A gorgeous styled bridal session out at the Old Stone House just outside of Edmonton, Alberta!Read More
These two. THESE TWO!!! I'm not sure I've ever photographed a couple that were so laid back yet so energetic and up for anything! It was chilly but Jessica and Jerry were so excited to have us start the day with photos in the gorgeous place that Jessica runs most mornings. What a gem hidden in our city!! She was also excited to do a few photos in the playground near her house where she "plays" (aka does pull-ups like a boss) after her workouts. This couple laughs LARGE and, from all the people there to support them on their wedding day, love even larger <3 Thank you, Jessica and Jerry, for inviting me into this incredible day in your lives. It was such an honor. You two are the reason I love my job so very much <3
Have a look at a few of my favorites from Jessica and Jerry's wedding day and, if you're looking for someone to capture YOUR love, shoot me an email via my contact form or at email@example.com!
You can also check out more of my weddings here!
Edmonton Photography. Aeris Photography.
I've known Nathanael for just over 10 years - we met through my brother-in-law and became friends. In recent years, he's been the tech wizard who's helped with my websites, invested his time and energy solving some of my electronic woes while I stress-cry in a corner and is generally just a calming online presence when I have no idea what I'm doing in computer-land (who am I kidding...actually it's been ever since I met him ;) ). We hadn't seen each other in person in quite some time when I got a text telling me that Nathanael had met someone and had proposed!! Melissa lived out of town in Athabasca and it never quite worked for us to all get together prior to their wedding so I was really curious and excited to meet her on their wedding day. The woman is lovely. As soon as I met her it made sense why they had clicked and why Nathanael had chosen her to spend his life with. She is beautiful and radiant. Good snag, Sir! They got married at the Meadowlands Baptist Church in South Edmonton and then we headed out to the Devonian Gardens for a few hours a photos and had a great time.
Congrats, Nathanael and Melissa! I am honored to have been there at your wedding both as a friend as your photographer. I hope you treasure this day as the beginning of a lifetime together <3
I recently messaged Najla, the owner and editor of Blush Magazine and asked if she'd allow me to photograph her for my "things that rock my world" blog series. She obliged and I was stoked!! What a cool opportunity to meet with another small business owner, entrepreneur and dreamer! Blush, local to Alberta, features gorgeous Real-Life weddings, styled inspirational bridals with stunning details, and highlights hundreds of the best wedding vendors Alberta has to offer (See that gorgeous magazine cover below? It was shot by local photographer Jill Coursen! The bouquet? Tickled Floral! The gown? From Delica Bridal! Local awesome hardworking lady folk!). During the shoot Najla shared a bit of her journey to get her vision for Blush Magazine off the ground and then, once it had come to fruition, how hard she worked (for YEARS!!) to get it into mainstream stores. Blush is now published bi-annually and is stocked in Chapters and Indigo stores throughout Alberta. Be sure to check out Blush magazine next time you're wandering the aisles of those stores as well as the creative content that fill its pages!
Props to Jack'd Up Beauty Boutique for Najla's beautiful hair and makeup!
Noticed that gorgeous backdrop behind Najla? It's from the genius mind of The Paper Wedding by Carmen (Yes, it's made completely of paper!). She does work for tons of weddings and events so be sure to check out her work, too!
Know what else rocks my world? Check it out:
YEG Wed/POP Jukebox (A wedding blogger AND a killer DJ?? What?!!)
Eliasz and Ella (Banging bracelets and more from right here in Edmonton)
Beautygram (Don't send flowers! Send a Beautygram!!)
Lottie Da Designs (No joke - the most stunning bridal jewelry you have EVER seen)
Dani Press (Greeting Cards for this decade. Dani is da bomb.)
Last week I posted the first of 3 bundled-up styled winter bridal looks with Colleen and Perry, an incredible couple who dressed back up in their bridal wear for a chilly winter shoot. Part one featured a cranberry cardigan that popped so beautifully against the snow, along with a grey scarf, mittens and a cozy camping blanket (LOVE!! - Check out the post here!). Scroll down to see the last two looks: A turquoise cardigan with a dried lavender bouquet and, my favorite, a chunky knit mustard yellow infinity scarf! A great thing about any of these looks is that your groom can simply pop on a dark peacoat and look dapper with any of these styles!
Love. It. All.
Aeris Photography. Edmonton. I've been so excited to photograph couples in love to commemorate Valentine's Day in Edmonton and had a fabulous time capturing this gorgeous couple. Melissa and Matt have been trying to set up a shoot with me for a while now and we ended up with the perfect day and the perfect weather. They are a couple who smile easily and laugh heartily - you can't get a more wonderful combination!
Check out a few of my favorite photos from our time together. If you're interested in getting some new photos of you and YOUR love, I'm currently offering mini couple's sessions! Until the end of February you can get a 30 minute session at a location of your choice with 10 high-res digital images for only $200 +gst. Shoot me an email here if you'd like to set something up!
I adore weddings and love networking so I jumped on the chance to meet up with and photograph the lovely Stacey from YEG Wed. Stacey is an Edmonton wedding blogger who is extremely passionate about showing brides-to-be that they can have the wedding of their dreams right here in Edmonton. She makes a point of blogging about the best that Edmonton has to offer from photographers, venues, makeup artists, hairstylists...the list goes on! It was great to chat with Stacey over coffee about her love and drive for her businesses in this crazy industry that we both love so much. Kudos to her for working hard to make her businesses successful. It ain't easy but it sure is awesome and that pretty much rocks my world :) Stacey also rocks it as an incredible DJ with her company POP Jukebox - Check out her DJ site here if you're looking for someone to rock it at your wedding!)
I love photographing hard working entrepreneurs but, sure enough, my main passion is photographing weddings. Check out more of my wedding work here and then shoot me an email if you're looking for someone to capture YOUR love!
Want to see what else rocks my world? Check it out here :)
bryanna and kory got married. second shooting for starseed photography. edmonton destination wedding photography in the dominican republic. /
I was THRILLED to be able to second shoot for my awesome photografriend, Sarah from Starseed Photography, when she asked me to join her for a wedding in the Dominican Republic! What an incredible opportunity!!! Bryanna, Kory and all of their friends and family were so warm and welcoming during the week we spent in Punta Cana and the weather was unbelievable (albeit INSANELY hot on the actual wedding day...this group was a bunch of troopers!). I can't say it enough: I love my job.
Check out some of my favorite shots from the day and be sure to head on over to Starseed Photography to check out her awesomeness as well <3
*Edmonton Destination Wedding Photography in the Dominican Republic
The last two years I've pulled together a personal project: a shoot where I invite my beautiful friends, old and new, to get together to hang out, celebrate our friendship and for the making of my own memories. These women love me, encourage me, believe in me and invest in me in spite of my mistakes and shortcomings. They love me through it all and that's pretty ridiculously special. It's pretty tricky to organize a lot of women to get together all at once so there are definitely a few friends who are missing from these photos. To them and to the women below: Thanks. Your friendship fills my heart and feeds my soul. I love you.
Meet my peeps:
Katie. A friend for about 9 years whom I met through a church small group. She's a believer in quality time and sharing the real stuff of life.
Linnette. I've known her for about 10 years through my church (she's my pastor's wife) and, slowly but surely, I've learned to open my heart to a space where I can be myself (vulnerable and a bit stubborn). Linnette loves pretty big and has nurtured our relationship through grace and immense kindness.
Cassidy. Cassidy's is Linnette's daughter so I've know her for about the same amount of time. She's grown into a beautiful, generous, kind and softspoken woman and is a delight to have in my life.
Cassie. Another friend through church whom I've gotten to know better over the last 3 or 4 years. Cassie is constant and consistent. She is soft, vulnerable, an encourager and a delight to know.
Christina. A local photographer whom I met while she was photographing a friend's gorgeous mountain wedding in BC last December. She's become a dear friend, a supportive work colleague and a recent workout buddy <3
Janelle. I've know Janelle since birth (or pretty close to it). We were both country kids (where a 15 minute drive to each other's house is considered "close"). Our parents hung out together so our friendship has had a lot of years to grow. This girl is made of the REAL good stuff :)
Kim. A great friend from church who I get a renewed, rich appreciation for everytime we hang out. She is strong, loyal and incredible.
Denise. She was a bit older than me growing up but we end up really connecting in the years post-graduation. I love this former-roomie's heart and contagious laugh. She's pretty great :)
Claire. This amazing woman introduced me to the love of my life, my husband, Noel. And then she proceeds to love me through the gritty stuff of life. I've probably cried with each of these friends but no doubt Claire has seen a majority of those tears (FYI crying is my go-to response for amazing, happy things, too. Any emotion I have comes out first and foremost through my eyeballs). Love. This. Lady.
Lee-Ann. I met Lee-Ann about 5 or 6 years ago when we both worked at a local daycare together. Work-friendship slowly seeped outside the daycare walls and I'm so glad it did! Lee blessed me, too, by hiring me to photograph her wedding last year! Sweetest girl I know, no joke.
Alora. If you follow my Aeris work at all you've no doubt seen me brag about this girl on many occassions. We met 3 years ago through photography (check out her work here!) and although our work has kept us connected we've developed a friendship that has transcended into something pretty real and pretty awesome.
My girls, my peeps.
Shout out to Katie's husband, Dennis, for manning the tripod for these group shots!
I did a girlfriend shoot last year, too! You can check it out here if you're interested :)
I'm just wrapping up another year of business and I have to say that every year I've grown. A lot. I'm ready to spread the love and share the in's and out's of what I've learned in my journey thus far so I'm now opening spots to my first Edmonton wedding photography workshop!
This workshop will cover:
-Light. Using natural light as well as on and off-camera flash (and when I use each one).
-Settings. How I achieve the looks I want.
-Posing. From individual portraits to posing a group and everything in between. We'll also have a styled couple there to practice with!
-How to shoot in numerous wedding situations. Getting ready, details, ceremonies, family photos, Formals and bride/groom portraits, receptions, etc.
-How to shoot in in the best light and the absolute worst.
-Business. What I've learned about style, branding, editing, consistency and vision.
-Contracts. What you need to know.
-Client Care. What I've learned about booking awesome clients and keeping them happy.
Workshop date is Sunday, February 22, 2015
Time: 10 am until you feel like you've got a handle of what you've learned!
Where: Woodvale Community Facility (4540 50 St. Edmonton)
Cost is $350 + gst. Lunch, snacks, tea and coffee are included.
A 50% retainer is due to book your spot. The remaining 50% is due one week prior to the workshop.
Shoot me an email if you want in and we'll make it happen! Can't wait to see you there!
Ashley and Brad were married a few weeks ago and it was amazing! I'm pretty sure we claimed the last gorgeous day of the year which was the perfect compliment to the stunning bride, hilarious wedding party, beautiful flowers and pops of purple everywhere. Thanks, Brad and Ashley, for inviting me into such an incredible day <3 <3 Have a peek at some of my favorites from our time together. You can check out Ashley and Brad's engagement session from last year here and feel free to check out more of my wedding work here!
Edmonton Wedding Photography
I had the incredible honor and privilege of photographing Lisa and Johnathan's wedding a few weeks ago. I was contacted by them after being referred by one of my previous couple's, Rachel and Connor, whose wedding I photographed last summer (check it out here!), and connected with Lisa and John the moment we met - they both are so sweet, open and are so romantically head-over-heels for each other. It was beautiful to witness. Love like this changes people, including those of use fortunate enough to see it in action. Have a look at just a few of my favorites from their wedding day. Should you feel so inclined, grab a coffee and check out more of my work here, too :)
Edmonton Wedding Photographers
I am IN LOVE with this wedding!! Erin and Martijn are the cutest, sweetest, most easy-going and quick-to-laugh couple that I've photographed. A few things stood out to me at their wedding: 1. Erin's love for her Dad. They literally RAN towards each other when they had a father/daughter "first look".
2. Erin and her Dad laughing. After their tearful first look that included tight hugs, the little hook at the top of Erin's dress broke. And they laughed. Love it.
3. The laughter that occurred when a dragonfly landed right on Erin's head at the beginning of the ceremony (check out the Officiant - her response was awesome).
4. The dutch-i-ness of this Dutch couple. Klompen, anyone?
Makeup by Mookie Salinas Makeup Artist.
Reception linens and setup by Accentuate Weddings and Design.
Ok. This one is a wee bit more personal than a lot of my previous weddings. A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to photograph my uncle as he married the love of his life, Angela. He has been waiting, patiently, for someone to share his life with and he found her. Amazing. Ken, my dad's youngest brother, has been close to my immediate family for as long as I can remember. Birthdays, holidays, random get-togethers - He's made it a priority to be with our family to celebrate so many things. Currently an audio-visual mastermind who writes, produces, lights and edits movies, tv shows, commercials and educational videos (the list goes on - check out his site here), Ken also used to work a bit more in photography. When I bought my first camera he was thrilled! He has encouraged me and challenged me. He even gave me my first paid gig before I had any clue what I was doing (I believe the image ended up on a billboard in Grande Prairie??)! So, yes, I was honored on many levels when he asked me to photograph such an incredible moment in his life. I flew out to Ontario (SO BEAUTIFUL!!) to a little town called Belleville and had an incredible time celebrating LOVE!
Ken, I love you. Angela, I love you, too. Welcome to our crazy family.
Things That Rock My World is a blog series I started doing to promote and raise awareness of individuals, businesses and/or products that, well, rock my world. As I plug away trying to keep growing in my own business I'm especially drawn to powerhouse business women - women who have dreamt, tackled and pursued a goal and never looked back. So, when I had the opportunity to meet and photograph Jenn from Beautygram.com I was super-stoked to be able to capture the individual, business AND product all in one! I heard about Beautygram about two years ago after seeing an episode of Dragon's Den where Jenn pitched her product, a boxed gift of luxury beauty products that could be ordered online and hand-delivered (or mailed), to the Dragons. At the time I was trying to come up with something to gift my amazing brides and I immediately thought that this was EXACTLY what I was looking for! I started using Beautygram at the start of my 2013 wedding season and fell in love. I get to go online, hand pick the cutest, best-smelling, luxurious little spa-like items that I think my brides will like, type in a custom message for each bride and VOILA! It gets sent right to their door in the prettiest packaging! Although I really like picking and choosing my items for my brides (my absolute favorite is the Cake Milk Made Velveteen Hand Cream - it smells like heaven) Beautygram also offers ADORABLE pre-made selections for baby gifts, Best Friends, bridal showers, and more. For realz, next time you're thinking about sending someone flowers you should definitely consider sending them a Beautygram! And guess what?!! Jenn sent me a discount code for all of my readers who want to send a beautygram to someone they love! Type in AP2014 when you're checking out for 15% off!
I love the idea of photographing people as awesome as Jenn so I contacted her (I knew Beautygram was a Calgary-based company), chatted it up, and the rest is history. This lady is so fun and bright and I had a blast making a new friend. Have a peek at the video that started it all and then a peek into our time together and then really, go check out Beautygram, mmkay?
Have a look at just a few of the products Beautygram carries below (photos courtesy of Beautygram).
They recently partnered with Eliasz and Ella and are offering some select pieces that you can also put into your Beautygram box!
Well done, Jenn! Your dream makes me want to dream, too!
Susy and Chris got married a few weeks ago and I had the awesome privilege of photographing their wedding. I photographed Susy's sister Amanda's wedding a few years back - this family has been so incredibly generous and thoughtful in hiring me and believing in me (I've photographed several of their friends, as well!). The day was absolutely gorgeous and the bridal party was a blast. I love my job <3 <3
Check out a few of my favorite shots from this incredible day. You can check out more of my weddings here, too. Feel free to shoot me an email if you think I could be a good fit to photograph YOUR love!
After rescheduling twice due to some crazy weather I was finally able to meet up with Christie and Wes for their engagement session and I LOVED it!! I know Christie from school way back in the day and was so honored when she contacted me about photographing her wedding this September - I can't wait! Have a look at some of my favorite shots from our time together and stay tuned for shots from their wedding this fall <3
Lauren and Alvin were so much fun to photograph a few weeks ago! They chose to have their engagement session around the Royal Alberta Museum and it was lovely. They also were game to let me play around with some new lighting techniques and I'm so pleased with the results! Check out a few of my favorite shots from our time together and then hey, while you're here, check out some more of my engagements and weddings! Shoot me an email, too, if you think I could be the right fit to capture YOUR love!
I had the great privilege of photographing another beautiful couple last week. CC and Dylan chose to have their wedding on Wednesday, April 2 to commemorate (and keep) the anniversary of when they first became a couple (actually an awesome idea, eh?). With the help of Sweet Bliss Weddings, an Edmonton wedding planner, they had a gorgeous wedding to complement their ever-growing love. Loved it. Have a look at a few of my favorite shots from my time with CC and Dylan. In the market for your own wedding photographer? Check out more of my wedding work here and feel free to shoot me an email if you'd like to chat!
I had the privilege of photographing Penny and Tony this past New Year's Eve and it was awesome! When I had iniitally met with Penny she told me "There's going to be A LOT of Irish people (aka Tony's family) there so it's going to be a realllly good party!" which indeed it was. Penny was stunning and incredibly calm; no frantic worrying or anything like that - just pure excitement and a readiness to marry her Love. Lots of laughs, lots of love and lots of dancing - the day went off without a hitch. This is the first wedding where I had almost no natural light for 90% of the day and where 99% of the day was indoors (I did pull them out into the freezing cold around 11 pm for a few quick shots). If you've followed my work before you know that the majority of what I do takes place outdoors with tons of natural light which obviously isn't an option in the middle of the winter/when the sun is already set. Thankfully, I was up for the challenge of incorporating some new flash techniques and, with the help of my incredible second shooter/assistant extraordinaire (Alora from Alora Marie Photography) we rocked it out!
Have a look at just a few of my favorite shots from this awesome New Year's Eve wedding and then, since you're here already, check out more of my weddings here!
I still have availability for 2014 if you're looking for a photographer for your own wedding so feel free to contact me here and we can chat!