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
 

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

Beautiful Fall Wedding held at McKenzie Farm in Edmonton, Alberta | Destination Wedding Photography

Now this was a wedding for the memory bank! This has to be one of the sweetest, most kind, funny, loving, talented and strong couples I have had the immense pleasure of photographing. They are so great! I am so pleased to finally be able to share the magic from their special wedding day at their lovely family farm, McKenzie Farm, near Edmonton, Alberta. 

The day started with lots of laughs at the grooms getting ready location. Ryan, thoughtfully, got each of his groomsmen baseball bats that we later took to a park and played around with them. These guys are so awesome! I mean cream of the crop kind of guys. Super funny, kind, always thinking of how to help make the most of Ryan's day. They were an awesome crew to work with!

Bri is one heck of a lady herself. Ironman triathlete, Naturopathic Doctor and what I think is her best quality, a heart of gold. This lady smiles, and the whole room lights up. Seriously they are an amazing couple!

Their day was so beautiful! The fall colours were just starting to come out, the weather was warm and sunny, the scenery could not have been more intimate and beautiful. All of their guests came prepared to laugh, celebrate and be witness to a really loving union between two great souls. The weather held for us all day until the very end of our Bride/Groom portrait session. At that time, the rains came and cooled the day down leading us into one heck of a great reception and party!

I feel so blessed to have been a part of their great day. Here are my favourite images from their wedding. I hope you enjoy it!

Bri and Ryan, my deepest gratitude to you both for having me come along and capture your beautiful union. I wish you both so much joy, love and happiness on your journey together. Much love to you both! xoxo

Here are the vendors who played a role in Bri and Ryan's intimate Farm Wedding near Edmonton, AB:

Make up: Cazoo Artistry
Hair: Krista Toma
Flowers: The Floral Studio at Hole's
Wedding Dress: Jealous Bridesmaids (Toronto) Designer: Kenneth Winston
Bridesmaids: Sonia’s Bridal (Calgary)
Catering: Bridges Catering
Bagpiper: Jessie Weibe
Rings: Fair Trade Jewellery Company (Toronto) 
Officiant: Lori Megley-Best (White Rock, BC)
The baseball bats were from Sam Bat. The first Maple bats approved for use in the MLB, and are made in Ottawa.
DJ:  Grindstone Productions
Kilt and jacket: William Glen & Son in Toronto.

Mount Norquay Ski Resort Wedding | Banff Wedding Photography | Banff National Park Wedding

What a pleasure it was to work with Jared and Chandra for their wedding in Banff, Alberta. To say this wedding was of Olympic proportions would be an understatement. Jared and Chandra made sure the day flowed absolutely flawlessly. From choosing the elegant Paintbox Lodge in Canmore as their getting ready/accommodations site, to a beautiful ceremony and reception held at Mount Norquay Ski Resort in Banff. The day was really beautiful. 

The weather on this particular weekend was quite tricky, however. We had everything from rain, snow, and sunshine. A very typical Canadian Rockies day! I'm sure it is of no surprise to those who know the couple, they handled it with style, grace and sense of adventure. We took advantage of the gondola at Mount Norquay and did some snowy bride/groom portraits up high. I was more than happy to oblige!

When it came to celebrating the union of this incredible power couple, the night was full of great moments. Killer dance moves, Giant Jenga (in use to make the couple kiss), a choreographed dance performance by the wedding party and an extremely well done video curated by the bride's father. All of this adds up to a very memorable, special and beautiful wedding to photograph.

Deepest gratitude to Chandra and Jared for bringing me along to capture their momentous wedding day. I wish you both so much love, light and promise for the years I know you will cherish together. You two are so perfect for each other. Also, many well wishes for the next exciting chapter you two are about to enter. I can not wait to capture another beautiful milestone in your lives this coming fall. Many blessing to you both! xo

Huge shout out to Andrew Lunt Photography for assisting me with this wedding. It was so great to have you on board for the day! 

Here are the vendors who played a role in Chandra and Jared's special wedding day.

Food and Venue: Mount Norquay Ski Resort

Hair and Makeup: Simply Me

Wedding Dress: Nicole Miller

Accommodations and getting ready location: Paintbox Lodge

Videographer: Mike Quigley

Beverage Supplier: Crush & Cork

Transportation: Rocky Mountain School District.  

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

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

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