kristen and steve :: married

i am always super excited for my weddings. i have had amazing couples to work with this season! for kristen and steve’s wedding though, i felt something a little extra. i think it is because kristen and i have known each other for a while and my “bff” was in her wedding party! i literally had dreams about their wedding for a week straight and couldn’t fall asleep the night before cause i was running things over and over in my head (kinda like the night before the first day of school!). not to mention, miss bree and i went on two separate location scouting outings! well, their day did not disappoint. drew and i had a blast spending the day with kristen and steve, their wedding party, and each other. please enjoy the images and make sure to click here for a slideshow of even more!

i started the day at kristen and steve’s house where the girls were getting ready. kirsten was buzzing around taking care of all the last minute details (like re-printing off steve’s speech ;-).

now how is this for convenient… the guys were getting ready at the best-man’s house- ACROSS THE STREET!!! hahahaha. loved it! i made a couple trips back and forth and we went for a little walk around the neighbourhood to grab a few shots of the boys before they went on their way! steve needed lots of help getting his boutonniere juuuust right!

then it was back to the girls where the bridesmaids were all ready to go and it was just kitty left to get into her dress! i love this part. it is so much fun to shoot.

kitty got a little hot from all the attention so one of her bm’s was fanning her. only on your wedding day!

love this.

this one makes me so happy!

the girls before the ceremony. ┬áit is such a great idea to have a little time before the ceremony for a couple “formals”.

and then it was off to the church where steve was awaiting his bride. well, actually, we waited for the boys for a bit but that is besides the point (and it was totally the limo’s fault!). i love capturing the groom when he is seeing the bride for the first time. their look says it all! i am always looking at everyone else’s faces too and the groomsmen don’t disappoint!

ooooooooh, yes! my ninja moves paid off!! i l.o.v.e. this shot i captured of kristen.

after the ceremony and family pics we headed to the u of a grounds to roam around to the locations that bree and i scouted. i couldn’t wait to shoot against this wall and it served us well. i love their wedding colours. those bouquets are amazing. oh, and their dance moves too.

there is a theme to their relationship, their friendships, their speeches… both kristen and steve are athletes and sports enthusiasts so there had to be touches of this included in their pics. kristen and the girls brought out their handball shoes and we had some fun.

WhAAAtT? WhhhaaaT?

jumping shot made so much better cause of the shoes…

and then it was some alone time for kristen and steve, and me! i love it when i get time to shoot the bride and groom all on their own and the wedding party can go chill out (and eat) for a while. it was COLD but these two were such troopers.

then it was off to the delta coast plaza for the reception. someone looks excited!!

first dance love…

what an awesome day!! thank you kitty and rocco for allowing drew and i to share it with you.

make sure to click here to see a slideshow of their day and see pics of the amazing bouquets and fabulous top floor room of the delta!

  • September 25, 2010 - 10:05 am

    Colin - after seeing a couple’s engagement shoot i am always so anxious to see their wedding photos and you never disappoint!!! of course the great looking couple and their wedding party are part of it but your (and drew’s) creative eye plus your (and bree’s) scouted locations are what really make for these fabulous pics! the athletic shoes with their lovely dresses are priceless!

  • September 25, 2010 - 11:44 am

    Krysta - So beautiful, Car! I love, love, love the shots of just the two of them!!! And the slideshow is amazing…so many great moments. Had such a blast with you that day:)

  • September 25, 2010 - 4:45 pm

    Abby - These photos are gorgeous- from the couple, to the BM’s colours, to the captured emotions. Krysta- love the hair!

  • September 26, 2010 - 2:28 pm

    anne - AWESOME! AWESOME! AWSOME! beautiful work, beautiful wedding party, beautiful day! Your hard work is really evident in all these photos… locations and whimsical touches…we all look so forward to them and are NEVER disappointed! The bride and groom are sure to be super happy!

  • September 26, 2010 - 7:48 pm

    jenn - Love these. Love the shalls and the girls athletic shoe change! these photos really capture the love these two share.
    Great work missy!!

  • September 26, 2010 - 8:33 pm

    jenn - oops I meant *shawls, hehe
    ps. also LOVE the bouquets :0)

  • September 26, 2010 - 8:56 pm

    kristen - I also LOVE!!! LOVE!!! LOVE!!! These photos! They are FANTASTIC!! EEEEE!!!

  • September 26, 2010 - 10:00 pm

    donna - beautiful Carla – wow – the slideshow you did is like a story….the couple look so happy & you captured that for sure!! Your pictures make us feel like we are there…. :-)

  • September 27, 2010 - 4:20 pm

    Alison - Wow! These are beautiful, Carla. I especially love the one of them in the leaves… gorgeous!

  • September 27, 2010 - 8:29 pm

    mom susan - i just realize…. it was my comment not (colin’s)earlier but he loves it all too! i did not hear the music with the slide show the 1st time so just listened to it now and how BEAUTIFUL!! you’ll miss all the excitement of weddings once the season is over but maybe just maybe can catch up on some sleep and much needed ‘carla’ time!

  • September 29, 2010 - 11:37 am

    mom susan - hey ms carla….. LOVE you new look!!!

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