Natasha & Tracey’s Wedding

Last weekend I had the wonderful experience of photographing Natasha & Tracey’s wedding at the Al Azhar Shriner in Calgary, Alberta. My day started out at the Al Azhar Shriner at 10am with me taking photos of the venue before heading to the Sheraton Four Points hotel at 11am.

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Makeup and hair were done by Amy Bower and Becky Froland from Illuminate Makeup. Illuminate Makeup is independently owned and operated by Amy Bower. Amy has 13 years of makeup experience and she’s had the opportunity to work with local television networks such as City TV, Shaw, CTV, The Calgary Sun, and The National Post. Becky has over 15 years of experience with hair styling and attended Delmar College in 2004.

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After makeup and hair were finished I took photos of the girls getting ready before heading back to the Al Azhar Shriner to setup my video gear and prepare for the ceremony.

The Ceremony took place outside and started at 4:00pm. Following the 20 minute ceremony the girls signed their legal papers and we spent the next hour taking photos of the girls, bridesmaids, and family in a few locations (outside on the lawn at the Al Azhar Shriner, the road leading up to the Al Azhar Shriner, and in Bakers Park.

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Upon arriving back at the Al Azhar Shriner at 5:30pm MC Mitch introduced the bridal party with an absolutely humorous made-up story about each of the women and men. Dinner, a delicious buffet of fresh salads, buns, chicken, beef roast, mashed potatoes, etc. was served from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. Throughout dinner toasts were done with shots of Newfoundland Screech, a drink similar to moonshine.

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Cupcakes and a small top tier cake were served prior to the girls first dance to “She Keeps Me Warm” by Mary Lambert. Mother & Father/Daughter dancing followed with “Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World” by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole.

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I left at around 10:00pm but I was told that there was a built your own nachos event that occurred shortly after and the dancing went into the night. It was such an honor for me to have shot this wonderful wedding and to see my friend Natasha marry the beautiful Tracey!

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Stay tuned for my next blog post, a maternity shot that I did the week prior for Lindsay & Michael, who are expecting their first born in a mere few weeks!

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Natasha & Tracey’s Engagement

It’s only two weeks away before Natasha & Tracey get married. I met Natasha at the climbing gym that we climb at over five years ago. When she introduced me to Tracey I immediately know they were perfect for one another. They’re both sarcastic, don’t take things too seriously, and have a lot of love to give. When Natasha asked me to be her wedding photographer I said “YES!” I’m looking forward to July 14th when Natasha & Tracey both say “I DO”. Here’s a few photographs from their engagement shoot that I did in Fall 2017 at Nose Hill Park.

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2018-03-13 – Paris

Today I woke up at 6:00am and took the metro to Du Pain et des Idees, a very well recommended Bakery and had an apple pie for breakfast. I walked over to Canal Saint-Martin and ate my apple pie while people watching.
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I still hadn’t had my morning coffee so I picked up a McDonald’s Cafe Lungo before heading to see The Wall of Love (Le Mur Des Je’Taime). The Wall of Love was created by calligraphist Fédéric Baron and mural artist Claire Kito.
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After visiting the wall I went to grab an iconic photo of the North side of Les Invalides. It’s quite the spectacular sight. Les Invalides was built in 1678 as a hospital and housing for unwell soldiers. Today it houses museums, a church, a mausoleum, and still houses and has medical facilities for war veterans.
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I went back to the hotel to get my bags and checkout before heading to a cheese shop that is highly recommended; Fromagerie Laurent Dubois. I tried some samples of cheese, which were absolutely delicious, but didn’t end up buying any because the smallest of pieces were still too much for me to eat by myself today. I then proceeded to explore more city landmarks including the Colosseum and Louvre before heading to have some Vietnamese food for lunch at a place called Pho 14 Opera.

After lunch I went to the Apple Store at The Louvre because my charging cable stopped working. This is the third cable to stop working in only one year, and I’m fairly gentle with my stuff, so Apple needs to do something with their quality of their cables. They never used to be this poor. The gentleman I talked to (Michael) was very helpful but it did take 20 minutes of persuading him to replace it under warranty.

After that I took the RER B train and ORLYVAL automated train to Paris Orly airport. I had a few beers while waiting for my flight to Toulouse.

After arriving in Toulouse I took the tram to my hotel (Ibis Budget), stopping along the way for a donair, and went to bed because I was exhausted.

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