I arrived at the Great George Hotel in Charlottetown knowing next to nothing about the bride I was about to meet, other than her name. I didn’t know if Jessica was tall, short, old, young, black, white. I knew nothing, but as you’ll see in the photos below, she turned out to be beautiful. Her fiance James was pretty good looking too I think, but I’m not exactly qualified to make a judgement, so James, we’ll leave that up to the ladies.
Jessica and James were making the trip from Toronto to Charlottetown for another wedding, and decided that they would turn their trip into a two wedding trip by eloping. I was the lucky photographer they contacted to be there with them and their parents. I don’t know if it was because of, or in spite of the fact that I only spent a few hours with them, but they are one of my favourite couples ever. We enjoyed quite a few laughs as we took photos at the Great George and then at Argyle Shore Provincial Park where they held their ceremony. It was the most quaint ceremony I’ve ever been a part of, with a beautiful setting. We were situated on a cliff overlooking the ocean.
Tide was out which afforded us the opportunity to walk down some questionable stairs to the beach below for a few photos. Jessica may have gotten a bit of red sand on her white dress, and I know James got some on his blue suede shoes, but I think they ended up with some great photos for the trouble. Our last photo stop was in a field of what I’m told was mustard, blooming with yellow flowers. I had seen a number of fields on my drive in to Charlottetown and really wanted to take advantage of the sea of yellow. It turns out that the field was plowed the next day, so our timing was great.
I really appreciate how easy going and fun Jessica and James were on their wedding day, they made my job so much easier, and certainly a lot of fun. They were also willing to do just about anything for photos, and that makes a world of difference in terms of the photos I end up getting. I know these two lovely people are going to have a lot of fun together. Jessica and James, congratulations, and I wish the very best for both of you. Also, thanks for the Happy Birthday text you sent ;)
Here is a look at the awesome pair of Jessica and James;