leslie & warren: married | edmonton wedding photographer

So I’ve come to admit something to myself~ I’m not good at cutting things down to a small, manageable size.  One look at my over-stuffed closet, and this should come as no surprise!  Well when it comes to blogging, it’s the same problem.  For the life of me, I just could NOT cut down my favorites from Leslie & Warren’s wedding anymore than this– so prepare for a giant (albeit lovely!) blog post.  Grab a coffee, sit back and enjoy some major eye candy!

I just love Leslie and Warren.  No, really– I love them!  From the very beginning when we shot their engagement session, to their perfect wedding day, they were always sooo relaxed and just brought their honest love and warmth for each other to the table.  A moment that really stands out was when after their ceremony I said to Leslie, “Geez you’re so relaxed!  You never seem nervous or anxious”  and she replied simply and with so much sincerity,  “When you know, you just know.”   This struck me so much, because at the end of the day, all I want to do as a wedding photographer, is capture love.   Love as they get ready to walk down the aisle… love as they declare their vows to each other… love as they walk through romantic fields or cuddle in a tree… love as they take their first dance together as husband and wife…  I know it’s so cliché– but it’s truly what feeds my passion to create beautiful photos for them.

Also, they chose a bunch of our favorite vendors and venues in Edmonton, so they really were a dream couple!  SO happy they chose us too 😉  Here’s some of my favorites from their day~

My favorite church~  St. Joseph’s Basilica.  Simply stunning.

sigh, you guys are so stinkin’ gorgeous and lovely together.  If it weren’t for the rain, I couldn’t just kept shooting and shooting!

The rain forced us to flee, but with our awesome luck, it stopped raining once we got to the Art Gallery– nice!

 

I was so excited to hear that they had hired the always awesome Jennifer Bergman as their planner.  Jennifer’s weddings are impeccably gorgeous and always run so smoothly.   I loved the fresh, modern colors and theme.  Janine at FaBLOOMosity also did such a great job with the unique floral work!

This day didn’t just marry 2 lovely people, but also their unique cultures.  Warren is Chinese and Leslie is Métis, and both their cultures were honoured very beautifully at the reception at the Art Gallery of Alberta.

 

 

Special thanks to all the great vendors involved:

Wedding Planner – Jennifer Bergman

Makeup by Anita Gill Makeup Artistry

Hair by Jennifer Chivers

Florist – Fabloomosity

Cake – Whimsical Cake Studio

 

Leslie & Warren~  Thank you so much for being absolutely awesome to work with.  Your wedding day was so beautiful, fun and sincere –just like the both of you.  We wish you all the love and happiness in your bright future together (and lots and lots of babies, right Leslie?!?  haha! we like your plan and can’t wait to see how adorable they all are!)

XOXO

 

  • Jill said:

    Good god these are GORGEOUS. You are insanely talented!

  • Leslie Gauthier said:

    WOW! WOW! WOW! You definitely took me right back to the most amazing day of my life:) I can't thank you enough for capturing all the precious moments of the day!!! I especially love the cake exchange,) Ha ha ha. I have tears of joy that we will have these photos to share with family and friends:)

    Thank you, kinanâskomitin, ??,

    Leslie Ma

  • Amazing!!! Such a gorgeous couple, inside and out! :) Beautiful work Kat and Cheryl!

  • Sharon said:

    sooooooooooo beautiful Kat. How are you always sooo creative! Every shot is prettier than the last one!! Love it!!

  • stephscade said:

    wow wow wow. Incredible all around!

  • STUUUNNING wedding photos!!! The bride is soo beautiful!

  • Anita said:

    Amazing. Simply breathtaking. Well done, Kat.

  • LOVE LOVE LOVE. amazing storytelling.
    would you mind sharing what lenses you use? love the shots of the bridal party. gorgeous! xo

  • Kat said:

    Thank you SO MUCH everyone! Your words mean a lot to us!!

    Lindsay Bateman- I mainly used my 50mm f1.4 and my 16-35mm f2.8 :)

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