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GLWI16_01_kyla_brown_photography_eagle_ranch_weddinggraham and larissa picked a perfect day for their destination wedding in the columbia valley. they were married in july at eagle ranch resort in invermere, overlooking lake windermere.

we hadn’t connected for an engagement session before their big day, so it was the first time having graham or larissa in front of my camera. i was delighted to find that they are both complete naturals and beaming with the love and excitement of their wedding day.

i visited larissa first at her room in copper point and spent some time capturing her beautiful dress, blue suede shoes and other details with her girls. graham was also enjoying the moments before the ceremony with his groomsmen on the opposite side of the hotel.

we had a gorgeous purple dodge challenger from the 1970’s that escorted larissa to the first glimpse location where both she and graham were overwhelmed with emotion upon seeing each other before they said ‘i do.’ it was a perfect spot to capture some formals with their bridal party and family and for these two to enjoy a few moments together.

the sun came out for the ceremony, which was officiated by larissa’s brother and there were lawn games that followed. my time with these two came to finale as they charmed their guests with a romantic, fun and creative first dance on the outer deck of eagle ranch resort. it was a stunning location with the mountains stretching out behind them.

congratulations graham and larissa! it was an amazing day and you two are so sweet, kind and perfect together!

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marcos and marisa are such an amazing couple… i first sat down with them last year to chat about their plans for a fall wedding at fairmont hot springs resort in 2016. they had some really great ideas for the big day and are both so sweet. i loved chatting with them about photography, life and love.

the engagement session was set for a friday evening and we had big plans for blue skies and sunset… as we met up in invermere it was overcast with dramatic clouds circling overhead and i knew instantly where we would go for fun, creative photos that could only be captured on a day like this by a couple like marcos and marisa.

there are huge bluffs that overlook the wetlands just outside of invermere… it is a spectacular spot any time of day but it works great for my photos in the evening when it’s overcast. i knew that marcos and marisa would have no trouble keeping each other warm and holding the focus of the photos. their love and connection was just as i anticipated… magnetic and brilliant against even the most dramatic backdrop!

marcos and i had chatted beforehand about sneaking his guitar into the truck as a surprise and he played the most beautiful song for marisa down by the water. these two have stories of love that will go down in history i’m sure. they lived apart for a portion of their relationship and marcos would play his guitar over the phone as marisa fell asleep each night.

marcos and marisa, running around the mountainside with the two of you in a bit of rain is a perfect example of why i love to do this. i can hardly wait for your wedding this october!

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SJWI_00_kyla_brown_photography_wedding_copper_point_resort_invermeresteve and jenean were married this june at copper point resort in invermere bc. they celebrated their destination wedding with friends and family on a beautiful day with just enough cloud cover to give us some beautiful skies. their wedding party was composed of their grown children and it was a lovely ceremony with heartfelt moments and laughter.

after the ceremony we took a couple of golf carts to a nearby pond on copper point golf course for some portraits with the mountains. both jenean and steve looked wonderful and i enjoyed capturing their day.

steve and jenean were on the blog just a little while ago for their engagement session out near columbia lake at their summer home. they had told me that their kids would be in the bridal party and i was looking forward to meeting everyone. i had no idea that i would be treated to some of the absolute best toasts i have ever heard. all three of these young adults are well spoken, thoughtful and funny. they had the entire room rolling with laughter and reaching for tissues… including myself.

steve and jenean, i wish you an amazing life as husband and wife… based on the stories i heard and the love that i witnessed on your wedding day, i know your days will be full to the brim.

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steve and jenean are getting married this june at copper point resort in invermere, bc. it’s close to their cabin out on columbia lake and a beautiful spot to celebrate with their friends and family.

we decided to do their engagement session out near one of their favourite spots. the green space near their house has stunning forested areas, beautiful views of the mountains and of columbia lake. these two often enjoy walking through the trails and sitting together on the bench overlooking the scenery, so it was a perfect place to capture them together.

we opted for a morning session to take full advantage of the views and it was lovely as always. i look forward to the wedding which is coming up in just a couple of weeks!

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derek and alyssa picked the most beautiful day in june for their wedding… it was a destination location at radium resort, in the ever beautiful columbia valley. radium is a place that they enjoy spending a lot of time together and it was a great start to my wedding season for 2016.

alyssa got ready with her girls at bighorn meadows resort. there was a quiet excitement and anticipation in the air as they all moved about the loft in their kimono style bridesmaids robes, painting nails and touching up make-up. i just loved the tea cups that alyssa gifted to her girls and we decided it was mandatory to bring them along for some fun shots out in the forest. alita and her team at inspire floral boutique in invermere did a great job with the bouquets and boutonnieres… complimenting the dramatic colours of the bridesmaids dresses and the scenery with deep reds, lush greens and brilliant whites.

the day was not only clear and beautiful… it was hot. the sun was out and it felt like midsummer. derek and alyssa read personal vows as they stood overlooking the radium golf course and it seemed to be a perfect location for such beautiful promises to be made. alyssa looked so beautiful… she was radiant all day, but the one moment that really stuck out for me was when she and derek were waiting for the papers to be signed and derek turned in to alyssa as she smiled and gazed downwards… it felt like a suspended point in the day, lasting only a second but somehow it struck me… a sparkling little pause where they both leaned into the joy and love of being married.

after the ceremony we headed across the river to a special spot where derek had surprised alyssa by proposing on camera. they had set up the tripod with a timer to take a portrait overlooking the valley. after the first shot derek suggested they take one more and dropped down to one knee. we knew it would be special to take some photos of them as newly weds on that very same bluff.

derek and alyssa, thank you for inviting me to witness and capture your wedding! i wish you all the best in your life together!

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