fraser river lodge wedding

Fraser River Lodge wedding shoot

Are you surprised to see this styled Fraser River Lodge wedding shoot on our blog? 😉

Jelger and I haven’t done a lot of editorials. Quite frankly for the longest time we strongly disliked them. In case you don’t know what a styled shoots is: wedding vendors come together to create an editorial photo shoot. Unfortunately the wedding industry can make couples feel as if they have to reach unattainable standards of ” decor awesomeness” in order to have a “successful” wedding. Whatever that may be. 😉 Nobody should ever feel like their wedding wasn’t “good enough” because it didn’t get into a magazine or blog or …. 

We re-evaluated the idea and thought: why not create a shoot where we photograph a real couple (instead of models that don’t even know each other), work with vendors we love and just have fun creating something unique and yet attainable. 

In order to get Jelger excited, I came up with the idea to incorporate something I knew he’d love: bison. 😛 Ever since our first road trip together to the States I know he loves them and took a lot of photos of them. I gave Jelger bison socks for Christmas, just saying. 😉 

I knew of this place in Agassiz: the Fraser River Lodge, where they have a stunning mountain backdrop for weddings AND a small herd of bisons. It was perfect! After chatting with Taryn, from The Stand Weddings and Events, we knew she’d be the perfect planner to make this shoot come alive! 

We both talked with our industry friends and a great team of people came together! Our models, Ariel and Nathan actually got married about 5 weeks after the shoot! (so lots of real love there, heehee)

Enjoy the photographs and don’t forget to check the list of fabulous vendors at the bottom! I added a little something about each of them! 🙂 


The Fraser River Lodge wedding shoot

Fraser River Lodge wedding vendors

  • Planning and florals: The Stand Weddings & Events – loved to work with Taryn! She’s super relaxed and fun to work with, but for sure gets things done. 🙂
  • Cake: The Cake and the Giraffe – We’ve worked with Dalana before, we interviewed her years ago, but man she becomes more amazing every time I see her work! She hand-painted this cake, how incredible is this!!
  • Coffee: Jack Coffee – Courtney and Lucas went above and beyond to help us out! Not only do they make amazing coffee (Jelger loves it and he’s a coffee snob!), they drove an extra hour to help us out with a shirt wardrobe malfunction of our groom. <3 Oh, and we borrowed their carpet. 😉 
  • Hair & Makeup: Miss Silvia – We had the pleasure to photograph a wedding before (Anca & Elis) where Silvia did the make-up: soooo pretty! She came up with this unique colour palette for make-up and a pretty loose up-do.
  • Decor: Heirloom Vintage Rentals – Taryn took care of finding unique pieces with the help of Heirloom Vintage Rentals. We especially love the plates and coffee cups! 
  • Dress: Truvelle – What’s not to love about their flowy dresses. I love how simple and elegant all of their designs are!
  • Jewelry: Sarah Mulder Jewelry – I have to confess: I bought the earrings that we used after the shoot. Soooo pretty!!! 
  • Stationery: Victoria Senges
  • Venue: Fraser River Lodge wedding –  All the staff was super friendly and accommodating. The venue and the environment are just stunning. And I can only imagine what a great experience a wedding must be! 

Thinking of hiring a photographer for your Fraser River Lodge wedding? Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us!