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Karen and Scott have a lot of people in their corner.  I first met Karen 6 years ago when our boys were in a baby group together, and we’ve kept in touch since.  As everyone does, Karen and Scott have had a few ups and downs in their lives, and when they found each other their friends and family rejoiced at the perfect match.  They had an intimate wedding at a favourite neighbourhood restaurant, and had me come along to take some photos beforehand.  They have built a beautiful home together, their boys are like two peas in a pod, and they finally made things official much to the delight of everyone who knows them.  Karen & Scott – it’s been a pleasure to work with your little family a couple of times now, and you are just absolutely lovely and genuine people.  To quote Karen: Imperfect is Perfect.  Your attitudes towards this life and the love you have found together is absolutely inspiring. I wish you years of joy together, and a perfectly imperfect life.

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What a day! While Michael was with Tifanie and her beautiful bridesmaids getting ready, Melissa’s morning was full of laughs. The guys at this wedding are off-the-hook hilarious! The morning games had some of the craziest challenges we’ve seen yet.   Hanson and his groomsmen got very up close and personal with each other…

The ceremony at McDougall United Church was very heartfelt, and the reception at Sutton Place Hotel had some crazy dance moves! Tifanie and Hanson are a wonderful couple and their family made Michael and Melissa feel so welcome for the day. Congratulations!

The gorgeous Nina helped Tifanie get glam for the wedding.

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Hanson’s father used to own Kam Wah BBQ. They wanted to surprise his parents with a picture at the restaurant.

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Behind the scenes with Michael & Melissa!

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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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And the award for best hair goes to……


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Behind the scenes with Michael & Ken:

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Roxy is a memorable bride for me for many reasons.

- They got married on their 5th anniversary of being together

- She first emailed me two full years before her wedding

- She has an amazingly warm and bubbly personality

- I got my first ever cop-pulled-me-over speeding ticket on my way to book her, and was subsequently late. I cried. (SUPER embarrassing).


Roxy & Jonathan’s wedding was the official kick-off to my crazy summer wedding season, and it couldn’t have been better. They welcomed Sam and I into their wedding like family, and we had a blast together.  Their ceremony was filled with genuine laughter and tears – it was really awesome to hear their love story shine through.

We had the unique opportunity to shoot in her amazing florist’s studio (faBLOOMosity) in the Mercer building downtown, and ran into a random with a cool motorcycle just outside.  Sometimes planning out photos works, sometimes the best ones are the ones you just stumble upon!  And sometimes…you just have to run out into traffic to get what you want.

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This was Roxy’s dream – she had seen a photo for inspiration, and really wanted to capture their first kiss with all their friends and family looking on. Since I’m practically a midget, all credit goes to Sam for stepping up (literally) and nailing this one for Roxy & Jonathan!

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And just for fun here’s a little behind the scenes fun from our day:

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Michael will be photographing Courtney & Jeff’s wedding next year, and here is what he had to say about their engagement session:

“I love it when clients put their complete trust in me to not only shoot their pictures, but to also choose where to take them. It was a nice surprise that when we went to this parkade to take pictures, there was also some construction material hanging around that made for some unique backdrops. I can’t wait to work with them again next year!”

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I had the pleasure of shooting Tracy & Andrew’s wedding with my second shooter Melissa.  Surrounded by friends and family, in their church, and with love in their hearts, they devoted their lives to each other. Tracy’s sons were a pleasure to hang out with, and it was so clear from everyone who attended the wedding how much support Tracy & Andrew have as they start this next chapter of their lives together.  We lucked out with warm spring weather (a stark contrast from the spring snow storm we’re experiencing right now!) and the whole day was wonderful.

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I had so many couples this year opt for a winter engagement session! We had great luck with the weather, and I love how adventurous Linda & Justin were – they had no hesitation to get down in the snow together!

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I have a confession to make.

I missed a blog post. There, I said it! One of my qualities that I am most proud of is my organizational skills. So to miss a post feels…weird! I have a perfectly good explanation though, the shoot that I am sharing with you today was up for publication in a few different places just after it was shot (and has since been shared all over the place!) so I couldn’t post until we heard about the publication.

Here are a few of the places this fun country shoot has been published:

Amy Atlas
Wedding Obsession
Bridal Fantasy Magazine
The Tres Chic
Special Event Rentals

And…I’m sharing it with you now! I’m not a vintage/rustic/country girl, but my dear friend Stacey from JoyFoley Weddings pushed me out of my comfort zone a little bit and allowed me to stretch my creative muscles with this stylized shoot. We had SO much fun and wrapped everything up with a team dinner.

I’m so happy with these images, and it makes me feel so warm to share this Rustic Country Wedding Inspiration Shoot with you today.

Shoot Location: Tofield, Alberta, Canada
Shoot Design & Planning: JoyFoley Weddings & Styling
Photography: Shandro Photo
Flowers: Cory Christopher
Hair Styling: Sara Murphy
Makeup: BeautifulU Makeup Artistry
Stationery: JoyFoley Weddings & Styling
Dresses: Delica Bridal
Rentals: Special Event Rentals
Model: Shelagh Paton & Evalea Foley
Cakes: Whimsical Cake Studio
Sweets: Yamma’s Kitchen

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Remember Kristine & Sean’s warm fall engagement session?  They love photos so much that they wanted to do more, this time in the winter! For their winter engagement photos their dog Raidyn joined them again, and we headed out to the frozen tundra (AKA rural Alberta). I love my adventurous couples, and especially the ones who don’t think I’m crazy for climbing on top of random things to take photos.  I can’t wait for their wedding this August!

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