Steph and Ian contacted me ten days before they were planning to get married. A true elopement. Just them and their two witnesses and 50+ guest from around the world via Zoom. Two cameras and two computers made sure everyone could see what was happening and kept me on my toes navigating the many cables and wires. In Scotland, Stephs Nieces, the two flower girls preceded her from their own living room. The ceremony might have been virtual but the feelings were very real and present. During the receiving line after the ceremony everyone had a moment with Ian and Steph to wish them well. (my view finder kept fogging up from the mask and my welling tears). After a few sips of Bubbly just myself and the newly weds went for a short walk to capture them amongst the idilic back drop that is the Blaeberry valley. We were blessed with warmer weather and our views of the Rocky Mountains and the Purcells were not disappointing. A very heart warming example of what people will do to make sure their loved ones can be apart of their wedding during these different times. Love can not be contained in one room, it knows no boundaries, and it is free to share.
- Scottish Elopement in GoldenMarch 3, 2021Steph and Ian contacted me ten days before they were planning to get [ Read More… ]
What Others Say…
Looking for a Photographer that fit our wants for our big day (May 20, 2017 Hillside Lodge & Chalets Golden) and someone that we were comfortable with was a hard task initially. After several meetings with other photographers and not being totally satisfied we came across A Barrett Photography. Our wedding was only months away we inquired with our wedding planner (Susan Bateman, Golden Dreams) who absolutely confirmed she was a good fit and encouraged us to contact her, we contacted Amy immediately.
First off she was a local to Golden which was more than we were expecting from our photographer, reasonably priced and available. After some short back and forth online correspondence and her suggestion of taking our engagement photos while boarding at Kicking Horse (seriously? heck ya!). We went all in and planned a trip to Golden to do our engagement session snowboarding at Kicking Horse. We met Amy for the first time that day and although nervous at first as soon as we found her at the chair lift and rode up we knew we made the right choice. She knew the ‘right’ places to have the photos taken, was easy to work with, be around and also a pro skier so beware (jk). Seriously though we got professional photos taken while snowboarding and it was only a couple hours out of our day!
We didn’t want the standard wedding photos and my husband was apprehensive of the typical and often not natural staged wedding photos. We were looking for a laid back, natural, candid and personal feel; all these elements were accomplished both during our engagement photos and on our wedding day.
The Big Day. Amy was professional and fun throughout. She kept everyone in line and gave direction when needed. We hiked down to the Blaeberry River and the pictures were so crazy good that they look fake, blue sky, river and mountains with a bunch of our well dressed best friends. Im guessing many photographers wouldn’t have wanted to make the hike or even thought to go to the river but her local expertise and adventurous attitude is so special. I cannot emphasize enough that her local knowledge benefited us along with her love for the outdoors. She encouraged us to stay on site for our photos vs leaving the venue and taking time away from our guests, bonus. We got things done as quick as we could and did not feel rushed. Amy snuck us away at dusk to take some one-on-one photos that again have an unbelievable back drop especially when combined with the sunset, they’re pretty spectacular. Amy was able to capture the details that were important to us that included decor, guests and all the smiles and candid shots of our loved ones; the backdrop to our pictures at Hillside Lodge & Chalets could not be beat on May 20, 2017!
Amy’s fun, adventurous and familiar with Golden’s special spots. Amy was easy to work with and captured our day that would have otherwise been a simply a blur of awesome. When we look back at the photos it takes us back to that sunny mountain May Long Day with all our family and friends and we can relive it through Amy’s work; we didn’t even notice her taking most of these wonderful pictures. If we were looking to have professional photos taken again family or otherwise we would make the 6 hour drive from Sherwood Park to use A Barrett Photography in Golden, no question. Thank you, Amy we look forward to another adventure with you one day.- Heather & Ray