JJ knew exactly what she wanted for her wedding in the mountains.  They were planning a small family ceremony, nothing too fancy.  She sent me a single photograph that matched the image she had in mind, and I set to work brainstorming.  In the end, I couldn’t decide.  I sent her about four different locations that I thought might work, but in the end they served only as starting points.  JJ + Dale arrived in Jasper the day before, and had a chance to go and look around for themselves.  It’s a good thing they did, as she came across the absolute perfect place to match her vision.

These two were a great couple to work with.  They were very professional, polite and accomodating.  They even handled the considerable dip in temperatures with more grace than most mountain folks could ever hope to in that attire.  For a November day in Jasper, they don’t get much better than this.

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Photographers:  Brian Van Tighem + Ashley Kennedy

 

– Brian

When Brittany got in touch with me about her wedding during Jasper’s Dark Sky Festival, it was a dream come true.  She was planning for a sunset ceremony with only herself and Curtis, and then she wanted to take photographs in the dark of night afterwards.  Night photography is one of my favourite hobbies, so I was more than excited to oblige.

We had a few cloudy nights during the Dark Sky Festival of 2014, but on the night of Brittany and Curtis’ wedding there was a beautiful tapestry of stars and moving clouds.  From the intimate preparations where Brittany and Curtis got ready together, to the sun peeking through the clouds just as they said their vows, and finally the brilliant stars – everything went perfectly.  This was one of the most magical unions I’ve had the honour of photographing, and it was such a blessing to be able to document it.

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Venue:  Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Marriage Commissioner: Gloria Kongsrud

Photographers: Brian Van Tighem and Ashley Kennedy

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– Brian

These two are not only an incredible pair, but they are also absolutely hilarious.  I don’t think I’ve seen anyone who so fully lived in the moment and completely enjoyed their wedding day like these two.  They had a great group of friends and family to share in the experience with, but the day was really just about them and their love of being together.  It was clear that they are not only a couple, but the best of friends.  Thanks for letting us share in your joy and happiness, it was a pleasure and an inspiration to witness.

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Venue:  Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Marriage Commissioner: Gloria Kongsrud

Photographers:  Brian Van Tighem and Ashley Kennedy

 

– Brian

It may have been a cold, grey, blustery day in October, but that couldn’t keep the smiles off the faces of Cory and Darion who came to elope at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.  The snow was not what we had planned, but it was actually quite beautiful and made for a uniquely Jasper experience.

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Venue:  Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Marriage Commissioner:  Beryl Cahill

Photographers:  Brian Van Tighem and Ashley Kennedy

 

– Brian

These colours, this location, and this couple.  I might be in love.  I was set to photograph Kari + Lee’s wedding this coming summer, but an unfortunate (though necessary) change of plans led them to reschedule their wedding to be in Manitoba.  Luckily they still managed to make a trip out to the mountains for their engagement photographs.  I wish these two all the best in their journey together, wherever else it may take them.

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– Brian

I’m very excited for Regan + Chad’s wedding, and it’s still months away.  However, I had such a fun time photographing these two in the perfect fall colours, I just can’t wait to do it again.  These guys were a real pleasure to work with, both in the organizing and the actual session.  I have a feeling their wedding will be a day to remember, just as this one was.

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– Brian

Maurea and Jason are such a sweet couple, and they had the great idea of having a Canada Day wedding in Jasper this coming summer.  For their engagement photographs last fall, they came all the way out from Manitoba.  It was a grey afternoon when we headed up Pyramid Lake Road to see what we could find.  In addition to some beautiful fall colours, the sun even decided to grace us with it’s presence as it cast a warm pink glow on the calm water of Pyramid Lake.  I’m looking forward to documenting their story unfold this summer.

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– Brian

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