When I first moved to Moncton NB just over ten years ago, it was very boring. I know that sounds harsh to you native New Brunswickers, but I mean it in the best possible way 🙂 You see, I was living in one of the world’s biggest, most multicultural and diverse cities. Everything imaginable was available to me, from arts and theatre, to foods and languages. Every person on the street came from a different land, spoke a different tongue, had different tastes. So by contrast, there was not a lot here in the Maritimes.
But things have really changed in just ten years. I’m finding so much more art, so many more unique, one of a kind, small businesses, creative entrepreneurs and trend setting people. Maybe it’s just me, maybe they have been here all along and I just didn’t see it before, or maybe it is something new and exciting happening in our province.
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about COMMUNITY. About the people we choose to surround ourselves with and to invest in. By nature, I am a very independent person. I like to do it by myself, and took pride that I didn’t have any help. But these past few months I’ve begun to see how very wrong I was. Perhaps even, my independent attitude was one of my greatest mistakes as a new photographer when I first started a decade ago. I didn’t want to have to ‘network’ with other wedding professionals, vendors and photographers back then.
I do now.
In fact, now I am sooo passionate about being a part of the creative community in the Maritimes, that it seems like the most important thing I can do! I want to know everyone who is here and creating and blazing trails and living out their lives trying to create the same as I am.
Because I shoot so many weddings each year, venue is very important to me. I was so lucky to get to be the first ever photographer to capture a wedding at one of New Brunswick’s newest, all inclusive, luxury wedding Venues. Whispering Willow in Scoudouc offers everything you could want for a wedding, or any other function for that matter. The venue was the realization of a lifelong dream for it’s owners, and I could not have been more pleased to welcome them to the wedding industry in New Brunswick.