mark and irena are two of the kindest and most genuine people i have met. they made a big impression on me earlier this year when we met up for a winter engagement shoot in invermere. their wedding was held at panorama mountain village in the beautiful green space near toby creek at the bottom of the mountain. it was a gorgeous day and when i arrived, irena was getting her make-up done and family was busy moving around the house in preparation for the celebration. showing up for the getting ready portion of the day is one of my favourites… i get to chat with the bride and groom before the ceremony and capture some of those exciting moments of anticipation before they are actually married.
irena looked so beautiful in her dress and i just loved her veil with the lace detailed edge. mark looked so handsome as well… he was getting ready at a nearby house with his dad, brother and best man. there were lots of details and personal touches that i noticed throughout the day. there were special little boxes for the rings stuffed with moss that irena had made especially for the wedding. the flowers were vibrant and a perfect reflection of the day.
it was so much fun capturing these two as they etched out a day in their history… mark and irena shared personal vows at the alter, wore plastic 80′s style sunglasses, crushed beer with their bridal party and rocked the shot ski at the reception. they kept switching back and forth between their party selves, ready to celebrate with all of their friends and family… and these two completely romantic lovebirds that got lost in each others eyes.
i love the balance that they share… i love the way they look at one another and laugh together and fill up all the spaces in between… life feels really good when i’m around these two. it makes me smile to know they are enjoying every minute of it.
congratulations mark and irena… thank you for sharing your day with me. it was an honour to tell this story for you.