August 31, 2014 · Weddings

♥ Sarah & her Dad walking down the aisle ♥









August 28, 2014 · Weddings

♥ Banff Mountain Wedding - Jordana + Ashley ♥
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ordana and Ashley would spontaneously break out dancing when they stood together which made me smile every time. They braved a windswept dock that gave them sea legs, they wandered in a mountain meadow where the biggest grasshopper I have ever seen hitched a ride in Jordana's dress, they laughed as I asked them to stand on a Town of Banff smiley face waterplate as passers by wondered what we were up to, they stood atop a tree stump without losing balance and climbed a rather steep cliffside in the wind without backing down. Being up for anything and trusting that it would make a good photograph made my job so inspiring.

Jordana and Ashley held an intimate wedding ceremony along the river and then enjoyed dinner at The Keg with everyone before heading out for a pub crawl and dancing in Banff.
Jordana's boots were incredible and I loved that the laces fulfilled her something blue.
Ashley is from England so it was particularly fitting to see the British flag flying alongside the Canadian flag at their hotel.
Ashley waited on a dock for Jordana so that they could have a moment where they saw each other for the first time before heading out for photographs.
Jordana's Mum had the honour of walking her down the aisle.
An emotional hug shared between Ashley and his father. Seeing the two of them left everyone else in tears.









August 28, 2014 · Weddings

♥ Banff Wedding Photographer - Jordana + Ashley ♥
I am incredibly grateful to Jordana & Ashley who hiked onto this cliffside because I told them it would make a nice photograph. Not an easy feat in a wedding dress and suit. It was rather windy up there on that rock but the mountains had given Jordana & Ashley the most stunning wedding day and I had to attempt to capture a tiny bit of that beauty for them to remember their day. It was truly a stunning day! Thank you to my husband Kevin for driving them to the spot and walking them up so that I could stay behind and capture their portrait from afar.









August 27, 2014 · Weddings

♥ Iron Goat Wedding - Chris + Cindy ♥
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indy and Chris hand made all of their decor details. I can't imagine how many hours they spent on their "C+C Candy shop" it was perfection! Every candy was sourced in their wedding colours and every candy had the perfect jar or container to fit it just so. Each candy was given a handmade label and ribbon. What I loved was how they used Candy boxes with printed labels that Chris made for their placecards, very clever indeed. The DJ played Candy Shop by 50cent to open up the Candy bar after dinner. It was all very thought out and clever. The dancefloor was hopping and I loved that Cindy and Chris had a basket of flip flops and band-aids for guests in all sizes in their wedding colours.

Naturally I was very excited that Chris & Cindy brought their puppy Myst to their mountain wedding and I asked Kailee from Willow Flower Company to make Myst a dog flower collar for photographs which she looked so pretty in.

Callandra and Ashley from Postcard Weddings did an amazing job of coordinating the day and setting up all of the handmade details for Cindy and Chris so they could enjoy their day to the fullest.
We started the day off with a bride reveal. It was raining when we set Chris and his boys up but it cleared as soon as Cindy arrived with her girls.
Kailee from Willow Flower Company made flowers for all the members of the wedding party including Myst their puppy.
Callandra the owner of Postcard Weddings at the ceremony handing out bubbles to all of the guests.
The Iron Goat in Canmore set up for the reception.
The placecards doubled as Candy boxes for guests, so clever!
Chris printed and hand assembled every single menu including wrapping and fastening the ribbon.
An impressive Candy Shop created by Cindy & Chris where every single candy was found in their wedding colours and every candy had the perfect sized jar with hand printed labels.
Chris handmade this neon sign for their C+C Music Factory
A very thoughtful basket of flip flops and band-aids which I'm sure aided in their busy dancefloor.









August 24, 2014 · Published

♥ Calgary Bridal Guide Features ♥
I
am thrilled to see a few of my mountain weddings from last year be featured in the latest issue of Calgary Bridal Guide. You can find it on stands now. I found my copy at Chapters but I'm told you can also find it at Safeway and COOP.

Congratulations to the couples whose beautiful and unique mountain weddings are featured!!! Thank you for allowing me to share your photographs.
This mountain photo was taken on the morning of Emma & Cole's winter solstice wedding so it's fitting it would be on the Destination page.
Kate & Dave traveled all the way from the UK to celebrate at The Banff Springs. Naturally I was in love with Kate's hints of orange but it was their laughter that I remember most from their wedding day.
Emma & Cole moved me to tears with their heartfelt ceremony and then braved freezing temperatures with a sleigh ride for two with a horse named Bart. A beautiful romantic winter solstice wedding at The Banff Springs that sparkled.
Holly & Greg combined orange, navy and gold accents to create an elegant and classic wedding palette and then used an image of a tandem bike that was playful. I was in love with Holly's vintage style. The double rainbow that appeared after a dramatic thunder and lightening storm in the Mount Stephen Hallway was something I'll never forget.
Katie & Simon mountain wedding at Emerald Lake Lodge will forever stand out as a day full of pure and joyous excitement. There was dancing and singing and a personal details that made for a heartfelt wedding day.









 
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