Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Joel and Jessica: Canadian Bliss

I spent Labor Day weekend traveling to Ontario, Canada for Joel and Jessica’s destination wedding. Like so many great romances, Joel and Jessica had been friends (and co-workers) for years before they ever dated. It seems that everyone knew they were meant to be before they did - which means that when they finally said “I do,” it was a huge celebration! There was toasting, roasting, lots of laughter, dancing and many happy tears. This bride and groom have an incredible group of friends and family around them that were not only supportive of them tying the knot but also LOTS of fun. Special thanks also goes out to my unofficial tour guide for Ontario and assistant Loni Vanstone.

Joel and Jessica - thank you for inviting me to a part of your wedding day. Congratulations!

Sincerely,

Shannon




































>>>DOWNLOAD<<< ALL OF THE PHOTOS FROM THE SLIDE SHOW.

39 comments:

  1. As the mother of the bride I am impressed with all the pictures!! Shannon we enjoyed having you so so much, you were great and the pictures are fantastic. Love the socks one!! You certainly captured the essence of the day!!!! Don't we have beautiful children!!! Donna P.

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  2. These are so beautiful Shannon!! Joel and Jessica you two are hotties! Have a blast at your reception in Richmond tonight!

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  3. Wow, beautiful , amazing pictures. Very impressive. So happy to be a part of such a special, wonderful, day. Congratulations to a beautiful couple and their awesome families. Lots of love, Tim and Pat

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  4. What beautiful, beautiful pictures!! As Grandparents, we so appreciate you capturing this very memorable and momentous occasion!! Shannon, you have a gift! We shall treasure these moments forever. Marv and Ollie Parks.

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  5. Breathtakingly lovely! Some very creative poses.... just beautiful.

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  6. Joel and Jessica - you guys look amazing! I'm so glad that you get to share these with Joel's family tonight! It was such a privilege to be there and capture it all!

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  7. I don't have sound on my computer and this video brings tears to my eyes. EXTREMELY BEAUTIFUL! Very well done!

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  8. Congratulations Joel and Jessica. The pictures looked very beautiful. God bless you both as you continue on your journey together.

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  9. Weddings are such happy days. God Bless Joel and Jessica. amen.

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  10. Not only did you girls do a wonderful job, but you were so great to work with and very patient and professional! We will treasure the pictures as a memory of such a special day with so many special people.
    Father of the bride - Kevin P.

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  11. breath taking beautiful, as expect with such beautiful subjects!! :)

    lorraine b/h

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  12. SHANNON!!!! Girl you were 100% amazing to work with. I've stood in a lot of weddings and I've worked with a lot of photographers who have been good with people but didn't take the greatest pictures and I've stood in weddings where the photographer didn't know how to handle the bridal party and wasn't good at directing people. To find someone who is both good with people AND takes amazing pictures is surprisingly rare, and YOU are a package deal. Especially controlling all of us crazies in the bridal party which I'm sure was no easy task! Every single member of the bridal party couldn't get over how awesome you were. I personally had SO much fun with you and I am so glad you were apart of the day. The pictures are phenomenal!! If you're up for taking another trip to Canada I'll more than likely be calling you for my wedding. Thank you for everything!

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  13. Shannon.... I FREAKED OUT when I saw these!!! You are INCREDIBLE and I couldn't be happier :)! You caught the tone of the wedding party so well and to echo Ashley you were SO FUN to work with. Everyone loved you and kept commenting on how much fun you made the day... like Ashley said all of us have been in a lot of weddings and pictures are rarely fun AND beautiful. Thank you so much for such an incredible experience and I can't WAIT to see the rest!!!

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  14. These are amazing!!!! What beautiful photogrpahy of beautiful people!

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  15. What happened to the video slide show??? It was awesome, I logged on to show someone and it was gone....:-(

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  16. wow,you really know how to capture each moment of their very special day.Beautiful memories to last a lifetime.The colors were amazing too! I'm sure it brings smiles and warm memories to everyone who takes a look.Great work!!

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  17. Those pictures were amazing! There were very fun shots to very intimate moments that really captured their love and happiness. Great job! Especially loved all the vibrant colors in the boquets!

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  18. I love this pics... i am really happy for you guys, it looks like you had a great time and the love that is captured in the pics...amazing!

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  19. these pictures are incredible. and Jessica, you make a stunning bride. Shannon is lucky to have had you and Joel on the other end of the camera. xoxo.

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  20. Absolutely beautiful!

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  21. Abby Rose - I could not agree more. I had GREAT subjects to work with!

    Jessica - I'm SO excited that you like them! You look amazing (of course!) and it was so fun to work with you and Joel. I wish I could have been there the first time you watched the slideshow together. You guys are awesome!

    Ashley - I would LOVE to come back to Canada!!!!! I didn't get to spend enough time there as it was, so I am definitely looking for reasons to come back, especially to photograph another Parks wedding!

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  22. These pictures are awesome! I'm really glad I got to be a part of this day, and these pictures capture it to perfection! Shannon, you really did an amazing job with the photography. Great work!

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  23. The pics are amazing and you all looked great!!!!

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  24. WOW! beautiful! gorgeous! hilarious!

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  25. Wow!!! what beautiful pictures Jess!!!! Looks like it was a gorgeous ceremony!!! You guys are adorable and you are absolutely stunning!!!

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  26. Congrats, Joel & Jess!!! Your photos turned out beautiful just like you! Love you both dearly! ~ Liz Thompson/Scofield

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  27. Jessica!!!!!!!!!!!! They're GORGEOUS! Love you guys! -Rebekah

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  28. Wow! These photos are amazing AND beautiful! They sure capture the spirit of the Settles.

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  29. The continual comment of all who sees these is "these are the best wedding pictures I have ever seen!" I agree

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  30. The wedding itself was absolutely fabulous, a beautiful memory, and the pictures match. Congratulations are in order and a blessed life.

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  31. These photos look beautiful on our big screen tv

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  32. these shots are incredible! makes me want to pick up my camera...

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  33. Absolutely beautiful photography and subjects!! The Spirit comes through even the pictures!! Beautiful wedding one of the best I have ever been to!!

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  34. Gorgeous photos! Excellent photography and a beautiful couple :)

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  35. WOW is all I can say!!!

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  36. Beautiful pictures!!!!!

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  37. love it--these are great--we're old college friends of her Mom and Dad and remember Jessica as a beautiful baby--so great to see her and share in her wonderful day.

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  38. Gary Voakes said.... I have personally seen many wedding pictures over the years but these photos of Jessica and Joel are amazing.They are so alive that you are waitng for them to jump off the screen at you.Absolutely an amazing job by the photographer.

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