A year in Review | My favourite moments from 2016

2016 was a great year! So many wonderful couples joined me in 2016 to create one of my best years since starting my business in 2012. This was my first year going full time and what a wonderful year it has been. 

Entering year 5, I am filled with lots of inspiration and new creatives ideas for photographing weddings all over Alberta and British Columbia in 2017. With 2017 close to being booked solid, I find myself feeling an overwhelming sense of gratitude for starting out on this path. I have been blessed with some really incredible couples and moments since starting my business, and I am so pleased to be gearing up for another busy year ahead. 

Here are my favourite moments for wedding photography and engagement photography from 2016. I loved getting to work with each and every one of these couples. All of you were truly a gift to join and photograph. I thank you for bringing me along to capture some of your highlight moments in life. I wish all you the very best life has to offer. 

Warmest wishes for wonderful year ahead in 2017. Happy New Year everyone!

Jody

Wedding Photography 

Engagement Photography

My Favourite Moments from 2015 ~ A Year in Review

I love this time of year. I love getting to look back and reflect on all the great times you shared with friends, the adventures you par took in and the work that you are proud to share. There is much to be grateful for! 

I'm happy to share a sample of my favourite moments and images from 2015. The collection starts with some images from engagement sessions, then wedding photography, and finishes with a few lifestyle photos. It is a mere sample of the many blogs yet to come. I look forward to sharing more images, and the stories that go with them, in the new year. 

From getting to photograph weddings and portraiture sessions in Golden BC, Edmonton AB and a variety of places within Canmore, Banff, Lake Louise and Kananaskis country; it really has been a great year for engagement photography, wedding photography and lifestyle photography. Looking back on these photos I can not help but feel all warm and fuzzy inside. It feels pretty great to have had the opportunity to meet these wonderful people, get to know a bit of their story and show them how beautiful they are. I know this sounds corny, possibly a bit too bubbly, but I really love this path. Deeply. Getting to share this passion with so many wonderful people has left me enormously happy, grateful and driven to do better each year. 2015 has been a great year, and I am super pumped to see what is in store for 2016. 

To each and everyone of you, Thank You for bringing me along to share in your intimate celebrations. It has meant the world to me to get to photograph your special occasion. I wish you all nothing but the very best life has to offer and a continued path of love, joy and happiness together.

Happy New Year and New Beginnings! 

Warmest regards, xo

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