Category: Wedding and Engagements

This is where you can see all past posts about weddings. You can also view the wedding gallery by clicking on the link at the top of the page.

Tumbler Ridge Wedding: Danielle and Derek

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Danielle and Derek’s wedding was about the most casual affair I’ve ever been to, held in their backyard and with only a small group of friends to witness the event. Rather than hide before the wedding, Danielle was down there in her dress, mingling with friends and neighbours.

But the casualness of the wedding was only fitting, considering these two, and it was no less a wondrous for its lack of pomp and pageantry, and it will be a wedding I remember for a long time, for all its simple elegance and homespun charm.

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PAD 1: Dinosaur hunter

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Day One: Dinosaur tracker. What was supposed to be a fairly simple thing turned into a three hour epic trip down to the dino tracks. The sun was well gone by the time we got there, and I was playing with a new lens that I’ve never used before, so this isn’t quite what I was trying to do but close. The 8mm lens made the dinosaur track in the foreground enormous, with Louis Gabriel Kéroack looking like he’s dwarfed by the massive track. I suspect both Louis and the 8 mm will be showing up multiple times over the next month.

Dakota and Nathan

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Dakota is my niece, whom I tend to make fun of constantly, but she’s one of my favourite nieces (top five, easily). She got married out near Grande Prairie in this church found along some muddy backroad. It was a wet, rainy morning (thus the mud on the road), but by the time the ceremony started it had stopped raining. While it never really cleared up, it was nice to be able to shoot outdoors, which we shall get to in a later post.

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Tara & Dave Love Story Slideshow

Tara and Dave chose Tara’s childhood home for their wedding, full of romantic spaces and amazing scenery including a hand made log home and lilacs full of Monarch butterflies. More striking than all this; Tara’s radiance and Dave’s smile as they shared their love for each other and celebrated with family and friends. The joy of the day spilled over into the formals, where  the wedding party enjoyed mixing traditional poses with superhero and action themed ideas.

Here is the story of their wedding and formals.

Tara and Dave, Part II

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One of the most magical moments ever happened while photographing this wedding; while we were wandering about Tara’s family home above the Peace River near Fort St. John, we stopped by a lilac tree, where dozen’t of butterflies hung about. Tara was just about able to reach out and pet them. Of course, I wasn’t able to get that exact shot, but I did get a few of her and the butterflies.

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Tara and Dave, Part 1

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You couldn’t ask for a nicer day for a wedding than this day. You couldn’t ask for a nicer location, either, than the family home, a hand-build log house rising above the Peace River near Fort St. John. Colette joined me as second photographer for this awesome wedding.

The groom and his best man were about the biggest comic nerds that you ever did see. I mentioned one of my favourite series from back in the day was Marvel’s Excalibur, and that was it. The rest of the day was dominated by talk of which of the mutants was most awesome (if you don’t do comics, you wouldn’t care, but I loved listening in to those two banter back and forth…)

Oh, and the bride was lovely, too.

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Sharai and Rob Engagement

Sharai’s favourite time of the year is fall. A few months ago she asked me to shoot her engagement photos and we waited with anticipation for the leaves to turn so we could head out and have some fun with the beautiful natural backdrop of Autumn.
For the shoot they headed up the Wolverine Valley near Tumbler Ridge and spent the evening in laughter and romance. Sharai brought balloons, and some handmade creations to add charm to the photos.