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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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cody and kellie had a stunning destination wedding in front of a waterfall at grizzly ridge, a private acreage owned by goldie creek estates just outside of invermere, bc.

it was a beautiful day in a gorgeous location and they did a great job of setting up the space for the perfect ambiance. i loved how the chairs were nestled into the trees and the aisle that kellie walked down extended down the long winding path that lead through the forest.

kellie looked so beautiful… i loved her floral crown and sparkly flats. cody was all in black and looked like some sort of cowboy rockstar… it suited him perfectly. cody and kellie’s son mason was in a little suit as well… the bowtie didn’t fit since he’s growing like a weed but you didn’t even miss it with the vest and the shoes. it was just too much! i was excited to see everyone again after their engagement session earlier in the season. mason had been an absolute doll and i knew he was going to be a bit of star at the wedding!

after the ceremony we stayed on the property since there were so many beautiful spots right there for photos. ground covered in moss, trails through the forest, waterfalls… you really can create a beautiful image anywhere here!

the reception was held back at copper point resort and the space looked beautiful. cody and kellie had antlers as bouquet holders on the head table, a danish wedding cake with rings that you twist to determine how many children you will have (i think they got 5 or 6???) and lots of other unique and lovely touches. one of my personal favourites was the c and k letters filled with succulents.

thanks so much for sharing your beautiful day with me cody and kellie! i wish you a life filled with joy and laughter, surrounded by those you love and adore.

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joe and tealka are getting married this weekend at eagle ranch resort and i am so excited to spend their wedding day with them! we got together earlier this summer for their engagement session after chatting about their ideas and plans for their big day. they brought along their absolutely sweetheart of a dog  skip and we all trekked out into the wetlands for one of my favourite evening shoots!

i love how easy going and lovely these two are with one another and with their beloved dog. they want to open a rescue sanctuary some day to help animals in need and i can hardly wait until they do, because i can tell how amazing they will be with those little souls. these are the kind of people you remember hanging out with fondly and look forward to having the chance to be around more… they’re inspiring, good people.

i don’t think any of us stopped giggling throughout this entire shoot. joe is hilarious and tealka is the focus of all his love, antics and affections. it’s really amazing to see how they look at one another and how a laughing fit can suddenly turn into a tender moment.

joe and tealka… i loved splashing around in the water, the mud and exploring the shoreline with you two! see you soon!

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