British Columbia Mountain Lodge Wedding
I recently had the pleasure of photographing this British Columbia mountain lodge wedding near Yoho National Park in British Columbia, Canada. It’s basically on the other side of the mountains from the better known Banff National Park which was another reason I was up there shooting an elopement at Moraine Lake in Banff National Park. I was mentoring a friend at this wedding showing him the ropes so to speak and we had a blast. He had never shot a wedding before and was asked to shoot this one. I offered to walk him through the wedding and be his “second shooter” to make sure all the shots were covered. It was a lot of fun shooting a wedding with no pressure. I will say though this was an insanely bright day and that always makes it hard to shoot. You end up with really bright highlights and dark shadows. Sometimes I really enjoy harsh light but this stuff was just so unforgiving. My friend’s sister in law also took some photos with us so we had a nice little photo pose at the wedding. I really wish we would have had more time to shoot the bride and groom at sunset when the light was AMAZING. But as weddings typically go you just have to roll with the punches and work with what you’re given. The brides father is a wildlife game office up in Alberta. He has some crazy stories about bears and being 30 miles into the backwoods by himself. After the photography part of the night was over I had a few drinks with him and he told me all about the crazy things he’d seen out in the backcountry of Alberta. He then immediately after telling me a story of his friend being almost eaten alive by bears asked me if I had brought boots and a pack…nope! If you’re ever up that way be sure to check out Heather Mountain Lodge. The views and the food are outstanding. I’ve got a ton of blogging to catch up on sometime but for now this will have to hold the tide. I hope you guys enjoy it and as always I love hearing feedback!