karolina & Tyler -engaged! {Calgary, Kananaskis wedding photographer}

Well, I’m winding down a pretty incredible year, I would say the best yet. I survived the juggle of mommy-hood with business-hood and still have my hair and my sanity. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever been happier. I love that I can continue pursuing my passion while also still being an awesome {but nowhere near perfect momma}. 2015 marks my 10th year in business and this spring I will be celebrating my very first couple’s 10th wedding anniversary with as much enthusiasm as they have. I am looking forward to a little break and then super excited for February when I have the absolute thrill of shooting two incredible weddings, one of which will be Karolina and Tyler’s. It will be held at the Delta Kananaskis, complete with pre-wedding outdoor festivities. I can’t wait! The weather lately has been knocking my socks off and this session was particularly stunning. We definitely hit a winter golden hour and I feel so lucky because it’s pretty rare in the winter. Enjoy this beautiful winter engagement session!

Jessica & Dustin::: at first glance :::{Calgary Wedding photographer}

Check out this little sneak peek for Jessica and Dustin’s beautiful November wedding at Heritage Pointe golf course. I can’t help but write that the weather was incredible and allowed us to shoot completely outside for over 2 hours. I am truly thankful for such an awesome bridal party. And I can’t get over Jessica’s and her bridesmaids’ bouquets, all handmade by Jessica’s mom! Stay tuned for the full wedding blog post!

Family time {Calgary family photographer}

Is it superhero time yet? Honestly, I couldn’t wait for superhero time but I have to say little Mr.C was absolutely wonderful and patient while we all waited for superhero time. There’s nothing like driving up to a family session and parking outside one of the most beautiful heritage homes I have ever seen. Nancy and Stu have impeccable taste, that is for certain. And the spaces within were so much fun to work with. Seeing as how they just moved in, we utilized the moving boxes and their home became the studio. It was such a neat environment to shoot in. As always, I love seeing my families grow and it is so special to me to capture it year after year.

Michelle & Dustin -married! {Canmore Stewart Creek Wedding Photographer}

I’m a big planner. I love working on a timeline with my couples to best suit their day in terms of actual ceremony and reception timing and optimizing the amount of time for creatives. I love location scouting and finding the absolute best place to shoot, finding new and hidden little gems. But I also love being in the moment, driving by something that I’ve seen many times before and yelling STOP! because the light is perfect. I’ve driven by this spot countless times on my way into Canmore and yet I’ve never used it or even gotten out of my car to be in the surroundings. It wasn’t until we were faced with a looming sunset and I knew my previously picked spot wouldn’t be as nice for light that it became a must. And I have to say, I am thrilled with the results of that quick glance over my shoulder and the picture perfect light painting those mountains. Michelle and Dustin and their whole amazing crew were the perfect people to throw up there on that hill too. I am pretty sure that behind those smiles and laughter was a whole lot of “the wind is going right through my clothes and my eyeballs are frozen open”. Moments like these, I’m happy to be a photographer and not a videographer. Not only do I adore Michelle and Dustin, but I was especially excited to finally shoot at Stewart Creek Golf Course just outside Canmore. I’m not sure if there’s a more perfect ceremony room, it’s like being in a treehouse. And the staff have to be the friendliest most accommodating people I’ve met yet. The whole day was just lovely, from a beautiful and very personal ceremony to a tea ceremony with tons of laughter and requests for babies to a bridal party that I felt like we had been friends for years. Special thanks to Joelene Mills for being my trusty sidekick and catching some incredible moments. Enjoy this gorgeous day!

Holly & Ryan -married! {Canmore, Silvertip wedding photographer}

I’m sitting in my office right now and looking out the window and snow is falling gently. Hello winter. Holly and Ryan definitely got married in the Fall and it’s nice to sit here and look at the beautiful fall colours but I am also excited about what the winter has in store for me. I think what I love most about my couples is that they are willing to do pretty much anything to get great photos. Holly and Ryan and their AMAZING bridal party persevered through some pretty cold weather. I was going to use ‘suffered’, but we all did it with smiles and really, I would wager to say it was worth it. I loved Holly and Ryan’s resolve and they were so wonderful to work and laugh with. Silvertip, just outside Canmore, hosted both the ceremony and reception and as always, was such a treat to shoot at. The gazebo area never disappoints and the Pavilion is always breathtaking. A big thanks to Stephanie Couture for being my awesome co-ninja for the day and of course for filling a bag of candy for me from the stellar candy bar. I have to say, I wonder if a great candy bar equals a packed dance floor because you have to check out the craziness that ensued once the music was blaring and the lights went down. I can’t wait to hear the stories of the night from Holly and Ryan. Enjoy this little look into a really, really wonderful day.

Nickolas Slomka - November 10, 2014 - 4:21 pm

Very nice !!!

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