End of August I was once again at the beautiful Stoney Lake resort Irwin Inn. Jennie & Dave of the Peterborough area took over the resort with their family and friends for the 2nd last weekend in August and what a fantastic weekend it was! Not only did I spend all Saturday with them on a perfect weather day (at least perfect for outdoor photography), I was back on the Sunday morning for a trash the dress shoot and the Sunday was sunny and warm. Two days of non-stop wedding and family fun for Jennie & Dave, and non-stop great photography for me. In such a beautiful location, with perfect weather and very photogenic people, I couldn’t go wrong!
My day started out going to the very popular honeymoon suite @ Irwin Inn. I have shot at many venues through-out southern Ontario (with the majority being north-east of Toronto) and I can say that the honeymoon suite at Irwin Inn is the nicest room at a resort I have seen. With the two level, open concept design and lots of windows overlooking Stoney Lake, it is a fantastic location for any bride to prepare for their day.
Not long after I had spent time with Jennie and her family I walked over to the guys cottage for some fun getting ready images and a few shots on the dock. Then I was back to Jennie’s suite for the final details of dress and jewelery. Once that important time of the day arrived, we hopped onto a tractor driven wagon to be shuttled off to a private field that Irwin Inn houses on their very large property. This beautiful remote location was perfect for Jennie and Dave as it was not far from the main resort buildings, it was surrounded by tree’s for extra privacy and could easily accommodate the small number of guests in attendance. After a fun ceremony done by Murray Lincoln (Murray is a very talented wood worker -> www.murraylincoln.com) we were off to the open field by the pond for family formals.
After we finished up the fun and casual family formals, down to the water we went for wedding party pic’s as well as images of Jennie & Dave. As you can see in the pic’s the flower girls with their umbrella’s were quite cute. Also, Jennie and Dave braved floating around in a canoe for a short while so I could get some truly Kawartha wedding photography images.
Their reception took place on the open deck overlooking Stoney Lake. With the perfect weather, it was a perfect evening. Both the dinner and their first dance took place on the open deck. After the first dance, everyone retreated into the main dining room for an evening of dancing and party.
The following Sunday I arrived at Irwin Inn and the three of us drove to the active horse farm on the property for some excellent trash the dress images. It was great to see Dave join in the shoot. We explored the very old barn, the field next to the barn then we headed back to the water for some water trampoline and beach images. Every location was great. Lots of diversity for their images.
As usual, below are a handful of my favorites from their very busy two days.