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
 

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

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