November 20, 2014
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When Mike and I were little we did pretty much everything together, from trick-or-treating at North Hill Mall in our homemade costumes to tobogganing down the hill followed by hot chocolate. Needless to say it was a pretty big honour when him and his then fiancé Kati asked me to shoot their wedding at Kicking Horse. Exactly one year prior I shot Chelsea & Sean’s wedding at the exact same location, so it only makes sense that they’re two of my favourite weddings. It was an amazing weekend, which started off with a pre-wedding BBQ the night before.  The next morning wedding festivities started at Personal Touch Salon where the girls got their hair and make-up done. The ceremony had the most beautiful light, and right as they had their first kiss a fog rolled over! Mike & Kati actually designed her dress on a napkin in Vietnam, and mountain biked down the mountain while it snowed after their ceremony. It was such a happy day, which made my job that much more enjoyable. Congratulations Kati & Mike!

The morning of the Wedding started at Personal Touch Salon in downtown Golden!

Personal Touch Salon Golden

Personal Touch Salon Golden

Personal Touch Salon Golden

Personal Touch Salon Golden

kicking horse wedding photography

Kicking Horse Wedding Photography

Kicking Horse Wedding Photography

Kicking Horse Wedding Photography

Kicking Horse Wedding Photography

Kicking Horse Wedding Photography

Kicking Horse Wedding Photography

Kicking Horse Wedding Photography

Hair & Make-up: Personal Touch

Ceremony: Kicking Horse Mountain Resort 

Reception: White Tooth Grill

DJ: DJ Momentum

November 20, 2014
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Terrie and Brady’s wedding took place at the Lake Louise Ski Resort, and it did not disappoint. They even had my favourite officiant Robin White, so I knew it was going to be an awesome wedding. Despite some limo and traffic problems, the day went off without a hitch and was filled with love and laughter the way a wedding should be. I love the mountains, almost as much as I love weddings!

Lake Louise Inn Wedding

Lake Louise Wedding Photographer

Lake Louise Wedding Photographer

Lake Louise Wedding Photographer

Lake Louise Wedding Photographer

Officiant: Robin White

Makeup & Hair: Ashley Yoisten & Danielle Wesche

Cupcakes/Cake: Mandy Bullock

Dress: Sophia Tolli from Cotton Wood Bridal High River

Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal 

Tuxedos’s: Moores 

DJ: Hurricane Hollywood

November 14, 2014
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Anita & Wade are actually one of the first clients I’ve ever had. That’s one of the reasons I love doing what I do, I get to watch amazing families like theirs grow. It’s hard to believe the first time I photographed them, Anita was pregnant with Sydney!

Calgary Family Photography

I can’t wait for their next session, I have a feeling Nolan will be as big as Sydney!

xo.

-j

November 10, 2014
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Michelle and Chris’ big day was anything but ordinary. I knew it was going to be amazing when she told me they were having a surprise masquarade reception, and she couldn’t have picked out a more perfect dress. The talented Diana Arich from Aura Salon did the girls makeup, which was beautiful. Big thank you as always to my awesome second shooter Allison Seto. Their ceremony took place at the Knox United downtown, followed by the most fantastic dinner by Roma Catering at the Met centre downtown.

International Hotel Calgary Wedding

International Hotel Calgary Wedding

Aura Salon Calgary Wedding

Aura Salon Calgary Wedding

Knox United Calgary Wedding

Calgary Metropolitan Centre Wedding

Calgary Metropolitan Centre Wedding

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Calgary Metropolitan Centre Wedding

Make-up: Diana Arich at Aura Salon

Hair:

Hotel: International Hotel

Church: Knox United 

Reception: Metropolitan Centre

Catering: Roma Catering

Cake:

Flowers:

Dress:

Decor:

MC: Danny Sultanov

Musicians:

DJ:

xo.

-j

November 06, 2014
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Avelene & Ruther’s engagement session took place on a beautiful Fall day. Avelene recently started a wedding planning company Simply Divine Weddings, so I know their wedding is going to be equally as amazing. I can’t wait to see everything she comes up with, but in the meantime here is their engagement session for you to enjoy!

Calgary Engagement Photography

Calgary Engagement Photography

Calgary Engagement Photography

Don’t forget to leave these two some love!

xo.

-j

November 06, 2014
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Alanna and Matt’s beautiful wedding took place at the Sheppard Family Park in High River. As most of you know, High River was hit pretty hard in the flood in 2013 so we weren’t really sure what was going to happen with the venue or whether or not it would be ready. Fortunately it was ready just in time for Alanna and Matt’s High River wedding, and everything worked out beautifully! The lovely Trena Laine did the girls make-up, and I had my awesome second shooter Allison Seto with me for the day.

Sheraton Calgary Wedding

Sheraton Calgary Wedding

High River Wedding

High River Wedding

High River Wedding

High River Wedding

There were a few tears shed at the reception..

Okay.. maybe a LOT of tears ;) I don’t think there was a dry eye in the place!

 

xo.

-j

October 22, 2014
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Aysia and Andy’s downtown Calgary wedding was as lovely as it gets. They both got ready at their parents homes, which made for the perfect backdrops. Beats getting ready in a hotel room any day, and is way more personal. The ceremony took place at the Ranchmen’s Club downtown, not to be confused with Ranchman’s (just imagine the complete opposite of that, haha).  With my trusted sidekick Allison Seto by my side, and Nicole Richey doing hair and makeup I knew it was going to be perfect. Two wonderful people surrounded by their amazing families and friends, it doesn’t get much better than that.

Downtown Calgary Wedding

Downtown Calgary Wedding

Downtown Calgary Wedding

Calgary downtown wedding

Calgary Downtown Wedding

Calgary downtown wedding

calgary downtown wedding

Probably the best guest book comment I’ve ever read..

Congratulations you two, thank you for allowing us to spend your big day with you. Don’t forget to leave these two a comment ;)

xo.

-j

 

October 14, 2014
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As a wedding photographer it’s always a nice treat when you get to shoot somewhere new for the first time. I’d never been to an Al Azhar Shriners Centre wedding, and I loved their ceremony location. It’s so lovely on it’s own that it doesn’t even need any decorations. Charlene and Tom’s wedding day was so full of love, I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day. Did I mention her dress was handmade!?

Al Azhar Shriners Centre

Al Azhar Shriners Centre

Al Azhar Shriners Centre

Calgary Wedding Photographer

Calgary Wedding photography

Calgary Wedding Photography

Al Azhar Shriners Centre

Al Azhar Shriners Centre Calgary

Al Azhar Shriners Centre

Al Azhar Shriners Centre Wedding

Al Azhar Shriners Centre Wedding

Al Azhar Shriners Centre Wedding

Calgary Wedding Photography

Al Azhar Shriners Centre Wedding

Huge thank you to my awesome second shooter Allison Seto for killing it like always. Congratulations Charlene & Tom!

xo.

-j

September 14, 2014
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Quyen and Paul’s wedding day was action packed from start to finish, which made for a very exciting day for all of us. How many people can say they held a snake in their wedding dress? Yep, that happened! I’ve always wanted to shoot a Fairmont Hotel Mcdonald wedding, so I was pretty excited when I found out that their reception was taking place there.  It was even more beautiful than I expected, so I was pleasantly surprised. Since the wedding took place in Edmonton, I was fortunate enough to have my extremely talented friend Jill Coursen second shoot for me.

Fairmont Hotel Mcdonald Wedding

Fairmont Hotel Mcdonald Wedding

Fairmont Hotel Mcdonald Wedding

 

Fairmont Hotel Mcdonald Wedding

snake wedding photo

Quyen caught me off guard when she saw a man holding a snake in the park, and asked if she could hold it.. in her wedding dress, right before her ceremony. Pretty awesome if you ask me!

Fairmont Hotel Mcdonald Wedding

Fairmont Hotel Mcdonald Wedding

Fairmont Hotel Mcdonald Wedding

st. Joseph Basilica Edmonton

Fairmont Hotel Mcdonald wedding

Fairmont Hotel Mcdonald wedding

Love Jill’s shot on the left!

Fairmont Hotel Mcdonald wedding

Fairmont Hotel Mcdonald wedding

Fairmont Hotel Mcdonald wedding

Fairmont Hotel Mcdonald wedding

Fairmont Hotel Mcdonald wedding

Fairmont Hotel Mcdonald wedding

Fairmont Hotel Mcdonald wedding

Fairmont Hotel Mcdonald wedding

Fairmont Hotel Mcdonald wedding

Ready, Set, Booth was a HUGE hit with everyone!

What an amazing day, with some pretty amazing people. Congratulations again you two, and thank you for letting me be a part of your special day. Big thank you again to Jill for second shooting for me. It’s not every day I get to have another full time wedding photographer second shoot for me, and she nailed it.

Venue: Fairmont Hotel Mcdonald

Flowers: Wild Orchid 

Cake: Cake Couture

Rentals: Special Event Renals

Photobooth: Ready, Set, Booth

DJ: Revolution DJ 

Church: St. Joseph Basilica

xo.

-j

September 12, 2014
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Anyone who has ever spoken with me for more than a few minutes, probably knows I love dogs. So when Erin & Tim mentioned bringing Logan along, I was pretty excited. Dogs make everything that much better, if you ask me! The lovely folk at Dairy Lane Cafe were kind enough to let us hang out, and enjoy a cup of coffee before we ventured out for the rest of the engagement session. It doesn’t get much cuter than these three!

Dairy Lane Cafe Calgary

Dairy Lane Cafe Calgary

Dairy Lane Cafe Calgary

Dairy Lane Cafe Calgary

Dairy Lane Cafe Calgary

Edworthy Park Calgary

Edworthy Park Calgary

Edworthy Park Calgary

Edworthy Park Calgary

Edworthy Park Calgary

Edworthy Park Calgary

Edworthy Park Calgary

Edworthy Park Calgary

Edworthy Park Calgary

Edworthy Park Calgary

Logan photobombed this one.. good thing he’s cute!

Edworthy Park Calgary

Edworthy Park Calgary

xo.

-j