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  • Hi and thanks for visiting our website!

    We're Funmi and Adrian, a Photography team who primarily covers engagements and weddings in Edmonton, Canada. This website also includes our other photography work, such as events, cuisine, portraits, architecture, and travel. We share some of our personal stories on our blog too, so you can get to know us and find out what excites us! We emigrated from the UK to Canada in 2012 and we absolutely love our new country of residence.

    Since we love getting to know Canada and its wonderful people, we instigated #yegweddinghour on Twitter in May 2013. Feel free to join us on Twitter on Wednesdays between 7 and 8 pm MST to find out more!

Edmonton Wedding Photographers | Nikky & Thomas’ Union Bank Inn & Polish Country Lodge wedding

{29th March 2014}

 We had a fantastic time covering Nikky & Thomas’ snowy, rustic & romantic Edmonton wedding back in March! We just delivered their luxurious leather album and duplicate albums for their relatives today. It was a complete joy to meet and then photograph Nikky & Thomas’ engagement session (which was featured on brand new Edmonton wedding Blog, yegwed today!) before witnessing their wedding at Union Bank Inn. We feel like they became friends as did their lovely families. They had a rustic reception at Polish Country Lodge, amidst great food, music, hockey themed games and a lot of hilarity.

Their wedding reception was also the first time that we tried perogies. Polish Country Lodge’s chef home made the perogies along with the rest of the delicious meal items that were served family style. Those perogies were melt-in-the-mouth, delicious morsels of food. I, Funmi, loved it so much that I immediately swapped my mashed potatoes for Adrian’s perogies (with his blessing, of course, haha). Sorry but they were so good that all the guests at our table ate them all before we could photograph them! On a related note, the staff at Union Bank Inn and Polish Country Lodge were exceptional in their warm welcome, smiles & professionalism.

Nikky shared some of their story with us:

“Thomas created a scavenger hunt for me. He left me a riddle at home to go to the first place we met: the Saville Center playing coed soccer. My friend Alicia was there to give me a second note asking me to head to where Thomas & I had spent our first Valentine’s Day: Build a Bear in West Edmonton Mall. Another friend of mine, Kerry met me there, where they had to stall a bit because apparently I was going too fast through my tasks and Thomas wasn’t ready;)The third note asked me to head to the place where we spent my birthday together: Seven Hills in St. Albert. Thomas’ sister Megan met me there and asked me to go home. Thomas had made me a nice dinner and after what seemed like hours, Thomas final got down on one knee and proposed.”

Nikky added: “We wanted a very personalized wedding. A lot of the little details were created by us. I made all the spicy peach salsa for our wedding favors, with help from my Nan who chopped up all the onions. Thomas created a wooden sign for the wedding reception and our picture display. My aunt, Darlene provided all the floral decor for the reception. My Mom knitted my capelet & my Bride’s Maids’ scarves. All the special little touches made their wedding unique. My Brother joined my Bride’s Maids as my Bride-elect, whilst Thomas’ female cousin joined his groom’s men as his Groom-elect.”

Congratulations again Nikky & Thomas!

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Ceremony venue: Union Bank Inn; Bride’s dress: Jim Hjelm Blush from Delica Bridal; Veil and Sash: Sara Gabriel Veiling & Headpieces; Bride’s Maid Jewelry: Sweet {Jolie}; Bride’s Maids dresses: purchased from David’s Bridal; Groom & Groom’s Mens’ outfit: Derks Menswear; Bride’s capelet & Bride’s Maids scarves: Hand knitted by Bride’s Mother; Hairstylist: Christina of Shear Avenue Hair & Esthetics; Makeup: Megan Larson; Flowers: Flowers by Meghan; Reception venue: Polish Country Lodge; Bride’s Nails: MakeupandMeg; Wedding Invitations: Glossie; Childhood Photograph Installation: Thomas; Wedding Day programs: Nikky; Decor Rentals: Elegant Earth Event Details & Decor; Ceremony & Reception DJ: Dave Shannon

Edmonton Events | Odysseo by Cavalia Social Media Night

{23rd July 2014}

Thanks to tickets from our friend, Lindsay of Modern Mama Edmonton, Marla & I, Funmi enjoyed an awesome evening last night at Odysseo by Cavalia‘s Social Media Night, SMNYEG. The creator and performers announced to other guests that the SMNYEG guests would be taking photographs and video without flash using only their phone cameras. These images were all taken with my phone camera without flash so the performers & horses were not distracted and the rest of the audience were not disturbed.

As we were VIPs, Marla & I enjoyed a wide variety of savoury and sweet meals and an open bar! The horses, performers, musicians, front of house team and indeed, the creator of Odysseo by Cavalia, Normand Latourelle produced  breathtaking entertainment, so much so that I found myself close to tears of joy and wonderment at what I was witnessing. These phone images cannot do the show justice so Cavalia Odysseo in partnership with YEGTweetup  is offering our followers 10 % off regular priced tickets, see details in last image.

We also had the pleasure of meeting Kim of Mommy Knows & her daughter, Elizabeth, Jenifer of City and Baby & her partner, Christopher, Alex of Shareworthy & one of the performers, Lara (who signed a program for us!) and seeing Kim & Steve of YEGTweetup, Andrea of Little Miss Andrea & her sister, Alyssa, Adrienne, Freelance Journalist Cheryl, Robyn of Joyful Follies, Phil of Baconhound, Tamara, Sarah & Kim of Cavalia again.

Soon, we will be able to share the professional images that Cavalia commissioned us to take of the arrival of the Horses in Edmonton and behind the scenes tour at the beginning of July 2014, watch this space.

Enjoy!

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Edmonton Portrait Photographers | Kirsty & Laura

{5th July 2014}

Last month, we featured Kirsty & Laura’s work as the talented Edmonton Wedding Planners that they are. They are the co-owners of Kay&Elle Weddings. We loved this Portrait Session with them so much!

Edmonton Portrait Photographers | Lindsay, Josh and kids

{26th April 2014}

Our friend, Lindsay is the Community Director of Modern Mama Edmonton. A few months ago, we had the pleasure of photographing her, her husband Josh and their 3 kids’ portraits. Lindsay & Josh really wanted to show the chaotic and loving fun that their family embodies; just as well, as that is what we love doing – showing a family’s true character.

Here are a few of our favourites.

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Edmonton Event Photographers | Startup Edmonton GEW2013

{18th, 20th & 21st Nov 2013}

Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is a world-wide inniative to encourage young people to embrace innovation, imagintion and creativity through entrepreneurship. Startup Edmonton, Mayor Don Iveson, the then Premier Alison Redford, EEDC CEO Brad Ferguson & Xennex Founder Randy Boissonnault were the distinguished speakers at the Luncheon at Delta Edmonton Centre Suite Hotel on 18th Nov 2013. Mayor Don Iveson presented a ceremonial plaque to Ken Bautista of Startup Edmonton to declare 18th – 24th November as GEW 2013 in Edmonton.

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On 20th Nov 2013, “Students to Startups” was a great opportunity for local students to discuss and discover the building blocks of a solid entrepreneurial mindset while still in school. The free-for-students event was presented by the Startup Edmonton Student Advisory Council.

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Launch Party 4 on 21st Nov 2013 was an event for Edmonton’s best entrepreneurs to demonstrate their products. Congratulations to Pinshape, dryrun , Drivewyze, SAM, Cinder.io, Scope Technologies, Localize, Visio Media, Sporting Charts & Accentfree on your launch!

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 We are thrilled to have been commissioned by the wonderful Bottom Line Productions for coverage of all three events! They received all their images at the end of November 2013 but we thought we’d go down memory lane on the blog today. If you are planning an event, contact us as we’d love to work with you!

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