We first met Natasha and Josh without even realizing it! Raf had the honour of photographing their friends’, Alicja and Niall’s, wedding last year at the Rimrock in Banff, Alberta. They were there, saw the photos, and asked Raf to join them at their small, Emerald Lake Winter wedding this past February. What a privilege!
If you don’t know, Emerald Lake for a wedding is ooooh sooooo gorgeous, especially a winter wedding! There’s no cell signal. It’s tucked away amongst the mountain peaks, nestled along the shores of an emerald lake (not just a clever name, hehe). So it’s perfectly quiet, serene, and has all the hallmarks of a quintessential Rocky Mountain getaway. In other words, a super special place.
Natasha and Josh got married in front of Emerald Lake Lodge in such a fun, intimate ceremony. There was no wedding party, just Natasha, Josh, 50 of their loved ones and a whole bunch of laughter. (Seriously, look how often they’re laughing in the photos!) They were so relaxed, just focused on celebrating with one another. Love that!
When connecting about wedding photography and their plans, they shared with us that they love winter sports (us too)! They wanted to fit some cross country skiing into their big day. And we LOVED the idea! Winter sports are part of their story and it’s our passion to share those unique stories.
Natasha and Josh were even thinking of skiing down the aisle! But, y’know, short aisle… long skis… Instead they skied on the lake, then finished up at Cilantro on the Lake for their reception.
They were so wonderful to work with, and we know they have a wonderful future ahead of them. YAY! Congratulations Natasha & Josh!
And now, here’s a peek into their most beautiful, fun-filled day.