Katie and Ryan first met while Ryan was visiting a mutual friend (who is one of Katie’s bridesmaids!) in Peterborough where Katie was going to school. Here’s the most memorable part of the start to their relationship: when they all went to a party together and accidentally went home and left Ryan completely alone at the party! Luckily, he forgave Katie and returned for another visit a few weekends later. Katie knew there was something special between them.
Our first wedding of the 2019 season started off in the best possible way. Elise from Toast Events channeled the fresh spring season with the warmest-toned flowers across long harvest tables in a church-turned-urban-wedding venue in downtown Ottawa. Being their second wedding celebration (see their in-home ceremony here) Christine and Liam, went for a family style vegetarian dinner to make all their guests feel at home while the warm sun sparkled through the floor to ceiling stained-glass windows.
We’ve been in newborn heaven these last couple of months and as the fog of this wonderful, exhausting, precious time in our lives has started to lift, I wanted to write down these earliest experiences of Zayn’s life before they become a distant memory. I will never forget each of these moments but there’s something extra special when it’s captured in the written words of parents, someday to share with their growing children.
I think 2018 was our biggest year ever on all fronts, both business and personal. We shot the weddings of the sweetest, kindest and funniest couples who we connected with so perfectly. It felt like we were photographing our friends’ weddings, so there were lots of tears (from Batoul) streaming down our faces throughout many first looks, ceremonies and speeches.
It has been one heck of a 2019 so far! We celebrated New Year’s Eve welcoming sweet baby Zayn into our lives, officially promoting us to a family of 4. I’m in the process of putting together the details of his birth story, so it will be coming to the blog very soon. It’s going to be a fun read!
Over the weekend, we celebrated Hayat turning two! It seriously feels like we just blinked and now we have an adorable, fierce, smiley little girl who dances and sings at every opportunity she gets. I wrote a letter for her, but really, it’s more for me to remember this special time in our lives.