Welcome

Hey! First of all, you being here and viewing this portfolio of memories and moments, means more than you know. To the clients who have trusted us and to those we have yet to work with, it is always an honour to capture such important moments in life together- forever.

I began taking pictures professionally 12 years ago and started working at the Lloydminster Source newspaper, not necessarily for my photography or writing skills, but based on, "you work hard and would be a great fit," to the already fun and focused crew. It wasn't long before I realized I had a passion for pictures and a desire to meet new people. That first summer I went crazy! Asking questions and self teaching the basics of posing, lighting, lenses, editing and all things DSLR cameras. A close friend asked me to be a backup photographer for her wedding and the rest is, as they say, history. The last decade has been filled with capturing over 260 weddings, in 5 different countries and more laughs in canola fields, pig pens, horse pastures, oceans and puddles than I can begin to express. From dodging traffic on bridges to making crazy noises, I'll do about anything to try obtain that perfect shot. The number of times I've said, "I don't know if we can go there... If you're up for it, so am I!" is more than I'd like to admit, but I've never been one to shy away from an adventure. I have a degree in education, but I am a life-long student at heart and was fortunate enough to teach photography at Holy Rosary High School for over 6 years.
 
I am certainly known for being a little excitable, cracking jokes and saying, "Okay, just a couple more," which in photography is code for a hundred before we wrap a session. The relationships and memories have fuelled my fire to deliver your dream pictures! Let's have fun, let's create and let's freeze those moments in time you never want to forget.

Behind the Cameras

Introducing, your Third Wheels

Lead Photographer and Professional Third Wheel

Jessie Mann

Jessie is known for excitedly explaining, "Don't move!" over hundred times a session and can out eat any man at a wedding supper. She has been bitten on the bum by a giant pig during a shoot and once fell down a raven in a snow storm for a perfect shot. Don't worry, she was okay and she did get her shot.

Second Shooter and Creative Mastermind

Becky Grassl

Beck has been with us for five years and has photographed over 25 weddings. She is the creative mastermind always thinking of ways to make your photos uniquely original. She is beyond terrified of mice and heights and once she encountered both at the same time on a trestle bridge. She too survived but don't ask her about it.

Second Shooter and Technological Whiz

Taylor Weaver

Taylor is new to our team but has already shot nearly ten weddings. He is the Editor of the Meridian Source and spent a year traveling and shooting on a cruise ship. He knows a camera better than anyone and is constantly trying to grab that shot that makes Jessie say, "I think I even like yours better."

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