Katelyn Smeall became Mrs. Walker on July 28, 2018 where I had the honor of spending the morning with her to capture her last moments as a Smeall, as she prepared for her walk down the isle.
Katie has become one of my dearest friends over the past few years. I met her through her husband Brodie Walker at the beginning of their relationship. Katie was so easy to get along with – her pure and gentle spirit makes her an amazing friend. Katie has always taken the time to get to know Brodie’s friends and she has been welcomed into our lives as a sister. I am very grateful to have gained such a wonderful friend in her.
Katie asked me if I would be willing to take her getting ready photos for her wedding and I was so honored and excited to do so. I wanted to share some of my favorites with you and I hope you enjoy!
Now a wedding would not be complete without a few key people to celebrate the day!
It’s time to announce the bridesmaids…
Maid of Honor – Shauna O’Meara has been one of Katie’s best friends since High School where they first met and have been best friends ever since. They tell each other everything and have always been there for each other through the good and the bad. They share a love of Johnny Depp, drinking wine, going to yoga, chocolate and cheese.
Bridesmaid – Jillian Mortensen has known Katie since they were 7 years old and they did everything together growing up; from soccer, to family vacations, sharing a love of Spice Girls and N’SYNC, and eating popcorn till they can’t move.
Bridesmaid – Laura Smeall is the brides younger sister. They have amazing memories of living in Montreal together and spending summers swimming in their Aunt’s pool, shopping and eating endless amounts of poutine.
Now we can’t forget the most important people in Katie’s life – her parents! Maggie and Bob have done a truly prodigious job with raising their two daughters. They are kind, compassionate and caring individuals. They always welcome us into their home as family and it was a pleasure capturing heartwarming moments like this…
A father seeing his daughter in her wedding gown for the first time is an absolutely beautiful moment! This is my favorite wedding moment, aside from watching the groom see the bride for the first time while walking down the isle.
Nothing is more precious than the bond between mother and daughter nor can anything replace the love a mother has for her children! That love is so evident in these photos.
I just want to say thank you to Brodie and Katelyn for allowing me to be a part of this special day. I hope your days are filled with love, laughter and happily ever after!