You could say we’ve known Katie and Trevor for a while. In fact we’ve shot Katie in two weddings to date as she stood as a bridesmaid in both Cara and Ryan’s wedding and our own Jenn and Colin’s wedding and next September we’ll shoot her once again – but this time it’ll be as bride! We met up with Katie and Trevor for their e-session at Thompson’s Orchards near Blenheim, Ontario. Katie is a co-worker and friend of the owner so we were graciously allowed to shoot on “the staircase”. I’d heard of this beautiful staircase nestled in the back of the orchard’s store, they refer to it as the fruit stand but it’s so much more. You see the curved staircase was reclaimed from a local century home that had been demolished, as were the assortment of stained glass windows and a set of doors that were reclaimed from various churches – all local. Janet Thompson, the owner explained to us where each window had come from and how her husband Don had located them and used them to build the most interesting “fruit stand” I’ve ever been in.
Every bride dreams of an ultra romantic proposal, her man on bended knee in some exotic location asking for her hand. Well Trevor had that covered. He proposed to her in what many consider to be the city of romance, Paris, and they sealed the deal by affixing an engraved lock to the fence near the Pont des Arts bridge over the River Seine – the famous ‘Love Locks’ bridge. Katie had a duplicate of the lock made so we knew we had to do a ring shoot with it.
Katie and Trevor, Thank You for allowing us to document your wedding story – there will be so much more to tell next fall.
Paul & Eve
Camera Geek info: Katie and Trevor’s e-session is a mix of digital and film. All film shots are on Kodak Portra 400 to enjoy its rich and unique pallette, and shot in both 35mm and 120 formats on a Canon EOS 3 35mm and Bronica ETRSi 645. Film developing and scanning courtesy of Indie Film Lab.