PHOTOGRAPHIK – Calgary Wedding Photographers » Photographing genuine moments that show people how much they are loved

Life’s biggest celebrations just wouldn’t be the same if we couldn’t share them with our closest friends and family.  In our line of work, Andrew and I have the pleasure of witnessing major life moments all the time.  Its the community of relatives, friends and loved ones that make these events so special.  For Audrey and Julian, their early October wedding was highlighted with moments made special by such a community of people.

When we first met with Audrey and Julian, they mentioned that their wedding party would be made up of 14 of their nearest and dearest.  Fourteen!  I have to admit, we hadn’t worked with a wedding party quite so large before and we wondered how the logistics of the day would work from a photographer’s perspective.  Its hard to round up 6 or 7 people to stand still for photos – let alone a cavalry of fourteen!   As soon as I arrived at Audrey’s family home the morning of the wedding, I felt welcome right away.  The nerves about photographing this bunch went right out the door.  The house was full of love.  The family photos on the wall told a story of kids growing up in a loving home, the way that everyone came together to take care of last minute details, the loving gazes as Audrey stepped into her wedding dress.  It was truly amazing to experience the energy in the Perry house.

If it wasn’t enough just sharing in this special day, everyone involved played a little part in making this wedding extra special.  Friends and family did an amazing job decorating the reception hall, Julian’s boys played it cool despite some last minute craziness and a little episode involving incorrectly hemmed pants, the fathers actually made the wedding cake together (!!!!! you have to check out this out, its amazing!) and the thanksgiving themed reception dinner felt like a good home cooked meal.  I of course teared up during the speeches – but what else is new?

At the end of the day, everyone celebrated together – with some of the most impressive Gangnam style we’ve seen all season.  It was a great party and we had an amazing time with this awesome clan.  Congratulations Audrey and Julian we are so happy for you.  P.S – give our best to Lefty 🙂

xoxo Erin and Andrew

Meet Kelsey and Sheldon.

These two high school sweethearts moved out to Calgary from out east a few years ago. These two are so very super cute and we were happy to get together to photograph them on such an awesome fall day in October.  Little Dasher was such a trooper and was well behaved on leash for this session.  The real fun started when Dasher got loose and splashed around in the creek at Confederation park with some other pups!  What a cutie.  If we didn’t want a dog already, spending time with this bunch sure made us want to take one home.

Thanks for spending a few hours with us guys – we had a blast!

xoxo Andrew and Erin

 

Have you ever been outside on a perfect fall day?

It’s the kind of day that feels like summer but has the look of fall.  The late afternoon sun still brings warmth, the crisp smell of fall is in the air.  Brilliant blue skies dotted with the oranges and yellows of changing leaves. In Alberta, we don’t experience many of these days each year.  We might get lucky and have a few days like this, scattered over the course of the six weeks the leaves have turned brilliant colors around us.  For this reason, we love weddings in September.  Its really the perfect month for a wedding in this province; this sliver of time is so fleeting – it’s what makes it so special.

It was truly a pleasure working with Jenn and Colin to capture the moments of their wedding day.  The ceremony and reception were held at the beautiful Carriage House Inn.  The Reception hall was decorated by Jenn’s bridesmaid, Catherine from Great Events – not only was Catherine a very involved bridesmaid, she planned the whole event, and pulled it off without a hitch!  The day was truly perfect. From the moment we arrived to photograph the wedding party prepping for the wedding to the last frame we shot on the dance floor at the end of the night – we could feel the love for these two.  Good friends, family and great food.  What more could you ask for?

Oh yeah …. sharing the rest of your life with your very best friend.

Here’s to happily ever after.

xoxo Erin and Andrew