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by Sophie Sheldrick

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London Ontario Wedding Photographer | Stephanie & Chris' Bellamere Winery Wedding

As a photographer, it's my job to make the most of any situation with a smile, including days where it doesn't rain, it pours. I always try to reassure couples that rain doesn't mean game over, it just means plan B. That said, I also know firsthand what it feels like to be a bride with big plans for an outdoor wedding wake up to rain on her wedding day. When I showed up to Stephanie's hotel room to photograph her getting ready moments, I was expecting a bit of natural disappointment due to the weather. But what I found was a girl who couldn't be more excited to be marrying the love of her life, rain or no rain, and was prepared to embrace this amazing day. Stephanie's positive and bubbly demeanour set the tone for the entire day, and her pure joy was simply contagious. One of my favourite rainy day backups is the use of a greenhouse for portraits. Dry, full of plants and flowers, and lots of natural light. Check, check, check! This time it was Parkway Gardens that came through for us, and I absolutely loved our short but sweet couple shoot there following a beautiful ceremony at Bellamere. The colours were vibrant and Chris and Stephanie, as always, were simply glowing with love for each other.

Photographing this wedding and getting to know Chris and Stephanie and their families was an absolute delight. I'm so excited to share some of my favourites from their wedding day! Enjoy!

A big thank you to my amazing second shooter, Orsolya Gyorgy! xo