Friday, June 30, 2006

CAUTION - Men in tight shorts!!!

We were in Cranbrook yesterday and I met up with a long time friend to ride the Mt. Baker trail. A new (somewhat epic) trail that climbs 3000 ft up the tele-communications gravel access road and then descends down the west ridge on single track. It was 34 degrees at the bottom of the trail and I am probably in the worst shape I have been in for as long as I can remember, so needless to say things got ugly. At one point I started to shiver, not a good sign. Any ways, sorry about the spandex, but sometimes function outweighs fashion.

On top and still alive. Al on the left, Hamilton (aka Hamsolo) on the right

The smooth part of the way down.

This is probably the best view on the trail. Mt Fisher is in the largest peak on the skyline with the Kootenay River valley below.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Engagements Session - Joanne and Kevin

It's so much fun when you get a couple that's willing to try whatever I throw at them. I dragged these two around for a couple hours in the heat on Monday afternoon and it seemed they were having as much fun as me. I think you guys will be pretty happy with the result!

Monday, June 26, 2006

Wedding - Brandi and Chris

Summer at last! Brandi and Chris picked a perfect day for a wedding, not too hot, but lots of sun. Thanks to the wedding party for being such good sports and hanging in there with us right up to the dinner bell.

Friday, June 23, 2006

Wedding - Myla and Rob

On Sunday (18th of June) I travelled up to Lacombe to photograph Myla and Rob's wedding. These two went 4-wheeling for their first date so it was a must to get them on the trails for some fun on their wedding day. I think I probably received about 50 mosquito bites in the 5 minutes we spent on the trail, but it was worth it.



The ring bearers

A bubble exit

A shot for Rob... His wife and his restored truck.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Wedding - Jennifer and Aric

We have known these two since moving to Calgary some years ago. Simply put, they are close friends of ours. I won't go on about all the things we have done together over the years, I don't feel like writing an novel. We have been looking forward to this wedding for a while now and we weren't disappointed. A helicopter entrance to the Eagle's Eye Restaurant on top the Kicking Horse Ski Hill in Golden, B.C. Weddings don't get much better than this, well done guys!

The Groom

The Bride

The unwed couple

Eagle's Eye from the air

The limo

The ring bearer

Definately not Jimmy Choo's

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

National Post Article

I am a bit behind on my blogging as we had a busy weekend with two out of town weddings. On Saturday the National Post ran a story titled "A few dos and don'ts from some of Canada's top wedding photographers" and it was an honour to be mentioned with some of the country's best. Here is a photo of the article, sorry for the poor reproduction. The editor chose a photo from Nancy and Jason's wedding in May, which you can see a few postings below.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Beth and Rob's Family

I had a blast photographing this family yesterday afternoon. Thanks guys for being so much fun, you're stars!

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Stag for Aric

I am really excited to photograph Jen and Aric's wedding this weekend at the Kicking Horse Resort in Golden. They are good friends or ours and we were honored that they hired us. To stick with tradition a crew went out last night to give Aric a proper stag. We kicked things off on the go cart track and then made our way to the Yard House in Kensington for some mysterious pizzas (ever seen shredded lettuce, nacho chips and ranch dressing on a pizza???).

We made sure Aric wore the worst helmet.

Lots going on in this one. The guy in the front is Raoul, a doctor. I like how he opted out of wearing a helmet. The guy in the back is Karl, I guess he likes Go-Karts.

Don't ask....