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Indian Battle Park Wedding Photos [Elsa & Larry]

Thursday, August 13th, 2020

Elsa & Larry, Indian Battle Park Wedding Photos

After a few guest list adjustments, Elsa and Larry were able to have very close to the wedding they had planned out! Our most important stop of the day was for Indian Battle Park wedding photos. Larry had proposed to Elsa in the river bottom so it was a very special place for them (we even visited it for their engagement photos!).

Like every other time I’ve worked with them, Elsa and Larry constantly made each other laugh. Even with others vying for their attention, they rarely left each other’s side or stopped holding hands, which I think is absolutely adorable. :)

It was also a very emotional day as the family paid tribute to Elsa’s mother, who passed away less than a year ago. Her mother had traditionally written a poem to each of her children on their wedding day and started Elsa’s early so that she could have one as well. Elsa’s father gave a poignant reading of the poem during the reception. The couple are starting their newly married lives well backed by the support of this tightly knit family.

Congratulations, Elsa and Larry!

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Nicholas Sheran Wedding Photos [Chelsey & Rick]

Thursday, August 6th, 2020

Chelsey & Rick, Nicholas Sheran Wedding Photos

It was so exciting to see Chelsey have her turn in a wedding dress after photographing her sister’s wedding a few years ago! Chelsey looked stunning in her mermaid-style dress. Her and Rick were great sports through the sweltering heat and swarms of mosquitoes we encountered that day. They powered through their photos with very few AC breaks and were in such great spirits.

We first met with their families at Park Lake (land of mosquitoes). Not only were they lucky with beautiful weather, but the long weekend crowds hadn’t arrived at the lake yet and we had unlimited space for photos!

Next we made our way into Lethbridge to take them closer to their reception, starting with Nicholas Sheran wedding photos and then visiting the university. The groomsmen hilariously took over my job once in a while and called out instructions for the couple to kiss or laugh. Rick and Chelsey had such a fun afternoon spending the time laughing with their friends.

Congratulations, Chelsey and Rick!

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Dwell Urban Venue Wedding Photography [Kit & Tristian]

Thursday, July 16th, 2020

Kit & Tristian, Dwell Urban Venue Wedding

Kit and Tristian managed to keep their wedding almost exactly as planned, other than having guests sit a little farther apart than they normally would! Their Dwell Urban Venue wedding was full of emotion and huge smiles (and social distancing).

Dwell was where Kit had originally wanted to propose to Tristian, but unfortunately it hadn’t been available for booking that day. It was therefore an obvious choice to be their wedding venue and totally matched the vibe of their wedding. After their morning ceremony, their guests were served treats while we took the couple to the Lethbridge river bottom for photos.

I had so many great opportunities to get adorable sneaky photos of Tristian and Kit. Anytime they thought they weren’t being photographed, they would continue holding hands, laughing together, or even trying out dance moves! I am so grateful to have followed them in this journey from proposal to union and to have seen their bond grow stronger in that time.

Congratulations, Kit & Tristian!

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Skiff Backyard Wedding Photography [Nicole & Brayden]

Thursday, July 9th, 2020

Nicole & Brayden, Skiff backyard wedding

Something beautiful has been happening out of the challenge of adjusting weddings to fit into an ever-changing set of rules this year. We are seeing weddings become so much more meaningful and often tying in the couple’s roots. Nicole and Brayden had to transform their big Lethbridge wedding into a more intimate Skiff backyard wedding when their original venue could no longer accommodate their event. Instead of the usual go to spots in Lethbridge, Nicole’s family’s farm was an incredibly personal and beautiful backdrop for their ceremony and portraits.

Everything about their day was so perfect. Their outdoor ceremony took place with a chorus of birds singing in the trees behind them. The gorgeous yellow fields had just flowered and were easily within walking distance. The hamlet of Skiff was only a couple minutes away where we could make use of the old grain elevator and train cars, perfect for Nicole and Brayden’s love of trains!

There was so much love throughout the day and everyone in the family played a part in making the day run smoothly. Their wedding party, entirely made up of their siblings, doted on them all day and helped them pack whatever they needed. They were also great for encouraging kissing when Nicole and Brayden didn’t quite hear what I asked. ;) Nicole and Brayden are so sweet and their wedding was such a perfect way to start their lives together.

Congratulations, Nicole & Brayden!

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Alberta Foothills Ranch Wedding Photos [Julie & Nathan]

Thursday, June 18th, 2020

Julie & Nathan, Alberta foothills ranch wedding

When distancing rules made it so that they couldn’t have the large traditional wedding they had originally planned in Lethbridge, Julie and Nathan turned their event into an intimate Alberta foothills ranch wedding.

After their church ceremony at home, the couple and their immediate families travelled out to a family ranch past Claresholm. The property overlooked a stunning view of the valley in multiple directions and had gorgeous forests and vistas we could easily hike to for photos.

Julie has been in a few of the wedding parties we have photographed so it was a blast to do her wedding this year! Her and Nathan were always excited to have their photos taken and their own wedding was no exception. Although their plans of having a 10 member wedding party fell through, most of their original party was still able to attend as guests and take part in a few photos.

Congratulations, Julie & Nathan!

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Intimate Waterton Lakes Lodge Wedding [Natasha & Jeremy]

Thursday, June 11th, 2020

Natasha & Jeremy, Intimate Waterton Lakes Lodge Wedding

Natasha and Jeremy are perfect examples of patience as they planned their intimate Waterton Lakes Lodge wedding through the pandemic. The couple had to save dress and suit shopping until the last month while they waited for stores to allow customers and it was only a couple weeks before their wedding date that select national parks were allowed to open, meaning we could actually get into Waterton!

Through all this, Natasha had the added challenge of secretly transforming their vows from an elopement to a small wedding as a surprise for Jeremy. Although their guest list had to shrink to accommodate the gathering rules, they were still able to have their immediate families in attendance. Jeremy had no idea until he walked to the ceremony site and saw everyone (which started a cascade of everyone happy crying)!

It was strange seeing Waterton so quiet during its peak season but it gave us so much more space to get around for photos. And best of all, it didn’t rain on us one bit even though it threatened to. Natasha, Jeremy, and their families were so kind and great to work with. This sweet couple really made our first wedding of the season easy!

Congratulations, Natasha & Jeremy!

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