We've been to so many different venues around southern Ontario but never to the Markham Museum which is the spectacular location where we were photographing Clare and Devon's big day back in mid-September. Prior to arriving at the venue, we met up with Devon and his family lounging in their hotel room enjoying the morning. It was great to be around such a laid back group and it allowed us to capture so many laughs and jokes when this time can sometimes be a bit crazy and rushed for some grooms we meet to start the day. We then left and met Clare at her parents' house nearby. It was a fitting location to document Clare getting ready and putting on her wedding dress and jewelry and we could see such a close family bond that was reflected in all the pictures and mementos we noticed around the house. We would have loved to have stayed longer to capture the action but it was time for us to head to the Markham Museum.The museum was a small slice of life of what the area looked like a century ago and included places like the old train station, grocery store and church which is where Clare and Devon exchanged their vows. We loved using the weathered planks of wood, abandoned sheds and farms as well as the original apple orchard during our time photographing the bride and groom. Before we knew it, Clare and Devon were announced to all the guests for the first time and the night was on! It was really touching for us to hear the speeches and stories about Clare and Devon and it really helped us capture the close-knit group of people who gathered on this special night. We wish you all the best in your new life together and thanks for having up be a part of your wedding day!
Gary + Sheena