When Matt and Agata approached me at the Ancaster wedding show regarding their proposed Hamilton wedding, I knew it would be a good fit. Being familiar with Hamilton and a number of its hidden gems, I knew I could deliver some amazing images.
How this Hamilton wedding celebrated a readymade family in some diverse spots in the city
We started our day at Matt’s mother’s bungalow where he got ready for his big day. I decided to use black and white images to document his preparations because it added a look and classy tone.
Meanwhile Agata was getting herself ready in the presence of her daughter, sister and mother. Being of Polish decent, her mother and sister gave her a traditional blessing which was emotionally charged.
Agata’s daughter was so excited to be a part of her mother’s big day. Watching Matt with her was heart warming as he was obviously treated her as his own and the bond was evident.
Once dressed, we headed over to St Stanislaus Roman Catholic church where I chose journalistic style coverage for their ceremony.
The church was stunning with an abundance of light and bright colours adorning the walls and ceilings.
I found a second level that allowed me a fantastic vantage point to capture the detailing in the church’s interior.
I love the rustic and contrasting looks achievable with photos taken at this restaurant and event space.
The wrought iron staircase, chandeliers, and brick walls add fun but classy backdrops.
By scheduling to be inside at the hottest part of the day, it allowed everyone to cool off.
Summer weddings are generally great weather but it’s important to stay protected from the sun. A sweaty and squinty eyed wedding party is always tricky to work with.
This Hamilton wedding uncovered some secret gems the city has to offer
Once everyone had cooled down, we headed outside for a brief outdoor session at Kings Forest Park. The beauty of having a wedding in Hamilton is the range of varying backdrops in such close proximity. You have access to waterfalls, industrial looking historical buildings, parks, lakefront properties, event spaces and a tonne of character. These diverse looks offer incredible photographic opportunities.
We ended the evening inside the C hotel by Carmen’s. It proved to be a cozy, family oriented reception which reiterated Matt and Agata’s intentions.
Upon reflection, the magical part of the day for me was watching the sheer joy on everyone’s face as they celebrated the joining of not only the wedding couple but of Agata’s daughter into the marriage. I look forward to following their life journey.
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