Sunday, October 16, 2016

Weddings by Banff Photography; Josephine & Fox

This couple was no less than wonderful to photograph!

One of my favourite Ultimate 120 packages, with Josephine and Fox, allowed us the opportunity to shoot at the Banff Springs Fairmont, Vermillion Lakes and Chateau Lake Louise.

Originally from the Edmonton area, Josephine is now living in Hong Kong and their marriage seems like something out of a fairytale. 

One of the best ideas I've heard for location wedding photos is Josephine's purchase of a second wedding dress. While this isn't the dress she married in, she brought another dress that she wouldn't have to worry about travelling with or dry cleaning later!

Fox was incredibly sweet on her for the entire portrait session, making sure she was warm in between photos and making her laugh for her individual pictures. They were both absolutely stunning and love each other so much that it really came through in the photographs.

Josephine and Fox shared all their photos with family and friends when they returned home, and the reaction of all their loved ones was complete adoration and jealousy of the gorgeous images.

We did get caught in the rain a few times, but the addition of an umbrella made for some moody and dramatic scenes.

It just goes to show, when two people love each other as much as these guys the photos will be absolutely beautiful no matter what the weather decides to do!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Moraine Proposal: Jon & Stephanie

 These two adorable human beings were possibly one of my favourite portrait sessions I've had at Lake Louise.

From Jon's mom setting up the portrait session as a surprise to trying to spot the couple from the trailhead, it's always a bit nerve wracking photographing a proposal without the fiancee-to-be noticing your 70-200mm lens pointed in her direction! 

When we do sneaky proposals, we ask for a photo of the couple prior to the event and set a general area to meet in. Then, after a bit of eye contact and a secret thumbs up/nod/some sort of signal, we get ready to capture memories that will last a lifetime.

Shooting at Moraine can be tricky during the summer months, as parking can be an absolute nightmare! Luckily, we had some dark and kind of rainy weather that meant little to no people around. There's lots of little jettys and small beaches where it's easy to get away from the crowds.

What I like best about this shoot is that it captured not only both their personalities in a lovely way, but they were incredibly natural both with each other and in front of the two cameras we had pointed at them! This is the kind of couple you can tell are meant for each other just by the photographs.

A special thank you to Dayna McDowell for joining me on this portrait session, capturing some extra shots (labelled below) and helping organize the big moment!

*Side note, the wooden egg holding the ring was made by Stephanie's father! Such a gorgeous addition to an already beautiful shoot.

*shot by Dayna*

*shot by Dayna*

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Sunrise Proposal!

Sometimes being at work for 5:30am is not only worth it, but it ends up being one of the most adorable and beautiful candid proposal photo shoots we've seen this summer.

It's impossible to really control the weather, nevermind predict it here! We were so lucky that the sky was clear and Victoria Glacier ended up being perfectly illuminated when our main man popped the question.

Talk about a unique story and a gorgeous set of images to take home! Our lovely lady wasn't too pleased about not doing her hair at that time in the morning, but we think that's what makes this even more honest and endearing. 

There's nothing better than capturing two people, in love, how they actually are with each other-- even if it's a little sleepy first thing in the morning.