As wedding photographers, we've gotten to travel to a lot of great places for work...so far we've shot in Yukon, BC, Alberta, NFLD, PEI, Dominican Republic, Cuba and Mexico! Not a bad bonus to the job, although some of these destinations also come with their challenges...

To travel to other countries sounds like an awesome time, and for the most part it is, but working your regular job in a crazy new climate can also have some downsides...

Wedding photography is a genre which we think doesn't get enough credit. Often, people don't realize the amount of work and energy that really goes into them.  Not only are you working in both a creative and technical mindset all day, you also have to be ready to be flexible (as anyone who's been involved in a wedding knows, things don't always go exactly as planned), AND you're 'on' for up to 12 hours straight depending on the wedding style...So to take all of that and add on an extra 20 or so 30 or so degrees and...well...things get trickier!

Now, at our most recent wedding in Mexico, Gary discovered a trick to beating the heat of a destination shoot...You see, with the age we're at, we happen to have a lot of friends who are getting married, and often we are chosen to be their photographers. (Which each and every time is humbling and a huge honour!) The difference in this one, was that we were also both part of the wedding party! You'd think that might be an extra stress for us, but in the end-it had some major advantages...the main one being the fact that the groom had picked Kilts for his groomsmen....

See Exhibit A:


Turns out Gary loooooves shooting weddings in kilts because when that breeze comes off the ocean...well, things are apparently a lot more comfortable....



So we'd like to take the opportunity on this post to thank Nick and Heather for having us be a part of their day-it was a huge honour for us and we were SO happy to have been there to be a part of all the laughs and the special moments. You both looked incredible!  And Gary would especially like to thank Nick for introducing him to his new favourite outfit...  :)



















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