cam & krista – engagement shoot in windermere, bc

cam and krista are having a spring wedding this may up at a private estate in panorama, bc. we managed to fit their engagement session in at the start of april and picked a spectacular evening to wander along the shore of lake windermere in the columbia valley. the forecast called for rain so we were a little unsure of what it was going to do leading right up to the session, but we decided to go for it and the sky cleared just as we were driving out to windermere.

regulars out here in the valley, cam and krista knew they wanted to celebrate their wedding at panorama and rented a beautiful log home overlooking greywolf golf course for their venue. i actually know the property well as i photographed it for the company that manages it for the owners. it will be a spectacular spot to have their mountain wedding with their families and most important people. a cozy and intimate event, their ceremony and dinner will be focused on connections, moments and the memories that are created.

i had such a great time photographing cam and krista. they are super fun to be around and came prepared with a bunch of ideas and props… the picnic basket and plaid blanket added some context for the shoreline photos and gave us a great excuse to hang out under this beautiful tree near the water. cam brought along an edmonton oilers blanket for the perfect shot of he and krista snuggled up under it. i hear that one is going in the man-cave in a place of honour.

thanks again you two and i look forward to seeing you in just a few short weeks!


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stephan & niki – engagement session in invermere, bc

stef and niki are getting married this september at copper point resort in invermere, bc. originally from hinton alberta, they now live in vancouver but wanted to have their wedding back in this direction. they love the columbia valley and chose to get married here in invermere after niki’s mom attended a wedding that i shot last season at copper point and they fell in love with the venue and the area.

we managed to coordinate their engagement shoot on a last minute trip to calgary which allowed them to come through invermere for the night. it was a lovely evening and i really enjoyed spending a bit of time with the two of them in person. i just love niki’s warmth and stef’s calm and easygoing nature. they’re so easy to talk to and such a thoughtful and sweet couple. after one of our phone conversations about our cats and my brand new baby niece, these two showed up with a fluffy toy for hazel (the kitten) and a beautiful pearl bracelet that niki had made for my two week old niece everley. niki is a talented jewelry artist and i was so touched by the gifts.

the connection that stef and niki share made it easy to photograph them. they were high school sweethearts and are so in love. they just light up when they looked at one another. it was fun for me to capture their excitement about the wedding and their future.

near the end of the session we took a few photos of a journal that they use to keep little notes and thoughts about moments that they have shared. it all started back when they were in high school and they would record their texts back and forth to one another… sadly that original journal was lost somewhere along the way, but the tradition has continued. i actually do something similar with my partner and we just love looking back on those funny and sweet moments… sometimes it’s the little ones that we might otherwise forget that make us laugh the hardest!

stef and niki, i am truly delighted to be capturing this momentous day in your lives and i look forward to getting to know you more along the way!

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scott & laura – engagement session in invermere, bc

earlier this year i met up with scott and laura for their engagement photos. these two are getting married this july at nipika mountain resort in the columbia valley. it’s a special place for them as laura’s sister lainey is married to steve, who is the son of lyle and diane wilson (the owners of this magical spot nestled deep in the forest!)

since scott and laura were out for a weekend to visit family, we got together for a wintery morning session. it was absolutely beautiful with a fresh dusting that covered the landscape and hung onto the trees just long enough for us to catch a few photos.

scott and laura have a romantic tale of long distance love that withstood months with an ocean between them. shortly after meeting scott left for a new job overseas and spent about eight months away… they talked the whole time they were apart and by the time the found themselves together again, they were head over heels.

a cute and playful couple, scott seems to enjoy teasing his fiancé lovingly and she kicks the witty banter right back his way. they made me laugh a few times during the session. i thought it was incredibly sweet to see laura fixing scott’s stubborn yet stylish hair as the wintery weather had it’s way with it. apparently this is totally normal and starts first thing in the morning.

thanks again for a lovely time and i look forward to your wedding this summer at nipika!

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kevin & carissa – engagement at fish creek park, calgary, ab

kevin and carissa are getting married this spring at panorama mountain village. they both grew up near fish creek park in calgary and both of their families vacationed in the columbia valley. it’s a special spot not only for kevin and carissa, but for their loved ones as well.

avid golfers, these two found it easy to fall for greywolf golf course up at panorama and knew it was the perfect area to celebrate their wedding. they actually met while working at prides greens golf and country club near calgary. for the engagement session we decided to head back to their childhood neighbourhood and visit a spot that is very special for them both. now living up in edmonton, it was nice to have the opportunity to explore just a bit of their roots at a park in southwest calgary.

it was a beautiful fall day at fish creek park as we meandered along the pathways and fence lines. i had never been to this area but fell in love with it immediately. i loved the diversity of the landscape and enjoyed seeing kevin and carissa welcome the chance to experience the park in a whole new way.

kevin and carissa are both very busy… their work schedules keep them constantly on the go. of course, they do manage to carve out a nice quiet friday evening with a movie, pizza and great wine. they also love to travel and of course golf together. it sounds like these two have had more than a few adventures in their time together and i can only guess that they will keep on coming.

i am really excited for this wedding… both kevin and carissa are very family oriented and are so excited to share their day with the people they love. i expect it will be a great party full of laughter, good memories and a few rounds of golf.

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ron & kyla – wedding in invermere, bc

ron and kyla are an amazing and sweet couple… they are two people who absolutely, positively radiate with love for one another. their connection makes it so easy to photograph these two, it’s always such a pleasure.

their fall wedding was my last of 2014… on a private acreage that overlooks lake windermere, just off westside road outside of invermere. it’s a location that i adore, especially in the fall. as luck would have it, the day was perfect and the sun was shining for the ceremony.

kyla looked so beautifully luminous as she was escorted down the isle by her parents. ron looked so handsome as he stood there waiting for his bride. as she came around the corner he was brought to tears. as soon as they made eye contact kyla welled up too. it was so touching to see these two in that moment. i was deeply moved and found myself tearing up again as i looked back through these photos today.

we captured some beautiful wedding portraits for ron and kyla in some very special spots… there were great views of the lake from a variety of locations and we managed to get a few at sinclair canyon before heading back to windermere for the reception.

the dancing, laughter and tears kept rolling as the night went on. it was a joyful and memorable way to end my 2014 wedding season. thank you ron and kyla for sharing your love and allowing me to witness this day for you. i wish you all the best!!


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