When Marisa from Details Events called me up last year and said “I basically have the most perfect couple for you so you’re gonna have to meet them and you can’t say no” she didn’t really leave me much choice as she has a good idea of my style and my ideal client. And she couldn’t have nailed it any better when she introduced me to Hana and Court. Pretty much right off the bat we hit it off and we talked about everything in life except for weddings and photography. Marisa had to keep turning the conversation back to wedding photography which is all good. I guess. Their wedding day was impeccably styled with Hana adorned in the most stunning Riki Dilal Haute Couture wedding gown and Court looking striking in his custom tailored Hugo Boss 3-piece suit. Given the ultra impeccably luxurious style these two had I knew that creating some absolutely stunning haute couture downtown Calgary wedding photos was going to be incredibly fun, and likely, incredibly smooth as these two just dripped with class and elegance!
We drove around downtown Calgary stopping at Central Memorial for a few quick wedding photos after the ceremony at St. Mary’s Cathedral. Afterwards we cruised down Bow Trail to a very small park space that had some beautiful stone benches that matched the old world style of Hana’s wedding dress. And finally over to the sandstone ruins downtown (a place where I’ve stayed away from for several years, but just knew would be perfect for the old-world European feel that they wanted). After we created some stunning jaw-dropping photos we headed back to the Carriage House Inn where Marisa and her team transformed the ballroom from plain to jaw-dropping luxury.
One of my favourite parts of the day was when Hana and Court shared their vows with each other at the reception. The words they spoke captivated everyone, myself included. I had to take a step back and photograph them from far away for fear of interrupting and disrupting the moment. Sometimes as a photographer, part of the job is knowing when to take a photo, but just as importantly, when not to take a photo and just let moment unfold between two people and allow them to share in themselves – and this is what I had to do. Although I was able to sneak in a few photos from far away, I gave a lot of respect to what unfolded in front me and allowed Hana and Court to have their small moment together (as much as you can have a small moment in front of all your guests and family watching you!).
Thank you so much for choosing me to be your photographer. I’m very excited that we’ll get to create memories together for many years to come as one of the couples who have chosen to go with my Client for Life program. Love you guys!