Markin Hall Engagement Photography [Scott & Katie]

August 28th, 2014

01 markin hall engagement photography Markin Hall Engagement Photography [Scott & Katie]

The downpour outside forced us indoors, but it was fitting since Scott and Katie’s wedding ceremony next year might also take place in Markin Hall at the University of Lethbridge. We went to the U of L for their engagement photos during their very brief visit back to Lethbridge and it was awesome to see them again after so long!

Scott and Katie were such a cute couple from the very beginning of their relationship and they definitely haven’t lost that spark. Since they’re both musicians, I’m really looking forward to all the fun music details they will have at their wedding next summer!

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Castle River Summer Wedding [Tricia & Colin]

August 26th, 2014

20 castle river summer wedding Castle River Summer Wedding [Tricia & Colin]

While I’ve photographed the weddings of many people I’ve gone to school with, Tricia’s was a special one seeing as how we’ve been friends since grade 6! From the moment she started talking about Colin, he seemed so perfect for her and I’m glad she agreed :)

Tricia and Colin held their Castle River summer wedding in the Crowsnest Pass area, starting in Coleman where Tricia grew up and working their way over to the Lundbreck area for the ceremony and reception later in the day. The Castle River Rodeo grounds were a beautiful location to hold their celebration, from their river side ceremony to their starlit open sky reception.

We had such an amazing and fun time with them! It’s so great to be able to spend such a special day with friends. (Cam and Colin have also had lots of time to bond over the last year since the couple were guests at a number of other weddings we photographed!)

Our friend Andrea at Elegant Weddings and Events (who was also in the wedding party!) did an amazing job coordinating the whole event.

Congratulations, Colin & Tricia!

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Lethbridge Baby Girl Newborn Session [Marella]

August 21st, 2014

11 baby girl newborn session Lethbridge Baby Girl Newborn Session [Marella]

Marella is here! Melissa and Schuyler welcomed her into Lethbridge just one week before her baby girl newborn session in their home. They are all so happy and excited to have her there, and even her brother and sister are constantly doting on her!

Marella is used to sleeping all day so all this new excitement and attention kept her awake and alert during her photos. Even while alert, she was her usual mellow self and thanks to occasional sleepy eyes, we still got a few photos where she looks like she’s asleep! She didn’t fuss at all the whole time and was totally content just watching everything.

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Hastings Lake Gardens Wedding [Sophia & Mark]

August 19th, 2014

46 hastings lake edmonton wedding Hastings Lake Gardens Wedding [Sophia & Mark]

I’ve known Sophia since high school and though we hadn’t seen each other since, I loved watching (via Facebook) how happy she has been for many years with Mark. The two of them are such a great duo and so perfect for each other, and they decided they should finally get married!

They started out the day with a Hastings Lake Gardens wedding ceremony, followed by photos around Sherwood Park and Edmonton, and finally their reception at Royal Mayfair Golf Club. Hastings Lake Gardens was such a gorgeous location filled with beautiful flowers at the main location and fun, rustic backdrops out back.

It poured during their ceremony but despite the weather, they both had the hugest grins and could not stop laughing in happiness! Their great senses of humor made their day beautiful and happy no matter what the weather did, and we even got lucky and had the rain stop in time for outdoor portraits.

Sophia pulled some strings and got us access to an airport runway as one of our locations. Sophia is a pilot so it was such a fitting spot! They kept that theme running throughout their day and did such an amazing job with the consistency. Even their invitations were flight tickets :)

Congratulations, Mark & Sophia!

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Jenni on Film [Personal Project]

August 14th, 2014

01 jenni lethbridge film photography Jenni on Film [Personal Project]

Finally, a new film photography session! I started trying to use up my film two years ago with Beth, and somehow the time got away from me! This means the film was expired by an extra two years and thanks to my camera eating the first roll of film, I ended up switching to 800 ISO. Oh, the grain! I’ve toned it down a bit after scanning but the age of the film is starting to show. Maybe by the next session I do like this we’ll start seeing some awesome color distortion :)

My model this time was Jenni. I’ve danced with her for a few years now and thought her tribal bellydance outfit and steampunk costume would be awesome to capture with film. We timed things perfectly to get the tail end of the canola fields being in season in Lethbridge and I’m so happy with how the film captured the colors. Jenni did a great job and I so appreciate her patience when the first roll of film died on us.

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Waterton Indian Wedding [Shreyo & Lorianne]

August 12th, 2014

32 waterton indian wedding photography Waterton Indian Wedding [Shreyo & Lorianne]

Shreyo and Lorianne (whom you might remember from their zombie engagement photos) are big video game fans, so of course Cam and I got along amazingly with them! Alongside all the cute Nintendo details in their day, their Waterton Indian wedding at the Bayshore Inn honored Shreyo’s heritage and was followed by a Western ceremony.

Every part of the day was performed by people close to them, from Shreyo’s family carrying out the Indian ceremony at the start of the day to Lorianne’s cousin and sister-in-law performing the first dance song. Every little bit of their wedding felt so personal.

Congratulations, Shreyo & Lorianne!

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