Posts Tagged ‘Nicholas Sheran’

Best Wedding Photos of 2020 – From Photography by Tanya Plonka

Friday, January 8th, 2021

best Lethbridge wedding photos of 2020

What a year 2020 was! By the time March rolled around, we weren’t sure if we were still going to be able to call ourselves “wedding photographers” this year, or if COVID was going to cancel weddings and events completely. Quite a few of our couples decided to postpone their weddings until 2021, but the rest decided to shake up their plans and go for it!

We saw a little less travelling this year, but still managed to visit Waterton many times and went as far as the Pioneers Cabin in Edmonton. Many of the weddings were made more personal by cancelling venue reservations and moving the festivities to family’s and friend’s farms and ranches, where we found some stunning views of the Alberta landscape.

With 2020 being such an oddball, it was totally fitting that it was also a leap year! We started out the year with James and Kaylene’s leap year / 1920s themed wedding before we had any idea of what was to come.

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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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Nicholas Sheran Portraits [Gary & Sylvia with Four Generations]

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

Nicholas Sheran portraits

When Gary and Sylvia’s family booked their session, I was warned about two cranky boys: 1 year old Takeshi who was currently teething… and grandpa TJ who does not like having his photo taken! Ribfest over at Henderson Lake made us decide to switch over to Nicholas Sheran portraits. This was a great decision as we found a spot completely sheltered from the crazy wind that day!

The little boys loved climbing in the trees (so did their dad) and having sword fights with sticks. Grandpa TJ peacefully sat back and laughed at everyone having to chase the kids into photos.

This was a really special family session that allowed them to get four generations together in one photo.

p.s. Final assessment? None of the boys were very cranky :)

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Paradise Canyon Fall Wedding Photography [Cassie & Christian]

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

Cassie and Christian, Paradise Canyon Fall Wedding

Cassie and Christian returned to their hometown for their Paradise Canyon fall wedding. They chose a plum colour theme with autumn accents such as pumpkins and orange flowers to match the season. Despite being met with a surprise snowfall the night before the wedding, we still managed to pull out the fall colours from the Lethbridge landscape!

Their ceremony was filled with lots of happiness and laughter, especially when Christian’s nephew tried his best to steal the show. We made use of the beautiful coulees behind the golf course for photos, then headed over to Nicholas Sheran Lake to focus on Cassie and Christian. It’s no wonder Christian couldn’t stop smiling at his beautiful bride! A warm, fuzzy blanket kept Cassie going through photos, and she bravely whipped it off each time. Luckily Christian’s embrace was a warm alternative.

Congratulations, Cassie & Christian!

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Nicholas Sheran Wedding Portraits in Lethbridge [Katelyn & Brendan]

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

Katelyn and Brendan, Nicholas Sheran wedding portraits

Katelyn and Brendan met with me for Nicholas Sheran wedding portraits immediately following their intimate church ceremony. The smoke from BC rolled into Lethbridge during their wedding ceremony, giving the park a dreamy haze by the time they stepped outside for photos. The pink glow from the smoke perfectly complemented their peach coloured roses while their main wedding colour of red provided a gorgeous pop of colour in the haze.

They kept their wedding party small, including Brendan’s own father as the best man. The small size of their group gave me so much time to focus on Katelyn and Brendan’s portraits. Even better was the fact they got married on a weekday, so we had the whole park to ourselves!

Congratulations, Katelyn and Brendan!

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Nicholas Sheran Extended Family Photos [Herb & Jenny]

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

Nicholas Sheran extended family photos

This family photo ended up being downsized a little… Enough of Jenny and Herb’s grandchildren fell ill the weekend of their Nicholas Sheran extended family photos that they decided to just do photos with their children, bringing our 250 person session down to 22! Despite the lack of children, I still had to make some silly faces to get smiles out of a few of the men :)

Herb and Jenny are such a sweet couple and show so much kindness towards their family. All of the siblings are hilarious together and I got to enjoy an hour of teasing banter as they hassled each other. It was wonderful to have their children get together for their 60th wedding anniversary!

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