St. Mary Campground Wedding [Cherilynn & Austen]

August 20th, 2020

Cherilynn & Austen, St. Mary Campground Wedding

Cherilynn and Austen had their intimate St. Mary Campground wedding surrounded by nature and their closest friends and family. Family played a very important part in their day by having all of their siblings in the wedding party, as well as their own daughters.

Using the private group area of the campground at the St. Mary Reservoir meant no tourists crashed the wedding, but allowed a few extended family members to swing by to congratulate the couple. It also gave a clear view for people to drive over the dam and honk their congratulations! Cherilynn tried her best to wave at everyone who did so even if they couldn’t see her.

They combined their cultures in a fun way by having a bagpiper introduce their spiritual First Nations ceremony. After their ceremony and family photos, they opened up their outdoor dance floor to party under the night sky. Outdoor receptions are so gorgeous and everything was perfect… minus the mosquitoes (who were a bit much for everyone there!).

Congratulations, Cherilynn and Austen!

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Medical Office Branding Session [Sport & Spine Physiotherapy]

August 18th, 2020

medical office branding session

This medical office branding session at Sport & Spine Physiotherapy in Lethbridge was a perfect mix of headshots, features of the building, and action shots of the services they provide.

Sandra, the owner of the business, had two goals in mind for her branding session. First, she wanted to update their website with personalized photos rather than stock images. Second, she had been in the recruitment process for young new doctors when COVID hit and prevented her from attending job fairs. Instead, she hoped to clearly demonstrate what her clinic offered through photography that could be used during recruitment.

Physiotherapy is all about actionable tasks in healing so it was important to show Sandra at work. We brought in a couple clients to model and try out the various services Sandra provides at the clinic. It was really interesting seeing what a huge range of techniques she has at her disposal and I couldn’t resist trying a few of the mobility tests myself!

The clinic is so bright, colourful, and modern that it made my job very easy, plus our models were fantastic and willing to do anything Sandra threw their way.

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Indian Battle Park Wedding Photos [Elsa & Larry]

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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Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden Engagement Session [Natasha & Ernest]

August 11th, 2020

Japanese Garden engagement session

Natasha followed the advice to find someone who makes you laugh in her relationship with Ernest. During their Japanese Garden engagement session, Ernest never went more than a few minutes without cracking a joke and making Natasha (and me) laugh!

I first met Natasha through her work. She is an amazing florist in Calgary who owns Flower Aura by Natasha, so it was fitting many of the flowers in the garden were still in bloom.

Nikka Yuko is currently offering photoshoots outside of regular garden hours to better accommodate social distancing. This meant we had a super private photoshoot and walking tour of the Japanese Garden with not a single person around! It was definitely worth the couple making the drive down for the day to take advantage of this gorgeous spot.

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Nicholas Sheran Wedding Photos [Chelsey & Rick]

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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Trades Headshots in Lethbridge [Platinum Lighting]

August 4th, 2020

trades headshots Lethbridge

Awesome headshots aren’t just for office staff! The trades need headshots of their staff too. Showing your employees creates a more personal experience for your clients; they get to see who they are hiring!

Platinum Lighting recently updated their website and needed something more professional and consistent than the cell phone photos they were using before.

We did the photos on-site at one of their current jobs in Lethbridge’s historic Paramount Theatre building. The office they were working on had some great exposed brick features and we were able to use the Paramount’s lobby for a little more variety.

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