When Jason and Chelsie got up to the podium to express their gratitude to their family and friends, Jason talked for a bit about how privileged he and Cheslie felt for the life that they have been able to live. These two understand that gratitude is an intentional way of living; not just a bookend on a wonderful day of celebration.

I mention this, because it’s not often that a speech from the bridal couple makes me stop and think about my own life. I have much to be grateful for as well. Much of it has to do with the fact that my camera gives me opportunities to meet people, and go places that I would never otherwise get access to. I show up on a wedding to tell other people’s stories, but in the process, I get to add people to my life that enrich my own story.

Chelsie’s mom upon seeing her in her dress for the first time.

I had a few minutes to take Chelsie out for some quick bridal portraits.

The ceremony was held at Greystone Bed and Breakfast, which is just a few kilometers west of Devon, Alberta.

After the ceremony, we shot on the grounds of the bed and breakfast for a little while.

Then we started moving our way into Edmonton, and just stopping on the side of the road whenever I saw something that caught my eye. Pretty sure that their limo driver thought I was a bit nuts. 

We also stopped at the Edmonton Corn Maze. I have never actually been in a corn maze before (is that weird?), but I had always thought that it would make an interesting spot for portraits. Turns out I was right! 

To Chelsie and Jason: thank-you. I enjoyed every moment of your day, and can’t wait to work with you in the future to tell more of your stories!