Posts Tagged ‘wedding photography’

Aliya & Andrew are the grand prize winner from our Engagement Photo contest!  They worked very hard to win the contest and we want to thank all of their family and friends who supported them.  They are a very sweet couple and laughed a lot together. While dating they spent a lot of time at the University so that was a natural choice for their engagement session. Jewelry provided by Stella & Dot stylist Julianne.

Watch the blog this fall for Aliya & Andrew’s wedding!

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This is a post for all of the new brides and brides to be who read our blog.  I want you to think about your wedding for a moment…the flowers, the dress, the cake, the look on your new husband’s face when he sees you for the first time.  Those memories and moments are the reason that you choose to hire a fantastic photographer for your wedding, for many brides that is a given, a high priority. But what about afterwards? There are so many options for what to do with your photos that it can be overwhelming.

The International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers has recently published my article ‘The Essential Guide to Wedding Albums’ – it breaks down each type of album and option to help you showcase your wedding photos in the best possible way.  Please read and enjoy!

http://www.ispwp.com/the-essential-guide-to-wedding-albums.html

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Edmonton wedding photographer wedding albums shandro photo

 

Edmonton wedding photographer wedding albums shandro photo

 

Edmonton wedding photographer wedding albums shandro photo

 

Edmonton wedding photographer wedding albums shandro photo

 

Edmonton wedding photographer wedding albums shandro photo

 

Laura & Joe’s wedding has a really cool small-world subplot to it…we’ll get to that in a minute.

Meet Laura. In a word: stunning.

We met Laura through her friend Stephanie, who’s remarkable Trash the Dress session has graced our walls for months.

So here’s where our subplot starts.  I wasn’t actually at Laura & Joe’s wedding – Michael and one of our second shooters did the honours.  The reason I wasn’t there, is that one of my oldest friends Queenie was getting married on the same day.  We went through awkward junior high hair styles, high school drama, and making it in Univeristy together, so there was no way I could miss her wedding.

I did go to hang out with Joe and his boys getting ready, which was SO much fun (thanks guys!) I can’t quite explain how much fun it was, but let’s just say there were omelettes, a little bit of South Park, and a guy with his own hair straightener.

While I was there, I got a phone call from Michael, who was at the salon (Beauty Lounge on Jasper Ave) with Laura.  And who was with him?  Queenie!  As fate would have it, she was getting ready at the same salon as Laura!  It was really cool for me because I got a chance to talk with Queenie before her wedding, and Michael (who was going to miss it) got to wish her well for us.

Here are the two gorgeous brides getting ready, and the amazing downtown salon.

You can see Queenie’s wedding photos on Perspective Eye’s website (great to meet you Gabe!)

I love this snap Michael got of Laura stepping out of the car.

Laura & Joe’s ceremony and reception were at Blue Meadows, and I love the strong colour theme and decor that transformed the venue.  The bridal party strolled down the aisle to the ‘Pink Panther’ – fun!

Laura & Joe made the fabulous decision to book the Art Gallery of Alberta for their photos (a good choice because the weather was a bit sketchy) – Michael loved working in there and would recommend it to anyone looking for photos with really awesome light and cool architecture.

Everything about this wedding was unique – from the decal on the dance floor to the belly dance performance that wowed the guests.

Congratulations Laura & Joe!  Your wedding was beautiful, and you have been such great clients.

Florist: Kuhlmann’s Greenhouse
Cake: Flirt Cupcakes
Dress: Bridal Debut – Sherwood Park

The first reaction we have to the huge canvas on our wall is usually: ‘wow, that’s hot!’

The second reaction is ‘how on earth could she do that to her dress?’

So, in the interest of public education, we are here to tell you that after her Trash the Dress session, Stephanie’s wedding dress was far from trashed. She took it to a drycleaner (which she was planning to do anyway) and it came out perfectly clean. So if you’re worried about how your dress will fare on the wedding day or anything you might be brave enough to do with it afterwards, rest assured it will be just fine.

We were absolutely delighted to welcome many of Edmonton’s amazing wedding planners (and a few other special guests) into our home studio to teach them about how to take better photos of their work.

As photographers, our time is spent primarily with our couples, exploring emotions and light while incredible wedding planners assemble and style gorgeous table-scapes and reception decor. We don’t always get a chance to capture the decor undisturbed, and it’s great for planners to have the tools to create beautiful images of their own work.

Special thanks to Julianne Cragg of A Modern Proposal for providing us the amazing table-scape to practice on.

Edmonton photography workshop

Edmonton photography workshop

These yummy place cards were provided by Whimsical Cake Studio.

Edmonton photography workshop

Edmonton photography workshop

Edmonton photography workshop

This is a shot by Jolyn of Nuance Occasions (thanks!): a rare moment with both of us in a photo at once!

Edmonton photography workshop

If you are a planner who attended the workshop we would love it if you would post links of your pictures from the workshop in the comments section below!

Dayna and Ryan are an absolutely beautiful couple.  They have a really cool story – they met when they were babies, and it was really neat to see in their slideshow photos of them together as infants. They have been married for 2 years already, but I felt the same excitement and anticipation from them as they saw each other at opposite ends of the aisle as I would from any newlyweds.  They held a wedding ceremony here in Edmonton (they live in Washington state) for the family and friends here who wanted to celebrate with them.  The stunning wedding was held at the Hotel MacDonald.

This one is our assistant Brendan’s photo.

See?  Absolute excitement on Dayna’s face.  Love it.

Ryan is in the Coast Guard in Washington, and was very handsome in his uniform.

Seriously hot couple!

I’ve never seen such an enthusiastic toast.

Flowers by La Piazza Dasee (we love them!) and cake by Deliciously Different Cakes.

Dayna’s dress suited her so well.  Incredibly fashionable for a gorgeous bride.

This is Brendan’s photo.

Congratulations Dayna & Ryan. Thank you for choosing us to celebrate with you. If we’re ever in Port Angeles we’ll come visit!

Cheryl & James had a beautiful wedding at two of the most gorgeous locations for weddings in Edmonton: St. Joachim Catholic Church, and the Hotel MacDonald.

During the ceremony, the priest sang the most beautiful song to Cheryl & James.  It was really touching.

Cheryl & James make a beautiful couple – the connection between them is tangible, they share a relaxed, easy love for each other.

The Hotel MacDonald never disappoints – amazing decor, wonderful food, and an elegant atmosphere. 

People ask us all the time how we could spend our weekends associating with people we don’t know, and if we find it hard to enjoy ourselves at the reception when we don’t know anyone.  Anyone who knows us knows it actually the opposite.  We LOVE meeting new people, and we generally find we are at the most fun table at the party.  It’s awesome! Special shout-out to table 20!!  Woot!

Cheryl & James changed into traditional Indian outfits later in the reception – I don’t think the Hotel Mac has seen such a loud and vibrant dance in a long time!

Congratulations, Cheryl & James!  Thank you so much for including us in your wedding.

True romance.  That’s the best description I can think of for Britt and Cody’s wedding.  Britt looked amazing in her dress (my favourite of the year so far!), and any little girl seeing her in that dress will dream of her own wedding day, and looking that elegant. Cody, as we found out while watching their slideshow, looks totally ripped under that tuxedo.

Getting ready to walk down the aisle at the Citadel Theatre.

The Citadel is an indoor location with an outdoor feel.  The waterfall, greenery, and even some birds flying about make you feel as though you’re in a lush garden.

Britt is TOO cute, and very happily married.

We found this beautiful shaft of light – isn’t it amazing?

Such a good looking bridal party!  As we were taking these shots, Michael overheard two guys driving by in a truck – one said to the other “That bride is **** sexy!”  We couldn’t agree more.  (Sorry, I can’t say exactly what he said, this is a family blog).

Hot, hot.

I love this one.  Britt models that dress perfectly!

Every bride wants to look as amazing as Britt on her wedding.  This image just blows my mind.

We took the bridal party to O’Byrnes (where Michael and I first met, incidentally!) for some drinks, and fun photos.

Hot, hot, hotter!

This one is SO cool.  Michael took it in the reflection of an ad in one of the booths.

A quick stop for some fairytale river valley photos.

The bridal party enjoyed cigars during the reception.  Cody looks awesome here.

Such a sweet moment during the first dance.

Congrats Britt and Cody!  We had a fabulous time with you and your group. It was a wonderful and romantic wedding.

Just before Christmas, we moved somewhere much better suited for our growing business.  We moved into a gorgeous home in Terwillegar Gardens!

Here is the entry way.

Just to the left of the entry is a private room for our client meetings.  We love having a home-based business, but wanted an area for our clients to feel welcome but not right in our kitchen.  This house has the perfect layout for that.

 

The beautiful flower arrangement is by All About Flowers.

 

Here’s our office, Haley working away!  Yes, the photo is deceptive, it’s not usually that tidy ;)

 
We have a great big open living room that we’ve used for baby photos, and will be using for the Ben Chrisman workshop we’re hosting.

 

We love the new space, and we hope you love it too!

Yesterday was an amazing day – a wonderful couple, and a stunning wedding.  We’re off to Michael’s sister’s wedding today, but here is a sneak peak at the pictures to come from Vanesa and Wayne’s wedding in Waskatenau, Alberta.

Bride and groom in wheat field Alberta

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