We started the 2008 wedding season off withÂ the very romantic wedding of twoÂ spirited people.Â Melissa and Shaun’s wedding at the Wiesenthal Baptist Church just south of Leduc was a beautiful winter event.Â We started off taking pictures of the couples getting ready.Â Here are a couple of Melissa at Shear SensationsÂ salon in Leduc.
Melissa’s dress is beautiful.
Shaun and the guys got ready at the Crowne Plaza Chateau Lacombe in Edmonton.Â In this first picture Shaun is careful to not shave off his signature soul patch.Â He told me the story of how after was at Mount Everest his beard was very long.Â He returned to base camp and when he was in one of the villages he shaved off his beard but he was either exhausted or did not have enough oxygen in his brain and he even shaved off the soul patch.Â It was the first time in many years that he had no facial hair and he has been careful to leave a little patch of it ever since.
Here is a picture of Shaun right before we left for the church.
Melissa’s family church, the Wiesenthal Baptist Church, is a really cute chapel just south of Leduc.Â Inside it has gorgeous red carpets and a nice high wooden ceiling.
After the couple had this kiss that minister said, “Not bad for a first time.”
We went to the Leduc Civic Centre to take the family pictures.Â The Civic Centre in Leduc is a beautiful location with plenty of greenery inside.Â It looks like the atrium area of the Citadel Theatre.Â When it came time for the father and son picture they came up with this pose themselves.Â How debonair!
Shaun just purchased a new Nikon D300 Camera which he plans on using for the couple’s trip to Mexico, Belize, and Guatamala.Â He started taking a few shots of Melissa with it and I gave him my Pocket Wizard remote lighting trigger so that he could take pictures of her with some flare!Â Here is Shaun trying his hand at being a wedding photographer.
We then went to Telford Lake Park to take a few pictures of the couple with the beautiful blue sky behind them.
The next stop was the Legislature.Â On the way there the bridal party picked up McDonald’s cheeseburgers.Â Here is our cheesy cheeseburger shot.
Melissa and Shaun you were a lot of fun to work with.Â Who knew that Shaun was such a fashion photographer?Â We wish you all the best on your voyage and in your life and we look forward to seeing you again in the spring.