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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

Christina & Geoff: An American Wedding in Canada-land

This wedding was a glamorous one from start to finish, and I was fortunate to get to shoot this one alongside my friend Paul from PMG Image – fortunately, he didn’t ask me to hold his lights or reflectors – he basically said “shoot it the way you want to”.  And shoot I did…there’s one thing I love about second shooting, and that is, no responsibility!  As odd as it sounds – it allows me to focus on trying a new and different technique, one that I may not have otherwise tried on my own, and not have to worry about it going wrong since I’ll know that a pro like Paul is going to get the shot.

If you’re an NFL fan, then you may recognize the groom, Geoff Hangartner as the starting Guard for the Carolina Panthers.  This dude one is one bear of a man.  I think his official statistics have him at 6’5″ and over 300lbs.   Have you ever tried to make a bear laugh for photos?  It’s as intimidating as it sounds.

The bride. Christina. Oh my the bride…are there words to describe how beautiful of a person she really is?  You know when people talk about a smile that lights of the room?  They were talking about Christina, only hers doesn’t light up a room.  It lights up the entire Banff Springs Hotel.  She looked absolutely jaw-dropping in her Lazaro gown and it couldn’t have been a better dress for her (she had considered a Pnina Tornai but chose to go with the less audacious and less revealing Lazaro….a perfect choice!).

 

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The beautiful room designed and decorated by the talented team at Lynn Fletcher Weddings

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Christina and Geoff: Fairmont Banff Springs Wedding

Last weekend I tagged along with PMG Image and we created some images for the beautiful Christina and the behemoth of a man called Geoff.  Here’s one fun fashion inspired image of Christina (posted with permission from PMG).  Brides, I know you’re checking out that dress and saying…I LOVE HER DRESS, WHO IS THE DESIGNER!??!  It’s a Lazaro…gorgeous isn’t it!  As beautiful as Christina’s smile.

 

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stacy squires very classy!!July 9, 2012 – 3:45 am

Alex & Marc: Lake Louise Wedding Photographer

A couple of weekends ago I photographed the beautiful wedding of Alex and Marc at the Chateau Lake Louise.  We only met a few days before their wedding to shoot their engagement photos which gave us a chance to get to know each other just a bit better before the wedding… the funny thing is, is that everything flowed so smoothly that day that it felt like I had known these two for more than a few days!  Kinda rad when things work out that way.

One of the most touching moments of the day was watching the girls “oooohh” and “ahhhh” over Alex and Marc’s adorable 7 week old baby girl.  She almost stole the show that day, and why not…she was crazy cute!   Alex and Marc, thank you for opening up your day to me and allowing me and my assistant David to truly document all the events that took place, including the special baptism that took place at the same time as the ceremony.  I hope the photos you see below remind you of your wedding day.   There’s no doubt that you two had a blast!!   I’m excited to get started on designed your album :)

Their wedding was a beautiful affair planned and designed by the amazing wedding planner, Sonia of Enriched Events.  The wonderful thing about a venue as gorgeous as the Chateau Lake Louise is that you really don’t need a lot to dress up their ballrooms, but every little touch that was added, enhanced the beautiful surroundings of being in a luxurious room surrounding by the majestic Rocky Mountains.

Congratulations Alex and Marc!  You two were amazing fun as was the rest of the fantastically outrageous wedding party! (see photobooth photos as proof haha)

Wedding Photographer – TLAW Photography
Cake – Cake Creations
Flowers – Dahlia Floral Designs
Rentals – Great Event Rentals
Venue – Chateau Lake Louise
Ceremony Venue – St. George’s in the Pines
Favors – Bride’s mom (the best fruit cake ever! And I’ve never even liked fruit cake before!)
Transportation – Alpine Limousine
String Quartet – Duo Rouge
DJ – Banff Entertainment
Stationery – Maple Mountain Designs

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Love how each bridesmaid bouquet was a different flower, and all those flowers were incorporated into the brides bouquet. Great idea!
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Aydin Congrats to the Alex & Marc! Great shots terrance.June 19, 2012 – 6:58 pm

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Alex & Marc (but mostly Alex): Lake Louise Wedding Photographer

Three frames from the kickbutt fun wedding of Alex and Marc.

It rained while we were shooting… “Umbrellas?? We don’t need no stinkin’ umbrellas!”

 

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