Oh, we’re going a while back here to October for this lovely portrait session in Canmore with Julie & Adam. We had been trying to figure out when to do the session for a few months before we could settle on a date. Originally it was going to be an an engagement shoot, but we couldn’t get our schedules to match up before their wedding in August (Julie just so happens to be an awesome wedding photographer based in Canmore… lucky girl!) so we decided to do a post-wedding shoot in their fabulous wedding clothes with the beautiful Canmore landscape as the backdrop. These are some of my favourite images from the post-wedding couples shoot!
Bethany & Jason’s Canmore destination wedding was the last wedding of my three wedding weekend, and boy, it was a fabulous way to end a very busy weekend! Leaving Edmonton, the weather was so-so, but as I got closer to Canmore, the weather just got better and better! The ceremony was outside on a gorgeous plateau at Silvertip Resort overlooking the mountains. We stayed around Silvertip for most of the photos, although we did go down into the river in Canmore. The reception was also at Silvertip and it was just perfect!!
Just look at that backdrop for the ceremony! Stunning!
I was all set to have last weekend off and not shoot any weddings, but was lured to the Canmore area because I wanted to shoot with John Boccabella again. He always has such beautiful weddings. So I packed up friday morning and got hopelessly lost on my way to Canmore. Turns out it was Kananaskis that I was heading to and my GPS didn’t have the sense to tell me otherwise. I admit I got a little bit lost in an absolutely gorgeous part of the province, but I finally made my way to Nakoda on the Lake (I was still an hour early, whew, good thing I planned to be extra early… or good thing i’m not opposed to driving really fast….) where the wedding was going to take place. It was an extra windy day and I swear I saw a small child fly through the air at one point. Ok, not true, but the extra cute ring bearer and flower girl seemed to have a hard time walking down the aisle against the wind. Despite the wind, it was a gorgeous wedding and I was so happy to be there to help capture it. Here’s on of my favourite’s from the portrait session with lots more to come later!
A few weeks ago my friend Susan (from Picture That Photography) and I took a little roadtrip into the mountains to scout locations for weddings that we have coming up this summer. Our first stop was in Canmore and more specifically, at Silvertip Resort where I have a wedding in July. We wandered through to see where the reception was going to be (oh my, what a gorgeous room that will be for a wedding reception!) and then wandered off on the grounds around the golf course to look for good locations for photos. Afterwards we wandered over to the outdoor ceremony location is and we were lucky to catch it while it was all set up for a wedding. What a breathtaking spot with the mountains in the background and beautiful skies overhead. I really can’t wait to photograph the wedding here!
After leaving Silvertip, we travelled down the road and spotted this big pile of what looked like sand and rocks. I still don’t really know what it is, but it looks darn cool and I think I would like to use the spot for photos some time.
We also wandered into the town of Canmore and found a dry riverbed filled with awesome rocks and a beautiful backdrop of trees and mountains. I have such fabulous plans for this location! Canmore has such fabulous options for amazing wedding photos.
While I think all these landscape photos are nice, all I really want to do is get people into the pictures to make them that much more interesting! I’m never going to be a landscape photographer, I just need the energy and interest that people bring to really complete the picture. In the meantime, here’s my landscapes… just wait til I get to fill them with people this summer!!