Wow were these two a lot of fun to hang out with! Going through the shots from our engagement session the other day I couldn’t believe how many of them were shots of two people laughing constantly. Needless to say I can’t wait for their wedding day!
Spring in the mountains is a wonderful time for a wedding – with patches of snow still dusting the peaks, warm afternoon sun, and classic punchy blue skies. Of course it’s not always a beautiful day, but when Emma & Evan tied the knot last month it was truly spectacular. The energy was high when I arrived to capture the getting ready at the amazing Solara Resort and carried right through as they made their way to the very quaint and timeless St. Michaels Church just off the main street in town. It was standing room only as their friends and family came out to support this super fun couple on their wedding day. Following the ceremony, we headed off to a couple spots I had picked out in town, and made it back to the Cornerstone Theatre in time for some cocktails and dinner. I had never shot at this place before, but it’s going to be one I will be sure to recommend – really nice character space with the right mix of ambience and feel to go along with the tasty food. The speeches had just about everybody alternating between laughter and tears. I’m excited for what the future holds for these two!!
Two years ago my wife and I visited this incredible country, fell in love with the people we met, and were devastated to hear of their recent terrible loss and suffering. I wanted to do something, and have decided to make my private collection of images available for purchase with 100% of the proceeds going to the Nepal Earthquake Relief. All funds donated prior to May 25th 2015 will be matched by the Canadian Government. Please contact me email@example.com or 403.605.0503 if you have any questions, would like to inquire about custom sizes, or other printing/mounting options.
Sunrise on Gokyo Lake, Nepal Looking back towards Sapana Village on the edge of Chitwan National Park, Nepal
Colourful Buddhist Mani Prayer Stone (mantra of Avalokiteshvar) along Everest Base Camp Trail, Nepal
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It’s a treat to asked to shoot a wedding, and especially so when you know the person asking is also a professional photographer. This past month I was asked to fly out to Vancouver to capture a wedding for Belle & Shaun on Valentines Day. I love being back on the coast, having called both Victoria and Vancouver home for the better part of 6 years, and to be there to shoot for such a fun couple made it even more special. I really wanted to reflect their energy in the images I captured as well as the locations picked to shoot – the combination of which is found below. I couldn’t believe how quickly the day went by, and how natural they were in front of the lens. Being there to witness their beautiful wedding, strong religious foundation, and love for each other was something I will cherish!
Kids are amazing – the energy is infectious and I simply love how everything in their world is a game. I had to turn off the adult part of my brain, and just let the kid in me make the decisions the other day during a family portrait session. These two little boys were a blast to shoot and definitely kept us adults on the move! I had so much fun hanging out with the family, it was a treat getting to see them again after getting to meet them during a wedding I shot for Kerra & Mark out in BC this summer.
Ismaili weddings are always full of bright colours, amazing food, warm friendly people, and religious traditions that date back thousands of years. It’s creatively inspiring, and eye opening to say the least. When Salma and Aleem first got in touch with me and asked me to capture their Ismaili wedding this summer, I knew it would be a lot of fun. We met up earlier in the summer for their engagement session where I got a better feel for how they interacted with each other, their awesome sense of humour and playful nature. On their wedding day I found a couple spots I had always wanted to visit and shoot, and these two were more than game for anything I threw their way. The wedding ceremony took place next to the Bridgeland Community with the city skyline as the backdrop on a gorgeous sunny September day. Following the ceremony (Nikkah), we headed off to one more spot that had only been opened to the public earlier that week – lucky timing! Then on to the reception for food, music, dancing and the Sapatia. As I was editing their wedding day images I was reminded of how caring they are for each other, and the consideration they put into each element of their wedding week. I got to meet their extended families during the Puro & Pithi ceremonies the week of their wedding, and could see where their fun personalities came from. Of course it was no different with the group of friends that joined them in the wedding party – with a number of them flying in from Europe and Australia to be there. Such a treat to witness two amazing people come together in marriage and start the next chapter of their lives!
Emerald Lake Lodge is truly a spectacular place, to visit, to hike, and especially for a wedding. Just a few minutes off the Trans Canada Highway west of Lake Louise, and you’re in a completely different world. The colour of the water really is exactly what it looks like in the pictures, if not even greener and the jagged peaks that surround the lodge frame this jewel perfectly. It was in this setting that I got to capture a few images with Amy and Steve this summer. The sun/rain/clouds were playing tug-o-war all day, but somehow managed to be nice exactly when we needed them to – during the photos and the ceremony. After a quick plunge (polar bear swim?) Steve and the guys ducked into one of the cabins while the girls were next door with Amy. From their reveal we headed out towards Field for a few shots in the glacial valley, then worked our way back to meet up with the bridal party. Enter rain. No problem – on to the decks to take advantage of the beautiful natural light. From there we made our way to the ceremony. Have to say the flower girl (Amy’s niece) running up to hug Steve mid-ceremony was priceless. After the ceremony, family photos, and champagne we moved into the lodge for the party. What a blast of a weekend – thank you Amy & Steve!!