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Olympia’s Valley Estate Wedding Inspiration – Napa Valley Wedding Photographer

California… the state of magical golden light, stunning landscapes, beautiful vineyards and estates. As a wedding photographer, it’s the ideal place to plan an inspiration shoot. So when I came across Olympia’s Valley Estate, I knew I had to create something beautiful there during my trip in June. I had a vision for a romantic, soft, classic wedding shoot, and ended up playing the roles of both planner and photographer. You can imagine my joy when everything came together (with just a few bumps along the way, like a massive storm at the beginning of our shoot!) I put my heart into this shoot, and there’s nothing better than to see hard work pay off. The vendors that contributed to this project were so wonderful and invested, I was so thankful to have an amazing team coming together to make something special. To top it off, I was able to accomplish one of my career goals: to be published in Magnolia Rouge! You can see that feature HERE.

LELA ROSE JINWANG FLOWER GIRL EM OLYMPIA’S VALLEY ESTATE ENCORE EVENTS RENTALS FROU FROU CHIC ARROW ART STUDIO  HOLLY HARRELL

Colby & Reece – Canmore Wedding Photographer

Sometimes we meet people who we just click with instantly. I felt that way when getting to know Reece & Colby as we chatted about their love story and their plans for their wedding day during our first coffee meeting. That feeling of friendship continued through the engagement session, happy hour margaritas, and then of course, their beautiful (and super smoky) August wedding day. Having a similar story to Sean and I, they were quickly smitten, and became engaged two years after meeting – they just knew. These two have an easy love; they are each other’s best friends and the way Reece looks at Colby is SO heart warming… when Colby walked down the aisle he looked as if his heart could just explode at any moment. One of my favourite visual aspects of the day was their classic style. I love a groom who can pull of the classic black suit and bowtie, and Colby was breathtaking in her lace Katie May gown and long veil. And those flowers… and the archway… Okay, I’ll stop swooning and let you swoon over this beautiful day now.

Venue: Cornerstone Theatre and Quarry Lake Park (Canmore)
Florals: Willow Flower Co
Gown: Katie May from The Bridal Boutique
Hair and Makeup: The Pretty Haus
Veil: Sara Gabriel

Jordan & Alexis – Engagement Session

They have the sweetest love, the kind that is so easy to capture. The way Jordan looked at Alexis, the way they spoke to one another. These sessions are my favorites, because that’s what I’m here for. To photograph love. I was so thankful for the beautiful summer light that surrounded them that evening, it added a softness that complimented them perfectly. Gosh, I miss summer already.

Hair & Makeup: Blush and Coco 

Romantic Wedding Inspiration at The Norland – Lethbridge Wedding Photographer

Just a few…  this shoot was a dream with a “dream-team” of vendors.

Location: The Norland Estate 
Planning & Design: Paper Doll Events
Florals: Flower Artistry
Hair and Makeup: Top Knot Brides
Gown: Theia from Chantilly Bride
Stationary: Emma Allen 
Hair piece: Joanna Bisley Designs
Models: Parker and Melissa

Kamilla & David – Azuridge Wedding – Calgary Wedding Photographer

My first experience photographing a wedding at Azuridge was for Kamilla and David’s beautiful day. I love when couples are able to find a venue that offers everything they need… a place to stay, get ready in the morning, have their ceremony, photograph their formals, and celebrate their reception. It makes for a relaxed day and more time for photos, which of course is a bonus for me. I’ve loved working with these two since our first meeting – I remember how excited I was when they hired me afterwards for their big day… it felt like a perfect match. Then, they added some fabulous vendors to their day which I’ll list below, and everything came together perfectly. We ended the day in my very favourite way, with sunset photos – the light was perfect and I left Azuridge with a big smile on my face. Thank you K & D, and the other wonderful couples this year who have trusted me to photograph your special days.

Venue: Azuridge Estate Hotel 
Planner: Julianne Young Weddings
Florist: Fleurish Flower Shop
Gown: Pearl and Dot
Rentals: Special Event Rentals, Bella Linens and Gathered Table Supply
Calligraphy: Art and Alexander
Cookies: Pretty Sweet YYC