Grande PrairieDerek + TraciRainy Wedding Day

This past Friday, I had the pleasure capturing Derek’s and Traci’s wedding day, near Spirit River. While getting to know Derek and Traci a bit more, during their engagement session, this past June, these two have such a fun and friendly spirit. This caused me to be extra excited to capture their big day!

Honestly there was so many precious moments on their special day, I could not tell you which moment I loved most!! I was just so happy to be there to capture it all from these two sharing their first look, the tears, the look in each other’s eyes during their wedding ceremony, taking pictures in the rain… I loved it all. The first look was amazing. Derek’s reaction the moment he saw his bride was priceless, and was out of words for how beautiful Traci was! It was such a beautiful moment shared between the two of them together. 

Heavy rain was in the forecast for their wedding day, but that didn’t stop Derek and Traci from enjoying celebrating this time together with their family and friends! Rain or shine, these two were choosing to have an outdoor ceremony in front of the beautiful pond on Derek’s parent’s acreage. After raining the entire morning, luckily the rain stopped just on time for their wedding ceremony – It couldn’t have been more perfect timing than that! Even better, the rain held off for their family portraits, too! We did, however, have rain for Derek’s and Traci’s bride and groom portraits, however I LOVE how these two were up for some photos of them together, despite the rain. It even gave us the excuse to bring out the clear umbrellas for their bride and groom photos, too! With this adorable couple under a clear umbrella to keep them a bit dry, these romantic photos turned out to be some of my favorites from their entire wedding day! It was such a joy capturing the love between Derek and Traci, and taking advantage of the cloudy skies and sprinkles of rain to create images they will cherish for the rest of their lives as husband and wife.

Derek and Traci, what a joy it was to capture the laugh, the tears and your love for one another throughout the whole day. My job as a photographer is the best, and it’s all because of amazing couples, like you!! Thank you for being so amazing. Congrats you two!

Kayla