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New Blog Home!

That’s right…I’m changing the URL of my blog again!  If you’ve been following along with my blog, then please update your bookmarks to http://blog.tlawphotography.ca

Thanks friends…I’ll see you over on the new blog!

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Courtney & Steve: Wedding at the Ranche

This is a story of Courtney and Steve.  Steve loves Courtney.  Courtney loves Steve.  They dated.  They fell madly in love.  Then planned the wedding of the year.  Then they got married at The Ranche in Calgary to prove just how madly in love they were with each other.  They shed a few tears.  Shared their hearts with each other (one of the best vow exchanges ever…for serious).  They had friends and family celebrate with them.   The rocked the country music and filled the dance floor with happy feet and smiling faces.   They brought in the Perogy Boyz to serve traditional Ukrainian perogies and bratwurst.  It was ultra rad!  And they had gorgeous wedding photos taken to document it all (duh!).  They went on their honeymoon and came back fresh and ready to face the world as a new family.

Thank you Courtney and Steve for sharing so much of your amazing day with me.  You made my job so much fun and so easy that day.  The best part of any wedding is seeing the excitement and the sincere raw emotions that fill the day, and there was no shortage of that on your day.  The best part about this day was that everyone in the wedding party just made the day so relaxed and FUN! The way a wedding celebration should be!  Courtney especially had me busting my abs when we had to stop taking photos a number of times so that she could jump up and down and scream “THIS IS THE BEST DAY EVER!!!!” and grab Steve to give him a bear hug and a kiss.   I took that as my cue to blog only the images that had a story to tell, an emotion to evoke.  As beautiful as all the details were, I thought the best way to do this wedding justice was to take the emotions that Courtney and Steve had for each other, and their love of friends and family, and create an entire post that would help them relive the day.

Before I forget, I have to give a nod to the choice of song for the first dance.  What a killer and refreshing surprise to see those two dance their hearts out to the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s – Fishin’ in the Dark.  I could listen to that song all day and not get sick of it.   And while we’re at it, I think fishin’ in the dark is really a fun euphemism.  That is all.

Oh, and one more thing..thank you both for the super sweet phone call I received when you returned from your honeymoon…you seriously put the biggest grin on my face (my wife said I sounded like a teenage girl on the phone with a guy I really really really really really really liked…odd).  Anyways, I wish I recorded everything you said because it truly made my year.

Now love the photos below you crazy kids!!!

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Sergey Amazing story you captured! Really loved going through your images!March 8, 2013 – 2:37 am

Courtney Kachur Will … (*speechless*) … I can not thank you enough, Terence, for capturing the best day of our lives so professionally, beautifully and perfectly. These images make me laugh and cry and smile – you nailed it! We were lucky to have you there with us.September 24, 2012 – 2:08 pm

Liddy Hilderman Unreal love story, TLaw Photography!! You captured all of the intimate details of Steve & Courtney’s special day in the most modern, chic, imaginative, gorgeous way. Your pictures evoke the emotion, passion, romance and beauty of a this special couple, perfectly! Your photography tells the greatest love story and your work redefines wedding photographer. Thank you!! XOSeptember 24, 2012 – 10:58 am

Dancing in the dark (This guns for hire)

A single frame from Angela and Gareth’s engagement session in good ol’ Calgary.  As short as our summer’s are here, when the sun goes down, and the clouds just start to gather, we can make some pretty sweet engagement photos from that.

“This gun’s for hire even if we’re just dancing in the dark” ~Bruce Springsteen (And Gareth said that too I think)

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Donna & Truong: a blog of beautiful moments. and a couple of details

Donna and Truong have been unlike any other couple I’ve ever photographed.  And that’s not a slight against my other couples at all, in fact, I quite often befriend many of my clients as a result of the amazing relationships we build along the way towards their wedding day.  But Donna and Truong really went out of their way to bring me in to their lives, and their families.   They brought us gifts when they found out that we gave birth to our beautiful baby girl.  They invited me to Superbowl parties (I’m coming next year!) and just to hang out.  I know what they like to drink at Starbucks.  Their wedding was the first time I ever got on the dance floor and got my Dougie on…it was super happy fun times!

The wedding was all about family, laughs, food, food, food, food, smiles, food and of course, crazy real moments.  Most times, the best wedding images are the simple ones, the smiles, the tears, those little looks they give each other throughout the day that says “damn, I got lucky today!”.

Donna & Truong, you two are extremely lucky.  You have each other, and there is no doubt how you two feel for each other.  It is intense and passionate and real.  You are two people that I can picture being friends with.  You are my type of people.  Love you guys!  I love that Donna doesn’t stop smiling…you can’t possibly be in a bad mood around her.  She just has to smile and you’re all good.  Truong, if you were a ghost they’d call you Casper.  Truly the friendliest dude you’ll ever meet.  I love that he acts like he owes you the world…right after he’s done you a favor!

 

I stood in line for a massage.  I got shot down.

Aww yeah..roast pork!!

Bartering for the bride has to be one of the most vicious and cruel things a brides friends and family can do to the groom.  Luckily they went easy on Truong

Truong and Grandma.  This image just kills me and puts a lump in my throat.

The gorgeous Vera Wang wedding dress!calgary chinese wedding photographers

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truong hey Terence.

Highest compliments on the long hours you both work on our wedding day. The art work you have created for us are incredible and heart felt. We made the right choice to have you as our photographer. You have capture moments we will cherish for the rest of our lives and share with our family and friends for generations to come. Your charismatic personality helped us relax in front of the camera lens. You truly have a talent when it comes to capturing candid moments. I’m glad we invested in your stock before it sky rocketed.

your friend

Casper. lolSeptember 13, 2012 – 3:56 pm

LWeezy I love your photos <3September 9, 2012 – 12:30 am

Kayce So beautifully captured! I love love love the image of them with the all white background! Gorgeous!September 7, 2012 – 6:41 pm

Donna Tsui Terence!!!
OMG..!!! I lOVE.. LOVE..LOVE the photos!!
Thank you for being such a special part of our wedding. You are such a pleasure to be around, which made our wedding day less stressful. Your photos will remind us every day how beautiful our wedding day was. Not only did you take excellent pictures, you captured the pictures that speak 1000 words. I love the emotion, seeing the shots of our family and friends together. You went above and beyond to memorialize our day. You are an amazing photographer and we are thrilled that we chose you to capture the happiest day of our lives. You have a true talent TLAW!!!! Thank you again, for help making our wedding day the best day of my life!!!!
You rock TLAW!!!September 7, 2012 – 4:12 pm

Courtney & Steve: Sunsets es muy bueno

Ok, so my Spanish is obviously horrendous (thank you google translate).  But this beautiful sunset image take near The Ranche in Calgary from Courtney and Steve’s wedding is not.  A single frame from this jaw-droppingly gorgeous and fun wedding.

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