Ready for Christmas? {Medicine Hat Photographer}

Posted on November 5, 2010

Soooo, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but… there are only 49 shopping days left until Christmas!  EEP!  I haven’t even gotten as far as asking my loved ones what they would like this year.  Seriously have to get on top of this situation soon…

But don’t worry, I have a great idea for you!  This is a gift for your… parents, grandparents, children, best friends… really, anybody.  (And if you’re the lady of the house… send this link to your hubby, they need a little help in the “perfect gift” area sometimes ;)

Call or email for more details on how you can give “The Perfect Gift” this Christmas!  I look forward to hearing from and working with a lot of happy “Giftees” in the New Year!!

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Any Roughrider Fans Out There?! {Medicine Hat Wedding Photographer}

Posted on October 28, 2010

So… on pretty short notice, I agreed to second shoot an awesome wedding with Kristen in Medicine Hat back in September (if you check out her link, you’ll see her sneak peek from the same wedding… and you might see a few of my shots from the day there too :) ).  The ceremony and reception were held at Higdon Hall, and the decor that this couple arranged was just the coolest… from the drapes, lanterns, the Bride’s prized truck collection adorning the tables to the “buffet candy table” all in Roughrider green… it looked amazing in there!  Despite the extreme wind we had to venture out in for portraits, everything turned out really well and it was a wonderful day.  Thanks to Kristen for inviting me along, and thanks to Kristin and Derek, and their families for really making us feel welcome and sharing this awesome day with us!  Cheers!

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Unique Downtown Medicine Hat Wedding {Medicine Hat Wedding Photographer}

Posted on September 18, 2010

When Marie contacted me well before her and Graham’s wedding, and told me all the details that they had planned… I was so excited to take their wedding photos!  The park, the unique use of peacock feathers in decor and floral arrangements, the sand ceremony, the music… everything was incredible.  Riverside Veteran’s Memorial Park in Medicine Hat, the site of the wedding ceremony itself was perfect… and little did I know that Graham’s Mom would have had SO MANY beautiful baskets of flowers brought in and arranged around the fountain, especially for them.  It was absolutely stunning!  They also had lots of personal touches in the ceremony, including a wonderful minister, beautiful music supplied by a close friend, and of course their three dogs… dressed appropriately for the occasion!  Too cute.  Once the ceremony was finished, the bride and groom, along with their awesome wedding party, spent a couple of hours with me in downtown Medicine Hat for the wedding portraits.  They were such good sports in the extreme heat that afternoon, and we had a great time getting some awesome photos and making memories for Marie and Graham.  I am so happy with the way these photos tell the story of the entire wedding day, and sincerely wish the new Mr. and Mrs. Hart the best of luck for a wonderful new life together!  It was a beautiful day guys, and thank you for letting me be part of it.

 

“Getting Ready”, Wedding Day Preparations

Unique Wedding Details

The Wedding Ceremony, Riverside Veteran’s Memorial Park, Medicine Hat

Wedding Portraits, Downtown Medicine Hat

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The Graham’s Beautiful Country Wedding

Posted on August 19, 2010

Excuse me if I’m a little biased, but I am posting a LOT of beautiful wedding images in this post!  The bias comes into play simply for the fact that these were taken at my sister’s wedding… therefore I found it much too difficult to narrow down to only a handful of photos.  You may recall the engagement session, also taken at their farm near Warner.  Such a beautiful place in the country, with so many lovely backgrounds to use. 

This particular wedding story was made possible by a lot of quick planning and action, since Denise and Jeremy set the date a mere month before it was to happen!!!  WOW!  They did a lot of work (with our Mom and Dad’s support a lot of the time!) to get the farm and preparations ready in time.  The results were well worth the effort in my opinion, as you’ll see reflected in the photos! 

The wedding ceremony was held in the couples’ backyard, with immediate family and a couple of very special friends present… very beautiful.  Their officiant was so great too, pleasant, patient and just the nicest lady… she did a wonderful job of making the ceremony very personal and meaningful for Denise and Jeremy. 

My daughter was their flowergirl and boy oh baby, was she excited!!!  Being such a tomboy, we were all pleasantly surprised with, not only her willingness, but insistance on wearing the cutest little flowergirl dress, sparkly shoes and prettied up hair!  It was a special occasion indeed, and she was thrilled to finally be able to call our new family member “Uncle” Jeremy!

The Wedding Ceremony at the Graham Farm

The night before the wedding ceremony, we headed over to the farm to finish up a few last minute details.  I got to help make the bride’s bouquet, the flowergirl’s bouquet, as well as corsages for the groom and all of the couple’s immediate family attending the ceremony!  There’s just something I love about creating arrangements and floral pieces… fun!  Plus, a little ladybug settled itself into my sister’s bouquet that morning also… a sign of good luck!  Perfect timing.

Wedding Flowers and More Flowergirl Images!

Once the wedding ceremony was finished, we began the celebrations with a few bottles of champagne… that chose to open themselves one by one due to the heat we experienced that day.  Needless to say, we were all “on guard” with our heads up, making sure no one got popped in the head with a rogue cork!  haha!  Champagne in hand, we took lots of family photos and then of course the majority of Denise and Jeremy’s wedding portraits around the farm.  The wedding reception was held at Ric’s Grill which is located in Lethbridge, Alberta… it’s really cool there!  The restaurant was built inside the old water tower, and while we were there, we were able to watch some of the Snowbird’s Airshow through the huge windows… it was an unforgettable experience!

Wedding Reception and Celebration

Wedding Portraits

Once we got back to the farm, the party really started with the arrival of many of Denise and Jer’s awesome friends!  Lots of people brought their trailers and stayed overnight, including us!  We visited, watched the kids playing on the wonderful playground and had a great bonfire late that night as well.  It was probably the BEST midnight lunch EVER… hot dogs and roasted marshmallows… mmmmm.  Even our little flowergirl stayed up into the wee hours of the morning, having the time of her life!

I can’t go without mentioning the very unique wedding cake as well… which I offered to make, not knowing fully what I was getting myself into!  Oh boy.  Apparently I told Denise to challenge me, that I could make absolutely whatever her heart desired… haha!  (It’s true though, I really wanted her to have exactly what she wanted that day… and was willing to do whatever it took to make it so.)  She and Jeremy decided on a two-tiered, square cake with a western flair!  Covered in fondant layers, made to look like leather, with leather straps, stitching and even heart-shaped conchos… completely edible from top to bottom.  Well, minus the bronze saddle and rope cake base which our Dad created!  The cake was a success, and everyone enjoyed eating it up… although most were horrified that we were going to cut into it at all!  haha!

The Western Wedding Cake

Close to sunset, Jeremy, Denise and I took a little trek to the top of their huge hill behind the farmyard… just to get a few more wedding portraits with the amazing view!  I have to say that I am THRILLED we got to do them… this one is possibly my favorite!

I hope you two enjoyed the day as much as we did, and want to say thankyou for making Hayden a big part of your wedding especially.  She will remember that day forever, I have no doubt.  I was honoured to be able to make these images for you, as well as standing up for you as a witness.  You have our support in every way, always. 

We love you guys xoxo

 

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Samuel & Marjorie’s Sweet Wedding in Medicine Hat

Posted on July 29, 2010

Another wonderful wedding… Oh my gosh!  I was so excited to once again be second shooter for Melissa, and really happy that it involved taking Marjorie and Samuel’s wedding ceremony photos.  The main reason I was so excited about this one in particular, was that Melissa had told me in advance, “This Bride and Groom are so easy going, and really just want to BE married!”  She was absolutely right.  I didn’t notice nerves of any sort before they walked down the aisle… only pure love and giddy happiness to become man and wife.  It was so beautiful and refreshing!  The ceremony was held at Temple Baptist Church in Medicine Hat, and although those rain clouds were threatening, everything turned out perfectly.  The church looked amazing, with lights all over the walls and ceiling, lit up like stars in the sky… divine.  The flowergirls and ringbearers stole the show (with their ties, frilly gowns and flower adorned little red wagon)… until the bride entered the room.  Samuel’s face lit up and Marjorie was so excited just to see him waiting for her at the altar, that I actually thought she might take off running to him :)   Good thing her Dad was there by her side to keep everything in check!  haha!  The wedding dress was to die for too… and suited Marjorie for sure.  The corsages for the groomsmen were unique too, using bamboo for the base.  Really cool.  AND their “getaway” car was fabulous too!  Extremely cool, and complete with a gift of champagne for the couple, from their driver!  Anyways, I could go on and on about the special details of this wonderful day, so for now… here are some of my photos to show not only some details, but also a few special moments.  Thank you for letting me be part of your day, it was truly an honour and a joy!

 

The Groom and his Groomsmen, hanging around being “boys” before and after the ceremony!

Groom-and-Groomsmen-Photos

The touching wedding ceremony at Temple Baptist Church in Medicine Hat

Wedding-Ceremony-at-Temple-Baptist-Church

Beautiful details… wedding car, bridal bouquet and champagne to celebrate their marriage!

Wedding-Details

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Michael and Tiffany’s Beautiful Wedding Photos

Posted on July 7, 2010

I was totally excited when my friend from Melissa Ann Photography asked me to be her second shooter at Michael and Tiffany’s wedding last weekend!  It’s been a long time since I’ve shot a wedding, and was thrilled to be back in the scene… it was so beautiful.  This couple paid great attention to details and everything was perfect!  The ceremony was held in St. Pat’s Church, which was amazing and then since Michael is a Medicine Hat firefighter, they had the department’s old fire truck brought down for photos as well… too cool!  We went to a few different locations around Medicine Hat for more formal wedding photos, and the ones overlooking the downtown were stunning!  I had such a great time, so thanks Melissa and also thanks to the happy newlyweds :)   Hope you love all of your wedding photos from the day…

Wedding Ceremony

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C&J Wedding {Medicine Hat Wedding Photographer}

Posted on April 21, 2010

I’ve been holding onto this dress shot until everyone had seen it in person at C&Js wedding reception!  I sure didn’t want to be the one to ruin any surprises… and everything was gorgeous.  Thanks for including me in your celebration… I’m SO glad the video turned out perfectly… it really was fun watching everyone’s reaction to it!  Congratulations once again!

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