Posts Tagged ‘winter’

Pincher Creek Bloomin’ Inn Winter Wedding [Mike & Lanna]

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Lanna & Mike, Pincher Creek Bloomin' Inn winter wedding

Mike and Lanna’s Pincher Creek Bloomin’ Inn winter wedding was everything they hoped it would be thanks to the amazing snowy day we had! The Bloomin’ Inn was the perfect venue for the rustic theme they wanted, especially since it’s a working cattle ranch and Mike is also a cattle farmer. While the venue matched their lifestyle, they wanted a different landscape than they are used to seeing and chose to get married closer to the mountains, later having their reception at Castle Mountain.

The weather really delivered to give Lanna the snowy winter day she wanted. Thick snow hugged all of the tree branches, fluffy flakes fell, and not a trace of wind could be found (which is so unusual for Pincher Creek!).

I thought Lanna giggled a lot at their engagement photos, but her wedding day was much more exciting, eliciting endless laughter and huge grins from her! I love how emotional she is and how over the top happy they are together. This postive energy made it easy to hike through several feet of snow to find the prettiest spots on the ranch, and Lanna came prepared with her big boots.

After having their first look out in the snow, their guests started to arrive for their ceremony inside the Bloomin’ Inn.

Congratulations, Mike and Lanna!

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Lethbridge Early Winter Family Photos [Chris & Gemma]

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Lethbridge early winter family photos

Gemma and Chris brought their kids out for Lethbridge early winter family photos at the university lake, along with their cute Labrador puppy Bear. Hoping to avoid the snow, Gemma totally lucked out with her choice of session date and the weather felt like autumn! This family gives each other such awesome big hugs, which then give them the biggest smiles :)

Bear is definitely a happy part of the family and the kids light up playing with him. He loved all the animal smells at the lake!

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Warm Winter Engagement Photos [Sharon & Richard]

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

warm winter engagement photos

When Sharon and Richard scheduled their session a few months ago to take place in December, we definitely weren’t expecting such warm winter engagement photos! Indian Battle Park felt like it was going through spring a whole season early with all the bright sunshine and total lack of wind.

Sharon and Richard are such a perfect couple, giggling like lovestruck teenagers every time they look at each other. I loved seeing how comfortable and snuggly they are together!

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Crowsnest Pass Winter Engagement Photography [Jena & Daniel]

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

Crowsnest Pass winter engagement photography

Jena and Daniel are getting married in Kananaskis next summer and I finally got to meet them in person for their engagement session. I love having a chance to do Crowsnest Pass winter engagement photography; the snow stays so thick all winter and the beautiful streams in the area turn such a gorgeous blue. I was thrilled when they wanted to go to Miner’s Path for the first part of their photos because it’s so pretty there this time of year. Jena was home from school for the weekend and it was a perfect time to get photos from a different season than their wedding will be. They are so ridiculously adorable… I can’t wait to see how amazing they will look when they aren’t pretending to enjoy being in freezing wind ;)

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Lundbreck Falls Winter Photos [Stef & Freddie]

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Lundbreck Falls winter photos

Originally Stef and Freddie were going to do some casual portraits a few days after their wedding, but then decided, “Why not change up the seasons?” We postponed to wait for the snow and instead did Lundbreck Falls winter photos and I’m so glad we did! Everything in the Pass was beautiful, frozen, and snowy, but it was still sunny and warm enough to brave a few photos without jackets.

Knowing they love outdoor adventures really opened up our scenery options! Lundbreck Falls was, of course, coated with ice everywhere from the water spray, and later we walked through knee-deep untouched snow in Hillcrest to access the beautiful hidden creek… all of this while the icy wind pelted us with snow and water! I love that they were up for everything and it was so great to see them again.

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Coaldale Winter Wedding [Kyle & Annelies]

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

Annelies & Kyle, Coaldale winter wedding

After standing beside her friend earlier this year, it was now time for Annelies’s Coaldale winter wedding with her love Kyle!

Their ceremony at the Coaldale Canadian Reformed Church was very special in that it was performed by Annelies’s grandfather, and even more so that she is the first of his grandchildren to get married! It added such a personal touch to be able to include their family so intimately.

Most of their details were created by people involved in the wedding, but mostly by Annelies who designed all of the paper items and created the bouquets by hand. She has so much talent and it’s not surprising she is a graphic designer.

We had the perfect winter weather for their wedding. November can be quite unpredictable, but we had a gorgeous mix of snow on the ground and enough sunshine to keep them warm when we went out for photos in Lethbridge. Their wedding party was so fun and energetic and it was great to see a few familiar faces in the lineup.

Annelies and Kyle are such a sweet and romantic couple and they really accented that feel with their styling of blush pink, wine, bow ties, and cardigans.

Congratulations, Kyle and Annelies!

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