Al Azhar Shrine Wedding Photographer

Have you ever had one of those days where you went to bed smiling because you’re re-living all the the fun you had that day? That was me after Dan & Bonnie’s wedding. Every single thing was so amazing.

First off, when I arrived at Bonnie’s house to photograph the girls getting ready, they were watching How to lose a guy in 10 days. I’ve probably seen that movie about 20 times by now and it still makes me laugh. Then, we got to shoot hair and makeup shots in Bonnie’s incredible home hair studio that was flooded with gorgeous light that made her blue eyes sparkle. Her mom helped her into her blush bridal gown and her FABULOUS sparkly gold Jimmy Choos, and we made our way to the Al Azhar Shrine for the ceremony.

The guys looked so dapper in their  ties and suspenders. Dan’s smile made everybody cry as he watched Bonnie walk down the aisle towards him at the Al Azhar Shrine. Their love for one another radiated as they pledged their lifelong devotion to one another.

We had such a fun time at Baker Park taking photos with the bridal party and throwing leaves around. They all looked stunning in the marsala colour that Bonnie chose. It went perfectly with the yellows and greens of the warm fall day. Those colours also looked so elegant and sophisticated in the reception hall at Al Azhar. After what was probably the most incredible roast beef and yorkshire pudding I’ve ever eaten, it was time for the speeches. There were tears of joy and tears of laughter, as family and friends recounted memories of Dan & Bonnie’s childhood years. I love hearing these kinds of stories and imagining what the bride and groom were like as children. And it sounds like Dan was quite the character when he was younger.

Dan & Bonnie – you two are such a pleasure to work with. I have enjoyed getting to know you both this year, and meeting your families was an absolute privilege. I wish you an AMAZING honeymoon in Disneyworld and if you could somehow bring me back a Dole Whip I’d be eternally grateful!! Much love – Carlin

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This photo is one of my all time favourite outtakes. I had asked the guys if they were wearing matching socks. They weren’t, but decided to show off a little leg anyways, much to the delight of this lady I’m sure…
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I just love Bonnie’s wedding band! It’s so unique and SO pretty!al-azhar-shrine-wedding-photographer-49al-azhar-shrine-wedding-photographer-74al-azhar-shrine-wedding-photographer-65

Custom guest books like this can be added to any of my wedding collections. They have thick, lay-flat pages that your guests can write on without the marker bleeding through onto the back of the page. You can customize the cover colour and material, and choose from Gold, Silver, Black or Blind embossing.
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“All you need is love and candy” – Ain’t that the truth!al-azhar-shrine-wedding-photographer-77al-azhar-shrine-wedding-photographer-85al-azhar-shrine-wedding-photographer-79al-azhar-shrine-wedding-photographer-80al-azhar-shrine-wedding-photographer-81al-azhar-shrine-wedding-photographer-82al-azhar-shrine-wedding-photographer-84al-azhar-shrine-wedding-photographer-83al-azhar-shrine-wedding-photographer-86al-azhar-shrine-wedding-photographer-72al-azhar-shrine-wedding-photographer-89al-azhar-shrine-wedding-photographer-68al-azhar-shrine-wedding-photographer-88al-azhar-shrine-wedding-photographer-69al-azhar-shrine-wedding-photographer-70al-azhar-shrine-wedding-photographer-73al-azhar-shrine-wedding-photographer-90al-azhar-shrine-wedding-photographer-71al-azhar-shrine-wedding-photographer-91al-azhar-shrine-wedding-photographer-92al-azhar-shrine-wedding-photographer-93al-azhar-shrine-wedding-photographer-87Al Azhar Shrine Wedding PhotographerAl Azhar Shrine Wedding PhotographerAl Azhar Shrine Wedding Photographeral-azhar-shrine-wedding-photographer-64Al Azhar Shrine Wedding PhotographerAl Azhar Shrine Wedding Photographer

Photography by Carlin Anquist, Al Azhar Shrine Wedding Photographer. Calgary Wedding Photographer. Beautiful, Romantic & Candid Imagery for adventurous and fun-loving couples. I am currently booking 2017 weddings in Calgary, Canmore, Banff, Kelowna and Destinations and I would love to chat with you about your wedding plans! Email me at hello@carlinanquist.com or call 403-383-5804 and let’s go for coffee! I’m also on social media and I would love it if you would come join my little community on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google Plus!

Ceremony & Reception Venue | Al Azhar Shrine Centre
Bride’s Hair | Tammi at Chatters Creekside

Makeup Artist | Natalie from Swizzlesticks
Bridesmaids Dresses | David’s Bridal
Bride’s Shoes | Jimmy Choo
Groom’s Suit | Express
Groomsmen Suits | Moore’s
Flowers | Flowers by Janie
Officiant | Cassie Snyder
Favours/Cake | Cakes by Beth
Decor | Chair Flair
Rings | Nordstrom (hers) Michael Hill (his)
Limo | AM/PM
To see more of Dan & Bonnie, take a look back at their snowy mountain engagement photos, and watch their wedding video slideshow below:

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Apple Creek Golf Course Wedding Photographer

What an absolute pleasure it was to photograph Chris & Kristina’s wedding! These two have surrounded themselves with some amazing lifelong friendships and it was so much fun hanging out with such a friendly and helpful bunch of people for the day!

It was a very windy day in Airdrie when Kristina walked down the aisle towards Chris at Apple Creek Golf Course. Their family and friends looked on as they exchanged vows, rings, and a kiss as a symbol of their lifelong commitment to each other. It was a beautiful day and everyone was so excited to witness the beginning of their new life together.

We hopped in the party bus and went over to The Mansion property where my heart skipped a beat. This house is absolutely incredible and I had so much fun playing around with the dramatic lighting, resulting in some really unique wedding images.

The reception was nothing short of stunning. The ballroom at Apple Creek was beautifully decorated with chalkboards and twinkle lights, and the guests got to help themselves to popcorn to take home! (I may have snuck more than one bag… sssh… don’t tell anyone;)

Chris & Kristina – thank you so much for including me in your wedding plans. I have loved getting to know you both and meet the incredible friends that have supported you in your journey to find each other. You are both such kind and thoughtful people and I wish you every blessing as you continue to grow in love. Much love – Carlin

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The banquet room at Apple Creek is so beautiful. It is spacious and has plenty of room for the dance floor and for guests to move around. Apple Creek Golf Course Wedding PhotographerApple Creek Golf Course Wedding PhotographerWedding Wine | Apple Creek Golf Course Wedding PhotographerApple Creek Golf Course Wedding PhotographerApple Creek Golf Course Wedding PhotographerApple Creek Golf Course Wedding PhotographerApple Creek Golf Course Wedding PhotographerApple Creek Golf Course Wedding PhotographerApple Creek Golf Course Wedding PhotographerApple Creek Golf Course Wedding Photographer

Chris & Kristina treated their guests with a popcorn bar! It suited their rustic wedding perfectly and was so tasty!Wedding Popcorn BarApple Creek Golf Course Wedding PhotographerWedding Popcorn BarApple Creek Golf Course Wedding PhotographerThe Shoe Game | Apple Creek Golf Course Wedding PhotographerApple Creek Golf Course Wedding PhotographerApple Creek Golf Course Wedding PhotographerApple Creek Golf Course Wedding PhotographerFirst Dance

The Mother – Son dance will always make me teary-eyed. Even though my sons are only 3 I can’t help but think about this moment when they’re all grown up…Apple Creek Golf Course Wedding PhotographerMother Son DanceApple Creek Golf Course Wedding PhotographerApple Creek Golf Course Wedding PhotographerWhite Wedding CakeWhite Wedding Cake

We didn’t get a sunset but that sky was too incredible to pass up!Apple Creek Golf Course Wedding PhotographerApple Creek Golf Course Wedding PhotographerApple Creek Golf Course Wedding PhotographerApple Creek Golf Course Wedding Photographer

Photography by: Carlin Anquist. I am a Wedding & Lifestyle Photographer based in Calgary. I serve all of Southern Alberta, Interior BC, and Destinations. I blend artistic and romantic formal photos with a more candid, photojournalistic style to tell the full story of your wedding day. If you are recently engaged and are looking for a wedding photographer, I would love to take you out for a coffee so we can get to know each other! Email hello@carlinanquist.com for availability and a full pricing PDF. I’m also on social media and I would love to connect with you there – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google Plus!

Ceremony & Reception Venue, Catering | Apple Creek Golf Course, Airdrie AB
Indoor Photos | The Mansion, Airdrie
Marriage Commissioner | Marsha Doell
Bride’s Dress | Cameo & CufflinksStella York

Suits | Mansour’s Menswear

Bridesmaids Dresses | Cameo & Cufflinks
Bride’s Shoes | Le Chateau
Invitations | DIY
Cake | Creative Cakes by Carol, Olds AB
Decor | The Wed Group, Meant To Be 
Hairstylist & MUA | Maddpretty
MC | Robbie Sinclair
Rings | Jeager Custom Jewelers/Ben Moss
You can see Chris & Kristina’s Winter Engagement Photos at Big Hill Springs here, and make sure to check out their wedding video slideshow below!

Calgary Wedding Photographer | Airdrie Wedding Photographer | Rocky Mountain Wedding Photographer 

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  • Kristina Heldt

    THESE ARE AMAZING!!!! you did SUCH a fantastic job on your wedding Carlin. Your photos are breathtaking and really have captured everything that I have hoped for and beyond! Thank you !!!!!! It has been such a joy to work with you and we hope to work with you on another project down the road 🙂 xoReplyCancel

    • Carlin Anquist

      You are so welcome Kristina!! You guys were such a pleasure to work with and I would LOVE the opportunity to work together again! Wishing you both an incredible life together!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer

    Absolutely stunning photos!ReplyCancel

    • Carlin Anquist

      Thank you Jennifer! It was so nice meeting you:)ReplyCancel

  • Absolutely stunning! You captured the couples true love on film! Thank you for credit on the cake you made it look wonderful!ReplyCancel

    • Carlin Anquist

      Thanks so much Carol! And your cake was absolutely delicious! I love that each layer was a different flavour!ReplyCancel

  • The lightly cloud filled sky is the perfect backdrop for their ceremony! Gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • GORGEOUS! Love the indoor portraits by the window – that lighting is so moody and amazing!ReplyCancel

    • Carlin Anquist

      Thank you so much Rebecca! Those are some of my favourites too!ReplyCancel

Heritage Pointe Golf Club | De Winton Wedding Photographer

The day was perfect. The sky was blue, the birds were chirping, and it was was the perfect day for Trevan & Vanessa to say their “I Do’s”.

If Vanessa was nervous or stressed, she certainly didn’t show it. From the moment I arrived she was smiling and laughing and sharing chocolate macadamia nuts with me and everyone else that walked in the door (again, thank you Vanessa! Love that taste of Hawaii!).

Vanessa walked down the aisle at Westminster Presbyterian Church with her dad by her side, towards a groom that could not contain his emotion. Trevan was overcome with love in this surreal moment when his beautiful bride, the one he had waited for, approached the altar where they would promise each other forever. Their ceremony and their vows were a beautiful testament of their love for the Lord, and their commitment to keep Him at the centre of their marriage.

We had such a fun time taking photos with Trevan & Vanessa’s bridal party at Fish Creek Park. They each had only one attendant which made for a very relaxed day and gave us lots of time for creative couples portraits. We even got to stop for a little ice cream break at Annie’s before heading to the reception at Heritage Pointe Golf Club.

Trevan & Vanessa – it has truly been my honour to get to know you both over these past few months and to capture the love you share. I loved hearing your family and friends talk about the memories they have of you and how much they love and support you both in your new life together. I’m so excited that we are practically neighbours and that I’ll get to bump into you from time to time! Much love – Carlin

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Enjoying a little Wok Box! Wok Box | Heritage Pointe Golf Club Wedding PhotographerHeritage Pointe Golf Club Wedding PhotographerHeritage Pointe Golf Club Wedding Photographer

I think this is my favourite shot of a bride’s mom helping her dress for her wedding day. Their expressions are so similar and so full of joy!Heritage Pointe Golf Club Wedding PhotographerHeritage Pointe Golf Club Wedding PhotographerHeritage Pointe Golf Club Wedding PhotographerWedding Gown | Heritage Pointe Golf Club Wedding PhotographerHeritage Pointe Golf Club Wedding PhotographerRing Bearer | Heritage Pointe Golf Club Wedding PhotographerHeritage Pointe Golf Club Wedding Photographer

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All of the table numbers were future years – and the guests were instructed to open up the card and write some advice or a fun date idea for the bride and groom to read on their anniversary that year. Such a fun way to reminisce about your wedding day in the years to come!Wedding Reception Table Numbers | Heritage Pointe Golf Club Wedding PhotographerWedding Cupcakes | Heritage Pointe Golf Club Wedding PhotographerHeritage Pointe Golf Club Wedding PhotographerHeritage Pointe Golf Club Wedding PhotographerHeritage Pointe Golf Club Wedding PhotographerHeritage Pointe Golf Club Wedding PhotographerHeritage Pointe Golf Club Wedding Photographer

We had an incredible sunset after dinner and were able to sneak out for a few minutes for a few more photos! Heritage Pointe Golf Club Wedding PhotographerHeritage Pointe Golf Club | De Winton Wedding PhotographerHeritage Pointe Golf Club Wedding PhotographerHeritage Pointe Golf Club Wedding PhotographerHeritage Pointe Golf Club Wedding PhotographerHeritage Pointe Golf Club | De Winton Wedding PhotographerHeritage Pointe Golf Club | De Winton Wedding Photographer

Photography by Carlin Anquist, De Winton Wedding Photographer. I am based in Calgary and am available for weddings and engagements across southern Alberta and the Okanagan Valley. If you are recently engagement and would like some more information about me and how I can capture your wedding, please contact me at hello@carlinanquist.com. I would love to connect with you over a coffee or an ice cream cone! You can also follow along my most recent work on social media – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google Plus
Ceremony Venue | Westminster Presbyterian Church, Calgary
Reception Venue | Heritage Pointe Golf Club, De Winton AB
Officiating Pastor | Kelly Johnson
Bride’s Dress | Blissful Bridal, Calgary
Groom’s Suit | The Bridal Centre
Cake | Brown Sugar Bakeshop, Okotoks AB
Cupcakes | Family Friends
Flowers | Creative Edge Flowers, Calgary
Makeup Artist | Edges Salon & Spa, Calgary
Hairstylist | Gemma Simpson
Videographer | Corrine Schneidmiller, ennirocDesign
Want to see more of Trevan & Vanessa? Check out this post for their engagement photos, and be sure to check out their wedding day video slideshow below!
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  • Beautiful photos. Beautiful story. Beautiful day.ReplyCancel

  • I love that you added all of the details as well as the people for the whole feeling of the event. Wonderful. I can’t get over how adorable that little guy is too! What a great day for the couple. Congrats to them!ReplyCancel

  • such a beautiful wedding! Your photos are gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • Goodness! What a beautiful wedding! I love all those gorgeous details and you captured them so well!! They truly look so happy and in love– great job!!ReplyCancel

    • Carlin Anquist

      It really was so beautiful! Thanks Ashley!ReplyCancel

  • Love the idea of the cards to their future! Also, your black and whites of the dress are absolutely stunning! And the ring shot is perfect too!ReplyCancel

    • Carlin Anquist

      I love that idea too! It would be so fun to go through those each anniversary and read messages from family and friends:)ReplyCancel

  • Lovely photos! The detailed shots of the bride’s gown are so beautiful. I also love the portraits outside. The lighting is great!ReplyCancel

    • Carlin Anquist

      Thanks so much Britney! It was a beautiful day!ReplyCancel

  • Vanessa and Trevan

    We ABSOLUTELY LOVE our photos Carlin! You did such an amazing job and we couldn’t be happier. You captured the joy and love we both felt that day. Thank you so muchReplyCancel

    • Carlin Anquist

      !!! Thanks so much Trevan & Vanessa !!! I had the absolute BEST time getting to know you guys and had so much fun laughing with you on your wedding day. Your love radiates so brightly and I’m honoured to have been able to witness it. I hope you’re able to look back at your photos many years from now and have those incredible memories come flooding back to you.ReplyCancel

Cochrane Wedding Photographer | Cochrane Ranchehouse

There’s something so incredible about the wedding of high school sweethearts. Matt & Jenna spent their growing up years together and have already seen so much of life together. Their wedding day was such a celebration of the love they have shared thus far, as well as a blessing for their future. Their family surrounded them as they made vows to one another at the beautiful Cochrane Ranchehouse, and the emotion felt by everyone was evident by the tears and laughter.

The ceremony had to be moved inside due to rain, but then the sun came out and we explored the grounds taking photos and blowing glitter with their awesome bridal party!

One of my favourite things about being a wedding photographer is listening to the toasts and speeches at the wedding reception. It’s so great to hear all the memories and thoughts about the bride and groom both together and separately as children. I always tear up at some point, but at this wedding I was on the verge of blubbering like a baby during one of the groomsmen’s toasts to the groom. He recounted his school days, when Matt was one of the only people to show kindness and befriend him. Call me a sap if you want but that is the kind of story that I hope will be told about my own sons on each of their wedding days. And that is why I love my clients so much – they are kind, genuine people that will love each other well and will build strong marriages and families.

Matt & Jenna – you are absolutely incredible people and I’ve been so blessed to have gotten to know you both this year. I had such an amazing time capturing your wedding and meeting the people closest to you. My wish for you both is that your deep friendship would continue to grow stronger with each passing year, and that your love would inspire everyone around you. Much love – Carlin

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It took some convincing to let this guy know it was ok to ride through our shot! I love a good photobomb:)
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Love it when the guys wear fun socks with their fancy duds!Fun Groomsmen Socks | Cochrane Wedding PhotographerGroomsmen Portraits | ochrane Wedding PhotographerCochrane Wedding PhotographerCochrane Wedding PhotographerCochrane Wedding PhotographerBridesmaids Portraits | Cochrane Wedding PhotographerCochrane Wedding PhotographerFun Wedding Photos | Cochrane Wedding PhotographerCochrane Ranchehouse Wedding | Cochrane Wedding PhotographerCochrane Wedding PhotographerCochrane Wedding PhotographerCochrane Wedding PhotographerCochrane Wedding PhotographerCochrane Wedding PhotographerCochrane Wedding PhotographerCochrane Wedding PhotographerCochrane Wedding PhotographerCochrane Wedding PhotographerCochrane Wedding PhotographerCochrane Wedding PhotographerRomantic Wedding Photos | Cochrane Wedding PhotographerRomantic Wedding Photos | Cochrane Wedding PhotographerCochrane Wedding PhotographerBridal Bouquet | Cochrane Wedding PhotographerRomantic Wedding Photographer | Cochrane Wedding PhotographerCochrane Wedding PhotographerCochrane Ranchehouse Wedding | Cochrane Wedding PhotographerCochrane Wedding Photographer

I absolutely love how these two decorated the Cochrane Ranchehouse for their reception. When in doubt – more twinkle lights! Cochrane Ranchehouse Head Table | Cochrane Wedding PhotographerCochrane Ranchehouse Wedding Reception | Cochrane Wedding PhotographerBlush and Gold Wedding Reception | Cochrane Wedding PhotographerCochrane Ranchehouse Table Decor | Cochrane Wedding PhotographerCochrane Ranchehouse Reception Decor | Cochrane Wedding PhotographerWedding Candy Bar | Cochrane Wedding PhotographerWedding Candy Bar | Cochrane Wedding PhotographerCochrane Wedding PhotographerCochrane Wedding PhotographerCochrane Wedding PhotographerCochrane Wedding PhotographerCochrane Wedding PhotographerCochrane Wedding Photographer

Such a beautiful, classic white wedding cake. White Wedding Cake | Cochrane Wedding PhotographerCochrane Wedding Photographer

These two had some pretty sweet moves on the dance floor!First Dance | Cochrane Wedding PhotographerCochrane Wedding PhotographerCochrane Wedding Photographer

Daddy Daughter Dance
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Sunset portraits at the end of the night are always some of my favourites…Cochrane Wedding PhotographerCochrane Wedding PhotographerCochrane Wedding PhotographerCochrane Wedding PhotographerCochrane Wedding PhotographerCochrane Wedding PhotographerPlayful Wedding Photos | Cochrane Wedding PhotographerPlayful Wedding Photos | Cochrane Wedding PhotographerCochrane Wedding Photographer

Photography by Carlin Anquist, Cochrane Wedding Photographer. I absolutely LOVE photographing weddings at the Cochrane Ranchehouse and would love to chat with you about your upcoming wedding! Email hello@carlinanquist.com or use the Inquire form to get in touch. You can also follow my most recent work on social media – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google Plus. I am available for weddings and engagements in Calgary, Cochrane, Banff, Canmore, the Okanagan, and pretty much anywhere else that you want to get married!

Ceremony & Reception Venue | Cochrane Ranchehouse
Catering |  Gourmet to Go
Shoes |  Nine West
Suits | Moores
Cake | Whippt
Wedding Commissioner | Brenda Romanchuk
Bridesmaids Dresses | Cameo & Cufflinks
Rings | Peoples
Guitarist | Jason Delaney
See Matt & Jenna’s Winter Engagement Photos at Nose Hill Park here, and view their wedding video slideshow below!

Calgary Wedding Photographer | Cochrane Wedding Photographer | Destination Wedding Photographer

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  • Carlin!!! These are stunning! You completely nailed this wedding. The lighting is spot on, and the portraits are absolutely phenomenal. Great job!!!ReplyCancel

    • Carlin Anquist

      Thanks so much Michele! You are so sweet:)ReplyCancel

  • Tiffany

    Love these! I feel like I was right there celebrating with them! There was no disconnect between viewer and subject. Beautiful sunset images too!!!! That’s my favorite time to shoot as well 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Carlin Anquist

      That’s such a huge compliment Tiffany – thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Oh my, you have some absolutely beautiful photography here! I pinned some, and love all!ReplyCancel

    • Carlin Anquist

      Thanks so much Susan Beth! Pin away:)ReplyCancel

  • Gorgeous!! Love her dress!!!!ReplyCancel

    • Carlin Anquist

      Me too! It’s so beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Great photos both inside and outside. I really like the contrast between the dark clouds and the wedding party.ReplyCancel

    • Carlin Anquist

      Thanks Ronald! I love a good stormy sky!ReplyCancel

  • Henry Wakoluk (Jenna's Dad)

    Thank you Carlin for your wonderful work, what a treasure of photos to be cherished for a life time. We are all so pleased with the outcome. Bev and I are so happy you could be part of Matt and Jenna’s day. In our eyes, your are more than just a photographer, you are an Artist, a special caring and talented person, capturing emotions, laughter, tears of joy in beautiful settings, bringing them to life. As I look at your work today, I can still feel and see all those precious moments.ReplyCancel

    • Carlin Anquist

      Thank you SO much Mr Wakoluk!!! It was my pleasure to be able to capture such an amazing day for you and your entire family. Matt & Jenna are such kind and thoughtful people and I know that that has a lot to do with you! Your comments mean so much to me – it it truly an honour to be able to have such an important role and I am delighted that you will all be able to look back on that beautiful wedding day for many years to come. Many blessings to you – CarlinReplyCancel

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Darcy & Jess are two of the most kind and genuine people you will ever meet. On the morning of their wedding, during the bustle of getting ready, Jess kept trying to help me move furniture around while I was photographing details. I told her to go relax but she wanted to make sure that everyone had what they needed.

When her dress was buttoned and her veil securely fastened, Jess made her way to see her dad for the first time as a bride. Her mom and bridesmaids watched with tears in their eyes as Jess and her dad hugged and cried for a good long while, before heading off to the wedding ceremony at St Michaels Church.

The rest of the day was absolutely beautiful. Darcy and Jess were surrounded by so many people who love and care for them. They had an incredible bridal party made up of lifelong friends, who made the afternoon of photos so much fun.

The Links of Glen Eagles did a fantastic job with the reception, which was decorated so beautifully with roses, wood slabs, and love quotes. The night ended with a little bit of rain so we snuck out after dinner to take some nighttime photos.

Darcy & Jess – thank you so much for allowing me into your lives to capture some incredible moments of your wedding day. I wish you a lifetime filled with a love that continues to grow in depth, strength, and tenderness as the years pass by.

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Her dad seeing her for the first time in her wedding dress…
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…and the girls watching from above. The Links Of Glen Eagles Wedding PhotographerBridal Portrait The Links Of Glen Eagles Wedding PhotographerSt Michaels Catholic Church Wedding Photographer

Jessica and her bridesmaids burned the words of 1 Corinthians 13 onto wood slabs to hang on the end of each aisle. It was such a great way to add a personal touch to the ceremony at St Michaels.Wedding Readings1 Corinthians 131 Corinthians 13 Wood SlabsSt Michaels Catholic Church Wedding Photographer

That moment when it becomes real…
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The bride and groom took communion together for the first time as husband and wife, and then the congregation stretched out their hands in blessing towards the newlyweds. Blessing | St Michaels Catholic ChurchSt Michaels Catholic Church Wedding Photographer St Michaels Catholic Church Wedding Photographer The Links Of Glen Eagles Wedding PhotographerRed Bridesmaids DressesThe Links Of Glen Eagles Wedding PhotographerRed Bridesmaids DressesRed Bridesmaids Dresses | Calgary Wedding Photographer

Jessica’s “something old” was her grandma’s ring which she pinned to her bouquet of red roses.Something Old | Grandmothers Ring on Bridal BouquetThe Links Of Glen Eagles Wedding PhotographerGroomsmenGroomsmen PhotosGroomsmen Portraits Bridal Party PhotosRed & Grey Bridal Party Photos Red & Grey Bridal PartyRain on Wedding DayThe Links Of Glen Eagles Wedding PhotographerRomantic Wedding PhotosThe Links Of Glen Eagles Wedding PhotographerThe Links Of Glen Eagles Wedding PhotographerPlayful Wedding Photos The Links Of Glen Eagles Wedding PhotographerThe Links Of Glen Eagles Wedding PhotographerThe Links Of Glen Eagles Wedding PhotographerCalgary Wedding Photographer The Links Of Glen Eagles Wedding PhotographerRomantic Wedding Photos The Links Of Glen Eagles Wedding PhotographerThe Links Of Glen Eagles Wedding PhotographerGroom Portrait | Calgary Wedding Photographer Bridal Portrait | Calgary Wedding Photographer Red Roses Bridal BouquetThe Links Of Glen Eagles Wedding PhotographerWedding RingsLove Quotes | Reception Table Numbers | The Links of Glen Eagles Wedding Photographer The Links Of Glen Eagles Wedding PhotographerThe Links Of Glen Eagles Wedding PhotographerThe Links Of Glen Eagles Wedding PhotographerThe Links Of Glen Eagles Wedding PhotographerThe Links Of Glen Eagles Wedding PhotographerThe Links Of Glen Eagles Wedding PhotographerThe Links Of Glen Eagles Wedding PhotographerThe Links Of Glen Eagles Wedding PhotographerThe Links Of Glen Eagles Wedding PhotographerThe Links Of Glen Eagles Wedding PhotographerThe Links Of Glen Eagles Wedding PhotographerThe Shoe Game | The Links Of Glen Eagles Wedding PhotographerThe Shoe Game | The Links Of Glen Eagles Wedding PhotographerThe Shoe GameFirst Dance | The Links Of Glen Eagles Wedding PhotographerNighttime Wedding PhotosNight Wedding Photos

Photography by Carlin Anquist. I am a Lifestyle and Wedding Photographer based in Calgary, AB and I serve all of southern Alberta, & British Columbia. I am also available for a limited number of destination weddings each year. If you are recently engaged and would like some more information about my services, please contact me at hello@carlinanquist.com or use the Inquire form to get in touch and let me know a little bit about your love story! You can also follow along on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google Plus.

View Darcy & Jess’s Kananaskis Engagement Photos here.

Ceremony Venue | St Michael Catholic Community, Calgary
Reception Venue | The Links of Glen Eagles, Cochrane AB
Bride’s Shoes | Christian Louboutin
Bridal Gown | Kenneth Winston, Durand Bridal
Bridesmaids Dresses | Sorella Vita, Beautiful Bride
Guys Suits | Joseph Abboud, Moore’s
Bridal Hairstylist | Amanda Dawley
Bridesmaids Hairstylist | Anne Marie Rooney
Makeup Artist | Shannon Watt
Rings | Alberta Diamond Exchange
Florist | Philip Chong Flower Bar
DJ | Brayden at Hype Entertainment

Make sure to check out Darcy & Jess’s wedding day slideshow below

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  • Great photos. You did a fantastic job with the outdoor photos in the late summer field!!!ReplyCancel

  • Gorgeous images and I love your details shots. Outstanding job!ReplyCancel

  • I love all of the photos but I think my favorites are the black and white, or the field ones… Too many awesome ones to choose from!ReplyCancel

    • Carlin Anquist

      I love black and white SO much! Thank you Meg!ReplyCancel

  • What a gorgeous bride! They make a lovely couple. I love the detail shots in the beginning. My favorite photographs have to be the ones of the bride seeing her father, and also the laughing/crying shots during the toasts. We also played the shoe game at our wedding, and it’s fun to look back at how hard we were laughing with our guests at our responses. Great photos!ReplyCancel

    • Carlin Anquist

      Thanks so much Britney! She is such a beautiful bride – inside and out. The shoe game is so much fun to see everyone’s reactions to the answers:)ReplyCancel