On a rainy day in June, I got the call that Amy was in active labour. When I arrived at South Health Campus, Amy was starting to feel her contractions quite strongly but this being her first baby, it’s always hard to know how fast or slow things will progress. I ended up being at the hospital for 7 hours before sweet Harrison was born but when he arrived, everything changed. No matter how many times I document a birth, I continue to be so amazed and in awe of how strong and incredible women are and what our bodies are capable of.

My biggest congrats to the White family! Thank you for allowing me to be there with you to capture Harrison’s arrival.

Erin xo

Here is Harrison’s birth story slideshow ::

I met Caitlin & Shaun a couple years ago when they came to Banff all the way from Nashville to celebrate their wedding anniversary. Fast forward another year and they called me again to do another anniversary session! I was so excited to see them and work with them again.

The first time around we went to Moraine Lake so this time we met up at Lake Minnewanka and Cascade Ponds which were both incredible scenic locations late in the day with that soft light. Enjoy some images from their time with me!

Maureen & Bret were married at the stunning Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant in Fish Creek Park. Their closest family and friends were there to celebrate with them and it was such a beautiful and intimate wedding. After the ceremony on the front lawn, we walked around the park for some bride and groom photos and funny story – ran into a police officer who handcuffed the couple to make them laugh.

Maureen & Bret, thank you so much for having me there to capture your amazing wedding day! Congratulations – wishing you the very best, now and always.

Erin xo

Vendor Credits

Ceremony & Reception VenueBow Valley Ranche Restaurant

OfficiantAbby Charchun

Groom’s AttireHenry Singer

Bride’s HairMslay Studio

Bride’s MakeupObsidian Artistry

This wedding was extra special to photograph as the groom is my cousin! The entire day was so much fun as I got to hang out behind the scenes and document such an important day to my family and visit with lots of people I hadn’t seen in a long time.

Laura & Ian put so much time and effort into this DIY wedding. Laura was organized and on top of everything from the very beginning and it showed. The best thing about their day was the feel of it all – everyone was relaxed and having a great time celebrating the couple. There were so many laughs all day long and the speeches at the end of the night were amazing and had everyone in tears.

Here are some of my favourite images from Laura & Ian’s Edmonton wedding, enjoy!

 

Vendor Credits

Ceremony & Reception VenueBonnie Doon Community Hall

Pub Hudson’s

Food Truck North Fork

MusicHappy Wife Happy Life

Tina & Trevor planned a city wedding so we switched it up for their engagement session by heading to the mountains. We met up at Lake Minnewanka about a month after my previous engagement session there and it looked so different. It was greener and the water was completely thawed. I love that about most locations, they look amazing no matter the season or time of year for a variety of reasons.

Check out some of my favourites from this session below!

So I’m a bit behind on my blogging but … better late than never, right?

This April engagement session was a stunner. The weather was amazing, the mountains looked incredible and Brittnee & Jeremy rocked it out in front of the camera.

Here are some of my favourite images from their time with me. Enjoy!

 

When I got the news that Sarah was in active labour, it sounded like things were moving quickly so I drove from south Calgary out to their Cochrane home, as fast as the speed limit would let me haha. When I arrived at the house, Sarah was hanging in there and just about to move to the tub for the rest of her labour and delivery. I ended up having the perfect amount of time before Cal was born but it was definitely a guessing game until I got there!

Sarah had amazing care from the midwives at Shifra Centre For Wellness and her doula, Kerri. There was so much support from them and of course from her husband, Rick and their two older kids, Mila and Leo. I’m always so blown away by the gentle and loving care that women receive at a home birth.

Congratulations to this incredible family on the birth of their son. Thank you for allowing me to be right there with you to document such an important day in your family’s life story.

Erin xo

Here is Cal’s birth story slideshow to music ::

Ashley & Paul’s beautiful March wedding at The Nash was an incredible way to kick off my 2018 wedding season! I actually met Ashley in 2013 when I photographed her sister Meghan’s wedding in Cranbrook and I’ve also photographed her sister Katie’s family a few times. It was fantastic to see the entire Donahue family again, I love that part of my job the most.

I spent the first part of the day with Ashley while she got ready in her beautiful home she recently bought with Paul. She gave her sisters the most thoughtful gift – a Tiffany’s necklace with the coordinates of the home they all grew up in engraved on the front.

Once Ashley & Paul saw each other for their first look, we went to a couple locations close by in Inglewood for formal photos. Shortly following was their beautiful ceremony at The Nash, which Ashley’s sister Katie officiated perfectly.

The reception space was decorated elegantly and the family style dinner was incredible. Many kind words were spoken about the couple as family members got up to speak throughout the night. We moved over to the Off Cut Bar for their first dance followed by some seriously awesome dance moves provided by their family and friends.

Congratulations Ashley & Paul, thank you for asking me to document such an important day in your lives. Wishing you health and happiness for years to come!

A huge thank you to my amazing second shooter, Maribeth, for shooting with me all day! xo

Vendor Credits

Ceremony & Reception VenueThe Nash

Hair & Makeup – Avenue Beauty

Bride’s Dress – Pearl & Dot Boutique 

Groom’s AttireTip Top Tailors

Officiant – Katie Robinson

Florals – Leslie Bannon

Stationary – Meghan Bannon

Wedding RingsCalgary Jewellery

MusicLocal DJ

Carrie is a wonderful friend of mine and I always love photographing her beautiful family. This particular session is one of my favourites I’ve shot for them as the smoky skies made for such unique light and the gorgeous colours of fall were just starting to show themselves.

Check out some images from their Baker Park session, below!

I always love photographing this awesome family! We decided to meet early in the morning for this session and it was perfect as the light was still low and super pretty.

Some images from their December session are below …