There's no more perfect place for summery family photos than your lake cabin - it's also where Shelley, Brian and their kids spend most of their summer, so I drove out to check out their little piece of paradise on Long Lake. These folks are really lucky to have such a perfect spot to spend balmy summer nights - it was beautiful and peaceful, and just so much fun!
It doesn't get much prettier than this!
Alycia and Jermaine included their daughter in their engagement session, so this is kind of a combo family shoot/engagement shoot. This entire family really knows how to work it in front of a camera, and we had loads of fun hanging out on a warm autumn evening in Hawrelak Park, dodging all the people that happened to be out recharging their Pokemon balls or whatever in the exact spot we had chosen for photos - hahaha! I'm so excited for their wedding which is coming up in a few weeks!
This is an extra special one - Lauren and Tim are super good friends of mine, and their wedding in Victoria, BC was so uniquely them, it was an honor to experience it, let alone getting take their photos.
Tim and Lauren LOVE cocktails, and after their ceremony at the amazing Alix Goolden Concert Hall, they started the party early, spiriting (literally) their wedding party away to Clive's Classic Cocktails (which is a wonderful little secret spot that you need to visit next time you're in Victoria, their cocktail list is just insane.)
Lauren and Tim's wacky dog Dolly was the ringbearer, and my favorite part of the ceremony - she was vaguely alarmed by the crowd at the ceremony and kind of spazzed out, which made everyone laugh.
You won't see any reception photos from this one, because these considerate friends of mine hired another photographer for that party so that I could spend the night partying with them, singing karaoke, and drinking the fancy barre-aged cocktails that they had made especially for the wedding, which I most definitely partook of. A lot. Scoooore!
Congrats, Lauren and Tim, you two are great together and I wish you both all the happiness in the world.
Here is part 2 of Harman and Ravneet's multi-day, multi-city superduperwedding - the big reception in Calgary!
We were lucky to have the perfect evening to get a few photos with Ravneet and Harman's gorgeous outfits, then we headed to the reception and enjoyed an unreal party, with awesome entertainment, food, and lots of laughs and sparkly beverages!
The spot we chose for "formal"photos was important to Harman's family - Harman showed me a photo of his parents when they were young and starting their family, standing in the exact same spot. The importance of family in Sikh weddings and Sikh culture in general is so amazing to see. I especially love to photograph all the family relationships at these events.
This weekend was so beautiful, and I know these two are destined for greatness together! All the best to Ravneet and Harman and your new life in sunny LA!