Dani contacted me by email. Though we’d never met, we had friends of friends in common. She mentioned that she and her fiancé, James, were looking for a wedding photographer.
And then she sent me the details of her wedding.
Dani and James were to be married at Bean town Ranch I where I got married 8 years ago. They were getting married on a Sunday of a long weekend, just like I did. They chose to have wedding pie instead of a cake, just like I did. There were so many details that were so similar that it just felt ‘right’.
I met Dani and James at the Mer Bleue boardwalk on a hot and sunny Saturday and we spent the next 2 hours laughing our heads off. Turns out James is a ham. He is absolutely hilarious. had me in stitches the whole time. Based on the few hours I spent with them, I have no doubt that Dani and James are in for an insanely fun ride together. I’m thrilled I got to share in a tiny part of it and I can’t wait to share pictures from their wedding day.
I don’t hide the fact that I married into a pretty rad family. My own extended family doubled in size and I ended up with a total of 10 (!) step-siblings/siblings-in-law, not including spouses. But over the last couple of years, many of those siblings have gotten hitched or engaged so the family just keeps growing. I’ve basically lost count at this point.
Dan’s second youngest sister, Dean-Marie, will joining the club when she marries her Prince Charming, Mathew, this summer. We took the opportunity to snap a few photos while we were last together in British Columbia in January.
I’ve been pokey about posting. Not for lack of love for these images, but because life has kept me swamped. But I promised myself I’d get these up before the much anticipated wedding of my beautiful siste-in-law, Dean-Marie and her handsome groom. And since the ceremony are coming up in a few weeks (!) my time is tight.
I’m not gonna lie. This was not the easiest shoot I’ve ever had. I was only half a day over a nasty stomach virus that had me horizontal for 36 hours. It was brutal.
And it was FREEZING. -150, I think.
But Dean and Matt were so good to head out on short notice and brave the cold with me for a little while. As much as it pained me, I could not miss out on the opportunity to spend time with the future bride and groom and to take advantage of the AMAZING backdrop provided by the Rockies and the rising sun.
Dean and Matt, thank you for the time we spent together. People can’t help but smile when they are around you two. I can’t wait to see you all dressed up in your fancy duds, in just a few weeks.
I couldn’t resist sharing one of my favourites from Melanie and Jason’s big day. Does it get more gorgeous than this?
I can’t wait to share the rest….
I’m still swooning over this photoshoot. These two were so awesome. I feel like I say that a lot, and maybe I am just lucky to be hired by fabulous people, but it is actually true. Melanie and Jason were very involved in picking the location (which turned out to be PERFECT), but they were also ready for me to take charge and tell them what to do. The gorgeous though, was ALL them.
I give almost all the credit to the beauties in front of the camera, but I do have to admit, I had a little bit of help. Mother Nature was a doll that day. We were blessed with amazing weather and absolutely beautiful light. I wouldn’t have changed a thing.
Melanie and Jason, you guys are rock stars. I am so excited to see you both again on the big day.