Darren and Katie | Buffalo Mountain Lodge Wedding | Banff, Alberta

There are not enough words to express how much I enjoyed my time with this beautiful couple. Katie and Darren are two of the most kind, considerate and loveable people you could ever be fortunate to meet. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with them from our winter engagement session at Lake Louise and Emerald Lake, to their beautiful summer wedding at Buffalo Mountain Lodge

To start us off, I wanted to share some photos from our engagement session that took place at Lake Louise and Emerald Lake. We could have asked for better winter conditions. The sun was warm and inviting while we strolled Lake Louise, and Emerald Lake. These two soaked up the rays, each other and the incredibly beautiful mountain scenery we wandered in.

Their wedding day had a slightly different tone to it. We had rain, sun, moody skies and a whole lot of surprises throughout the day. The first surprise came when it started to pour rain just as  their ceremony was about to begin, and came to a full stop as they started sharing their beautiful vows to each other. The sun came out through the clouds and blessed them with some truly beautiful light as they exchanged their rings. It was quite the experience to witness. 

The rest of their wedding unfolded beautifully. From moody skies during their portrait session to emotional speeches during their reception, to one of the most lovely, choreographed first dances I have ever photographed. All of it was simply a pleasure to photograph. 

I loved their wedding day and getting to work with them as a couple. I feel very fortunate to have met, and now call them friends today. I hope you enjoy my favourite frames my time with them. Katie and Darren, I wish you both as much joy, love and happiness you felt on your wedding day, all of the days that you share together. You two are perfect for each other! xo

They shared some truly lovely words from their time with my services:

"Hey Jody! Wow! We were absolutely amazed by the photos. All of them are spectacular and tell every detail of our day. Looking at them, we were instantly transported back to the day and were even reminded of the small moments we were too overwhelmed to notice the first time.  There is absolutely no way for us to put into words how appreciative we are of your hard work and pure talent. We are so lucky to have found you! It was such a pleasure working with someone as passionate and warm as you are. You were always able to make us feel comfortable being photographed and your laugh is so infectious that it was impossible not to smile with you around. Thank you for helping us immortalize the memories of our special day! We are really looking forward to sharing these with our family and friends! We know everyone will love them as much as we do. ~ Much love, Katie and Darren."

Special thanks to Lara Shea, of Shea Studios, for offering some amazing help during their wedding day. It was a pleasure having you along to keep us all giggling, and me dry during the ceremony. ;)

Here are the vendors who played a role in their wedding day:

Venue & Catering: Buffalo Mountain Lodge
Hair & Makeup: Botega Salon in Banff
DIY Flowers
Ceremony Location: Tunnel Mountain Meadow
Bride's Dress: Delica Bridal - Ti Adora Ivory and Cashmere lace gown.
Grooms suit: Moores. Calvin Klein
Bridesmaids dresses: Davids Bridal

A year in Review | My favourite moments from 2016

2016 was a great year! So many wonderful couples joined me in 2016 to create one of my best years since starting my business in 2012. This was my first year going full time and what a wonderful year it has been. 

Entering year 5, I am filled with lots of inspiration and new creatives ideas for photographing weddings all over Alberta and British Columbia in 2017. With 2017 close to being booked solid, I find myself feeling an overwhelming sense of gratitude for starting out on this path. I have been blessed with some really incredible couples and moments since starting my business, and I am so pleased to be gearing up for another busy year ahead. 

Here are my favourite moments for wedding photography and engagement photography from 2016. I loved getting to work with each and every one of these couples. All of you were truly a gift to join and photograph. I thank you for bringing me along to capture some of your highlight moments in life. I wish all you the very best life has to offer. 

Warmest wishes for wonderful year ahead in 2017. Happy New Year everyone!

Jody

Wedding Photography 

Engagement Photography

Buffalo Mountain Lodge | Banff, AB Wedding | Jody Goodwin Photography

Oh how I loved this wedding... So much HEART! I think it would be safe to say that there was not a dry eye in the house during their ceremony. I still get teary eyed looking through them. Prepare yourself. Seriously, it was special.

Their day did come with some tricky conditions... 25 millimetres of rain, and a 60% chance of snow showers. Yes. We experienced all of the types of weather you can imagine and they handled it like champs. Being the outdoor lovers that they are, they went outside and made the absolute most of it. They made a wise choice and chose to have their ceremony inside the beautiful wood walls of the Buffalo Mountain Lodge. If I had to get married inside, this would be the place. It is stunning!

My favourite part of the day had to be when I looked outside around dusk and saw that the rain had switched to snow. I then noticed the huge grins of both Erin and Jeremy's faces. They asked if we could go outside and try some shots. I was more than keen to oblige. Those images are some of my most favourite shots from the whole wedding season. I am so glad these snow and outdoor loving souls reached out and had me capture their day. 

Thank you so very much, Jeremy and Erin for getting to witness and capture your beautiful wedding. Such a gift getting to work with you both! I hope you enjoy each other and every first snow fall that arrives in the Rockies from this point on. Many Blessings! xo

Special thanks goes out to Andrew Lunt Photography for assisting me with this wedding. Thank you so much for standing in the rain with us and offering such great help!

Here are the vendors who played a role in Erin and Jeremy's Banff, AB Wedding:

Wedding Venue: Buffalo Mountain Lodge

Design & Decor - Down to Earth Mountain Weddings 

Wedding Dress - Novia Mia in Calgary 

Hair and Make Up - Albion Room

Bridesmaid dresses - J Crew