Tracy Connery Invermere Wedding Photographer Anne and Jason

Tracy Connery Invermere Wedding Photographer Anne and Jason

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First off… I HAVE to give a HUGE shout-out to my close, close friend and partner Shutter Bird, Marlene Chabot, for including me in this absolutely wonderful, fabulous day!!  This wedding was so much fun and the couple… well, the couple is equally wonderful and fabulous, not to mention utterly beautiful!

Before I continue about whose really important, a quick note about the weather.  The interesting thing about Invermere wedding photography this summer has been, without doubt, the freaking crazy weather.  This day was no exception.  Bright sun; cloudy skies threatening rain and delivering thunder and lightning; crazy-ass wind; absolutely still, mosquito infested air; rain; and, back to a glorious sunny evening!  Honestly, everything short of a blizzard!

An epic day, to be sure…

Jason is a local boy, raised in Invermere.  Anne is not… she’s from Norway.  They met while travelling… and they’ve since continued their travels.  Just about everywhere!

Having met my American husband while travelling, and finding ourselves in unfamiliar territory sleeping on crowded chicken bus and in fleabags alternatively… there is nothing like travelling together to either solidify or completely tear apart the ties that potentially bind.

In their case… having been together so very long and having enjoyed so many adventures together, they are as solid and seasoned as an old married couple – maybe even more so.  This day simply sealed the deal!

Venues:  Chimney site, Invermere & Coys Par 3 Barn
Flowers:  Inspire Floral Boutique
Hair – Ladies:  Mystique Studio in Invermere
Hair – Groom:  Teresa Rogal in Invermere

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I think I’ve mentioned this before, and I guess I can’t say it enough, the pleasure with engagement photography is that it’s a tremendous ice-breaker.  This is my opportunity in a no- or, at least for the grooms, perhaps, low-stress and fun situation to get to work with the couple to allow us all to know what we can look forward to on the big day!  I get to know the couple and how they engage with each other… and they become familiar with how I work, my expectations and how we will best make pretty pictures together once the momentum of wedding day takes hold.

It’s particularly fun when I get to shoot where I haven’t before.

When Laura and Adrian suggested we shoot up near her family cottage near Golden, at the wondrous and beautiful spot that is inhabited by Columbia Wetlands Adventures along the mighty Columbia, I was so, so, SO excited!

Before I get to this friendly, gracious and lovely couple I must wax a little about how fantastic this location is….

Honestly, it is wetlands wonderland and the company has made such exceptional use of the property, integrating it into the natural surroundings yet providing exceptional access to all there is to explore, by land or water, along the river in this spectacular neck of the woods.

There are wooded trails, endless boardwalks, a scenic – and fun! – suspension bridge and a very cool boathouse and deck area overlooking the river and surrounding wetlands.

Great news for we photogs who are always excited to photograph in new and fascinating places: Columbia Wetlands Adventures is also now opening up their wonderful facility to weddings!  Which is a no-brainer as it’s a nature-lovers paradise and for those couples who want a beautiful Columbia River Wetlands experience with a touch of adventure for their big day, this is just the place to do that!

And, well, it only got better being able to photograph this beautiful couple, not only incredibly photogenic but friendly, easy-going and tremendously in love!  They were a pleasure to photograph – made my work of making beautiful pictures with them so, so easy! –  and I will look forward to working with them in a couple of weeks at another simply spectacular natural venue, Nipika!

I know I’ve said it before, but holy moly!  Best. Job. In. World.

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Christine & Collin-Tracy Connery Invermere wedding photographer

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ChristineCollin-Tracy Connery Invermere wedding photographer

ChristineCollin-Tracy Connery Invermere wedding photographer

ChristineCollin-Tracy Connery Invermere wedding photographer

ChristineCollin-Tracy Connery Invermere wedding photographer

ChristineCollin-Tracy Connery Invermere wedding photographer

ChristineCollin-Tracy Connery Invermere wedding photographer

ChristineCollin-Tracy Connery Invermere wedding photographer

ChristineCollin-Tracy Connery Invermere wedding photographer

ChristineCollin-Tracy Connery Invermere wedding photographer

ChristineCollin-Tracy Connery Invermere wedding photographer

ChristineCollin-Tracy Connery Invermere wedding photographer

ChristineCollin-Tracy Connery Invermere wedding photographer

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ChristineCollin-Tracy Connery Invermere wedding photographer

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ChristineCollin-Tracy Connery Invermere wedding photographer

ChristineCollin-Tracy Connery Invermere wedding photographer

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Ohhhhhhhhhhh… and the rain, it just seems to go on and on and on and on.

This June wedding fell just after the lovely heatwave, kicking off our new Rocky Mountain rainy season!

However, entirely nonplussed, Christine finished her last preparations to walk down the aisle as though she hadn’t a care in the world.  The plans to ride to the Natural Bridge site by of Kubota via the trails of Nipika Mountain Resort were going ahead as scheduled, despite the rain that seemed ready to settle in for the day.

But wouldn’t you know it… Mother Nature stepped in to ensure that Christine and Colin were able to tie the knot, in this glorious spot overlooking the Kootenay River, without the need for cover of an umbrella.

And so it remained for the rest of the day.  A fantastic day, with all said and done. Nipika Mountain Resort provided the world class venue, which we were able to enjoy thoroughly for portraits, thanks to Marnie and her trusty Kubota.

If the mood at a wedding is any indication of the marriage to follow, things look pretty darned good for Christine and Colin.  Laid back, relaxed and taking things as they come with cool aplomb!

Oh… and tremendous catering compliments of From Scratch A Mountain Kitchen in Fairmont!

 

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Laura and Brian- tracy connery photography Engagement photographer

Laura and Brian- tracy connery photography Engagement photographer

Laura and Brian- tracy connery photography Engagement photographer

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This recent engagement session was just so much fun for several reasons… first, during the course of a wedding season I work with Laura many times; two, there was a puppy; and, three… we got to shoot in a wonderfully unique local business in Invermere, Arrowhead Brewing Co.!

There’s something cool in every corner and the shop provided us with a very cool backdrop to introduce Laura and Brian as almost married couple… who love beer! Not to mention, it’s a pretty perfect location for my style of photography which tends to be more of the vintage-y persuasion.

So much fun!

To follow… perfect light at Eagle Ranch Golf Course.  Where we got to enjoy a great evening showcasing not only the love and friendship of Laura and Brian, but also that of young Nash… with his beloved stick!

Oh… Happy Canada Day!

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Such a lovely afternoon recently for a family portrait session with photographers Lisa & Davin and their precious, precious little Lyric!  Oh, and Oscar, too!

It’s always hard for parents of ‘kids of a certain age’… balancing their own expectations of what might be achieved for family portraits and those more important, and far more pressing, expectations of the little ones!

Lyric arrived fresh from a snooze and fresh from all the excitement, activity and thrown schedule a weekend of family fun, and freshly passed on sickness from beloved cousins entails.  But, being a total trooper and, in true toddler fashion, allowed to simply be herself, enjoy her favourite stuffed toy and play with her best buddy Oscar, all is pretty much just swell with the world!

Oh… and there’s really nothing that beats swings with mom and dad and being tossed around!  Throw in a snack of fresh fruit and it’s all good!

Look at this little munchkin!  So sweet and full of little girl energy and life… everything that will make her a great big sister to the new bundle soon on its way!

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