By tangentpath in wedding photography fun times ally and andrew

Hey Peeps,

This blog is dedicated to two people who have known each other for a long time.  I've known them both for a long time too.

I've never seen a couple so comfortable with each other as Ally and Andrew.  They are always there for each other, the perfect teammates, the perfect partnership.

Their wedding was beautiful and the weather worked out for us in the end.  Both of their families were wonderful to meet and I even got to talk shop with Rob, a photography enthusiast, who has a great eye and love of photography.

Here are just a few images from their wonderful day.  Congrats Ally and Andrew, I wish you both the best!

Everyone was helping on this windy day

A moment between the Father and the Bride
Great decor for this event!

The Wedding Party at the Garden Path, beautiful place to shoot!
Congrats again you two, you truly deserve all the happiness in the world.

Michael Carty

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Beth+Alex aka: The Frenchys Wedding

By tangentpath in wedding photography fun times beth and alex frenchy's

Hey Peeps,

I know most of you won't know what I'm talking about since this is worldwide and all, but those of you from the Maritimes, and even those of you who have visited, know of the second-hand clothing store called Guy's Frenchys.

You may have even seen something about it on the news, in the newspapers, on Facebook, etc etc etc.

The reason that is is because a great couple, Beth and Alex, had planned their wedding there.  It wasn't on purpose at first.  In the beginning, they were only shopping there for a few things for the event.

Then it started to roll.

Eventually everything from the groomsmens suits to the brides dress and flowers were all purchase at - you guessed it:  Frenchys.

So the next step was to ask Guy Frenchy himself for his blessing in conducting the event in his store located in our hometown of Digby.

Guy was exstatic.

Bins were moved, decorations were put up and advertisements were placed in every Frenchys store in the Maritimes advertising the first wedding ever performed in the business's history.

Now I had a great view as things developed over these several months.  Not just because I was the photographer covering the event, but because I have known Alex for years.

Just want to say, Beth and Alex are perfect for each other.  They are exactly as in love with one another and believe in that love in real life as you see them during an interview.

So without further ado, and to prevent regaling you on my later-night karaoke skills that evening, I give you:  Beth+Alex.

 Thank you Beth and Alex for letting me be a part of your beautiful day, and may you have a long and loving marriage.


Michael Carty

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Michael Carty Email

Natasha + Derrick = LOVE!!

By tangentpath in wedding photography fun times natasha and derrick winter

Hey Peeps,

I can't believe that it was February since last I blogged - you can tell I have been busy.  But I HAD to post my first wedding of the New Year!

I've already written about Natasha and Derrick last year with their engagement shots.  Now, finally we have the wedding ones!

Luckily, my lovely wife Sandra came with me to assist and second shoot a bit(she is a great second pair of eyes), and we had a great time throughout the whole day!  The lighting was good, the house was incredible and the reception was full of candy and great food(I know the caterer, one word - YUM).

So without further ado(yes, I really said ado), here are some of my favorite shots of the day!

First, getting ready:

Loved this arrangement

We grabbed this wicker arrangement from the living room to position the rings

Loves the camera!

Loved the light here

I think Koi Shoes are becoming a signature shot for me

Sneak peek on mommy and bride

Captured joy between mother and daughter
Then we shot the girls and ran over to the guys:

Smile #1 check!

Smile #2 check!

Smile #3 check!

Bride is ready - Check!!

Minor wardrobe malfunction fixed by the bridesmaids

The guys in their "Reservoir Dogs" pose
After the ceremony, we went to the marina where the light was just perfect, bright but soft:

The AWWW Moment

What a great bunch of fun people

I LOVE this shot, clean and kind of mischievious, lol
And then, PARTY TIME!!

Three words: I...


 I mean, back to the lovely couple - and dancing!!

Another AWWW Moment!

I love this arrangement...
and caught the background arrangement with this one


Needless to say, you can tell it was a fantastic day for a fantastic couple.  I truly hope the best for Natasha and Derrick in the years to come, and when you're looking for maternity shots.... well, you have my number... ;).


Michael Carty
Michael Carty Photography Email

Derrick + Natasha

By tangentpath in wedding photography fun times derrick and natasha engagment

Hey Peeps,

My first wedding of 2012(so far) is for Derrick and Natasha.  They are a sweet couple and they have no problem showing how much they love each other in front of the lens.

I can't wait to shoot their wedding and display all the excitement and fun everyone will have there, from what they tell me it is going to be a great night! (Hopefully we will all be able to get home in one piece...:P)

Below are a few more shots of the fun couple from their engagement shoot

See you in February guys!!  BRRRRRRR!! I'm getting chilly just thinking about it!


Michael Carty
Michael Carty Photography Website


By tangentpath in wedding photography fun times day after gerhard and doris

Hey Peeps,

I just shot a sweet, simple wedding this morning for my newest friends originally from Austria(currently in Switzerland), Gerhard and Doris.  After being introduced via email and our mutual friend Darren from The Harbourview Inn, we met for the first time last night to go over the specifics of their ceremony.  They have planned their wedding as part of their traveling through Canada so there are no friends or family attending, which makes me feel even more honored to be taking part in it - but that didn't mean that they weren't getting calls and emails from home to give updates to loved ones full of anticipation!  They have been so friendly and kind that I couldn't wait to post them here in my blog for you to enjoy.

This wedding was different from the norm, it was so simplified that I didn't have a package for what they were looking for, but I was determined that they get exactly what they were asking - and more!

After arriving, I took the rings and the bride's shoes and went all over the inside and outside of the house, taking creative images to capture the feeling of the day - as seen below:

Well that totally got the creative juices flowing and helped me get more familiar with the area, lighting and composition needed to shoot the rest of the afternoon, here are a few:

So I have to run, I'm getting ready to head back to the Inn for drinks with the newlyweds!


Michael Carty
Michael Carty Photography Website