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

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.

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

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

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

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort Wedding | Golden, BC | June 2016

I am so pleased I got to meet and get to know Brendan and Basia as a couple. These are two of the most kind, genuine and loving couples I have had the pleasure of working with. I am so excited to finally be able to share their beautiful Kicking Horse Mountain Resort wedding from June this year. 

I first had the pleasure of photographing these adventurous souls for their engagement session back in June 2015. We had an awesome alpine session in Kananaskis Country, AB. We hiked up to this beautiful area called West Wind Pass. It is still one of my favourite sessions I have done with a couple. 

Let's fast forward to their wedding day, which took place this past June on a beautiful summers day in Golden, BC. Their ceremony and reception took place at the always beautiful Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, Eagles Eye Restaurant. You really can not go wrong when your wedding takes place at 7700 feet, with a 360 degree panorama of mountains, a beautiful couple and an amazing array of family and friends who shared the day with them. I loved this wedding so much!

The couple each got ready at different homes at the base of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. After doing some portraits around the base of the resort, it was finally time to head up on the chair lift and drink some champagne to further welcome the building excitement for their ceremony in the clouds.

I would have to say my favourite part of their day came with the reception. These two know how to party, ski bum style. Just the way I like it! Rather than having the classic clinking of the glasses to make the couple kiss, these two brought is a shotski instead. Meaning, any time you wanted to make the couple kiss, they had to make their way to the head table and do a shot of this delicious polish alcohol out of a shot glass imbedded in a ski. I have far too many photos of this (some really funny ones!) to share here, but you get the idea. It was great!

I must also add that we had an incredibly beautiful sunset up there and took advantage of it as often as we could to photograph and appreciate it. I must say, I am so pleased to call this my home town venue. I love living in Golden, BC, and I really love photographing weddings at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.

Here are a collection of my favourite moments from their wedding day. Thank you so much, Brendan and Basia, for bringing me along to capture both your adventurous spirits on our engagement session, and your beautiful wedding day in the clouds. You both were such a pleasure to work with. I loved every moment of our time together. I wish you both the very best! xo

Special thank you to Julie Kundrik, of Mountain Lifestyle Massage Therapyfor her excellent assistant skills. I love having you join me for weddings, Julie! xo

Here are the vendors who played a role in Brendan and Basia's Kicking Horse Wedding:

Hair and Makeup: Personal Touch Salon, Golden, BC
Wedding Dress: Love Marley style 52152
Bridesmaid dresses: JLM Couture
Flowers: Alison Amos-MacIsaac
Pies: Jayne from Pretty Flour
Wedding commissioner: Hans Lenstra
Venue: Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, Eagles Eye Restaurant
Day of Planning: AC Wedding & Events

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

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