sara & david -married! {Calgary, Heritage Park wedding photographer}

I like to tell stories. And in these stories I always want to find the happiness, love and emotion. I see some amazing things through my lens but my favourite moments are the ones that aren’t truly captured in pixels. It’s the whispered “i love you’s” or the way he gently sweeps the hair behind her ear. I get to witness some pretty amazing love and I feel like it fills my head and heart and I am in an (almost) constant state of happiness. Let’s be real, I am NOT perfect- my husband will definitely attest to that. I really loved working with Sara and David. From the moment I watched them together at their engagement session, I knew we would have a good time. Sara has dance training and the way she moves her arms, the way she is aware of her body is truly exquisite. And the way that David can literally pick her up with one arm… yeah. Amazing. Needless to say, we had FUN on their wedding day; with Heritage Park as the backdrop, it’s impossible not to. We had some interesting light due to some crazy Northern wildfires and it provided a nice haze to some of the images. Heritage Park does such a great job with weddings, the venues are fabulous and the food is incredible. And I can’t forget to mention someone else that is incredible, my fab second shooter Carly Koop. She totally nailed the second perspective and has a wonderful eye for those quiet moments. Enjoy!

Charlene & Riley -plus one! {Calgary maternity photographer}

It really is such an honor to develop relationships with my wedding couples, to get to know them over the course of a year or so and then spend an intimate and emotion-packed day with them. I tend to leave our final meeting feeling like I have two new friends. I was actually just talking about this with one of my fall couples about how happy I am with all of my clients and how I think that what you ‘put out there’ is what you get back in return. I strive to be positive, happy and easy-going in every aspect of my life (most of the time! I am so not perfect) and I feel blessed to say that my couples unilaterally reflect that. Charlene and Riley are no exception. In fact, Charlene is a Labor and Delivery nurse and helped me a great deal last year when I was dealing with a few pregnancy related complications. She practically wrote me a novel and set my mind at ease. I was thrilled to hear the good news, and delighted that they wanted me to photograph their maternity session. I haven’t been to Big Hill Springs since last year and couldn’t wait to be back and explore again. We were beyond lucky with the weather, it seemed to be raining all around us but never on us and I love the results. Enjoy!

Jana & Kevin -plus one! {Calgary maternity photographer”

I met Jana and Kevin a few years ago to shoot their engagement session and was delighted to hear back from them announcing news of an upcoming addition. Aside from the wind, it was a perfect night filled with beautiful light, colour and great conversation. Enjoy!

Mike&Travis -married! {Calgary same-sex wedding photographer}

I think what shows Mike and Travis’ true character and personality the most is the fact that they knew right from the beginning that their nieces and nephews would be the bridal party. They are fun loving, unique and kids-at-heart. If we needed more evidence, Travis owns enough Star Wars memorabilia to outfit another sequel. I have known Mike for quite a few years now and was over-the-moon thrilled to be asked to capture their day. I joked that I needed to hire them as professional scouts for all my shoots as their ideas and choices were spot on. Aside from this location being quite the cozy little oven, *cough* it was absolute perfection as a backdrop for their creatives. Their ceremony, held at Chestermere Golf and Country Club, was emotion-packed and I always like to note when I see that emotion reflected in the audience. Their friends and family were right there with them, I could feel the love and support for these two wonderful men. I could not be happier with how the day turned out. Enjoy!

Brianne & Rich -married! {Canmore, Murrietas Wedding photographer}

Chaos. Wonderful, beautiful, hilarious chaos. The type where your face hurts from smiling and you may or may not be concerned about peeing your pants. This all shall be the theme going forward for Rich and Brianne’s wedding day. I can’t really say enough about how this gorgeous couple and their family and friends delighted and amazed me and my fabulous second shooter Blair. Sometimes we would ask ourselves why? but it would quickly be followed with well, why not? Take for example, 14 people frolicking in a meadow (obviously taken with the breathtaking landscape) or a 10 person pyramid. The question is not why. The answer is always why not. The love is evident, clearly with Rich and Brianne but also with their party (and party they did); so strong in fact that it quite literally surmounts all.

Rich and Brianne wanted an intimate and cozy mingling atmosphere and nothing could be more perfect than renting out Murrietas in downtown Canmore. Set with meal stations and even an oyster bar, I could tell how much their guests enjoyed the freedom of movement and conversation. We really did have a blast and I have to say, we were a little sad to leave as we drove by and got a few waves from the balcony from our new friends. I am so happy to share this glorious day, the goosebumps prove it.

Frances Clark - August 20, 2014 - 4:33 am

amazingly beautiful outdoor photos…especially the newlyweds huggie, kissie pics and the bridesmen jumping in the air all at once…how’d they do that? Photos are so natural…looks like everyone had a great time. thanks for sharing

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