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Before Michael met Denise & Daniel he had never heard of Em-Te Town, it’s a western town near Alder Flats, and the perfect location for a rustic wedding.  Michael and second shooter Ken went camping for this wedding!

Daniel is a bit of a jokester, and Denise is an absolute sweetheart.  After Michael and Ken set up the tent and BBQed their steaks, they were invited to the family’s campfire. There, the mother of the groom was tossing out Jell-O shooters and passing around moonshine (some of which might have ended up being consumed by them). The mothers made a very dynamic duo!  Michael and Ken had a lot of fun hanging out with family and guests.

Here’s Casa Shandro for the weekend!

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There’s nothing quite like a big Alberta Sky.

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Post-ceremony drinks with the parents!

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And the award for best hair goes to……


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Behind the scenes with Michael & Ken:

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After 5 years of wedding photography, we had yet to visit the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel for a wedding!  Michael was fortunate to work with Elena & Davin in the Rocky Mountains on the beautiful long weekend while I went back to Edmonton for Jody & Bib’s wedding (coming to the blog soon!) We had a family vacation in the mountains as well, which was very relaxing, a great way to recharge our batteries.

Special thanks to our fabulous second shooter Tessa (based in Canmore) – we had a great time hanging out with you while we were in Canmore!

Elena’s hair and makeup were done at the Willow Stream Spa at the Banff Springs. She looked amazing!  Other vendors included florals by Alpine Flower Gallery, and planning by Terra from Inspired Occassions.

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Elena’s mom sewed the weddings rings of her grandmothers into the wedding dress. It was such a lovely nod to family on a very important day.

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Gift for the bridesmaids were from Mappins jewelery.

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Tessa’s photo:

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Elana gifted to Davin a Wayne Gretzky autographed hockey stick on the wedding morning. Tessa was with Davin while he opened it – what an incredible surprise from his wife-to-be!

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The outdoor terrace at the Fairmont Banff Springs is the perfect location for an outdoor wedding in the mountains. Absolutely breathtaking.

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Tessa’s capture:

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When you get married at the Banff Springs, what better form of transportation can you have than a Rolls Royce?

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This was Tessa’s interpretation.

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High heels in the forest? No problem! Just hitch a ride on your groom.

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Elena is just stunning. There is something so hauntingly beautiful about this image.

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Can you find Michael in this one? The Banff Springs offers great views of the Mt. Stephen’s Hall from the upper balconies.

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Congratulations Elena & Davin! Your wedding was stunning, and Michael really enjoyed working with you both.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope you’re all enjoying a big turkey dinner with family (we’re going to dig in soon!)

Ninke & Sheldon got married today in Cold Lake, we hope they had a fantastic day! Here are a few of their favourite images from their engagement session with Michael.

As the summer weather disappeared, we made the journey up to Whitecourt, AB to celebrate with Tiana & Warren.  The weather was, well, pretty bad.  We actually saw snowflakes part way through the day. But nothing could diminish Tiana & Warren’s joy.

It had been a while since Michael and I photographed a wedding together, and it was really nice for us to have a road trip and spend the day together with a wonderful couple.

The wedding was very intimate, with a really awesome brunch reception at the Holiday Inn in Whitecourt. I love the idea of a brunch reception – who doesn’t love brunch? Tiana put a tremendous amount of effort into planning this wedding, and her thoughtfulness is apparent in the beautiful decor.

This amazing spread was put on by Whitecourt caterers Taste Buds.

Tiana is one of those brides who doesn’t realize how absolutely stunning she looks – after I showed her this photo she said, ‘Oh wow!’ and relaxed completely.

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