On Sunday, October 30th, the sun was out, the weather was beautiful and David and I were on our way to Jackie Parker Recreation Area to meet up with Tresha and Shaun for their engagement session. Tresha and Shaun are a fantastic couple and so easy to talk to. They have three boys, so I can really relate to them with having raised three boys of my own. Their three boys are so well mannered and behaved. The oldest really looks out for his younger brothers. Tresha mentioned that she wanted an engagement session full of romance and one that looked like new love (instead of where they looked like they had been together for several years). From our viewpoint, I think the images we took look romantic and exude love. How could they not with two very photogenic subjects in front of our cameras.
Thank you so much, Tresha and Shaun for choosing us to capture these special moments in your life. We cannot wait to work with you again next year for your wedding!
This past Monday, David and I were off to Devon to meet up with Ivana and Christopher to photograph their engagement session. Although the forecast called for rain, we got very lucky and had the perfect overcast fall day surrounding by the beautiful fall colours around the Devon River Valley. Ivana and Christopher are two of the nicest people you could ever meet and it is so obvious how in love they are. This busy couple have exciting careers and seven children between them.
It was a fantastic session getting to know them more as well as take some fantastic photos of them. We didn't really have to do a lot of posing as they basically posed themselves. The smile that light up their faces when they look at each other are just magical and David and I are honoured to be a part of this special time in their lives.
Thank you so much for choosing us to photograph your engagement photos as well as your wedding photos next year!
This past Sunday, David and I headed to Rundle Park to meet up with Victoria, Michael and Victoria's cat, Pixel. This was a first for us - we have photographed many engagement sessions with dogs, but never a cat. That's okay, Pixel seems to think he's a cat. Michael and Victoria are very sweet and were willing to try any poses we asked of them and we tried to include Pixel in as many as we could as well. It was a very warm fall day and the fall colours were absolutely beautiful.
Thank you so much, Michael and Victoria for choosing us to photograph not only your engagement session but also your wedding next fall.
Behind again on my blog. So, a couple Saturdays ago, David and I headed out to Sherwood Park to Joanne and Derek's home to photograph Joanne's getting ready photos. Joanne's makeup was just being finished by the talented Bemi of Bemi Amats Beauty. Joanne's dress from The Bridal Boutique was just stunning. Joanne did her own hair with a bit of assistance from her bridesmaid and dear friend also Joanne. The bouquets were so. beautiful and were done by the bride and groom themselves. After the getting ready photos, we headed out to the Sandman Inn Sherwood Park to photograph Derek and his groomsmen. Derek looked very dapper in his tux and tails from Derek's Formal Wear. Their wedding ceremony was performed by Dr. Janice Dodds who did a lovely ceremony and the talented Dave Shannon was already playing the music. If you don't know of DJ Dave Shannon, you should. He's been in business for many years and he knows how to keep people on the dance floor and having a great time. After the ceremony, we headed to Broadmoor Park and Festival Place for photos. The wedding party was fantastic to work with.
We then headed back to the hotel for the reception and the meal catered by Chop Steakhouse. It was delicious. The centerpieces on the table where all edible cupcakes made to look like bouquets by Buttercream Boutique. The reception was emceed by Joanne's one brother, Rosaire who did a great job! Derek ad Joanne's first dance was a beautifully choreographed dance to "I Don't Want To Miss a Thing" and they did a wonderful job.
Thank you so much, Joanne and Derek for allowing us the honour of photographing this special time in your lives. We wish you a lifetime of happiness.
This past Saturday, David and I headed to Lisa's parent's home to photograph Lisa and her bridesmaids getting ready. Lisa's mom and dad were so welcoming and kind to us from the time we arrived until we left the reception that night where both Lisa's mom and sister gave us hugs. Lisa's dress was beautiful and suited her perfectly - from The Bridal Boutique. When we arrived, Lisa's hair and makeup was just finishing up by Sheena Rae Beauty. Lisa and her bridesmaids made all the bouquets and other flowers and they were gorgeous. After photographing the getting ready shots, we headed to Whitemud Creek Community Centre which was absolutely beautiful to photograph their outdoor ceremony which was performed by Marry by Mary. Their amazing dog, Bernadette was the flower girl and she was absolutely perfect. Kevin's two nephews were completely adorable ring bearers. Kevin looked handsome in his custom EPH suit which had the logo for his favourite hockey team - Colorado Avalanche adorning the lining along with the date of their wedding. Lisa and Kevin also had a whisky box ceremony which they will open on their first anniversary and every anniversary after. The arches were handmade and were the perfect looking snowcap mountains and provided a great backdrop for both their ceremony and reception.
Blackgold Limo then whisked the bridal party off first to Government House park for some beautiful river valley photos and an absolutely amazing champaigne spray photo and then to Manchester Square for some more fun/architectural photos and then a stop at Arcadia Brewery for some refreshing ale and some fun photos. Oh and let me just tell you, Kevin and Lisa do the most amazing dipping shot! We then headed back to Whitemud Creek Community Centre where our newest Photo Booth attendant, Olivia, was busy at work. This girl was so good at her job and did a fantastic job all night. Thank you so much for being so awesome and working with and for us! The delicious meal was provided by A Capella. The cake for the bride and groom was done by Little Teapot Bake Shop and Lisa and Kevin's Day of Planner, Caroline from Your Stories kept their donut cake and candy bar full and everything running smoothly. Their DJ, Darcy Lotoski of Party Music kept the dance floor full. And Kevin's uncle, Daryl Pattison was a fantastic MC and also kept his promise on a bet between him and Kevin by wearing an Avalanche Jersey for most of the night.
Thank you so much Lisa and Kevin for allowing us the privilege of capturing your engagement and wedding photos and to your family for giving us such a warm welcome. We wish you and Kevin a lifetime of happiness.