Outdoor DIY Wedding

Michael and Jennifer planned a beautiful, laid-back and fun summer wedding; an outdoor Wilderness Tours wedding! Wilderness Tours is just outside of Ottawa, and the property sits along the Ottawa River. It was a beautiful sunny day (well, with rain in the morning, obviously) and the scene was simply stunning.

This wedding was a labour of love, as Jennifer made all of the decor for the ceremony and reception herself. All of the decor. That is a serious undertaking. Oh and the favors for the guests; tic-tac-toe with rocks hand-picked from Lake Superior. Like come on! This wedding was so heartfelt and genuine, I loved every last detail.

Michael and Jennifer wanted to take a candid approach to their wedding photos. They didn’t want to pose for photos with their wedding party, or have any formal portraits of just the two of them. Instead, they wanted to enjoy the day with their families and loved ones, enjoy some time to themselves, and have that captured in photos. I was so into that idea. It was amazing to kind of step back, watch what was happening, and document the emotions, mood, and vibes of the day. It was neat to watch how people were interacting, how they were mingling, laughing, and admiring the day.

I loved this outdoor Wilderness Tours wedding. Michael and Jennifer, thank you for trusting me to document your day. It was so, so lovely.

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