Banff Engagement Session | Summer Engagement Sessions | Banff, AB

I loved this engagement session with Mike and Jen so much! We had a lovely time exploring areas within and around Lake Minnewanka for a lovely late summer session. I am so pleased I got to work with these two beautiful people. Here are my favourite images from our time together. I am so excited to photograph these two again for their wedding this summer near Calgary, AB. I hope you enjoy!

Warm wishes, xo

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

Alisha and Brandon | Kicking Horse Mountain Resort Wedding | Golden, BC

I love blogging season, as it finally gives me the opportunity to share the amazing couples and stories I have had the pleasure of documenting over the past year. I have been looking forward to sharing this lovely couples wedding and engagement session.

I first had the pleasure of first working with Brandon and Alisha for their engagement photos early in July of 2016. It was a mere 3 weeks later that I got to photograph their beautiful, stormy wedding at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in Golden, BC. I loved getting to photograph this couples sincere love for one another. They are so sweet, happy, affectionate and always so kind to each other. I decided to share a few of my favourite photographs from our engagement session in beautiful Peter Lougheed Provincial Park area. We had such a lovely sunset session on a warm summer evening! 

Let's fast forward to their wedding day in Golden, BC. We had an entirely different experience, weather wise, but a truly memorable one nonetheless. Their day came with warm sunshine, golf ball sized hail, thunder and lightning, strong periods of rain and intense wind. It was true roller coaster of mountain weather all day. I loved it! One of my favourite moments was watching a huge storm swell dissipate moments before their ceremony, revealing the most austere, romantic, sweeping clouds as a backdrop to their very emotional ceremony. It was beyond beautiful.

I thoroughly enjoyed getting to photograph this loving couple and am very pleased to share my favourite moments from their engagement session and wedding day. It was hard to choose images from their wedding day. I have a lot of favourites, as you will see scrolling through the images. I couldn't help myself, it was a lovely day.

Thank you so much, Alisha and Brandon, for bringing me along to capture this wonderful time in your lives. It was a pleasure. I wish you both continued love and affection for one another throughout your lives. I think I speak for everyone when I say you two are made for each other. Warmest wishes, xo

A personal thank you to Julie Kundrik, my trusty assistant, for providing excellent help with their wedding day. We couldn't have done it without you! xo

Here are the vendors who played a role in Alisha and Brandon's wedding day.
Venue: Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
Bridesmaids hair & makeup, my makeup: Karen
My hair: Sister in law Dana Williams
Brides bouquet, boutonnières: Golden Belle Floral design
All other flowers and decorations: my mom (Paisley & Tweed design)
Dresses: Noviamia bridal Red Deer
Cake: Brie Schmidt
DJ: Tracy Mihajic: South Side Entertainment.
JP: Hans Lenstra
 

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

Alpine Engagement Session | Kananaskis Country, AB

I loved this summer engagement session with Brendan and Basia so much! They were such a treat to work with! When we'd first started talking about engagement photos, we were really keen to go up in the mountains for a session to showcase their love of the Canadian Rockies. We waited for a good weather window, and wandered up into the alpine of Kananaskis country, Alberta, to enjoy a sunset engagement session amongst the beautiful peaks. 

The evening was perfect. Little to no wind, warm temperatures and incredible views at every turn. We were all very pleased, especially the dog! I love winter very much, but these summery engagement photos have me craving the warmth of the sun, and the opportunity to get up high in the mountains to do more of this style of engagement photos. I love adventurous souls!

Super excited to work with these two beautiful beings again this coming June for their mountain top wedding held at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. I am super excited to photograph that gorgeous venue again, and get to work with Brendan and Basia for their very special date in the clouds. It will be great!

I hope you're all finding ways to play in the winter sun! Enjoy the photos! 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

Jason and Amy - Canmore Engagement Session

There is little I love more than warm, summer evenings in Canmore...

Meet, Jason and Amy. A lovely couple from Canmore, AB. I was absolutely thrilled when they asked me to photograph both their engagement session and wedding. From the beginning, we planned on bringing Nahly (their beloved dog) along with us for the engagement session. Being a fellow dog lover myself, I was more than happy to oblige. She added all sorts of fun moments to our evening walk. From swims in a lake, to charging the couple when they sat on the grass, to endless hilarious photo bombs that left all of us giggling. It wasn't hard to get great, authentic belly laughs out of these two.  

Here are some photos from our walk in the Canmore sun. Stay tuned for their amazing wedding, which took place later on in the fall. You won't want to miss it! It was a beautiful fall day.

Until then, enjoy the summer sun everyone! xo