Ka-Leigh & Mike | Lynx Ridge Halloween Wedding

Ka-Leigh & Mike | Lynx Ridge Halloween Wedding

I love weddings that are absolutely authentic to the couple. And I'm sure the moment Mike proposed to Ka-Leigh, they both knew their wedding was going to be on Halloween. Kris and I were so excited about being apart of their Lynx Ridge Halloween Wedding, and I knew it would be beautiful when Ka-Leigh described the theme as "Elegant Victorian Gothic".

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Catherine & Darcy | Calgary Spring Wedding

Catherine & Darcy | Calgary Spring Wedding

Catherine and Darcy lucked out with a perfect day for their Calgary spring wedding. I think the best way to describe Cathy & Darcy's wedding is Simple and Beautiful. As a bride, I think Catherine showed that you can have a simple wedding day that is incredibly beautiful and a complete reflection of you as a couple. In the planning stages, Catherine and Darcy were so easy going and I could tell the most important part of their wedding day was going to be enjoying moments with each other and everyone around them.

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Sled Island 2017 recap

Sled Island 2017 recap

Sled Island 2017 marks my eighth year as a member as a member of the photo crew for the festival. And it is one of the most challenging jobs I have done...but in the end it is also usually the most fun! This year was especially memorable because Kris (aka Valiska) achieved one of his long term dreams: to play a set at Central United during Sled Island.

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M & W - 1920s themed Carriage House Inn Calgary Wedding

M & W - 1920s themed Carriage House Inn Calgary Wedding

In Calgary, we see a lot of rustic styled weddings. While these are lovely, I always get excited when I meet a couple with a different plan! Melanie and Wilson planned an elegant 1920s themed wedding reception at the Carriage House Inn. They focused on lots of fun details that wove their theme together. Melanie and Wilson started their wedding day with a beautiful outdoor garden ceremony at the Calgary Zoo. One of my favourite perks of having part or all of your wedding at the zoo is that you have access to all the beautiful spots on the island for photos! Surprisingly, the dinosaur area has some of the best hidden spots... as long as you can hold off the busy Saturday afternoon crowds!

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Julia & Rob - Fall Cathedral wedding in downtown Calgary

We finished off last wedding season with Rob and Julia's fall cathedral wedding in downtown Calgary. This Thanksgiving wedding was particularly special for Kris and I since we now share our anniversary (October 11) with Rob and Julia. Rob and Julia's wedding day really felt like two families joining. I loved their beautiful ceremony which incorporated both Catholic and Mennonite traditions. St. Mary's Cathedral is such a beautiful place to celebrate love and Julia and Rob's families filled the building with this love, the highlight of which was the beautiful pipe organ and choir.

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Joanna & Jay's Multicultural East Indian Wedding

Joanna & Jay's Multicultural East Indian Wedding

When I first met with Joanna and Jay to talk about their big Catholic and East Indian Wedding day, it was clear right away that this was going to be an epic and very unique wedding day. One interesting fact about this couple is that a few years ago, they had a small and very intimate legal wedding ceremony with just their families. So although Jay and Joanna were already married, they thought it was very important to honour both of their families' culture and traditions with a religious wedding day and of course a big party to follow!

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Julia and Rob - Rustic Summer Engagement Photos - Ghost Lake Alberta

Julia and Rob - Rustic Summer Engagement Photos - Ghost Lake Alberta

When I first met with Julia and Rob, Julia had her heart set on some rustic summer engagement photos. They are planning a downtown wedding for this fall, so they wanted their engagement session to have a completely different feel. Julia even picked out one of the most beautiful spots out by Ghost Lake in the foothills. We were all on pins and needles the afternoon of the session as the forecast was for severe thunderstorms and a terrible hailstorm passed north of the city. But we were very lucky and somehow the storm passed right around the valley and instead gave us the most dramatic skies.

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Amy & John - Downtown Calgary Engagement Photography

Amy & John - Downtown Calgary Engagement Photography

Spring this year has not been kind for outdoor photography…but this is not new for Calgary. Amy and John wanted a spring time engagement session, we ran into so much bad weather that we had to postpone their session three times! Luckily we managed to squeeze it in at the end of May. They are getting married this Saturday, so it was just in time! Even though spring took a long time to arrive, I am loving all the green and beautiful blossoms that are finally popping up everywhere! Amy & John brought along Ayden, their very adorable son. They are such a sweet family and I really enjoyed infusing some family photos into this session. I kept telling Amy that her and Ayden have the same smile :)

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Shauna and Sadie - Wedding Photos Downtown Calgary

Shauna and Sadie - Wedding Photos Downtown Calgary

This very snowy winter has been a great opportunity for some very romantic winter wedding photos in downtown Calgary. When I met Shauna and Sadie in late summer, Sadie explained that they were planning a November wedding because she wanted snowy wedding photos. In Calgary, you never know what November will bring. We might have 5 feet of snow, or just brown grass and mud. Well, just for Sadie this year, we had a November filled with snow, complete with a fresh dusting of beautiful white snow on the morning of their wedding. Shauna and Sadie were married at their church, Hillhurst United, on the Remembrance Day Long weekend. This made it especially fitting that we headed over just a few blocks for their portraits at the new Soldiers Memorial along Memorial Drive at the 10th Street Bridge. It quickly became my new favourite spot for photos since it provided a beautiful city skyline along with awesome riverbank views.

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