Posts Tagged ‘Crowsnest Pass’

Mountain Summer Wedding [Drew and Alyssa]

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Drew and Alyssa, mountain Alberta summer wedding photos

Alyssa and Drew had such a beautiful wedding in Lethbridge surrounded by so much love from their families.

The couple originally wanted a mountain summer wedding but with so many relatives who couldn’t make the trip, they decided to keep the party in Lethbridge and just drive out to the mountains for their portraits in the afternoon. After a beautiful drive out to the Crowsnest Pass, Drew and Alyssa got to spend time in the forest and under the mountains, giving them the landscapes they love so much.

Alyssa is a very talented country singer so it was a natural fit for their wedding to have country-inspired themes and involve lots of music! Alyssa even performed at her own reception, which was such a fun touch. I’m so glad we could bring one of her guitars out for photos!

Congratulations, Drew & Alyssa!

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Crowsnest Pass Winter Wedding [Michelle & Oscar]

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Michelle & Oscar, Crowsnest Pass winter wedding

Michelle & Oscar traveled all the way from Calgary for their Crowsnest Pass “winter” wedding. It may have taken place in the spring, but it sure looked like winter! Just days before, and even the next day, the grass had been turning green and there were no more hints of winter. Out of no where came a heavy snowfall warning for all of southern Alberta. We definitely lucked out as a few places had more of a rainy snow, but the Crowsnest Pass looked like something out of a fairy tale. Plus, by the time we headed outside, most of the heavy snowfall had stopped, leaving only gorgeous snow covered landscapes.

The Crowsnest Pass was a perfect fit for their wedding as it allowed them to get married in the mountains and still include family in a special way. Their ceremony was performed at the Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church in Blairmore by Michelle’s uncle. It was an intimate ceremony with their closest friends and family. Their ceremony was so emotional and full of so many happy tears and laughter.

After the ceremony, we explored the Crowsnest Pass with Oscar and Michelle and their two friends. It was fun having another couple as their bridal party because I could get them to be all cute and intimate too (normally that would be a little awkward!). They were so much fun and I loved all of the excitement they expressed over the landscapes. I sometimes take it for granted having grown up there, but they reminded me just how beautiful it is!

Oscar and Michelle are so sweet together and I know they are going to have such a happy life.

Congratulations, Oscar & Michelle!

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Natural Crowsnest Pass Baby Session [Molly]

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Natural Crowsnest Pass Baby Session

Molly has arrived! We had our natural baby session with her in the Crowsnest Pass while Erika and Josh were down for Easter. The session was extra special because not only were both sets of grandparents there, but her great grandmothers came along too! Since Molly is named after one of these amazing women, she is definitely going to treasure these photos when she is older.

Her whole family is so excited about her and the house was just buzzing. Once Molly passed out, we had a few grandparents sneak peeks at how cute she was while sleeping! Erika and Josh are especially thrilled to have her around and are radiating so much happiness… they don’t even seem all that tired having a one month old to keep them occupied! ;)

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Crowsnest Pass Mountain Maternity Session [Erika & Josh]

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Crowsnest Pass winter maternity session

It is always so amazing watching the people I grew up with move through such huge milestones in their lives. Erika and Josh’s wedding was a big one for me, and now they have had their first baby! I am so happy and excited for them and it was obvious they are feeling those same things; they were radiating so much positivity at their Crowsnest Pass mountain maternity session. Even as we walked between locations, they couldn’t help but discuss big plans for their little girl (like how she totally needs a tree house to play with her dolls)!

I’m so excited to get to meet little Molly very soon!

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Crowsnest Pass Winter Engagement Photos [Jeff & Kayla]

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Crowsnest Pass engagement photos in winter

I’m so excited to work with Kayla and Jeff for their Crowsnest Pass wedding next summer! I’ve already done a few photos with Kayla when she was a bridesmaid in her sister Erika’s wedding, so it will be fun for them to trade places this time. We headed out to the Pass for their winter engagement session to get some gorgeous snowy winter photos in the trees, and luckily our chilly week of -20C finally broke and we had warm weather and sun :)

We began the session on the Miner’s Path for some nature images and even with the warm weather, the snow still seems so untouched and fresh there. (We just had to be SUPER careful over the icy paths!). Afterwards, to get a better splash of color in the photos, we visited the old buildings of downtown Coleman and by then we were quite happy to be back in the sunlight!

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The Andersen Family | Crowsnest Pass Family Photos

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Crowsnest Pass family portraits on old Frank Road

The Andersens have been a part of my life before I was born (my mom was even a bridesmaid at their wedding!) so it was so fun all these years later to get everyone together for family photos. We greatly appreciated how far down the boys had to come for the visit :) We had a gorgeous day in the Crowsnest Pass and did the photos along the old road that runs through the Frank Slide. It was the perfect location as all the dogs got to have a joyous swim in the river halfway through! (more…)