I had the honor of photographing Tia and Dylan’s Mann Farms wedding, which was one of my last weddings of the 2022 season. The snowfall a few days before had created a perfect winter wonderland, and the rustic venue was the perfect setting for their emotional and heartfelt wedding. Almost two years prior, I had captured Tia and Dylan’s proposal, so when they reached out, I had no doubt that I wanted to document this day for them. Dylan… I hope you never forget the date December 3rd. December 3rd is when they went on their first date, proposed, and are now married. How cool is that!
It’s been a learning experience over my last 10 years as a photographer. The greatest lesson I’m continually learning is to let go of expectations and be fully present in the day. Come in with no preconceived thoughts. The greatest stories truly unfold. The best photos are when you observe. It’s then when the memorable, meaningful, and authentic moments show. The photos from this wedding are some of my favourites from this season as you can feel the emotions which what photos should be after all.
Throughout the day, Tia and Dylan’s genuine love for each other and for their friends and family shone through. Despite the cold and windy conditions, the couple was unfazed, and their love for each other was evident in every moment and interaction. Sadly, Dylan’s dad recently passed. I was truly moved by the way they found different ways to honour him. The bond and love they shared showed throughout all aspects of the day.
Tia had put a lot of thought and care into the details of the wedding, and it showed in the reception and ceremony. I mean, check out those M&M’s with their faces on it! The handwritten signage, hints of purple, and table centerpieces added to what was already a beautiful day. Thank you for having me at your wedding. You two are incredible people who are just full of love and joy!
Kinds words by the couple:
“Justin is an absolutely amazing person and photographer. We did our engagement shoot in late 2020 and just got married in late 2022. He was extremely kind and patient helping guide us through the whole wedding process. Justin was notably very detail oriented. He has a true vision and uses his experience to give great advice to ensure he gets the shot we are looking for. He withstood the freezing cold temperatures of December and worked absolute magic with the little daylight he had. The photos Justin was able to capture of our special days were truly incredible!! We are so grateful to share these photos with our friends and family and also in our home forever to remember the best day of our lives. We 100/100 would recommend him in a heartbeat to anyone looking to have a laugh and capture their special moments!”