Siobhan & Adam -married! {Emerald Lake Wedding Photographer}

When I look back at this wedding the first thing that comes to mind is how honored I feel to witness the beauty of this land. I have to say I was awe-struck and speechless when we arrived at Emerald Lake. I have shot here before in the summer but this was my first experience with winter out there. It is an incredible place in the summer, spectacular even. I guess I wasn’t prepared for it to be equally as spectacular in winter. I don’t think I’ve ever seen as much snow as this, it was like something out of a Dr. Seuss storybook, or a snow globe. I was thrilled to work with Siobhan and Adam, not only for how great of a couple they are, but also because well, they’re British. I felt so at home with everyone; my husband is Scottish and we have quite a few English and Scottish friends and I just love the humor and mannerisms. I do not love sounding like a hillbilly compared to their beautiful accents though (ha!). The whole day was brilliant and everyone in the wedding party was just so lovely to work with. The temperature, although could have been worse, was c-o-l-d and yet everyone was probably so astounded by the surroundings they didn’t notice how long I actually kept them outside. This wedding was a treat in every aspect. Emerald Lake is an incredible venue, and don’t get me started on the food. Wow. Everything we tried was incredible. I couldn’t recommend this lodge more. If you haven’t been, I highly recommend it!

Jarusha - January 29, 2014 - 2:03 am

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! What a gorgeous winter wonderland wedding! Well done as usual Sarah :)

Susanne & Mark -married! {Canmore, Banff, Lake Louise Wedding photographer}

There aren’t too many places that I’d rather be on New Years Eve than Canmore. It’s such a happy place for me and holds so many amazing memories of friends and good times and fireworks. Hearing about Susanne and Mark’s New Years Day wedding was just perfect as I knew we’d bring in the new year in the mountains and I would shoot the next day. Perfect! And it was a perfect day indeed. The weather was just beautiful, that amazing chinook warmth allowed us to stay outside comfortably for as long as we had planned, and it allowed for a fairly comfortable outdoor ceremony too! The ceremony and reception were both held at the Iron Goat in Canmore. I had never done a wedding at this particular Canmore venue but I have to say I was very impressed. I really liked how the space was divided, with the ceremony being outside, the bottom floor was a cocktail space/dance floor and the upper floor was the dinner area. The food was amazing as well, just for future reference! I loved spending the day with this great couple, and their wonderful family and friends.

Jackie & Brian -plus one! {Calgary maternity photographer}

One of the greatest parts about being a wedding photographer is meeting so many awesome people, sharing one of the most important days of their lives and then watching their relationship grow to include more awesome (little) people. Now that I have my own little guy, I’m not shooting newborns (I have some amazing referrals though!) but I am still photographing maternity and families with babes over 6 months. I captured Jackie and Brian’s {surprise} wedding last year (and yes it was amazing and I loved every second) and was so thrilled when Jackie booked me to document her beautiful belly. She looks incredible! And Brian’s not so bad himself. He is awesome because we (Jackie and I) keep subjecting him to subzero temperatures for the photo sessions (their wedding was in November and it was COLD) and he still keeps a smile on his face and some sarcasm in the air. I love these two and I am so excited to see their family grow!

Jackie & Garrett -engaged! {Calgary wedding photographer}

This particular session had been planned for quite some time, but no amount of planning could have given us the absolute most perfect day for a game of pond hockey. It was truly the most perfect combination of fluffy soft falling snow and sunshine that I’ve ever had the privilege of shooting in. And of course, my couple was pretty darn amazing too! Garrett even comes complete with a hockey net, how great is that?! Jackie is a lucky girl and Garrett is a lucky guy. They were so much fun to work with and numerous times I was positively giddy with excitement looking at the previews on my camera. Enjoy!

Kayla & Ryan -married! {Canmore, Silvertip wedding photographer}

#awesome #wedding. Hashtags are definitely a new trend and I love how useful they are for the bride and groom. When the hashtag is used, (for Kayla and Ryan it was #gvgwedding) all the pictures and tweets and posts get grouped together so the happy couple can easily find it all. The details at their wedding were just amazing, a photographer’s dream. Everywhere I looked, there was something new, something yummy to capture. Speaking of yummy, the candy bar at the front of the ceremony was such a hit! Unfortunately I was too busy shooting to sample any! With any wedding, a backup plan is almost a number one priority. For me, I own enough matching umbrellas for my entire bridal party, and if I need more, I go buy them. But sometimes even umbrellas won’t do the trick, like in the case of Kayla and Ryan’s day where there was a torrential downpour. Of course, the forecast for Canmore was sunshine and no rain, but I’ve shot in the mountains so much that I know the forecast is almost always flawed. Luckily, the rain held off for the ceremony (phew) and luckily we had an incredible indoor location, in the form of fab restaurant Crazyweed. No wedding in the mountains is complete without, well, mountains (!!) so a decision was made once the rain looked lighter to head out. And just as we stepped out of our cars, the sun appeared, the rain stopped and we were given the best gift of a beautiful day. I worked with some pretty incredible people. Firstly, Erin Wallace of Erin Wallace Photography was my fab second shooter. Photographik were the incredible videographers and I cannot recommend them enough. Silvertip provided the amazing backdrop and venue and Kari from Knot Planning put it all together with her signature flair and attention to detail.

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