INTERNATIONAL HOT AIR BALLOON FESTIVAL

INTERNATIONAL HOT AIR BALLOON FESTIVAL

If you’re looking for something fun to do this weekend, the Heritage Inn in High River is hosting the International Balloon Festival again. We went last year and had so much fun! It’s a great place to make memories that the kids will never forget.

HIKING GROTTO CREEK CANYON

HIKING GROTTO CREEK CANYON

I love it inside Grotto Canyon, I think it's incredibly gorgeous (and shady, depending on what time of day you go!).  The rocky footing can be a little trickier for the kids than a plain path, but it's also way more fun for them to climb their way through, jumping their way across the creek over and over again.  Who am I kidding?  I found it really fun too!

EMERALD LAKE LODGE {INTIMATE WEDDING}

EMERALD LAKE LODGE {INTIMATE WEDDING}

I want to share this beautiful and intimate wedding with you.  I want you to enjoy the photos and let them tell you the story, see if you can discover why photography is so important to me as a tool to transport us back in time and to tell the story of relationships, even without words to describe.

FAIRVIEW LOOKOUT HIKE {HIKING WITH KIDS AT LAKE LOUISE}

FAIRVIEW LOOKOUT HIKE {HIKING WITH KIDS AT LAKE LOUISE}

Our best family memories seem to be made when we spend some time outdoors together, and nothing makes the kids feel more accomplished than when they complete a hike.  I always make sure to make a big deal of it and point out how proud they feel of themselves and how proud I am of them, building in those positive feelings around outdoor adventures.

2018 STAMPEDE ADVENTURES

2018 STAMPEDE ADVENTURES

I love taking video now and then in addition to all of the pictures I take, because the point of all of it for me is to be able to look back and remember the way their faces moved, the way they talked, the excitement in their eyes, what a stud their Dad is and how much he loves them.

MAKING MEMORIES AT THE CALGARY STAMPEDE

MAKING MEMORIES AT THE CALGARY STAMPEDE

My first Stampede I attended was with Curtis, just after we had started dating on Canada Day…It rained and cleared out all of the lines on the midway so we grabbed bags of mini-donuts and wandered around under the lights, finding ourselves right by the fireworks…We watched them while holding hands and it was one of those moments of pure joy, there with my summer (and forever) love.

5TH ANNIVERSARY SHOOT IN BANFF {JENNIFER & BROC}

5TH ANNIVERSARY SHOOT IN BANFF {JENNIFER & BROC}

Jennifer opens up and shares some incredible advice, discovered through five years of marriage: Don't sweat the small stuff and give each other grace.  Sounds so simple, but sometimes our expectations of what we thought life would be block us from the greatness that God has for us.  Being present along this journey is more important than the destination itself.

ELOPING {ADVICE FROM THE NEWLYWEDS}

ELOPING {ADVICE FROM THE NEWLYWEDS}

I asked them some questions about their experience eloping, because I think it's amazing and I wanted to know all about it.  It could also be helpful if you're thinking about going that route for your wedding yourself.  Read on, I love what they had to say...