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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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justin and sarah’s wedding is fast approaching this summer at copper point resort in invermere bc. i am so excited to capture their amazing day after we shared one of the most spectacular evenings here in the valley for their engagement session last fall.

these two are so friendly and i loved chatting away when we got together for their session. we spent some time wandering around the grounds of akiskinook, where they have been enjoying summers for years at sarah’s family cabin. it really is a special part of the valley and the views are gorgeous. i love the huge trees, foliage and winding pathways that lead down to the shoreline. the sun was out and the lake was quiet, allowing justin and sarah perfect opportunities to snuggle up in some of their favourite spots.

i just loved this shoot… justin and sarah looked amazing and were naturals in front of my camera. the colours were beautiful on the trees around the property and we had a great time while they were running along the shore, rolling around on the grass and nestled together in the fallen leaves while the setting sun blazed through the branches behind them. thank you for playing along with me justin and sarah… ‘you rock’ as terri (my awesome lead assistant) would say!

i’m counting down the days you two!! i can hardly wait to see you both again soon!

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i have had the honour of photographing the harmsworth twins izzy and abby as they have grown up over the past number of years. it really has been an amazing opportunity to see these girls grow and discover their unique voice in the world and express who they are within their beautiful family. parents katherine and jason are wonderful and it is always so much fun seeing them all together and hearing how everyone is doing.

this spring katherine contacted me to discuss a portrait session that would highlight the relationship between mother and daughters. largely black and white imagery with a focus on the connection and bond that these three share. as the girls are getting older, katherine wanted to create timeless memories of this transcendent stage in their lives. as always, it was such a joy to have each of them in front of my camera.

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i just love this family! i have had the opportunity to photograph both of their kids as newborns and then the whole family just before emrie’s second birthday this spring. (see emrie’s newborn session here.) it was so nice to see everyone again and to spend some time with the kids now that they are big enough to run around and explore.

jason and leah are always a pleasure to be around and this morning portrait shoot just outside of invermere was no exception. i loved that the kids got to run around in the long grass and it was really sweet to see their personalities at play. cohen is such a great big brother to emrie. it was adorable watching everyone chase balloons around the field and hunt for treasure (golf balls.)

i’m always touched when a family comes back to me for another session… trusting that i will capture the precious moments in their lives that they are hoping to reflect back on as the years pass. thank you leah and jason for the opportunity to be a part of your story.LBFP2_01_kyla_brown_photography_invermere_family_portraitLBFP2_02_kyla_brown_photography_invermere_family_portrait
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