The Sebastian Family

The temperature on that cold October morning was just below freezing. I remember how fast we kept moving between shots and we wrapped the kiddos in blankets. These gorgeous colours are gone now so I am glad we got out there when we did!

I have photographed this sweet family for years now. They are always willing to just go with the flow. The kids were so good during this session we finished in record time.

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Ryan & Robyn- September 30th

It’s rare that I get to photograph a wedding this time of year, and yet rich fall colours are probably one of my favourite things to capture on camera. For Robyn and Ryan’s wedding, mother nature gifted us with not only her vibrant colours but perfect fall weather, too. While rain was in the forecast, we were only met with a light sprinkle halfway through formals.

With 10 groomsmen, this wedding definitely had the biggest bridal party of the year; it was also one of the largest bridal parties I’ve ever shot in general. While a bridal party of 17 definitely made my job a little more challenging, it also brought about its own entertainment, with jokes constantly made at the groom’s expense, keeping the air light. However, everyone also pitched in to cater to Robyn, making sure that she was looked after and smiling. In the end, Robyn was honestly one of the calmest and sweetest brides I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with.

However, it was when I took Robyn and Ryan aside for formals, away from the rest of the bridal party, that I realized just how in love and romantic they are with each other. Watching Ryan watch Robyn could make anyone believe in love, and their’s is sincerely heartfelt. I’m not typically one to cry at weddings, but these two had me blinking away tears more than once on their day.

Congratulations, Robyn and Ryan.

Hair: Textures for Hair

Makeup: Shanda Kunce

Dress: Maggie Soterro (Bridal Debut)

Suits: Groom (Simons) Groomsmen (Derks)

Flowers: Laurels on Whyte

Cake: Brittaney Semeschuk

Photography: Julie Jackman & Mattia Jones (J Jackman Photography)

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Ryan & Robyn- September 30th

It’s rare that I get to photograph a wedding this time of year, and yet rich fall colours are probably one of my favourite things to capture on camera. For Robyn and Ryan’s wedding, mother nature gifted us with not only her vibrant colours but perfect fall weather, too. While rain was in the forecast, we were only met with a light sprinkle halfway through formals.

With 10 groomsmen, this wedding definitely had the biggest bridal party of the year; it was also one of the largest bridal parties I’ve ever shot in general. While a bridal party of 17 definitely made my job a little more challenging, it also brought about its own entertainment, with jokes constantly made at the groom’s expense, keeping the air light. However, everyone also pitched in to cater to Robyn, making sure that she was looked after and smiling. In the end, Robyn was honestly one of the calmest and sweetest brides I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with.

However, it was when I took Robyn and Ryan aside for formals, away from the rest of the bridal party, that I realized just how in love and romantic they are with each other. Watching Ryan watch Robyn could make anyone believe in love, and their’s is sincerely heartfelt. I’m not typically one to cry at weddings, but these two had me blinking away tears more than once on their day.

Congratulations, Robyn and Ryan.

Hair: Textures for Hair

Makeup: Shanda Kunce

Dress: Maggie Soterro (Bridal Debut)

Suits: Groom (Simons) Groomsmen (Derks)

Flowers: Laurels on Whyte

Cake: Brittaney Semeschuk

Photography: Julie Jackman & Mattia Jones (J Jackman Photography)

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Lloyd Family

I have been lucky enough to be a part of this families memories for years. This year we headed to Fort Edmonton Park on the busiest day of the year. There is so much of an opportunity there for variety.  Always a pleasure Lloyd family!

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Asa & Annie – September 13, 2017

I have been waiting for this wedding for a while. Annie and I first met when she was assistant teaching my son’s dance class. My son has autism and she was a huge part in making his experience amazing. Annie and Carson have this amazing bond so I when I heard she was engaged I absolutely had to be her photographer.

Annie met Asa on her first shift as a lifeguard. “Asa showed me the ropes and then pushed me in the pool letting me think that I pulled him in with me when in reality he just wanted a swim with me,” said Annie. They met when she was 16 and have been  in each other’s lives for ten years. Both the bride and the groom are from Cornwall, England

The weather wasn’t ideal on that September, Wednesday morning. It was drizzling essentially all day. The entire wedding party was gracious through the day and wasn’t phased by the weather in the least.

Annie & Asa have such an energy about them. I loved that when I said to Asa we were going to try a lift he asked which one. And the first dance…so stunning. I found out afterwards that it was completely improvised as well.  Congratulations, Annie & Asa. I wish you both all of the happiness in this world!

Venue: Hotel Fairmont MacDonald

Hair: MC College

Makeup: Michelle Fedyniak

Cake : Whisk Bakery in Drayton Valley

Flowers:  Chantel Sampson and Jenna Brenan

Brides Dress:  Davids bridal

Bridesmaids: Cocomelody

Suits:  Moores

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Some of Annie’s relatives watched the wedding back home in Cornwall, England. It was so sweet to watch their expressions! 3T9A40583T9A40933T9A4124

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The M family

It seems so unreal to me how fast this year has gone. I feel like every year that goes by is a little bit faster. I remember handling both these littles as babies.

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Krefting Family

It was a gorgeous Labour day monday around golden hour when we found our way into the country side for this session. I have to apologize to the Kreftings for my horrible lack of direction skills. We did find each other eventually and I really enjoyed what we ended up with. Can’t wait to meet the new baby in late fall!!3T9A33923T9A36473T9A34783T9A3526

 

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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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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!