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Maggie & Dave – Red Deer Ski Hill Wedding in the fall

I first met Maggie at a wedding I shot some years ago, and when she reached out to me to shoot her wedding this fall in Red Deer I was pumped. She’s such a wonderful person, I knew she would be a lot of fun to have in front of the lens again, and hoped the best when I met her fiancee Dave. He is cut from the same cloth, and the two of them make an awesome duo. We had a lot of fun during our engagement session earlier this spring – and it was no different at their wedding this fall in Red Deer. I’d only once shot in Red Deer before, and was excited to get back up to do some more exploring during my scouting trip. I scoped the venues (a last minute change was a blessing in disguise for the ceremony), and knew these two were so easy going they’d be up for anything I could throw at them – including hiking through the woods to reach an abandoned cabin that caught my eye. The fall colours were everywhere and the warm day made for perfect shooting conditions. Maggie and Dave rocked it – and threw an incredible party for their amazing families and great friends – a big highlight to my summer of shooting!!_D3X6695 _D3X6710 DSC_8129 DSC_8192 DSC_8145 _D3X6748 DSC_8269 DSC_8460 DSC_8347 DSC_8496 DSC_8575 DSC_8601 DSC_8655 DSC_8685 DSC_8678 DSC_8766 _D3X6820 DSC_8740 DSC_8702 _D3X6873 DSC_9178 DSC_9331 _D3X6940 _D3X6971 DSC_9534 DSC_9394 DSC_9542 _D3X7105 DSC_0034 DSC_0045 DSC_0154 DSC_0219 DSC_0235 DSC_0290 DSC_0324 DSC_9731 DSC_9782 DSC_9819 DSC_9924 DSC_9975 DSC_9993 DSC_0372 _ND86290 _ND86310 _ND86434 _ND86411

Lindsay & Mike – Esession on the newly opened St. Patricks Island



Just a few teasers from a wicked fun shoot I had with Lindsay & Mike before the leaves fell in Calgary – their wedding is gonna be FUN!!!!!DSC_2186 _D3X9286 DSC_1529 DSC_1595 DSC_1660 DSC_1674 DSC_1687 DSC_1730 DSC_1794 DSC_1855 DSC_1962 DSC_2004 DSC_2058 DSC_2130 DSC_2141

Sara & Brendon – Beautiful Wedding in Okotoks, Alberta


Sara & Brendon’s wedding this summer was so special – with an incredible amount of personal touches at every turn. I knew that it would be a fun shoot, and these guys delivered a day I won’t soon forget. Heading out to Okotoks, just south of Calgary, I was facing a pretty chilly day with rain in the forecast. But, but some lucky break the rain held off long enough for us to tour around without the umbrellas in tow. Their wedding ceremony and reception was held at the Crystal Ridge golf course – which includes a full 18-hole mini golf course that we got to take advantage of. I think that’s a first for a wedding day shoot for me! We hopped in the limo for a tour around this small community and had a great time – I couldn’t believe how fast the time was used up before we were heading back for the reception. Thank you Sara & Brendon for letting me hang out with you on your wedding day!!
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Carey & Nick – The Wedding on a Boat

This summer I was asked by Carey & Nick to shoot their amazing wedding out in Banff, on a boat no less. The morning drive out was a mixed bag of clouds and rain, and the weather forecast for the rest of the day was not looking great. While she was getting her hair and makeup done at one of my favourite little hotels in Banff, The Juniper, the hail was coming down outside. But by some wedding-day-miracle, the clouds parted as we left the hotel for Lake Minnewanka and gave us a gorgeous blue sky backdrop for the cruise/wedding. It was officiated by one of the very best, Nomi Whalen, and was a ceremony I won’t soon forget. Following the cruise, champagne toasts, and family photos on the dock, we headed off for a few pictures before returning to the hotel for the reception. Such a fun day – I couldn’t be happier for Carey & Nick as they open the next chapter in their lives together!!
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Jane & Colin – Hot Wedding on a Hot Summer Day in Calgary

When I first met up with Jane & Colin last year I had no idea of just how much fun they would be both during their engagement shoot and especially on their wedding day. To say it was a fun shoot would be a huge understatement – such a fantastic day surrounded by amazing people and attention to detail at every turn. It was one of the hottest days of the summer, which left us hunting for any piece of shade we could find. They never complained a bit, and went along with everything / location I had scouted for the shoot. The ceremony and reception were held at the Crossroads Market, and walking into the dual-purpose tent was like walking into a whole other world thanks to the hard work of Sterling Weddings and Events YYC. They had carried the farmers market throughout the venue which made for a perfect backdrop for the day. Lots of love, emotion, comic relief (their puppy Jax handled that quite nicely during the ceremony), and laughter (see examples below for reference). I really feel lucky to have been asked to shoot their wedding, and capture such a special moment in their lives!DSC_1929 DSC_2009 DSC_1925 DSC_1903 DSC_2071 DSC_2092 DSC_2132 DSC_2181 _ND88426 _ND88416 _ND88438 DSC_2059 DSC_1728 DSC_2208 DSC_2367 DSC_2370 DSC_2462 DSC_2388 _ND88594 _ND88563 _ND88597 DSC_2842 DSC_2911 DSC_2778 DSC_2771 DSC_2693 DSC_2621 DSC_2601 DSC_3228 DSC_3129 DSC_3289 DSC_3435 DSC_3399 DSC_3406 DSC_3410 DSC_3339 _ND88626 DSC_3602 DSC_3680 DSC_3827 DSC_3996 DSC_3937 _ND88639 DSC_4967 DSC_4295 _ND88674 DSC_4377 _ND88691 DSC_4015 DSC_4058 DSC_4720 _ND88908 _ND88754 _ND88700 _ND88732 DSC_4841 DSC_4754 DSC_4726 DSC_5166 _ND89001 _ND88990 _ND88980 _ND88963 _ND88953 _ND89084 DSC_5673 DSC_5679 _ND88970

Julie & Blaine – Wedding in the badlands of Drumheller, Alberta

Two days after getting home from Spain, I was out in Drumheller on a beautiful July day to capture Julie and Blaine as they tied the knot. I had been out to scout the area a month before on an equally sunny day, and had been super excited about returning to the Badlands. It’s one of the most unique areas in the province, and only a short drive from Calgary. Meeting up with the girls in the morning at the hotel was a lot of fun and you could tell how happy Julie was during the hair, makeup, and especially putting on her wedding dress. From there I joined the guys for a little bit before going on to the ceremony venue on the banks of the Red Deer river in town. Following the ceremony we headed off to Horsethief Canyon and a brilliant field of canola just off the highway. It had poured rain the day before their wedding, so it was a little muddy but nobody seemed to mind too much. We passed a go-kart track and when I hinted that I wanted to get them in the carts for a few shots they couldn’t say YES fast enough! And even though they were asked to keep the speed down, this is a competitive bunch and they opened up the throttle completely! From there one more stop before heading back to the reception party that went well into the night. Such a fun day with two fantastic people and the great friends and family that surround them!!
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Joanna & Amir – Lakeside summer wedding in Calgary

The alarm clock rang way too early that morning, but as soon as I saw Joanna and Amir the early wake up was long forgotten. The bridesmaids had planned a whole series of games for the guys from waxing their not-so-smooth legs, to eating durian, passing the tiniest piece of paper from freshly lipsticked lips, to bribing them just to get at Jonna. All fun! From there we went to her relatives beautiful home on McKenzie Lake where their ceremony was held on the shore. A gorgeous and very personal setting for their nuptials to say the least. We headed out with the bridal party after the family shots and then eventually I had the two of them all to myself for an hour before the reception. The typical Calgary summer weather was nipping at our heels and the skies opened up just as we were piling back into the car from the last location – great timing!! These two have so much fun with each other – smiling and laughing non-stop (literally!). It was such a treat to photograph them on their amazing wedding day!_ND86966 DSC_8606 DSC_8633 _ND86856 _ND87113 DSC_8859 DSC_8893 _ND87177 DSC_9064 DSC_9091 DSC_8925 DSC_9211 DSC_9289 _ND87241 DSC_8657 _ND87300 _ND87360 _ND87392 DSC_0027 DSC_0123 DSC_0152 DSC_0154 DSC_0250 DSC_0284 DSC_9511 DSC_9865 DSC_9917 DSC_9968 DSC_0457 DSC_0507


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