Castle Mountain Summer Wedding [Shawn & Jori]

August 27th, 2015

Shawn & Jori, Castle Mountain summer wedding

Early on it seemed like nature was conspiring against Jori and Shawn’s Castle Mountain summer wedding. On Thursday the air was hazy with smoke from the forest fires, and on Friday everyone had the shock of August snow! When Saturday rolled around, they got the beautiful summer weather they had hoped for with clear sunny skies.

Jori and Shawn are so passionate together, having their portraits secluded in the forest was just such a natural fit for them. I had immediately noticed how romantic they were at their engagement session, but it was even more so with all of the wedding day emotions.

Castle Mountain Resort was such a beautiful choice for their wedding venue and I hope we can go back there soon.

Congratulations, Shawn and Jori!

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Downtown Lethbridge Engagement Photos [Andrea & Graham]

August 25th, 2015

downtown Lethbridge engagement photos

I had a great time working with Andrea and Graham for their downtown Lethbridge engagement photos, especially because we made the bold decision to include their cat Henry in a few photos. I had already met Henry a few times when I photographed him for the Lethbridge PAW Society, and for their session he was at his most dapper in his blue bow tie! Seeing as how you can’t really tell cats what to do, he was a great little model, even if he was a little distracted by the birds ;)

After he was safe at home, I headed downtown to City Hall with Andrea and Graham and I am grateful they climbed on fountains and in trees for me! They were amazing models and I can’t wait for their wedding this autumn.

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The Sheepdogs Concert at Whoop Up Days [Live Photos]

August 23rd, 2015

The Sheepdogs concert photos at Whoop Up Days in Lethbridge

The Sheepdogs, hailing from Saskatoon, kicked of this year’s Whoop Up Days celebrations at the Gas King stage on Tuesday. It’s been a while since the fair brought in a current rock band so it was a treat to enjoy this concert while scarfing down mini donuts :) They put on such a great show and packed the field.

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Coaldale Farm Wedding Photos [Derek & Tara-Lee]

August 20th, 2015

Derek & Tara-Lee, Coaldale farm wedding photos

Derek and Tara-Lee held a beautiful Coaldale farm wedding this summer, making use of some amazing country locations in the area. The rustic aesthetic was offset with classic touches of lace and soft pink.

After the girls got ready at Tara-Lee’s house (including makeup done by Tara-Lee’s sister, Karina), they headed to the Coaldale Canadian Reformed Church for the ceremony. Between all the tears and Tara-Lee never being able to hold back her huge grin, there was so much happy energy there!

They both looked stunning and are always so blissful in each others presence. We had such a laid back day with them while everyone joked around and had fun at all the farms we visited.

Congratulations, Derek & Tara-Lee!

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Waterton Baptism Photos [Heidi]

August 18th, 2015

Heidi Waterton Baptism Photos

I first met Erin and Renzo for their Waterton wedding two years ago and I was excited when they contacted me again for their Waterton baptism photos. It’s always an honor to follow families as they grow, and even more so when they are traveling from so far away for this important moment in their new baby girl’s life!

Their little girl Heidi is absolutely adorable with her bright blue eyes and infectious smile. She was in a great mood all day, even in the wind, and loved all the attention she was getting! Erin and Renzo’s full immediate families came along on the trip, making it that much more special.

The baptism was performed at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Waterton, which is the same church and priest from their wedding. :) Heidi was on her best behavior during the baptism and didn’t even cry once!

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Waterton Community Center Wedding [Garrett & Heather]

August 13th, 2015

Garrett & Heather, Waterton Community Center wedding

Garrett and Heather held a summer Waterton Community Center wedding on the lawn below the mountains. It was a beautiful day for their intimate wedding and we managed to keep the day calm by avoiding all of the crowds in the park.

In the evening we returned to the Waterton Community Center for their reception, which was deliciously catered by The Great Canadian Barn Dance.

Heather and Garrett are such happy and silly people (at one point they complained how hard it was when I asked them to be serious for a photo!) that you couldn’t help but feel joyous being around them all day. They just couldn’t stop smiling! It was obvious where they inherit these traits from… everyone in their families was so warm and inviting and had great senses of humor.

Congratulations, Garrett & Heather!

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