Bayshore Bridal Show / Grey Bruce Weddings by Candra Schank Photography

Wow, I must say that this past Saturday was an incredible day.  As I write this post, I am still smiling.

You must be asking yourself…what could she have done that was so much fun?

Well, I attended my very 1st Bridal Show. Yep, my first one!  Even though I’ve been photographing weddings for 5 years, I have yet to have a booth at one.  I thought it would be a great way to promote and market myself.  It ended up being a lot of fun work planning and implementing the booth.  Hmmm, just like planning your wedding as there’s lots of details to take care of.  I spent time designing and setting up my booth, creating material to give to the brides, and printing products to show them.  I also asked Sarah, the owner of Serendipty Florals, if she wanted to display some of her beautiful bouquets in my booth – She said yes 🙂  All in all, I wanted brides to have a nice experience when they stepped into my booth and met me.  And oh my goodness, I met so many amazing brides and learnt about their fabulous proposal and wedding plans.  Every time a bride told me about her proposal she lite up and I got goosebumps.  Oh my, I have goosebumps right now just thinking about some of the proposals I heard.

One in particular included the couple’s dog and how the dog brought the ring to the soon to be bride.  It was a very cute proposal.  Hint Hint Jamie 😉

At first I was nervous because I didn’t exactly know how to approach the brides, how to tell them about my services, or how to get them interested in my booth.  But after my first conversation with a bride and her mom, I realized that the Bridal Show was a FUN Meet & Greet.  And brides came to my booth.

With each bride I met, the conversation flowed and we enjoyed telling each other story’s.  I showed them my photo books and other products I offered.  And just before they stepped out of my booth I took two photos, one with my camera and another with my ‘Polaroid’ Fuji Instax 90 (I love this camera), all the while capturing a very special moment at the 2017 Bayshore Bridal Show – choosing a photographer.

I just finished editing the photos and emailed them to all the brides that stopped by. It’s my gift to them ☺ A big thank you to everyone who stopped by my booth and said hi. Here are some photos of the brides and some images from my phone that my sister took.


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I am a small time gal who loves to photograph pets and people. I love rolling around with dog, wading ankle deep in Georgian bay, photographing intimate weddings and the stories that are too, and just being me!