"I had my wedding June 28th this year, covid wedding and all. Me and my husband actually ended up bumping up our date 5 months and Esther was AMAZING! Not only is she incredibly professional, she is the sweetest, most genuine woman to work with. Me and my now husband rave about her. We made the best decision choosing her for our wedding photos. On top of all that, her photos are GORGEOUS! There is something about the way she can direct you for the perfect angle. She knows her photography, knows what angle is flattering, and how to make 2 people who generally don't take photos feel completely comfortable. I have nothing but good things to say! Cannot wait for our family photos with her this summer!"
I'm sure you can tell by Allison's sweet review that I had a special connection with this couple and their beautiful wedding day!!! We hit it off INSTANTLY on our first coffee date when Allison mentioned she was a country girl, and that they'd chosen "Then" by Brad Paisley for their first dance song.
Cody and Allison have been together for two years. Allison's a little bit country and caramel macchiato while Cody is a little bit rock and roll and pumpkin spice. Their relationship was taken to the next level when Cody bent the knee at what was supposed to be a casual photoshoot in Abbotsford so they could have some photos for the walls. Allison soon realized she was about to get more than a nice photo, prompting her to ask through teary eyes "are you kidding me??" Given that Cody and Allison are a self-proclaimed "laid back" couple, Cody was happy to wait patiently for his future bride to have a good cry before she said a big YES. The photographer, who is also Allison's close girlfriend, whipped out a bottle of champagne from her backpack to celebrate. Fast forward to Cody and Allison's wedding day where they enjoy another bottle of champagne as husband and wife!!
Could you ever guess that Cody and Allison warned me they are uncomfortable in front of the lens?? Cody and Allison's love for each other combined with their willingness to try different poses made for a variety of INCREDIBLE shots. They look like absolute naturals!!! Plus, the Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve in Chilliwack gave us so many beautiful options for backgrounds, as you can see in the photos below.
VENDOR SHOUT OUTS:
- Make-up by Shayla at Rose Quartz
- Flowers by Buckets of Flowers
- Limo by West Coast Limo
- Catering by Greek Islands Abbotsford and Afterthoughts Bakery
- Jewelers are Michael Hill and Ben Moss
- Ceremony at White Album Wedding Chapel
- Ring bearer and the SWEETEST smile you ever did see by Jaxon, Cody and Allison's son.
So thankful to have met Cody and Allison and everyone who was at the wedding. I made lots of new friends there and enjoyed the most DELICIOUS greek food!!!!!
Before you scroll down to check out the rest of the shots from this beautiful day, I've included Cody and Allison's wedding slideshow below. But be warned, your reaction to this meaningful slideshow may range from goosebumps and teary eyes (my reaction) to balling your eyes out like babies (Allison and her Maid of Honour's reaction). I'd say that's a slideshow success!!