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JBWI_01b_kyla_brown_photography_invermere_destination_wedding_eagle_ranch_resortjohn and britt were married on the very last day of 2016… it was a spectacular way to close out the year as well as the season.

i was really excited to capture this wintery new year’s eve wedding for such a warm and lovely couple. we had a great session earlier in the year for their engagement and i already knew they could handle some chilly weather, so they were the perfect pair for this winter wonderland.

john and britt decided that they wanted to connect before the ceremony to help calm their nerves and emotions. they decided only to touch… not see one another before they walked down the aisle. they were both blindfolded and lead out into the snow just moments before the ceremony started. it was inspiring to witness their laughter and excitement as they reached for one another and held on, just for a moment.

it was fairly mild for the end of december… warm enough for these brave families to get outside for the formals and then to venture around the valley a bit for some bridal portraits. nothing says i love you and i’ve got your back like a happy bridal party in a snow storm.

one of my favourite moments was just as the snow really started to fall. britt and john were happy to jump out of the car for some dreamy portraits in their own personal bubble of newly wed love.

the day was filled with personal touches… flowers arranged by a talented aunt, beautiful rings designed and created by britt’s dad and awesome siblings and friends standing up in the bridal party. there were furry accessories from grandparents and a preciously stored handkerchief of britt’s grandma’s that covered something blue, borrowed and old. britt was stunning in her dress and john looked incredibly handsome. these two remind me of a couple from some old black and white movie with an epic love story.

john and britt, thank you for the honour of photographing this day for you. it was a beautiful and memorable one that will stay with me. i wish you a life together that is filled with laughter, love and precious moments.

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JBWIE_01_kyla_brown_photography_invermere_engagementjohn and britt are getting married at eagle ranch golf course this new years. the two decided it would be fun to ring in the new year as husband and wife. it’s a fun and exciting idea and it will be the first new years eve wedding i’ve had the opportunity to capture.

for their engagement session we decided to enjoy some of the local landscape in the columbia valley. the weather was a bit cool and it rained on and off, but john and britt were flexible and happy to snuggle up to stay warm. they even agreed to run around a little in the long grass with their adorable puppy for a few photos.

i just love how these two can burst into the most amazing smiles after holding their super model serious faces for a photo. it made photographing them easy and a lot of fun. they also got to show their urban city side a bit at the end of the shoot when they switched outfits. it was the transformation as britt rocked the grassy terrain in red stilettos and a leather bomber while john sported a nice suit jacket.

i am excited for the wedding john and britt! i just know you two are going to be amazing to photograph against that wintery backdrop.

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mmwi_01_kyla_brown_photography_fairmont_wedding_fallmarcos and marisa celebrated their october wedding at the beautiful fairmont hot springs resort in the columbia valley.

it was an outdoor ceremony under a tent on the platform that is nestled right into the mountain side overlooking the entire valley. these two love the forest and the mountains around that area and wanted to spend as much of the day as possible enveloped by the lush scenery.

after a fun and adventurous engagement session earlier this season, i was really excited for marcos and marisa’s wedding. we knew there was a chance the weather would be less than ideal, however these two were amazingly brave and optimistic about their day… knowing that whatever happened it was and always would be their amazing wedding day.

sometimes i talk about the weather and how extremes can make for amazing energy in a photo… how the rain and cold can actually bring a couple closer together and contrast beautifully with the radiance of their connection. marcos and marisa are one of the absolute best examples of this inspiring effect that i have ever met.

after a perfectly romantic first glimpse in the trees we headed back to the resort to get ready for the ceremony and it started to rain… and then it rained harder… and yet somehow the day just kept getting better.

it was so cold that i wore two jackets and was actually shaking during the ceremony as i stood beside marisa and her bridesmaids in only their dresses and a pair of tights for warmth. talk about dedication!

i was so touched by everyone’s positivity. the groomsmen gave the bridesmaids their coats and the entire bridal party ran through the soaking wet fields for photos. dresses got wet and umbrellas were inverted in the wind… and everyone was having fun.

we got to work with the amazing team at ring tail films, who did an amazing job capturing the day. i was so impressed with the same day edit that was shown during the reception… it’s always so fun to work with talented people!

during the speeches at the reception i laughed harder than i have in years and found myself glancing around the room to see people filled with joy and excitement. it was one of those joyful days that just keeps glowing along the horizon as the weeks pass. what a great celebration with so many memorable and amazing moments.

congratulations marcos and marisa… that’s two for two on the rainy shoots and you nail it with grace and poise every time!

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jtwi_01_kyla_brown_photography_eagle_ranch_wedding_invermerejoe and tealka were married on the outdoor patio of eagle ranch resort this october. it was a beautiful location for their mountain wedding with gorgeous views of the valley in the background. despite some cool temperatures and powerful wind… these two kept things cozy with their amazing energy and undeniable excitement (joe might have actually been levitating as tealka walked down the aisle.)

i knew after their stunning engagement session that we were going to have a lot of laughs and a tonne of fun at this wedding. there were so many sweet and memorable moments… it’s hard to know where to begin.

tealka looked so beautiful in her wedding dress… i just loved how it accentuated just how stunning she is. tealka’s matron of honour andrea was one of the most skilled wedding dress fitters that i have ever seen. seriously this woman was good. really good.

one of the main photo location priorities after the ceremony was a shot of the newly weds standing in sinclair canyon just before radium hot springs. it was a shot they had envisioned and seen on my website from a previous shoot. it was so much fun bringing that vision to reality!

it was great to have my first assistant terri along as well as quintin, one of my grooms from last year who is into photography and whom we had actually done a rainy shot in sinclair canyon for during his engagement shoot with his wife laura.

what started as a bit of rain turned into actual hail as we were at our last location and we managed to keep everyone from getting too soaked. it’s not every day you get to say that it hailed on your fall wedding. or that there was a spectacular double rainbow.

joe and tealka, thank you so much for inviting me to share in your day. thank you for trusting me as we ran out in the rain and the cold and thank you for being such an inspiring example of love, joy and how much fun a wedding day can be.

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curtis and krista celebrated their wedding at panorama resort in the columbia valley this september. it was a rainy fall day with lots of beautiful light… there was mist on the mountain tops and the tamaracks were turning a golden yellow.

krista looked absolutely gorgeous. her dress fit her perfectly and the flowers were lovely. all of her bridesmaids had gotten to pick their own dresses and they looked great together. the guys were looking good as well, i just loved the plaid shirts with vests and the pocket knives they were all wearing. very ‘mountain rugged’.

we got to see curtis and krista’s adorable dog blue again and he was also looking good in a tie that matched curtis’.

the rain held off for the ceremony and was just starting to sprinkle as we were taking the family formals. i was excited to head up to the summit with curtis and krista for some newly wed photos as i had never been all the way to the top for wedding pictures. they were up for anything despite the cool temperature (especially at the top) and the wet weather. avid skiers, we had to take some photos for them with the signs at the top and the chair lift. it worked out perfectly… big thanks to our helpful and entertaining host ryan!

another somewhat dramatic day for weather, curtis and krista’s engagement session earlier in the season was also a lot of fun and i knew it was going to be an amazing wedding. weather can be a little more trying on a wedding day, so it was great to see how supportive the bridal party was… ready to get wet in a bit of rain for some beautiful shots with the bride and groom.

there were a lot of laughs as we headed down to the valley trail along toby creek and managed to get everyone out on the rocks by the river. i know it’s a good day when i am laughing so hard i struggle to snap the shutter!

congratulations curtis and krista! it was a pleasure photographing you on this amazing day. i wish you many more adventures in your life together!

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