SURPRISE wedding!

We often comment our information on posts on Facebook from brides looking for wedding photographers.  I saw Krista’s post looking for wedding photographers and was super excited she chose to contact us.

Krista wanted two photographers for their super duper small wedding. She said the best part is that it is a surprise wedding! I was so excited. We chatted back & forth before they officially booked us for September 29th.

They were getting married at Vines Pasta & Grill in Dartmouth, everyone invited thought it was an engagement celebration.  We started the day by meeting Krista, Eric and her two kids for their formal photos at Fisherman’s Cove.

I personally love Fisherman’s Cove, it is a perfect spot for photos. It is right on the water, with colourful buildings along a boardwalk and fishing boats.

We captured some amazing shots before heading off to Vines Pasta & Grill to get ready for the guests to arrive. The room was beautifully decorated and ready for the small, intimate surprise wedding.

As the guests arrived, we captured their expressions as they saw Krista in her wedding dress and Eric in his suit. The ceremony was beautiful, they wrote their own vows which touched your heart.

We are so happy that we got to be a part of Krista & Eric’s day! It was absolutely beautiful and fun!

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Surprise, We are your wedding photographers!

On August 22nd, I got a message on our photography page from Amber. She was inquiring about our availbility for Friday August 24th. Amber said her best friend was going to get married on Friday evening at 7 pm at Peggy’s Cove.

Danielle and Mitch were on vacation from Ontario and decided to get married at Peggy’s Cove. Danielle’s best friend Amber hired us to surprise her and Mitch as their wedding photographers.

Amber was creative, she had me right a message on a chalk board and show up to Peggy’s Cove with it to surprise them. When I arrived I saw Mitch standing on the rocks to the right of the lighthouse, I walked down chalk board in hand and said “are you Mitch”. He said “yes” with a bit of a confused look on his face…. I said “We are your wedding photographers”. He was so excited and surprised, he called Danielle right away to tell her.

It was a perfect evening at Peggy’s Cove, busy as usual during that time of year. It was the day the sky was hazy because of the wildfires but couldn’t have asked for a better evening for photos.

They were married on the cliff beside the lighthouse in a perfect little ceremony, just JOP Mary Hewitt, her two friends as their witnesses and us. After the ceremony was over, we started their portraits. They absolutely loved Peggy’s Cove and were excited to have their photos done there.

I am so happy that we had the chance to meet Danielle and Mitch. It was a wedding we will always remember.

We wish you many many years of love & happiness.

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How you see it VS How I see it.

Hey Everyone, I have some fun images to show you today! The last few months, I have been snapping some photos on my iPhone of the locations we are shooting to show y’all the difference on how you see the location and how we see it.

Below was iPhone photos of the location we shot as well as me in action with Lux. We all piled into a side by side and took off in the woods in New Harbour to this location.

 

Here are a few of the shots we capture in the woods. First look at the location you see, trees, overgrown bushes, a lot of rocks. This is what we got out of it. Ian built a fire, they roasted marshmallows, drank hot chocolate and Lux had a blast. She is full of adventure!

 

 

Martina and I ventured out the other day for a mini shoot. This location is on the side of the road, close to her place. I had her climbing down in the dead trees in heels and climbing rocks.

 

 

These are the photos we accomplished in just a short time from a little spot on the side of the road. The lighting was great and I love everything about these photos.

 

 

I love how you can take any location that you may think “this is ugly, she is crazy” and I can turn it into “wow, these are incredible, best photos yet”. Whether we pile in a side by side and go do what your family loves to do on weekends or we find a place on the side of the road that I see potential in. We can give you incredible images. We are going to continue to show you before and after photos on our Facebook Page: Tailgate Photography

Another reason to choose Tailgate Photography. We love adventure, we love to take your ideas and make them reality. Oh and we go above and beyond to make our clients happy! I’ve had clients say…. “well, I seen ideas on Pinterest can I send them to you”, heck yes, if you have ideas or have seen ideas you want to recreate, we will but we will change it up a bit so we aren’t “copying” another photographer.

Contact us if you would like to do a photo session like this or any kind. Weather is warmer… nights are longer… info@tailgatephotography.com

Why choose Tailgate Photography?

Have you heard of Tailgate Photography? Do you know who we are? Have you heard of our AMAZING referral program?

Tailgate Photography has been around for 10+ years. 3 years ago, I relocated to Halifax and have been working hard to get our name out and build our client base in HRM.

My husband James and I are Tailgate Photography. I am a full time photographer that has an in-home studio with lots of wraps, accessories and props! Our studio hours are Monday-Sunday from 9 am-5 pm but are flexible to book after hours as well.

I am a self taught photographer that is constantly learning. If I look back to my first session 11 years ago and now, the change is unreal. Over the winter months, we have taken 2 online Newborn photography courses along with a Toddler and Sitter Session course.

The Newborn courses we have taken, taught us everything from posing, wrapping, safety and more. We have the full newborn set up at our studio and we also have a portable set up that we can come to the comfort of your home for a newborn session or lifestyle session.

What makes me different?  I’m not a salesperson, I don’t up sell, I can’t limit the number of photos on my packages. I’ve tried to and have yet to stick with it. My goal is to give you incredible images, I don’t set a limit. I have high respect for the photographer’s that do, it just isn’t me. If I love the images, I want to share them. Maybe in the future that will change, but right now in this moment, that’s how it is.

Lastly, our referral program. If you refer 4 friends to us that book a session, you receive a FREE session of your choice (value of $125). You can use it towards a newborn session, just pay the balance, but it excludes weddings.

So, when you are looking for a photographer for whatever your occasion, please consider us. We are fun, creative, love hearing your ideas. We are great with children, have all the patience in the world and you will be happy with the service we provide.

Photography to me isn’t just another job, it is my career, my passion. I love meeting new people, creating lasting friendships and capturing moments that you will forever have as memories.

 

 

Engaged? Planning your wedding?

Congratulations on becoming engaged, now is when the fun begins! You have a million and one things to do before your big day. You need to find a venue, find a JOP/Minister/Priest, decorator, florist, photographer etc….

Choosing your photographer is one of the most important decision you will make. You want to be confident to hire the right person to capture all those moments in your wedding.  Our packages 1, 2 & 3 include an engagement session which is a fantastic way to get to know each other.

 

 We are a husband and wife photography team that strive to not only create stunning images but also make your wedding day fun and perfect with little to no stress. We aren’t just your photographer’s, we are the dress fluffer, veil adjuster, flower pinner etc.

 

Every wedding is different and deserves a set of gorgeous and unique images. We focus on capturing and combining all of the small details and the important moments. We can ensure you that your wedding day is beautifully preserved and just the way you remember it.

 

I have been photographing weddings for over 10 years now, James joined me 3 years ago. He is a talented photographer that helps make our team perfect. We are easy going, professional, creative and fun.

 

Contact us at info@tailgatephotography.com

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