On a blustery autumn day in September, Alyssa and Adam were married on Whistler’s Plateau at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.  I think it was quite easily the windiest day I have ever photographed on the Plateau, as the gusts blew east over Beauvert Lake towards Signal mountain.  I hadn’t had the opportunity to meet Alyssa and Adam prior to the wedding day, and I was warmly welcomed by beautiful smiles and bright yellow dresses in the main lobby of JPL.  From the moment Adam and his gentlemen arrived, the connection between him and Alyssa was obvious.  There was a certainty in their eyes and a confidence in their smiles that told endless tales of their connection.  Adam’s brother and best man kept the wedding party laughing and in good spirits as I forced the poor ladies to hike around the Outlook Point in their high heels.  I feel very fortunate to have spent those few short hours with these two and their friends, it was an honour to capture a part of their story.

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Ceremony + Reception:  Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Flowers:  Courtney Mayhew

Marriage Commissioner:  Beryl Cahill

Photographer:  White Leaf Photographs

 

– Brian

Only two weeks passed after Jess + Brian’s wedding before I had the honour of photographing another Jasper local tying the knot.  Laurel and I went to school together in Jasper as kids, and though she has long since moved away, she managed to come back home to have her dream wedding in our beautiful mountain town.  When I met Greg in 2013 for the engagement session, it was like we had been friends all along, and had somehow only just met.  The two of them got married in the September sunshine at Tekarra Lookout, which stands over the confluence of the Athabasca and Miette Rivers.  Greg’s Minister came to Jasper and performed an incredibly touching and deeply personal ceremony, and finished it off with an intricate rose exchange with the bride and groom’s mothers.  Laurel + Greg had rented a bus from SunDog Tours to take us around, so the wedding party took a trip up to Pyramid Lake for photographs before heading back down for the reception at the Sawridge.

It was a perfect end of summer day in the Rockies.

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Photographer:  White Leaf Photographs

Ceremony:  Tekarra Lookout

Flowers:  Two B’s Flowers & Bistro

Reception:  Sawridge Inn Jasper

 

– Brian

Photofolios are a great way to store or display prints, and they are available in a range of colours and styles.  They also make great gifts for family, friends, and wedding party members.  These photofolios are available in 4×6″, 5×7″, 8×10″, or 9×12″ sizes.

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– Brian

Jess and Brian are lifelong Jasper locals.  I’ve had the pleasure of knowing both of them for a long time, Jess from back in high school and Brian from the Jasper Hockey League.  It was such an honour to be able to photograph the wedding of two amazing friends. They chose the banks of Snaring River northeast of the town of Jasper to have their ceremony.  It is one of their favourite places to go fishing or get outside, and you’ll clearly see why.

This wedding brought together all the things that I love most about Jasper; the incredible landscapes, the friendly laid-back people, and the awesome, tight knit community.  These two had a huge wedding party because growing up in Jasper they’ve built a solid core group of friends, and the small part of their network that was invited to the wedding still packed the Jasper Activity Center for their reception.   I count myself very lucky to have been a part of their day, and Jasper is very lucky to have them as a permanent fixture in the community.

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Hair:  Cody + Heather at Nava Hair

Ceremony: Snaring River Campground

Marriage Commissioner:  Beryl Cahill

Reception Venue:  Jasper Activity Center

Photographer:  White Leaf Photographs

 

– Brian

Ciara + Renny travelled to Jasper to be married on a hot August day this past summer.  I started off in the townsite where the guys were getting ready at the Amethyst Lodge.  After a quick introduction I headed up to Pyramid Lake where Ciara was putting the finishing touches on her dress and makeup.  Their ceremony was held at the Catholic Church, and this was my first opportunity to photograph a wedding there.  After a very lively service by the Catholic Priest, we headed up back up to Pyramid Lake to enjoy some of the sunshine before their reception at the Resort.  Here are a few of the photographs we created that day.

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Ceremony: Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church

Venue:  Pyramid Lake Resort

Flowers:  Elysion Florals

Cake:  Cakes by Kim

 

– Brian

Deep in the Rockies near Golden, far off the TransCanada Highway, there is a beautiful resort called Beaverfoot Lodge.  It’s far off the beaten path miles up a forest service road, but the drive is more than worth it.  Kory and Dusty rented the Lodge for a weekend in July to host their Alice in Wonderland themed wedding.  The huge space and facilities were perfect for what they had planned, and they definitely made use of the whole area.  These two creative minds put together quite the weekend getaway for their friends and family.

Kory and Dusty put an incredible amount of work into this wedding, and along with the help of Callandra and her team at Cherry Tree Occasions, every aspect of the wedding was DIY and customized to their vision.  Kory and her sister Kelly made their dresses, shoes, and hats, as well as hats for the gentlemen.  The guests were able to make their own hats from a wide range of materials during the long afternoon of games and relaxation.  Kory also spent innumerable hours designing all the details and table arrangements that built the theme of her wedding day.  Dusty worked hard building signs and putting together an absolutely beautiful arch for them to get married under.  So much time, creativity, and love went into bringing this day to life.  The family and friends who gathered had an incredible time, and it was nothing but smiles all weekend.  These photographs show only a fraction of the magic that happened.

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Venue:  Beaverfoot Lodge, Golden BC

Wedding Planner:  Cherry Tree Occasions

 

– Brian

 

I had the pleasure of meeting Kory and Dusty through Callandra over at Cherry Tree Occasions.  Callandra got in touch to see if I’d be available to photograph their date in July, saying that the couple was planning an Alice in Wonderland themed weekend wedding in Golden.  Needless to say my interest was sparked, and when I sat down with these two to chat about photography and their wedding plans in Canmore my excitement grew.  From what Kory told me of all the handmade pieces she was putting together for the wedding (including her own dress) I could tell that she was an incredibly creative person.  Both she and Dusty’s foremost concern, however, seemed to be making sure that their guests had an incredible weekend.

I wanted to try something a little bit outside of the norm for their engagement photographs.  They wanted something fun and different, and they seemed like the adventurous type.  So we geared up; me with my camera, tripod, and firewood and they with a couple of drinks, and we hiked up Cougar Creek and had a campfire.  I’d been scouting this specific fire pit for over a year because it has some interesting vantage points, but I needed the right conditions and an interested couple to suggest going there.

Kory and Dusty turned out to be the ones.

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– Brian

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