A small winter wedding in Ottawa Ontario. Yes, it was very cold, yes my fingers were numb, and yes before you ask, I made them do it! Actually I didn’t force them to. I just told them they wouldn’t get this opportunity again to have the sun setting in the background of a winter ceremony, and that the guests shouldn’t mind since it’s their wedding day. As usual, I was right, the guests didn’t mind and we continued to plan for the wedding outside. It was wonderful, everyone loved it, and everyone bundled up for the occasion. However, the cold weather stopped us from going out into the trees and the snow for some couple’s photos so I set up some studio lights inside the venue on a beautiful stone fireplace wall. 

       My lens choice for the entire day was my new Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art on my Nikon D750 and then my Nikon 35mm f/1.8g on my Nikon Z50. I gotta tell you, I am LOVING that sigma. My lighting set up for the family portraits and couple’s portraits in front of the stone wall were two 2’x3′ softboxes, one on camera left and one on camera right with 2 flashes taking care of the shadows behind them. It was a nice little set up that turned out some rather nice photos!

      I was only there to capture about 3 hours of the wedding, a small intimate and low key wedding and I loved it. Congradutlaltios to the happy couple and their new family together. I wish them all luck and happiness together on their new adventure!

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Alma and I decided to take a trip to the Caribbean but without the all-inclusive resort. I am a huge resort guy. I like to wake up, go downstairs, stuff my fat gut with all you can eat waffles and then go veg on the beach and slob it out all day. That was my idea of an ideal vacation…until now. I mentioned to her that I’d like to see the world a bit more before we have kids. You know go on an adventure, take some pictures! She mentioned to me that we still had our WestJet dollars and vouchers from all the wedding purchases we made on the credit card. After bouncing ideas back and forth about where to go, and where WestJet will allow us to go, we decided on St. Lucia. Safe, beautiful and very blue. We rented an Air BnB, and a car and drove to our hearts content…which was everywhere…very slowly. We rented a Suzuki Jimni. Google it, it was hilariously shitty, but it got us to where we were going for relatively cheap. I did some googling about the island and how big it was, how long it would take us to drive around it, etc. But what I didn’t realize is the island is just a bunch of tiny mountains. Driving around this thing was like a very slow rollercoaster. Check the video below I had to speed it up 700%.

 

The eats in St. Lucia were to die for. We had to travel north to Pigeon’s Pointe and visit Jambe de Bois twice so I could stuff my gut with their delicious Banana-Dulce de Leche Pie (Banana-Caramel Pie)…unreal. There are no pictures of this pie for a reason. It was gone too fast…into my gut. I am going to start really pushing for some destination weddings, cause if I went back here for a wedding, I would kill it. THEN go get some more pie.
Anyway enough of my blabbering. Enjoy the pictures!

 

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