Michelle and Donald’s wedding was one of the smallest weddings I have ever photographed. Smallest, but full of emotion, and so very sweet and intimate! Michelle and Donald invited their closest friends to stand up for them. The weather was warm even though some fresh snow covered the ground. I’ve decided that boutonnieres made with a simple ranunculus flower are my favourite.
I am so in love with ranunculus! The Art Gallery of Alberta was so much fun to photograph in as the light came in through the windows. It is truly one of the indoor places we enjoy photographing the most for a great modern feel. The structure is so beautiful and full of great natural light. The colours are so unobtrusive that it makes a perfect backdrop for photographs! We headed to a parking lot downtown for a few outdoor photographs before taking some photographs by a pool in the couple’s apartment. I absolutely loved the beautiful reflections. It was truly so much fun to share in the intimacy and beauty of Michelle and Donald’s wedding.
A tip for students and new wedding photographers: Before taking a photograph, examine the natural light you have to work with. If you have any pockets of light, consider using these for dramatic lighting (see image of bride alone looking up).
A tip for bride’s and grooms: When choosing a ceremony or reception site, consider selecting a place that is open to and beautiful for photography. If your ceremony site and reception site are not great for photographs, then consider booking a place to have photographs taken in should the weather not cooperate on your day. There are many spaces in and around Edmonton that are really beautiful to fit a variety of “feels” or themes, so when we meet to plan your details we’d be happy to recommend some of our favourite spots!