When Aaron and Kate first emailed me asking me to shoot their wedding, I was excited, but a little apprehensive. Although I had a lot of experience shooting landscape, wildlife, and travel photos, I had never done a wedding. Nevertheless I was excited at the thought, and I couldn’t think of a better couple to venture into this new territory with.
Aaron is my cousin, and although we live a province apart, over the past 6 years I’ve gotten to know Kate, first as his girlfriend, then fiance, and now wife(!) during visits back to Edmonton where I grew up, and where a lot of our family is based.The first word that comes to mind when describing Aaron and Kate as a couple is “Fun”. It seems like when they’re together they’re constantly smiling, laughing and joking around with an energy and enthusiasm that quickly spreads to everyone else in the area.
They’re a couple that obviously thrives on excitement and adventure, their time together having already taken them on trips to Ireland, Vietnam, and a year in Australia, as well as their most recent adventure, adopting an adorable German Shepherd, Mazza, into their family.
It was such an honour to share the beginning of this newest journey with them on a stunning (if slightly windy) September day at Northern Bear Golf Course outside of Edmonton, Alberta, and I have no doubt that their lives will be filled with many more adventures together.
Kate looking absolutely stunning as she waits for the guys to show up for the first look.
The wind was a challenge throughout the day, but on the other hand, it really created some great moments with the veil.
Pre ceremony shots at the gorgeous campus of the University of Alberta in Edmonton
A number of food trucks had lined the street in front of a location we had wanted to shoot at, but we made use of them. The owners of the truck seemed to enjoy the interaction.
There turned out to be no need for the umbrella on the wedding day, except for upping the cuteness factor I guess!
One final photo from the U of A before heading out to the wedding venue
The wind doing it's thing again with the veil. It would whip up at random, causing more than a few laughs during the ceremony
After the ceremony we headed out to the country road that lead up to Northern Bear Golf Course where the wedding ceremony and reception were held. The trees were absolutely incredible in their autumn colours and made for an amazing backdrop.
Such a gentleman
Coming up for their announcement at the reception hall
A kiss on the dance floor
Nearing the end of the night, backlit by the gorgeous windows of the venue.
The final photo of the night and one of my favourites.
All the best to you Kate and Aaron in your lives together!