Category Archives: wedding

i usually don’t write much with my blog posts but i have so much to say about this wedding. seriously, my second shooter and i kept looking at each other the entire day and saying “i can’t believe we are shooting this”, “i LOVE these guys”, “this is the best wedding”, and on and on…

was it the location (silvertip golf course in canmore could not have been more perfect), the way a and m look at each other, the obvious love their family’s and friend’s have for them, the super relaxed day they created for their wedding, the personal details?  i am not sure what it was but it all came together to be a wedding i won’t forget!

the more weddings i have been a part of the more i get an image of what a perfect wedding day would  look like. this wedding was exactly the kind of wedding i have been wanting to shoot! their wedding day timeline was very different from the standard wedding days that i am usually a part of and this blog post is here to tell you that it worked perfectly!

i have always wanted to shoot a very late ceremony where the guests went right into cocktails and i had cocktail hour to take pictures. now, this means a couples of things:

1) the ceremony and reception location need to be the same place or veeeery close together and

2) you aren’t going to get a million family groupings and wedding party groupings.

I LOVED HOW THIS WEDDING DAY TURNED OUT. as you will read below, the way their day unfolded was perfect. i realize this may not be every bride’s ideal wedding day timeline but i want this blog post to show you that it can be done!! i will stop with my ranting and raving now and let you enjoy the images… i could not narrow it down so you have a lot of scrolling to do!

and, a warning, i interject in this post a lot to share about the day and rant some more about how perfect it was. *special note* brides, please let me know if you have any questions about a and m’s wedding day timeline and how it all worked out. and, if you are  interested in your day going like this (late ceremony straight into cocktails…) please send me an email as i have a special deal for you! the ceremony started at 4pm and it was perfect (have i used that word a couple of times already?!). it allowed for a much later start to getting ready (translation: wedding party gets to sleep in!), the sun was getting lower, and there wasn’t 8 locations for formals (and time for the wedding party to get cranky)! once their beautifully touching ceremony was through there was time for some champagne toasts, family formals, and then some shots with the wedding party before i whisked a and m away for some alone time and photos. we literally had one hour in total to get through family, wedding party, and couple images. was anyone stressed?? not at all (well, my second shooter and i were sweating a bit more than usual!)? did we get what we wanted?? totally!! and, where were all the awesome guests while we were shooting like crazy? enjoying cocktails overlooking the mountains and golf course! what could be more perfect as a guest?! another perfect detail about their day was that our late start time as photographers allowed us to shoot the reception space before heading out to shoot the getting ready so we were able to get a lot of details of the room and decor without anyone inside and with the beautiful daylight streaming in. a and m had so many unique touches to their decor, many brought up from mexico! ** trust me when i say the candy buffet was as amazing as it looked! we finished our mini session with a and m at the end of cocktail hour, just in time for them to be announced as the new mr. and mrs.!! after dinner (salmon- oh my gosh- unreal) was complete and speeches (i was bawling behind the camera) were through there was some mingling time so we snuck a and m out for a couple more shots of just the two of them and then even had some time to grab some sweet couples shots of the wedding party too! one of the last things i will say about the timeline and this perfect wedding is that because of the late start time my second shooter and i were able to stay till the very end of the wedding (literally, we were there when the lights went on and were one of the last cars out of the parking lot!!). i loved it so much. i got to snap up so much fun and so many moments that normally wouldn’t be captured. *sigh* i love these two. thank you again a and m for including me in your wedding day, i am so thankful. and, special shout-out to jaleen, my super amazing and always awesome second shooter for this wedding!

  • December 31, 2012 - 3:18 pm

    susan - so so beautiful! love and happiness in a fabulous location, does it get any better? oh and great to see you’re back at blogging!

  • December 31, 2012 - 3:58 pm

    anne - you weren’t kidding carla! what gorgeous photos and such a spectacular location! so lovely!

  • February 6, 2013 - 4:38 pm

    Hayley T - Such amazing pictures! So this is what you and Gina were talking about at school. She looked so good!

  • July 19, 2015 - 7:32 pm

    Jerilyn Parrotta - Gorgeous wedding

  • September 11, 2015 - 4:39 am

    Jaleen Lessard - love

it’s been almost a year since this awesome wedding but i have a good reason for not blogging it sooner… it got published today on style me pretty canada. click here to go check it out! i am a huge style me pretty fan and am so excited to be featured! thank you for the nudge alexis :-)

enjoy the story of their day and come back late fall when i will blog their upcoming baby session!!!

i love these two!

 

  • August 2, 2013 - 12:15 pm

    Susan - Amazing photos and blog! The colours are gorgeous! And what a cute little bride and handsome groom! Well worth the wait. Ps: love the chic stylist too!

  • August 3, 2013 - 5:19 am

    Alexis - Oh I love this post so much! Thank you Carla, you are the best!! xo

  • August 9, 2013 - 6:07 am

    Amanda Skaggs - congrats Carla! such a beautiful wedding too!

  • March 13, 2014 - 1:23 pm

    Stacy Squires Photography - Beautiful photos … so natural

a full blog post is coming late in the week. for now, enjoy the preview…

  • August 12, 2012 - 11:48 pm

    susan - amazing photos yet again! i’m excited to see the full blog! ps: congrats to andrew and his lovely bride!

to say i am excited for their victoria wedding would be a huge understatement! these two are a dream. enjoy their warm, summery engagement session.

 

  • August 11, 2012 - 4:00 pm

    susan - i love these pics and judging by this session the wedding photos will be most beautiful! amanda & cj look great (love all of the dresses too) i’m so excited as we will be at the edmonton party!

  • August 11, 2012 - 4:07 pm

    amanda - carla- you are incredible. We had so much fun and we love the ways the pictures turned out. xo

  • August 11, 2012 - 4:10 pm

    Gillian Wasney - Gorgeous! Love it! xoxo

  • August 11, 2012 - 4:56 pm

    CJ - Too much fun! LOVE the pics and can’t wait till Victoria!

  • August 11, 2012 - 5:33 pm

    jenn - beautiful
    and love all of her dresses!

  • August 13, 2012 - 1:20 pm

    Alison - What a good looking couple! Awesome job, Carla. I’m excited for these two lovebirds to tie the knot, too!

  • August 17, 2012 - 4:50 pm

    Abby - You two are stunning! I can’t decide on a favourite- all the photos are amazing.

wow! what a wedding… t and m, it was a privilege to document your day and be around all the love that surrounds you!! i don’t think i have ever been around so much emotion during speeches and i definitely shed some tears myself.

ps- miss t, i put your hip-hop shot in here… i think it is one of my faves, lol!!

  • July 23, 2012 - 10:25 pm

    Susan Kerr - beautiful pictures of a great looking group! it sure looked like a great day from early morning to late into the night! I can’t wait til your next wedding!

  • July 23, 2012 - 10:43 pm

    Anne Nahirney - what terrifice photos of a great looking bride and groom and their wedding party! you can tell this was a fun wedding!

  • July 24, 2012 - 12:25 am

    Jerilyn Parrotta - Gorgeous Carla…

  • July 25, 2012 - 1:18 am

    jaleen - Beautiful photos Carla!

  • July 30, 2012 - 8:34 pm

    Tia Methuen - Carla the pictures are beautiful! I love the last one – so gorgeous! The way you documented our day is absolutely perfect :) can’t wait to see more!!

  • July 30, 2012 - 8:44 pm

    Shawn - AMAZING SHOTS CARLA! You totally captured the essence of the couple! What a great photographer – I love them! Cheers! Shawn

  • July 30, 2012 - 8:57 pm

    Gina Whitaker - Absolutely gorgeous pics! Beautifully captured the perfect day.

  • July 30, 2012 - 9:03 pm

    Cindy Benak - Beautiful!

  • July 30, 2012 - 9:20 pm

    Lisa Friedl - Love every pic, awesome how your special day was captured.

  • July 30, 2012 - 10:37 pm

    Amy & Jaret Rink - Beautiful photos! Tia, you looked so gorgeous and, I must say, you make a great couple!!!! Smashing! Xo

  • July 30, 2012 - 11:41 pm

    Michael - Awesome job, Carla! You’re amazing…and that bride is pretty smoking as well!!

  • July 30, 2012 - 11:58 pm

    Debbie - Beautiful pictures, beautiful couple :-)

  • July 31, 2012 - 7:10 am

    Becky - The photography is absolutey amazing! Really captures how special this day was, brought tears to my eyes AGAIN!!! XO

  • July 31, 2012 - 8:39 am

    Rena - We were blessed with such an amazing photography team all day!

  • July 31, 2012 - 9:52 am

    jennifer lawlor - Carla you are AWESOME!! They are all lovely

  • July 31, 2012 - 10:23 am

    Carly - Such beautiful pictures!! Tia, you looked stunning!

  • July 31, 2012 - 5:26 pm

    Sue - Beautiful photos… thanks for sharing!

  • July 31, 2012 - 6:41 pm

    brooke - beatiful photos of an old coach!

  • July 31, 2012 - 6:49 pm

    Kevin Methuen - Well done Carla, you are a true genius! Congrats to my big sis Tia and my great friend Mike!

  • August 1, 2012 - 9:23 am

    Oriana - Great pics from throughout the day! Gave me an awesome idea of the day.

  • August 3, 2012 - 3:05 pm

    mara - these are stunning! the pics bring me right back to that special day. and the hip hop one is one of my faves too!!

  • August 6, 2012 - 12:14 pm

    vicki - Gorgeous pictures!! I so love the last picture too Tia-almost like a heart of light between your necks!Love the ones in the park too!LOvely day to remember always!

  • August 7, 2012 - 12:57 pm

    Joanne - Wow great job. The pictures are gorgeous. Can’t wait to see more. Congrats to my nephew and my new niece .

  • August 10, 2012 - 10:27 pm

    Susan M - Beautiful pictures!! You guys looked great.

  • August 15, 2012 - 5:32 pm

    Maxine Myrick - Absolutely gorgeous! Great job Carla!!

  • September 12, 2012 - 10:06 pm

    Pam Williams - Hi Carla, i would like to get pictures taken of myself and my husband Dave. We live in St Albert and would like these pics taken outdoors with the fall colours. I was wondering if you would be availabe to do these for us? You may call or email me, ph 780 460-0469, sincerely, Pam

a quick peek at what i was up to on friday. these two are so fabulous…

  • July 10, 2012 - 3:30 pm

    Susan Kerr - stunning pictures and couple! I love your work and your enthusiasm carla!

  • July 23, 2012 - 10:43 pm

    Anne Nahirney - so beautiful

wow, it has been a while. a month since my last blog post when i promised i would be back soon with a baby session! oooops.

so, here is the deal…

my photography business will now only focus on smoochy couples sessions and weddings. i will only be shooting bumps and babes when close friends or family members request it! therefore, all of the beautiful bellies and babies i have recently shot will not be blogged or shared. as sad as it makes me to not share these sessions on my blog and/or facebook page i feel that it would not accurately represent my business. thank you so much for all the love and support i have received for my maternity and newborn photography over the past couple of years.

now i promise i will be back soon with a smoochy session or two to share! for now, here is a peak at a wedding i second shot for the amazing andrea at pink sugar photography back in the fall. one of my favourite parts of second shooting is getting to be with the bride just before she walks down the isle- so special!

 

  • May 29, 2012 - 11:02 pm

    Erin - Awww…I was so excited to see what you were going to blog with our photoshoot…but I’m SO glad we had the opportunity to have you capture my bump and baby Rylan xoxox this just means ours are one of a kind!!!

  • May 30, 2012 - 9:47 am

    susan - i understand your reasoning but i will miss seeing the glowing mommas & proud daddys then of course those precious little babes!good luck with all your other work!