Wedding : Ruth & Derek

This Edmonton wedding has been one that I have been looking forward to for a long time!  It has been so awesome to see Ruth and Derek meet, fall in love and then to have Derek wisk her away to the winter Olympics in Vancouver with plans of creating something memorable of their own.  There have been several emails exchanged between Ruth and I over the months and it seemed that with each email the excitement and anticipation for their big day grew! 

The morning of their wedding day began with the sound of crashing thunder, flashes of bright lightning and POURING rain.  Not exactly the start anyone wants to a wedding day.  However, the rain stopped and the sun came out just as Ruth was arriving at her parents place to get ready.  It was absolutely perfect!

The plans were in place for there to be a special meeting between Ruth and Derek as we were doing their formal pictures before their ceremony.  This was such a special time and the looks on their faces as they saw each other for the first time were overflowing with love and excitement.  The ceremony and reception were held at the beautiful Santa Maria Goretti Centre – the chandaliers in there are absolutely beautiful!

Their wedding party was amazing and so much fun!  They were all such troopers as the rain came and went throughout our time of taking pictures and the rest of the day.

I had the honor of having Katie Krebs work with me as a second shooter for this event.  She did a fantastic job creating beautiful images.

One of the things that continues to stand out in my mind from this beautiful day is the impact that these two have had on so many.  There were people from all across the country – and further (one of the groomsmen came from Perth, Australia) – that came to be a part of such a special occassion.  I think that Ruth has such a precious family whom love each other dearly – and to see Derek be loved and respected by so many and fit in with Ruth’s family was just so…..perfect.

There are several moments and memories that will be treasured from this day. 

What a joy it is to know that the long distance relationship is over and that you two are together…. forever!


When your shoes are this hot – they need two pictures!  

For the new Mr & Mrs H

Waiting for his bride….

Isn’t she gorgeous?

The rain was pouring during this shot!

One of the great parts about having a second shooter at your wedding…..while I was shooting this:

…Katie was taking this…  love it!


Just Married!

112 cups of Rice Crispies + dad who loves you + husband who loves Rice Crispie squares = wedding cake!  Ruth’s dad was the talent and love behind this creation.

Cindy, one of Ruth’s beautiful and talented bridesmaids, wrote and sang a song for the wedding couple for their first dance.  I’m not sure if there was a dry eye in the room.


  1. Chris and Sandy MacDonald on August 20, 2010 at 9:00 am

    Ruth and Derek,


    Both of us, wish the both of you, a very happy life together.

    Christina and Alexander MacDonald
    Invermere, B.C.

  2. Stunning you two! Congratulations!


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