Tawnya and Jon are getting married this coming summer out in Lloydminster, in what is sure to be an awesome party and celebration of their love for each other. They took some time out of their busy schedules to come into Edmonton for the day, and we spent a couple blustery and sort of cold hours wandering around downtown, trying to stay out of trouble and seeing what we could find that was interesting. The time simply flew by and I had such a great time (and from all of the laughs and big, generous smiles I saw, I think they did too). Their wedding is sure to be one of the highlights of my summer this year!
Meet Tracy & Steve. These two are some of the funnest, more openly generous and awesome people I have met in just about forever. Their wedding is coming up in, oh, less than two weeks or so my calendar says to me. I am simply ecstatic to have the opportunity to photograph their wedding. All of the details and ideas that Tracy has been telling me about and sending me pictures of makes me just so excited to go out to Wildwood, AB to help document their wedding day. I could tell from our very first meeting that this wedding would be an event to remember.
But, lets not get ahead of ourselves, because THESE are their engagement pictures. We went out to the Wagner Natural Area, just west of Edmonton on the way out to Spruce Grove, and they were complete troopers all day, putting up with both the ridiculous wake-up call I put them through (bright & early, 7AM thankyouverymuch) and all of the bugs that a day in mid-June brings along with it. They came along, smiles, swatted where appropriate, and endured some pretty bitten up legs all int he name of beautiful pictures. I’m so excited to be able to share them, and to be hanging out with these cool people on September 1st!
I absolutely could not be more over-the-moon to share these photos with everyone. This is my cousin Brad and his new fiancé Pauline. When Brad called me one Sunday in February to let me know he had asked Pauline to marry him… well, let’s say it wasn’t a huge surprise. In everything that he does and every thing that I see them doing together, I see love and happiness that makes the room simply glow. And they’re such a perfect match, these two, finishing sentences, buttoning hard-to-reach buttons, all that good jazz. The fact that he proposed in the chapel of their church before mass on Sunday was just the perfect icing on the cake: on top of being a great earthly match, they both take their spirituality very seriously and are very involved in ministry.
I won’t be shooting their wedding (not officially anyways, just from the pews) because this is one moment that I just want to get lost in and watch these two people I love come together in marriage. Still, I couldn’t contain myself and asked/demanded (I was a little excited, can you blame me?) to make a few portraits to celebrate the occasion. It’s kinda what I do. 🙂
I love you both so much, and i am so happy for you both!
To all of my friends and family, Happy New Year! 2011 was a moments year for me and my family. 5 weddings. 8 portrait sessions. 1 infant who turned into a toddler. Another baby on the way. A new house. Tofino & Victoria. A lot of friends. Two great mentors. Edmonton Folk Fest. Hawaii. Las Vegas. Christmas. My CMA designation. A good season of speed skating. Running a kilometre per day all year long. Lots of fun, lots of work, lots of memories, and so much love. I am so excited to see what 2012 will bring my way. I hope to cross paths with as many old friends as possible, and as many new friends as I am lucky enough to meet!
Here’s a photographic retrospective of the last 12 months of my life. Sorry about the pictorial overload. Once I got started I just couldn’t stop!
On possibly one of the hottest, most mosquito-filled days of the year, Lindsay, Luke & I went out to take some engagement pictures. Their wedding is coming up in only a few weeks, a beautiful September wedding that I’ve been looking forward to for months and months now.
Now, back to the heat & mosquitos. These two are probably some of the coolest characters I’ve met. Everything I asked of them, they did, not questions asked. A smile, a pose, an idea, even marching off into the deep brush, or lying down in the ferns, they took in stride with a smile and a relaxed pose, and I think this really comes through in the pictures. This is part of why I’m so excited about this wedding. It should be a cool, relaxed, awesome time, with plenty of love, lots of family (especially their two year old son Nixon, who tagged along and was a trooper throughout as well) and an awesome venue.
Our afternoon started at the Clifford E. Lee Nature Sanctuary, the hidden gem of the west end of Edmonton, and ended off in a little park in Leduc, just down the street from their house. Really, aside from the heat and mosquitos, it couldn’t have been a better time. Here’s a few pictures.