Jess and Cameron | Lake Louise Elopement | Lake Louise, AB Wedding

I love intimate weddings in inclimate weather. So moody, beautiful and dramatic. Add in a little Lake Louise magic and you've got one beautiful Elopement! 

I loved getting to photograph this elopement. Between the calmness of Lake Louise, the snow and rain that gently fell and the loving notions that flowed with ease between Jess and Cameron, all of it was wonderful to photograph. Here are my favourite photos from their lovely elopement at Chateau Lake Louise, followed by a portrait session along Emerald Lake road. 

Thank you for bringing me along to capture your elopement, Jess and Cameron! xo

Venue: Chateau Lake Louise

Hair: Lillies and Lace Beauty Co.

Makeup: The Pretty Haus

Flowers: Forget Me Not Flowers

Liz and Cassandra | Camp Chief Hector Wedding | Kananaskis Country, Alberta

How do I even begin to speak about my amazing experience working with these two wonderful women? From our first conversation, I knew I was in for not only a great experience, but a lasting one. Liz and Cassandra are one of kind type of people. They are passionate about each other and life, they come from the heart and they know how to have a good time. When I first met with Liz to learn about her wedding, I knew almost instantly I wanted to be a part of their day. She shared visions of games, celebrations, playful events that surrounded their day, and a lot of fun, relaxed vibes with their family/friends at Camp Chief Hector. Not only did they deliver, they went above and beyond. 

Their wedding took place on a crisp fall day in October of 2016. The weather had a lot of snow and rain in the forecast, but none of it came to pass. Their day was sunny, warm and full of light, fun vibes. I really can not choose one aspect of their day that was a favourite. Their  whole day, and the time we worked together has been very memorable and special to me. Today, they are so much more than clients to me, they are friends. 

Here are my favourite images from their winter engagement session along hwy 93 north, and their incredible wedding at Camp Chief Hector. Liz and Cassandra, it was beyond a gift to work with you both. I am so glad we met. Every time I look at the photos we made together it leaves me warm and smiling. I know you two will make it through anything life throws at you. It was honour to be a part of this time in your lives.

Liz and Cassandra were kind enough to share a testimonial of their time with me. Thank you so much for your words! 

"When my wife and I got engaged we sat down and discussed what we were unwilling to compromise on and mutually agreed that photos are the most important thing as that is what you get to keep and cherish forever (second only to each other of course). After pouring through literally thousands of photos and hundreds of photographers we decided on the incomparable Jody Goodwin. She is an expert at capturing the breathtaking beauty of nature and has an incredible eye for candid moments and catching pure joy on film. 

From the moment we first spoke with Jody we knew we had made the right decision. She truly loves what she does and cares an incredible amount for the people she works with. Jody is one of the most kind, talented, genuine human beings we have ever met and we felt comfortable working with her immediately. She exudes excitement, love and light that creates an infectious atmosphere of fun that makes being photographed feel effortless. My wife and I don't typically love having our picture taken but I mean it when I say we would happily have Jody take our picture any day!

Our wedding day was full of chaos due to an enormous bridal party and being surrounded by an incredible team of people working to get all of us ready so I didn't think I would have many getting ready photos (which I was okay with) but somehow Jody swept in and made the chaos look like calm and managed to catch so many beautiful moments that we will cherish for years to come. While looking at our photos we were overwhelmed with emotion as our wedding day memories came flooding back because every single photo is dripping with our personalities, is filled with the people we love and moments we didn't even realize she was there for. She even caught me ugly crying during our wedding vows (trust me...it was bad haha) and managed to make it look pretty! Now THAT is worth it's weight in gold.

We couldn't be more thankful that we met Jody and have her in our lives. We have received endless compliments on our photos and have had numerous friends tell us they wish they had found her for theirs. If there is one thing you can splurge on for your wedding and know that you will never regret it, it's Jody Goodwin Photography. Not only will you have the gift of breathtaking images from the happiest day of your life but you will likely gain a new friend as a bonus. BEST. PHOTOGRAPHER. EVER." ~ Liz and Cassandra

Huge thank you to Julie Kundrik for assisting me with their wedding. Thank you for adding to fun and sharing in their day as well. 

Here are the vendors who played a roll in their wedding:

Cassandra’s Suit: Custom made by Ed Williams Menswear
Liz’s Dress: Designer: Tara Keely Purchased at - Cameo & Cufflinks
Bridesmaids Dresses: Henkaa
Hair: Erin O’Neil
Makeup: Erin Winters
Flowers: Hen and Chicks
Liz’s Engagement Ring: Originally Cassandra’s mother’s ring but was deconstructed and redesigned by Precision Jewelry Manufacturing
Cassandra’s Wedding Ring: Lacey Janette
Catering: Red Seal Dining
Venue: Camp Chief Hector 

Emerald Lake Engagement Session | Morraine Lake Engagement Session

With temps reaching well into the negatives here in Golden, BC, I find myself craving warm sunshine and engagement sessions like this one. This was one of my favourite engagement sessions from 2016. I loved getting to work with Shannon and Noel for their impromptu engagement session in the Rockies. We started our session in beautiful Emerald Lake and finished just in time for a lovely, calm sunset at Morraine Lake. 

Shannon and Joel were such a pleasure to photograph and work with. Being freshly engaged and feeling high on life, helped make this a truly beautiful experience to photograph. I hope you enjoy! 

Stay warm out there! xo

Kananaskis Country, Alberta ~ Elopement at Mount Engadine Lodge

The season of blogging is finally here! It is so nice to have the time to start sharing all of the wonderful weddings and engagement sessions I got to be a part of this past spring, summer and fall. This has been a great year for Jody Goodwin Photography!

To start of this years weddings, here is a sweet engagement session and elopement I had the pleasure of joining in Kananaskis country area this past May. Sara and Justin are both avid outdoors people who wanted a wedding and engagement session that reflected how they share their time in the mountains.

This lovely, earthy elopement was beautifully based at Mount Engadine Lodge along The Smith Dorrien highway in Kananskis country. If you have never had the chance to visit this gorgeous little nook in the mountains, you are missing out! It is quaint, cozy and the perfect place to host a small/intimate mountain wedding away from the hustle and bustle of cities.

I hope you enjoy this collection of images from both their engagement session, which also took place near Mount Engadine Lodge, and their wedding. I wish you both the very best, Sara and Justin. Thank you for bringing me along to capture your love of the mountains, nature and each other. xo

Here are the vendors who played a role in Sara and Justin's wedding:

Venue, Accommodations, and Food: Mount Engadine Lodge

Hair and Make up: Lillie and Lace Beauty Co.

Dress: Milamira Bridal

Flowers: Flowers by Janie

Hair Accessory: Davie and Chiyo

Officient: Rev Klaus Ohloff

Summer Family and Yoga Inspired Maternity Session | Canmore, AB

As much as I love wedding photography, there is still a part of me that really enjoys working with families and documenting their milestone moments. I especially enjoy getting to reconnect with families I have photographed in the past to see how much they have grown.

I first worked with the Koebel Family back in the summer of 2013, on a warm summer's day in Canmore. I had known Laura through past friends, so it was a treat getting to photograph her, and her family. This past summer we reunited for a different kind of family session. This time, this sweet family of three were getting ready to welcome a fourth and I couldn't have been more delighted to work with them again. 

I especially enjoyed this session as I have always wanted to photograph yoga. I love the shapes of yoga, the calm energy that comes from people practicing yoga, and the skill required to perform it well is also appealing. Laura has a great website and Facebook page dedicated to her practice, and offerings as a yoga instructor. Getting to photograph her was great and a welcomed change for maternity photography. 

Thank you for bringing me along to capture another milestone moment for your sweet family! I can hardly wait for our mountain yoga session one of these days, Laura! I hope all four of you are well and happy! Many Blessings! xo

Silvertip Resort Wedding - Canmore, Alberta

I am super excited to share both the engagement and wedding photos I took from my time with Teegan and Aaron this past year! They were such a pleasure to work with! They made my job very easy to show the love they feel for each other. So many giggles, long and loving stares, and cuddles to photograph. Just the way I like it!

Their wedding day proved to be nothing less. Lots of love was in the air on their very special wedding day on July 10th, 2015. The temps were warm, the sun came and went with the clouds, it was a perfect day to get married in Canmore, Alberta. I love shooting weddings at Silvertip Resort. The backdrop, the gazebo, the grounds, all of it is a pleasure to photograph. 

Along with all of the beauty that came with their day, Teegan and Aaron also brought along a whole lot of fun and some shenanigans to boot. I love when couples come up with a group activity the wedding party can partake in during their photo session. For this particular moment, they decided they wanted to shot gun beers for a photo. Lots of giggles, some apprehension and little bit of competition came to the table for this particular event. So much fun!

Teegan and Aaron also had a great way of discouraging/encouraging kisses during the reception. They created a large die that you had to roll, and then perform whatever action presented in front of all the guests. It was brilliant! Lots of fun to watch and photograph!

The day ended with a beautiful sunset on the grounds at Silvertip. It was the perfect ending to a great wedding in Canmore. Thank you so much Teegan and Aaron for bringing me along to capture your wedding day. I loved getting to laugh, celebrate and document your day. I wish you both the very best together, and I am so excited to see you guys grow as a beautiful family. Warmest wishes for your next chapter. xo

I would also like to thank Andrew Lunt Photography for his assistance during their beautiful day. Your help was much appreciated! 

Vendors that worked with Teegan and Aaron for their Wedding:
Pastor
Trevor Sato: tronsato@shaw.ca
Venue
Silvertip Resort
DJ
Patrick Smiley: psmiley@me.com
Flowers
Elements Floral Canmore
Wedding Cake
Sugar & Spice Cake Co.
Make up
Jenna Anderson of The Pretty Haus
Hair
Kassandra Hammoud: krhammoud@live.com