May 28, 2017

Carlene + Chris | Married in Canmore, Alberta

Bride and groom in front of a colourful wall in Canmore Alberta

Where to even begin the story that ends with this beautiful Rocky Mountain wedding in Canmore, Alberta….

When Carlene called me for maternity photos, I wondered where the time went.  How did we get here so fast?  She was barely a teenager, a lover of volleyball, an outgoing happy girl just yesterday, I swear.  As I photographed her and Chris together that first time, with all of this spinning around in my head, she was absolutely glowing and so excited for this next step of becoming a mom.  By the end of the session, it was clear that this little girl has grown up right before my eyes.

Little Carter was born, and I had the opportunity to photograph all three of them as a family.  This time, I watched Carlene and Chris’ joy, their hearts exploding with love for their little man, and their true partnership in parenting.

They have since become partners in business – part owning and running Pizza Hut in Fort McMurray.  And, on a Spring(ish) day in Canmore, surrounded by their families and friends, and the beautiful Rocky Mountains, they became partners in life.

Carlene always dreamed of having an outdoor mountain wedding.  Although the forecast was not looking favourable, the great folks at the Canmore Coast Hotel were ready and willing to accommodate at a moments notice.  The weather was windy and the skies were threatening snow, but just a few hours before the ceremony the sun peeked out and the staff quickly set the stage for a mountain ceremony, just as Carlene dreamed it would be.

One of my favourite parts of the ceremony is watching the groom reaction as his bride walks down the aisle.   Chris melted the hearts of everyone with his reaction to, not only his bride, but also his son.  Carter was met with kisses and words of encouragement for a job well done, and when Carlene met them Chris didn’t waste a second to tell her how beautiful she looked.

Sounds like a dream, right?  It was even better.

These two are very deserving.  They are hard working, family oriented, and warm hearted people.  It’s been not only a pleasure to watch this girl grow into a beautiful woman, but also an absolute honour to capture these precious days in both of their lives.

Bride getting ready at the Canmore Coast Hotel Bride getting ready at the Canmore Coast Hotel Bride getting ready at the Canmore Coast Hotel Bride and her dress at the Canmore Coast Hotel Creative ring shot Bride and moms with the wedding dress at the Canmore Coast Hotel Bridesmaids helping bride get ready at the Canmore Coast Hotel Brides father and bride at the Canmore Coast Hotel Groom and his son getting ready at the Canmore Coast Hotel

Ring bearer getting ready at Coast Canmore Hotel Wedding ceremony in the Rocky Mountains Wedding Ceremony at the Canmore Coast Hotel

Ring bearers at Canmore Wedding Bride and groom walking down the aisle, outdoor ceremony in the Rocky Mountains Bride and groom in the Rocky Mountains Bridal party at the bridge in Canmore AlbertaGroom and groomsmen at the bridge in Canmore Alberta Bride and Groom in the Rocky Mountains, Canmore Alberta

Wedding reception at the Coast Canmore Hotel Bride and groom cutting the cake at the Coast Canmore Hotel Bride tossing her bouquet at the Coast Canmore Hotel Wedding reception at the Coast Canmore Hotel Wedding reception at the Coast Canmore Hotel Bride dancing with her dad at the Coast Canmore Hotel

 

 

Chrystal Stringer | Edmonton Wedding Photographer

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Check out Carlene and Chris’ engagement session here

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  1. Connie-Lee Heath

    May 28th, 2017 at 11:14 pm

    Absolutely beautiful pictures!! Love them!

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