’s special day to accompany the article. Turns out it was Dana and Mike’s Alyen Lake wedding from July 2011. The wedding was near Dana’s folks cottage on Aylen Lake, east of Barrys Bay and Algonquin Park and took place in an outdoor chapel in a wonderfully wooded area on the shore of the lake. We had a lot of fun doing the post ceremony images in and around Aylen Lake and later in Algonquin Park on the way to the reception at one of the parks wonderful resorts. Here is a link to the Edmonton Journal article and the images Jamie used to accompany the article. As well I have provided a link to the original blog post I did on the wedding.
Several weeks ago I got to visit some of my old stomping grounds when I made my way over to Aylen Lake, just east of Algonquin Park for Dana and Mike’s wedding. Dana and Mike got ready at Dana’s folks cottage on Aylen Lake and as it had rained off and on during much of the day they opted to have the ceremony under an open air chapel in the pines, overlooking the lake instead of on the dock in front of the cottage as they had originally planned. It was a perfect setting for this couple who are currently living in Edmonton, Alberta. After the ceremony we made our away back to the cottage and had a great time getting a wide range of family, wedding party and then couple alone images of this happy couple. We made good use of the family canoe and the overcast skies made for a dramatic setting. We then headed off to Algonquin park where the reception was taking place at historic Bartlet Lodge. On the way Dana, Mike and I stopped off at spruce bog board walk and did a series of romantic couple alone, images. A few of the images from Dana and Mike’s special day are below. Heading back to Parry Sound just after dusk I got to spend about 20 minutes photographing a mother moose and her young calf.
Algonquin Park has a special place in Andy and Rhonda’s hearts. Although they now live near Thunder Bay, Ontario, they first met when they both worked in Algonquin Park a few years back. So when it came to selecting their wedding site they felt there was no better choice then on the shores of Lake of Two Rivers, in the heart of Algonquin. The Park is a great venue and I love shooting there . The wedding had a distinctly outdoors, canoeing theme that was an great fit with this couples interests and life style. After the ceremony we got some great shots of the newly married couple in and around the water and then we visited the Spruce Bog Boardwalk, another part of the Park that has a special meaning for the couple. A selection of images from Andy and Rhonda’s special day posted below.