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Erin and Shane- Invermere Wedding Photography

Erin and Shane were married at Eagle Ranch Golf Club in Invermere, BC, this month. The day started out warm and sunny but slowly the clouds rolled in threatening their outdoor ceremony.  As luck would have it the rain held off until just after the first kiss. A few drops here and there fell as we rushed around doing their portrait session. In the end they had a terrific thunderstorm on their wedding day and I’m told that’s very lucky. Erin and Shane must have been wearing horseshoes since after the storm a perfect double rainbow appeared over the golf course followed a beautiful sunset….oh and did I mention 2 bald eagles soaring over the ceremony? Pretty sure that must mean something lucky in some culture or another. But Erin and Shane are the kind of people who you hope really good things happen too- they are sincere and kind and thoughtful-but most of all they have a way of making you feel like you have been friends forever. Just two of the most amazing people I’ve had the pleasure to work with. I mean, really, what kind of amazing girl is valedictorian and prom queen? 

Erin and Shane had lots of special parts to their wedding that made me smile, but I teared up at perhaps an unlikely part. After their first dance they surprised their guests with a choreographed dance routine to “Down” by Jay Sean. They were dancing around just looking so in love and happy and all the guests were cheering and laughing. It was such a moment of pure joy.  You could  feel the love radiate from the room. A moment later the dance floor filled and not a person was left in the seats. I could not stop smiling.

I’m so glad when good things happen to good people. Your day could not have been better.

If I ever make it down to Boston I am totally taking you up on a visit and a tour 🙂     




I snuck Erin and Shane out of their reception for those last few sunset images. I was waiting till a small break in the nightly events when the light outside was just right. Again we were *lucky* as the sunset right behind the mountians only minutes after we went outside. We had such a small window of time- maybe 10 minutes tops- and it just barely worked out. I love when things work out 🙂

  • sharon - July 28, 2010 - 4:47 am

    Oh my goodness!! Love!! The shoe, the crazy stormy sky, then the rainbow and then the amazing golden light!! I have never seen anyone capture the venue as well as you do. Love that gazebo shot. Actually, I love it ALL!!

  • Rebecca @ High Culture - July 28, 2010 - 5:19 am

    Kelsy, I totally agree with Sharon – she said it all and I don’t want to be so repetitive but really… you’re incredible! Such beautiful shots, yet again! 🙂

  • Kim - July 28, 2010 - 5:46 am

    beautiful, beautiful, beautiful…you saved the best for last 🙂

  • Chelsea Soar - July 28, 2010 - 12:20 pm

    This blog post is absolutely stunning. I cannot believe the beautiful ceremony site and have never even seen a double rainbow before. They look so in love. Great Job Kelsy, as per usual. 🙂

  • Karla Snider - July 28, 2010 - 2:10 pm

    Love these! Great Work Kelsy. Stunning sunset shots!

  • California Wedding Photographer - July 28, 2010 - 3:59 pm

    Excellent work! Love the location! My favorite photo is the one of the entire wedding with the guests; the clouds are very dramatic! Great job!

  • Rebecca D'Amato - July 29, 2010 - 1:09 am

    Wow! What beautiful pics!!! Knowing the happy couple I cant enough how beautifulyl you captured them. I wasn’t able to be there for the wedding and see these gorgeous photos makes me feel like i was almost there, you captured the moments so well! gorgeous!

  • sarah dammeyer - July 29, 2010 - 1:12 am

    what a beautiful couple! the ones in the sunset at the end are absolutely amazing!

  • Lauren Donnelly - July 29, 2010 - 1:21 am

    What amazing pictures, I can feel the love through the website!

  • Maggie Laval - July 29, 2010 - 3:10 am

    WoW!!!!!!!! These are amazing photographs of a truly amazing couple!

  • Mark Massey - July 29, 2010 - 3:23 am

    Beautiful. Really beautiful. Captures the essence of the day.

  • Lynn - July 29, 2010 - 3:46 am

    holy wow, these are amazing pics! I’m a new photographer, just starting out, and was planning to steer clear of weddings but you captured some truly enlightened images here! I’m inspired! Shane and Erin, you two are beautiful! Congrats and much love! mwah!

  • Erin and Shane - July 29, 2010 - 4:39 am

    Oh, Kelsy, we are so touched by your kind comments and thrilled by the photos. You captured the magic on our special day! We feel fortunate to have found you and are honored to have your photos keep our memories alive. Thank you, thank you!

  • laurie - July 29, 2010 - 4:39 am

    Kelsy, these shots are my favourite yet! They just ooze with love. Great work (I’m sure they made it pretty easy).
    LOVE that rainbow photo. Gorgeous work!

  • Amy - July 29, 2010 - 4:42 am

    One of the most beautiful weddings ever… Congratulations again Erin and Shane. Love Amy.

  • Katy - July 29, 2010 - 5:24 am

    Erin – you are absolutely gorgeous and it looks like the wedding was one of the most beautiful I have ever seen!

    Congratulations you two!


  • Maggie Brown - July 29, 2010 - 9:28 am

    Kelsy these pictures are GORGEOUS!! I was really disappointed I wasn’t able to make it to the wedding, and it was great to see through your work how beautiful everything was!

  • Megan Morsheimer - July 29, 2010 - 9:43 am

    Absolutely spectacular photography of the most glorious event! I cannot wait to see ALL of the pictures. Kelsy – I love your blog about the wedding; it is well written and describes the event so well. Thank you so much for documenting one of our family’s treasured moments. You are a star! Megan Morsheimer (sister of the bride)

  • Andrew Wade - July 29, 2010 - 11:07 am

    These photos are beyond incredible. Congratulations Shane and Erin!!

  • Michelle Bonanno - July 29, 2010 - 11:16 am

    Amazing Pictures of Erin & Shane! So beautiful, can’t wait to see the rest!

  • Kim Fowler - July 29, 2010 - 12:36 pm

    I love you guys!! These pictures are incredible, I spent this morning showing everyone at work 🙂 Everyone thought the rainbow must have been photoshopped in, it is so perfect!

  • Marina Cathcart - July 29, 2010 - 12:48 pm

    Kelsy is a perserverant photographer–no matter what Mother Nature chose to throw at her, she turned on her creativity and made the most of it. These photos are delectable examples of her talent–clearly! The subjects aren’t too shabby either 😉

  • Meg Cole - July 29, 2010 - 12:54 pm

    The pictures are absolutely gorgeous! Fabulous job Kelsy. Every picture looks stunning. I look forward to the others!

  • yen - July 29, 2010 - 2:11 pm

    erin looks stunning! the pictures just capture the moment. i love the rainbow shot! Thanks for sharing these memories megan.

  • Jane Jacobs - July 29, 2010 - 2:32 pm

    Kelsy: Well done. Photos of those wonderful kids is fabulous and captured the day perfectly. We so enjoyed ourselves and wish happiness, love and peace to Erin and Shane always. They deserve it. A fab day for 2 fabulous people that we love. Brock,Jane, Marc & Evan Jacobs

  • Susan Miller - July 29, 2010 - 3:37 pm

    What a beautiful wedding! The pictures are wonderful. Congrats to you both! Michelle’s mom.

  • Elizabeth Triche - July 29, 2010 - 4:04 pm

    Beautiful!! The stormy sky, the double rainbow, the perfect lighting in every single shot-breathtaking!!

  • Aunt Linda - July 29, 2010 - 9:44 pm

    What an outstanding occasion!! A magical event filled with a cast of truly outstanding people and memorable settings that will stay in our hearts for a lifetime! Thank you Erin and Shane for giving all of us a glimpse of your Rockies, lakes, and valleys, they are breathtaking, and to Kelsy for capturing it all!!

  • Viesha - July 30, 2010 - 12:22 am

    Oh my God! Double rainbow! Gorgeous couple. The elements actually made for some incredible photographs, what with the stormy sky, the double rainbow, and the fantastic sunset.

  • Linda Anderson Stewart - July 30, 2010 - 3:13 am

    Wonderful pictures….covers the spirit day so well….I was there…and this looks like what I experienced! What a great wedding…full of joy and laughter and love! Congrats Erin and Shane…and thanks for letting us sharing your day.

    Love Linda

    PS Not sure I “get” the headless bride and attendant shot…. ?

  • Lori - July 30, 2010 - 2:16 pm

    Kelsy, you’re so modest. You were “lucky” and it “worked out” because you are so observant! You were carefully watching for the perfect lighting and that’s why it worked out so perfectly! I love that you are such a perfectionist and patient. Together those qualities make your work outstanding.

  • Ann Scott - July 31, 2010 - 2:44 pm

    These photos are amazing!! Such a mix of weather! Erin and Shane are so beautiful! 🙂

  • Duffys - July 31, 2010 - 3:14 pm

    Beautiful!! Amazing photos. It was an amazing day and we were so happy to be a part of it!!

  • Ashley - August 2, 2010 - 12:05 am

    These photos are absolutely beautiful! And what incredible weather! Erin and Shane, thank you so much for sharing these so I could experience a little piece of your special day.

  • Laurie - August 2, 2010 - 2:32 am

    What a beautiful couple and exquisite photography. Such wonderful memories of a fabulous weekend!

  • Emily P. - August 2, 2010 - 9:36 pm

    An amazing couple, an amazing event, and these are amazing pictures that captured it all. Absolutely Beautiful!!!

  • Sherry Francoeur - August 3, 2010 - 8:02 pm

    These photos are amazing…the uniqueness of the posses and the gorgeous background took my breath away. It is certainly the next best thing to being there. Erin and Shane are certainly blessed to have these pictures to look upon as they grown old together.

  • athena - August 5, 2010 - 7:30 pm

    As usual, love all your photos Kelsy: they are stunning.

    Plus, holy gorgeous shoes, Erin! They look like flats, which I want for my wedding next year.

  • Jan Liljegren - August 5, 2010 - 9:38 pm

    So enjoyed the wedding photo preview!! It must have been just as spectacular as the photos and words describe. Wish we could have been there, but look forward to meeting Shane at the Cousins’ Reunion next year (if not before)… you are going aren’t you? Jan Liljegren

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  • Ken, Lee Ann and Tammy Comegys - August 8, 2010 - 7:12 pm

    Erin and Shane, these photos are fabulous. We had such a wonderful time celebrating with you. We hope your honeymoon was great! Thank you so much for a wonderful weekend. Lee Ann Comegys

  • Janice Hitzhusen - August 10, 2010 - 12:43 am

    Erin and Shane, thank you for sharing your wedding pictures with us. The great outdoors of BC is stunningly beautiful. I especially enjoyed the energy and action of everyone rushing in to dance. You make a beautiful and romantic album. Makes us want to renew our vows. The best to you both. Janice

  • Debby Lamb - August 10, 2010 - 4:33 am

    Wow, what awesome photos. Congratulations to you both.
    Debby and Peter Lamb (Fred and Linda’s friends of 34 years, from Australia)

  • Peggy - August 13, 2010 - 7:12 pm

    Amazing pictures of a beautiful wedding. Thank you for sharing these. Congratulations to Erin & Shane!

  • Nathan Koelln - August 13, 2010 - 8:50 pm

    Awesome photos you two. The rainbow shot is too good to be true, though it made me laugh a bit after having recently watched the “Double Rainbow” video on YouTube. Anyway, so sorry I couldn’t make it up there for the actual day. Glad it turned out so beautifully!

  • Fred Morsheimer - August 24, 2010 - 8:04 am

    Everything we hoped for and more.

  • phyllis newson - August 25, 2010 - 3:35 pm

    BREATHTAKING ! … the VIEW …. the RAINBOW …… the setting ….. the wedding details … and most of all ……. the BRIDE & GROOM !!

    Congratulations Erin and Shane! may you enjoy a LIFETIME of “dancing together”

    so sorry I had to miss your very special day … appears you two really know how to throw a party !! ( just saw “first dance” )

    look forward to seeing you/ meeting Shane in Tahoe next summer … hope you can make it !