Joel & Kelsi - Romantic Summer Wedding

I first met miss Kelsi, (believe it or not) when we both worked at Montana's in Brandon Manitoba, oh about 7 or so years ago. She headed out to Calgary shortly after we met but in a world of Facebook and social media, I was able to follow along with her life and she with mine. 

Not long after Kelsi and Joel got engaged, I received a message from her asking about Wedding Photography. I was elated! Like soooo excited! I mean not only do I love this girl and her fun personality but she is GORGEOUS! And I knew my job would be easy peasy! #photographersdream

Kelsi and her equally handsome hubby Joel, got married on a hot day in July. We did formals down at Fish Creek Park and I am so glad we did because I think it complimented them perfectly. Her dress was something out of a magazine and pair that with Joel's tailored suit and their beautiful bridal party, it was simply perfect. 

I've chosen a few of my favourites to share here from their big day. And like any of the weddings I've been a part of, I wish my clients all the best in their future together. But Kelsi and Joel definitely hold a special place in my heart. And I just KNOW they will enjoy a long and happy life together. Just what they both deserve! Xo




Vow Renewal Inspiration - Featured on Rocky Mountain Bride

This Vow Renewal Inspiration is near and dear to my heart. Featured today on Rocky Mountain Bride; this "City meets Country" inspiration session was one I dreamt about doing for a long time.

Initially I had thought of a typical Bride and Groom session, as we often do in the wedding industry. But after doing a model call and having my friend Suzanne offer to model with her husband Steve, I thought "Why not a vow renewal?!" Because these two were PERFECT for it!

Suzanne and Steve have been married for almost 20 years. They are high school sweethearts and have a beautiful daughter. The best part about them, is that their love is so evident in every image. There was no acting or coaching to get these shots. They are pure, genuine and it speak volumes of their love for one another. 

My vision for this shoot came from my love of 2 things; Sweet country living and modern city vibes. With the help of my dear friends Heather from Orange Trunk Vintage Styling and Rentals and Lindsey from Fall for Florals, we came up with a great way to incorporate both of these things into one shoot and make it look effortless and natural. 

With modern touches of black and gold and Suzanne and Steve's gorgeous attire, we nestled them into a beautiful farm located just outside of Calgary and it was magic! Everything went together so perfectly. Better then I could have ever imagined! There were even beautiful horses; be still my heart! :)

I can't thank everyone enough for their help on this beautiful shoot and it was such a blessing to be featured on RMB for the second time this year!!! Xo

Vendors: Styling and Rentals ~ Orange Trunk | Florals and Styling ~ Fall for Florals | Models ~Suzanne and Steve Hoefling | Hair ~ Suzanne Hoefling | Make Up ~ Avenue Beauty | Stationary ~ Lovesky Design | Cake ~ Cake Bake Shoppe | Dress Shop ~ Blush and Raven | Dress designer ~ Two Birds | Men's Custom Jacket ~ Entitled | Flatware ~ Luxe Rentals | Hemmeli Rentals ~ Salvage Bronze