I can’t say enough good things about this couple. No really— they are two of the coolest, most welcoming people I’ve ever had the pleasure of shooting. We first got to know Candice when we shot her best friend’s wedding last year (Sarah & Jarrad, featured in our website galleries) and from her first inappropriate (yet, hilarious) joke, I could tell we were gonna get along real nice. Then, I met Grant– and he was just as funny, kind-hearted and genuine as her! So when they decided to book us for their February wedding, I was nothing short of thrilled because I knew it would be not only a beautiful winter wedding, but a raging good time!
And let me tell you, they definitely didn’t fail to deliver! I mean, what couple do you know that has a groom posing in his undies next to a set of giant antlers, and a bride that insists on sliding down the banister of her hotel room?? These two gave new meaning to the term “Kodak Moments”. The majority of the day took place at one location which was both lovely and convenient. With the exception of the bridal party & Us sessions, we spent pretty much the whole day at The Delta South Hotel in Edmonton. To all the soon-to-be-brides that are reading this: if you’re looking for low stress this is definitely the way to go! With no running around or traffic to deal with, everyone was really able to just relax and enjoy the day.
To Candice and Grant and your whole awesome bridal party– thank you SO much for being totally welcoming, ridiculously charming and so darn laid back! There wasn’t a single idea or suggestion we made that you all didn’t jump head first into. And despite the crazy, freeze-your-toes-off weather (sorry ladies!) you all showed the kind of love and support that only good friends would give.
Congratulations you two and I wish you an amazing, fun-filled life together! (Just try to stay out of trouble…haha!)
I am so in love with this picture– the little half smile that’s going on is just so intriguing.
The lighting in this room while she was putting on her dress was so ridiculously amazing– a photographer’s dream!
And because I’ve already had so many people ask where this is– it is indeed, the Delta South Hotel! They have these cool bi-level suites that are so spacious, it felt like we had a whole house to ourselves. And did I mention the gorgeous giant windows?
I love this candid shot of Grant glancing at Candice– too sweet!
Then it was time for the bridal party & Us sessions… for that we all braved the cold and headed to The U of A campus.
See guys, we’re not crazy– THIS is why we asked you to “run around Candice and Grant really fast”!! 😉
This is one couple that’s definitely not afraid of a little PDA…
We dipped inside one of the school buildings to warm up, and let me tell you… that’s exactly what they did… (Ok Ok so asked them to… whatever! haha)
Back at the hotel’s bar– I love this private little moment alone together.
I wasn’t exactly sure what was going on here, but I caught a few shots of one of the wedding guests shooting his own impromptu photoshoot. Nice moves Candice!!
Special thanks to the wonderful Sharon, who shot this wedding with me in the absence of Cheryl who was busy in Vancouver with her brand new baby (more on that soon!). Sharon, your talent amazes me– but it’s your friendship that impresses me to no bounds.