Crowsnest Pass Baby Girl Session [Fleurie]

August 30th, 2016

Crowsnest Pass baby girl session

It was wonderful to meet Fleurie for her Crowsnest Pass baby girl session! We didn’t get to spend part of the session outdoors in the mountains as we hoped for thanks to the rain, but I got to hang out with her and her parents at home under the supervision of their dog Gus. (Gus doesn’t show up in these photos but he’ll be in their eventual outdoor family photos.) Fleurie was a little uncertain about what was going on and needed frequent bouncing breaks, but we managed to say just the right things to her in between crying for her to switch to her curious face. Her mom and dad learned a few new things about her that day, like that she LOVES soothers and that she is much happier if she gets to lay angled upside down.

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Kananaskis Delta Lodge Wedding [Daniel & Jena]

August 25th, 2016

Jena and Daniel, Kananaskis Delta Lodge Wedding

Jena and Daniel are one of those couples who cannot be subtle about how much they are in love. From the way Jena bends over in laughter from Daniel’s jokes to the way they clutched each other during the first dance, their emotions for each other are so intense. It was amazing to watch!

Their wedding party matched their excitement and were constantly joking and having intense fits of laughter. They could not have chosen better friends to stand beside them.

They planned a gorgeous Kananaskis Delta Lodge wedding with soft lavender colors and details to match the beauty of the mountains. With so many amazing spots at the resort itself, we never had to leave the site. Moss covered streams and mountain vistas were all within a two minute walk of each other!

Congratulations, Daniel and Jena!

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University of Lethbridge Graduation Photos [Michelle]

August 23rd, 2016

University of Lethbridge graduation photos

I started out the U of L grad week with the lovely Michelle who was celebrating her newly acquired degree! Michelle and her family came back to the city for her convocation and University of Lethbridge graduation photos. To avoid being rushed we did her session the night before grad, which I think was a fantastic move as convocation day is so crazy! Her mom and dad (mostly dad) tried their best to embarrass her during the photos but Michelle would have none of that ;) After her cap and gown photos around the university campus, we headed over to Aperture Park for more casual portraits. The rain tried to threaten us but instead we had a beautiful evening!

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Park Lake Summer Wedding Photos [Travis & Janine]

August 18th, 2016

Janine and Travis, Park Lake summer wedding photos

Janine and Travis chose a gorgeous day to get married and spent it with all the people who love them the most. Their wedding party was so energetic and happy throughout the day, and always ready to help Janine with her dress. Janine and Travis are so passionate together and I had to be careful not to direct them too kiss too often, because it was hard to get them to stop!

We started off the day with Park Lake summer wedding photos of them and their families. The lake was nice and quiet (except for the mosquitoes) so we got to have free reign of the place.

Everyone then piled in the limo to head to Lethbridge for photos in the coulees (I’m always so impressed with the ease at which the girls travel down in their heels!) and some urban shots in Crossings.

Congratulations, Janine and Travis!

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Norland Summer Wedding Photos [Joshua & Christina]

August 16th, 2016

Joshua and Christina, Norland Summer Wedding Photos

A lot of love and hard work went into creating Christina and Joshua’s wedding. Nearly every little detail was created by them or their friends and family! Most notably, their bouquets were all handmade; Christina’s aunt performed the ceremony; and Christina baked almost every item on the dessert table, with her bridesmaids filling out the rest such as their cake.

Their wedding day was so joyous. Everyone was constantly joking, laughing, and hugging. Christina and Joshua lit up every time they were together and totally melted into each other arms. It was so fantastic that their children could spend the entire day with them.

The rain held off just long enough for them to get the Norland summer wedding photos they had hoped for. When we finally had a moment to go outside for some evening photos, luck would have it that that’s when it decided to rain! Christina’s parasol fortunately doubled as an umbrella and they were awesome being willing to stand out in the rain for a few minutes to get those pictures.

At the end of the day they held their reception in the new ballroom at The Norland Bed and Breakfast. The entire room smelled like Christina’s homemade cookies :)

Congratulations, Joshua and Christina!

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Henderson Lake Summer Wedding Photos [Rylan & Sarah]

August 11th, 2016

Rylan and Sarah, Henderson Lake summer wedding photos

After photographing Sarah and Rylan before as bridal party members, I was so excited to finally see Sarah in her own white dress!

This was a special wedding for their families as both Sarah and Rylan are the first of their siblings to get married. Each set of little sisters was especially excited to get to dress up for this fun day.

After family photos in Picture Butte, we made the drive to Lethbridge to visit Indian Battle Park and finished with Henderson Lake summer wedding photos, complete with popping their first bottle of champagne.

It was so great to get to work with their group of friends again. This was our fifth time working with some of their friends and they are always so hilarious, outgoing, and make the day so special for everyone involved. This particular day we were treated to watching ice cream battles to combat the summer heat ;)

Sarah and Rylan are so amazing together and completely adore each other. I quickly lost count of how many times Rylan would send her into uncontrollable laughter.

Congratulations, Rylan and Sarah!

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