Archive for January, 2011

Daina & Eric’s wedding

January 20, 2011

Everyone was cool and relaxed, as the guys and the ladies got dressed before Daina and Eric tied the knot on January 15th at the Banff Park Lodge.

The processional… and Daina was radiant – always an exciting moment for everyone – especially the groom!

Dad proffers his hand to a happy but nervous Eric.

If the weather is any evidence, Daina and Eric’s marriage is going to be a blockbuster hit. Until the morning of the Banff wedding, temperatures hovered around -20C not counting windchill. But as we headed out for photographs in the deep snow that had recently fallen, a Chinook wind boosted temperatures from -14 to +2C in 45 minutes.

Perfect light for photographs – soft and ephemeral!

The Rockies were magical with new snow everywhere.

Best wishes Daina & Eric!!!!!




Catherine & Johnathan’s wedding

January 20, 2011

Wintertime on the continental divide is a long way from Nottingham in the English Midlands but Lake Louise provided the special setting that Catherine and Johnathan wanted for their wedding – and enabled me to open 2011 there after closing out the old year there with Ontario’s Cyndy and Craig.

Patricia Compton braved the snowy weather to officiate the vows – “…we originally thought about a beach wedding” said Johnathan, but happily they changed their minds in favour of the magic of Lake Louise in winter.

Bride and Groom with mom and dad.

One of the best things about my job is the people I get to meet. They come from all over the world and I meet them on the happiest day of their lives. Here Catherine and Johnathan pose with best man Chris and maid of honour (and sister) Ellie.

It took a while for everyone, family and friends, to get organized, so plans stretched over a long period, however the couple placed themselves in the capable hands of Lauren and Alexine at Rocky Mountain Weddingswho were able to pull everything together for an experience they will never forget.


Cyndy & Craig’s wedding

January 20, 2011

The old year ended and the new one began at Lake Louise for Mountain Light Studio. I wrapped up 2010 on December 24th with Cyndy and Craig at the Chateau Lake Louise.

The day was nippy but love kept everyone warm out on the lakeshore as Cyndy and Craig exchanged vows with Robin White officiating and glamorous wife Karen witnessing.

Hailing from Ontario Cyndy and Craig had summer vacationed at Lake Louise some years before, vowing that when the time was right, they would return there to say “I do”. Coming back at the winter solstice they were awarded with fresh snow and although cloudy, the day was relatively warm.

When everyone felt ‘just cold enough’ we moved inside the Chateau to make warmer portraits.

Rendezvous in Heritage Hall.

Cyndy and Craig swore when they came back to get married they would meet under the bear!

Best wishes Cyndy and Craig.