A quick sneak peak from Melissa & Darwin’s Nakoda Lodge wedding located just outside Canmore. The setting was truly spectacular, with the mountains and lake in the background the Nakoda Lodge truly is a picturesque location!

Let me just start out by saying Jon Montgomery and Eric Neilson are two of the most down to earth successful athletes, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and spending time with. For those of you who can’t put a finger on where you’ve heard Jon’s name before, he won the gold metal for skeleton in the 2010 olympics. Jon’s contribution to Kids Sport hits close to home for me. For those of you not familiar with the charity, it is an organization which enables underprivileged youth to participate in sport which they otherwise would not be able to afford. Growing up I was very fortunate that my parents could afford to send me to gymnastics, soccer, baseball and then into competitive cycling. Sport was a huge part of my childhood and I feel strongly that every child should have the opportunity to participate. So Jon thanks for being awesome and donating so much of your time to a great cause!

Heres a few images from Jon and training partner Eric:

I absolutely love this image above, it shows the true pain athletes push themselves through!


And now some really random advice from an olympian. I truly have no idea how this came up but Jon told us that if you’ve got a long drive and your getting tired, jam a pile of sunflower seeds into your mouth until you look like a chipmunk preparing for winter. Apparently munching on spits will keep you up for hours, he then told us if you want to take it one step further and be 100% awesome you grab a grocery bag and hook one handle on each ear, that way you don’t even have to take your hands off the wheel and you dont make a mess. Just be sure not to take the strange looks the other drivers give you too seriously!

Thanks again for your time guys!

Yesterday I had the privilege of photographing two great athletes; Nik Lewis, Calgary Stampeders wide receiver & Joffrey Reynolds, Calgary Stampeders running back. Time was tight for these portraits (read 6.5 minutes from setup to last frame) as these are very busy men! These athletes were selected because of their work in the community, they have setup a website to help facilitate their charity efforts and as a means to give back to the fan and community in general, I encourage you to go check it out! There work with Kid Sport and the United Way are truly great causes.

Thanks again for your time guys, much appreciated! Continue the great work you both do, on and off the field!

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