After winning the draw for a free engagement session at the January Ottawa Wedding Show, we sat down at Starbucks to chit chat about her wedding plans, but I had no idea how the conversation would turn out.
She seemed a little nervous to tell me that she was actually having a civil ceremony in a few short weeks. I proceeded to ask her if she was looking to do engagement pictures soon then, and she said something along the lines of "kinda sorta..."
You see, Joelle and Mark were scheduled to get legally married at City Hall, but say their true "I do's" on the sandy beaches of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Well...we obviously just became best friends because, hello, I'm getting married there too!!
So here was the plan: instead of an engagement session, Joelle wanted me to photograph her civil ceremony, and then here's the best part...I'll be going to the DR with them in January to photograph their real wedding! AHHH!!!
I'm so excited to share some of my absolute favourites from our morning together ♥
Congratulations Joelle & Mark, you make a gorgeous couple and I feel SO honoured to be following you to the Dominican to photograph your (second) big day ♥