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  1. Janice

    Amanda your photos are breathtaking. I️ knew you would be the most beautiful bride.!

  2. Julie

    Amanda these are next level gorgeous! You made such a stunning bride – now I want to visit Canada!!



First Look in Canmore, Canada

Happy Wedding Wednesday!

1st make sure you saw our GETTING READY photos so that you can keep going on this wedding timeline I am laying out for you!

We got married in Canmore, Canada and did all of our first look there. My sister (who was also my photographer) got together with our videographer and checked out a bunch of spots throughout the weekend so that we could already have these places set on our wedding day! They did such an amazing job.

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Our very first look was in a forest with moss everywhere. It was like a fairy tale (except that I was actually getting eaten alive by all sorts of bugs out there!)

My wedding shoes are shown in the photo but I wore some older pumps under the dress to avoid them getting grass stains in the moss.

I was standing there waiting while Troy crept up around me in the moss. We got to see each other’s faces at the same time. It was one of the most special moments of my life! We were both shaking from nerves, haha! So cute!

the miller affect wedding in canmore canada The Miller Affect wearing a Berta gown for her wedding in Canmore, Canada The Miller Affect wedding in Banff, Canada

After the mossy forest we stood on these beautiful rocks and got an amazing shot with the mountains and lake behind us. I could have stood up there forever with him!

the miller affect wearing a berta wedding dress in canmore canada The Miller Affect wedding- groom wearing navy suit from The Black Tux The Miller Affect first looks at three sister's mountain range in Canmore, Canada The Miller Affect wedding with a bouquet from Wild Rose Events

Lastly, we found a spot to park along one of the lakes and just walked the shore. We got to play around and relax and just talk to each other for the first time that day. It was such an important thing for us to be able to do before we headed to the ceremony! We didn’t get much alone time after that!

All in all I am so incredibly glad that we took these first look photos. They turned out so gorgeous and I loved sharing some private moments with him before the madness began!


Photos: Adria Lea Photography. She is taking weddings in DFW guys so make sure to book her asap! She travels as well if you want to bring her along for a destination wedding!

Florals: Wild Rose Events. How incredible is my bouquet? SWOOOON! I gave her a vision and she created this masterpiece. One of my favorite things from the day! She came with me from Dallas! Book her asap guys!



Store- Bridal Boutique of Lewisville (check to see when their next Berta trunk show is!)

Troy’s Tux: The Black Tux

My Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Hairpiece: Mockingbird Bridal (where my mother and two sisters all got their wedding dresses!)

Wedding Planner: Thanks to Ashley at Signature Weddings for being the best planner and for making sure we stayed on track throughout these photo shoots! Make sure to use her if you are getting married in the Calgary/Banff/Canmore area!

I definitely recommend doing a first look guys! I always thought I would NEVER do it and that I wanted it to be traditional, but then we would have missed out on all of the photos that we get to keep for a lifetime. It was also a great opportunity for us to spend time together and shake out our nerves before the ceremony!

xoxo Amanda


XO Amanda
November 29, 2017 Wedding

Wedding Wednesday- Our First Look

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