Megan and Greg are proof that you do not need to have a 2 year long engagement in order to put together a perfect wedding! These two got engaged in the early spring of this year, and are planning their Kootenay Wedding for September this year.
With just 6 months, or so, to put together a wedding you might think that they were stressed-- but that couldn't be further from the truth. With all of their key vendors booked straight away, they are now just cruising! They are enjoying those blissful 'newly engaged' months, before 'newly engaged' turns into 'newly wed' (which is it's own bliss in an of itself!)
Their wedding promises to be rustic, romantic, and dreamy. And based on how incredible Megan looked for their engagement session, I think it's safe to say that she's going to make one hell of a gorgeous bride. I'm so stoked.
The Kootenays is a small place. Not geographically, but socially and in terms of amenities. As such, when you are wedding photographer, you tend to shoot at the same venues over and over again. This is ok because every couple puts their own special touch into decorating and doing up a space and it's always fun to see how they make it their own. But I'd be lying if I said that it wasn't refreshing to shoot somewhere entirely new every so often.
And that is why I loved Brittany and Spencer's wedding so much! My second shooter and I got to travel out to beautiful Nakusp, BC where the wedding ceremony was hosted on the Groom's family's property. The views of Upper Arrow Lake from their yard were absolutely stunning. Wow!
When I first heard that the reception was going to be at "Senior Citizens Recreation Center", I'll admit that I was a bit unsure of what to expect. But I was pleasantly surprised to arrive to find a very warm, welcoming, log-cabin style building with a ton of charm. It hosted B&S's 80 guests perfectly.
Highschool sweethearts, Chantelle and Austin, are getting married next summer, but wanted to take advantage of these warm summer evenings and do their engagement session straight away. We started the session at Trail's river-front park, Gyro Park. Gyro Park was the setting of many happy memories for these two when they were in their early days of dating, and it was such a treat to return there with them and make some new memories.
After a quick outfit change for the couple, the 3 of us headed downtown Trail for a more urban backdrop. The result, I think, is a session which feels like two totally different sessions. You would never guess that we were only shooting for 1 hour! I cannot wait for their The Josie Hotel wedding next year! Chantelle is going to be such a gorgeous bride.