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