Kristen + Phil // Calgary Westin Wedding // Calgary Wedding Photography

Kristen and Phil had an action-packed Calgary wedding and they did not forget a single detail in treating all their family and friends to a classy and fun-filled day. They began the day with some getting ready photos at the Westin Airport Hotel. From there we headed to Nose Hill for a beautiful first look, followed by some family and bridal party portraits. Complete with family photos with their miniature wiener dog, Doug. Please often ask if we mind if they include pets, we don’t just not mind it, we love it! Plus my volunteer experience with AARCS (Alberta Animal Rescue Crew) mean I have a few tricks up my sleeves to get your pups to look at the camera. Nose Hill was a terrific spot with a variety of options and the weather was perfect. Kristen brought along her grandmother's vintage chair to incorporate into bridal portraits. It's always special to incorporate sentimental items into wedding day photos as it makes for some terrific memories.

After the Nose Hill photos it was time for the ceremony. The ceremony was complete with some amazing live music , which is always such a nice touch. Following the ceremony was a cocktail hour, where Kristen and Phil were able to chat with all of there guests as they had planned for the first look, bridal party and family photos to take place ahead of the ceremony. They were also able to enjoy the timeless and classic black and white photo booth provided by Our Lavish Guests.

Prior to the reception Kristen and Phil enjoyed a first dance in the wonderfully decorated reception hall. The lighting was dramatic and impactful, which really fit with the whole feel of the evening. The meal was delicious and fullowing the that the first dance and parent's dances took centre stage before the dance floor opened up to all of the guests and was packed all night. As the party was taking off Kristen and Phil both changed into their party shoes, and while Phil’s shoes were awesome Kristen’s shoes stole the show - they lit up and changed colour!

Kristen and Phil, your day was amazing! Thank you so much for including us.

Videographer : Dan Kim Studios Photo Booth: Our Lavish Guests Coordination : Chemistry Events Floral : Creative Edge Flowers Hair and Makeup: Avenue Beauty DJ and Lights: Hitech Productions Decor: Chair Flair Venue: Westin Airport Calgary

Michelle and Chad // Banff Wedding // Calgary Wedding Photographer

Michelle and Chad had a beautiful, romantic and fun wedding day in Banff, AB complete with an incredible Tunnel Mountain Reservoir Ceremony and lively reception at The Cave and Basin.

We had the pleasure of photographing Michelle and Chad’s engagement session last year, and it was one of my favourite engagement sessions to date. The engagement session was in Bragg Creek, where Chad had proposed to Michelle, and they included their dog River (which always wins me over). I will definitely be posting some of my favourite shots from their engagement this winter when the weddings die down.

The loving and inclusive theme was just as evident for the big day! You could feel the love and excitement from the moment we arrived for the "getting ready" photos and River once again was there to celebrate and impressed everyone in attendance as the most loyal and dedicated ring bearer.

The boisterous fun-loving wedding party was having a blast all day and were "all-in" for some shots from the epic Mt. Norquay lookout. The dock at Vermillion Lakes made for the perfect locale for some romantic bridal portraits.

Perched atop the Cave and Basin, the outdoor gazebo, was a terrific backdrop for first and parent dances. The party got officially kicked off when Chad's band played a superb set complete with the inaugural performance of a song Chad had written for Michelle. The party and fun continued from there and well into the night!

Michelle and Chad, thank you for including us in your big day! We had a blast!

Michelle + Jim // Heritage Pointe Wedding // Calgary Wedding Photographer

Michelle and Jim’s beautiful wedding day started with a traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony and ended at Heritage Pointe Golf Course just outside of Calgary for a stunning ceremony and reception. The day was absolutely beautiful.

It was our first time capturing a traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony and it was such an awesome experience to be a part of. We love seeing all the different ways other cultures and people celebrate weddings in their own unique way. My favourite part was that Jim had to do a series of challenges before he could win Michelle including a crazy hard math question (which being a mathematician, of course he nailed it out of the park). Oh and much to the bridesmaids delight he also had to hand over a envelope with money to each bridesmaid before he could even enter the apartment.

We then headed over the Heritage Pointe Golf Course in Dewinton. The course was in terrific shape and the club house balcony provided the perfect backdrop for their ceremony. The ceremony checked all the boxes with laughter, tears, and so much love you could just feel it. We had a sweet ride in golf carts to take us around the course to a number of beautiful locations for bridal portraits. The reception was stunning - the decor was perfection, the cake and macarons were both beautiful and delicious, and the food was amazing.

But perhaps my favourite part of the whole day was Jim and Michelle’s first look. Michelle donned an inflatable unicorn costume to surprise her groom and Jim’s reaction was beyond priceless.

Thank you for including us on your big day, congratulations you two!

Chantal + Kelly // Cornerstone Canmore Wedding // Calgary Wedding Photographers

Chantal + Kelly // Cornerstone Canmore Wedding // Calgary Wedding Photographers

Chantal and Kelly had a gorgeous wedding ceremony at the Canmore Ranch and reception at Cornerstone Theatre, the windy didn't stop these two from having a blast.

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Sarah + Nick // Calgary Zoo // Calgary Wedding Photographer

Sarah and Nick picked the Conservatory at the Calgary Zoo for their wedding venue with a stunning outdoor ceremony held in the gardens at the Calgary Zoo and it couldn't have been more perfect.

The gardens at the Calgary Zoo was a beautiful, secluded spot for the ceremony complete with peacocks roaming the ceremony site. The bridesmaids all looked absolutely stunning in yellow dresses and the bright yellow bouquets made for a beautiful pop of colour. The guys all looked so handsome in their grey suits and yellow ties, and my favourite touch was their converse shoes! All the groomsmen had charcoal grey converse and the groom and the ring bearer had bright yellow converse. The ceremony was beautiful and it was lucky the rain held off until the ceremony was done and everyone was heading inside. Nick and Sarah wrote their own vows which had each other and the whole audience laughing out loud. I loved hearing about their love story, knowing they went to school together but it wasn’t until later working together that their romance began.

The Calgary Zoo had some great spots for bridal portraits, the penguin exhibit and the Transalta Rainforest were some of my favourites (we even had a Rock Hopper Penguin checking us out). The reception was so much fun complete with a candy bar, Poutine for midnight snack, and a Live Band. But my Favourite part of the whole night was sneaking out around sunset for some photos in the garden, and playing around with some off camera flash.