Category archives: Engagement & Wedding

Britta & Dave

How many of us have super awesome relationships or memories that were made at coffee shops?! Shout out to all the local and chain establishments that have made it possible to warm up on a cold day and meet the love of your life!!

Dave and Britta had their first date at this exact Starbucks coffee shop and it was the same place where they reunited over cups of mint tea and decided to pursue a future together. But, before we headed over there, I took them to a beautiful clearing in a Douglas Fir sanctuary. It was just stunning! Fresh snow from the day before covered the ground and the late afternoon sun shone through the trees.

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Lisette & JohnPlayful Winter Fish Creek Engagement Session

I have heard about destination weddings but destination proposals are TOTALLY a thing too! This fun couple met at University in Amsterdam. This year they decided to visit Alberta, Canada during Christmas  where John’s parents are currently working. Of course, one does not visit Calgary and NOT see the mountains. They took many trips for hikes and spectacular views including a trip to Lake Louise. On a very VERY cold day, John convinced Lisette to venture outside for a walk out onto the lake. After taking some fun photos, John got on one knee and proposed! So, it only made sense to capture this significant memory by doing their engagement session outdoors in a picturesque Canadian winter before they flew home! Destination proposal = SUCCESS! Congrats you two!

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Katrina & BraydenAutumn Romance Wedding

From family heirlooms and the groom’s hand picked tie from Italy, to music notes on the wine bottles and the cat who had to check out the dress and join in on portraits – Katrina and Brayden’s wedding was full of sentimental touches.

There is a lovely path around the property that they had walked many times while deep in conversation, sharing joys and heartaches. It was here that Katrina and Brayden would meet for their first look. Brayden dropped to the ground. Tears were building in his eyes as he stood to embrace her. As they relaxed into each others presence as bride and groom, Katrina presented Brayden with the wedding band she had chosen for him.The ceremony was just as sweet with more laughter and more tears. As the Mother of the Groom noted at the reception, there was no lack of ‘leaking’ in the Vander Leek family and Katrina fit in perfectly!

Both the ceremony and reception were held at Edmonton’s Old Timer’s Cabin – a stunning location for their rustic autumn wedding with burgundy accents. Katrina and Brayden are both talented musicians who participate on the worship teams at their church. This is how they met. Naturally there had to be live music by their friends throughout the day including Katrina’s maid of honor who sang during communion and the signing of the registry.

With all that musical talent in the room, it wasn’t surprising that we were serenaded all night long! Old tunes, modern melodies, and completely re-written lyrics had K + B smooching in increasingly creative ways all evening! Strung lights and candle lit lanterns illuminated the venue as the sun disappeared and the dance floor took over! Tender moments with parents, the couple’s first dance, and some ‘lost in the music’ dance moves that will make you laugh! … so don’t miss out and scroll to the end!

Second Shooter: Bethany from Jon+Beth Photo
Venue: Old Timer’s Cabin
Wedding Dress: Ethos Bridal Boutique
Flowers: Bunches Flower Company by Eric Armstrong
Videography: Jon+Beth Photo
Make Up: Karissa Johnson (Vander Leek)
Hair: Andrea Morse
Catering: Michelle Rypstra & Yolande Tkachyk from Heartland Alliance Church
Stationary: Watercolor by Keandra Lucki
Groom’s Tux: Derks Formal Wear

To be at this wedding as friend, kinda/almost-family member, and photographer was the greatest honor. Had I not been focused on capturing their day, I would have easily found myself with tears of joy coming down my face! K+B, you two are steadfast and wise. May you always love without reservation – yourselves, each other, and the world. Christ in you, the hope of glory.

Emily & JamesCalgary, AB

These two incredibly sweet – and equally goofy – people vowed to share life together and their whole day was a wonderful reflection of who they are together.  Congratulations Emily & James! It was such a privilege to celebrate your engagement and marriage with you and your families.

Bride’s Gown: Beautiful Bride Calgary
Groom + Groomsmen Attire: Moores Calgary
Ceremony: Southview Alliance Church
Reception: Sundance Lodge
Caterer: Roma Catering

David & EricaBragg Creek, AB

Have you ever heard of a Getaway & Photography package at a forest surrounded five-star chateau that will serve you piles of fresh berries on home-made french toast for breakfast as you look out over the Elbow river?? The Riverside Chateau and I partner to offer this incredible package that incorporates rest and luxury, adventure and captured memories.

David and Erica booked their romantic getaway at the Riverside Chateau in Bragg Creek, AB to celebrate their first wedding anniversary! As a part of their celebrations they pulled out the wedding dress and tux for our session. The chateau, a western style log mansion, is a beauty situated along the Elbow River. As you can see, the surroundings provide so many options for photos. I had a blast using my knowledge of the property to creatively capture this milestone for David and Erica.

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Madeline & AustinTurner Valley, AB

After the ceremony and celebratory high-fives, we were happy to explore the surrounding area of Millarville and Turner Valley including the YWAM base where these two met. There was no shortage of laughter and the tender moments paused time – which you can only hope for on a day you want to remember for the rest of your life. Make sure to scroll to the end to see their beautiful outdoor reception and energetic dance that kicked off in the golden light of sun set.


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Emily & JamesKananaskis, Alberta

I am always so pumped to meet couples who are just as excited to be in the mountains as I am! We got up while it was still dark and headed out to photograph in the early morning light. We got a moody day – wind, cloud, and fog appearing then subsiding – which made for some hair blown, blanket wrapped cuddling to start. These two were just so sweet to each other and so fun to hang out with for the day. Not to mention they suggested we stop in for some poutines at La Belle Patate in Canmore before heading home!! Pretty awesome day if you ask me.

Katrina & BraydenLake Minnewanka, Alberta

Katrina and Brayden are such a lovely young couple and I am just thrilled they are getting married this coming fall! We were all set on a winter engagement session in the mountains and just happened to choose the best and worst day to head out to Lake Minnewanka. Although the temperature was zero degrees Celsius (the best part!), the humidity was abnormally high so we FROZE in the breeze. I can’t imagine what it would have been like if the temperature was any lower. These two toughed it out being positive and absolutely adorable the whole time. It was wonderful, as always, to catch up on life and hear about all the life and wedding plans coming together. Your wedding day will be here so soon!


Melissa & DarrenToronto, Ontario

December 17, 2016

Congrats to my beautiful cousin and her husband!

I was so honored that they asked me to help capture their winter wedding celebration. The snowfall from the night before gave us a beautiful white world. It was picturesque for a winter wedding with cranberry red accents SO thankfully this AWESOME wedding party was willing to brave the cold (and freezing rain) to grab some outdoor shots!

Enjoy Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” as you take a look at their day!

Creative Team:

Wedding Dress – Wtoo gown purchased at Felicia Bridal
Make Up Artist – Marisa Augusto
Hair Stylist – Rose Corbo
Florist – Astilbe Floral Boutique
Bridesmaid Necklaces – The Silver Wren
Venue: Paradise Banquet and Convention Centre
Videographer – NG Studio
Additional Photographers – FM&Co. photography

Hannah & BraydenEdmonton, Alberta


These sweethearts have been waiting a long time to exchange their wedding vows and the day could not have been more perfect.

Tangible energy from morning to evening.
Everybody contributing in their own way to make the day special.
Happy tears, sad tears and cheers of joy.
Communion and family prayers.
Hannah hiding under her own dress
to avoid the sudden downpour!
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Hilarious poses, photo-bombs, and speeches.
An outfit change to signal their marriage.
And (although it has been the case for a long time…)
an official wholehearted embrace into each other’s family.

To say they danced the night away is an understatement! Their party was one of the best I have seen! I was torn between photographing it all and putting down my camera to get in the middle of the party and dance with them!

Thank you so much, Hannah & Brayden, for having me photograph your engagement and wedding! It was an absolute pleasure and I know you two have all the support you could possibly dream of. Have a fun and lasting life together. I hope these photos will always be a reminder of what an amazing wedding day you had, how in love you are now, and a marker of how your love grows deeper with each passing day.

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Creative Team:

(My AMAZING) Second Shooter – Bethany of Eye of the Beholder Photography
Make-Up – Renee Hopkins
Hair – Jerica Wheaton
Flowers – Graham & Lane Florists, selected by the bride’s Uncle, Anil Perera.
Dresses – The Bridal House
Suits – Moores
Ceremony Venue – Calvary Community Church, Edmonton, AB
Officiate – Paul Eisentrager
Reception Venue – Edmonton Marriott at River Cree Resort
Cake – Bake My Day
Rentals – Special Event Rentals Edmonton

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So… when the rain hits, it’s always good to have layers and MORE layers to protect your perfect hair and make-up!

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While we waited for the rain to pass, we took a stop at Tim Hortons & Wendy’s for snacks!

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And off to the ceremony! Don’t miss the EPIC dance shots near the end!

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Congrats you two!

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James & CharityCalgary, Alberta

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June 11, 2016

CREATIVE. That was the word I kept in mind as I photographed James and Charity’s wedding day. As creative people themselves involved with beat boxing and hip-hop group Legacy One, they wanted their wedding photos to be completely unique, something they had never seen before. We went to a variety of locations, took creative risks, played with shadows, laughed a lot and created some of the best memories I have as a photographer. It is so wonderful to have a couple trust you completely… even when you are lying on a cement floor to photograph them or standing on driveways in the middle of a seemingly boring community (*if you see the wildflower pictures below… that’s what I am talking about!) There are amazing shots of their day from the ceremony to the portraits to the guests dancing the night away so make sure you scroll all the way to the end! You can also check out their forest sunset engagement session here!

As you scroll, enjoy one of my favorite songs, “Something In the Water” by Brooke Fraser.


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Meet the creative team:

Flowers: Avenida Grower Direct
Bride’s Dress: Ethos
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal
Groom & Groomsmen Suits: The Bridal Centre
Caterer: Distinctive Catering
Videographer: Jill Tranquilla
DJ: Bryce Plante

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I have never seen a wedding party have so much fun. While we were taking pictures of the bride and groom, the wedding party created a ridiculous music video complete with dancing scenes, team push-ups, and, obviously, sandwich breaks (because the best wedding parties keep the bride and group well fed and hydrated)!

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