Melissa + Kurt - Engaged!

This engagement session was rescheduled so many times due to crazy weather and the day before my family and I flew out to Tonroto we figured this might be our last chance to make it work! And wouldn't you believe it…we approached Moraine Lake and it started to rain. Not a super big deal right? Well, as we climbed higher it started to snow…alright we can work with this. Well, we climbed even higher and by the time we reach the parking lot we were standing in a full winter storm in June! After meeting up with Melissa and Kurt we decided that no amount of crazy weather was going to stop this shoot from happening and decided to power through! Im so glad we did because I love these photos and this couple. Im really looking forward to shooting their beautiful Autumn wedding this year!

Jenelle + Justin

From time to time I connect with a couple on a deeper level then usual and thats what happened with Jenelle and Justin. Considering that it's very rare for me to meet someone in person on their actual wedding day and not prior to that, I honestly felt like I had known them forever. Shooting them was so easy and it flowed so organically. Jenelles feet gently kiss the ground as she moves with the grace of a dancer. 

And can we chat about Jenelles moment with her mother as she was putting on her wedding dress? I asked for her bridesmaid to step out of the room for a couple moments while she and her mother sat in the silence of the sanctity of the tradition of helping her dress for the last time. I stood at a distance to let them absorb the moment because it was heavy, I could feel it. As I saw her finishing up I got a bit closer and didn’t realize that I was crying until I lifted my camera up to my face and noticed it was wet. This is why I do what I do. These are the moments we want to hold on to.

Thank you so much Jenelle and Justin for being so kind to us and being such genuine and amazing people.

Brittany + Daniel

To say that Brittany is “sweet” would not do her any justice. She truly is the salt of the earth. Humble, kind and unapologetically light hearted. Her and Daniel make such a wonderful pair and we felt right at home on their wedding day. We were treated like guests during the reception and both sides of the family were so kind and thoughtful to us. Basically the entire day was amazing. Enjoy a few of my favourites from their day.

 

The Wild Kin Workshop

We had the pleasure of capturing a few behind the scenes footage for a workshop put together by Kaihla Tonai and Emily Oud. Things aligned just perfectly since we already had to be in calgary to pick up some material for our house reno and as it turned out my Mother surprised us by coming down for the weekend as well where she got to meet my daughter for the very first time. Kind of a big deal right!?

The ladies from the workshop also set up a couple styled shoots so while Lee was filming I grabbed a quick couple shots from the 70’s inspired shoot for myself because hello…Im obsessed with all things vintage! 

Here are some of the shots from the weekend and feel free to check out more info on their workshop!

Enjoy

Danny and Kesha

"May your sky always be clear, may your dear smile always be bright and happy, and may you be for ever blessed for that moment of bliss and happiness which you gave to another lonely and grateful heart. Isn't such a moment sufficient for the whole of ones life?

- Dostoyevsky

If there is one thing, and one thing only that I can convey to somebody looking for a photographer to capture their essence, it's this: I care about you. I care about your story, I care about your journey and I care about your future. That's why I put so much heart into my work and try so hard to personalize each session so that you can look at them later and confidently say from your soul  - "This is us"

That's what I'm going to work hardest on this year. Instead of concentrating my efforts on perfecting the technical aspect of photography, I want to be inspired by the imperfect people in front of me. Figuring out what makes your connections unique and shining a light on it.

Thank you Danny and Kesha for allowing me into your heart space 

- enjoy

Connor and Catriona

Anyone who knows me knows that I have issues with the cold. I have a really severe form of raynauds syndrome which means my extremities turn white pretty much the second I step outside and it takes hours for me to get the blood circulating again even once Im back in a warm setting. This causes me to get frost bite super quick and developing possibly worse issues like nerve damage to my fingers and toes. Which is why I don't shoot outdoors in frigid temperatures. However, if I take the proper precautions I can typically power through! Which is why I only accept one winter wedding a year. I LOVE the look of wintery weddings, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to photograph this beautiful couple on their special day. The moment I met Catriona at our consultation I knew I liked her vibes and that we were a good fit for each other. To add icing to the cake, the day of the wedding wasn't really THAT cold! SUCCESS!!

Connor and Catriona actually have a really interesting story about how they met. It was completely accidental. Connor thought he was booking a flight to Monaco but found himself Africa bound to Morocco instead. They met in a hostel during what Catriona calls "the happiest accident ever!"

Enjoy!

Kurt and Deedra {Kimberley/Cranbrook Maternity Photographer}

I was so happy to meet Kurt and Deedra after putting out a model call for an expecting couple. I had a vision of the type of session I wanted to do with them and they helped me bring it to life! They had fantastic chemistry and were open to the vibe I wanted for the shoot. I especially love how their connection is truly felt through these images which means the little muffin in Deedras belly will feel it too once he/she arrives.

Enjoy!

The Ryters {Kimberley and Cranbrook Wedding Photographer}

I had the pleasure of photographing this lovely couple last Summer for the first half of their wedding day which took place in Cranbrook. I say 'first half' because the whole wedding traveled to Creston for part 2 of the festivities! How neat is that! I wish I could have made to the Creston half for the party portion but alas, I had an early morning trip to Banff for another shoot! This wedding was beautiful down to the last detail and so was the couple and their families! Thanks for making my job so easy you two! 

 

Enjoy!