Katrina + Brandon

When we first met Katrina and Brandon 4 years ago, they were still college students, dating, and living as roommates, while growing their new wedding photography business. It was clear that these two were ambitious and well beyond their years in terms of their talent and accomplishments. Daniel and Brandon met through the online wedding photography community, and Brandon invited us to stay with them in California while on a roadtrip across the United States. We hit it off immediately and they quickly became two of our closest friends, who we now consider family. We feel like we know these two pretty well; we are so familiar Brandon’s sense of humor and indescribable laugh, and Katrina’s gentle, kind, and generous spirit. But throughout their wedding weekend in Palm Springs, we had the pleasure of getting to know their families whom we had never met before. It quickly became apparent that these two are appropriate products of their parents: Brandon’s side is hilarious, adorable, and at times wonderfully inappropriate, and Katrina’s parents are thoughtful, sweet and just like their daughter, they laugh at all of Brandon’s jokes.

Katrina and Brandon put so much thought into their big day, and to say that it paid off would be an understatement. Brandon, who Katrina often jokingly referred to as the bride, insisted on a romantic twilight reception on the stunning grounds of Korakia, and balanced it off by surprising guests with a Vegas nightclub-inspired dance party at a secret location, complete with showgirls, fog, lasers, and a performance by the groom. We often joked that this wedding had split personalities, but in fact, it was perfectly suited to this couple who appreciates beauty and romance, but who also loves a baller party!

Epic is a word so commonly used nowadays, but I honestly can’t think of a more appropriate word to sum up this whole affair. Katrina and Brandon, we are so touched that you selected us to capture your most incredible day. We love you both so very much and our lives are better with you in them.

You can view our favourite photos above, and take a look at their slideshow, HERE!

Kathleen + Stephen

Most couples will search and search for the perfect elements to pull their wedding day together, but for Kathleen and Stephen, it seems that things just sort of found them. They recalled to us how they fell in love with the imperfectness of Grassmere Farms in upstate New York. At the time of their first (winter) visit, there were no windows, running water, or lights, but these were mere details in the grand scheme of things. They knew that this was just the right kind of rustic, raw space that they could dress up and warm up for their big day. The band that was destined to play at their wedding also came from the most unlikely of place: the New York City subway. Kathleen heard the buskers while on her commute, and she knew she had found the right sound for the day. Every element selected to be included in Kathleen and Stephen's wedding day was special and meaningful to them, down to the release of Chinese lanterns, Kathleen's family's cottage tradition. But perhaps the sweetest of all was the presence of their adorable dog Olive, who got ready with the girls, walked down the aisle, and mingled with guests throughout the evening. She fit right into every part of the day as it unfolded, and there was no doubt about it: she belonged there.

Our congratulations go out to Kathleen and Stephen for not only tying the knot, but for doing it in such a wonderfully whimsical and unique way that was true to them. Well done, you two, and thank you for selecting Daniel and I to document it.

Allie + Sam

I don't think a single wedding goes by without me getting a little choked up at one point or another. At Allie and Sam's wedding, it was the moment when, escorted by her parents, Allie began her walk down the aisle to the beautiful, powerful voices of an opera group. Sam is a big fan of the opera, and having these singers for both their processional and recessional was his only request for their wedding day. For Allie, these powerful moments of emotion occurred all through the day, and I just loved watching emotion wash over her. She bowed her head and closed her eyes as Sam read the vows he had written for her, taking every word in, and she laughed and shook her head slowly in disbelief the first time someone used the word "husband" to refer to him. She lived her wedding day one moment at a time, savouring every one individually. And Sam, well, Sam was a rock. He was on top of things; a man of action, yet calm and collected. The perfect groom, really. And when it came time to talk about Allie - or every time he looked at her, really - everyone could see him melt a little. And who could blame him? Allie channelled the glamour of an old fashioned movie star  in her fitted wedding gown and her mother's 1970s repurposed veil. The entire day unfolded perfectly, a string of special moments, flowing organically from the moment Allie slipped into her wedding dress, to the last dance of the night. Thank you, Allie and Sam; we are so grateful to be the ones selected to document it all.