I met with Justine at the very beginning of 2018 at a coffee shop here in Sherwood Park for her to interview me for her and Tommy’s upcoming wedding that summer. We chatted about everything life had to offer and when I left the shop I called my mom and was like “I don’t care if she hires me, I want to be friends with her!” Justine has that wonderful, outgoing personality that just envelopes you in love the very second you meet her and when she messaged me back saying she cancelled all of her other interviews and wanted to go with me I was ecstatic. Their day was so lovely right from how involved every single member of Justine’s family was involved in the getting ready, right from Aunty doing hair and everyone doing each others make – it was wonderful. Love rang out through the day and my second shooter Jenny Pasterfield and I loved being able to celebrate every moment with them.
As I mentioned in a previous blog, I entered a huge contest called Shoot and Share. I entered again this year and went all in with 50 submissions from over my year of photographing all of my amazing clients.
This is the biggest contest that is held over the year with a jaw dropping 583, 150 entries this year. Photographers from all over the world enter every year and I am so excited that I had the opportunity to participate in it. The talent is amazing and I have learned so much from just looking at others work and knowing exactly where I want mine to be. We have just entered round 7 which means we are officially in the top 30% and I know I have at least 1 photo still in there floating around somewhere. SO Exciting!!
I went in with a full heart and a heavy hand on my decisions going back and forth adding and removing and re-adding selection after selection until I finally came to my final 50 choices. I chose photos that made me smile and laugh until I cried remembering every moment I spent photographing families, weddings, friends old and new.
I have loved every second of spending time with all of you, meeting you and finding new friendships. I chose photos that made my heart soar with memories and love and photos that made me feel all the feelings I have in me.
I truly want to thank all of you from the bottom of my heart for trusting me with your memories as you grow together, I couldn’t be happier that I got a chance to be part of it.
I love what our city has to offer. We have so many amazing scenic backdrops, and I spend a ton of time looking and finding amazing locations for my clients, I love to include it in my photos. I met with this amazing couple who’s wedding is only one short month away and I could not be more excited for it!
I had the absolute pleasure of photographing one of my oldest friends weddings last summer. It was everything! We did a first look where my second shooter Kayleigh of Kayleigh Lynds Photography and I shut down the middle of Rice Howard Way in Downtown Edmonton and did an amazing first look with Meghan and Jason. We then went and did some quick family photos of their soon to be family of 3 and then hit the pub for a quick drink before heading down across town to have their ceremony and some more formals at the Alfred H Savage Centre at the Edmonton Equine Park. The day was amazing and like all weddings rushed by all too quickly with their small ceremony of close friends and family. Thank you so much Meghan and Jason for sharing your day with us! And also Happy almost Anniversary!
I was absolutely thrilled when Meghan came to me to ask me to shoot her wedding. We have been friends so much longer than I’m sure either of us would like to admit, so I was tickled pink when she popped my my house one day to ask! We managed to coordinate in time for the beginning of blossom week here in the city and it was so worth it! The flowers and the couple are absolutely beautiful.
If you can’t tell already sunset is my favourite time to shoot at. The light is always perfect the sky is colourful and you can always get some pretty amazing silhouettes with the right spot!
Carol-Anne and Dennis are such a lovely couple! Carol-Anne found me through a project I did a couple years ago and we met over coffee and I fell in love with the couple as we bonded over our beagles and all things English!
Last summer I had the opportunity to photograph a vow renewal. It was lovely and all about family. The couple chose to do a hand fasting where their children fastened their hands together to represent their union as a family. With all the fires that happened last summer the skies were a little hazy but still made for such a lovely sunset ceremony on their property.
With Wedding Season upon us I thought I would share some of the beautiful weddings I shot last summer! A reminder of all things beautiful, beautiful weather, people, couple, vows, love.
My first wedding of the season was with Gillian and Christopher. This couple was without a doubt the sweetest couple, and so beyond in love it was amazing. They surrounded themselves with their closest family and friends to celebrate themselves and their union. The dress couldn’t have suited Gillian more and they were just so beautiful!
I am so delinquent in my blogging and I apologize for that! So here I am getting caught up and bombarding you with lovely photos of lovely people!
I met up with Emily and Graham back in May on a really cold and rainy day. We were planning to have an outdoor engagement session in the evening but the weather wasn’t cooperating with us, so I came up with a plan B and we headed indoors to a local greenhouse for one of my favourite engagement sessions to date!