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Gilles & Katie | Grande Prairie Wedding Photographer | Kayla Lynn Photography

I have been really loving all the fall sessions, recently! This fall season has been the best fall of my career, with the golden leaves in full display for over a month now! Living in Grande Prairie, this is very rare. Although we booked Gilles’s and Katie’s engagement session in the second week of October, I was excited to know we’d still be getting an abundance of creamy, golden colors in their photos. We got a mixture of red berries, burnt orange leaves and creamy golden grass with a hint of sunlight in their photos. Pair this all up with this lovely, It was perfection. 

Katie was one of the bridesmaids at my cousin’s wedding a couple years ago, so I was excited to find out that they wanted to hire me as their wedding photographer! I always love it when I get to work with brides and grooms whom I already know. Shortly after receiving their wedding photography inquiry email, we hopped on a video call and they told me about all of their fun plans – They told me all about their acreage wedding they will be planning and their sweet proposal story. Through that time, we connected so well and I knew we were all going to be such a great fit! 

Gilles and Katie have such a sweet proposal story. Last January, Gilles surprised Katie with a photo session. As they went on through the photo session, that is when Gilles got down on one knee and proposed to her! Gilles put so much thought into their proposal and it was so nice knowing that it was all captured on camera, too.

Gilles and Katie, thank you for having me capture your love for each other. You two make it so easy and it’s making me extra excited for your big day! I really enjoyed every second of our time together. I can’t wait to capture more for you on your wedding day!! Enjoy some of my favorites!

Justin’s & Camille’s Bear Creek Golf Club Wedding

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I am so excited to share the Justin and Camille’s wedding!  Their special day took place at the beautiful Bear Creek Golf Club wedding venue, here in Grande Prairie. Leading up to their wedding, there was some uncertainty regarding the Covid restrictions. From the very start, Justin and Camille made it very clear that no matter what, they wanted to get married, but celebrating with their friends and family was very important to them, even if it meant celebrating later. As we came closer and closer to their wedding date, we received the good news through the provincial announcements that their wedding could happen with no restrictions –  I was instantly so incredibly happy Justin and Camille were going to have the wedding of their dreams in just a few weeks from that point!

Although rain was in the forecast on their wedding day, that didn’t stop Justin and Camille from having their ceremony and portraits captured outside. Whether they got married inside or outside, we were going to make their dreamy Kleskun Hills photos happen no matter what, with or without our clear umbrellas. As photographers, we loved that the chance of rain didn’t hinder them from getting beautiful photos outside, because from our experience, outdoor photos on any couple’s wedding, regardless of the weather is 100% worth it. Sandy hills with light golden grass filled the backdrop in their portraits, while the overcast skies added a light feel to their photos at Kleskun Hills. We loved it all!

When we walked into their reception venue, I am pretty sure we were in photographer heaven. There was beautiful custom made signage made by Camille’s sister in-law, forals filled the head table and adorable centerpieces on each table! The light colors with mauve hues brought a very romantic feel to their wedding day. The best part? The cookies from CC’s Cakery and Cookies were ADORABLE and the perfect gift for guests to eat during the wedding or take home!

Justin and Camille, thank you for trusting us to capture your wedding memories! We absolutely loved photographing every part of your very special day that you’ve been dreaming up for so long. You two are such incredible parents to your son and we loved capturing his fun personality with you, too. We hope you enjoy scrolling through your photos as much as we loved documenting them for you! Enjoy!!


We absolutely working with this creative team of vendors that made their day so amazing!


Venue – Bear Creek Golf Club

Florals – The Little Petal Co.

Hairstylist & Makeup Artist – The Headroom

Cake & Cookies – CC’s Cakery & Cookies

DJ – Flip Entertainment

Dress – Castaspella Boutique 

Rentals / Decor – Affordable Elegance


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Brodie & Shailene | Micro Wedding at Serenity Acres

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I am so excited to share with you Brodie’s and Shailene’s wedding day!  I love everything about micro weddings, as they have become a huge trend this past year, allowing for couples to truly enjoy their wedding day to the fullest –  This was especially true for Brodie and Shailene, as they celebrated a big part of their day with some of their close family members, at the beautiful Serenity Acres wedding venue, here in Grande Prairie. 

Brodie & Shailene share such a sweet story!! Although they both grew up in the same small town, their paths rarely crossed. Brodie was working bagging groceries at their local IGA and that is when Shailene first set eyes on Brodie, when she was putting the groceries through his checkout. In spring of 2014, they happened to both be working in agriculture. Then, 7 years ago to the day of their wedding is when Brodie asked Shailene to share a dance together, at the Wanham Plowing Match. Little did they know, exactly 7 years later they would be having their wedding on this very same date.

Brodie & Shailene exchanged their vows at the beautiful outdoor venue, Serenity Acres. The sun was beaming, as their guests watched this lovely couple, glowing with excitement for the start of their marriage. Towards the end of their ceremony, something magical happened. Raindrops fell from the sky as they shared one last kiss and happily walked down the aisle. They always say if it rains during your ceremony, it means it’s good luck! 

From beginning to the end, Brodie’s & Shailene’s wedding day was a dream day. The details were simple yet classic, the venue was beautiful as can be and the flowers were stunning, but that’s not what I’ll remember the most about their day. I’ll always remember their love for each other, the laughter, the happy tears and the people that got to celebrate their special day, alongside them. It was such a joy getting to tell Brodie’s & Shailene’s story through my lens.  It was also one of the days where it reminded me why I love my job so much… to capture happy, fleeting moments they will cherish for a lifetime. 

Brodie and Shailene, It was truly a pleasure being a part of your very special day, and want to thank you for having me capture your happy memories. I enjoyed every second of it. You two are one of the most down to earth couples I have ever met and I am so happy for you!! I hope you love your memories as much as I loved documenting them for you!

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Loved working with this amazing team!

Venue – Serenity Acres

Videography – Take 96

Hair & Makeup – Beauty & Blush

Marriage Commissioner – Arinder Sanun

Hair – Brittany Lynn Hair Design

Makeup – Chey Creations

Dress – Novelle Bridal 


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Nathan & Shayla | Grande Prairie Wedding Photographer | Kayla Lynn Photography

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Last month, we hosted a styled engagement session giveaway, and we couldn’t be more thrilled for Nathan and Shayla to be the winners! A styled engagement session is unlike any other engagement session… we combined the couple’s interests, their story, their favorite colors and pieced everything together to create something absolutely stunning. Rhonda with Changing Dreams To Reality created the most perfect set design, including a warm fuzzy blanket, hot cocoa with mini marshmallows and the coolest triangular arch with stunning florals from The Little Petal Co. We even included their cute puppy, Maui, in the shoot as well. Shayla and Maui wore the most perfect flower crowns with added spruce and red roses. We were so ecstatic with all the cuteness Maui brought to their shoot! 

Nathan’s and Shayla’s story started in high school when they attended the same math class. They were absolute best friends ever since. And exactly one year ago from their engagement session date, that is when Nathan proposed to Shayla at the Athabasca Falls, in Jasper. It was the most perfect way to celebrate their engagement date, November 10th, with a photo session in a mountain-like location, here in Grande Prairie. What made it personally special for me, is November 10th is my late Grandmother’s birthday whom also loved photography as much as I do. If she were still alive today, I know she would be attending their shoot with me, on her birthday.  

As I shot Nathan’s and Shayla’s engagement portraits, I couldn’t stop thinking about how perfect these two are for each other! They are both friendly, compassionate and kind.  It’s exciting to think they are getting married so soon, this summer!! As you scroll through these images, imagine taking photos in -20 weather, while trying to look natural. Nathan and Shayla braved this cold winter day, and they did so amazing!!! We feel so thankful to create and document this special time in their lives, and hope you enjoy many of our favorites!

Thank you to this wonderful creative team for making their styled engagement session so stunning! 

Planner & Rentals – Changing Dreams To Reality

Florals – The Little Petal Co.

Makeup – Makeup by Lina

Hair – Victoria Brandsma Hair

Suit Jacket – Edward’s Factory Outlet

Mittens- Magnolia & Vine by Lina


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Spencer & Casey | Grande Prairie Wedding Photographer | Kayla Lynn Photography

Getting to capture Spencer’s & Casey’s engagement photos was an absolute blast! Casey was the maid of honor at Derek’s and Traci’s wedding in 2018, so when she emailed me saying she was ENGAGED, I was excited to capture their big day! These two booked their wedding photography with me two years in advance, so you can imagine how excited I was when we booked in their engagement session!

Everything about their engagement session was so beautiful! Spencer & Casey took me out to a beautiful location filled with an abundance of trees, minutes away from where they’ll be getting married, next year! They even had The Little Petal Co. create a stunning bouquet and flower crown, matching their blush pink and burgundy outfits! I love it when my couples add in some flowers or extra props to their engagement session for some one-of-a-kind portraits! 

Something that I appreciate about Casey and Spencer is how they are not afraid to have fun in front of the camera. I’m pretty sure I was laughing the whole time! I just loved capturing all the fun and laughter! I’ll admit, as I was editing their sneak peek photos for this blog post, I couldn’t help but smile as I went through them all!

Casey and Spencer, I had the best time together at your engagement session! I loved every minute of having you two in front of the camera, and it just makes me even more excited for your 2021 wedding.  Here are a few of my favorite photos from our time together! I hope you love them as much as I do!

Florals – The Little Petal Co.

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Dreamy Winter WeddingCole + JustienGrande Prairie Wedding Photographer

We are so excited to share with you this gorgeous Grande Prairie winter wedding with you today!  Not only was this wedding an absolute joy to photograph, but it is also our very first wedding and blog of 2019!!  We couldn’t be more happier sharing these photos taken only a few days ago of our very sweet couple, Cole and Justien.  I met these two only once in person for their engagement photos, and on the wedding day they felt more than just a couple, but more like friends! These two are genuinely sweet and caring people, and I knew photographing their day was going to be so amazing!

Sometimes people ask me if I shoot winter weddings, and my answer is yes!  Although I love photographing ALL weddings, regardless of the season, winter weddings always have a special place in my heart.  I love how the sparkling snow can bring such a light and dreamy feel to wedding day portraits, making the photos pop even more! The sunset glow comes much earlier in the day (compared to 11:00pm in the summer), which means, Cole and Justien got almost ALL of their portraits during sunset hour!

What stood out to me the most was the joy and love of Cole, Justien and everyone around them, shared on their special day.  Each one of Justien’s bridesmaids were so kind, I enjoyed getting to know each and every one of them. Justien told me the morning of her wedding day that she is so lucky to have these amazing friends in her life!  Not only is Cole and Justien blessed with such amazing friends, but it is also evident they are blessed with such a loving family as well. I can see where they get their kind and caring personalities from!

Cole and Justien, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for giving us the privilege of photographing your first day as husband and wife. This day flew by quick, and we feel so honored to be chosen as the ones to document it.  We wish you all the happiness in the world, as you begin this exciting adventure, together.

Your Photographer,



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Thanks to all the amazing vendors that were a part of it!

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

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Grande PrairiePaul + LisaA Winter Wedding

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Happy Tuesday, everyone! I am beyond excited to share the newest wedding with you, and also the very first wedding of 2018 with Paul and Lisa Doucette! The perfect start to this 2018 wedding season. You may remember these two from their engagement session about a month ago in the beautiful thick snow, and now I am so excited to be sharing their beautiful wedding day!

The day started off a little chilly with beautiful morning hoar frost. As the morning went by, the sun rolled out, the perfect beginning to a beautiful winter day. We were there to capture all the special moments from Lisa’s children and grandchildren walking along the aisle, guests welcoming Paul and Lisa to both sides of the family, the laughter and the love between Paul and Lisa on their wedding day. Lisa had her three beautiful daughter’s as her bridesmaids along with her wonderful friend, Cindy. And Paul had his some of his best friends by his side, too!

Although there were so many moments that passed throughout the day, one of my favorites was Paul’s and Lisa first dance, together. It was the two of them on the dance floor, with her in her long ivroy dress and his black tuxedo. In that moment, their eyes sparkled with love. It was just the two of them. Watching them dance together, you could instantly see the love these two have for each other, as new husband and wife. Many of the guests went on to say the most sweetest speeches for Paul and Lisa. And hearing the words of loved ones from memories from the past or a welcome to each side of the family, you knew instantly how Paul and Lisa are the perfect match for each other.

I want to thank each of the vendors for making their day beautiful, including Jen with Bling out Parties for the gorgeous flowers, ceremony and reception design.  Also special thanks to my amazing second photographer, Danielle, for capturing the reception details, Paul’s getting ready photos and all the special moment in between!! Having her by my side of the day, we were able to capture all the special memories that Paul and Lisa will treasure for a lifetime.

I wish you nothing but the best for your as your newest adventure together, Paul and Lisa! It was such a pleasure being there to capture your day, and I can’t wait until you see the rest of your photos!

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Special thanks to all the amazing vendors for making their day extra special!

Florist & Event Design | Bling Out Parties 

Venue | The Pomeroy Hotel

Cake | My Sweet Source

DJ | Prairie Mobile Music

Makeup | Sasha Bradshaw Makeup Artist

Hair | Fabulocks

Dress | Castaspella

Tuxedos | Milano for Men