I met with Agnes & Tom late last Fall to talk about their upcoming wedding in October at Blessed Sacrament Church, followed by a reception at the Holiday Inn Select in Kanata. Agnes has to be one of the most organized clients with whom I’ve ever worked. She had a spreadsheet of 50+ photographers, along with a list of criteria and I believe some sort of scoring system – and with feedback/vetting from her bridesmaids. In addition to this spreadsheet was a list of very specific questions about my abilities, preparedness, “what ifs” etc. Agnes said “oh, I just have one other question…” so many times that I began jokingly calling her “Columbo“.
Somehow, many coffees and answered questions later, it seemed that I met thier criteria, and Agnes & Tom signed me on to be the photographer for their wedding. I only share this story because, admittedly, my first impression was a suspicion that Agnes might be a little on the…some might say…uptight side. I couldn’t have been more wrong. Agnes (or “Aggy”) is an absolute riot (as is Tom), and we had a lot of fun in the Byward Market and Major’s Hill Park areas for their engagement session. Tom’s personality was also a bit deceiving. At first he appeared to be somewhat reserved, but as soon as I would give him a hint of direction to be a bit more affectionate in the photos, he turned into a wild man! Part of me wonders if Aggy knew about Tom’s wild side way back when they first met in Grade 3 in Toronto, that they might have become a couple sooner, rather than meeting all over again many years later in Ottawa?
I can’t wait for their wedding this fall, I’m sure it’s going to be a blast!