wedding photography

Madison+Michael

By Michael Carty Photography in digby pines resort family wedding bride marriage digby nova scotia weddings nova scotia wedding wedding photography church wedding day digby legion vw bug tears of joy hometown wedding country wedding

In my line of work, you get to travel a lot.  You meet new people from all different walks of life.  But nothing has the ability of being both unique and familiar as a hometown wedding.

 

I've known Madison and her family for several years and I was more than happy to capture her and Michael's big day.

 

Before the big day, I had told both Madison+Michael that I'm all about that connection - emotional, familial, friendship and that tears (of joy) were my biggest love when shooting weddings.  They both assured me I would get my fill of tears, and they delivered...

 

Madison+Michael couldn't have asked for a better day for their wedding.  The sun was shining, the sky was clear and everyone was working towards making sure everything was just right before heading to the church for the ceremony.

 

Afterwards, we drove to the Pines Resort - a beautiful place for wedding photos, and I caught all the love and laughter with friends and family.

 

After a bit of shooting, we all realized how hungry we were and that was our cue to head to the Legion for the reception and some supper... (and candy...)

 

The candy bar was delicious and the cakes were too.  As you can see, they both had a little fun at each other's expense - welcome to married life lol!

 

Everywhere I looked I saw love, laughter, bonds of friendship and family.  Good natured jokes and silent moments of solemn reflection peppered the day.

 

My deepest thanks to both Madison+Michael and their family for letting me be a part of their big day - may your marriage be full of joy and adventure!

Esession: Melissa+Bryan

By Michael Carty Photography in love wedding photography michael carty michael carty photography nova scotia melissa bryan melissa+bryan nova scotia wedding annapolis royal annapolis royal historic gardens wedding photography esession engagement session

How cute are these two eh?

Could I find a more adorable AND photogenic couple in all of my life? 

Melissa+Bryan hail from Bedford, NS and being busy people as they are, we had limited scheduling options available for us to shoot their engagement session.  The weather was decent all week, but called for clouds and rain on the day we had planned.  Needless to say I was a little concerned over how the images would come out - if they would at all.

Don't get me wrong, clouds are terrific - they soften shadows, help my subjects from squinting like they would in sunlight and they tend to make skin look super buttery smooth... but rain... rain just kills camera gear, ruins makeup and hair (both of which were professionally done) and turn all three of us in to drowned rats.

And it DID rain - but we lucked out and it stopped a few hours before our session started!

So we had beautiful light, no rain and everything had a good wash from the earlier drizzle; I was ecstatic.

Melissa+Bryan were a gem to work with.  They were up for anything and everything as we started out at the Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens (shout out to manager, Trish Fry for letting us have access after hours!) and made our way down the beautiful main street of Annapolis Royal to the piers.

What looked like a rained out day turned into an afternoon filled with smiles and laughter, love and tenderness, newly formed trust and friendships with some incredible people that I had the pleasure to capture with my lens.

I honestly can't wait to hang with these two again this September and shoot what will no doubt be a beautiful wedding - see you soon Melissa+Bryan!