Archive for 'Wedding'

December 04, 2013
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Adrianna & Rodale’s wedding took place on a beautiful fall day. It was perfect timing, since the leaves on the trees were still beautifully coloured which added the perfect pop of colour. They have the most beautiful little family, and I’m so happy I got to be a part of their big day. The ceremony took place at St. Mary’s Cathedral, and the reception was held at the Sheraton Cavalier. Big thank you to my talented second shooter Allison Seto for being awesome.

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calgary wedding

Make sure you leave them lots of love!

xo.

-j

November 29, 2013
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Ashley & Sammy’s wedding day was full of so much love, and family. Every little detail was beautifully thought out, and I had so much fun photographing and meeting everyone. Their wedding took place at the Carriage House Inn, here in Calgary. Big thank you to my second shooter Kendra Kier from Urban Foto for the boys getting ready shots.

Sadly enough, both Ashley’s Grandfather and Sammy’s Dad passed away shortly after the wedding. It was such an honour to meet both of them, I’m so glad they were both able to attend the wedding. The highlight of my night was when Ashley’s Grandpa took my hand and thanked me for doing such a fantastic job. It’s the little things like that, which make me love what I do so much.

 Make sure you leave these two lots of love.

xo.

-j

November 06, 2013
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 I knew Chelsea & Sean’s wedding was going to be a blast, when I first met the groomsmen at the dress rehearsal and they called me Jakequaline (if anyone has watched Substitute Teacher by Key and Peele they know the reference, haha). My dear friend Lisa Redfern drove all the way from Kelowna to second shoot for me, and I couldn’t ask for someone better to spend the weekend in Kicking Horse with. The girls got everything from their nails, to their hair and makeup done at Personal Touch in downtown Golden. Chelsea & Sean’s families were amazing, and treated me like family, infact I don’t think I’ve ever received so many hugs before on a wedding day. From the first time I met Chelsea & Sean I knew they were extremely loveable people, but it wasn’t until one of their groomsmen came up to me and offered to pay me to stay longer since the schedule was running over, that I realized how loved they really are. Fortunately for his wallet, I had already planned to stay a bit longer anyways haha. I apologize in advance for this ridiculously long post, I couldn’t help myself. Check it out, and leave these amazing people lots of love.

kicking horse wedding photography

kicking horse wedding photography

 

 

Check out the slideshow from the Photobooth! Thanks again Lisa for being such an awesome help.

xo.

-j

September 09, 2013
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I have a huge soft spot for intimate backyard weddings. When I shoot them, I know that everyone there is important to the bride and groom and that each of them were hand selected as someone they want to be part of this incredibly special day. Lauren and Jeff’s wedding was just that. It was one of the loveliest ceremonies I’ve had the pleasure of seeing in Calgary. Listening to the officiant speak, I thought to myself ‘this is so them’. Which is important in my opinion. A wedding should be a direct reflection of the couple, and the love they have for one another. I’m a pretty big sucker when it comes to love, and their wedding made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Big thank you to my second shooter Kendra from Urban Edge Foto for being awesome like always!

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Laurens grandmothers are pretty much the cutest.

Lauren is such a beauty. Don’t forget to leave the two lots of love!

xo.

-j

September 04, 2013
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Since Jenny & Chris’ destination wedding in the Maya Riviera was so jam packed, we decided to do a bridal session leading into a trash the dress the following day. We took advantage of the beautiful sunset, and were able to cool off in the water. Which was extremely refreshing, as it’s pretty hot in Mexico in August haha. It’s not everyday you get to put a Vera Wang dress in the ocean!

Make sure you leave them lots of love!

xo.

-j

August 27, 2013
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A few weeks ago I was fortunate enough to go to Mexico to shoot my friends Jenny & Chris’ destination wedding. There were over 60 of us, SIXTY!!! It was amazing, spending the week with some of my favourite people somewhere as beautiful as Mexico. Believe it or not, I did my best to narrow down the photos for this post but I struggled. I hope you enjoy, there will be a part 2 coming soon with photos from Jenny & Chris’ Bridal session & Trash The Dress!

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Jenny is one of the most beautiful people inside and out that I’ve met.

Jenny is pretty crafty, and actually made these as well as most of the decorations!

Instead of place cards they had coasters with everyones photos on them!

Thank you for having Darryl and I be a part of your big day, it was so great getting to know your friends and family. It was a week we won’t forget! Make sure you leave these two lots of love.

xo.

-j

August 23, 2013
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Brittany and Nick were married at Fish Creek park in the gazebo. It was a lovely intimate wedding, which I always love. Brittany had a beautiful lace gown, which she picked because she knew how much Nick loved lace. It’s little things like that, which make my heart happy. A big thank you to my second shooter Kendra from Urban Edge Foto, for doing a wonderful job like always.

 

xo.

-j

 

July 08, 2013
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Tofino is probably the most beautiful place I have ever seen. The perfect place to get married, which is precisely why Aiofe and Jeff picked it. Their wedding was so perfectly them, and focused on what matters the most on a wedding day, each other. Their wedding took place at the beautiful Long Beach Lodge Resort. Shooting another photographers wedding is probably one of the biggest honours a wedding photographer can have, so needless to say I was extremely flattered to photograph their big day. Did I mention Aiofe had the most amazing dress!?

tofino wedding photography

tofino wedding photography

tofino wedding photography

I don’t usually blog family photos (since there’s so many!), but this one was too good not to!

The white knots show support for gay marriage equality. Did I mention how much I love Aiofe & Jeff?!

tofino wedding photography

Probably the best idea for a cake topper I’ve seen.. maybe I’m a little biased though, since I’m also a photographer ;) haha!

The first name card I’ve felt the need to take home!

Thank you Aiofe & Jeff for letting Darryl & I be a part of your big day. It was definitely a weekend I will never forget. Big thank you to Dave McGrath who drove from Calgary to second shoot for me!

xo.

-j

June 10, 2013
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I met Trinity in the 8th grade. She was so kind, and had the friendliest smile. I remember the first time I had Mexican food was at her house, and man was it good. When she asked me to shoot her big day, I was honoured. It was such a lovely day, and revolved around their love for one another which is what a wedding day should be all about. They had a small ceremony in their home, and plan to have a larger celebration next year in France!

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Sneaking in a little kiss. So sweet.

calgary wedding photography

calgary wedding photographer

Thank you so much for letting me be a part of your big day!

xo.

-j

May 21, 2013
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As wedding season is starting to pick up, I decided that it might be a good idea to remind everyone of some basic wedding etiquette. Might seem a bit silly, but I am constantly surprised at some of the things I see when working.

1. Ladies.. Don’t wear white. Seriously. I’m the least traditional person out there, but the bride being the only girl allowed to wear white is sacred. I recently attended a wedding where a guest was in a floor length white dress. Mind boggling.

2. Put down your iPhones, iPads, point & shoots, DLSRs. Unless you’re being paid to take photos, resist the urge, relax and just enjoy the wedding. There have been a few posts recently about this (http://petapixel.com/2013/05/15/guest-photographers-or-why-you-should-have-an-unplugged-wedding/) that go a little more in-depth, but I’ll just say this.. the amount of times I’ve had guests stand in front of me right before the first kiss, or as the bride walks down the isle is saddening. We’re there to do a job, and one of the most stressful things during a wedding day is having guests stand in the way (literally!) of doing our job well. Unless you want your butt in the professional photos, I recommend staying in your seat ;) haha.

3. Stay off social media till after the ceremony. This is a big one. People seem to forget that the bride coming down the isle is a big moment. Last summer a girl I know got married, and had a friend photograph her wedding who doesn’t shoot weddings. The friend actually posted a photo on instagram of the bride PRE-CEREMONY. This is a huge no-no. Wedding photographers know this, but this goes for guests too. If the bride is getting ready, please refrain from posting photos of her on any form of social media. The last thing you want to do, is post a photo the groom or other guests can potentially see.

4. Show up on time. Allow enough time for traffic, and allocate some time in case you get lost. Nothing worse than having to slip in, and have everyone turn around and look at you.

5. Turn your phone off. No one wants to be that person. You know, the person whose phone rings in the middle of something important, and Grandma turns around and shoots you a dirty look.. turn it off, or at least put everything on silent.

6. Dress appropriately. Be mindful of the wedding dress code. My rule of thumb, is that it’s better to be overdressed than under. Please remember it’s a wedding, not a nightclub!

7. Have fun. Every bride is secretly terrified that people won’t have fun, and that no one will dance. Weddings area time to celebrate, so take advantage of this opportunity, dust off your old dance shoes and have a good time. Everybody wins!

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