Karlee + Dan
I love shooting all weddings, with all different kinds of couples and representations of love. Large weddings, small weddings, no guest list, 100+ guest list, all of them! But elopements will always have a home in my heart. They give me the opportunity to really connect with my couple and create a unique experience together with what we have around us.
Karlee and Dan had a much larger wedding planned for January 9, 2021; And I am sure I don’t have to tell you why they had to make the decision to downsize. I was thrilled when I learned that they were pushing forward with their wedding even though it was going to be a lot different then what they planned. A large guest list of people they love and an entire day packed full with wedding activities and traditions was now reimagined to comply with restrictions. But not once did I hear them talk about how they wished it were different; or that it meant less to them in any way. It was very clear that all that mattered was their love, and that at the end of the day, they were married, and ready to start the rest of their lives together.
I realized that no matter how many people were there or not, their focus would have remained on each other either way. There is something so peaceful about no timeline, and endless amount of space to adventure. After their super intimate ceremony under an arch decorated in romantic pinks, and a belly full of hot chocolate and Baileys, we spent the rest of the day exploring the grounds of the Silvertip Resort in Canmore and sharing laughs with their loved ones. It was such an honour to be a part of their day; I have been documenting their love story since before they were even engaged. I am eager to see what other adventures they will experience together, and to watch their love continue to conquer.
– Alberta Wedding Photographer, Kelsey Vera Photography