I couldn’t be more excited to share this incredible wedding. This was my first time photographing at Mount Norquay Ski Resort! It was actually my first time in Banff, Alberta ever! There was so much excitement leading up to this wedding. I flew in the day before the wedding and I have to say, the drive alone brought me to tears. But, when I met up with Ryan & Darion for their rehearsal, she immediately started crying and then naturally, I did too!
Darion & I met through a photography Facebook group 2-3 years ago. The second we started talking, we never really stopped! I joke that she’s my virtual soulmate because we never actually met until they drove down to Seattle for their engagement session. When she asked me to be such a big part of her wedding, I couldn’t say no and was so overjoyed. Ryan & Darion have been together since high school and are truly a match made in heaven. They have such a strong friendship and you can tell that they just adore each other. Photographing them is probably the easiest thing in the world!
The weekend prior, Banff had been slammed with snow so leading up to their day was a little worrisome that we would run into a snow storm. However, the forecast called for sunny skies and it didn’t disappoint! After meeting with them for the getting ready process, we headed to a secluded location for their first look! They took this time to read their vows to one another and there wasn’t a dry eye between any of us! From there, we headed to their ceremony at Tunnel Mountain Reservoir and it was STUNNING! Talk about an epic location for a ceremony! The rest of the day went wonderful as we traveled to various locations for their portraits. My very favorite being at the top of the ski lift at Mount Norquay!
I can’t thank Ryan & Darion enough for their kindness, hospitality, and trust in me to photograph their special day. I wish I could put into words how much I adore these two! Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Balfour!