Kananaskis Intimate Wedding

A few words from the groom, Coe: 

Sarah and my story centers around adventure. We first met in Ottawa, Ontario and followed each other some 2,000+ miles to Edmonton, Alberta after our friendship flourished into love. We spent the next few years exploring all western Canada has to offer - roadtripping, camping and hiking. We got engaged at the Capilano Suspension Bridge in Vancouver, British Columbia on a surprise weekend getaway. When we started thinking about planning our wedding, it was important that our big day reflect our adventurous spirits.

Since our families and friends span many provinces and continents, we first contemplated a big wedding, then thought about eloping but finally decided that a small, intimate wedding with just our immediate family (25 people) was what we truly desired. Our families hadn’t met before the wedding and we thought what better way to get to know one another than a week and a half of camping in the Canadian Rockies.

Once we established the kind of wedding we wanted, we started focusing on the details. We wanted an outdoorsy wedding in one of our favourite spots - Spray Lakes Provincial Park, We wanted to keep things fairly simple when it came to decor. We wanted to do as much of the planning and detail work ourselves. Finally, we knew having good photo documentation of the day was very important to us. We turned our attention to finding the perfect person to capture our day. We found Justine Milton Photography on Instagram and instantly fell in love with her light, airy style. We booked her immediately.

Next came Sarah’s dress. Sarah knew she wanted her mom to design and contribute to part of her dress, as she is an experienced seamstress. After a bit of searching, Sarah found a lace cocktail dress at David’s Bridal, which paired beautifully with the handmade skirt that her mom had created. With a few final details, like a belt from BHLDN and a flower crown from Boho Halo Company, Sarah’s outfit was perfect.

The rest of our planning fell into place from there. Because we were having such a small event, we knew we didn’t want all the bells and whistles that can accompany a larger wedding. A lot of our decorations and details were handmade by ourselves (with lots of help from friends and family) or purchased locally. We actually found most of these items by chance, which fit with our plans for a simple and carefree wedding.

Our wedding day was everything that we had imagined and more. An easy-going ceremony, an intimate setting and stunning views. After the wedding we had a small reception on the balcony at Iron Goat overlooking the Three Sister mountain range. The entire day was documented so wonderfully by Justine Milton Photography, capturing the essence of everything we wanted that day to represent - family, simplicity and adventure.

Life Set Sail With Emma Knudsen

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A few words from Brittany: I took on a full-time job about four months ago now, managing a microcreamery (small batch ice cream shop) and take care of their social media side of things. I wont get into why I decided to take on another job but let’s just say this, it’s great! Although I work a lot it’s made things much easier and less stressful for me financially…not to mention, I can actually travel now, which means more exciting content for LSS

Speaking of traveling, I just got back from a week in New York with Justine! The weather was miserable, but we got to shoot a lot of new (and different) things so I am very pleased about that. If you want a sneak peek of what we did, head over to my Instagram account!

I think that about wraps up what’s been going on over here lately but side note, how cute is this Emma Knudsen dress!? She’s a Canadian designer from Vancouver that I discovered last year and I’m totally obsessed!

Grand Prarie Wedding

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Are you recently engaged and planning a wedding? Justine Milton, Calgary based destination wedding photographer is currently booking for 2017 dates! We book weddings all over the world & love to travel so no matter where your wedding is taking place, if you love our style, give us a shout! We only take on a limited number of weddings each year to ensure we are giving each couple our absolute best! If you would like to chat with us about possibly photographing your wedding, get in touch with Justine here: e-mail me

Convey The Moment Maternity Session

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A few words from Eleni: Everyday I dream of who you will be.  Will you look like your daddy or me? Will you have my sense of adventure and desire to explore or crave routine and structure like your dad?  Will you want to see the world just like the both of us have? What will you grow up to be?

We have no idea who you are and already we love you so much.  We hope you crave living life to it’s fullest, you love every chance you get, your heart is kind and playful.  We dream of you every single day. You truly have been the greatest gift we have ever received.

Our struggle to have you has offered us the most grateful eyes.  We see everything with so much gratitude.  So many people ask us if we could turn back time and change something would we remove our struggle?  Before conceiving you I remember always answering…”heck yes!” but now I see everything with different eyes.  I see how much I appreciate everything, everything you have given us already. How even the hardest days are truly the greatest days. How the changes in my body are an absolute blessing, how being sick means you are thriving… I’m not sure I would appreciate it all this much had I not experienced that pain.  Pain I would never wish upon anyone.

You little bun, are the greatest thing that has ever happened to us and not a day goes by that we don’t dream of the little girl that you will be.

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