I had a feeling, just a tiny feeling, that after a long day of (breathtaking) portraits in the Canadian Rockies, that Angela and Jon were itching to break out a bit of their effervescent and quirky nerdiness. Oh and believe me, that is said with as much love and admiration for their awesome connection as possible. And so we jumped and we skipped and it was in those pictures that I think, they truly are.
Angela and Jon met at a Halloween party where Angela was dressed as a ninja turtle and their first date included a cartoonist, whom they tracked down and hired for the reception (best wedding favour EVER!!!). Their wedding was a day filled with so many smiles, my cheeks hurt from smiling back at the pictures as I looked through them. And yes, I sit, smiling absent-mindedly, at my desk staring at photos every single day. It was also a day filled with deer and zebra heads, a mad game of Plinko, homemade jam and some pretty epic mountains. The ceremony and reception were both held at the Canmore Nordic Centre and both my fabulous second shooter Erin Wallace and I agreed that it is one of the best views of the mountains in the area; it’s almost 360 degrees of gorgeous. The best part of the reception space is the giant deck that spans the length of the building affording everyone those aforementioned spectacular views. I consider Canmore to be a second home, I find myself out in the mountains at least a few times a month. And what I love so much about this area is the vast amount of options for creatives locations. I’ve been shooting in the area for 10 years and truly, I am still finding new gems and only revisiting old haunts a handful of times. I was excited to work at this relatively new spot and the light was perfect, the sky filled with big puffy white clouds. I’m still smiling, it was a great day and I wish I had more jam. (ok so the cartoonist AND the jam win for best wedding favour)