Derek and Alyssa celebrated their engagement by taking a weekend trip up to Jasper. While they were in town, they hired me to take some engagement photographs. It was a freezing cold winter morning, but they were so happy with the results they decided to bring me up to Grande Prairie for their wedding this past July. I am so glad that I did.
The day in Grande Prairie dawned with a spectacular sunrise, and then shortly afterwards the sky became a cloud of thick smoke from nearby fires. A storm threatened, but they were determined to have the ceremony outdoors. Fortunately, all things came together perfectly and the ceremony came to a close mere moments before the rain arrived.
Derek and Alyssa’s weddings was of those gatherings where family is the most important. The two tightly knit families bonded so beautifully over the weekend, and it was inspiring to see such a strong support base for the newlyweds. The evening was full of jokes and stories while the pair danced away with their friends and relatives.
I love the mountains, but it is always a unique experience to travel somewhere new to document two stories intertwining.
Venue – The Dunes Golf Club
Photographer – White Leaf Photographs