riverside park is a stunning green space located on the east side of the bow river in canmore and served as the perfect setting for stephen and claudia’s fall wedding. it’s a lovely little spot surrounded by the mountains and kissed by the afternoon sun. The outdoor ceremony was timed just right, illuminating the bride and groom from over the peaks and setting just after the final kiss.
stephen and claudia traveled out from their home in calgary for our engagement session earlier this year and we captured some beautiful photos for them around the columbia valley. they are a sweet pair… a balance between stephen’s calm demeanour and claudia’s flair and fire.
on the day of the wedding i had the chance to meet claudia’s extended family including her two sisters who had traveled in from afar. claudia was getting ready at the grand rockies resort and had loved ones coming and going, cousins and nieces and aunties and uncles… it was so much fun. when i popped over to see stephen he was getting ready with his gents at his parents home, who have recently made canmore a more permanent residence after enjoying it for years as a vacation home. it was really amazing to see how close these two are with their families. both parents looked on with so much love and pride as stephen and claudia shared their vows and committed their dreams and lives to one another.
claudia’s dress was spectacular… she wore it beautifully and was absolutely glowing all day long. when i was photographing her dress and details, claudia asked me if i would take some shots of her ring with her beloved chanel no. 5… so we had some fun with the mirrored glass in the hotel foyer. since stephen has spent so much time in canmore growing up, he knew of the perfect spots for our newly wed shots and we took advantage of the gorgeous mountain views, long grassy fields and our beautiful bride and groom.
the reception was a huge party hosted by the iron goat pub and grill. it was my first visit to this impressive and popular spot and i loved it. the front doors were one of the main attractions… claudia absolutely loves doors and photographs them during her travels anywhere in the world. the doors to iron goat look like the front end of a freight train… the detail is gorgeous and made for a perfect backdrop. we stole stephen and claudia away part way through the evening to capture a few photos of them in the entryway.
stephen and claudia… it has been such a pleasure getting to know the two of you. thank you for entrusting me with this honour…