Wow – what a way to kick off the 2016 wedding season with Kaitlin & Matt’s wedding at the Jasper Park Lodge!
We’ve been doing this for a while now, and for reasons unknown there have been certain places we’ve never had the chance to shoot in. Jasper has always been on our list, so I was thrilled when Kaitlin and Matt told me about their wedding plans. Their day was about as close to a quintessential Canadian wedding as you could possibly get. Instead of trying to tell you exactly what I mean by that, I’ll let the pictures do more of the talking!
The day started out a little differently than normal, and while Kaitlin and her bridesmaids were busy getting their hair and makeup done, the guys ventured out for a little pond hockey.
We started out the afternoon doing some portraits with just Kaitlin & Matt. As per norm, on our way to our planned location we got distracted by some beautiful light streaming in through some snowy trees. Seriously, how do you even pass something like that up?!
…and then on to our planned location – the Maligne Canyon, which in my opinion is was one of the more interesting locations we’ve shot in. Everything by the river was blanketed in a thick layer of hoar frost, giving it a very wintery feel.
But even more interesting was the differences in the colour of the light! Anything that the sun hit was a vibrant yellow, whereas anything in the shade took on a very blue hue. The shot below really shows off what I mean!
Honestly, we could have shot there for days! Unfortunately it was pretty cold down by the river in the shade, so Kaitlin & Matt went to warm up while we set up these final shots. Took a little effort to get down to this spot, but the results were well worth it!
We headed back to Jasper Park Lodge to meet up with the wedding party before the ceremony and headed out for a few quick shots. Some of them were less than excited to be out in the cold without coats on!
There are lots of advantages to having two photographers at your wedding, but the best one is making it so we have the opportunity to take some chances. While I was set up for the safe shots during the ceremony, Kevan was able to try a different angle on the first kiss (and got an amazing shot)!
The ballroom looked AMAZING when it was all set up and the lights were turned on.
Honourable mention goes out to Brent and Sarah, who have appeared two times on our blog this year! I met them at Emily & Aaron’s wedding in Fernie where Sarah was a bridesmaid, and it was by chance that when we sat down for dinner they were at the same table as us. Turns out Matt and Brent work together. Sarah & Brent were pretty animated on the dance floor at Emily & Aaron’s wedding, and they brought their A-game again!
Thanks Kaitlin & Matt for including us in such an awesome wedding and congratulations to you guys once again!