Any one who has ever met me, knows that I’m a bit of a crazy dog lady. This may or may not be a bit of an understatement.. haha. Whenever I meet couples who want to bring their dog to their engagement session, I know we’re going to be an awesome fit.
Ashton and Blake are ridiculously sweet.. and what better to go with a ridiculously sweet couple, than milkshakes! I was super excited when they picked Peters Drive-In for their engagement session, I couldn’t think of a better spot for a Calgary engagement session. Dogs and milkshakes are pretty much two of my favourite things ever. Add an adorable couple that’s in love, and I’m in heaven. Bella has so much personality (not to mention a red mohawk), she was pretty excited for milkshakes with her favourite people and even more excited to make new friends at the park. I’m insanely excited for their wedding next weekend, it’s going to be unique and awesome just like them!
When I showed up at Liz and Trevor’s house on her wedding day, I was greeted by her bridesmaid Nik. “The ceremony and reception locations have changed… and Liz doesn’t know yet’. Liz and Trevor planned the perfect outdoor ceremony, followed by a backyard reception at their best friend Sam’s house. The downpour of rain caused the tents to collapse the morning of their wedding, so the boys and their friends got together and relocated their entire reception to the Villa Firenze in Bridgeland. The morning was insanely emotional, I don’t think I’ve seen so many tears on a wedding day. Liz and Trevor decided to have their ceremony in the living room of their brand new home together, with 80 of their closest friends and family. Despite being a little spatially challenged, it was one of the most beautiful ceremonies I’ve ever experienced. The wonderful officiant Wilma asked everyone to refrain from taking photos, and to be fully present in the moment (and everyone did!!) and it was amazing to watch. All eyes on Liz & Trevor, sharing their love for one another on the most imperfectly perfect day. I think sometimes we all get this crazy idea into our heads about how a wedding should be, and how the day should go.. when a wedding is a celebration of marriage. And anyone who has been married, knows that it isn’t always perfect but it’s what the two of you make of it and how you deal with what comes your way. Just like a wedding. They could have let the rain and venue change ruin their day, but with the love and support of their friends and family Liz and Trevor made their wedding one of the most amazing day in their lives. Thank you for letting me be a part of your day, big thank you to my amazing second shooter Allison Seto for being awesome like always!
Officiant: Wilma Dodge
Make-up: Laura Grant
Bouquets & Boutonnieres: Anita at Wild About Flowers
Reception: Villa Firenze
Trevor’s suit: Hugo Boss
Catering: Absolutely Fabulous
Coffee: Phil & Sebastian
Musician: Phil Grace
Liz’s ring: Peter Kangas
Trevor’s ring: Breslauer & Warren
Cake: Liz & her mom
Jenga: Liz’s Dad
Hotel: International hotel
Flowers: Flower Artistry
Venue: Valley Ridge Golf Course
Second Shooter: Allison Seto
Make-up: Jessica’s Mobile Beauty Service
I loved everything about this family shoot. Sweet family, beautiful location and a little cutie in a jean jacket!
How cute are they?! (I didn’t even ask them to do that!)
I love thunderstorms. The sound of the rain on the roof, while I’m curled up watching a movie.. doesn’t get much better than that. Unless it’s a wedding day, and we want to do outdoor photos of course 😉 On Kathleen and Justin’s wedding day, we took a step outside for photos and it started to pour. We got into our cars, and drove about 10 minutes where the rain magically stopped. I love dark clouds, and soft light so I was doing a little happy dance inside (and maybe out..). I think Kathleen and Justin might be two of the kindest people I’ve met. Kathleen is such a beautiful person inside and out. Their wedding was full of love, and lots of laughter and I left with a giant smile plastered across my face.
Big thank you to my lovely second shooter Allison Seto, for being awesome like always.
Milani is the sweetest little girl. George is her proud puppy brother, and the two of them together make me so incredibly happy. I have some major room envy when it comes to Milani’s nursery, I think it might be better decorated than my own bedroom haha. Hair & Make-up by the very talented Diana Arich.
Both Milani & George were tuckered out!
I can wait to see this beautiful little girl grow up!
This blog post couldn’t come at a better time. Today same-sex marriage was legalized in all 50 states of the US. Though I’m proud to say it’s been legal here in Canada for a long time, this is amazing news for everyone. I’m a big advocate for love, so I’m thrilled.
Kaeli and Tasha are amazing. When they met it was instant, they make each other laugh and they compliment each other perfectly. We had quite the adventure during their engagement shoot, to say it was chilly is a bit of an understatement, haha.
I went to junior high school with Joe, and high school with Lexie. They met years later, and have been in love ever since. They’re ridiculously sweet together, and I was very honoured when they asked me to shoot their big day. Their wedding day was beautiful, and we had a dream team of wedding vendors. I got to work along side some of my favourite videographers Parfait Productions, and had Monica of Red Bloom Photography second shoot with me (those awesome photos of the boys getting ready are from her!). Their Sheraton Eau Claire Wedding was beautiful, everything from Lexie’s amazing sorbet coloured Lazaro dress to her stunning flowers from Flowers By Janie. It was an emotional day, full of family and love. Congratulations Lexie & Joe!
Flowers: Flowers By Janie
Videography: Parfait Productions
Church: Cathedral Church Of The Redeemer
Venue: Sheraton Eau Claire
Make-up: Rouge Makeup
Flower Wall: Prairie Love
Cake: Brooke Pierson
Band: Shannon Smith
I fell in like with Celia the moment I first met her. She’s one of the sweetest people I have ever met. Her and Matt are one of the loveliest couples, so caring and sweet. We went to one of their favourite spots, Edworthy Park for their engagement session. I’m looking extremely forward to their wedding this summer, I have the best job! Hair and makeup by Artistry By Bobi.
Seriously, how beautiful is Celia? She reminds me of a young Christina Aguilera.
How cute are these two?! Trevor proposed in Italy.. doesn’t get much more romantic than that. Her ring was designed by the same jeweler who had designed her Aunt and Uncles rings. They compliment each other perfectly, I had so much fun with them. I cannot wait for their big day this summer, their wedding is going to be even more amazing.
What better place than a Banff engagement photography session. I love the mountains almost as much as I love these two. Make sure you leave them lots of love!