Every time I get a chance to create with the queens at FABloomosity I know it’s going to be magic … and this time was no different! I was able to score some gorgeous pieces from my pal down South Madonna Enchanted for the shoot to adorn my sisters Emily and Heather. The theme was gothic renaissance revival, a forever favourite of mine. Scroll through to see all the the epicness all these gals created - and make sure to go send them all your love!
I met Kat about nine years ago when we were both working in the pro shop at Victoria Golf Course. She is a stunning fine art painter, old world heart and we’ve always had a soul connection - I often refer to her as my little sister. But as our twenties are filled with growth and searching - Kat went off to school in Montreal and then settled in on the coast living on a boat with her dreamboat, Dallas.
I had only met Dallas once prior to this magical elopement - but Kat said from the moment they met she knew he was the one! And I think he felt the same too because their engagement came pretty quick after they started dating. The two of them made me feel so much love - so much confidence in the journey we are all sharing together - their love is so solid and full! It’s mesmerizing, truly!
Our day started with getting ready in a GORGEOUS Air BnB very close to Cox Bay - which was both their engagement location and our set vow location for the following day. And in true “good luck” nature, the wedding day was filled with heavy rain, thick gorgeous fog and some pretty low temperatures. But we didn’t let that get us down! We still hiked up to the vow location and carried on as we had planned - and I must say, my goth soul always loves gloom for photos. I hope these images bring you as much joy as they bring me! A huge congrats to both of you Kat + Dallas, I can’t wait to see where your wanderlust hearts lead you next.
I was blessed enough to meet Heather through our beautiful mutual friend Dani White (a killer hairstylist from Rock It Out Salon if you're in the market!) back at Bridal Fantasy in January. Heather and Ben are getting married next summer in New Brunswick and wanted to capture some cozy at-home snaps for their engagement photos. Their adorable dog Opey couldn't resist stealing the spotlight! Thank you both for welcoming me into your home, it was truly an honour to spend the afternoon with you both!
I absolutely ADORE hair collabs, I live for them in fact. Especially when we find each other through the Instagram waves and bond as sisters over strange cocktail combos at Earls! Kaitlyn is an extremely creative stylist from Eveline Charles and had wanted to do some create some grunge-editorial portraits with gels and vintage styling. The location was set for Hotel Macdonald and Kaitlyn's team of mega-talented women was assembled! Not to mention our gorgeous models Anya, Joyce, Emily and Brandi... I mean, look at them... this city is full of the most gorgeous creatures! Thank you to everyone for joining us on this adventure - it was a cold long day, but my soul is completely spilling out everywhere in joy at these images! XO
I met Chad Hepditch from MODE Models a few months ago at our Bridal Fantasy runaway-shoot in Jasper and was absolutely charmed by him! Hilarious, obsessed with Amy Winehouse, killer jawline and the King of Posing - we couldn't resist stealing him back on home turf for a Friday afternoon shoot with some cool graffiti walls. Eternal thanks to my love Donna Lynn Photography for the crazy laughs and endless willingness to hang out with me and engage in some off-colour banter. Chad, I cannot WAIT to see you in Gucci ads and NYC billboards one day. Big dreams, baby. For even bigger destinies. XO
If you live in Edmonton and have had the pleasure of meeting Malorie Shmyr, you are a lucky one. This woman is completely loaded with enough charisma, talent and ambition for four humans! One golden star amongst her list epic accomplishments is creating Opalus Magazine. This is a stunning, wonderfully off-centre fashion and art mag. You must click through and check it out, you will not be disappointed! Thank you Malorie for the interview and including my images in this issue! Truly an honour - you are a gem to our city.
I leave you with the images from my French Fairytale feature. XO!
I sincerely wish wedding season / utter life chaos left me with a lot more time to write... but it never does! But I promised myself I would take more time to share some photos and thoughts this year, so let's try keep that up - shall we?
Panorama has always held such a special place in my heart. It's the place we learned to ski, snowboard, drink beers in the hot tub, hit jumps and run straight into trees. I think my best "growing up" memories with my cousins reside at the top of this mountain. Thus, you can imagine how giant my heart swelled when Kara and Corey asked me to photograph their mountain getaway wedding - with group photos at the top of the chair lift!
I know I always "mush on" about how much I love weddings. But it's seriously the best job in the world. And THIS DAY. This rainy, foggy, love-filled, new-friends-everywhere day was no exception. Total highlight of the summer! Getting to share this magical day with all of you was truly special. We laughed, we cried, we scoured the candy bar, and we definitely drank too much (that's not even professional, is it?)
“I love you as high as the sky and as deep as the sea.”
Thank you, Corey and Kara for letting us share your special day with you! Panorama will never be the same. XOX