Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Happy First Anniversary, Theo & Krista!

Sunny day in Saskatchewan just over a year ago!  Oh my it was hot, and such a great day.  I hope that your first year has been just as wonderful!  

It was SO hot that day and the Sno-Kones were very well received.

© Marlis Funk 2009

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

John & Jess - John Getting Ready

With the finishing touches ready for the men, we met up with John's Entourage and made our way to the basketball courts.  
At first it seemed like they were like John's body guards - soon it was obvious that they were there as entertainment and in case John hurt himself.  

© imaging by marlis
Photography by Marlis Funk and Lisa Graham

John & Jess - Jess Getting Ready

I love the "getting ready" part of the wedding day - the air is filled with excitement & anticipation mixed with a little nervousness.  I don't even mind getting told to wait or move out of the way since the preparation seems to take longer than expected, especially for the women.  

It's good time to see all the little details - the colour of the lipstick, the beautiful hairpins that were carefully chosen to match the stunning dress.  And I love seeing everyone around to help (or trying!) to make it all come together in time. 

Steaming the dress!

© imaging by marlis 2010

Photography by Marlis Funk and Lisa Graham 

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Jillian & Derek - Prairie Portraits

I was a little surprised at how relaxed Jillian and Derek were, despite the wind and rain - I think that's how prairie folk are when dealing with weather you don't like.  
But I think it was more than that.  They were so happy to be at their own wedding!  They had fun with it - and let me have fun with the portraits.  

All the best to you both!  
© Marlis Funk

Jillian & Derek - Reception

On to the Reception!  
Jillian's older brothers led an evening filled with laughs (many at their own expense) and Jillian's family put together a song about the couple that was one of highlights of the night. 

I love how Jillian can keep such a straight face doing such funny things...

No shortage of up-and-coming photographers at the wedding!

Beautiful first dance...

The evening ended with a very-prairie dance that had all ages on the dance floor!
Thanks for a wonderful day!
© Marlis Funk

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Jillian & Derek - Friends on the Farm

You would think that Swift Current, Saskatchewan would have rolling tumbleweeds and dust clouds everywhere - not this year!  There have been record rainfalls - "might as well live in Vancouver" someone said to me.  

As a (typical?) farmer, Derek checked the forecast and there was a chance of showers between 3 and 6pm that day - right when we were scheduled to have the photos created!  We had a fabulous time with umbrellas at the ready, storm clouds brewing and great attitudes, even when the sky dripped down on us. 

©Marlis Funk

Tuesday, August 3, 2010