Monthly Archives: August 2013

najla & alaa: married | edmonton wedding photographer

 

 

I’ve had the very great honour of having a couple of my weddings featured in Blush, Edmonton’s premier wedding & lifestyle magazine, but when their editor-in-chief said she wanted to hire me for her own upcoming nuptials I couldn’t have been more flattered!    Together with some of Edmonton’s finest wedding vendors, Najla & Alaa threw one gorgeous wedding, and I was so honoured to be chosen to capture it all for them.

With their traditional ceremony taking place a couple days prior, the wedding day mainly consisted of a first meeting, photos with their bridal party and then an amazing reception at the Matrix Hotel.  Here now is a super-sized blog post capturing all the highlights (there were many!), but for a more in-depth look into Najla & Alaa’s story and how they fell in love, definitely check out the Fall/Winter issue of Blush Magazine which is available now both in print and online.  For more details on how to get a copy, click HERE.

At her send-off, there really was not a dry eye in the house (including mine!)

I love love LOVED their color scheme!  Soft and romantic but with a little sparkle- so gorgeous.  Not to mention Najla & her bridesmaids looking just stunning.

Not a shabby looking group of men either!  Alaa looking utterly dapper in his custom tux!

Created at the talented hands of Janine at FaBLOOMosity, Najla’s bouquet was truly a thing of beauty.  The shot above with Alaa holding the bouquet is what now graces the cover of the latest Blush Magazine!  I couldn’t have been more happy with this choice.

Then it was time to sneak just Najla & Alaa off for some alone time at one of my favorite venues, The Art Gallery of Alberta.

Finally, it was time to head to their reception at The Matrix Hotel where not a detail was overlooked.  From the exquisite florals, to the decadent seven-tiered cake, everything was just dripping with gorgeousness and I’m so happy that Najla was able to see her vision come to life!

Najla & Alaa~ your day was as beautiful and full of love as a wedding photographer could ever ask for.  It’s apparent that friends and family mean everything to you, and that your love for each other shines so bright.  It was my privilege to have been able to play such an important role in your big day– thank you for always being such an incredible supporter of my work and for all your kind, generous words along the way.  Wishing you both a lifetime of love, health and happiness as you embark on your new journey together in Philadelphia.

 

Special thanks to all the incredible vendors who helped bring Najla & Alaa’s vision to life:

Bride’s gown – Pronovias from Pure Bridal

Bridesmaids’ gowns – BCBG

Groom’s Tuxedo – My suit (Brian Baxter, NYC)

Hairstylists – Sunita Sumaru Makeup Artist & Stylist (bride day), Hair by Lyn (bride night), Claudia Cabrera and Jenn Chivers (bridesmaids)

Makeup – Anita Gill Makeup Artistry (bride & bridesmaids)

Cake – The Art of Cake

Coffee/Latte Bar – De Capo Cafe

Floral Designer – FaBLOOMosity

Rentals – Special Event Rentals, Grand Design Event

Stationary – Notables Stationers

Transportation – Royal Executives Limousines

Wedding Planner –  Najla (bride) & High Culture Weddings & Special Events

Venue – Matrix Hotel

 

 

 

August 28, 2013 - 12:45 pm

stephscade flippin GORGEOUS WEDDING KAT! Beautiful couple, and lovely images.

ashley & marco: expecting | edmonton photographer

If anyone deserves the most beautiful sunset I’ve seen in a long time– it’s Ashley and Marco!  Our first attempt resulted in a crazy Alberta hailstorm that ran us right out of there… I’m talking full on running to our cars and getting pelted with big fat rain and hail– in the middle of summer!!!  Strange and unfortunate for sure, and considering Ashley was almost 8 months pregnant, they handled it with smiles on their faces and for that, I’m so thankful.  I really do have the sweetest, coolest clients ever!

So, when our rescheduled date came along, I was ecstatic because the evening could NOT have been more beautiful.  It was like one big “sorry” hug from Mother Nature! 😉  Every other shot was just dripping with beautiful warm light and highlighted this gorgeous expecting couple so perfectly.  They’ve since just welcomed a healthy happy baby girl named Ava to the world, and I couldn’t be happier for them!  Thought it’d be perfect timing to help them celebrate their new little family with some of my favorites from their maternity session~

*Makeup by Sunita Sumaru.

 

Ashley & Marco~  congratulations on the arrival of your new baby girl!  I’m sure she’s just as lovely and beautiful as her parents 🙂

XOXO

August 14, 2013 - 2:52 pm

Meghan How gorgeous! Great work (as usual!)

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June 15, 2016 - 11:36 am

Jessica beautiful! do you know where her dress is from?

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