Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Best of 2011 Weddings - Comox Courtenay Wedding Photographer

This year I shot 11 FABULOUS weddings (I took on one more than I normally limit myself to, because I just couldn't help it!) and even with only 11 weddings to look through, it was pretty hard to pick just 20 photos. So enjoy these top pics of the year :)

P.S. Don't forget to pick YOUR favourite and then read to the end to hear about the contest :)

a). Amanda and Vince: First kiss photos are often my favourite, and this is no exception :)

b). Linzie and Timber: Linzie was a STUNNING bride, and the light in this little corner of Crown Isle was beautiful! The little blog image doesn't do it justice.

c). Jason and Jolene: Jolene's smile wins out again, I could have picked about 20 of just her smiling, that's how great it is!

d). Jason and Jolene: There's that smile again! I'm suprised I only picked two :)

e). Imogen and Derek: These guys can JUMP!!! And the reflection just makes it better.

f). Imogen and Derek: This was such a gorgeous little B&B that Imogen got ready at, and she was such a perfect, laid-back bride.

g). Chantelle and Jonathan: There's just something about this photo that I can't quite put my finger on... but I love it.

h). Chantelle and Jonathan: I love when bridal parties are willing to have some fun with their pictures. These are much more fun than just standing in a row :)

i). Gillian and Davin: I just see this image and think... WOW!!! Thank you Gillian for being willing to climb out on that log for me. I love adventurous brides.

j). Gillian and Davin: This one is just so romantic.... it makes me smile.

k). Hayley and Nate: One of my favourite getting ready photos ever. I love her sisters looking in the mirror and her big smile. Perfect. :)

l). Hayley and Nate: A perfect wedding day moment, caught on camera. I love getting photos like this that really capture the feeling of a moment.

m). Kim and Darrin: The look on a grooms face as he sees his bride walk down the aisle gets me every time! I love it :) And this groom had already seen his bride during a First Look, so it just goes to show you that First Looks are great and definitely don't ruin the aisle moment.

n). Kim and Darrin: These bridesmaids REALLY loved my bad jokes, so they get a vote ;)

o). Sarah and Chris: I had to pick one great ceremony shot.. and this one just does something for me.

p). Sarah and Chris: I'm surprised that I picked a ring shot... but Sarah and Chris's rings, on top of their favours (adorable little frog prince candles) was just too cute to resist.

q). Jamie and Drew: They look SO happy and in love... and they're in a cemetary... so it's awesome! :)

r). Jamie and Drew: Fall weddings are wonderful, and i just love the colours of the season. Especially with a stunning black Victorian dress.

s). Katie and Geoff: This is the couples son, eating snacks in the aisle. Which was too funny not to capture. :)

t). Katie and Geoff: This lodge in Gold River is just teeming with photo opportunities! Such a fun bridal shot.

So there they are! The best wedding photos of the past year. I've already had one fabulous wedding in 2012, and I can't wait to see what the rest of the year has in store! As for these photos, one of these lucky couples will win the top prize of Best Wedding Photo of 2011 and the winner will win any one product of their choice with a value of up to $75! That means they could get a mini album of their whole session, or a gorgeous custom designed photo box to hold all their prints, or even a canvas wrap! Their choice :)

Here's how they'll win... Either comment here or send me an email to gillottaway@hotmail.com with your choice for best photo. I'd like you guys to pick a specific photo, so I know which shot wins, but votes will be counted per couple. So each couple gets one chance at winning, even if they have two photos. In two weeks I will tally up the results and announce a winner. Can't wait to see who it is!

So get voting and enjoy! :)


  1. It was a toss up between E and I, but i think i an going to vote for I, the bride on the log!!! Gorgeous photos!!!

  2. J wins for me, their hands together and their faces clearly in love is just so very romantic!