Avalon Wedding Photography is the husband and wife team of Guylaine and Gord Chicquen. Based in Ottawa, Canada's Capital, we have the opportunity to shoot fabulous weddings and engagement sessions at breathtaking locations.
Having been married for over 20 years ourselves, we love weddings! It's hard to say which wedding was our favorite because each couple brings something unique to their wedding that we just fall in love with, but one of our more popular weddings in 2015 was Melissa and Maxim.
At first, Melissa and Maxim were unsure of what they wanted for Wedding Photography, but once we had the chance to meet them, we really hit it off and it was a perfect fit! We had the pleasure of shooting not only their engagement and wedding photos, but they allowed us to capture maternity and newborn photos for the latest addition to their family, their son, Alderix!
Being the only vendor who has the opportunity to be with the couple throughout the entire day, creates a special bond that goes beyond the photos, and that's what makes Wedding Photography so unique and special to us! Melissa and Maxim are a perfect example of how a "job" can blossom into so much more. We get so close to our couples, that we inevitably feel like guests in their homes and at their weddings. Our favorite parts of the day are the small quiet moments that no one else gets to see; a quick hug and a tear from dad the moment before the doors are opened and he walks his little girl down the isle, a tender laugh and a kiss between the couple during formal shots when no one is around and they are alone together for the first time as husband and wife, or the bride and groom on the back of a golf cart on their way to meet their guests at the reception hall. Little moments like this are what make our work so rewarding!
We love our couples, and we love what we do! Being a wedding photographer is a grueling, pressure filled whirlwind. But the reward of documenting someone's love and becoming so involved with them on a deep level on the biggest day of their life is something that can never be overshadowed by the work, nor could it ever be called a job. We are privileged to do what we love and to work with so many amazing people!
Cheers! Guylaine and Gord
COMPANY: Avalon Wedding Photography