Without a doubt Covid has wreaked havoc on the 2020 wedding season, but it’s also caused many couples to rethink and reimagine their wedding day. For Jaclyn and Jesse, they decided to move forward and roll with the punches as they began to plan their intimate wedding in Jaclyn’s aunt’s backyard in the beautiful back country of Coboroug.
It’s been on my bucket list to photograph a wedding at my childhood camp, Lakeshore Pentecostal Camp, with over a decade of summer memories, I knew one day I would capture these beautiful grounds for someone who loved this place as much as me. When Jaclyn told me her plans to get married at the camp, I was in, and maybe even a little more excited than she was. After much back and forth with the venue, she unfortunately couldn’t book the space for her wedding due to covid and their event restrictions at the time, but they did offer the grounds for photos after both Jaclyn and Jesse, which was still a major win in my books. The entire wedding party was able to get ready at two cottages side by side at the camp, which instantly brought back camp memories of having girls and guys cabins and of course never being allowed to cross over into the other gender’s territory.
There’s too many beautiful moments to share here, so instead I’ll highlight my top favourite moment from Jaclyn and Jesse’s intimate wedding day, which was a little Easter egg of a surprise that Jaclyn’s grandpa had planned before his passing recently. He had planned to have a retro car at their reception for a photo-op, and at the back of the car’s trail of wedding cans, there was an old tuna container and in it read “love grandpa”. It was a little note of love, and thoughtfulness to let her know even after he’d gone, he was present for their day. You can check out the photo in the bottom of the blog!