Archive for 'Wedding'

November 25, 2014
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Brie comes from an amazing family. Her Mom recently won Wal-mart’s Mom of The Year, just to give you an idea. Her family adopted 4 kids from the Dominican Republic, and they are always helping others whether it’s helping a village (literally!), or raising money for charity. Brie takes after her Mom quite a bit. She is the most incredible step-mom a kid could ask for, with the biggest heart. Making beautiful handmade costumes, baking incredible cakes, building blanket forts, and teaching Lexi everything a little girl should know. After New Years Brie came to town to go dress shopping, and we hung out and discussed wedding plans. What was supposed to be one of the happiest times in her life took a halt that Monday, when her brother Damian was killed in a tragic car accident. I cannot fathom what their family went through knowing how close they were, but I can honestly say at Brie & Nathan’s wedding it felt like he was there with us. A heart cut out of one of his shirts (where his heart would be), and sewn inside her dress covering her heart to make sure he was close to her. I felt lucky to have been there, to witness the love, and two amazing families coming together. Everyone camped out that weekend, laughing, and sharing stories. And did I mention everyone was welcome to bring their pups, and we had brunch? It doesn’t get much better than that!

Alberta Farm Wedding Photography

Alberta Farm Wedding Photography

Alberta Farm Wedding Photography

Alberta Farm Wedding Photography

Alberta Farm Wedding Photography

Alberta Farm Wedding Photography

Doing a shot of Damian’s favourite drink!

 Brie’s friend Janet Botwright was her right hand woman in helping plan and put together this amazing day!

Dress: Leanne Marshall bought at Frocks

Shoes: Cold Feet By Jeffrey Campbell

Suit: Hugo Boss

Officiant: Christal Earle

Flowers: La Petite Jaune Fleur

Catering: Cilantro & Chive (yum!)

DJ: Juiced Audio

 

xo.

-j

 

 

 

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 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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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

July 07, 2014
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.. and of course Lexie too ;). I absolutely love the three of them together. I don’t think I could have picked a better person than Brie to complete this adorable family. She’s got such a big heart, it makes me very happy that she’s found the love she deserves in both Nathan and Lexie. I can’t wait for their big day in September, I know it’s going to be amazing.

Calgary engagement Photographer

Calgary engagement Photographer

Calgary engagement Photographer

xo.

-j

May 16, 2014
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You might remember these two wonderful people from the Style Me Pretty feature from last week. Rachèle & Beau’s Heritage Park Wedding was equally as beautiful. While the weather did not cooperate (snow in May? Really!?), it was one of the most beautiful love filled weddings I’ve been lucky enough to be a part of. I couldn’t have hand picked two better people together, and their families together made my heart very happy. Louise & Tracey from Perfect Day Ventures made sure everything went smoothly, and was perfect and it definitely was. Hair and makeup by Deborah Boccabella, and a big thank you to my awesome second shooter Allison Seto

Hotel Arts Wedding

Hotel Arts Bride

Hotel Arts Bride

Stephanie made these. And homemade pop tarts. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t impressed.

hotel arts bride

hotel arts bride

This makes me so happy. Thanks Allison!

Heritage Park Wedding

Heritage Park Wedding

Heritage Park Wedding

Heritage Park Wedding

Heritage Park Wedding

Heritage Park Wedding

Heritage Park Wedding

Heritage Park Wedding

Heritage Park Wedding

Heritage Park Wedding

Heritage Park Wedding

Heritage Park Wedding

Heritage Park Wedding

Heritage Park Wedding

Heritage Park Wedding

Railway Cafe Heritage Park Wedding

I don’t think there was a dry eye in the place.

Railway Cafe Heritage Park Wedding

Railway Cafe Heritage Park Wedding

How beautiful is this!? I loved every little detail in Rachèle’s vision.

Railway Cafe Heritage Park Wedding

tim tam slam wedding

If you haven’t had a Tim Tam Slam before, I highly recommend trying one. Beau’s Dad asked if I’d had mine yet, and I told him how I don’t drink coffee.. he told me to try it with hot chocolate, so that night I went home and tried it out and I ended up spending the next 24 hours telling everyone I saw how amazing it was haha.

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Congratulations you two, thank you for letting me be a part of such a beautiful day.

xo.

-j