Sophia & Mandeep were the last couples of 2011 for us. And what a way for us to end off a great year. Sophia booked me a long time ago with what was only supposed to be an engagement session. But once she had a date and venue, she asked me to photograph her calgary wedding as well. Sophia and Mandeep had their wedding ceremony at the Calgary Wedding Pavilion, but before that, we met up with Sophie and her bridesmaids at the Four Points Sheraton for her prep. When we arrived at the Calgary Wedding Pavilion, Sophia headed straight up to the bridal suite where we did her portraits while Mandeep was downstairs waiting for his moment.
Once the ceremony was complete we headed downtown first to photograph the bridal party. We were even offered the use of an art gallery nearby for a few shots. Once we completed all the group photos, it was time to whisk them away to a few spots I had scouted out the day before. Sophia and Mandeep were troopers, willing to do pretty much anything I asked of them. They gave us A LOT of time to shoot before their reception and what resulted was a ton of wicked imagery. We headed to the Carriage House Inn on McLeod Trail in south Calgary for their wedding reception. When I entered their venue I was in awe. It was absolutely beautiful. The drapes were wonderful, lighting incredible and the style was a perfect match for Sophia & Mandeep’s personalities. They had a lounge area setup that had a night club ambience to it. There, people were lining up to try their signature shooters, which were poured through a huge shot ice luge that had their initials and date etched in it. The wait staff walked around with Indian hor dourves, that we couldn’t get enough of. The reception setup was one of the top 3 nicest we have seen this year. Dinner was absolutely fantastic and so were the speeches. Once all the formalities were done, it was party time and let me tell you…. these guys love to party!!
Thanks M&S!! Ryan and I really felt we got to know you guys well, after spending a whole day with you. I could really tell you both are really into each other and it was a real honor to have been a part of your big day. I hope we will stay in touch and maybe one day we can party together!