Thursday, October 25, 2007

e-session - Amahny and Sam

I think Amahny will have a tough time topping this birthday. The city looked amazing and so did these two. We strolled through Princes Island and it felt like a movie set. Thanks for letting me crash your party guys!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Wedding - Maggie and Tyron

Sometimes the "love in the air" at weddings is so thick it feels like you are moving through warm water. Maggie and Tyron's wedding felt like a therapy session for the heart. It was my last Calgary wedding for 2007 so it was nice to end on a good note.

One of the flower girls waiting for the bride to get back from the salon.

Dad checking to see if the girls had arrived yet.

Maggie before the ceremony

Hands down, the "sharpest dressed" award went to the ring bearer. Not only was his tie slightly epic, but.....

... he rocked a cape! I could see the wheels turning in some of the men's heads. One of the guys I talked to named Kevin was visibly disturbed at being out dressed by the youngster:)

Exchanging rings.

Maggie's parents during the ring exchange.

It was a bit past the prime of fall, but there was still a bit of colour to be found.

Spruce Meadows reception.

Tyron's parents as the couple entered.

The first dance.

Father of the bride during the first dance.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Wedding - Jarret and Tyson

Ok, I realize that it's been a full 2 weeks since my last posting, but I just assumed after the blogging madness of September everyone was getting sick of me. Actually, I had a wedding in Salmon Arm / Sicamous (B.C.) on the Thanksgiving weekend and then caught up with my family in Whitefish for a week of RnR.

Anyways, onto Jarret and Tyson. I always love going back to B.C., since its where I spent the first 20 years of my life. There are so many little differences from Alberta. I guess mainly it just feels like home. The Sicamous area is so scenic, and I had been eagerly waiting for this wedding all year.

12 hours of photography produced a lot of images so here are just a few of my favourites.

Jarret getting into her dress.

The final OK from mom.

Jarret's dad just after giving her away. He reminded me of the scene in movies where someone tries to patch a hole in a dam wall with a piece of gum. It was great to see a father love his daughter so much.

One of the toughest things about being surrounded by beautiful scenery is you tend to feel a bit guilty for setting up photos like this using a rusty old wall, but I just wouldn't have been able to live with myself if I hadn't used it.

Tyson's groomsmen. I told them if they ever start a rock band, I have the cover, they have the hair.

The girls.

Jarret's parents own/operate the local grocery store, so we definitely needed a "attention shoppers, groom's on special in aisle 4" shot. I think this photo is also pretty symbolic of how marriage works, but I won't go any farther because eventually Suzanne will read this.

We didn' t have one single location planned and basically just drove around until I found something interesting. Thanks to Jarret and Tyson for letting me do my thing.

There were some great images from the reception, but this is getting long so I will end it with these two. Jarret's dad surprised her with a lip-syncing of Ring of Fire (Johnny Cash).

Their reaction to him walking into the room. Hey kids, don't read Tyson's lips.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

e-session - Lana and Tim

Apparently the Engagement Session Gods were happy to let us proceed last night (ya, I am back to actually blogging recent stuff). There were storms going off everywhere, but they just seemed to keep missing us. It was cold too, but there was some really interesting light and Lana and Tim were game. Fun times!