DEREK + COURTNEY

September. 29, 2018

I had the absolute pleasure of photographing Derek and Courtney’s beautiful mountain wedding this past fall. Derek and Courtney are some of the kindest people I have ever met. They are both so down to earth and kind, and it made working with these two so easy! Looking through their photos made me feel every emotion that I felt when I was capturing their beautiful day, and I can’t help but smile when I see their smiles! Like how contagious are these two!? 

Their ceremony was held at the stunning Tunnel Mountain Reservoir in Banff. The weather was questionable (as always with our crazy Alberta weather!) and I was so thrilled to hear they were keeping with their plan of an outdoor ceremony! It might have been the chilliest outdoor ceremony that I’ve captured, but it is by far my favorite! We headed to Vermillion Lakes and up to Lake Minnewanka for formal photos. To say it was freezing up there is a HUGE understatement! These guys are troopers!

Their reception followed at the Banff Gate Mountain Resort near Canmore, and what a perfect venue! It’s rustic, intimate, and everything you could want for a mountain party! Good times were had by everyone, including me! Courtney and Derek were surrounded by such wonderful and loveable family and friends. They really did have the best reception! There were tears and laughter and so much love. And lets not forgot once of the best dance parties yet! Backstreets back ya’ll!

Derek and Courtney, thank you for inviting me to be a part of your special day! I wish you both so much love and happiness!

Second Shooter Images by Noel Cosgrove