Polmenna Barn Wedding | Campbellford Photographer

When I was 8 years old I moved to Shelter Valley from Napanee. Big changes when you’re in grade 4! I became instant friends with a little girl a short bike ride away in Vernonville who talked a mile a minute and laughed at everything I said. And to top it off, we looked very much alike with all of our thousands of freckles.

Well her little sister  got married and I had the pleasure of photographing her special day. It was a beautiful, hot summer day in Campbellford Ontario at an amazing venue called ‘Polmenna Barn’. I laughed, I cried and I reminisced. It was like stepping back into time into a family I grew up with. So much love in that home. So much love in this new marriage. I am sooo very happy for you Kirsty and Kevin. I can only hope your marriage is as loving and long lasting as your parents. (check out her dad’s face after he kissed his wife). 

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Perseverance | Campbellford Wedding Photographer

Perseverance- steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.

 

10 days before this wedding, I heard the awful news that my beautiful bride had fallen off a roof and broken her back. I instantly tried to think of how I  was going to shoot their wedding inside her hospital bed knowing full well that she wanted this day and it was going to happen no matter what. Tonight I asked her for details of the accident so I could write a little blog post about their special day. She says she’s not good with words, but it made me cry and I would have to disagree. I will let you decide for yourselves.. I am STILL in awe that she walked down the aisle.

From Kate (the bride)

So the day of the accident (10 days before wedding) was like any other work day. We were standing roof trusses, something we’ve done 1000 times before. I’ve been framing for 8 years and have never been hurt. One of the trusses buckled (which is unusual) and fell, knocking me to the ground outside (about 11ft). I landed on my tailbone and instantly knew something was wrong, I’ve never ever experienced pain like that in my life! I was rushed to NHH where a CT and MRI revealed a fractured spine and two broken vertebrae. I was airlifted to Sunnybrook and I had surgery that night. Now I’ve got 2 rods and 10 screws on my spine. Ryan didn’t leave my side for one second! It actually makes me tear up still just thinking about it. Him rubbing my feet, feeding me, sleeping for a week on the hospital floor beside me. I knew before all this that I was marrying the right guy but now….wow, I felt like the luckiest girl in the world! I also have the best friends and amazing family! Coming to visit way more than they should have and going above and beyond to help get the last minute wedding details tied up. I found out much later that the surgeon had told Ryan that the wedding wasn’t going to happen but Ryan, not wanting to kill my determination never did tell me. I spent a week and a half in the hospital, practicing walking and building my strength back every chance they’d let me get out of bed. I was released on a weekend pass so I could make the wedding but had to go back to Toronto on the following Monday to start my rehab treatment. I made Ryan go back to work even though he wanted to stay. Spending our first week as a married couple apart is the worst feeling. As for the wedding, it was everything we had dreamed of and more. Like I said before, I wouldn’t change a thing! For a year I had played the day out in my mind, never imagining how much better it would be! Perfect weather, a dream venue and everyone we wanted to be there was there. If I could do it over again I would do it exactly the same way! Not one single regret. Adrenalin and pain killers worked wonders but I also think the love and happiness I felt that day could make any amount of pain disappear.

Here are some of my favourite shots from this amazing day. It was truly an honour to be able to capture these moments for them. Wedding was at the Polmenna Barn in Campbellford. A beautiful venue for a beautiful couple.

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Backyard Wedding | Cobourg Wedding Photographer

I had the extreme pleasure of photographing this lovely backyard wedding this past fall. The weather was perfect, my bride was stunning (whom I’ve known for quite a long time) and the location was perfection. Thank you so very much for allowing me to capture your day, it was full of love and adoration. Erin Campbell Photography

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Horse and Rider | Cobourg Photographer

I had such a wonderful time in the orchard shooting this wonderful duo. Couldn’t have asked for a better location, client, horse and light!!!

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Engagement! | Cobourg Photographer

These two were the cutest couple today.  It was chilly but they fought through the cold and got some really great shots. Both were super photogenic and smiled. A LOT. Congratulations you two!

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