It is an understatement to say that Lanny and I are incredibly excited in the days leading up to a wedding. Our excitement leading up to Cathryn and Cliff’s wedding was extraordinary, as it was our first of 2012. We were so fortunate to have had such a gorgeous couple to debut our 2012 season. Cathryn and Cliff got married at one of our favourite venues, The Post Hotel, in spectacular Lake Louise. One of my favourite parts of photographing a wedding is being in the bride’s room, as she’s getting ready. The energy in the room is always so exciting and, inevitably interspersed with a little drama. The drama in this particular wedding had to do with a faulty steamer, which after a very long struggle, eventually started to work. Cathryn looked absolutely radiant. Their small and intimate ceremony was held in the up-stairs library of The Post. You can tell a lot about the bride and groom, as a couple, by looking at the wedding guests during the ceremony. I couldn’t take my eyes off Cliff’s three brothers; all sitting in the front row beaming, with the biggest and proudest smiles. I get emotional just thinking about it. It was more than obvious how happy everyone was for Cathryn and Cliff. After the ceremony, as we were capturing some bridal party images, Lanny upheld his reputation of doing absolutely anything to get “the shot”. At one point, I looked over to find him lying on his stomach, in his nicely pressed dress shirt, in the middle of a wet slushy puddle. The post-reception party was absolutely “epic”, and I don’t use that word lightly. We have really, really enjoyed getting to know Cathryn and Cliff. They gave us full creative license, were super down to earth and a complete joy to photograph.