Nordica Photography

Document You // Leah & MacKenzie

May 14, 2013

Skype chats, phone calls, and cafe sit-downs are a rarity when we book weddings. It’s almost always done in emails, and booking Leah and MacKenzie’s upcoming Rocky Mountain wedding was no different.

Doing business this way is rare, and maybe a bit odd, but that’s how we roll. It’s not like we don’t enjoy meeting couples – we definitely do – but for whatever reason that is the Nordica way.

So when the opportunity comes about to meet couples, we jump at it. In Leah and MacKenzie’s case, meeting them meant an 8 hour drive from Vancouver to Golden to do their Document You session.

Just outside Golden is a cabin that MacKenzie built, and this is where the two of them go when they need a weekend retreat from where they live in Alberta. When they get there, it’s all about ripping through the mountains on four-wheelers, finding new spots for campfires, and just exploring. Not bad.

Driving 8 hours – each way – to do this session with them might be a bit excessive. Let’s be honest, it’s far. But when Leah and MacKenzie described the cabin and how this is such a part of their lifestyle, it had to be done. This is exactly what the Document You sessions are all about.

When the session was finished, after 4 hours of moderately extreme quading through mountains and rivers, we were chatting in the parking lot. We had just met a few hours earlier, and before that I had no idea what they looked like, what they did for a living, or anything else. We agreed booking a wedding photographer this way was odd, but it felt very Nordica. We exchanged hugs, the experience was over, and the next time we’ll cross paths will be at their wedding this summer in Kananaskis Country.


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Leah and MacKenzie’s Document You session was featured on Mountainside Bride.

By Cole & Jakob  

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  1. Nitin Kapoor

    Absolutely fantastic images. Love your work.

  2. David

    Damn! I live in the wrong part of the country ;-( Awesome work!

  3. Anni

    These are lovely, what a perfect place for a cabin, too, I can see why the trip was worth it.

  4. Katie

    I hope you had a beer or two as well ;)

  5. Louise

    absolutely stunning work guys!

  6. jamie

    this is VERY fun. love this session.

  7. Piotr

    looks like fun, great!

  8. Michael Wachniak

    SO good. I love this country :)

  9. daniel usenko

    That looks like fun!

  10. Ariana Watts

    Wow, this session is amazing, you must have had so much fun with them. Talk about adventure! This sesh is epic! :D

  11. Rasmus

    Ni e douli

  12. Nicola Thompson

    I love this stuff its so amazing- really beautiful

  13. Dmitriy Frolov

    Lovely couple :)

  14. Zosia

    Pretty cute couple in a pretty amazing place! And captured so damn well by you guys as always!

  15. Heather Elizabeth This frame is just plain killer.

  16. Sachin

    Too sick!! Wow! What a rad couple!

  17. Lara

    Wow. What a location. I love the feel of these.

  18. benj haisch

    so money. love these sessions from you guys. cheers!

  19. Lyn Ismael-Bennett

    Such great landscape shots and the couple just looks so happy being with each other.

  20. Kellee Walsh

    Brilliant session. Such an incredible location!! I love the way you've photographed it.

  21. sam

    really superb images and a great insight into their lives. also, i'm a bit jealous of where they live

  22. ed peers

    Now that's a whole new level of epic.

  23. Dustin Allison

    Everything about this is perfect! So unique and clearly them...great job!

  24. mathias

    real as it gets! awesome session

  25. Porter

    once again you guys slay me with your skillz. this session is freakin awesome

  26. gabe aceves photography

    well, this is good shit gents.

  27. Derek Olson

    You captured them in that location perfectly. Makes me want to go there right this second and drink beers with them.

  28. nirav

    beautifully documented.

  29. Joanna

    You've captured their life and their love perfectly. I just love every frame and that location...amazing!! So good.

  30. Derek Martinez

    Such a fun and gorgeous session, lovely work!

  31. Kristi

    This is such pretty country!! Gorgeous light, guys.

  32. Serena Severtson

    This is amazing and I love everything about this. Awesome session and great work!

  33. nora

    What and amazing shoot. Love the location, the gorgeous light and well everything :)

  34. /mariahedengren

    Love the animal paw prints ;)

  35. Girish

    Fantastic imagery. I might sound like a broken record, but the places your works takes you are breath taking. Great work as always.

  36. Jakub

    Insanely good. Well worth the long drive! Well done lads.

  37. Yolande Marx

    This is amazing. I'm so jealous of their little house away from home. What a way to spend your free time in life! This session is amazing and every picture should be hanging in their house!

  38. Steve & Sandra

    Fantastic images, absolutely love these, such a good shoot, Great work, Steve & Sandra.

  39. David Campbell

    Awesome work guys! Killer location!

  40. Eduardo Suastegui

    Amazing setting for an engagement session.

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