Posts Tagged ‘winter wedding’

Calgary Lougheed House Winter Wedding [Edina & Eric]

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Eric & Edina, Calgary Lougheed House wedding

Eric and Edina’s Calgary winter wedding was the perfect start to the 2014 season! They held both their ceremony and reception at Calgary’s historic Lougheed House with their closest family and friends. It was a beautiful intimate event filled with so much laughter, love, and joy.

Eric’s daughter Svea was a very important part of the day and had a special part just for her in the ceremony. She even got to wear a dress in her favorite color, pink! However, she was quite disappointed the limo wasn’t also pink, which would have been fitting for how much Edina looked like a Barbie in her mermaid-style wedding dress.

We had such a great time with them all day and felt so welcomed by their families.

Congratulations, Eric & Edina!

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Rob & Rachael | Lethbridge Wedding Photography

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Rob & Rachael, Lethbridge wedding photos

Despite the blowing snow outside, Rachael and Rob had an absolutely beautiful wedding this November at the gorgeously decorated Italian Canadian Club. Everyone stayed warm inside and Rachael’s beautiful choice of decorations gave us all the backdrops we needed!

Rachael, Rob, and their two boys Stone and Odin make such a great family, and I loved how they made the boys such an important part of the day. Only Stone and flower girl Oshyn made up the bridal party, so all attention got to be on them. It was great to work with such a warm, close couple and we had so much fun (especially when they found the antlers at the hotel!).

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Waterton Winter Wedding [Tawnia & Chance]

Monday, March 12th, 2012

Waterton winter wedding photos

Tawnia and Chance contacted me a few days before their last minute Waterton winter wedding, and I jumped at the opportunity. I love surprises like that! Plus I was already biased to like her since her name is so close to mine :)

They had their ceremony at the Waterton Lakes Resort, and with it being off season in the town, we had full run of the venue and the entire town site.

However, the weather in Waterton was a little less than desirable. After a beautiful sunny drive in, I was shocked to arrive to a blizzard, with blowing snow and white out conditions! Very few of the mountains were even visible from within the town, which says a lot when the town is at the base of the mountains.

After we did the family photos indoors, we braved the snow for the outdoor photos they really wanted in spite of the weather. These were tricky because when the wind blew, I couldn’t even see them! Tawnia was super brave going outside with bare arms, and she barely showed her discomfort (I think Chance looked more cold than she did, hehe!). It was worth all the pain!

All of their closest friends and family were in attendance at their beautiful, intimate wedding and despite the weather outside, it was a perfect day :) (more…)

Greg & Tarah’s Beautiful Lake Louise Wedding

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Without further ado…

Last month, Greg and Tarah had a fairy tale wedding in the mountains at Lake Louise. They spent their entire weekend at the Fairmont Chateau, which was an absolutely beautiful, romantic, and perfect venue to get married.

I brought Jan along for the weekend, and on our drive up I was quite worried about the weather… the temperature that morning hit -50C (with wind chill)!!! It had warmed up a bit (-20C) by the time we arrived in Lake Louise in the afternoon, but as we scouted out our locations for the next day, our hands kept freezing up every ten minutes. We were SO lucky the next day because it warmed up so much! I would have been so heartbroken if we couldn’t spend much time out in the snow for photos.

Tarah and Greg perfected every detail of their wedding (and even took part in the reception decor and designing the cake!). Everywhere we went, little girls stared in awe, commenting to their moms that they just saw a snow princess. We had tourists following us all day, snapping photos of the couple. Obviously they were more beautiful than the scenery :) They oozed with love, they were gorgeous, and we had more backgrounds than we knew what to do with.

Everything was perfect all day, and I’ve never had so much trouble narrowing down photos as I have this time. I have to warn you now, this post is more photo heavy than any I’ve done before, so you might not want to look at it from your iPhone ;) (more…)

Deb & Zack

Saturday, November 21st, 2009

Though I hadn’t known Deb and Zack for very long (their photographer fell ill, and I met them only the day before their wedding!), I took them immediately and loved working with them. Like most couples, they warned me that they are not good at having their photo taken, and as usual I didn’t believe (and was right!). Deb has such a radiating smile and it was so easy to make her face just light up, and Zack picked up my posing cues almost immediately and started posing himself like a model ;) So easy!

They had an intimate ceremony at the Sandman Hotel, and came back down the aisle to “Sandstorm” (I contained myself and took photos instead of dancing).

Afterwards we used Lethbridge Centre for photos and came across another bridal party having their portraits done there. Our girls joked they should have a West Side Story gang battle – the purples versus the black/reds – but sadly no one broke out in dance… :)

Deb and Zack, thank you for having me at your wedding!

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Dawn & Gregg’s Wedding

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

I’ve known Dawn and Gregg for several years now, so it was such an honor to be asked to photograph their wedding. Gregg had wanted a big traditional wedding while Dawn had wanted to elope, so they compromised with a quaint winter wedding instead! I had a great day with them and couldn’t have asked for a better shoot :)

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