Category Archives: DESTINATION PHOTOGRAPHY

Ali & Karl | Okanagan Luxury Wedding Photographer |

Ali & Karl, two of the sweetest people in the universe, said their ‘I do’s’ on the beach of the Okanagan Lake.
They have been through a lot together, which only has brought them closer and appreciate each other on a deeper level.

As Ali said  “I know I have found someone who will love and support me through anything and I also would also do anything in the world for him and the love we have.”

There love was SO evident when photographing their engagement session last year, but on their wedding day, anyone with eyes could see how much they truly cherish one another.  They know and treasure what they have.

There wedding was located in the lovely Okanagan at the Paddlewheel Park in Vernon. Their colors: coral and light grey, brought such elegance to their beach wedding.
Ali & Karl’s wedding was flawless. From darling custom signs for the ring bearers to the hangers the bridesmaids put their dresses on. Not a detail missed.

They decided to do a first glance prior to the ceremony. This is always such a fantastic option (doing all the photos before the ceremony), as the first glance is such a beautiful intimate moment between just the two of them.  It also is such a kind gesture to your guests, as the reception/cocktail hours follows right after the ceremony.

The reception was filled with support and love from all their family and close friend. Copious amounts of fresh flowers (straight from the garden) were arranged on the tables making it such a quaint atmosphere. Love filled the room.

Vendors:
Hair: Seasons salon and Spa
Makeup: Melissa Craven
Florals: fresh from a friends garden
Cake & Cupcakes: The Cake Diva
Ceremony Location: on the beach at Paddlewheel Park
Reception: Paddlewheel Park Hall
DJ: Jaren Titus
Dress: Paloma Blanca

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Rock the Dress {Cancun Wedding Photographers}

Rock the Dress sessions (aka trash the dress) are a fantastic way to get smoldering, sexy, sweet & overall gorgeous photos of you & your new husband. Rock the Dress sessions are shot in the very early morning, when the light is soft & airy and the beaches are quiet and private. These are, hands down my favorite sessions to shoot! Everyone is relaxed (no wedding day stress or timeline), creative vibes are going and the light is always beautiful. With Sarah being an Edmonton photographer herself, it is ALWAYS an honor to be chosen as a photographer’s wedding photographer. Wedding photographers having a discerning eye & know what they are after. It was so flattering that my work was what they were after (no pressure …)

I LOVED photographing sarah & ben’s rock the dress shoot and think that the resulting efforts from their amazing good looks & my creative hyper vibe (wasn’t I hyper you guys?!) are breathtaking. Sarah, you and seriously a knock out & Ben, you are a handsome dude.

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Cancun Wedding Photographer {Sarah & Ben}

Sarah & Ben.

She has a firey energy, mixed with sweet & he is calm and athletic. Together they are high energy, spunky and down to earth all rolled into one.

Sarah was able to get ready in her large lovely suite at the Sirenis resort, as the beautiful warm light shone in through the windows.

The romantic & private ceremony felt like one where you would be watching celebrities wed. It was on the sandy & rocky shore, far away from anyone else ….. The resort has 2 wedding location sites & theirs was such a romantic location. It felt like they were the only couple being married in the world. Tears were shed as “i do’s” were said, complimented by a warm mexican breeze.

The reception was intimate & darling with glowy light bouncing around everywhere. I have never seen more sincere toasts or more tears shed. The love in the room literally bounced around. You couldn’t not feel good in that room.

Sarah & Ben. It was our honor to photograph your romantic, intimate, incredibly heartfelt wedding on the scenic beaches of mexico. Enjoy your sneak peek!

Rock the dress session to come soon! (check back, it’s a stunner!!!!!)

Make-Up Artist: Clarie Marjanen MakeUp

Gown: Ethos Bridal Edmonton

Groom’s Attire: Tommy Bahama

Tie & Pocket Squares: Le Chateau

Bridesmaid’s Dresses & Bride’s Shoes: David’s Bridal

Rings: Aquae Sulis Fine Jewelers

Etsy Vendors:

I Do Stickers: For Wedding Sake

Bridal Hair Fascinator: Esquisite Creations

Bridal Garters: Nana Rose Designs

Bridemaid’s Necklaces: allstrungout1

Mother’s Hankies: Molly and Mom

Groom’s Cufflinks:  Tesoro Jewelry

Groom’s Tie Clip: Calla Jewelry

Bride’s Dress Hanger: wisonmon

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Los Cabos Barcelo Mexico Wedding

These two planned the most relaxed, fun and charming wedding at the amazing Barcelo resort in Los Cabos, Mexico. This is a fantastic resort if you are looking to have a destination wedding!
These two are so sweet together. Him sarcastic, sweet and thoughtful…her adorable, bubbly and fun. Together they are the kind of couple that everyone wants to be friends with. They had so many adorable touches to their weddings days. Oprah says that love is in the details, and as you look through this wedding, you cannot help but agree. From their thoughtful gifts to each other, to the lovely fans for their hot wedding guests, to the celebration of a balloon toss……
It was such a joy to be flown to Mexico to photograph their wedding. A few of the bridesmaids were huge Eternal Reflections fans & made me feel like such a rock star. Until my face was coated in sweat & my hair started to frizz. Then I just felt super lame… but that is how nice they all were, they still acted like I was a rockstar. Such nice people! I loved them all! It was a wedding that I will always remember.
Coming in the next day or two, the amazing Rock the Dress session!! (aka: Trash the Dress…except we don’t trash the dress…we keep it classy & romantic)
Enjoy your sneak peek!

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Planning a destination wedding? We have traveled worldwide & specialize in destination weddings. See pages & pages HERE.

You can see this lovely couple’s Rock the Dress (trash the dress) session HERE. It’s adorable!!!

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Tuscany Italy Villa Wedding Photography [Meg & Mike]

Italy is like nothing I have ever seen before. It is one of the most beautiful places on earth, which is why Meghan and  Mike decided to have their beautiful wedding at a Villa in the Tuscany hills just outside of Siena.
Their wedding could not have been more perfect.
They opted to have their ceremony as the sun was setting, which allowed for beautiful lighting. The Italian tuscan sun is gorgeous, and every photographers dream!
This wedding was romantic, chic and delicate. Each and every detail was planned out perfectly- even with a childhood picture of Mike on Meghans bouquet.
Italy is becoming more and more popular for destination weddings. Its rustic charm is pulling brides from all over the world to celebrate their love.

Congratulation Meg & Mike.
May you have many wonderful years of bliss…

The beautiful Villa that Meg and Mike (plus all the guests) stayed at.

Isn’t it breathtaking?

Meg and Mike wrote thank you cards to all their guests on the back of cute Italian post cards.Her GORG-eous dress.

I Love that Mikes suit was made in Italy. Gotta love Armani!

The colors in her bouquet and in his boutineer matched the Villa perfectly.

Meg rocked a beautiful high fashion ‘vogue-y’ veil!

They are such a beautiful couple!

The famous Tuscany view (no, really it is famous- its on post cards!!) where Meg had her ceremony.

Mike vows were so heartfelt. I think it brought tears to everyone, especially Meg.

Proud parents.

Cute details pre-reception.  Meg made her Italian wedding very memorable.

The lovely tablescape.

The Alfresco dining was a perfect ending to perfect wedding.

Her bouquet with the childhood photo of Mike.

Meg had two looks for her wedding. So we decided to make the most of the delicious sunlight and get a few more of her and Mike

Meg workin’ the hot red lips and birdcage veil!

The grapevines in Italy are a perfect backdrop for any wedding photo!

With Roots in Edmonton, Alberta, Eternal Reflections photographs Edmonton & Vancouver/Vancouver Island Weddings as well as Jasper Weddings, Banff Weddings, Whistler and surrounding areas. ERP as an Edmonton and Vancouver/Vancouver Island Wedding Photographer is an industry leader in International Wedding Photography.
Eternal Reflections Photography also provides consulting and workshops for photographers wishing to grow their business & learn luxury and unique wedding photography.

Tuscany Italian Wedding Photographers.  Italian wedding photographers for fabulous people in love.
Italy villa wedding photographers in Tuscany area.

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{Part III Jamie and Craig} Rock the Dress

The moment I saw this Yellow wall/building I KNEW we had to come here to get some photos! Jamie and Craig had decided that they would want a day after/Rock the dress session!
We had the most beautiful weather and I loved the fact that Jamie was game to do anything!!
Here is a little snippet from her Rock the Dress session!

Isn’t she SO lovely?

Um, hello gorgeous!!

Craig was looking extra dapper!

One of my favorites!

Jamie had some seriously killer shoes!

They are so in love.

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Part II {Jamie and Craig} Luxury Destination Wedding Cancun Mexico

Part II Of Jamie and Craigs Fabulous Luxury Destination Wedding in Cancun Mexico.
Jamie and Craig got engaged in Mexico, so it was only fitting that they said “I do” there as well.
I stand in awe, because I was able to capture and witness such a true form of love.

*make sure you stop by tomorrow, the Trash the Dress will be up!*

You can feel the love in these photos.

Jamie, You are exquisite.

I don’t think there was a minute that passed by when these two lovebirds were not laughing.

Point Proven. They laugh all the time.

When I was taking this photo, I couldn’t help but notice the way Craig was staring at her.

Luxurious Victoria and Vancouver Island Wedding Photographer

I am sorry, I didn’t realize I would be photography Canadas Next Top Models… seriously! How gorgeous are these ladies!!
AND, they are super super sweet!

Anything Jamie does is with class. She exudes beauty

Fabulous Vancouver Island Wedding Photographer Luxurious Victoria and Vancouver Island Wedding Photographer Award Winning Wedding Photographer for Vancouver Island and Victoria BC Vancouver and Vancouver Island Award winning Luxury wedding photographer

One of my favorites.

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Jamie and Craig {Part I} Mexico Cancun Luxury Destination Wedding Photographer

The moment Jamie and I met in the hotel lobby, I knew we would be instant friends.
Her vivacious, loving, funny, kind & caring personality could not be missed.

Jamie & Craig,
Thank you so much for allowing me to capture your love.
It wasn’t hard.
Your love radiates.
Anyone can see that.
The way Craig sniffled as you walked down the aisle.
Jamie, your smile could not have been bigger.
I am so thrilled for you both.
As Pheobe off of ‘Friends’ says, “you have found your lobster”.
I know you both will grow old together. Sitting side by side. Holding hands.
Madly in love.

Have a fabulous honeymoon in Mexico!

*Stay tuned for Part II and Part III on Tuesday and Wednesday*

Jamie had the most elegant wedding gown. Its not typical not to pair a beach with a full blown wedding gown, and she did it. SO beautifully.

Everything Jamie does, is done with elegance and grace.

Shooting Destinatinon Weddings in Mexico allows for great colorful backdrops that make my heart swoon.

These pearls are precious. Her grandfather bought these pearls for his wife over in Korea and brought them back for her.
And Jamie had the privledge of wearing them as a bracelet on her wedding day.

Her mother couldn’t help but tear up anytime she saw her beautiful little girl getting ready.
Seeing them cry together made me cry.

Her dad walking his only little girl down the aisle.

You could just FEEL the love during the ceremony.

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Ocean Coral & Turquesa {Cancun Wedding Photographer}

Kailin & Chris contacted me a while ago about traveling from Edmonton, Alberta to their amazing Destination wedding at the Ocean Coral & Turquesa in Cancun, Mexico. Because we love to fill our winter with endless destination weddings, I of course was very excited to go. Their wedding did not disappoint! Destination weddings have a surreal, exciting feel…all mixed together with a calm and serenity that you typically do not find on a wedding day. I think the feelings that you feel when you go on a great holiday (excited, surreal, calm, relaxed) are carried into the wedding by the bride & groom and each and every guest. So destination weddings tend to have just the best feelings above them.
Kailin & Chris’s wedding had this exact vibe. The ocean & the ocean coral & Turquesa provided an absolute perfect & varied backdrop for the type of wedding photos that we wanted.

Kailin & Chris, it was YOUR day, the one you have been waiting for & it was perfect. Thank you for commissioning me to photograph your amazing wedding. I had a blast. Enjoy your sneak peek!
The Rock the Dress sneak peek will be up very soon, so stay tuned it is awesome!

p.s. give the page a moment to load (it‘s a lot of pictures)…it’s worth it! Also, this is best viewed on a computer & not iphone/ipad.

p.p.s. you can see loads of other destination wedding photos HERE (including weddings in Hawaii, Mexico, Japan & Italy!)

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