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The wedding industry in Calgary has some seriously talented, amazing creators who are not only incredible at their craft but also provide couples who are planning their wedding with exceptional service and an experience they will never forget. We think these vendors deserve to be recognized for the excellence they bring to the Calgary wedding […]

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Wedding Suits in Calgary – An interview with Lauren Larsen from Atelier by Ensemble

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To all you newly engaged couples in the Calgary & Banff area and beyond, we want to say a huge congratulations! As the New Year rolls in, and you dive into wedding planning, we wanted to share some of the emerging 2024 wedding trends that we love. If these are what’s in store for this […]

2024 Wedding Photography Trends: Capturing Moments in Style

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The best wedding venues in Calgary As wedding photographers, we’ve documented wedding day stories in countless spaces and Calgary wedding venues. We know that choosing your wedding venue sets the tone and feel of your celebration, and understand how important it is for you to choose a space that best represents your style, vibe and […]

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22 Of Our Favourite Premium Calgary Wedding Venues

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Brendan and Kirsten’s gorgeous fall Jasper Park Lodge wedding day was a long-awaited, joy-filled day. Their story is a special one – meeting for the first time as young travellers abroad, their relationship grew slowly over many years and continents. Brendan, originally from Australia but settled in London, and Kirsten, originally from Calgary, grew to […]

A Dreamy Fall Wedding at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge – Brendan & Kirsten 

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A Dreamy Summer Pre-Wedding Portrait Session at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Imagine the most serene summer evening at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise as the sun slowly dips below the majestic mountains, softly draping a warm, golden glow over everything in sight. Even amidst one of the smokiest summers that we as Lake Louise wedding photographers […]

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Alex and Kerry’s Pre-Wedding Session at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

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A truly Timeless & Elegant Wedding David and Hannah’s Fairmont Palliser wedding in Calgary was a truly stunning, elegant celebration. The Palliser always delivers when it comes to elegance and class, doesn’t it!? After months of navigating restrictions from pandemic times, David and Hannah, who were living abroad and planning from afar, were so excited […]

The Fairmont Palliser Hotel in Calgary, Alberta

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From Texas with love Surrounded by the stunning Canadian Rockies, the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel in Banff, Alberta was the backdrop for the most gorgeous wedding that crossed borders and united hearts from Alberta and Texas. The day was all about hospitality, family, and, of course, one, epic celebration. It’s the story where Canada’s welcoming […]

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A Timeless Fairmont Banff Springs Wedding in the Canadian Rockies

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Capturing love is timeless – it requires no particular environment or extras to shine brightly. As Canadian wedding photographers, we photograph love in all kinds of environments and settings. Don’t get us wrong, while we do love a setting with lush decor, rich architecture or breathtaking views, sometimes it can actually be a more beautiful […]

Capturing Love in Modern Minimalism: A Canadian Wedding Photography Experience at Heidrich Photography’s New Studio Space

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Embarking on the journey of planning your wedding involves orchestrating not just the grand ceremony but also the delightful prelude—the wedding rehearsal dinner. According to recent wedding industry statistics, couples increasingly embrace multi-day celebrations, making the rehearsal dinner an integral part of the festivities. This evening, held typically the night before the wedding, serves as […]

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Planning the Perfect Wedding Rehearsal Dinner

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A Custom Wedding Album Is Literally The BEST Thing That Can Happen To Your Wedding Photos Some couples are hesitant to order a wedding album because they feel like it’s an outdated product. Like come on, we’ve seen those glitzy, ultra-formal, cheesy wedding albums, right? 😉 Take a moment to wipe your mind of those […]

Do you really need a wedding album?

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A wedding planners tips on having the Banff wedding of your dreams In this blog post, we’ve teamed up with our favorite wedding planner in the Calgary/ Banff area to give you some super helpful tips on what to consider when planning your dream mountain wedding. Here’s what Calgary & Banff wedding planner Julianne from Julianne […]

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How to have the perfect Banff Wedding

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Preserving the Magic: Wedding Photography Pricing for Premium Wedding Photography in Canada Your wedding deserves to be captured seamlessly and hiring the right seasoned Wedding photographer with the expertise to navigate and capture your day is an investment you’ll never regret. So, let’s talk about wedding photography pricing in depth! Finding a photographer with plenty […]

Beginner to Luxury Wedding Photographers – Budget and Expectations

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As a wedding photographer, our aim with this online platform is to create a valuable resource for our amazing couples. Over the years, I’ve curated an extensive collection of wedding blogs that proved invaluable during my own wedding planning journey. Additionally, these blogs consistently offer valuable wedding planning tips, creative ideas, and inspirational content. Today, […]

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The ultimate list of Wedding blogs

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Let’s talk about engagement photos! We always like to include a small photography session in whatever wedding packages we custom create for our couple. (your day is way too unique to be presented with generic photography packages, that really don’t ever fit anyone’s day perfectly) And here is the number one reason! Most of us […]

Why we believe an engagement session in Calgary and Banff is a must-have.

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Find out how to get the most out of your engagement photographs Joel & Alanna had the perfect, summer evening engagement session at Lake Minnewanka, near Banff, Alberta. The weather was impeccable, just the way a classic, summer evening in the Canadian Rocky Mountains should be! Joel and Alanna knew they wanted breathtaking mountain views, […]

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5 Tips for the perfect engagement session

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In our experience as wedding photographers, we’ve collaborated with numerous wedding planners, and many of our clients opt to enlist their services to manage the intricacies of wedding planning. Whether it’s due to hectic schedules, residing in another city, or simply to alleviate the inevitable stress associated with wedding preparations, hiring a wedding planner is […]

Exploring the Various Roles of Wedding Planners

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How to plan the perfect Banff Springs micro wedding Planning your Calgary and Banff wedding is a big deal. There are so many pieces to puzzle together and so many decisions to be made. Ultimately, the very last thing you want, at the end of all of the planning and preparation, is to feel any […]

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Roy and Sharon’s Fairmont Banff Springs Micro Winter Wedding

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Sometimes you go from plan A to plan B and in Larry and Mandy’s case all the way to plan C, because we’re still celebrating love and we’re still getting married. Pandemic or not, love will find a way. And with the right team of wedding pros, it will be a flawless and incredible celebration! […]

Larry and Mandy’s Norland Wedding

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This morning we woke up to the first snow of the year in Calgary. But we are for sure not ready for winter. 😀 If you’re in the same boat, just grab your favorite fall drink, get comfortable and escape into this absolutely incredible fall wedding that we photographed at The Lake House. It was […]

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A fall wedding at The Lake House in Calgary

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Fall in Kananaskis the absolute best! There are so many little hikes to incredible locations that are completely tourist-free. If you are looking for a more secluded location for your elopement, vow renewal, or engagement session. Kananaskis is the way to go. Plus, it’s not that far from Calgary, Canmore, or Banff. Fill out the […]

Kevin and Naomi’s Highwood Pass Fall Engagement session

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Usually, the shore at Lake Louise would be filled with tourists and their cameras, ready to capture another incredible sunrise. Not this year though. This year is very different. Yes, I know. “Hello, Captain Obvious!!” 😀 Well, with the absence of thousands of tourists this year, it’s actually possible to have an intimate, lakeside wedding […]

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Ryan and Dhara’s Sunrise Elopement at Chateau Lake Lousie

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When Garrett and I pictured our wedding day, we pictured exactly this; being surrounded by our closest family and friends.  When it came to choosing our vendors, we relied heavily on recommendations from family and friends in the Calgary area, as we live on a farm 8 hours North of Canmore, AB. In fact, we booked our venue […]

Garrett and Victoria’s New Year’s wedding at Canmore’s Silvertip Resort

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To achieve our signature look of bright and airy photographs with those soft colors and glow, it takes a certain type of light that is mostly found around sunrise or sunset. Now, that is usually pretty impossible on a normal wedding day. That’s why we always try our best to find a few minutes during […]

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Nick and Emily’s post-wedding Banff National Park photography session

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From time to time we venture from our stomping ground that is Calgary and Banff and make our way up north to Edmonton to photograph weddings and absolutely love it. 🙂 We asked the bride Emily to write a few words about her wedding day for this post: “Really and truly our day was perfect […]

Nick and Emily’s wedding at the Sugar Swing Ballroom in Edmonton

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Yamnuska is one of the closest and easiest-to-hike mountain locations west of Calgary. With just under an hour of travel time, there is nothing closer to the city. The spot for Eric and Shelley’s engagement session is only a 45-minute hike with a few great spots along the way. If you want to go all […]

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Eric and Shelley’s Mt Yamnuska engagement session

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For this week’s blog post, I asked Lamess to write a few words about her wedding day. It was the perfect summer day for a Calgary wedding. Fusion weddings – when two cultures come together – are some of our favourite events to photograph. It’s a celebration of love, family, and tradition while creating something […]

Ian and Lamess’ Spruce Meadows Wedding

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Right after you’ve booked us as your wedding photographer, our next step is to start envisioning your engagement session together. One of the first questions we usually get is: “Where should we go?” Like we tell every couple we work with, do what is important and meaningful to you and it will be reflected in […]

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Praise and Monica’s Fish Creek Park Engagement Session

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The biggest upside to this whole pandemic has probably been that we have a bit more time to actually look through all the images from the last wedding season. Our season in Calgary and Banff is so busy every year that we barely get a chance to sit back and really look at what we […]

A Letter To Our Past Couples

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Planning your wedding is a big deal. We understand just how much is put on your plate – on top of life and work already – when you get engaged. And that’s why we’re here – that’s why we connect right away. We want to help you through the process because it IS overwhelming. We’ll […]

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Ian and Diana’s Magical Emerald Lake Lodge Wedding

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The perfect wedding at Vancouver’s UBC boathouse One really important tip we give to every couple is this: Decide what is truly important to you, and then plan your wedding day around those things! It will be so much easier to make decisions on venues, vendors or even if want to have a wedding cake […]

Tanner and Brighid’s magical summer wedding

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Here’s one question we get asked all the time: “What is your favorite wedding venue to photograph at, in Calgary?” Honestly, it’s a pretty tough question to answer! Calgary has so many incredible wedding venues and it really depends on what kind of wedding you plan on having. And how many guests are attending? If […]

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Doug and Cayley’s Deane House Wedding in Calgary

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Even though it seems so tempting to only stay in the Banff area for your elopement or photo session (especially when you are traveling from far away), don’t forget about Kananaskis Country which borders Banff National Park and has so many incredible hikes without the tourist crowds that you will see in Banff and Lake […]

Alex and Curtis’ Kananaskis engagement session

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Here is what happens when all the most amazing vendors work together to create an incredible wedding experience at a lakeside family cabin in Invermere. An experience that perfectly reflects the couple’s values and what’s important to them. When planning your wedding, we think that it’s absolutely crucial that you stay away from trends and […]

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Mike and Jocelyn. From Calgary to Invermere.

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Emerald Lake Lodge is by far one of our favorite locations for mountain elopements. It’s just the perfect mountain retreat if you want to have a chance to hide from the crowds but at the same time be super close to all the most beautiful spots. Plus, the options for photo locations are much more […]

Chad and Sarah’s Emerald Lake Lodge Elopement

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Today’s pro-tip is all about your getting ready location for your Calgary wedding. If you are going for those light and airy photos of all your gorgeous details, make sure that you choose a location with lots of natural light and white walls. The bigger the windows and the whiter the walls, the more luminous […]

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Choosing the perfect venue for your wedding and reception is a pivotal decision in your planning process, and Calgary offers an abundance of picturesque and historical landmarks to consider. The Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant stands out as an excellent choice, providing not only a breathtaking backdrop but also a rich history dating back to 1896. […]

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The Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant – a perfect wedding venue

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A couple standing at Lake Minnewanka in Banff during their winter wedding

Getting married in Banff is like choosing the best spot in the world. It’s nestled in the Canadian Rockies, offering a fantastic place for weddings all year round. Banff is known for its stunning natural beauty, a warm and romantic vibe, and plenty of chances for outdoor adventures. If you’re thinking about getting married in […]

5 Reasons Why Banff Is The Perfect Place For Your Wedding!

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When thinking about the kind of photos that I want to take, I always come back to the word “timeless”. Your photos should not feel old or dated after 10 or 20 years. Great taste and style are always timeless and will make your images better over time. Trendiness will most likely make you laugh […]

Russell and Hanna [Calgary Engagement Photography]

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It’s easy to take our insanely beautiful backyard for granted. Sometimes I forget how many people come from all over the world to see this place. The incredible beauty. Despite the crazy amounts of tourists in the summertime, Moraine Lake is still one of my favorite places in Alberta to take couples for photos. Billy […]

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Billy and Yvonne at Moraine Lake

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It was the kind of day you dream of for your wedding. The sun was warm, a soft gentle breeze blew and signs of summer’s-end had begun to show. Our bride Juline woke with the sun. Setting time aside for herself, to set her intention for the day and reflect on her journey that had […]

Adam and Juline’s Cranbrook Wedding at St. Eugene

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Brett and Katie’s Lake House Wedding “Cultivating a Smooth and Joyful Wedding Day Timeline” In the world of weddings, ensuring a relaxed and enjoyable wedding day while getting those perfect photos is an art. A well-structured timeline is the secret sauce to making your special day memorable. Drawing from our own experiences, we’ve put together […]

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11 Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your Wedding Timeline

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The rain was letting up just as Jamie began to put on her dress. The sky opened and the sun shone bright over … Lake, where her family had spent endless summers and countless holidays. This hidden treasure in the East Kootenays of British Columbia set the perfect, intimate backdrop to a significant part of […]

Dave and Jamie’s incredible Invermere wedding

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There was something especially magical about Jenna and Matt’s winter wedding at Emerald Lake Lodge. Perhaps it was the heavy layer of snow that fell the night of their wedding; covering the island in a blanket of stillness and quiet. Or, the crackling fire that warmed guests as they read their own vows, promising each […]

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Matt and Jenna’s Emerald Lake Lodge winter wedding

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I always tell my couples that the most meaningful weddings are the ones where the bride and groom do them. I really only remember the wedding where the couple does the things that are really important to them and not what they see on Martha Stewart or Pinterest. And that’s exactly what Mike and Adrienne […]

Mike and Adrienne – Nose Hill Park

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We’d love to hear about your wedding plans! Check out our Calgary Wedding Photography site to learn more.

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Host & Creative Direction: Joy Wed | Lead Photographer & Educator: heidrichphotography | Design & Styling: JoyFoley Weddings | Dress: Sweet Caroline | Florals: Fern & Frond Floral Design | Beauty: Blush & Coco | Hair Accessories: Naturae Design | Paper Goods: Art + Alexander| Cake: Pretty Sweet | Rentals: Gathered Table Supply Co. | Styling Fabric: Party Crush Studio | Chairs: Special Event Rentals | Model: Kaylee Konowalyk

JoyWed – Fine Art Summer Workshop in Banff

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Last month I got the opportunity to teach and photograph at the first JoyWed portfolio-building workshop in Canmore and Banff. I can’t wait to share all the amazing images we’ve created!  Host & Creative Direction: Joywed | Lead Photographer & Educator: Heidrich Photography | Design & Styling: Stacey Foley Design | Dress: @sweetcarolinestyles | Florals: […]

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JoyWed workshop – Sneak Peek

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Venue: The Commons Photo Location: Reader Rock Garden

Chris and Erika at Reader Rock Garden – Sneak Peek

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Calgary wedding photographer London filmborn

Last October, I went to Germany to photograph my little sister’s wedding and then took a few days to explore London on my way back. I only used my iPhone and the the Filmborn app to create these images.

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Design + Styling: @joyfoleywed • Florals: @fleurishflowershop • Beauty: @theprettyhaus • Dress: @alexandragrecco from @pearlanddot • Calligraphy: @artandalexander • Cake: @prettysweetyyc • Rentals: @gatheredtablesupply + @specialeventrentals • Model: @genevieveburney.portfolio from @sophiamodelsint • Ring box: @the_mrs_box • Ribbon: @froufrouchic

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Editorial Photo shoot at Lake Minnewanka in Banff

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Art and Alexander custom vows wedding styling

A few weeks ago, I got to photograph these amazing hand drawn vow booklets for Jill from Art & Alexander.

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Design + Styling: @joyfoleywed • Florals: @fleurishflowershop • Beauty: @theprettyhaus • Dress: @alexandragrecco from @pearlanddot • Calligraphy: @artandalexander • Cake: @prettysweetyyc • Rentals: @gatheredtablesupply + @specialeventrentals • Model: @genevieveburney.portfolio from @sophiamodelsint • Ring box: @the_mrs_box • Ribbon: @froufrouchic

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Photography: @heidrich_photography | Styling, Design & Creative Direction: @birdsandhoney | Florist: @akikofloral | Hair & Makeup Artist: @emilyvphung of @blushedbeaute | Calligraphy: @mmcbridecalligraphy | Silk Ribbon: @silkandwillow  | Marble Ribbon: @stellawolfe |  Bridal Salon: @delicabridal | Blush Gown: @ca.rousel_official  | Grey Gown: @truvellebridal | Models: @sheena_singh97 @jerricasingh of @imagesmodels

Spring Inspiration

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Gown: Anais Anette via Pearl & Dot / MUAH: Simply Me / Necklace: Coutu Kitsch 

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Columbia Icefields Glacier Elopement

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“Although I deeply love oceans, deserts and other wild landscapes, it is only mountains that beckon me with that sort of painful magnetic pull to walk deeper and deeper into their beauty. They keep me continuously wanting to know more, feel more, see more.”— Victoria Erickson

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We are so excited and honoured to be on Junebug’s list of “Alberta’s 10 best wedding photographers”.

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Alberta’s 10 Best Wedding Photographers

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Styling: Birds and Honey Make-up: Simply Me Calligraphy: Art and Alexander Cake: Pretty Sweet Co Flowers: Fleurish Flower Shop Rentals: Rus Vintage Dress: Delica Bridal Film Lab: Photo Vision

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“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up […]

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To love at all is to be vulnerable.

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