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Jade and Matt Edmonton wedding photographers

Jade and Matt are extra fun - I've been looking forward to their wedding, in the tiny town of Andrew, Alberta, in the cutest little rural Ukrainian Catholic Church, for ages!

Our photo plans all centered around the outdoors - Β the scenic family farm where Jade grew up, Β those perfect bright yellow canola fields, stunning countryside, abandoned buildings... and then the big day came! And it POURED! We're talking buckets of rain and crazy wind driving the rain sideways under our umbrellas! Yikes!

Sometimes things don't go as planned, but you roll with the punches. We all had the time of our lives hanging out at Andrew Bar, and we created some pretty unique photos there - super fun! I love quirky, unexpected photo locations. (And cheap cold draft beer = a happy wedding party!)

Then, the sky cleared 5 minutes before we were supposed to be at the reception - Jade got the outdoor photos she had wanted! Good luck all around!

Congrats to Jade and Matt, high school sweethearts, and all around great people. And thanks to my second shooter Derek for his help.

Grace and Steve

I'm excited to share this beautiful wedding that Amy and I photographed last summer for Grace and Steve. Their ceremony was held in the little town of Bentley, Alberta, in the same church that Grace's grandparents were married in.

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Thanks to Grace and Steve for the honor of documenting their incredible day!

Sheldon and Laural's engagement photos

Super fun shoot in rural Alberta, complete with a crazy pub and a ghost town, and, of course, an extremely cute couple. Sheldon's parents' barn was MAGIC.

This abandoned shop stands silently on Main Street in the nearby town, super eerie!

Hi kitty! Welcome to Sam's Saloon, one of those most interesting places I have ever explored. I could have photographed every inch of this place. A true slice of southern Alberta!

These are some seriously good beer prices. I loved this place so much, I would even eat the Egg Head. Seriously.

Thank you to our wonderful bartender.