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‘Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane Farm Wedding’ Entries

Krista +Steve’s Favourite Image


Krista and Steve (who, incidently, have just purchased a VW bus and are planning a months-long trip across North America–very cool) sent this as their favourite image:

“Hi Mike,

Choose just ONE?!

Well we did it. And actually we both agreed right away. We chose this picture because it just so perfectly represents the ceremony – the sun shining (after the rain!), everyone smiling, our giddiness, the adorable officiant smiling so sweetly at us. It’s a very happy, heart-warming picture. And the lens flare is cool too šŸ˜‰

Thanks for this. It was fun going through the pictures again together.”

I had a lot of fun with Krista and Steve, both on their engagement session and their wedding…they are just fun people. However, to pick one image as my favourite there can be no doubt. If you have spent any time at all on my blog, you know which image I am going to select, as it is one of my favourite images ever. Sorry guys, but this one isn’t really of you at all! That’s right, the cat licking his ass:

We christened him “Mangy.” And if it was their wedding, it was definitely his farm. He spent the ceremony wandering through the crowd, sitting on empty seats, and generally taking no notice of what was going on. When he decided to…uhm…”clean” himself while I was shooting, well there was no question that I had to get a photo. The cool thing is that you can tell everyone is laughing, even though they are out of focus šŸ™‚

I’ve been back to the farm a few times since then, and he’s still there, the king of the castle.


More about the Favourite Image project



That was the comment from one of the judges in the ISPWP winter photo contest, for this image:

Taken from Krista and Steve’s wedding, it is one of my favourite images ever šŸ™‚ It didn’t place as well as I thought it would…but then humour is so subjective, so I’m happy with how well it did.

From the same wedding, this image place 20th:

Earlier in the summer I went to Alaska to help my good friend Melissa shoot a wedding, and I convinced the security guard to let us out onto the catwalk of the Alyeska tramway pavilion at the top of the mountain:

Fourth place, not too shabby šŸ™‚


Krista + Steve are Married


Krista and Steve were married at Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane Farm.

















Katherine + Brian are Married


Katherine and Brian were married at Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane Farm.


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