Elopement at Alexander Muir Gardens
This year has definitely been my busiest as a wedding photographer. Not just for the sheer size of some of my weddings, but also for the quantity. I honestly thought that elopements and micro weddings would snow down when covid restrictions loosened up. But here I am, photographing big weddings on the weekends, and having elopements take over my weekdays. Here’s to Nicole and Ankush’s cozy laid back wedding at Alexander Muir Gardens.
Well technically, civil ceremony was done in their apartment. More specifically in their living room two days before they moved out. Meaning everything was in boxed. They figured if they were starting their new life in a new home, might as well do it as a married couple. So with a handful of closer friends and their dog… they said they’re I dos. Afterward, it was just the couple and me and Alexander Muir Gardens. They were so cute together. And the location is one of my favourites.
Every crazy idea we came up with, they said ok too. It’s very rare during a normal full day wedding that I would have so much freedom when it comes to the formal portraits. General there are restrictions with the dress, issues of getting the couple dirty, or even a simple lack of time. But aside from the ceremony and their portrait session, there was nothing else planned for the day. They only had me for two hours. But we got so many memories out of that time frame without needing to rush. Even the rain made their portraits look beautiful. It’s situations like this, that I keep clear umbrellas in the car. And the rain did not slow these two down. They have some dance training. So any of my poses involved dancing, dips, and lifts were done with proper form.