Katie and Dan | Storm Mountain Lodge Elopement | Banff National Park Wedding

I absolutely loved being a part of this beautiful elopement at Storm Mountain Lodge in Banff National Park! Katie and Dan were absolute dreams to work with. This lovely couple reached out from Australia seeking an intimate environment, in the Canadian Rockies, for their elopement as a gift to each other for their 10 year anniversary of being together. Storm Mountain Lodge came to my mind immediately. They also wanted a tour da force experience with photography in the Rockies, and that is exactly what we did together. We started in Kootenay National Park and then finished with a few sites in Banff National Park before ending our time together. Any where we went, Katie's gorgeous gold dress shone like a bright light on a cool November day. What a fun dress to photograph! :)

Here are my most favourite images from their elopement. I hope you enjoy them! A huge thank you to Katie and Dan for bringing me along to capture this lovely time in your lives. I'll never forget you both. :) 

Here's to many more blog posts to come! :)

Venue: Storm Mountain Lodge.

Hair and Makeup: The Pretty Haus

Flowers: Willow Flower Co.

Marie and Pierre-Olivier | Silvertip Resort Wedding | Canmore, Alberta

Canmore is truly one of the most beautiful places in Canada, especially in the fall. Marie and Pierre had an absolutely beautiful fall day for their fall wedding at Silvertip Resort. I am most pleased to finally see them on my blog. 

Marie and Pierre chose Canmore as the location for a wedding because of their love the mountains and actives they share together in the area. Surrounded by many friends and family from all over the world they pledged their love for one another and committed their lives together. It was a privilege and an honour to be a part of their day. 

Here are a collection of my favourite images from their wedding day. Thank you so much for bringing me a long to share in your lovely wedding, Marie and PO! I wish you both a life of love and happiness together. xo

Special thanks to Julie, my tried and true assistant. You were an incredible help as always. :)

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

Grooms suit ~ RW & Co
Brides dress ~ Rue de Seine “Ivy” dress, The Bridal Boutique Calgary
Brides shoes ~ Nine West
Bridesmaids dresses ~ Nordstrom
Groomsmen: Bow ties from RW & Co
Hair and Make up Artists: Make up: Mel at Makeup Mel. Hair: Jordanna at Lilies and Lace Beauty company
Venue and Catering: The Silvertip Resort
DJ: Sounds Unlimited
Flowers: Lavender from their mothers garden and Ottawa and France. 
Limousine Services: Banff Transportation Group 
Seating Chart: Leanne at little me paper co  
Rings: Canmore local Rudi Peet engagement ring, and Michael Hills in Colorado
Nightly shuttle transportation: Highland VIP group
Marriage commissioner: Karyn at Banff Lake Louise Weddings 

Chyanne and Taylor | Canmore, AB Wedding | Canmore Wedding Photography

Between our lovely engagement session, and their even more beautiful wedding, it was such a pleasure working with this couple. Chyanne has to be one of the most kind, genuine and loveable women I have had the pleasure to work with. It is of little surprise to anyone that Tyler is so completely in love with her. You can sense that same love from all of their family and friends around her. They make a great couple together.

I am so pleased to share some of my favourite images from their engagement session in Kananaskis country, and their lovely DIY wedding that took place this past fall in Canmore AB. Chyanne went over the top with her incredible decorating and design ideas for their reception, which was held at the Miners Hall in Canmore, Alberta. She made everything from the backdrops to her own bouquets, and all of it was perfecting done.  

Huge thank you to both Chyanne and Taylor for bringing me along to document this special time their your lives. I wish you both a life filled with love, companionship and the joy you feel for each other every day you are together. xo

Also, a huge shout out to Julie Kundrik, my lovely helper for the day. As always, it was a pleasure to have you come along for the day. xo

Here are the vendors who played a role in their day:
Grooms suit ~ Egara - Moores Clothing, Calgary
Brides dress ~ Maggie Sottero - The Bridal Center, Calgary, AB.
Brides shoes and Accessories ~ BHLDN  
Bridesmaids dresses ~ Novia Mia
Hair and Make up Artists ~ Jenah from The Pretty Haus 
Catering ~ Bon Appetit Catering, Canmore (Jane Spentzos)
DJ ~ Kaylee Rose & the Professionals (Live Band)
Ceremony and Reception locations ~ Rundleview Parkette and Canmore Miners Union Hall
Limousine Services ~ Banff Transportation Group
Cupcake provider: Tiered wedding cake ~ made by mother of the groom; cake topper made by bride; cupcakes made by both Cake Creations of Canmore and a friend of the bride (who has a famous but secret carrot cake recipe)
Officiant ~ Robin White

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

Rimrock Resort Hotel Wedding | Banff, AB | Vintage Wedding

I loved getting to photograph this vintage style wedding at the Rimrock Resort Hotel in Banff, Alberta this past July 2016. Carlee and Mark wanted to have an intimate roof top wedding among close family and friends, surrounded by the the beautiful Canadian Rockies.

I also very much loved getting to photograph this couple within the beautiful Rimrock hotel. The couple had requested a first look within the hotel, and we found the perfect room to host this part of the day. Divas Cocktail Bar provided the perfect backdrop to host this very vintage looking wedding. It was a real treat getting to photograph this couple within a room full of black and white photographs of hollywood actors and actresses from past to present. It was the perfect backdrop for this couples first look.

These are some of my favourite photos from the day. Between the bubbly excitement the couple felt for each other getting married, to the lovely ceremony Robin White provided on a beautiful rooftop patio in the sun, all of it was a joy to photograph. 

Once the ceremony and diner had passed, the couple asked for one more bride/groom portrait session at sunset. We could not have asked for better conditions for this. We had sunshine, rainbows, a beautiful sunset bride/groom portrait session and a full mood rising on a warm, clear evening in the Rockies. To add to this magic, it was a true pleasure to get to photograph such a loving couple within all of this. Thank you for bringing me along to capture your intimate wedding within the beautiful Canadian Rockies, Carlee and Mark. I wish you both a life of love and happiness together. 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

Canmore Nordic Centre Wedding | August 2015 | Jody Goodwin Photography

Such pleasure getting to photograph Lindsay and Johnny's Canmore wedding at the Canmore Nordic centre this past August, 2015 on a beautiful summer's day in the Bow Valley. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to photograph their special wedding. 

The day started off with a bit of hilarity on the part of the groomsmen. I happened to mention how much I enjoy characters and people with a good sense of humour. Johnny let me know that his groomsmen were just the ticket! Between sunny beers on their deck, to lots of jokes and gentle camaraderie, the groom/groomsmen definitely had me giggling and blushing all day long. Lindsay... Those eyes, that dress and yes, your bridesmaids were a ton of fun as well! You all were so much fun to work with!  

The rest of their day was filled with lots of love and celebration at the union of these two long time sweethearts. Lots of great speeches and tributes were delivered throughout their evening. One of my favourite memories from their day was a private first dance that took place outside, on their perfectly warm, clear/calm, and nearly full moon night. Definitely my favourite frames from their day. 

Thank you for bringing me along to document your day, Lindsay and Johnny! I hope you enjoy each other for many, many years to come. Lots of love and well wishes to you both. xo

Here are the vendors who played a role in Lindsay and Johnny's Canmore Wedding:

Ceremony Venue: Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park

Reception & Food: Mountain Events Catering Group  

Officiant: Bruce Halliday

DJ: Solid Beat Production (solidbeatproductions@gmail.com)

Cake: Cake Couture

Florist – Flower Chix

Hair & Make Up -  Rapunzels Aveda Salon Spa

Wedding Dress – Bridal & Tuxedo House (Allure Gown)

Men’s Suits – Bridal & Tuxedo House

Bridesmaid Dresses – David’s Bridal

Liana and Michael | Canmore, AB Wedding

I loved getting to work with Michael and Liana for their wedding in Canmore, Alberta this past August 2015. Their wedding day called for quite a bit of rain and occasional thunder storms. It rained (very hard) when we wanted it to, and cleared just enough to provide some really lovely, moody wedding photos when we wanted the rain to stop. 

This couple loves the outdoors so much. It is ingrained in their past times, their work and their connection to one another. It was so great to work with them, and know that going outside for portraits was the only options for the day. I also loved their decorations for their wedding! Lots of outdoor themed table settings and name cards were made by the Bride herself. She did such a great job!

The couple got ready in beautiful rooms provided by Solara Resort and Spa in Canmore, AB. The mood was light, relaxed, but full of excitement for the day ahead. Michael and Liana got married at Our Lady of the Rockies Parish in Canmore, AB. It was my first time photographing a wedding at this church. The service was lovely. 

After an afternoon of wandering the valley bottoms and some hillside sites in the Canmore area, we retreated from the cool weather to the comforts of the Cornerstone Theatre for the reception. Lots of humorous speeches and children playing about, lead to a wonderful wrap up of their day.

Thank you, Liana and Michael, for bringing me along to document your day and feel like a member of your family. It was so great getting to work with you, and your families! Warmest wishes for a great life adventuring alongside each other. Many blessings to you both, xo

I would also like to thank Andrew Lunt Photography for coming out and offering a hand at their wedding. 

Here are some of the vendors that played a role in Michael and Liana's Wedding in Canmore, AB:

Ceremony venue: Our Lady of the Rockies Parish

Celebrant: Deacon Brian West

Reception venue/food & beverage:  Cornerstone Theatre

Cupcakes: Crave Cupcakes

Florist: Amborella Floral Studio

DJ: Gaston Maqueda

Make-up: Lara Sargent

Hair: Gillian Mickelow

Wedding Dress: The Bridal Centre (Designer: Madison Collection)

Bridesmaid dresses: The Bridal Centre (Designer: Allure) 

Suits: The Bridal Centre

Falon and Derek's Summer Wedding at the Canmore Golf and Curling Club.

What a day this wedding proved to be for all involved! Between the summer temps that broke +37 degrees Celsius, to a car accident that nearly kept me from joining the reception, to one of the hottest and most lively dance's I've ever photographed, this day delivered! Big time!

Okay, let's back it up... To start, Derek and Falon are without a doubt two of the nicest people you could ever ask to work with and know. From the moment we met, at a great little coffee shop in Canmore, I knew they would be a pleasure to work with. Listening to them describe all of the different places they have visited in the world, and all of the places they couldn't contain their excitement encouraging me to also visit, I knew this would be a wedding to remember. 

Let's speed up to June 27th, 2015. The day was clear, warm and bristling with excitement as these two got ready to be married at the Canmore Golf and Curling Club. Solara Resort and Spa provided getting ready locations for both Derek and Falon; they were also the host of their reception. To say this day was hot, would be an understatement! To add to the heat, Falon's dress was hard to beat. She was beyond beautiful in her open back, low cut, beautiful dress. I loved getting to photograph her in it. 

Derek and Falon prepared me for the array of characters that would be involved at their wedding, they did not lead me astray. The day and night were filled with laughter, great dance moves and funny characters left, right and centre. I am super grateful I was able to get to know them better, as I almost didn't make the reception... While on route to Solara Resort and Spa, a car rear ended me, causing quite a stir on the path to their reception. Between desperate pleas with the ambulance and RCMP, I was finally freed to join the couple (uninjured!) and capture the many heartfelt speeches and awesome dance moves that ensued. 

Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Derek and Falon for allowing me to be a part of your super, fun-filled wedding day! I wish you both so much joy, adventures abroad and at home with each other, and with the beautiful life you two are building together. You both are one of kind! Much love! xo

Here are some of my favourite images from their day. I hope you enjoy! xo

The chosen vendors who worked with Derek and Falon:
- Caterer: Bow Valley Gourmet
- Photobooth: Dance! Shout! Productions
- DJ: Outright Entertainment Inc.
- Limo: Executive 4 Star Limousine
- Officiant: All Season Weddings
- Flowers: Elements Floral
- Decor: Rocky Mountain Weddings
- Photographer: Jody Goodwin Photography
- Cake: Cake Creations
- Make Up and Hair: Finding Forever After
- Ceremony: Canmore Golf & Curling Club
- Reception: Solara Resort and Spa