It gives me great pleasure to introduce you all to a wonderful young woman whom I’ve known for years. In fact, I can’t help think of seeing this same little girl all dressed up with curly pigtails waiting on the side of the road for the bus on her first day of school. It seems like yesterday. I also babysat young Christie and her brother on numerous occasions back in the day.
Now look at her — my dear friend is a very successful occupational therapist and along the way has fallen head over heels for Mike. I can’t begin to express how happy I am for her!! Especially since she attended my wedding 11 years ago and now I have the huge honour of documenting her wedding day as their photographer. Seriously, how cool is that?
These two really are as adorable in person as they are here in these images that I took for their engagement session in her parent’s backyard in our hometown of Cloyne earlier this summer. (If you have ever camped at Bon Echo Provincial Park, then you’ve been to Cloyne!) The lake behind her childhood home is her favourite place in the world and I have to say that I have a lot of great memories hanging out here too. Since logistically it won’t work to hold the wedding in mom & dad’s backyard as she had hoped to do, she really, really, really wanted to meet for their engagement session there instead.
We also couldn’t forget the one and only Abbey. Christie had got Abbey when she lived in Renfrew and would bring her over to my place so my boys could chase her around and release some of her never-ending-puppy-energy. I see the pooch doesn’t mind leisurely strolls down the laneway these days.
Can’t wait to see you both again in Belleville — less than six weeks to go!
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