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October 12, 2014 · Engagements

♥ Emerald Lake Engagement - Jennifer + Rob ♥
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t is perfectly fitting that this week-end which is Canadian Thanksgiving I am feeling incredibly thankful for the experiences I get to have as a mountain wedding photographer. I am invited to our favourite places in the mountains to photograph couples at their happiest. I was honoured that Kevin and I were asked to meet Jennifer and Rob at Emerald Lake to capture some engagement portraits for them. Jennifer and Rob had never been to Emerald Lake before booking it for their wedding next summer so they decided to make the long drive down from Fort McMurray to see it and they were thrilled with their decision. They arrived late at night when it was dark and woke up the next day to see Emerald Lake. We loved getting to head out on canoes for the last week-end they are available at Emerald Lake and enjoy the fall colours and crisp air. I was so moved by Jennifer's excitement and moments of tears as the realization that they will soon be getting married hit her as we spent the afternoon taking photographs where they will soon become Mr & Mrs.

Jennifer and Rob are up for anything and climbed over rocks so we could capture some photographs at spots we hadn't explored before. They bring good luck with them as it was predicted to be thunderstorming on the day we chose to meet but we arrived to a beautiful calm afternoon. They were randomly given a canoe to take out and it just so happened to have the date of their wedding on it. As we finished taking photographs and Jennifer and Rob headed off to Field to enjoy some pork belly nachos it poured rain. Our timing couldn't of been more perfect. Emerald Lake lodge has fireplaces in every room so I loved driving home in the pouring rain knowing they would get to enjoy a cozy night by the fire dreaming up wedding plans.









August 9, 2014 · Engagements

♥ Banff Engagement portrait - Jeana + Devin ♥
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am beyond excited about Jeana & Devin's upcoming fall wedding at The Post Hotel. I was thrilled to get to spend a beautiful evening with the two of them for some engagement portraits around Banff. They have a quiet ease that is calming to be around.
I love that Devin wore his cowboy boots that once belonged to his father for photos. It's so nice when people can incorporate some family history into photographs.
Devin planned a truly romantic proposal for Jeana that involved a matchbox and a fireplace so I had to include a photo of the ring that Devin designed for Jeana with some matches.









August 6, 2014 · Engagements

♥ Banff Engagement photographer - Gayle + Vince ♥
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ayle and Vince planned a wedding in Montreal but wanted some engagement portraits to reflect their home in Alberta and week-ends spent together in the mountains. Gayle has serious skills to climb rocks in her heels and thankfully Vince is such a gentleman to hold her hand and her heels. An afternoon well spent and fondly remembered by me.









August 5, 2014 · Engagements

♥ Banff Engagement photography - Cheryl + Lance ♥
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had never met Cheryl and Lance before their engagement session but they made me feel at ease and in laughter immediately. Cheryl and Lance spend a lot of their time off together snowboarding and being out in the mountains that they call home so we went in search of snow in the middle of April and found not only snow but the most incredible sky and spring day.









August 4, 2014 · Engagements

♥ Banff Engagement session - Nicole + Brendan ♥
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ne of the most joyful parts of my job is getting to photograph a couple's engagement session. It's time that has no schedule, no worries about getting a dress dirty and time for the couple to spend some time focusing on nothing but each other. I always feel incredibly lucky to get to witness love stories in this way. I love getting to know a couple a little bit more before their wedding day and this was especially true when I spent a morning with Nicole and Brendan whose wedding I will get to photograph next summer.

What I loved seeing was how at ease they are with each other and my heart melted when we sat in the car and they showed me pictures of their daughter as they glowed just mentioning her name. They were new parents when we met and had been experiencing many sleepness nights but when they spoke about their daughter all the sleepness nights were forgotten and they beamed.









 
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