Kim & Darren – June 15, 2013

 In Calgary, Event Photography, Flowers, Photography, Wedding Photography, Weddings

I met with Kim nearly a year before the wedding and we hit it off immediately – in fact, after our introductory meeting, we went shopping together and found the shoes she wore on the big day! Loved her purple and gold theme – took me back to a Lousiana visit with the colours of Baton Rouge’s LSU team


Despite an inauspicious start of arriving 15 minutes later than planned (a 20 minute journey took just over an hour – eating up my additional time allowed and then some), we had plenty of time and lots of fun getting our images.

Mother Nature performed admirably producing a whopper of a thunderstorm while we were in the church. Laughed as a boom of thunder pealed just as my flash popped – I think half the congregation leapt  – and according to the priest it was a good sign from above!  Blue sky and sunshine prevailed for our post-ceremony shoot in Fish Creek Park, and finally a rainbow peeked out during the evening celebrations.


You will notice no images from in front of the bride and groom at the ceremony. That was in respect of the priest’s wishes. No photographers on the altar. I advise every bride and groom to check the rules of their minister/priest/commissioner as they’re all different. If you’re looking for full on and close-up photos during the ceremony you may be disappointed. Most are pretty good these days in permitting flash for the professional photographer – many won’t permit it from the audience. I try to use flash minimally so it’s not a huge distraction, but periodically the church is poorly lit, has no windows, or a thunderstorm moves over and darkens everything so it’s there as backup!

Church:  St. Bernadette’s Catholic
Decor, Catering & Flowers:  Simply Elegant
Wedding Gown: Ethos
Hair:  Hair Tec
DJ:  David Hanishewski
Reception:  Century Hall, Cranston


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