[vc_row row_type=”full_width” type=”container” bg_select=”bg_parallax” parallax_speed=”0″ bg_color=”#091827″ p_top=”200″ parallax_img=”1840″ parallax_overlay=”rgba(255,255,255,0.71)”][vc_column width=”1/2″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″ font_color=”#111111″ p_bottom=”30″ p_top=”4%”][wbc_heading tag=”h1″ heading_style=”heading-1″ md_font_size=”40″ title=”The |Wedding|” font_size=”35″ color=”#020202″ m_bottom=”20″][wbc_heading tag=”h2″ heading_style=”heading-1″ md_font_size=”40″ title=”Of Matt N Ali” font_size=”55″ color=”#020202″ m_bottom=”20″][wbc_heading tag=”h3″ title=”Let’s all celebrate together!” font_size=”17″ m_bottom=”50″][vc_column_text]On May 29, I joined Matt & Ali along with their closest friends and family to take in their wedding.  It was a secluded and private affair housed within a relatives beautiful back yard. Back yard weddings are always fun for me as I never know what I’m going to get. And often times, when it’s a backyard wedding, the yard has some sentimental value to the couple or family which always makes wedding photography special.

And for Matt & Ali, the backyard was perfect. Simple yet perfect.

My day began as always, by photographing the wedding dress, which as you’ll see I hung within the doorway of the house Ali was getting ready at. I also photographed the wedding rings and bridal flowers and a wedding invitation at this time. When Ali was all ready to go, I did a quick little bridal session for her before she was given away to marry Matt.

The ceremony went off without an issue, which while it seems like such simple thing, in today’s Covid world, I see so many of my wedding couples are so stressed as they don’t know if they or when they get married!

Back to the Ali & Matt…. after the ceremony, we went off for a toast and some cake cutting. They did a few dances, which to me was really nice as they tried to keep it as “normal” or “traditional” as possible. I’m really happy that they were able to have these moments.

Of course after some formal family pictures, it was time for me to take advantage of the wonderful landscape. And that I did.  I’m especially proud of the images we got alongside the barn, and while the sun was actually directly overhead at 4pm, I was able to magically make the sun appear for them. It really is an iconic wedding photograph.

From there, we headed back into the city to Reaume Park for some pictures around the Peace Fountain. The wind caused the the spray from the fountain to head to the west, so I positioned Ali & Matt on the south side… directly infront of the sunlight. Photography wise, I was scared. I had no idea what I was going to get. The sun was so bright, and now shooting right into the fountain spray….  to say it was difficult is an understatement.

But the images turned out awesome! Again another set of iconic wedding images. Afterwards we heading to Jackson Park for some more images…. and they too turned out great.

Ali & Matt were the perfect couple. They did everything I asked of them, and even had a few ideas of their own which is always welcome. I’m so proud of their wedding images, and am thrilled to hear just how much they loved their wedding collection as well as the entire wedding photography experience. It definitely was a great day with some great people.

Congratulations Ali & Matt…. Thank you for allowing me to be your wedding photographer.

To view the entire wedding collection of Ali & Matt, please click here


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Mike Elford | The Windsor Wedding Photographer
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