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Laura + Bryan’s Wedding – part 2

Here is the second half of our post for Laura and Bryan’s wedding.

– E + M

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Driving Home

After a lovely and long drive (8000 km) we were finally glad to be returning home to Vancouver.  Here are some shots of our last legs of the prairies.  We both would love to go on another road trip across Canada and the US when we aren’t on such a tight timeline can take the time to photograph everything that catches our eye!

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Family Car Rally

Part of the family reunion was a car rally that Mitch’s uncle, Don, organized.  It was a really great day; we saw the church Mitch’s great grandparent’s were married in, the church that his grandparent’s were married in, the home where the eight Stookey siblings grew up together, the farm that the Stookey kids worked at, some family grave sites, and much more.  I had a fantastic time seeing the country side, small towns, and hearing all of the fantastic stories!  Here are just a couple photos from that day.

– M + E

Mid West Storms

During our time in Illinois we were lucky to see some amazing lightning and thunder storms!  Vancouver very rarely gets storms like this and it was fun and exciting to grab our cameras and go grab some shots.

 

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On the Road

For our first day driving down to St. Louis, we left Saskatoon at 5:00 am.  We crossed the border at Fortuna, North Dakota and there was only 1 other car there at the time, so no need for Nexus passes there.  We stopped for lunch in Williston where it is practically California Gold Rush with all the oil, and there were tons of new “homes” sprawling out in every direction.  We talked to a few guys in town who said some of the workers are “hot bunking”, where they share a bed with another person who has an opposite 12 hour shift, so while 1 guy is working, the other is sleeping in the bed.  The town looked as though it was bursting at the seams with how many people were there.  Finally, we checked into our hotel in Hill City, South Dakota 15 hours later and we finished off the night with a visit to Mount Rushmore.

 

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Yaremko Family

Luckily for us, my sister and her beautiful family were in town while we were in Saskatoon.  We snapped some shots of them hanging around Pura Vida farm.

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Pura Vida

As part of our road trip down to the Mid West, we stopped for a few days in Saskatoon at Mitch’s parent’s farm.  We had some beautiful weather and skies, so we took a few shots of a truck ride through the fields.  There’s also a picture of Mitch’s dad.

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Road Trip – Canadian Rockies

Mitch and I are already down in St. Louis, MO but we wanted to post pictures from our drive here.  Here are some photos we took on our drive from Vancouver to Edmonton.   We did the drive in one day so we didn’t have a lot of time to stop for photos.  As you can see below – we mostly took pictures of mountains.

– E + M

Last Summer

Mitch and I are getting ready to make our way to the Stookey family reunion in Missouri.  We are going to be driving; so I am gearing up for my longest road trip ever!  I am really excited to meet some more people in Mitch’s family and see all of the lovely aunts, uncles, and cousins that I already know.

Thinking about going to the reunion made me think about last year’s Stookey reunion which was held in Vancouver to coincide with our wedding.  Below are some photos taken last summer at our wedding rehearsal – it was a really incredible day!

I will post photos from our road trip soon!

– E + M

Laura + Bryan

We did a lovely engagement shoot with our dear friends, Laura and Bryan on the last Sunday of April. They made the shoot super easy for us; they knew two great locations (along the Fraser River in Richmond and Boundary Bay in Delta), they looked amazing, and they were just a blast to hang out with!

– E + M