Posts Tagged ‘mountain wedding’

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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Lake Louise Snowy Winter Wedding [Alex & Erika]

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Alex and Erika, Lake Louise snowy winter wedding

I adore tiny, intimate weddings and Erika and Alex had the ultimate: a beautiful Lake Louise snowy winter elopement, planned at quite the last minute. With less than a week’s notice (and the day after moving, no less), Cam and I were on our way to Lake Louise to capture the couple’s gorgeous day.

Their ceremony was held at the classic Deer Lodge near the lake and the rustic feel of the hotel was a perfect compliment to Erika’s vintage sense of style; she would have fit in perfectly when the lodge first opened! I loved the contrast to Alex’s modern look of his slim fitting gray suit and matching high-tops.

Erika was hoping for a winter wonderland and she definitely got it! After a very frigid week, Lake Louise warmed up just in time for their wedding photos but not so much that any snow melted away. Even the ice castle was still left standing on the lake. Between the lodge and the lake, we had no shortage of photo opportunities.

Their ceremony was beautiful and quiet, and their officiant took her time to make it that much more special. We were so happy to be able to take part.

Congratulations, Alex and Erika!

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Jim & Tennille | Crowsnest Pass Wedding Photography

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Jim & Tennille, Crowsnest Pass wedding photos

Tennille and Jim’s wedding was a very special one for me, not only because it was held in my home town, but because I have known Tennille since we were in grade 2! The day was spent with people I’ve known most of my life so everyone felt like family. Tennille and Jim are such a great match for each other and I love seeing them together with their daughter Ava.

They held their ceremony at the Springbreak Garden Centre in Hillcrest, and luckily it was just warm enough to have it outside as they originally planned. It was so beautiful with the mountains in the background and the leaves changing color. Ava totally stole the show with all the peekaboo she played with Tennille’s dress during the ceremony.

We had such a great time at their reception and it was wonderful to catch up and dance with everyone! Andrea at Elegant Weddings and Events did a great job organizing everything.

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Casual Waterton Wedding [Michael & Chantelle]

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

Michael and Chantelle, Casual Waterton Wedding

When Michael and Chantelle told me that their dog Wyatt was going to be a big part of their wedding day I knew we would have a lot of fun! We started out their casual Waterton wedding day with an intimate ceremony at Linnett Lake on the docks with a background of changing autumn leaves and spent the afternoon taking photos around Waterton. I was so happy that they scheduled so much of their day for photos! We didn’t have to feel rushed at all and got to visit so many different locations.

We finished up at Red Rock Canyon just as a few rain/snow clouds rolled in, but luckily it’s still only up in the mountains that the season is really changing! In the evening they held their reception at the old school house in Waterton with lots of dancing and delicious food.

They were so much fun to work with and since they are huge outdoor enthusiasts (both in their careers and hobbies), they were totally fine with hiking to the best spots. Wyatt came along all day and was such a good model, even if he’s a little excitable most of the time :)

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Steven & Sachiko | Canmore Wedding Photography

Monday, September 16th, 2013

Sachiko and Steven, Canmore wedding photos

Steven and Sachiko had a beautiful mountain wedding in Canmore at the Canmore Golf and Curling Club, which was such a gorgeous location! I met them last year at Jack and Erika’s wedding so it was great to see them again. They were a blast to work with and so adorable together. Sach is so smiley and giggly and her happiness is definitely contagious.

The weather didn’t exactly cooperate and their wedding had to move indoors, but luckily the rain stopped just in time for our portraits and made all of the colors gorgeous and rich. This was actually my first time photographing a wedding in Canmore and I hope it’s not the last! There were so many beautiful locations there :)

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