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2015 – Year in Review

2015 was a spectacular year with lots of beautiful weddings, adorable newborns, fun families and couples, brilliant graduates and everything in between. Thank you so much to all of my wonderful clients – you’ve made my dreams as a photographer come true! Thank you also to my amazing family for supporting me and believing that I could get it all done! It was a year for the record book!

I’m so excited for what 2016 will bring! I think it is going to be another busy busy year with wedding season already over half booked up with so many amazing couples!

Here’s a look-in at each of the milestones I had the opportunity to photograph this year!

When Greg met Heidi – Bashaw Wedding Photography

The wedding of Heidi and Greg took me back to my hometown of Bashaw, AB! Being part of Heidi’s wedding day was beyond exciting for me as Heidi happens to be amoung the first people I met when I was born! We spent hours upon hours of our toddler life hanging out together and the opportunity to photograph such a magical day in Heidi’s life was spectacular.

The details of their day were fantastic and so well put together –  including Heidi’s dress – which she made herself using her mom’s wedding dress! Can you say talented?! And then their was their amazing bridal party! They were a blast to hang out with (they made me feel like part of the family) and an absolute riot on the dance floor! ❤

This was my last wedding of the 2015 season and as I post this blog I am grinning from ear to ear thinking about what an amazing year of beautiful couples and great opportunities I was given. Thank you so much to each an every couple who had me capture these special moments for you.

Hair and Makeup: The Parlour

Officiant: Pastor Julianna Wehrfritz-Hanson

Catering: Royal Purple

DJ: Paradise DJ

Transportation: Hayes Transportation

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When Justin met Carmen – Pigeon Lake Wedding Photography

Carmen and Justin’s ceremony location was an absolute dream! Their guests were brought in by horse and carriage to the most beautiful open field with the gorgeous autumn colours in every direction. Some wicked storm clouds also added to the backdrop – thankfully the storm stayed away until a few moments after the ceremony and everyone stayed ‘mostly’ dry! This bridal party was a team of troopers – nobody let the rain or hail put a damper on this wonderful day!

Hair and Makeup: Deonne’s Salon

Flowers: Paula Jeans Garden

Officiant: Juanita Knight

Catering: Bob Ronnie Catering

Bakery: Shawna Cawley

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The Aalbers – Wainwright Family Photography

When I met up with the Aalbers for their family sessions I felt like I already knew the kids from their sports sessions over the years. This was one of those sessions filled with lots of laughter – such a fun family! 2015-11-14_00072015-11-14_00062015-11-14_00052015-11-14_00082015-11-14_00042015-11-14_0003

When Daryl met Caitlyn – Wainwright Wedding Photography

After I photographed Caitlyn and Daryl for their engagement session last fall I was more than a little bit excited for their wedding day. These two create a quiet and calming emotion when they are together. They are both so kind hearted and easy to work with. It was such a pleasure being part of their day. ❤

MUA: Kailee Smith

Hair and Makeup: White Dahlia Salon and Spa

Officiant: Sharon Britney

Catering: Royal Purple

Bakery: Sheena Larson

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When Mark met Kjirsti – Hastings Lake Wedding Photography

On September 18th I photographed the love between Mark and Kjirsti at Hastings Lake Bible came – and it was spectacular. Kjirsti had thought out every detail to match her Downton Abbey theme perfectly. From her vintage dress, the men in perfectly tailored suits, lanterns in the place of bouquets for the ladies, and even guests dressed in the vintage theme – the day flowed perfectly.

It was such a pleasure to be part of this wonderfully thought out wedding day.

Venue – Hastings Lake Bible Camp

Hair – Inspirations (Judy)

Cake: Maureen Wight

Catering: A-1 Caterers

Rings: Wainwright Jewellers

Diamonds: Nathaniel – New York

Suits: Moores

Shoes: Miz Mui (Globe Footwear)

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When Kyle met Chantelle – Calgary Wedding Photography

I met Chantelle and Kyle through my friend Courtney who I went to University with! I’ve photographed many weddings with Courtney by my side so I was quite excited to have the opportunity to hang out with her and meet her super awesome friends! Chantelle and Kyle have been together for over 11 years and they tied they knot this August at The Glenmore Inn & Convention Center in Calgary! These two were both so kind and welcoming and I hope I can visit them again soon!


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When Jeff met Chelsey – Wainwright Wedding Photography

Chelsey and Jeff got married on a weekend that was filled with sun, clouds, and some rain. We were lucky enough that the rain stayed away until after the outdoor ceremony and still have some time for family and bridal party photos. We were also quite lucky to have some amazing hospitality for a photo session at the 1979 Taphouse and Grill.

MUA: Kelsey Wright

Hair and Makeup: Shear Heaven

Flowers: Budding Florists

Officiant: Jackie Zajic

Catering: Veronica Desforges

Transportation: Vermilion River Limousine Services

DJ: Robin’s DJ Services

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The Welch Family – Wainwright Family Photography

One last blog post for tonight!

This was the last family session of the season and it was such a great session. The fall leaves were still perfect and the family was so much fun to work with! I think this fall was the most beautiful fall I have seen as a photographer and I really wish it could have lasted a whole lot longer! 2015-11-10_0053 2015-11-10_0054 2015-11-10_0055 2015-11-10_0056 2015-11-10_0057 2015-11-10_0058 2015-11-10_0059

The Tipler Family – Wainwright Family Photography

I met the Tipler family for the first time 3 years ago for a family session. I am always so excited about getting to document families as they are growing up and I was thrilled when Sheryl called me to book in for an updated session. These three youngsters have all grown up so much in those three years! 2015-11-10_0045 2015-11-10_0046 2015-11-10_0047 2015-11-10_0048 2015-11-10_0049 2015-11-10_0050 2015-11-10_0051 2015-11-10_0052