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CATEGORY / RECENT WEDDINGS / recent lovely wedding days we have photographed ———>

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she grew up amongst these wheat fields & played among the old stone buildings. the long dirt driveway shaded by trees lead to her blue house. on a cool and stormy august day with thunder rumbling in the distance, she married evan in the backyard of the house where she grew up.

their marriage was tied together in the foundations of the old stone barn behind the house. they power-washed the floors with her dad. her mum’s garden looked wonderful. their childhood friends helped put together picnic tables & arrange flowers into bouquets, hay bales into rows.

their new adventure together is a new city, calgary (hence the cowboy hats!). not too long ago, they moved away from this area where they’d both grown up to calgary, for morgan to follow her dream job, and for evan to find his. on their wedding day she tells the story with a few tears about the two of them leaving home, alone in a new place, but together. coming back was not only a wedding for them, but a homecoming. there was truly no place more fitting to celebrate this down-to-earth & heartfult day in their story & we are so glad we got to experience it! & to now share it with you below!

watch the stop motion video of the day below, & images to follow. a million thanks to you m+e, and all your lovely family & friends who welcomed us in.

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  • jenny l. - wow, guys. that was so lovely. i bet this couple is so stoked about that video. :)ReplyCancel

  • Michael - Wow, unbelievable wedding! And you two did it real, real good.ReplyCancel

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you walk into their home and black & white photographs fill their walls. i mention this to brittany later, after the wedding as i’m going through the images from the day. i’m so sad i didn’t get to see your cute little house in person! i say, as dave & the guys got ready there, and the girls at brittany’s parents’ house. she laughs over the wall of photos that is partially bare, and tells me that they’re waiting to be filled with wedding photos. one in particular has caught  my eye though — it’s blurry and you can barely make it out but it is a photo of brittany & lj as teenagers. the photo is taken from the cart in front of them on a ferris wheel, the lights streaking a little with the motion. i think it’s awesome that they have that — looking at it, it’s not so much the content of the photo but the feeling it evokes.

brittany & lj’s wedding day was filled with little hints of nostalgia & reminders of the many years they’ve already spent together, in this same small town where they grew up. after their park ceremony under the picnic pavilion we even made a pit stop around the corner where brittany worked as a teen and where their relationship started (& had a cool treat!). it was a joy to be a part of this sweet hometown celebration, and to be welcomed into the midland family as though we had grown up there too.

b & lj, thank you. here’s to a lifetime of memories together to fill those walls. x

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  • Leah - You’ve captured this day so beautifully. So lucky we were there to celebrate with them.ReplyCancel

  • Rachel Johnson - So many familiar faces and places…You did an amazing job photographing a beautiful wedding Jenn and Dave :)ReplyCancel

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it’s a magical place, but its wooden cabin frames, gravel paths & towering trees are nothing without the common sounds of laughter & footfall to fill them. this is the story of the weekend when, before camp opened its doors to its usual flood of summer campers, the pathways were filled instead with big kids, many of whom were returning to camp for the first time in years. i’ll never forget arriving at camp the night before, meeting people for the first time & seeing the wonderment in their eyes over returning to this place they loved as kids. returning for the wedding of tamara & bram.

they met at camp when they were teenagers. he led canoe trips with three other guys, all of whom were there at the wedding. one of the first pictures they have together is sitting on the grass in the sun at camp timberlane. when they first emailed, having seen photos of ours from previous camp weddings, we felt a connection with them & much of our time with them since has been filled with an ease, laughter, and warmth. the weekend was a perfect reflection of that energy they bring.

a few hours north of the city, there were campfires every night, a lot of dancing, sleeping in cabins, and a beautiful mixing of excitement with a calm & peacefulness.

also, keep your eyes peeled for the wildlife… !

watch the stop motion video of the wedding weekend below, and images to follow. b & t, mazel tov. we loved being there. x

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and i urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, ‘if this isn’t nice, i don’t know what is / kurt vonnegut

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remi grew up in the north, emma in toronto but attending a camp every summer on the shores of a lake called sparrow lake… years later, on that very same lake north of the city, her & remi were married.

there was bunting in every colour, & pompoms made by hand dotting the trees as they said their vows.

the smell of pines & the sounds of the water lapping the rocky shore. the birds flying overhead & an old lodge in the woods that reminds one of years past.

in her dad’s speech, under the big white tent they’d set up in the field at delmonte in the pines resort in muskoka, he described how leading up to the wedding, they all thought that maybe a wedding at the church down the road from their family home in the city would have been a great deal easier. fire codes & port-a-potty requirements aside, there was no place more fitting than a ceremony out beside the lake. there was no where else it could have been & it was the most perfect day.

a stop motion video of the day, & scroll through some images below. so much love for ya, e & r.

as for the wedding… i just want a fun day, with a few moments of ‘calm’ in & amongst the chaos of the day — & to be with emma. simple as that.

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  • jenny l - That video was so beautiful, guys! Just love it. Especially the groom twirling the bride, and the kiss & ceremony exit. xoReplyCancel

  • Remi G - I was going through this post again to show some coworkers and I’m still blown away. You two did an amazing job of capturing the magic of that day. Thanks again.ReplyCancel