Posts Tagged ‘Indian Battle Park’

Lethbridge Fall Family Photos in Indian Battle Park [Jennifer & Trevor]

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Lethbridge fall family photos in Indian Battle Park

When we needed to hide from the wind, retreating into the Helen Schuler Nature Reserve for Jennifer and Trevor’s Lethbridge fall family photos was the perfect solution! The weather was kind enough to have a few leaves on the trees stick around. The leaves that did fall left a beautiful blanket of autumn colors over all of the sidewalks.

This family was a dream to work with. All four of their children were so well behaved and loved playing together (the end result being an epic leaf throwing battle). I’m sure they have normal sibling fights at home, but they kept it a secret from me ;)

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Gem of the West Wedding Ceremony [Kelti & Matthew]

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Kelti & Matthew, Gem of the West wedding ceremony

Kelti and Matthew held their Gem of the West wedding ceremony on the cusp of autumn with the most important people in their lives in attendance. Kelti is heavily involved in the community so choosing a venue with so much historic value was such a perfect fit.

Kelti, Matthew, and all of their wedding party got ready at the Charles Street Suites, which is conveniently decorated in their wedding colours! They kept to separate floors so that they could share a first look on the staircase before heading out for photos.

Kelti and Matthew both give off so much positive energy and had us laughing all day. It was clear to see why they are so amazing together while watching them interact; they bounce that energy off each other nonstop and hardly ever quit smiling. They, their siblings, and their wedding party were constantly hilarious and never took anything too seriously – even when tackle chases gave way to ripped pants early in the day.

Congratulations, Kelti and Matthew!

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Morrígna the Post-Apocalyptic Warrior

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

post apocalypse warrior portraits

With heavy smoke in the air late this summer, unusually high temperatures, and crunchy vegetation from the lack of moisture, Southern Alberta was looking like the setting of a post-apocalyptic storyline. Since that is one of my favorite sub-genres of fiction, I jumped at the chance to create something out of it! Jenn loved the concept and immediately organized this amazing outfit for an epic female warrior out in the wastelands to become Morrígna. Once her outfit was finalized, she pooled together her resources (aka her amazing friends) and came up with a whole arsenal of weapons fit for a brutal post-apocalyptic lifestyle. I can hardly believe the crossbow is a children’s toy! (It’s from Europe… they do toys a little differently there!)

Jenn is a fierce, confident woman and was so perfect in this role. She managed to hide how sweet she actually is in real life and came across as someone you don’t want to mess with!

p.s. Jenn did her own makeup too! Here’s some background on why she chose her warrior name.

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Intimate Southminster United Church Chapel Wedding [Mandy & Chris]

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Mandy and Chris, Intimate Southminster United Church chapel wedding

Mandy and Chris had an intimate Southminster United Church chapel wedding in the evening. They included so many unique touches in their ceremony. In place of a sand ceremony, they poured their favorite gummy candies together with their boys, and at the end served their guests champagne in custom flutes with a toast to their friends and family.

After the ceremony, we went out for photos with them and their boys. The boys had so much fun exploring the coulees that their clean suits didn’t stay that way for very long! All it did was add to the realism of what daily life is like ;)

Despite the smokey air, Mandy and Chris were in amazing spirits and so elated to be in each other’s company. Mandy was constantly bursting into happy laughter whenever Chris held or kissed her!

Congratulations, Mandy and Chris!

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Lethbridge Greek Orthodox Wedding [Sophia & Alki]

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

Sophia and Alki, Lethbridge Greek Orthodox Wedding

Sophia and Alki held their Lethbridge Greek Orthodox wedding on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. Their day was the epitome of celebration! The entire day was full of dancing, singing, and laughter. Not once did the smile fade from Sophia’s face!

Once both of them were finished getting ready, Alki arrived at Sophia’s house to see her for the first time and escort her and her bridesmaids to the church. It was a beautiful greeting with lots of flowers and singing. Their intimate ceremony at the Orthodox Church had Sophia so happy that even when she tried to be serious, she burst out into a larger grin :)

With their reception taking place at the Galt Museum, they were able to make use of the surrounding beauty of the landscape with portraits in Indian Battle Park and, later on, a quick session on the edge of the coulees at sunset.

The music was a huge highlight of their party that evening. Sophia composed their first dance waltz, sang a special song for Alki, and they were serenaded by family members with congratulatory songs. They finished off the evening with lots of fun Greek dancing!

Congratulations, Sophia and Alki!

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Southminster United Church Wedding Ceremony [Willianne & Steven]

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Willianne and Steven, Southminster United Church Wedding Ceremony

After meeting in New Zealand, where Steven is originally from, he and Willianne chose Canada as the perfect place to have their wedding. The couple moved back to Alberta in the days leading up to the event and many of their friends and Steven’s family made the long trip to join them on this special day.

They began the morning with their Southminster United Church wedding ceremony. Since their wedding had hints of a country feel interspersed throughout the day, the church perfectly complemented it with its vintage wood detailing.

After a family lunch in Indian Battle Park, we set off for photos. We were lucky again to work with a couple who had such a romantic feel to their interactions and their entire day! Willianne and Steven radiate a peacefulness when they are in each other’s arms and were so sweet to watch.

Willianne chose her parents’ yard for their outdoor reception. What a gorgeous venue it made! Their beautifully landscaped yard in the country side was set up with a large decorated tent, different treat stations, and a BBQ dinner prepared on site. It was a perfect venue for mingling and laughter on such a nice summer evening.

Congratulations, Willianne and Steven!

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