heila and Erik eloped at Emerald Lake Lodge
with just the two of them. They were given a romantic snowy day that looked stunning. As Kevin and I drove into Emerald Lake we were lucky to spot a mama moose and her baby eating side by side with snow falling around them. It was a beautiful sight and set us up for what we knew would be a magical wedding.
I was thrilled that Sheila and Erik chose to get married outside. It was so quiet with soft snow falling around them and no one but us to witness their private ceremony. I loved all of the laughter that Sheila and Erik shared that morning, it was a joyful day to get to witness.
Sheila and Erik got ready together the morning of their wedding and asked us to meet them in the lobby of the lodge. I was so excited when I saw them walking towards us, they looked stunning!
I loved that Sheila and Erik walked down the aisle together to get married. It was so romantic.
I was in love with their red details that popped against the snow and photographed beautifully.
Not only was Sheila's cape gorgeous it was also fleece lined and she wore mittens with hand warmers in them for their outdoor ceremony. Both Sheila and Erik wore long johns and winter boots to help keep them warm.
Isn't their ceremony setting absolutely gorgeous !?! It was so quiet and private. They were married in the morning which allowed us to take advantage of the best light for photographs. I was thrilled because when we stopped photographing the snow had stopped and I thought the snow made their wedding and their photographs even more magical and unique.
Sheila was absolutely gorgeous and had even done her own hair and make-up!
Love those red nails!
Emerald Lake was a winter wonderland.
We went inside so the newlyweds could sign their marriage certificate in warmer temperatures. Kevin and I were given the incredible honour of signing as their witnesses. I was so moved by that. There is something so powerful about working alongside my husband and getting to witness a couple start their marriage. It is reaffirming and inspiring. My heart was filled was immense gratitude.
Erik's proposal involved scrabble tiles so I brought out my scrabble set for a ring shot.
Long johns, warm socks and winter boots for this clever winter bride and groom.
Look at all that snow!
It was a peaceful magical day with soft snowflakes falling all around us. Because Sheila and Erik eloped with just the two of them it meant that I got to dedicate all of my photography time to photographing them. I was thrilled because being able to have that time to capture just them meant that I got to photograph in locatiions I normally don't have time for and set up shots I don't normally have time to do. It was an inspiring day photographically for me.
Emerald Lake does winter well.
Thank you Sheila and Erik for allowing us to be a part of your beautiful day. We were so honoured to witness your marriage. It is a day we will always remember.