shauna + brian wed at the Hamilton Golf and Country Club {Ontario weddings}

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While I'm doing some organizing, renovating and planning, getting into the groove of 2012...
I thought I'd rewind and post Shauna and Brian's gorgeous October wedding at the Hamilton Golf and Country Club.

Lots of emails went back and forth before Shauna and I actually met up, one snowy day I believe in 2010. Taking only limited weddings for the past couple of years, she was concerned that I was going to turn her down. And it's not so much turning people down...
As working with the 'right fit'.
People write books and if you're intrigued, you buy it.
Artists paint what inspires them and if you're intrigued, you invest.
It's a completely different process using a medium of photography.
Clients hire you, AND emotion - only having seen the work that's inspired through working with others.
So many variables, pretty much everything is out of your control.
The one really important thing that IS in your control however?
The relationship and connection you have with your clients.
Your muse.
The work that's created is based on a foundation of trust.
I knew through our dialogue that it was important for Shauna to invest in something that truly resonated with her. When we met (and this is not uncommon) we dove into the day and the details like old friends catching up. Big embrace...lots of rambling and laughing.
She was inspired by the work she'd seen.
I was inspired by...her.
The twinkle in her eye...
Her gorgeous smile.
She's beautiful, inside and out.
Sharing a bit of her and Brian's unconventional love story...
I was Sold.

The outcome?
As you can see...One incredibly perfect day.
I am blessed that I get to spend a day like this with such unbelievably amazing people...laughing, crying...laughing some more.
(ok. And eating some melt in your mouth prime rib).

So be picky! More than just a client, this is a, relationship - an important one.
One that is SO worthwhile for both parties when you know what you want, and won't settle for anything less.
Win win.
Shauna and Brian I love you guys and thank you SO SO much for knowing that it was me that you wanted to work with...
Can't wait to see the photos up on your walls! ...happy new year.
much love,
jodi renée xo

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