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May 2, 2015 · Engagements

♥ 25th Anniversary Portrait - Carl + Paula ♥
his spring has been absolutely stunning in Banff. The ice has thawed early and the lakes and river are open. The sound of birds can be heard on mountain walks and the skies have been gorgeous.

Carl & Paula celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary by renewing their vows in front of the glacier at Lake Louise. It was a moving day that I'll never forget. We met up with them a few days later in Banff to take a few photos to remember their Canadian trip by before they travelled to the states and then back home to Australia. I was beyond thrilled that they were given a perfect evening for our drive around the mountains. It felt wonderful to drive around and take in the views while listening to stories about Carl and Paula's kids and the adventurous life they have spent together.
The moon was playing hide and seek with the clouds.
These handsome fellas greeted us.

December 28, 2014 · Engagements

♥ Banff Engagement portrait - Adam + Audrey ♥
dam and Audrey will be getting married in the mountains next year. They came down over the holidays to spend time skiing with their family and scheduled an engagement session with me while they were here. We were given a stunning morning for photographs and I loved getting to drive around Banff to take advantage of the beautiful sky and light that day. Adam and Audrey have a beautiful ease with each other that I loved getting to witness. They know how to make each other laugh and they have an unspoken quiet communication with each other that is lovely to be around.
I'm really excited about Adam and Audrey's wedding because they will have their ceremony in the grand Mount Stephen Hall and then they will invite their friends and family down to the Waldhaus pub for their reception. If you haven't been to the Waldhaus it's an amazing cozy space with incredible views that in the winter sits above a skating rink and toboggan hill with a fire pit that you can enjoy some s'mores with. The Waldhaus also earned the title of best wings in the Bow Valley and rightly so. Kevin and I went to the Waldhaus twice over the holidays for wings, warm pretzels and a giant 42 oz boot of beer. There are all kinds of cozy corners and a pool table making it an amazing space to spend time with friends and family.
Adam and Audrey share my love of Whitebark Cafe so we headed there for a latte warm up. The talented barista Sarah made them a couple of grizzly bear lattes.

November 30, 2014 · Engagements

♥ Banff Engagement Portrait - Yi Jun + Jean Luc ♥
i Jun and Jean Luc traveled all the way from Singapore for a ski vacation with their family and decided to have their engagement portraits taken while they were visiting Banff to use for their save the date cards for their wedding back home next year.

They were both brave to be heading out for winter engagement portraits having only just arrived from Singapore where it was 30 degrees warmer. We were lucky to get a fresh snowfall during their visit which made for beautiful photographs and they were up for photos in the snow despite the cold. Yi Jun and I had been writing each other for months and she asked me what colour I thought photographed well against the snow, I suggested red and I was thrilled to see they included red for pops of colour.

I feel very lucky to have photographed their engagement portraits and to have documented their time in the Canadian Rocky mountains so that they can share them at their wedding in Singapore.

November 28, 2014 · Engagements

♥ Lake Louise - Jamie + Andrew ♥
amie and Andrew flew from New York to visit Lake Louise and have some engagement portraits taken while they were here. I was super excited that the lake had just frozen and there was a fresh snowfall making it a beautiful winter wonderland. Andrew has an amazing dry sense of humour and my cheeks were so sore from laughing during the time we spent with them and I loved watching how Jamie laughs with her whole body with Andrew, they are a perfect match. It was a hilarious morning and I loved every minute of it!

November 28, 2014 · Engagements

♥ Banff engagement session - Kalena + Michael ♥
alena and Michael have created the sweetest family. The four of them together are so lovely to be around and made for a really inspiring photo session. The winds were fierce the day we met up and I was amazed at just how tough Kalena and Michael were not to mention their tiny pups who shivered but proved to be excellent photo subjects especially when treats were involved. If we didn't already have two pups that we love immensely in our own home I would of been tempted to keep Rusty and Lyla but I know for a fact Kalena and Michael would never of gone for that.

Kalena and Michael rescued Rusty from a shelter a couple of years ago. The poor sweet little man had been returned for being "too mellow". Kalena describes Rusty as more of a cat than a dog but he fits in perfectly and is so loved in their home. Kalena had been scouring the shelters for another dog to add to their family and after 2 years they finally found the perfect pup for their home in Lyla. Lyla had been found abandoned and then returned to the shelter after a couple of home trys. Lyla has finally found her forever home and she is adored.

I love that Kalena and Michael have invited their friends and family to join them as they get married in the mountains but they have also invited their friends dogs to join as well. Kalena and Michael told us we could bring our pups but our naughty pups would never let us get any photographs taken if they attended. Rusty and Lyla will naturally be a part of their wedding. I can't wait. Kalena has already been creating a rather handsome outfit for Rusty.
They call it Rusty's Elvis lip. I call it adorable.

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