It feels like it has been a long time since we have photographed an engagement session. Erika and Mark’s mountain engagement session was an amazing one to get back into the swing of things with. With perfect weather, a perfect location, and an absolutely amazing couple, these photos are turning out amazing.
Talking with Erika and Mark, they wanted an outdoor session that was a combination of mountain adventure with the beauty of the colorful larch trees. Timing was everything and we put things off a couple times to ensure we got the best of the incredible colors the Canadian Rockies will offer.
Mountains, Larch trees, and….grizzlies??
We started with some all new locations we have never photographed before. We started along the edge of a lake under the view of Mt. Wintour. We spent time exploring the lake shore and the nearby forested area before moving to our next location. This region was bordering a closure area due to high grizzly activity so bear spray was a necessity. Keeping one eye on our camera and one looking out for large furry animals was a new experience.
Mark mentioned that he loved the idea of a dramatic photos but wasn’t into mountain climbing or anything. With that in mind I found an area where the highway was cut through a large rock wall. Standing on the edge of the rock face, as well as on the top of my truck parked along the road, we captured some great images of our couple along side a dramatic mountain rock face. We also turned this into a panoramic image which proved to be one of my all time favorite photos.
We made our way to a well known lake in Kananaskis which is known for its’ stunning views. The yellow Larch trees were in full display and even the lake was mirror calm allowing a great reflection of the South peak of Mt. Kidd. There were lots of laughs and smiles and it was a great morning. We are looking forward to this amazing couple’s wedding next summer.
After this session, we are looking forward to many more mountain engagement sessions in the near future.
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