Kody & Aimee Deley
We are overly excited to share our friendship and journey with Sheena and Andrew Heaton. Throughout our lives we witnessed their work on our family and friends and we hoped that one day we would be able to stand in front of their camera on our wedding day. When our wish came true- boy did it come true.
When Kody and I sat down to plan our wedding- our very first item on the agenda was our photographers. Kody did not have much interest in planning the wedding but he was 100% motivated to ensure Heaton Photography would be capturing our day. When it comes to weddings in the Peace Country- the talk of the town is Heaton Photography. We made it our mission to book the famous photographers. Beacause of their outstanding reputation and unbelievable demand for their services, we were surprised to find out that they were able to squeeze us into their 2014 wedding season.
The morning of our wedding day could be described as a disaster. So many things went wrong!! From horrible hair to babies crying, missing bridesmaids to see-through dresses, it was a gong show. When Andrew and Sheena walked through the door- they became babysitters, hair-stylists, psychologists, and throughout all the craze they were able to do what they do best- photography. If you look back at our photos- you would have no idea there was even one flaw. The pictures displayed nothing but happiness, beauty, and the way I want to remember my wedding day- perfect. The perfection continued throughout the day. During our church ceremony, Heaton Photography caught every single tear that was shed while saying our vows, the expressions of our bridal party, the excitement of our guests, and even though my father died 12 years ago- Andrew and Sheena used their amazing talent to broadcast that he was there with me in that church. They have no idea how thankful I am for this. When we were travelling to the location where we were getting our formal portraits taken I was bursting with excitement and I could only imagine where they would be taking us! I gave Sheena a few ideas about what I liked and what I didn't like. I told her I liked the idea of a swing. When our family and bridal party arrived at the site- we felt like we were in a Disney movie- a real life enchanted forest! I kept wondering how in the world did these people find this spot! It was PERFECTION. I arrived to find a swing hanging from an old magical tree with flowers wrapped around the rope. It was truly the most beautiful set-up I had ever seen. Our afternoon was pure bliss. Andrew and Sheena brought music, drinks, and a real party into our session. They made kids that refuse to smile- laugh, men that were "too cool" were posing, and self-conscience new mothers feel like models. Throughout the day they showered us with compliments and proved that they are the BEST with what they do. Our bridal party had the time of their lives during the photography session and that is not easy to do especially with 6 men, +30 weather, and high heels in the dirt. The time spent with Heaton Photography at our picture location was the most relaxing and fun part of our day. BUT it did not end there. We continued to our reception full of food, drinks, speeches, music, games, and memories. Every single beautiful moment was saved thanks to Andrew and Sheena. Even though the couple had a busy schedule the next day- they stayed after their "shift" and visited with our family and friends. That is the kind of people they are.
The next morning was bittersweet for Kody and I. Our day was over and it was time to pack up and go home. The only thing we had to look forward to now was our new life as a married couple but more importantly- our wedding pictures! Haha! It wasn't even a couple days and my phone was blowing up with Facebook notifications, text messages, and phone calls from our family and friends who were completely blown away with our photos. They had only seen the teasers!!!!! They had no idea what was to come and neither did we. Very soon after we received the teasers, we got our USB stick in the mail with all the photos. Kody and I sat down with a glass of wine and relived our day. I am not sorry to say that it was more beautiful via pictures then the day itself. We relived our day without the stress, the mistakes, and the craziness. I cannot thank Heaton Photography enough for that September night viewing our photos- it will be a life-long memory. I did not hesitate to share these photos with our family and friends. I received comments such as, "Aimee! You have the most beautiful wedding pictures I have ever seen!" and "WHERE IS THIS SPOT!" or "You guys are models!" I felt sad thinking about how much attention was given to us and not enough credit goes to the people who built the entire picture from every little detail such as body positioning, fixing hair, the background lighting, etc. These little things are the entire reason my pictures are as perfect as they are. Not because of Kody and I, but because of our photographers.
People always say your wedding day will come and go in the blink of an eye. Anyone who has been married can agree with that statement! I know we do. But thanks to Heaton Photography, I can reminisce at any given time knowing that my pictures are more than I every dreamed them to be. This day was the biggest day of my life and I am unbelievably thankful for the their services. I thank God that timing was on our side. Timing- because Heaton Photography has moved. They are now starting their lives with their children and business in the beautiful British Collumbia! Who wouldn't?! They have marked their spot in the Peace Country Hall of Fame and now are expanding their outstanding photography horizon into the West Coast. I look forward to seeing future photos and tracking their success. The possibilities are endless for Heaton Photography! I wish every bride was luck enough to experience this amazing photography duo!
Aimee & Kody Deley