A Photographer’s Personal Search

Did you have a good summer?  Beach, BBQs and fun in the sun?  I was a bit occupied with my own personal project this year:  marrying my Sweetheart in my backyard.

Last summer while my partner and I were building our beautiful Stone House Studio, we discussed how it would be the perfect location for a small intimate wedding. Surrounded by the soothing sounds of a waterfall on one side, and banked by the fish pond on the other with a green canopy of leaves overhead – it’s the perfect place to exchange vows.  I just never thought that we would be the first ones to take a kick at the can in this idyllic setting!

Photograph by Moments by Marian

But I must confess that the biggest challenge of organizing a wedding wasn’t keeping the lawn green in one of the driest summers we have experienced in 50 years – it was the hunt to find the perfect wedding photographer!  As soon as friends found out I was getting married, the first question was “Who is going to take your wedding photos??”

Since all my photographer friends are in Ontario, I had my work cut out for me here in Manitoba.  With a little investigative work and a lot of online viewing of portfolios, I was able to find the perfect photographer for us in Marian Hiebert of Moments by Marian in Steinbach, MB.

She captured exactly what I wanted:  a mix of candid and posed photographs complimented with environment images of the details we put in the yard.  She gave me peace of mind knowing that all the little things that I would be too busy to see, would be photographed for us to view after  the hubbub was over.  And she perfectly captured the lighthearted moments of the day.

Photograph: Moments by Marian

At one point I was talking to a wedding guest while looking  up at our outdoor thermometer to see how HOT the day was. (And it was very hot) No sooner than I thought, “That would make a great picture”, I saw Marian lift her camera and take this very same image!


Photograph: Moments by Marian

She’s definitely a photographer’s photographer.

Thank you Marian:-)




MartineAugust 29, 2011 - 4:40 pm

It was very hot indeed. Plus Marian gave me batteries for my camera, so she’s aces in my book just for that. Fabulous wedding, Janice, fabulous photos ;D

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