Leanna and Steven - Waterton Engagement Photographer

On a smokey late summer evening, I had the opportunity to explore the gorgeous Waterton area with Leanna and Steven for their engagement session. Pup Levi came along - I love dogs and always encourage family pets in sessions! 

I really love their style and the change of outfits is a good idea too!

I can't wait for their wedding this fall at The Lake House.

Hair and makeup by Emilia Beauty Art

 

Jillian and Stephen - Banff Elopement Wedding

In an intimate ceremony on the shore of Lake Minnewanka in Banff, Alberta, Jillian and Stephen held their wedding in front of closest friends and family. The day had an easygoing and warm aura. Weather in the Rocky Mountains is unpredictable but the haze and heat on their day created a warm light and a perfect environment for a toe dip in a cold mountain glacier lake. The couple returned to the site, Vermillion Lakes, where Stephen asked Jillian to marry him. I am so happy to share this Banff elopement. Fun fact: Jillian is talented photographer herself. See links at end of post. 

 

Preview -French Country Wedding Inspiration for Google - Calgary Wedding Photographer

Colin, my husband, is a fantastic nature photographer and has had his work features on Google's Instagram stories feed with images he has taken on his Google Pixel phone/camera. He approached their social media team with an idea of shooting a wedding using only phone camera technology of the Google Pixel 2. I was surprised and thrilled when they said yes and agreed to publish it on their blog and Instagram feed. The next step was to assemble a team of the finest vendors to create something that exceeded expectation. I can't wait to see it published again next month on Confetti by Calgary Bride blog and tell more of the story behind this wedding editorial. All images taken by myself and Colin with a Google Pixel 2 and minimal or no editing. Click here to see the Google feature

Thank you to Jacqueline Delorme of Jacqueline Rae Weddings for her fantastic contribution of planning and styling. Also these fine wedding industry vendors. Lastly to my love, my husband for having the idea in the first place and faith that we could execute it! 

Instagram links to talent

Photography @_gingersnapphotography

Photography @haylescolin

Wedding Planner and Stylist @jraeweddings

Floral Design @fallforflorals

Location and Decor @modernluxerental

Stationery and Calligraphy @debbiewongdesign

Makeup Artist @somethingborrowedbeauty

Hairstylist @jliaoo.hair

Cake and sweets @bakemydayyyc

Gown @pearlanddot

Menswear @ewmenswear

Jewelry @apostle_boutique

Real life couple @mishca_w

Gown designer @madewithlovebridal

 

Matt and Elaina - Proposal- Moraine Lake Proposal Photographer

I love proposals, pure and simple. It is such a momentous decision to ask and answer a commitment of marriage. When Matt contacted me, we came up with a plan to take advantage of the best light, location and time ( he wisely chose sunrise ) for him to ask Elaina to marry him. This proposal was featured on HOW HE ASKED blog and SHE SAID YES instagram. Click titles to see the features!