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

Elena and Matt are the adventurous type.  They didn’t want to settle for the usual engagement photos, but rather had the idea of heading for a mountain top.  I suggested Morro Peak, a shorter hike that offers incredible views of the Athabasca river valley.  The summer was busy for everyone, so it was only a week or so before the wedding that we managed to get out for our hike.  It was a beautiful day in Jasper, and we set out in the late afternoon, aiming for sunset.

We found some great views, but we didn’t find the right trail.  It had been awhile since I had climbed Morro and I led us up the wrong direction, getting us thoroughly misplaced.  By the time we got rearranged, the sun was getting lower and lower so we decided there wasn’t enough time to make it to the top.  Instead, we made do with what we had.  On the way down, the wind whipped up and storm clouds were threatening.  We even had a bit of rain blowing through the valley.  Our luck shifted, however, with the appearance of a beautiful double rainbow arcing down into the valley south of us.

We may not have gotten to the top, but we certainly got an adventure.

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– Brian

Snow in September is not unusual in the Canadian Rockies, but a few days before Jill + Tyler’s Canmore wedding we got a whole, awful lot of it.  With nearly two feet of snow on the ground two days before the wedding, it was a huge relief for everyone when the day dawned bright and sunny, and the green grass showed it’s face again under snow capped peaks.  Not only did the day begin beautifully, but it was perfect in it’s entirety.  There was so much emotion and sincerity between these two and their families, and it was evident in every aspect.  There were also some incredible friendships, and those resulted in far more than a few friendly insults, jokes and laughter.

Jill and Tyler chose not to do engagement photographs, but we did get a chance to spend an afternoon together well before the wedding.  Jill is incredibly organized, and so it was so good for all of us to be able to drive around Canmore so that I could show them the locations I had in mind for their wedding photographs.  This was a great opportunity for collaboration, and we were able to choose the best spots to suit their vision.  I had a vision in mind as well, but it wasn’t nearly as beautiful as the real thing.  Have a look for yourself!

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Venue - Grande Rockies Resort

Music – DJ Ben

Photography – Brian Van Tighem

 

– Brian

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