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!
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!
I’m a little late in getting these posted, but in my defence this was my last engagement session, and we took Pam & Kelly’s engagement pictures a little over a week prior to their wedding, so these two beautiful people are already happily married.
What can I say about Pam & Kelly? I was uber excited for their wedding from the moment we sat down at our first meeting. They’re super chill and effortlessly stylish and just plain C-O-O-L. I mean seriously, look at that beard. When you spend some time with them, it’s also overwhelmingly obvious that they’re one of those wonderfully serendipitous matches where two people are completely at ease and super in love with each other. The time we spent wandering around the U of A grounds was definitely time well spent, even if mother nature decided to sprinkle on us for a few minutes right off the top.
The wedding pictures are coming soon, but I promise they’re definitely worth the wait. It was an awesome time! In the meanwhile….
Happy Wednesday! I’d like to celebrate today by letting you know something that is AWESOME that will be happening this coming weekend: Teshia & Matt are getting married, in what is sure to be a beautiful and fun ceremony and reception down at Fort Edmonton Park! I couldn’t be more excited!
To get in the mood for a throwback wedding experience, we went to one of Edmonton’s older heritage neighborhoods for their engagement portraits. Highlands is absolutely one of my favorite parts of Edmonton, with it’s tree-lined streets and the super cute block of businesses that surround La Boheme Bed & Breakfast. We went for a casual, relaxed walk through the streets, dipped down into the river valley when we had the chance and then wrapped things up with a cupcake at the Mandolin Book & Coffee Co. Teshia & Matt are super cute and a little bit goofy and fun, so our time together just flew by. I can’t wait to be present when they are married and get to be fun and cute and goofy together for the rest of their lives.
If I even began to start listing off the things that excite me beyond belief about Neilin and Faisal’s upcoming wedding this August…. well, let’s just say this blog post would be more words than pictures. Okay, fine, twist my arm, here’s a top three:
#3 – They are having an Ismaili wedding ceremony, which will be a first for me! SO excited!
#2 – Their reception will be really big, probably the biggest and longest I’ll be photographing this year, which means lots of wonderful, colourful opportunities for some candid pictures!
#1 – Neilin and Faisal are so humble and so cute and so obviously connected in that great way couples-to-be-married can be. It’ll be a joy to just be there to witness their wedding.
With that said, I need to share with the world their engagement pictures! We had a great opportunity to explore the river valley a bit, wandering from the Edmonton Queen, past the Muttart and Edmonton Ski Club, enjoying the beauty that the city holds and just relaxing and having a great time together. The time we spent together made me even MORE excited to take part in their wedding ceremony! I hope you enjoy some of my favourite pictures from the session!