This was one beautiful winter's day for a wedding, and I am so pleased I got to be the photographer who captured this stunning couples, elegant mountain wedding.
I first got to work with Heather and Jon on a warm, summer evening for an engagement session in Canmore, AB. We had such a great time together! Between photographing their beloved camper van, their adorable dog and their love of biking amongst the beautiful mountains that surround Canmore; it was an ideal engagement session.
Heather and Jon were so torn between a summer wedding in Canmore, or try what they really wanted and that was a winter wedding in the mountains. In the end, their hearts won. They both love winter, love to ski, and love intimate, warm and cozy feeling places. It was a pleasant surprise when they chose Storm Mountain Lodge as the destination for their winter wedding. Storm Mountain Lodge is a beautiful, remote venue located along Hwy 93 south in Alberta. If you have never been, you must check it out! It is the perfect mountain getaway, situated among some of the Rockies most beautiful peaks.
Rustic mountain decor, meets elegance was the best way to describe the approach to their wedding. Heather was beyond stunning in her elegant wedding dress and modern approach to hair provided by Joanne Bokitch of Mountain Beauties, and just the right amount of make up provided by Linda Sahoo. We had planned a first look in the afternoon when the sun was still high enough in the sky, providing warm winter light. After the first look, we decided to proceed with all photos relating to family portraits, wedding party and a gorgeous bride/groom session at the base of stunning Castle Mountain, just off of Hwy 1. By the time the ceremony came, the weather started to turn producing this softly falling snow. Perfect conditions to retreat indoors and enjoy the comforts of a warm lodge. Throughout the whole reception, the snow continued to fall quietly outside while we dinned on delicious meals provided by the Lodge. It was perfect!
Being a winter lover myself, I was so pleased to get to be a part of this day. Thank you so much Heather and Jon for allowing me the pleasure of getting to capture your lovely wedding day. Also, thank you for imparting such kind words and these for your experience with me as your photographer. Much love and well wished to you both! Lets go skiing! xo
"Jody did an incredible job photographing our engagement and wedding! She has an absolutely amazing eye - capturing numerous beautiful candid moments, lovely portraits, and stunning landscape shots. She put us at ease within moments of working with her; was happy to answer any questions and incorporate any ideas or requests that we had. We very highly recommend Jody Goodwin Photography!"