Pinawa Dam Sunset Engagement Session

Dang these two are cute. We lucked out with an incredibly beautiful evening at the Old Pinawa Dam. We had a ton of fun galavanting around the ruins, falls and rocks. It’s such a beautiful location. These two claimed to be super akward in front of the camera but I didn’t believe them for a second and it turned out I was right…they were lying. They absolutely killed it. Don’t assume you’re not photogenic until you’ve been photographed by a professional. It’s different than your mom’s iPhone photoshoots. Trust me. ANYWAY, check out these cuties rocking their engagement session like models…enjoy!

Cielo's Garden Wedding

Dave & Angelica planned a gorgeous wedding at Cielo’s Garden just outside of Steinbach. They went with some fabulous vendors and it was the perfect mix of classic and just the right amount of rustic. It was a beautiful overcast day with patches of rain but not enough to put a damper on this beautiful wedding.

Vendors:
Venue: Cielo’s Garden
Videographer: White Fox Videography
Cake/Sweets: Double Take Cakes & Desserts
Caterer: Pioneer Catering
Hair Stylist: Hair by Jenny Lepp
Makeup Artist: MesmerEyez'd Makeup
Florist: Lily Stone Gardens
Bride's Dress: Flora from Blush & Raven
Bride's Engagement Ring/Wedding Band: Leno Fine Jewelery
Bride's Jewelery: Joanna Bisley Designs
Bridesmaid's Dresses: Park & Fifth Co
Groom's Suit: Coppley Custom, Tie, Shirt, and Pocket Square: Tom Ford
Groom's Shoes: Tom Ford Chelsea Boots
Groom's Wedding Band: Leno Fine Jewelry
Groomsmen's Suits: Coppley Custom
Linens & Decor: Let's Celebrate Rentals
Paper Goods: Country Graphics & Printing Ltd.
DJ: Crystal Sound

Lake Minnewanka Banff Engagement Session

David & Angelica live in Calgary, but they were planning for a wedding in Winnipeg, so when I mentioned that I could do their engagement session in Banff this spring, they were sold. It was perfect. We did a sunrise engagement session at Lake Minnewanka and the views did not disappoint! After some galavanting on the rocks beside those beautiful clear blue waters, we headed to a lookout spot on the side of a mountain overlooking the town of Banff. David and Angelica were ready with some dance moves that they were working on for their first dance and what better place to practice than here! We were also joined by some wildlife and you can see a pack of mountain sheep making their way across the background of some of their photos. Enjoy!

Two Jack Lake Banff Engagement Session

I love it when my clients are willing to think outside of the box, or in this case, outside of the province! Katie & David were totally game when I put out the word that I wanted to do a couple of shoots in Banff this spring. You all know that I love the adventure of travelling and exploring new places. It definitely fuels my creativity and these two reaped the benefits! We had so much fun galavanting through these beautiful Canadian Rocky Mountains for their engagement session. If you’re ever in Banff, Alberta, I highly recommend checking out Two Jack Lake! We did this session in late May and a lot of the other lakes were still 80% frozen but Two Jack was ready to show off it’s dazzling clear blue waters. Enjoy!

Utah Boho Desert Elopement

Guuyyyyyssss how cool is this styled elopement!!?! I love boho weddings and don’t get to do enough of them for my taste. BUT this styled boho elopement in the desert was SO gorgeous. Plus these two were just the cutest. We trekked out through the desert, down the most beautiful path, to get to this location. It’s unlike any place I’ve ever shot before and new places always inspire me. Enjoy!

Workshop: Rooted Workshop
Styled by: Dani Purington

Utah Engagement Session

Sometimes photo shoots don’t go quite as planned and instead of a nice warm desert shoot on the cliff, you get a snowstorm and zero visibility! BUT even though it’s not what we had imagined, it was beautiful and fun and adventurous in it’s own way. Back in March, I had the pleasure of attending the Rooted Workshop in Moab, Utah. It was amazing to get to know a bunch of other female photographers like myself and to explore a brand new place. We collaboratively shot three styled sessions in the desert and while this may have been the coldest one, I thought the snow just added that much more dimension to the photos. Enjoy!

Workshop: Rooted Workshop

Models: Chelsea Andies & Jared Larstin

Sydney, Australia Engagement Session

Jake & Ineke won a give-away that I did with White Fox Videography!! We were going to be in Sydney, Australia at the same time for a wedding and really wanted to do a couples session on the beach together as well so Kyra put out the word and this lovely couple won!! They hadn’t had an engagement session so this was so perfect for them! We had the best evening and the sunset was seriously out of this world. This session is everything I pictured when I imagined a beach session in Australia. Enjoy!

Cronulla, Australia Couples Session

Kyra is the talented lady behind White Fox Videography. We love shooting together and we just did a wedding in Australia this January! We also did an engagement session on the beach and while we were scouting locations for that, I took some super adorable photos of Kyra and her Aussie boyfriend. He’s the one who knew about these secret cliffs. It was a ton of fun and they are too cute. Enjoy!!

Australian Highlands Backyard Wedding

This wedding was too good to be true. A stunner of a couple, open-air backyard wedding, super fun wedding party, gorgeous details, and all in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Australia. Ainslie and Keith did an amazing job of planning their day with the help of so many family and friends. I can’t thank them enough for bringing me out from Canada to document their day. As I’m sure you know, I LOVE travelling and exploring new places. It gives me so much inspiration and I think Keith and Ainslie benefited from my excitement about their country and the gorgeous backdrop of their wedding. (The summer temperatures didn’t hurt either!!)

Enjoy!

Venue: St. Jude’s Anglican Church & Private Backyard
Video: White Fox Videography
Hair: @karadanica
Makeup: @emerymakeup & @tabideanmakeup
Florals: Keren Jacobs
Bride’s Dress: Custom Made
Bride’s Shoes: Cinori
Paper Goods: Vista Print

Winnipeg Church Wedding

Mark & Gillian planned a beautiful church wedding. When we first met, Gillian was apologetic about the church gym that their reception was going to be held in but I quickly assured her that it was completely unnecessary to feel bad about it. I do not choose which weddings I take based on venue. The people I am photographing are what make the photos beautiful to me.

Venue: Prairie Rose EMC
Photo Location: Millenium Centre & Winnipeg Exchange District
Bride’s Dress: Christie’s Bridal
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: L.A. Collection
Groom’s Suit: Eph Apparel
Groomsmen’s Suits: Tip Top Tailors
Linens & Decor: Let’s Celebrate Rentals
Florals: Evangeline’s Flower Hut