Calgary Wedding Photographer JT Images presents: Julie and Kenny’s wedding at the Kicking Horse Resort in Golden B.C.
Julie and Kenny are lovebirds from Minnesota, whose love and obsession of the mountains, brought them to the Kicking Horse Resort in Golden B.C. I remember doing my consultation with them while I was Hawaii for another wedding. When Kenny was telling me about their plans, I couldn’t help but smile and think to myself how much of a contrast their wedding will be to what I was about to do in Maui. That’s what I really love about my job. For Julie and Kenny, this was obviously their destination wedding. And to hire a wedding photography whom they will meet for the first time on their bug day was probably a bit nerve wracking.
On the big day Ryan and I met Kenny and Julie for the first time at the top of Eagle’s Eye Mountain. It was incredible up there!! The wedding was small and intimate. The only guests that came were Kenny’s parents, his brother and sister. The ceremony was going to be held right at the edge of the mountain with a view that was so magnificent, it would make you feel like you were in heaven. After everyone had gotten dressed and ready, we asked Kenny and Julie if they wanted to do the first look. We did the first look in the same location as the ceremony. I directed Julie to walk up to Kenny while his back was turned. Our cameras were locked and loaded for what was about to happen. It was quite the sweet moment as Kenny ran into Julie’s arms, she did a cute little hop that Ryan caught.
After the first viewing we headed down in the gondola to do photos in the area. We found a little frozen creek bed that was just perfect and romantic. Once we were done there, we had to head back up to the top for the ceremony. During the ceremony is when I really discovered the love these 2 really had for each other. I mean, could tell before obviously, but the ceremony was quite emotionally charged. A very memorable moment even for me, the photographer. After their sweet vows to one another, we did more photos on the mountains. Eventually we went into town to look for a different backdrop for the rest of the photo shoot. We found out Julie had an obsession with elephants. Kenny joked that, if we could find an elephant in Golden it would be awesome. Of course I said, well, that is a wish I can not fulfil. Then lo and behold. We actually found an elephant in Golden!
Julie…. Kenny…. thanks for trusting Ryan and I on your most special and important day of your lives. When clients book us, I always know they made the right decision. Because I know what we can do, how hard we work and professional we are. I was glad you chose us for your destination wedding, because I knew you wouldn’t regret it and I would give you both something you’d cherish for the rest of your lives. Congratulations again. You guys are amazing together. I will visit MN one day, and you can bet I will ring you up! I’ll even bring your dad some Tim Horton’s, just in case he didn’t get any on the way out!