We're wedding photographers who photograph weddings, portraits, and events in Spruce Grove, Alberta. Spruce Grove is a thriving, family-oriented city with a population of almost 35,000 located 30km outside of Edmonton.
Settled in 1891 by French and Scottish families, you can now drive by using Highway 16 and enjoy the latest production at Horizon Stage Performing Arts Centre.
One of the most popular places in Spruce Grove is the TransAlta Tri Leisure Centre. It opened in 2002 and provides a multitude of sport facilities including two ice rinks, two soccer fields, a pool, gymnasium, and a complete workout facility. The people of Parkland County have access to this incredible facility year round.
During the warmer months most residents of Spruce Grove take advantage of the Heritage Grove Trail for riding their bikes. It has 40kms of trails that wind throughout the city connecting many of Spruce Grove's neighbourhoods. Schools also use it as an outdoor classroom where students can learn about the evolution and history of the forest. In the winter months it allows for the perfect walking trial to be surrounded by nature.
Greystone Gardens is located in between Spruce Grove and Devon. It is a private outdoor venue that offers seating for 170 guests. This venue offers a uniquely natural setting with an abundance of trees as well as bridges and an old log cabin for the perfect backdrop for your wedding portraits.
The Botanic Gardens can be found 15 minutes Southwest of Edmonton in between Devon and Spruce Grove. It is just off of highway 60. With an incredible 240 acres, multiple gardens housing hundreds of different flowers, indoor show houses, butterfly conservatory, and an extensive nature trail system. The U of A Botanic Gardens is perfect for your ceremony and wedding portraits.
The Elks Social Hall is located right in Spruce Grove on 400 Diamond Ave. It is available year round and offers seating for 250 guests in the auditorium and 60 in the auxiliary room. The hall is very spacious and also provides full access to a kitchen with a commercial sized fridge, dishwasher, and freezer.
The Clymont Community Hall is located on Highway 60 and is 10km outside of Devon and 20 min outside of Spruce Grove. It is one of the biggest halls in the area and is able to accommodate 350 seated guests. The gazebo offers the option for an outdoor ceremony. One of the benefits of the hall is providing full service catering for your wedding. The property is quite large and if you have guests that would like to camp, there is a designated area for camping.
The Sandhills Community Hall is located just off Highway 627 on Range Road 270. It is in between Spruce Grove and Devon. This hall can accommodate 150 seated guests and also provides a full service kitchen with your rental. There is a large area for designated camping as well as a baseball diamond.
Karlyn and Warren were married in September in Spruce Grove at Greystone Gardens Bed and Breakfast. Their reception followed at the Mirage Banquet Hall in Edmonton.
After photographing the ceremony at Greystone Gardens, we stopped at Warren's grandparents house. They wanted to be photographed at this location, because Warren's grandparents were such a big part of his life.
One of Warren's favorite places on the property, was in a field where his grandfather's vintage turquoise truck was stored. Restored to perfection, Warren loved the large chrome grill, chopped top, and custom rims.
When we photograph couples, we work hard to integrate important people, places, and things into your photography.
For this wedding, we made sure the things that were important to the couple were included.
We wanted to create something romantic so we asked them to get in close and have Karlyn pull on Warren's suit a little. With their emotions as well as the sun flare, I feel like we accomplished our goal. The image really makes me feel like these two are completely in love.
The image was taken with a Canon 5D Mark III and a 24-70, 2.8L series lens. My wife Jackie is also using the reflector to bounce some light back at the couple.
The only difficulty shooting this image was making sure there wasn't too much lens flare as I wanted the emotion to catch your eye first. We had originally posed them in front of the truck but once we moved them to the side the image really started coming together.
I really feel that the colour of the truck helps to make this image even stronger. The way the light hits it, really makes the colour pop
Location: Spruce Grove, AB .