Kari & TJ | Edmonton LGBT Wedding

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“Marriages are like fingerprints; each one is different and each one is beautiful.”
~ Maggie Reyes

Kari & TJ | Edmonton LGBT Wedding

For several years I traveled in the same social circles as Kari & TJ, with countless mutual friends, without knowing either of them particularly well. Normally I wouldn’t take a client without meeting them face to face but I didn’t hesitate to say YES! when I was asked to photograph their beautiful, simple, Edmonton back yard wedding.

Logistics are always fun when making plans from a distance! But, we got it done and soon had a plan for the day, as well as a super last minute engagement session, planned out and ready to go! I’m so pleased to have gained 2 beautiful new friends in Kari & TJ, as well as the opportunity to document their one of a kind wedding for them.

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This beautiful framed print was a surprise from a mutual friend that was part of the bridal party. He contacted me for one of their engagement photos and had it printed and framed for them as a wedding gift 🙂

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One thing I love about photographing weddings is getting to be standing further away but still able to see moments as they happen 🙂 I get to catch moments that wouldn’t otherwise happen if I were closer.

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The pre-wedding nerves kicked in as Kari’s dress went on and was laced up.

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I wanted to show off some of the quirkiness of the brides & their bridal party…so, we took advantage of the crosswalk for some Beatles inspired walking lol

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The Alberta Legislative building in Edmonton has a wide variety of scenery to offer, even if you aren’t into the tradition posed images on the stairs or the fountains. Neither of those options interested Kari & TJ so we opted to use more of the green space on the other side of the building and chose to only feature the gorgeous architecture in a few shots.

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Super heros! Can you name them all? (I can’t lol)

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Before heading back to the reception hall we headed over to one of their favorite hang outs, Evolution Wonderlounge, for a few more photos. These turned out to be some of my favorite from the day 🙂

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Congrats again Kari & TJ 🙂 I wish you two a lifetime of happiness together!

Photography Locations:
Ceremony: Private Residence
Portraits: Alberta Legislative Grounds, City Center Mall Parkade, Evolution Wonderlounge
Reception: Westmount Community Center