Rachel & Riley had an absolutely stunning wedding at the Fairmont Hot Springs Resort in BC. The venue was such an incredible place for a wedding – the views, accommodations, food and service were all exceptional.
There are so many memorable things about this wedding for me. Overall, I just remember their day was relaxed and fun, beautiful and sentimental. A highlight was when Rachel’s Dad and Stepdad both walked her down the aisle. I also loved how much fun their wedding party was, we had a blast during the portrait session and throughout the day. Also Rachel’s maid of honour made the delicious wedding cake and transported it from Calgary to the venue, how amazing is that?! Rachel & Riley just really made sure their guests were having a great time and were well taken care of which I’m sure stood out to everyone who attended.
Congratulations to the happy couple! It was my honour to document such an important day in your lives. Wishing you a healthy and happy marriage.
Ceremony & Reception Venue – Fairmont Hot Springs Resort
Officiant – Julie Dodds
Florals – Amborella Floral
Hair & Makeup – Madd Pretty
Jewellery – Joanna Bisley Designs
Bride’s Dress – The Bridal Boutique
Groom’s Attire – Entitled
Bridal Party Attire – David’s Bridal
Music – Ray’s Music
Tina & Trevor were married at the stunning Calgary venue, The Lake House. It was a perfect summer day for them and everything about their wedding was beautiful, emotional and filled with so much love and laughter.
Their day began with a perfect first look at their home followed by a lovely tea ceremony and then photos at Fish Creek Park and Lake Bonavista with the wedding party. Their wedding ceremony was so heartfelt and genuine, you could feel how supported and loved this couple was and just how grateful they were to have found each other. After the ceremony their guests enjoyed some visiting and cocktails and then the gorgeous reception took place which included many laughs, dances, games and fun.
One of my favourite memories of the day was the best man speech. I always look forward to the speeches at weddings as I love hearing how people met, the funny stories and inside jokes they share and just watching the couple and guests relax and enjoy hearing what their friends and family want to say to them. This best man speech was by far the funniest one I’ve ever heard to date. People were cry laughing, it was epic!
Congratulations Tina & Trevor! I was honoured to capture your amazing wedding, thank you for having me. All the best to you!
Ceremony & Reception Venue – The Lake House
Officiant – Jerry Stilson
Videographer – Ryan Armstrong from RD3 Productions
Nikki & Adam’s beautiful summer wedding was so relaxed, fun and genuine to them in every way. Ambrose University in Calgary is where they fell in love and spent a majority of their time together so it made perfect sense to have their wedding on the university campus.
Just before their ceremony, Nikki & Adam met in the university chapel and shared a powerful 15 minutes together in prayer, surrounded by their wedding party who shared blessings and prayers for the couple’s marriage. It was by far one of the most moving things I’ve ever witnessed.
Their ceremony was held outdoors on the lawn in the centre of the campus. Adam surprised everyone by walking down the aisle in a Star Wars mask which resulted in many laughs. I love when couples add things they love into their wedding day, it makes for some fun and authentic images!
For portraits, we headed to King’s Fold Retreat & Renewal Centre about 35 km northwest of Cochrane. This location had great meaning to the couple so it was cool to include it in their story. The view was incredible from the retreat property and the weather was absolutely perfect for us.
Nikki & Adam, thank you so much for including me in your amazing day. I had the best time with your family and friends and am thankful for all the laughs we had. Congratulations again and all the best!
Venue – Ambrose University
Officiant – Paul Verhoef
Bride’s Dress – The Bridal Boutique
Bridesmaids Skirts – Mod Cloth
Catering – Aramark Catering
Rings – Arthur’s Gem Set Studio
Maria & Matt’s wedding day started with rain …. sooooo much rain. But just as their ceremony ended, the sun came out and the rain stayed away until later that night so everything ended up working out perfectly on the weather front!
I met up with Maria at the stunning Marriott South hotel where I spent some time with her sisters, niece, Mom and best friend while they prepared for the wedding day. From there we headed to St. Albert The Great Parish where Maria & Matt were married in a beautiful ceremony, surrounded by their family and friends. Afterwards, we went to Fish Creek Park for wedding portraits and then over to the amazing Sirocco Golf Course where the reception was taking place.
The reception was beautifully put together with so many personalized details included. Maria is an Olympic athlete and trains in the steeplechase event so her Dad made mini steeplechase centrepieces for each table. They also included several race bibs from previous races they’d run as the table numbers around the room. For their favours, they worked with Mealshare to provide a free meal to someone in need on behalf of each guest – amazing.
Congratulations to the happy couple! Check out some images from their gorgeous wedding day below.
Venue – Sirocco Golf Course
Groom’s Attire – Tip Top Tailors
Florals – Sweet Pea Floral Design
Bride’s Dress – The Bridal Boutique
Bride’s Hair & Makeup – The Pretty Haus
Bridal Party Attire – The Bridal Centre
Cake – Cake Bake Shoppe
Music – Hype Entertainment
Favours – Mealshare
Accommodations – Marriott South
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.
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.
Ceremony & Reception Venue – Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Officiant – Abby Charchun
Groom’s Attire – Henry Singer
Bride’s Hair – Mslay Studio
Bride’s Makeup – Obsidian 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!
Ceremony & Reception Venue – Bonnie Doon Community Hall
Pub – Hudson’s
Food Truck – North Fork
Music – Happy 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!