Category archives: Weddings

Clarkson Hall Wedding VenueKyle & NicoleGrande Prairie Wedding

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These summer weddings are known to be hot, but I’m loving every minute of it! Kyle’s and Nicole’s wedding day was no exception. It was a beautiful, warm summer day, at the Clarkson Hall wedding venue, near Grande Prairie. The light beamed through the enchanting spruce trees for their simplistic woodland themed wedding, producing the most magical images, full of glow! This will forever be one of my favorite place to capture weddings in the Grande Prairie area. I am so happy with all the gorgeous portraits we captured for Kyle and Nicole!!!

It was an absolute joy to be with Kyle & Nicole on their wedding day! Everything went perfectly as planned. The day started with Nicole’s mom helping her put on her dress, and lastly that morning, sharing a first look with all of her bridesmaids sanding on the stair steps. As Nicole walked out of the getting ready room, the reactions of her bridesmaids were priceless. Nicole’s sister, Kara, quickly walked down the stairs to give her a hug! Both Bread & Wine Films and I captured this special moment, and it was such an honor to witness this memory, the morning of their wedding day!

A lot of work goes into the wedding day, and I can’t thank all the family, friends and vendors enough for making their day memorable! The wedding planner who I adore, Rhonda and her team with Changing Dreams to Reality, really brought an elegant feel to their wedding day with all their decor and planning expertise! The ceremony and reception venue was FULL of greenery. I especially loved the simple, yet elegant white decor that was displayed. Growers Direct created bouquets that will forever be my favorite, full of greens such as eucalyptus and white roses! And lastly, Carmen’s CraZ Cakes made a beautiful sumptuous cake full of fresh flowers and greenery. I wanted to eat it, but we left it for the guests to enjoy! 

Kyle and Nicole, you two are such an incredible couple. Your committed love for one another was shining so brightly throughout your entire wedding day. We couldn’t be more excited for both of you! Thank you so much for choosing us to be the ones to document all of these special memories for you! Enjoy!!!

Ps. We got to work with Bread & Wine Films! I attached the sneak peek trailer below!

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Thank you to all the wonderful vendors who made their day amazing!

Wedding Planner – Changing Dreams To Reality

Venue – Clarkson Hall

Videography –  Bread & Wine Films

Florals – Grower Direct (Grande Prairie)

Cake – Carmen’s CraZ Cakes

Rentals – Changing Dreams To Reality

Makeup – Shelby

Bridemaids Dresses – Castaspella Boutique

Hair – Haircraft Eufora Concept

DJ – Rocket Mobile Music 

Catering – Clarkson Hall

Bride’s Dress – Bowties Bridal in Las Vegas

Sutis – Moores

Treats – Mint To Be from Etsy

 

Spirit River WeddingJD & MeganAlberta Wedding Photographer

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Seeing my cousin, Megan, get married this weekend was truly a joy. A day I will always remember. If you have been following me for a while, you may recognize these two from their engagement session in Newfoundland, last fall! I got to spend time with them for a week taking their photos, exploring some of the most beautiful locations on the east coast. But most importantly, I got to know JD and my cousin Megan more as a couple. The more I got to know them, the more I knew how perfect they are for each other! Through our time spent together, I noticed how much joy they bring to each other. They both love board games (my favorite), cuddling their cats, exploring together and always enjoying the simple things in life.

They got married on Megan’s parent’s acreage and couldn’t have been more spectacular. It was extra special because my auntie Corinne and Uncle Blain got married on the same property, many years ago. The weather was perfect and these two were so full of excitement and joy! I remember visiting my cousin Megan so many times as a kid, building forts in their yard, multiple family gatherings during Christmas time and so much more. This time, it was her wedding day and I couldn’t be more thrilled to spend this day alongside of them, as a photographer, cousin and friend. 

JD and Megan, I am so incredibly happy for you two. When I look at these photos, I see a couple so full of life, love and joy. It was evident that you two truly enjoyed your day to the fullest and it was an honor for being chosen to capture it all. Congratulations to the two of you, and welcome to the family, JD!!!

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Thank you to the amazing vendors who made their day extra amazing!

FloralsThe Little Petal Co.

MakeupMakeup by Lina

Dress – Images In White

Bridal Dresses – Calista’s Career and Bridal Wear

Suits – Moores

I am booking 2019 & 2020 weddings & engagements! Contact me now to set up a session or to see if I am available on your wedding date!

 

Grande Cache WeddingAmanda & CorwinGrande Cache Wedding Photographer

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One of my favorite things about being a wedding photographer is having the opportunity to travel to such gorgeous locations for my couples’ wedding day!  I have photographed couples in various parts of Canada, but Grande Cache is definitely one of my favorite places to be! Corwin and Amanda got married at a beautiful venue in Grande Cache, overlooking the pretty mountain views and thick clouds surrounding them.  It was such a dream! 

One of the things that I noticed about Corwin and Amanda is how loved they are by their friends and family, many of which flew all across Canada for their special day!  You could tell how excited their guests were to celebrate this exciting day alongside of them. Hearing the speeches nearly brought tears to my eyes, I could feel all the emotions listening to it all.   Hearing Corwin’s son, Josh’s, speech was hilarious while Amanda’s dad’s speech nearly made me tear up. Being there to photograph these sweet memories was such a treat! 

As soon as I walked into their reception, I was amazed how everything looked so beautiful!  There was an amazing handmade floral arch and centerpieces made by Amanda’s mom and aunt, white fabrics draped across the ceiling and delicate details on each table.  So many hours and hard work went into the planning and preparation of this day. All the details were to die for! 

Although their day was mostly filled with rain, that didn’t stop Amanda and Corwin from enjoying their special day!  During their reception, we drove golf carts out to a gorgeous location overlooking the mountain views. The rain had stopped.  The air felt fresh, while the atmosphere felt peaceful. It was the perfect way to end the night with their bridal party, then lastly, just the two of them together.  As we were wrapping up the final bride and groom portraits, light rain drops began to fall from the sky. Amanda and Corwin sheltered themselves in their golf cart, as they drove back to celebrate the rest of the evening with their guests!  

At the end of the night, Corwin and Amanda played a slideshow they created for grandparent’s 50th anniversary.  This slideshow displayed their inspiration of the love their grandparents have for each other – A love they strive for their own relationship, together! 

Amanda & Corwin, thank you so much for having us to be a part of your special day!  It was such an honor capturing it all! We are so excited to finally share some of your wedding day photos.  We hope you love your memories as much as we loved documenting them for you!

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Thank you to all the amazing vendors who made Corwin’s & Amanda’s wedding day amazing!

Venue – Grande Cache Golf & Country Club

Hair – Insignia Salon & Spa

Florals – Amanda’s mom & aunt

Cake – Bite Me Baked Goods

Bride’s Dress – Bridals By Al-Mor

Bridesmaids Dress – Bill Levkoff Bridesmaid Dresses

Suits – Moores 

Favors – Seed Bombs from PetalstoPulp on Etsy

Catering – The Ridge Restaurant

DJ – Prime Entertainment & DJ Service

 

I am booking 2019 & 2020 weddings & engagements! Contact me now to set up a session or to see if I am available on your wedding date!

Grande Prairie Wedding PlannerTop 5 Reasons Why You Need A Wedding PlannerWedding Tips

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Hello! I am Rhonda, the owner of Changing Dreams to Reality, and I love all things related to weddings. Being a wedding planner was one of my dreams for many years, and now turning it into a reality has been a dream come true. I absolutely love meeting new people and working with brides to make their wedding day a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I first worked with Kayla from Kayla Lynn photography, three years ago while helping a friend with her daughter’s wedding. Since then, Kayla and I have worked together on some of the most amazing weddings and some very exciting projects.

There are so many things to think about when it comes to planning your wedding day. This may include choosing your vendors, the wedding day timeline and choosing your decor. Trying to plan all these things without a planner can feel overwhelming. My job as a planner is to guide couples, while also ensuring that every single detail leads to a perfect day! Things like table décor placement, head table placement and lighting are all part of my job as a planner. Just hearing “ Thank you, I wouldn’t have changed a thing about my day” is what makes my job worthwhile. If you are considering hiring a wedding planner for your big day, here are my top five reasons why I feel it is beneficial.

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  1. Saves Time and Stress – Planning a wedding consumes so much time, especially with work and  life in general. This season in your life is to enjoy being engaged and to not having to stress over every little detail.  A planner knows what needs to be done and the timeline to do it in. The fact that you don’t need to figure out all the details on your own will save you so much time and stress.

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2. Keep you on Budget- Hiring a wedding planner may seem counterintuitive, however it will actually help you save money in the long run. A planner will work with you and figure out what is most important to you. They also know how to help you cut out the things that aren’t priority. Small decisions can add up to big savings. Wedding planners are familiar with costs in your area and vendors to help you stay within your budget.

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3. Knowledge Base – In most cases this will be your first time planning a wedding. Your wedding planner will have an extensive knowledge base of vendors, industry experts, wedding etiquette and venues. They have planned and executed many weddings, and know what it takes to bring your wedding dreams to reality.

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4. Mediator – A wedding planner/coordinator can act as a mediator in any situation that may arise. They understand that it is impossible to please everyone all the time, especially when it comes to planning a wedding. A wedding planner is a neutral individual whom is safe to direct all questions, family members, vendors and guests to. It is much easier to just say, “Go ask my wedding planner.” and avoid any sticky situations with family or in laws.

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5. Handle Crisis – When issues arise, they will be handled quickly and with care by your wedding planner. You may not even be aware the crisis happened. For this reason alone, a wedding planner is worth their weight in gold.

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I really hope you enjoyed my top five reasons why it is so important to hire a planner for your special day. If you found this blog post helpful and are considering hiring a planner, please feel free to reach me through email at changingdreamstoreality@gmail.com or message me on my Facebook Page to inquire. Let’s go for coffee and let’s bring your wedding dreams to reality!

What To Do With Your Wedding Photos

Waiting for your wedding photos are undoubtedly filled with anticipation. As your email inbox reads “Your photos are ready!”,  you are instantly excited to view all your wedding photos! Your photographer sends you a gallery full of BEAUTIFUL photos from your special day… everything from your wedding ceremony, the speeches, the dances and all the special memories in between. In this moment, seeing your images for the first time, is filled with so much excitement. You then go on sharing these photos with your closest family and friends. You save them on your phone, and even use one of them as a screensaver! Weeks, months  and sometimes even YEARS pass by, and not a single (or very few) photos have been printed. Life gets busy. While there is nothing wrong with storing your photos online or on a USB, your images deserve more than that. You invested thousands into these precious memories. They deserve to be printed, displayed in your own home. Give them as gifts or let your vision come to life!

Sometimes it’s easy to lose the motivation to print your own photos because there are simply SO many options when it comes to displaying them in your home. It can feel simply overwhelming. The main goal of this blog post is to educate couples which photo products create the most IMPACT! Instead of feeling overwhelmed and thinking about ALL the possibilities, let’s think of products every couple needs after their wedding day! Here are some ways you can starts displaying and printing your wedding photos:

1.Print a Large Canvas!

Printing a large canvas will undoubtedly, create the most impact in your home. What is the one image from your wedding day you can’t live without? Get it printed!  Your photo will create a great first impression when guests first walk into your home. Make sure to display your canvas in a visible area to maximize its impact. Maybe it’s in your entrance, the wall beside your kitchen table or above the couch in your living room. Since you are going to want to create a great first impression, I recommend printing your canvas in 24×36 or 18×24! Not only will this large canvas decorate your wall beautifully, but 24×36 or 18×24 is also a very common framing size. Micheal’s has a great collection of frames to add to your canvas and put everything together for a very small fee.

If one large canvas is not enough, you can also make a photo collage around that ONE photo you absolutely love!

2.Decorate your Side Tables

As much as I believe EVERY home should have at LEAST one very large canvas displayed on the wall, use your wedding photos as an opportunity to decorate your side tables. These photos don’t create the same “wow” effect as your large canvas, but it is mostly used to decorate the smaller areas of your home. Think of five photos you absolutely love, and get them printed! I recommend the sizes 5×7 or 8×10 for these smaller decorative framed prints. Use them to decorate your nightstand beside your bed, the side tables beside your couch, or even in your bathroom. Again, Michael’s has a very large selection of 5×7 and 8×10 frames to choose from, so you can choose a frame that fits the aesthetic of your home.

3. Get a High Quality Custom Photo Album

As a photographer, I believe that couples should make their photography and wedding album a top priority.  After the big day is over, you will leave your reception with a spouse and your pictures…. that’s it! All of that planning and preparation is over in a matter of hours!  So if you’re choosing to invest in high quality photography, those images deserve a classy, elegant home after the wedding. Many professional wedding photographers will help you with the designing process. I offer high end, leather bound Albums for my wedding clients.  The images are printed straight onto thick pages and the covers are wrapped with top grain leather. This is the perfect ending to The Wedding Experience and it’s a keepsake that you will be showing your children and grandchildren one day. A lot of my couples pre-purchase a wedding album, so that they can leave the designing process up to me! If you want to see what our beautiful high quality wedding albums look like, please feel free to visit the blog post HERE!

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4. Gift Your Wedding Photos!

There is no better way than to gift your wedding photos to your closest family members. Most couples gift a parents album to their grandparents and parents! Parent albums come in the sizes 6×6 or 8×8, and make the most perfect gift! The best part is since parent albums will normally come in the EXACT same layout as your own wedding album, some photographers are able to provide special discount when you order more than one parent album.

5. Make Thank You Cards!

Whether your wedding day was small & intimate or you had lots of guests that came along to celebrate this special day with the two of you, sending a thank you card is the best way to show your appreciation and love for them! Pick 1-3 of your favorite wedding photos and write a sweet message to go along with it. Also, your guests will LOVE having your card displayed on their fridge!

I hope this blog post has been helpful to you as you begin to print your wedding photos! If I have photographed YOUR wedding day and you would still like to get some products printed, I offer a collection of prints, canvas and high quality leather albums. Just let me know, and we can start discussing on how we can create beautiful art in your home!

TuscanyItalian Inspired WeddingDestination Wedding Photographer

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This Tuscany wedding inspired shoot was absolutely breathtaking. The light colored brick, a path to walk on, rich greenery and amazing architecture brought a very light and airy feel to the images. This unique location is located here in Alberta, however for anyone wanting to book a photographer for their Italian wedding (or any destination really!), I am always up for travel to amazing wedding destinations like this! If you have been following me for a while, you may also notice that this Tuscany wedding inspired shoot is also featured in my new promo video with Bread & Wine Films! If you haven’t seen the video yet, I have linked it below this blog post for you to view!

We did a full combination of photos in front of this beautiful Tuscany building, on a balcony with the appearance of a castle (my favorite), as well as some indoor getting ready and detail photos. The bouquet made by the Enchanting Bouquet was full of lush greenery, paired with light pink berries and blush roses. I especially loved including The Enchanting Bouquet flowers in the bridal details, displayed next to an elegant stationery design by 24th Ave Designs. These wedding vendors are so incredibly gifted at what they do. One of the reasons why it is so important for me to capture a bride’s details, is so I can curate the images in her own wedding album! Not only that, but as a photographer, I understand how special it is to have all of the details that she spent so much time thinking about, captured.

Enjoy scrolling through the photos!

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The Wedding Experience

 

Special thanks to all the amazing vendors who were a part of these one-of-a-kind Tuscany inspired wedding shoot!

Floral Design – The Enchanting Bouquet

Videographer – Bread & Wine Films

Stationary – 24th Ave Designs

Makeup – Makeup By Lina

Hair – Victoria Brandma Hair (from Salon West)

Men’s Suit – Edward’s Factory Outlet

Shoes – Badgley Mischka Shoes

Styled Elopement in AlbertaRex + JadeKleskun Hills Grande Prairie

Rex and Jade’s romantic styled elopement has been recently published on Knots Villa Weddings, and we couldn’t be more excited for this feature! So many amazing vendors came together and brought this beautiful vision to life. Not only did these two receive gorgeous photos captured with just the two of them together, Bread & Wine Films captured their story perfectly, too! You can watch their elopement video attached to this blog!

This gorgeous styled elopement took place in the badlands at Kleskun Hills, Located in Alberta. Kleskun Hills is the perfect spot for an intimate elopement with sandy hills and beautiful light. The inspiration was based using blush pink tones with a hint of lavendar. Bling Out Parties created the most stunning cascading bouquet, while also providing a garland for the table mixed with succulents, lavender and greenery. Every detail chosen for this shoot all fell together beautifully. The antique blush pink couch was so elegant paired up with a beautiful couple and gown from Castaspella Boutique. The dress included long tulle and lace, it was such a dream to photograph. The cake featured on the sweets table was full of white and blush pink flowers. I especially loved the unique gold chairs and decor featured on the sweetheart table – A fresh garland, gold candle sticks and light chiffon fabric. All these details led to the perfect elegant styled elopement.

Scroll down below to view some of my favorites! The details put together by all the vendors is something you’ve never seen before. Absolutely breathtaking. Special thanks to all the lovely vendors involved. We couldn’t have brought this vision to life without you!

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Video made by Bread & Wine Films!

 

All the lovely vendors that made this styled elopement possible!

Photography – Kayla Lynn Photography

Videography – Bread & Wine Films

Floral Design – Bling Out Parties

Rentals – Farm House Vintage Rentals 

Invites – 24th Ave Designs

Hair  – Victoria Brandsma Hair  (Salon West)

Makeup – Makeup by Lina

Rings – Janina’s Jewellers

Cake – Carmen’s CraZ Cakes

Shoes – Badgley Mischka

Dress – Castaspella Boutique 

Fairview WeddingKarl + KatelynVictorian House Wedding

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It was such a joy capturing Karl’s and Katelyn’s gorgeous vow renewal,  here in Canada, this past weekend. This adorable couple in love got married in England, exactly one year ago, so having a vow renewal was the perfect way to celebrate with those who didn’t make it on their wedding day!

Karl and Katelyn originally choose to have their vow renewal in Chicago. However due to unforeseen circumstances, it was not possible to have their wedding there. As a result, they choose to have their wedding, here in Canada, instead. In only one week, they found the most perfect venue, hired a photographer and planned all the details from centerpieces, flowers, chairs, tables, linens and extra cute decorative items. When I saw all the details that went into the planning of their wedding day, I could hardly believe all of this was planned in only ONE week!!

The venue was one of the most beautiful venues I have ever photographed at, located at a bed and breakfast in Fairview. The beautiful property included lots of trees, a white modern barn and a yellow victorian house (my favorite). Not to mention, the interior of the house was a dream to photograph their getting ready portraits. This included white walls, a crystal chandelier, gorgeous light and an emerald green couch. I also LOVED Katelyn’s wedding dress with polka dot patterns and light fabric flowing effortlessly in the wind.

Karl and Katelyn, thank you so much for trusting me in capturing your vow renewal. I was so happy to have been available on your special day and capturing the special moments that mean most to you. It was amazing. And for only meeting you two once, I could tell how perfect you two are for each other. You two are such a fun and sweet couple!! I wish you two all the happiness in the world as you continue and begin this exciting journey!

Your photographer,

Kayla

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Recently engaged and needing some beautiful photos captured on your wedding day? I’d love to work with you! Contact me now to set up a session or to see if I am available on your wedding date!

I’m currently booking weddings and engagement for 2019 and 2020!

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Wedding AlbumsCustom Wedding AlbumsAlberta Wedding Photographer

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I loved designing this beautiful high quality wedding album from Mark’s and Janaya’s wedding day, and I couldn’t be more happy on how it turned out! With each photo printed on smooth thick spreads and wrapped in top grain leather, these albums are the most special keepsake for any couples wedding day!

After the wedding day is over, I most often find that putting together a wedding album is hard for most couples. It takes a creative eye, patience and being able to curate the images in a beautiful and meaningful way. And most often, attempting to create an album with so many things on the go isn’t always possible. I realize most times couples need someone who will take care of everything, so that they don’t have to worry about a thing when it comes to creating and designing their own wedding album. Which is why I offer the whole wedding album experience for my couples, so they can leave the album designing and creating process up to me!

Wedding albums are amazing because they tell your story as a couple in a beautiful tangible way. So that one day they will be left as a special keepsake to show your children and grandchildren one day!

These wedding albums are so gorgeous!! The leather is SO soft in texture, and smells good too!

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The pages are super thick and are SO smooth! I have never felt an album so smooth with the thickest pages in my entire life!

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These albums are made from the highest quality material. The leather is absolutely stunning and have smooth modern edges in each corner.

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Each wedding album comes with your favorite custom photo from your wedding day on the front of the page.

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Each page has a smooth matt feel. It feels great holding these albums and feeling the smooth texture as you flip each custom page!

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The colors are vibrant and print beautifully!

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I really love everything about this album!! It is so special to be offering this service and one of a kind product to my couples!

Recently engaged and needing some beautiful photos captured on your wedding day? I’d love to work with you! Contact me now to set up a session or to see if I am available on your wedding date!

I’m currently booking weddings and engagement for 2019 and 2020!

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Lake Minnewanka BanffJames + Shauna2 Year Anniversary Photos

cute couple taking engagement photos with photographer wedding in banff and jasper at lake minnewankaFor those who have been asking me recently if I travel outside of Grande Prairie to do wedding, elopement or couple photos, my answer is YES! Some of those places include Jasper, Banff, the West Coast or even outside of Canada too! When Shauna and James were open to doing their anniversary photos in Banff, I was so excited to capture these photos for them! Clear blue water, fresh mountain air, light colored rocks and a gorgeous mountain backdrop, I knew this was going to make for some magazine worthy images. Jame’s navy blue suit, Shauna’s long blush pink chiffon dress and Wild Magnolia Floral’s gorgeous bouquet added a romantic, dreamy and elegant feel. James and Shauna love to hike in the mountains, so I knew they were going to LOVE having their photos taken in Banff, too!

I always find it amazing that the mountains live just a short distance away from Grande Prairie, while people from all across the world come to visit this beautiful place on earth, here in Alberta. The views are truly beautiful. We captured James and Shauna’s anniversary photos at Lake Minnewanka in Banff, and I am so glad we did! There is so much to explore, and everywhere you turn, there is always something new to discover. I could take photos there again, and the images would still have a new, fresh feel.

As much as my heart was overjoyed by the beautiful scenery in their photos, the part I love most was capturing real love and true joy between this couple since their wedding two years ago. It was refreshing capturing their love for adventure, while letting their personalities shine through these images. Thank you for the fun adventure, James & Shauna! Happy 2nd anniversary!

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Thanks to the vendors who made these photos beautiful!

Floral Design – Wild Magnolia Floral

Planning & Coordination – Changing Dreams to Reality

Suit – Edward’s Factory Outlet

Recently engaged and needing some beautiful photos captured? I’d love to work with you! Contact me now to set up a session or to see if I am available on your wedding date!

I’m currently booking weddings and engagement for 2019 and 2020!

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