kris and kari are a bit of an exception to my usual wedding clients… we met for the first time just days before the wedding as they were traveling out from manitoba. it’s pretty rare that i don’t meet my couples before their big day… so it was great to finally sit down with these two and hear more about their lives together and their relationship. kari is the little sister of cheryl, a talented woman who i would brush shoulders with constantly while shooting weddings that she had coordinated at copper point resort in invermere, bc over the last few seasons.
when cheryl contacted me about her little sister’s wedding i was so touched that she wanted to have me capture this special day. i knew based on cheryl’s lovely personality that her sister and fiancé would be a sweet pair. i was right… these two are so cute together! i loved hearing their stories about meeting for the first time at work and how they fell in love (i think kris started it.)
i got to hear all about kris’ elaborate plan to propose to kari, which included kidnapping her blindfolded from work and taking her to a beautiful resort where he had flower petals scattered on the floor and got down on one knee. kris loves to surprise kari and was planning their honeymoon after the wedding as well… kari didn’t know where they were headed and kris was having a great time coordinating the details.
on the wedding day there was a bit of rain that ended up pushing the ceremony inside… even with the last minute changes this couple was bubbling over with love and joy… and their family was celebration right along with them. the sun came out shortly after the service and we headed outside for the photos. kari’s two kids did an amazing job… we had tara in kari’s dress, which was so beautiful and andrew was guarding the rings. we even had them hold an old wooden frame to capture their mom and kris in the centre at kari’s request. we had amazing light and dramatic skies for the newly wed portraits out on a beautiful acreage that overlooks lake windermere. it was a location that cheryl requested since she knows the valley so well and it was perfect for the photos of these two.
it was a gorgeous day and i am so thrilled for both of you! kris and kari, i wish you an amazing life together and thank you for this opportunity to capture your celebration!