Hope y'all had the best Christmas and celebrated surrounded with those you love! As a post-Christmas gift to myself, I'm gonna throw it back to the prettiest sunshine-filled day with the most wonderful couple, Elyse and Troy, whom I met at Ash and Jon's beautiful wedding at Il Borgia Castle in Italy. Engagement photos in Banff on a quiet summer afternoon is already pretty awesome, and hanging with these two made it even better!
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First of all, K&A are my FAVORITE people ever, because they had their cat Tigger send me the following special message asking me to be their wedding photographer.
So right away I knew I was going to reeeeeally like these people, and I was right!
These high school sweethearts are the king and queen of the outdoors. They planned asummer camp wedding in the Rocky Mountains near Canmore, complete with smores, campfires, games, beer and summer camp sports activities - guests were even assigned a bunk in a cabin! Casual and fun, and the best environment for a killer party!
But then, the day before the wedding, it started to rain.
and rain... all night loooooong.
..So the party just moved into the mess hall!
If anything, the party was even more fun, because it's always more fun to dance and celebrate and be silly when a storm is raging outside. Clouds covered the pretty mountains, you couldn't even see them, we were wrapped in a cloud of misty rain that just lessened enough for us to get a few soggy shots outside, and a first look.
YMCA Camp Chief Hector, just outside of Canmore, Alberta, is a great wedding venue, even in the rain - the lodge/mess hall was the perfect setting for an awesome ceremony and hilarious party.
But the real story here is how amazing K+A are together and how much fun they have, rain or shine. Here is their engagement session as well if you wanna further snoop at these two cuties.
Angela and Wandy are completely AMAZING people, super kind and funny! I've known Angela for 15 years - her family's delicious vegan restaurant Padmanadi is one of my very favorite places - if you are one of my out of town friends, and you've visited me, this will be the first place in Edmonton that we go!!
Needless to say, I was very excited to head out on a photo adventure with these two very special people in Banff National Park last summer for some engagement photos.
The mountain goat above apparently knew Angela and Wandy are vegetarians because he hung out with us for a bit, totally unafraid of us. Magic!!!!
Angela and Wandy's wedding was amazing and I'll post photos from it soon - so behind on this blogging thing and trying to play catch up! So much to post - stay tuned!!
Ravneet and Harman and I spent the most magical day in the mountains this spring. A shoulder-season snowfall the evening before sprinkled the mountains with white - it was so insanely beautiful, the moody clouds adding even more atmosphere to the dramatic scene.
These 2 are getting married very soon, and I'm so excited to celebrate with them, they love to laugh together and their big day (or big DAYS as I'll be partying with them for 4 days) will be full of fun and laughter! Congrats, Ravneet and Harman, and thanks for hanging out in Canmore and Banff with me!
I wrote an article about engagement photo sessions that you can read right here, hope it helps you if you're planning a session!