Pontypool Ontario Summer Wedding: Kate & Ryan

We all have dreams, passions and hopes, luckily we do. As a little girl I always wanted to attend as many weddings as possible, but the chances were against it: my family did not have a lot of relatives and my friends made sure to take their time before making the big decisions. Nonetheless, I did get lucky, once moved to Canada. The first wedding I have ever been to and, by a happy coincidence, photographed (just for pleasure and for fun back then) was my love's sister's special day on July 27, 2013. It was a lovely warm wedding that took place on a family estate - Brown's Farm, a family run market garden and potato farm located in Pontypool Ontario specializing in homegrown root vegetables, squash, pumpkins and gladiolus. It would be an understatement to say that there were a lot of DIY rustic details, pretty much everything was created, decorated, assembled and even grown with the family's caring hands. That very first wedding changed a lot in me. It took me a while to even realize that I wanted to become a photographer, let alone a wedding photographer. Sure, I always loved taking photographs, but to get enough nerve up to pursue the passion of mine was a different story. Despite everything, there is one wise thought that helped me back then and has been helping me since – "remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.” (Steve Jobs ). So please, listen to your heart, fall in love, appreciate every second of this beautiful life, be happy and just be present.