Wow!  What a great way to end off the 2010 wedding season!  On New Year’s Eve we were with Tracey and Rick, celebrating their wedding and shooting around Medicine Hat. We were really excited when we started shooting their portraits as it was late in the afternoon, the sun was setting, and we were able to do some of them at night. It was fun to try something a little different, and the pictures turned out really well!

 

Quite possibly one of the best first-kiss shots we’ve ever captured!

 

 

 

These next two shots, along with the first one in this post, were captured in the main theatre of the Esplanade Centre.  Tracey is a singer and wanted some shots with her old-style microphone.  I love how this set turned out!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These next three shots were all done in a pedestrian tunnel under Highway 1 that connects a park system.  We have an unstated rule with our blog where we don’t talk about the weather, but I’m going to break it since it ties into a funny story.  The temperature was about -25ºC with the wind-chill, and despite that, Tracey, Rick, and the rest of the wedding party were willing to brave the outdoors for their pictures.  When we started shooting in the tunnel, we really liked how the light was catching our breath, so, in the picture below, both Kevan and I were taking deep breaths and exhaling in front of the camera while Tracey and Rick were doing their thing.  It was a bit strange, and despite a few awkward laughs from all of us, I think it was worth it!

 

 

 

Their reception was held at the beautifully-decorated Southside Event Centre.  Since they had a winter wedding, they thought it only made sense for it to be snowing during their first dance.  We agree!

 

…and finally, the crowd ringing in the New Year together!

Congratulations Tracey and Rick!  Thanks for allowing us to be part of your day!

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