No one in Edmonton expects it to be 38 °C on their wedding day but on July 1st, 2021, that’s exactly what Amy and Mike woke up to. Having already postponed their wedding due to Covid-19 restrictions these two didn’t let the hot dry summer heat get in the way of their celebration!

Brought up in farming families, these high school sweethearts planned a western wedding day that perfectly fit their love story. I worked with Amy to create a timeline with plenty of room for photos, some much needed downtime, and most importantly time to celebrate with friends and family. The pre-planned downtime proved to be so important for Mike and Amy’s wedding day due to the extreme heat! We never once felt rushed!

Amy spent the morning at her family farm with time set aside for special portraits with her childhood horse named Blue before venturing down to an old bridge on the family property for her first look with Mike. So many happy tears! For the afternoon, we headed to The Barn at Lion’s Garden, which served as the perfect venue for portraits, vows and of course the party!

Photographer: Janelle Dudzic Photography, Venue: The Barn at Lions Garden Estate // Florals: The Flower Stop & Gift Shop, Bride’s Attire: Bridal Debut // Makeup & Hair: Blush Artistry // Videography: Narra Studios

Getting Ready

Bridal boots for a western wedding from the Boot Barn

First Look & Letter Reading

Wedding day first look on a wooden bridge

Portraits at The Barn at Lion’s Garden



Sunset Portraits

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Hi, my name is Janelle, I’m a photographer from Edmonton Alberta. I’m all about three things: celebration, connection and client education. My style is relaxed and romantic. I love intimate weddings, the kind where I get to know your family and friends. I thrive when meeting new people. My favourite moment of every wedding is right after the ceremony. This is when your friends and family smother or possibly crush you with either love or cheerful embrace. Bring on the epic dance parties.

  I value connection and celebration of moments over a big production.