Thomas & Nin- August 5, 2017

Joy, that’s the first thing that comes to mind when I think back on this wedding. Thomas & Nin got married earlier this month on a farm in Duffield, Alberta where handmade details were peppered around the ceremony site and reception hall. This was a wedding where the love was tangible, not just between the bride and groom but between their families as well. Love was poured into every detail of this day from the arch the groom made himself, adorned with a chandelier and flowers, to the Wheel of Fortune inspired game that replaced the clinking glasses tradition.
The ceremony brought laughs and several fallen tears as well as some traditional Laotian elements in honour of the bride and her family’s Laos heritage. It was beautiful to witness not just two families coming together but two cultures as well. As the bride and groom walked back down the isle as husband and wife for the first time, guest showered them bird seeds, which looked incredible on camera. Luckily, the actual showers held off until the tail-end of shooting formals.
At the reception, 1000 paper cranes made by bride (though I overheard that one was made by the groom) dangled behind the head table, intertwined with several twinkling lights. The tables were beautifully set with old books holding up vases of flowers and gold accents adding a regal touch to the rural setting. A delicious dinner followed heartwarming speeches and a cupcake table and donut wall were set up for dessert, adding yet another unique touch to Thomas and Nin’s exquisite day.
Brides Hair: Melissa Eidick
Bridesmaids Hair: Shania Harpchuck & Reo Miller
MUA:  Kelly Tiong
Bouquets: Panda Flowers
Cake/Cupcakes: Art of Cake
DJ: Hallay & Diana Barrantes
Venue: Duffield Community Hall
Photography: Julie Jackman & Mattia Jones

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Before they got married we did a bit of a different “first look”. The couple wanted to get together without actually seeing each other before the ceremony . 3T9A0650

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Baby Ryker

The calm baby streak continues. This little man was perfectly happy to cuddle up and take a little nap. I love how the family cat got involved in our session. Such a pleasure to be able to document those first few photographs of Ryker! 3T9A18793T9A19013T9A19213T9A19853T9A19423T9A19913T9A20083T9A19043T9A1878

3T9A1968The calm baby streak continues!

Baby Liliana

Little Liliana was by far the smallest baby I have held this year. She is so incredibly calm and was just a joy to work with. It was only a few years ago that I photographed her parents wedding. I love that I get to follow clients through life milestones. We incorporated some items from John & Megan’s wedding into our session. You can never really have enough sparkle! Welcome to the world Liliana3T9A82053T9A81803T9A8131

Megan is a tap dance instructor so we had to get a shot of baby with her tap shoes. 3T9A80993T9A80053T9A80283T9A80233T9A80683T9A81993T9A80193T9A8070

Mark & Elle- July 7, 2017

“I love her, and that’s the beginning and end of everything.” F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Let’s take a step back in time, a time of prosperity where people dressed to their finest and enjoyed life. I loved the theme of this wedding. It was a throwback to the roaring 20s. There was a lot of attention to details from the beautiful table displays to the gold accent everywhere. And that dress!!

Everything about this wedding was classic and elegant. It is not too often that brides wear cathedral length veils and we were able to have a lot of fun with that in pictures.

So much of this ceremony was about music. Mark & Elle had a personal song written for them. Elle is also talented singer, and I loved how her love of music was incorporated into the ceremony and the reception. Her entire choir came together to sing a mix of her favourite songs.

Hair: Namisha Hius

Makeup: Kali Maidens

Second Shooter: Mattia Jones

Venues: St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, Radisson Hotel & Conference Centre

Cupcakes: The Sweet side

Flowers: Jo Salvalaggio

Dress: Kitty Chen

Musician : Carlos Calleja of “Hitched Creations”

 

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Megan Maternity

Megan and I had been carefully working to put this session together. A few days before the shoot she was admitted to hospital . We carefully planned to make sure it was safe for her to leave to capture some moments. She truly rocked it even wading almost knee deep in the water .

And the golden light we had as the sun came down! I couldn’t have asked for anything better.

It was around two years ago when I photographed Megan & Johns wedding and I am so blessed to be able to document their life together. Cant wait to meet their little one in a few short weeks.

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3T9A61273T9A60753T9A5917-23T9A59763T9A60823T9A60753T9A5984And this shot was all for John. He wanted to show us how to properly pose for pictures. He didn’t do half bad!  3T9A6051

Baby Paisley

So many calm sleepy babies lately! Paisley was no exception. We pretty much had a calm baby as soon as she hit the posing pad.

I have been blessed to be a part of this families journey from the start. Mom and I always have a great time together because she likes everything girly just as much as I do. Paisley was extremely good until it came time to share the spotlight with her family. It was technically her session anyways…

Welcome to the world little one!

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Baby Olivia

I have truly had the best newborns lately. It has made my transition back into work after vacation so much easier. This little one fought sleep a bit in the beginning. After a while she settled in quite nicely. I loved how we incorporated dad’s love of Datsun trucks into the session. So happy we got that car shot in too! 3T9A51323T9A51613T9A51663T9A51203T9A50783T9A51753T9A51813T9A51693T9A5155

Baby Lucca has arrived!

I have been so honoured to be a part of this families life. I have been there from the moment they were engaged , wedding, maternity, and almost every mini session in between.

Lauren and I have become good friends and I am honoured to take my title as “auntie” to little Lucca.

This little man already has a ton of personality.  He was a pretty easy newborn to work with as soon as he had a good milk drunk on. I can’t wait to watch him grow. As long as he doesn’t grow too fast !

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