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When Melissa met Steve – Wainwright Wedding Photography

September 22, 2018 – Totally not a day that Melissa and Steve expected to wake up to fall coloured leaves covered with that cold white stuff we relate to winter… But they did and it was PERFECT. The colours were beautiful and so incredibly unique! It was certainly chilly – but Melissa and Steve’s wedding party was a group of troopers.

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When Kate met Cameron – Fairview Wedding Photography

I do not even know where to begin with this wedding. So simply put – It was an honour. An absolute honour!

I met Kate exactly ten years ago in our first week at Grant MacEwan. We took the design program together so it’s fair to say we spent many hours together enjoying kraft dinner straight from the pot, some cheap beer, MANY trips to Tim Hortons and an equal number of dance parties to some of our favourites (Hello Seattle basically played on repeat on our 15 minute drive to the school.)

Needless to say – I know this girl well and I could not have been more excited when she asked me to photograph such an important day. It was a perfect day filled with so much love, friendship and laughter. It’ll always be a day I look at and grin – and from this summer forward I have a whole new outlook on KFC – It’s no longer just a fast food restaurant. It’s Kate and Cameron’s favourite – AND it really just means ‘Kate found Cameron. (We can thank Kate’s dad for that one.)

I’m beyond happy for my dear friend and am so excited to be sharing these photos! I apologize in advance for the length of this post! Photo overload commence!

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OH! AND! Have I mentioned that Katers is incredibly talented? She made their cake and all of the cupcakes the week of the wedding!

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When Chardel met Matt – Lloydminster Wedding Photography

Every wedding I photograph is an honour – but there is always something extra special about being called by family of another wedding I did previously. Two years ago I photographed Chardel’s sister’s wedding and as I photographed Chardel’s I had many memories of the jokes and ideas that were chatted about two years earlier. It was so special being able to witness the love that has grown between Chardel and Matt – and to finally meet Matt!

These two are so sweet. They are a quiet pair – that loves each other so deeply! I could see it in the way they walked together, the way the spoke together, and especially the way to looked at each other with such joy on their wedding day. 2018-08-25_00012018-08-25_00022018-08-25_00032018-08-25_00042018-08-25_00052018-08-25_00062018-08-25_00072018-08-25_00082018-08-25_00092018-08-25_00102018-08-25_00112018-08-25_00122018-08-25_00132018-08-25_00142018-08-25_00152018-08-25_0016

Caitlin – Camrose Graduation Photography

I am so excited and so proud of my friend Caitlin for her Augustana University graduation! You rock girl!

I also can’t believe how much little Devon has grown up! She is such a sweet heart and so smart like her momma.
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Cecilia and Brandon – Wainwright Maternity Photography

Cece and Brandon won a session from the Sparkle and Spurs Bridal show earlier this year! It worked out perfectly as a combined maternity and engagement session!

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ALSO! Congratulations to this lovely family on the arrival of handsome little Archer! ❤2016-06-03_0030.jpg
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Thanks for stopping by!
❤ Laura Smiley

When Shawn met Tennille – Wainwright Wedding Photography

When Tennille and I met up for our first consult meeting I remember us chatting about how much we both hoped everything would be beautiful and green in time for the wedding. It was a winter meeting and all I could imagine was snow! As the months passed and May finally arrived, one day I looked outside and thought ‘What was I thinking! It’s going to be perfect!’

And it was! Everything about Tennille and Shawn’s wedding was beautiful and absolutely perfect. Not too hot, not too cold, not too sunny, not too rainy – and the best part of all – the day was filled with so much love.

MUA: Kelsey Wright
Hair and Makeup: Della Lischka
Catering: Just Like Mums – Trudy Busk
DJ: Sweet Soundz – Dan Augier
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Nanias Family – Wainwright Maternity Photography

Kongratulations Kelsey, Konrad & Kaycee on the announcement of sweet baby Kolt Nanias this afternoon!!!
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It was an absolute wonderful and amazing day photographing the Nanias maternity session less than two weeks ago – and I am even more excited to meet Kolt later this week for his newborn photos!

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Yes. They took me to see my all time favourite animal. Turns out I’m actually kind of afraid of them – but hey, Llama’s are rad.
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Shari and Bobby – Wainwright Engagement Photography

My beautiful friend Shari and I don’t get to see each other very often but when we do it’s always so wonderful. This past weekend I even got to sneak in an engagement session with her and her wonderful fiancé! It was a rainy and snowy day – and it was actually quite perfect!

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Thanks for stopping by!
Laura Smiley ❤

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 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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