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Rachelle + Jo | Edmonton Engagement Photographer

Rachelle and Jo are getting married in about a month’s time, and it’s definitely time that I shared these pictures with the world, since we went out near the end of last summer to take them. :)

When we first met, I could tell they were a creative and dynamic couple with lots of great ideas. I wasn’t quite prepared for the hour-long meeting we had to plan out their engagement pictures, but I’m glad we took the time to organize ourselves because there were a LOT of different ideas they wanted to incorporate. We made time for some traditional portraiture, but Rachelle and (especially) Jo wanted to incorporate whimsy, fantasy, and a whole lot of fun into their session. I have to say, the whole shoot was one new experience after another for me, but I loved every moment of it. A part of me wants to explain in detail what we did… but I think that the creative ideas totally speak for themselves. Rachelle-Jo-edmonton-engagement-photographer-photography-portraits-subway-lrt-graffiti-chalk-art-outdoor-living-room-star-wars-video-games

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Chantel + George | Alberta Engagement Photographer

I’m a little late in blogging this engagement session, from back in January when it was good and truly cold outside. A little cold weather didn’t deter Chantel and George from coming out with me to take a few pictures, including their two little doggies too! They’re from Gibbons, and their wedding will be an outdoor ceremony this coming August. We had such a fun time planning this shoot and talking wedding plans, I KNOW their wedding will be awesome. They are both super fun and laid back too – my favourite kind of people. :) I hope you all enjoy these beautiful winter pictures, now that spring is fully on us! Chantel-George-Edmonton-Alberta-Engagement-Portraits-Natural-Rural-Country-Winter

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Brett + Riley | Edmonton Engagement Photographer

I received an email back in late December from Brett, looking to get some engagement pictures done pretty quickly. No problemo I say, it’s a quiet time of year for me so being available on short notice isn’t normally a problem for me. She says she and her fiancé Riley want to go skating in their pictures. Also no problem. I happen to spend a fair amount of time at one of the most beautiful outdoor skating surfaces in Edmonton, and know it’s usually very quiet on Saturday morning. We make plans for a Saturday morning in January to meet, and wouldn’t you know it, but it was the beginning of the coldest January I can remember. It was somewhere in the neighbourhood of -27 when I parked my car at the oval. Lucking, there was no wind, and the sky was clear and brilliant. Also in my favour: having two people who were awesome and fun and who were brave enough to endure the frigid cold to make some beautiful pictures together.

Brett + Riley are getting married this summer in Regina, Saskatchewan, and I wish them all the best! I’m so happy to be able to share their pictures with the world today!

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Tawnya + Jon | Lloydminster Wedding Photographer

So, finally, here I am, blogging my final wedding of the 2013 season. What a great way to wrap up a great year of wedding: by getting out of the city and spending the day in a fresh, new place! Tawnya & Jon, who you might remember from their blustery spring engagement pictures earlier in 2013) are from Lloydminster, and their wedding was out there on a gorgeous September Saturday. I caught up with the girls as their hair and makeup were getting finished before returning to Tawnya’s parents house to finish getting dressed. As a treat, we got to ride in an International MXT (courtesy of Black Magic Limo), stretched into the sweetest limo I’ve seen in a LONG time.

Their ceremony was at St. Andrews Catholic Church, somewhere I was pretty familiar with from the last wedding I photographed in Lloydminster a few years ago. Then we jumped over to Bud Miller Park for some family pictures, and some time with their awesome wedding party. Then as the sun started to fade on the day, we headed off to the Stockade Convention Center for their reception. The whole day was such a great family affair, the blending of two big, wonderful families, and the time just flew by for me. I feel so blessed to have been asked to be a part of Tawnya & Jon’s special day.

So, finally, the pictures I’ve been holding on to for months now! Enjoy!

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