Early fall 2014 I was very fortunate to have a wedding that was close to home. Jessica and Shawn had a lakeside wedding planned at their parents home on Buckhorn Lake. Unfortunately the weather was quite poor for most of the day, so the small lakeside ceremony ended up taking place in their parents home (which were very patient and accommodating throughout the entire process). The weather gave some excellent clouds for the images, however the heavy winds (and for a brief time the rain) resulted in us running in and out of the home several times to get the great images we nailed both by the water and in the wood adjacent to the home. You can see in one of the images below that Shawn was anxiously viewing the weather forecast and cloud movement to see if the ceremony could take place outside or if we all needed to retreat inside. Retreating inside for the ceremony was easily done since the local business Swanky Events was hired for the decorating. Sue quickly re-arranged the outside decorations to support the indoor location which helped ensure the last minute change of venue went smoothly.
With having a beautiful Buckhorn Lake view, we made sure to include some of the wedding party images and of course bride and groom images at the lake. You can see from the images below that their wedding party was a fantastic group. The ladies had smiles on their faces all day and had matching robs early on. The fellows were a ton of fun.
After the ceremony and family formals, Jessica, Shawn and I headed to a location I like to use on the north side of town at the southern tip of the Kawartha Highlands park. After we wrapped up a few more bride and groom pic’s at the southern end of the Mississauga river, it was off to Lakehurst Hall just a short drive west of Buckhorn. This hall is a great venue for a dinner of no more than 100 guests. There is lots of parking and the hardwood floors and high ceilings give a very warm and welcoming feel.
As usual, I’ve shared here just a few of my favorites from the day. A big thank you to Jessica and Shawn for trusting me with their wedding photography!