SpringBreak Flower Farm Wedding [Travis & Stephanie]

July 21st, 2016

Travis & Stephanie, SpringBreak Flower Farm Wedding

When Stephanie and I rode the school bus together many years ago, I never imagined I’d one day be rolling around in the damp grass photographing her wedding! Her and Travis had a gorgeous SpringBreak Flower Farm wedding and though their ceremony was forced inside from the threat of rain, we were lucky to be able to do all their photos outside. We were especially lucky seeing as how the day before there were tornado warnings!

It was amazing watching the interactions they had with their friends and family as they got ready for the day. I can’t count the number of times people almost broke out in tears, but always managed to catch themselves just in time not to wreck their makeup ;)

One very special part of the day was the inclusion of their dogs (their babies, of course!) Lucky and Luka. The dogs even had a special part in the ceremony as they walked down the aisle inside of SpringBreak garden centre and stood alongside the wedding party.

This was such a happy day for them and their wedding party was so energetic and happy, so they never had a chance to stop laughing.

Congratulations, Travis and Stephanie!

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Casual Lethbridge Urban Portraits [Megan]

July 19th, 2016

casual Lethbridge urban portraits

I’ve met Megan a couple times while we were modelling together at local fashion shows and have been super interested in getting her in front of my camera. I knew it was time to make this happen when I came across a new location I wanted to shoot at! After having her makeup done by the very talented Ash Makeup Artistry, we headed out for an evening of casual Lethbridge urban portraits.

The city has been doing a fantastic job putting in new architecture with personality and I’m so glad I got to try out all these new spots with such a talented model. Megan is gorgeous and has so much charisma in front of the camera. I think she has a very promising career in modelling!

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Romantic Waterton Bayshore Inn Wedding [Shawn & Adrienne]

July 14th, 2016

Shawn & Adrienne, Romantic Waterton Bayshore Inn Wedding

Adrienne and Shawn held a romantic Waterton Bayshore Inn wedding ceremony in the afternoon along the lake. This beautiful day was an official joining of their families, though they’ve taken on each other’s children as their own for quite some time now!

The couple made sure their family played an important role throughout the wedding day. Each of their mothers signed the marriage register, the wedding party was made up entirely of their children, and throughout the day they were chauffeured by Adrienne’s father in a light blue vintage Corsair car. The car, by the way, was gorgeous, and a perfect match for something old, borrowed, and blue!

It was amazing to watch how in love they are. Shawn could barely fight back tears as he watched Adrienne walk down the aisle and spoke of how meeting her was like a fairy tale. Adrienne exudes kindness and caring when she is near him.

Congratulations, Shawn and Adrienne!

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Picture Butte Farm Wedding Photos [Jelaina & Daniel]

July 12th, 2016

Jelaina & Daniel, Picture Butte farm wedding photos

I already got to work with Jelaina and Daniel briefly at her sister’s wedding last year so it was awesome to focus on them this time! Following their ceremony and lunch, we started with Picture Butte farm wedding photos at Daniel’s family’s home. They had a beautiful yard with rustic elements and it was a gorgeous day with a perfect mix of sun, clouds, and a breeze.

For their theme they chose an elegant look with soft pinks and grays. It was so classic and romantic! It felt perfect for them; the way they interact is so gentle and caring. Just moments after being silly with their friends and siblings, they can switch to these intensely romantic looks at each other :)

Congratulations, Daniel and Jelaina!

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Crowsnest Pass Private Estate Outdoor Wedding [Shaun & Jill]

July 7th, 2016

Jill and Shaun, Crowsnest Pass private estate outdoor wedding

Shaun and Jill had a rough start to their year but their wedding more than made up for that with how flawlessly it went, thanks in huge part to the many hours both of their mothers spent planning and organizing!

They held a Crowsnest Pass private estate outdoor wedding ceremony under Turtle Mountain in Jill’s parents’ yard. I refer to their ceremony venue as a “private estate” not because it technically is one, but because the term “backyard” doesn’t do it justice! This amazing property is beautifully landscaped and runs along the Crowsnest River. Jill’s family put so much work into getting the property set up for the wedding, with huge tents for the guests to sit under, ample parking, and refreshments. I love how they set the guests away from the ceremony so that it still had a very intimate feel.

Jill and Shaun are both very down to earth, happy people, making it such a pleasure to be around them for the day. Their commitment is so strong after already being together for a number of years and they are so comfortable with each other.

One very special part of the day was that they hired a bagpiper to celebrate Jill’s Scottish heritage and they got him to come along for extra photos, giving us a custom soundtrack for the day!

After portraits, we headed to the MDM Community Centre (the old elementary school of both me and Jill!) for their reception.

Congratulations, Jill and Shaun!

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Pavan Park Maternity Photos [Cyndy & Austin]

July 5th, 2016

Pavan Park maternity photos

I’ve been following Cyndy and Austin photographically through all their milestones together. I first met them when I photographed them as a couple dating, then met with them again for their engagement photos and their wedding. Now it is baby bump time! They planned a weekend trip back in Lethbridge for their Pavan Park maternity photos and even with doing the session at night we couldn’t escape the crazy heat that day. It gave everything such a fantastic summer glow, which reflected how happy they are with their first baby on the way. I’m always impressed by how incredibly comfortable the two of them are together. They still have the magic :)

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