Kicking Horse Mountain Resort Wedding Photographer

“Hi Jody, I can't even begin to express how much these memories and the way that you captured them means to us - I've been trying to digest this since opening the pictures literally one minute after you sent them to us and I have yet to make it through the slideshow or the gallery without crying after many, many attempts. The music gets me, the moments just keep getting me! I have tears for how beautifully you captured our love, how raw it feels to see in the pictures because of how amazingly talented you are...we are beyond blessed by you, to have the ability to see and feel our love in a time and space that we can go back to at any point through a photograph...its more than we ever could have hoped for.
I cherish this feeling so much, we just keep looking at the pictures and feeling like we are blown away by how lucky we are to have found you! You are an artist and an amazing soul through and through, you've captured our story in such a way that we get to see our true selves outside of ourselves if that makes any sense at all and we are more in love with us and this life because of it.
What a gift, the world is benefited by you being you and sharing who you are and what you can do with it in your presence.
I have a strong feeling that we'll connect with you again in the future and I'm already exited to see where and when and what our life is then; I also already know that you'll show us more than we're even able to be aware of.
Thank you, truly, from all that we are, from our spirit to yours for what you have given us.” (Erica and Matt, elopement on July 2nd, 2019 Bow Lake, AB)

“Jody, I’ve been waiting to have the time to properly review your photos in depth before sending you a thank you. In today’s early morning hours, I have finally found that time.
It’s obvious from the detailing in the photos that you’ve taken a tremendous amount of time and effort to make our wedding photos spectacular. Some of the scenic pictures are truly breath taking and Taryn and I will have a tough time deciding which ones to place on the walls.
Furthermore, thank you doing such an amazing job of capturing the small moments — the quiet smiles and sideways glances that I would have otherwise missed in the frenzy of the day. You did an amazing job of capturing those and while the big scenic pictures get all of the “likes”, I feel those photos are the most telling of the day.
Lastly and most importantly, thank you for making Taryn and I feel comfortable in an otherwise exhausting and stressful day. You have a knack for settling down the chaos and bringing calm to the storm that can be a wedding day.
It’s obvious you care deeply about every aspect of your work, and the time and effort you poured into the details of these photos showcase that. I can’t thank you enough.
Jody, We're so grateful that you were able to be our wedding photographer! You captured our day beautifully. Several of the photos brought tears to my eyes the first and second time I went through them. You have a talent for capturing raw emotion and natural beauty, which is an exquisite combination for a wedding photographer. Thank you for taking the time to carefully edit the photos - we couldn't be happier with the results!” (Taryn & Jonathan married June 15th, 2019 at Island Lake Lodge, BC)

“Jody did our engagement session and there was no question that we wanted to work with her for our wedding too. She is responsive to what we envisioned but at the same time, she adds her creativity. On the day of the wedding, she was such a joy to have around!! It felt like she as part of the family. The most amazing aspect is that she is from the mountains, so before the actual wedding day, Jody scoped out a few good spots (because you never know in January!) so we feel like we had a customized shoot in locations that were beautiful and unique. Our photos turned out gorgeous!! Lots of comments about the photos looking like they’re from a magazine which we don’t mind hearing ha. It has been a genuine pleasure to work with Jody, she is a beautiful photographer and a wonderful person. We cannot recommend her strongly enough.“We had such a wonderful experience working with Jody! We thought choosing a photographer for our wedding would be a difficult decision, but as soon as we saw Jody's work (and met her on Skype), we knew instantly that we had found our photographer. Her portfolio is beyond beautiful, and nothing else we saw anywhere even came close. 
Jody is professional and courteous in her communication, and by the time we met on our wedding day, we truly felt like we had known her for years. She was a complete joy to work with — we wish we could do it all over again! Jody made both my husband and I (and our families) feel at ease in front of the camera; we never thought we could have so much fun having our pictures taken. It was easily one of our favorite parts of the day. Carrie and Mike married January 26th, 2019 at the Post Hotel in Lake Louise, AB. We have shared Jody’s photos with so many friends and family members, and their reactions are always the same — people are speechless. Jody has the ability to capture the most special, important, intimate moments on camera. Her photos are not only beautiful and creative, but they tell a story. She loves the outdoors and working with natural landscapes, so each image is framed with such care. We are so happy with our photos, and look forward to sharing and cherishing them for years to come.” Julia and Brian married November 3rd, 2018 at Chateau Lake Louise

“I had Jody picked out long before I even had a venue or dress! I just knew I had to have her photograph our wedding! She exceeded all my expectations, I knew she would capture beautiful pictures but I was so overwhelmed with her talent when I received our pictures. All the emotion, love, happiness she photographed, it brought me right back to my wedding day. The pictures are beautiful I have no idea how I will chose which ones to frame! I received my pictures in the time frame that was promised. Jody was much more then our photographer, she helped throughout the day whether it be with my dress and necklace to picking up my crying two year old. She made us feel so comfortable my husband hates getting his picture taken and he loved Jody. She felt more like really didn’t feel like the day of the wedding was the first time meeting in person! Everyone raved about her, she was so fun but professional and organized and kept us on schedule but also told us to relax and have a drink! I would love to re live our day and would 100% have her there hands down. I wish we lived closer so I could have her photograph our family often! We have only good things to say about Jody! Her work is amazing but she is also just as amazing!!” Catherine and Ryan married October 27th, 2018 in Canmore, AB

“I'm going to start off by saying I don't know if I can write Jody a review that will do her or her work justice. We received our wedding photos back this past weekend and we are blown away at the quality and quantity of pictures! She did an amazing job capturing one of the most important days of our lives and we had so much fun doing it! Jody is super relaxed, laid back and very focused! She wasn't pushy and she didn't make us pose in odd poses she just let us go about our day pointing us towards good lighting and beautiful views. She joked with us and had us laughing the whole time which made for amazing pictures. I highly recommend Jody to anyone who is looking for a photographer with awesome vibes and insane photography skills! Jody if you are reading this, you are a rockstar!!!” Stephanie and Shane married September 8th, 2018 at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in Golden, BC.

“Jody was just as amazing as we thought she would be. She went above and beyond what we were expecting and truly helped capture our special day. She was fun, professional and kept everything light. We discussed what our vision was for the day and she helped to make sure that it came true. The sneak peak photos were absolutely stunning and we can't wait to see all of the rest. 

Thank you Jody for everything you did for us in making our day amazing. We couldn't have asked for anything else!” Nicole and Jeff married August 5th, 2018 at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in Golden, BC.

“While researching wedding venues initially, I saw one of Jody's photos come up on pinterest. It was so stunning. I ended up finding our venue via her website and obviously then had to have her as our photographer. She photographed our wedding and our engagement session. She is just an overall amazing person and has a way of making everyone feel super comfortable. She goes out of her way and puts herself in, at times, compromising positions to get the most amazing shot for you. Her photos are fantastic and you will not find another photographer in the area that can capture you and the landscape quite like her.

We loved our engagement photos and have only gotten our sneak peeks for the wedding so far. However, based on those, I can only imagine what the entire set will look like. She is worth every penny :)” Ashley and Mark married August 3rd, 2018 at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in Golden BC.

“We had the pleasure of working with Jody for our engagement photos and our wedding day. She was an absolute delight to work with and it felt like spending the day with a friend. She brought an amazing energy to our wedding day and some of our favourite moments were our portrait sessions with Jody. Neither my husband or I really enjoy having our picture taken and Jody made us feel completely at ease and captured some really amazing memories that we will cherish for a lifetime. I can’t recommend her highly enough!” Jennifer and Steven married July 1st, 2018 at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in Golden, BC.

“We couldn’t have asked for a better photographer for our wedding day. Jody did both our engagement and wedding photos and we are extremely happy with them! Jody is a professional and certainly knows how to manage crowds; she is detail oriented and asks the right questions for ensuring all our needs are met; and most importantly, Jody was great company on our wedding day- she made us feel both at ease and comfortable throughout the day! She accommodated all our requests including taking downhill mountain biking photos for our engagement session, and brought a unique and creative angle to each of our outdoor wedding shots. We highly recommend Jody for any event, you won’t be disappointed!” Darlene and Dawson married June 9th, 2018 in Banff, AB.

“The very first thing I wanted to book after getting engaged was my photographer. Living in a beautiful destination (the Canadian Rockies) means there are ALOT of photographers to choose from, and Jody is one of the best! 

A few things that make Jody an absolute dream of a wedding photographer:

Her infectious, bubbly, welcoming personality means working with her is like working with a best friend. Have photos taken of you isn't something most people (including myself and my husband) are used to, let alone comfortable with. With Jody, you don't even notice. She lets you create your authentic moments with just the right amount of support (what Jody does is so much more that direction or posing - support really is the only word for it) to make you into the supermodel you could always be. 

Open and collaborative style. Jody is there for you every step of the way and answers any questions you have, provided gentle suggestions and just knows the shots that are going to make your jaw drop. She works with you to really understand what you want from your wedding photos - and oh boy does she deliver! 

Eye for detail and that "WOW" moment. Jody really is an incredible photographer. Her eye for placement, lighting, and focus is really second to none, meaning she captures photos you would never think of, but instantly fall in love with. She sees those moments you didn't even notice (because weddings are crazy) and gives you a snapshot that moment in time that you will treasure forever.

Finally, Jody delivers, not just the best photos of you and your husband looking your best, but on time and in a meaningful way; handwritten notes and beautifully presented final files that you can spend hours flipping through over and over, reliving magical day made even more spectacular by the moments captured forever in time by Jody!

Thank you so much, Jody, for being the absolute perfect photographer for our wedding day!”

Amanda & Brodie married at Mount Norquay on September 16th, 2017 in Banff, AB.

“We had the pleasure of working with Jody for both our engagement and wedding photos. We knew we wanted to work with Jody from our first Skype meeting. Jody is the type of person that feels like a friend right away. We had never been professionally photographed, and Jody made us feel comfortable in front of the camera very quickly. 

We had such a fun experience doing a hike for our engagement photos, which Jody was more than happy to do with us, and we were blown away with the engagement photos that Jody delivered to us. 

Jody was very responsive throughout the wedding planning process, and when asked, always offered helpful advice for planning our schedule for the wedding day. Jody was such a pleasure to have around on our wedding day. She was so positive and calm, and we felt very confident to have Jody behind the camera capturing our day. She took charge, making sure we were moving through the day as planned, but also provided flexibility when needed. It was so nice to not have to worry about the schedule and what photos needed to happen, we knew Jody would do an amazing job. 

Jody delivered our wedding photos to us within the promised time frame, and we are absolutely in love with the collection. Jody beautifully captured so many moments and details from our wedding day, and we are taken back to that day and all the emotions that went with it when we look at our photos. 

Choosing Jody as our photographer was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. Not only are Jody's photos exceptional, she is so easy and fun to work with, and we would highly recommend her to any couple looking for an engagement or wedding photographer.” Emily and Kogan married at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in Golden, BC August 26th, 2017

“We were so impressed with our wedding photos! Jody captured every detail that we wanted, and then some. The photos are absolutely gorgeous! Looking through them brought that day to life and reminded us of how beautiful of a day it was. The photos are the only thing that we will have down the road to help us remember every detail, and Jody made sure that we will be able to remember it perfectly! The slideshow was absolutely stunning and makes me cry every time I watch it. We have enjoyed showing our photos to our family and friends and they have all commented on how lovely they are. We could not have asked for a better photographer! Jody made our guests feel so comfortable and made our families smile! Jody, thank you so much for giving us the most beautiful gift that we will treasure for the rest of our lives!” Jena and Derry married June 17th, 2017 at Buffalo Mountain Lodge in Banff, AB.

“We knew Jody was the perfect photographer for us the first time we looked at her portfolio. After receiving our photos yesterday we were completely blown away, exceeded all expectations, nothing short of magical.

We really appreciated how helpful Jody was during the planning stages especially as we live on the other side of the world.

On the day Jody was an absolute pleasure to be around. So lovely and relaxed and helped us to feel at ease to just have fun. 

Thank you Jody for capturing just how beautiful our day was, your photos take us back to that feeling every time we look at them.”

Katie and Dan married November 4th at Storm Mountain Lodge in Banff National Park, AB.

“People always say...'trust your gut'. As you plan your wedding, everyone shares their experiences, and sometimes you hear horror stories of couples having bad experiences with vendors. This was NOT the case with Jody Goodwin Photography. 

For us, we knew immediately Jody Goodwin was going to be our photographer (if we could help it)! From the moment my husband Luke and I met Jody at our consultation, we knew she would be the perfect fit for our wedding day. Not only could we not stop scrolling through her photos (prior to our meeting), her bubbly personality matched ours perfectly.

She was clear about her costs, what to expect with her services, timeframes for photo delivery, and most importantly she listened. She took the time to get to know us, not just as a client, but as people. We shared interests and visions for what we'd like for our engagement photo session, and wedding day. She provided suggestions and even went as far as being adventurous with her photography styles. 

Luke and I love the Canadian Rockies, and Jody's knowledge of them are incredible. She took us to the most unique and stunning spots. We were open to being her 'guinea pigs' for some new photography skills, and those shots turned out to be incredible.

We received our photos 3 months after our wedding. You may think this is a long time to wait, but trust me, it will be worth it. The time and effort she takes to edit each photo is reflected in the final collection. 

Luke and I were truly at a loss for words as we watched the slideshow and montage that Jody put together. Her photos brought back that moment of butterflies and excitement that we experienced the day of the wedding. They also gave us both an insight on how the moments leading up to the 'I do's' unfolded for each other. Jody's incredible talent has given us the opportunity to be able to revisit this day whenever we choose.

Jody made us feel so comfortable through both, the engagement session and our wedding day. Our photos came out so natural and candid even when ‘posed’. She made us laugh and enjoy each moment. 

Our family and friends cannot stop talking about photos we received. Photos are one of the best memories you have after all the excitement of the wedding dies down. Jody captures the best elements and all the details perfectly.

It doesn’t matter if you choose the Canadian Rockies as your backdrop or hire her talent for a more urban setting, I can confidently say Jody Goodwin will not dissappoint!

We already have her in mind, as we plan to grow our family.” Karuna and Luke married October 9th, 2016 at Buffalo Mountain Lodge in Banff, AB

“If you’re looking for a wedding photographer stop right here. Jody is so talented and not to mention incredibly kind and easy to work with! We went with Jody for our engagement photo’s in March and for our wedding on October 2016. My husband and I were not sure what to expect on our first meeting but Jody’s warm smile and personality made it incredibly easy and natural to get our pictures taken. She had us laughing the whole time and at the end it felt like we had known her for years. We got so many compliments on our engagement photos and we couldn't wait until we met again for our wedding day. Our wedding was at Mount Norquay in October. We had hoped for beautiful fall colors and moderate weather but instead we had flurries, fog and grey skies. Jody, being the talented and wonderful photographer she is managed to capture the most amazing pictures. Her assistant Julie kept us warm with blankets and held an umbrella in between takes while Jody happily weathered the storm and was absolutely soaked at the end of the day. Despite the weather, she always had a smile on her face and continued to make us feel comfortable. Now we have the most beautiful photo’s to help us remember our special day and I am so thankful we chose her. Many of our wedding guests continue to comment on how lovely she was to work with and how they wished they would have booked her for their wedding. I would gladly recommend Jody to anyone looking to get their pictures taken. In fact, I insist! You will not be disappointed!” Nicole and Justin married October 8th, 2016 at Mount Norquay in Banff, AB.

“When my wife and I got engaged we sat down and discussed what we were unwilling to compromise on and mutually agreed that photos are the most important thing as that is what you get to keep and cherish forever (second only to each other of course). After pouring through literally thousands of photos and hundreds of photographers we decided on the incomparable Jody Goodwin. She is an expert at capturing the breathtaking beauty of nature and has an incredible eye for candid moments and catching pure joy on film. 

From the moment we first spoke with Jody we knew we had made the right decision. She truly loves what she does and cares an incredible amount for the people she works with. Jody is one of the most kind, talented, genuine human beings we have ever met and we felt comfortable working with her immediately. She exudes excitement, love and light that creates an infectious atmosphere of fun that makes being photographed feel effortless. My wife and I don't typically love having our picture taken but I mean it when I say we would happily have Jody take our picture any day!

Our wedding day was full of chaos due to an enormous bridal party and being surrounded by an incredible team of people working to get all of us ready so I didn't think I would have many getting ready photos (which I was okay with) but somehow Jody swept in and made the chaos look like calm and managed to catch so many beautiful moments that we will cherish for years to come. While looking at our photos we were overwhelmed with emotion as our wedding day memories came flooding back because every single photo is dripping with our personalities, is filled with the people we love and moments we didn't even realize she was there for. She even caught me ugly crying during our wedding vows (trust was bad haha) and managed to make it look pretty! Now THAT is worth it's weight in gold.

We couldn't be more thankful that we met Jody and have her in our lives. We have received endless compliments on our photos and have had numerous friends tell us they wish they had found her for theirs. If there is one thing you can splurge on for your wedding and know that you will never regret it, it's Jody Goodwin Photography. Not only will you have the gift of breathtaking images from the happiest day of your life but you will likely gain a new friend as a bonus. BEST. PHOTOGRAPHER. EVER.” Liz and Cassandra married October 1st, 2016 Camp Chief Hector, Alberta

“We can't express enough how amazing and talented Jody is as a photographer! She has an extremely warm, friendly, and encouraging demeanour which always put us at ease in front of the camera. Jody's obvious passion for her craft is shown in her extreme dedication to the quality of her work, her fine attention to detail, and her eagerness to go above and beyond. What we appreciated most about Jody's style was her focus on candid shots that really captured the emotion and feeling of a moment.
We considered ourselves lucky to have gotten to work with her. Thank you Jody!!” Katie and Darren married August 27th, 2016 Buffalo Mountain Lodge in Banff, AB

“I have to say, Jody was phenomenal. We were drawn to her because she started out as a landscape photographer and then got into wedding photography. We were pretty uncertain about engagement photos, so instead Jody scouted out an amazing hike and just shot some hiking photos which was perfect. When it came to the day, she was the nicest, friendliest person to work with, and also seemed to be have a blast. She worked incredibly hard throughout the entire day and wow...the end result is simply outstanding. I have nothing but glowing things to say about Jody. She was professional, energetic, fun, not awkward at all (!!!), and had a beautiful eye for wonderful moments. Beautiful candid photos, jaw dropping scenery photos. Worth every penny.” Basia and Brenda married June 25th, 2016 Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in Golden, BC