Anytime I book a wedding in late October or early November in Calgary I worry about how the weather will be. Usually this time of year we are walking around in snow! Sunyoung and Santi’s November wedding definitely had me concerned about what kind of weather we were going to be dealing with. Lucky for us, the weather was great! Well, at first it was decent, as in not snowing or cold. Since the ceremony was indoors the overcast sky didn’t really bother me.
Of course the ceremony went wonderful and since this was a day wedding we had an amazing lunch at the Lake House at Lake Bonavista. As usual I was moving around the venue shooting my photos, all while keeping my eye on the windows to see how the skies were looking. Once it was time for us to leave the venue to our photo shoot the skies had yet to clear up. Overcast can be a wonderful friend while shooting wedding photos, but some blue sky and sun is always nice too. Either way I’ll make it work, but then I saw a few breaks in the sky and had my fingers crossed for a bit of sun.
As luck would have it, about 20 minutes into our photo shoot the sun decided to make an appearance and it couldn’t have come at a more perfect time! We had just finished setting up by the river and wa-la, the sun! I couldn’t have been happier and I am sure Sunyoung & Santi feel the same way.
All photos shot with a Canon 5D mark iii, 24-70mm f/2.8, 70-200mm f/2.8 & 1 580EXii Speedlite
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Thanks for stopping by, Rob
I have a bunch of wedding photos that I posted to my old blog that shall never see the light of day again. I thought I would grab some of my favourite ones and post them on here from time to time.
I shot this one a while back in New Westminster, BC. The location was one that I often used and is one of my favourite locations in the city of Vancouver. I used one Canon Speedlite (Probably a 550EX) shot through a white umbrella to camera right. I used to shoot a lot more off camera flash back then, something I plan on doing more of these days.
Thanks for stopping by, Rob
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Tamilla & Alain decided to have a winter wedding, , , in Calgary! Technically, winter doesn’t start will December 22nd, but around here I’d say it starts the day after halloween. I was totally expecting snow and was wondering how this wedding was going to go leading up the date. Lucky for us, the weather held up and although it was chilly, there wan’t 2 feet of snow on the ground and you could walk outside with a blazer and not freeze to death!
The whole wedding was downtown in Calgary. Tamilla was getting ready in one room in the Marriott hotel and Alain was in another. This made getting pictures of each party rather easy. Even better yet, the ceremony and reception was just downstairs on the 2nd floor! After the ceremony we took to the streets of Calgary and shot as many photos as we could before everyone got uncomfortable cold. I think everyone had fun and no one got frost bite, so I’d say it was successful shoot.
Over all this the wedding was a blast! The people couldn’t have been nicer and the bride and groom were a treat to spend the day with. 🙂