May 2, 2015 · Engagements

♥ 25th Anniversary Portrait - Carl + Paula ♥
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his spring has been absolutely stunning in Banff. The ice has thawed early and the lakes and river are open. The sound of birds can be heard on mountain walks and the skies have been gorgeous.

Carl & Paula celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary by renewing their vows in front of the glacier at Lake Louise. It was a moving day that I'll never forget. We met up with them a few days later in Banff to take a few photos to remember their Canadian trip by before they travelled to the states and then back home to Australia. I was beyond thrilled that they were given a perfect evening for our drive around the mountains. It felt wonderful to drive around and take in the views while listening to stories about Carl and Paula's kids and the adventurous life they have spent together.
The moon was playing hide and seek with the clouds.
These handsome fellas greeted us.









April 27, 2015 · Couples in Love

♥ Lake Louise Vow Renewal - Carl & Paula ♥
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arl contacted me months ago to tell me that to celebrate his 25th wedding anniversary he was planning to surprise his wife with a vow renewal. He told me he wanted everything to be perfect for Paula. They flew from Australia to the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

25 years ago Carl and Paula eloped. They hadn't hired a photographer so they don't have photographs from their wedding day. This time Carl planned everything from contacting me to take photographs, picking a bouquet, choosing the officiant and the location. Their daughters went dress shopping with Paula knowing about the surprise, all the while Paula thinking she was buying a dress for an anniversary dinner out. They picked the perfect dress. They renewed their vows on the edge of the frozen Lake Louise with Victoria glacier as their backdrop and Kevin and I as their witnesses.

Carl and Paula raised 5 beautiful kids together and the first thing that becomes obvious upon meeting them is how proud they are of their kids and their love for each other. Carl and Paula are passionate about travel and have photographs from all over the world of their travels together...Canada was a dream trip for them and the perfect place to renew their vows.









April 25, 2015 · Personal

♥ EMAIL TROUBLE! ♥
Hello All!

It appears that my emails are not reaching some of you. For couples with hotmail and gmail accounts my emails are being bounced back or not reaching you at all. I always respond to every inquiry that I get even if I am already booked within 72 hours but usually MUCH sooner than that.

If you inquired with me and did not get an email back please call me at 403-762-5389.










April 25, 2015 · Weddings

♥ Emerald Lake Wedding - Carissa + Thomas ♥
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he word that comes to mind when I think about Thomas and Carissa's wedding day is gratitude. They are a couple who are filled with so much gratitude for having found each other. They are madly in love and laugh easily and often with each other. It was so joyful to be around.

I was in love with Carissa's style. It looked amazing against the snow at Emerald Lake Lodge. I was excited that they chose to have their photographs taken before their ceremony so we could take advantage of the natural light.
Their pops of colour looked stunning in the snow!
I love when couples include things that have personal meaning for them. Thomas brought along this Hudson Bay blanket that once belonged to his mother. It was the perfect thing to cozy up in and a beautiful way to remember her on their wedding day.
This was my favourite detail from Thomas and Carissa's wedding day. When guests arrived a friend handed out his and hers cozy scarves for them to wear during the outdoor ceremony. It was such a thoughtful and sweet way to welcome everyone.
One of my favourite moments was after their first kiss when Carissa realized she had covered Thomas in her bright red lipstick. Such a great moment!









April 24, 2015 · Weddings

♥ Emerald Lake Wedding - Danielle + David ♥
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avid proposed to Danielle on the trail that leads to the Lake Agnes teahouse overlooking a beautiful view of Lake Louise. They knew then that they wanted to return to the mountains to share their experience with their loved ones. They planned an amazing destination mountain wedding with friends and family joining them for dog sledding before their outdoor winter ceremony at Emerald Lake Lodge.

I absolutely loved their style. Everyone was so kind and welcoming to Kevin and I. It was a beautiful day to get to witness.
Danielle came prepared with her something blue being these great thermal long johns to keep her warm under her dress and her bright red boots.
I absolutely loved the groomsmen style!! I have never seen it before and I think it's perfect for a cozy winter mountain wedding.
We started their day off with a bride reveal and this photo is one of my favourites from their day.
I love love love the wedding party style!
I really loved that David and Danielle walked each other down the aisle. It was so romantic.
I adored their llama cake toppers that Danielle customized with a veil and top hat.









 
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