Window Mountain Lake Adventure Elopement [Lexi & Aaron]

July 12th, 2021

Lexi & Aaron, Window Mountain Lake adventure elopement

When Lexi and Aaron asked me to join them on their Window Mountain Lake adventure elopement, I jumped at the chance! They knew the Crowsnest Pass lake was where they needed to get married from the very first time they hiked to it.

They made use of the new temporary marriage commissioner license we have in the province for Lexi’s sister to perform the wedding, while Aaron’s sister and myself were their witnesses.

In the morning, we met up to begin the very bumpy ride up to the lake to save on hiking the extra distance.

Lexi & Aaron, Window Mountain Lake adventure elopement

After a beautiful hike to the lake, everyone (except for me) changed into their wedding clothes to have the ceremony in a special spot the couple had chosen on the lake. Everyone cried at least once during the ceremony. It was short but very emotional! As Lexi and Aaron shared their first kiss, we heard cheering and applause from across the lake. I guess their wedding wasn’t as private as we thought!

Lexi and Aaron did an incredible job somehow hiking back to the truck in their formal wear as we stopped for photos along the way. However, wearing hiking boots the whole day definitely helped with that!

Congratulations, Lexi and Aaron! And thank you for taking me on such a fun adventure :)

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Nicholas Sheran Park Family Photos [Rob & Robbi’s Family]

July 6th, 2021

Nicholas Sheran Park family photos

Rob and Robbi didn’t need a special occasion to update family photos – they were just overdue for one and had a weekend where all of their grandchildren were available! Their son and daughter’s families joined them for Nicholas Sheran Park family photos just as the beautiful fall colours were starting to come out.

Everyone had a great time hanging out behind the scenes when it wasn’t their turn for photos, especially the cousins! There was no shortage of piggy back rides and flipping the younger girls upside down.

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Purple Springs Country Wedding Photos [Tori & Dustin]

June 30th, 2021

Tori & Dustin, Purple Springs country wedding

Tori and Dustin were our first wedding rescheduled from 2020 so it felt so good for this to finally happen! They even had special signs made celebrating the fact that they waited so long that extra partying was required. Their day started with a Purple Springs country wedding ceremony on a family farm. The property had a beautiful long lawn lined with trees that was a perfect spot.

All the anticipation of the past year was finally let go. Their ceremony was full of so much laughter from everyone involved… and a few blunders at the ceremony definitely helped contribute to that ;)

After their ceremony, we drove out to the Grand Forks where they had gotten access to a beautiful private property along the river. The space had so much character with a giant tree house, old wheels, and lots of greenery.

Congratulations, Tori and Dustin!

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Prince of Wales Spring Wedding in Waterton [Kari & Terry]

June 24th, 2021

Kari & Terry, Prince of Wales spring wedding

And we’re back! It felt amazing to be back at weddings now that the restrictions are starting to lift. Kari and Terry were so sweet and welcoming, so their wedding was such a fantastic start to the season. They started planning their Prince of Wales spring wedding early so we lots of time to look forward to it.

Normally we spend the day zipping around Waterton, but Kari and Terry planned to spend their whole day at the hotel. After getting ready in the beautifully renovated rooms, they had their ceremony in the hotel’s lobby with the huge floor to ceiling windows overlooking the mountains.

We had just the right amount of breaks in the rain to get Kari and Terry outside for their family and couple’s portraits, and the rainy weather meant for once there wasn’t a hint of wind!

Kari and Terry kept their guest list small with the people who are the most important to them. Between these valued relationships and the relief of finding out everyone could come, there was a lot of crying! Kari’s daughter had to keep reminding her not to cry off her makeup and during the ceremony at least half the guests had tissues ready.

p.s. I think it’s so cute they have rhyming names, but quickly found out a mask muffles who I am actually speaking to when posing! We had to fall back on “K & T” for directions ;)

Congratulations, Kari & Terry!

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West Lethbridge Summer Family Photos [Jocelle and Her Children]

June 15th, 2021

West Lethbridge summer family photos

Jocelle was in need of new photos of her and her children to decorate her house with after their family situation changed. It was time to create new memories! We met up on a gorgeous evening for West Lethbridge summer family photos.

Her kids were so fantastic in front of the camera and spent the whole time playing off each other’s senses of humour. It was wonderful to watch how great they got along.

Jocelle wanted a location that wasn’t stereotypically “Lethbridge” – so no coulees and no high level bridge! Aperture Park at the university was perfect for that. It’s such a great blend between a wildlife park and a manicured city park.

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Lethbridge Newborn Photography At Home [Madeline]

June 8th, 2021

Lethbridge newborn photography at home

Madeline’s Lethbridge newborn photography was taken in the comfort of her home just a few weeks after her mom and dad welcomed her into the world. She was such a chill baby that she didn’t even cry once during the photos! She was ready to show off her head of thick hair and cute little smile and finally dozed off towards the end of her photos.

Their bright bedroom at the house provided the perfect backdrop for a lifestyle feel to the photos. Their bed made a wonderful spot to snuggle as a family. The big window with the spring sunshine streaming in made Madeline extra cozy on the bed for her individual newborn photos. We even got photobombed by their friendly and curious cat!

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