There's nothing more flattering than being asked to shoot the wedding of a fellow wedding photographer. Having been a fan of Celestine's work I was beyond happy (and just a little intimidated) to be asked to shoot her mountain elopement. I love my home in BC but visiting the turquoise lakes and gorgeous fall colours of the Rockies was so special.
We canoed out to a little Island at Upper Kananaskis Lake to do the ceremony, officiated by another amazing Alberta photographer, Erik McRitchie. Celestine and Alex read their personal vows to each other, and their were a few tears and lots of laughter. We started heading back towards their home making many stops along the way for portraits. My favourite spot was this amazing field of red, orange and yellow with the mountains in the background, it was breathtaking.
Once we got back, Celestine and Alex's families had prepared an amazing meal and set up a table in the backyard with a stunning view of the sunset. They kindly asked me to stay for dinner and we talked and laughed until the stars came out. Being in an area where you can actually see the stars is pretty amazing, we thought we might get a glimpse of the Northern Lights but sadly they didn't make an appearance that night. Because, it was so dark on their property, we had to drive the car onto the lawn to get some light for Celestine and Alex to have their first dance. You can find the full story by clicking on the image below.
Spending time in the mountains for this elopement has me even more excited to travel back to Alberta later this year!