Paula and Joseph’s wedding took place only a short drive from their homes at Medicine Lake, in Jasper’s Maligne valley. It was a cloudy day in June, and as we arrived at the ceremony site to await the brides arrival, a torrential rain came down on us. It’s commonly known to locals that if you don’t like the weather, just wait ten minutes, so Paula wasn’t stressed at all. In fact I don’t recall much of the day where she wasn’t smiling with contentment, enjoying every moment.
As foretold, the rains passed, and shortly afterwards they were married. We did portraits of the newlyweds barefoot climbing through the boulder fields at Medicine, and then explored along the forested curves of the Maligne River. It was a carefree day that, to me, perfectly represented the mentality of long time Jasper locals. Jasper is a place where one can step back from the stresses of the day and simply be grateful to be somewhere so amazing. It breeds a laid back attitude, and passionate people who value the important things in life like family, close friends, and natural places. Paula and Josephs humble dinner and reception at the Jasper Park Lodge reflected that, and was a memorable gathering of laughter and familiar faces.
It is always an honour, and a truly memorable experience to document local weddings. So to Paula and Joseph, thank you both for letting me share in your journey.
Hair Stylist: Nava Hair, thanks to stylists Chelsea Wilgosh, Cody McGee, and Heather Chilton
Marriage Commissioner: Chris Read
Venue: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
Catering: Dinner For You – contact Elizabeth
Photographers: Brian Van Tighem and Ashley Kennedy