Jennifer and Jason finally got married on June 26th at the Hyatt in downtown Calgary. The day started as usual with the boys prep, where I met Jason and his boys in their hotel room. Jen had surprised Jason with an Apple iPad as a gift. She told me in advanced she wanted me to get photos of him reading the note she left him on the iPad. It was such a sweet note that I think made Jason’s heart melt. I think he wanted to cry, but his boys were there and you know…. guys don’t do that in front of other guys. After shooting the boys, it was the girl’s turn. I met them a floor away in their room. Their room was a buzz as all the girls were getting ready. I shot Jennifer’s portraits right there on the hotel room bed. She looked absolutely gorgeous with her birdcage veil and her specular dress on. I didn’t want to stop shooting her, but we had to wrap up.
The wedding ceremony took place right at the Hyatt in the same ballroom where the reception would be held. Jason came in like no other groom I have ever seen, giving low fives to all the people sitting in the aisle. Awesome! Jen of course walked down the aisle with her father and you could see the happiness in Jason’s eyes. The ceremony was short and sweet and they left and the same grand way as they entered.
It was a beautiful day on this day and the sun was shining. We walked along Stephen Avenue and it was packed with people. Of course Jen and Jason turned a lot of heads and received a lot of congrats from random strangers. Our first stop was Murietta’s restaurant for some drinks and snacks. We shot some photos of them and their crazy wedding party while we were there. But after that it was down to business. Ryan and I took Jen & Jason away from the chaos that was Stephen Avenue. We saw 4 other weddings down there on that day, and if any of you know me, I always avoid other weddings and crowds of people. We found our own secluded quiet spot downtown that was perfect for some romantic portraits.
When we came back to the Hyatt to shoot the reception details, we saw the most creative seating assignment “chart” we had ever seen. The pictures say it all!
Congrats you guys. I had such an awesome time getting to know you both and being a big part of your day. Your wedding was fabulous and you both looked stunning and gorgeous with each other.