Every autumn, I get to spend a balmy golden-leafy afternoon with this fantastic family, and it's seriously more fun every time! One of my favorite things about family photos is watching these great little people grow and change and become more fun and quirky as their personalities evolve.
Being fortunate enough to travel to Italy to photograph a wedding in a legit castle, once owned by the infamous Borgias, is pretty cool!
But what's even cooler is travelling across the magical Italian countryside in a party bus with the funniest, friendliest group imaginable, staying at a gorgeous countryside villa steeped in history, and then witnessing one of the most sincere and love-filled wedding ceremonies you can imagine.
If someone ever invents a time machine, you all should travel back to hide in the bushes and witness Ash and Jon exchange their vows in the glowing sunshine of Passignano sul Trasimeno, Italy.
I met Rachel when she was a bridesmaid at her best friend Vanessa's wedding in 2012. She had the biggest smile ever... i mean EVER, on her friend's big day - it was so awesome to see someone so unselfishly, unabashedly happy for their girlfriend!
(And she totally made the dance floor her b--ch that night like a good bridesmaid should! woo!)
So I was big time excited for Brian and Rachel's wedding, not only because Rachel's smile is the most contagious thing ever, but also because it was at Sabor, and if you've ever eaten there... heck, if you've walked past and smelled the delicious that wafts out of this amazing Edmonton restaurant, you know what I'm talking about.
Also, those shoes. Rarely do bridal shoes make me squeal "EEEE!" but seriously. Amazing.
Congrats, Rachel and Brian, you two are super rad together!