My Wife, Canada & True Love
I wanted to share a little of my life before I get into the main story of this post so please join me in this. I have been married for nearly 5 years to my beautiful wife Zoë and 4 weeks before flying to Canada she became very ill with appendicitis and was in hospital for 10 days. Her appendix was removed as well as part of her bowl. Those 10 days whilst she was in hospital were some of the worst days that I can remember. To see the person you love helpless, in distress and pain and not able to do anything to help was so hard for me. I truly adore Zoë and I am so thankful for her in my life. She makes me better in every way and over this time all I could do is pray and trust in our Heavenly Father to pull her through.
I am such an ambassador of marriage; I think as humans we are created and designed for relationships. I love walking through life with Zoë and we were so lucky that she was well enough to come to Canada and share in this time and what a time it was. I am always so honoured to share in anyone’s wedding day. To be there and to capture the start of their married life is a true honour and I am always thankful, so to be asked to fly to Canada and shoot this wedding was amazing.
We had 4 days with the couple and we chose to do the engagement shoot two days before their wedding which was taking place in their church in downtown Calgary, Canada. I left it up to them to choose where they wanted to go and, to my delight, they took me to the Kananaskis area of the Rocky Mountains. Talk about different!! Wow… just wow. Despite the snow and the wind chill of -15 degrees celsius, we managed a good 20-30 minutes with the couple and their families before moving to lower, and slightly warmer, climes further down the mountain to a beautiful semi-frozen ‘pond’ with snowy peaks in the background.
It was an absolute pleasure to photograph and witness Michael and Roxalynn take time out from the busy prep time right before their big day and just enjoy being together, in the mountains, with their families. The whole experience was definitely not typical of my usual engagement shoots but for all the right reasons. Enjoy these photographs, with love from the Rockies.