Yle + Juan

 

I had the pleasure of meeting Yle and Juan for the first time at Snoqualmie Falls, WA. I was following Yle's brand through Instagram, @cuckoo_b which is also featured in our session. It was so much fun getting to know the two and their experiences since moving to North America. One of the most fashionable and genuine couples I know! Go check out Yle's brand, Cuckoo B!!!

 

Canmore, AB

 

I headed out to Canmore, AB for a small trip to shoot an engagement session in the mountains!
Along the way, I stopped in Calgary for a night and ate dinner at a hot spot called Ten Foot Henry. I tried their Ginger Beer and my friend and I shared an assortment of tapas meals off the menu. Sooo Delicious!!!
The next day we continued west until we  hit Canmore and we stopped for breakfast at a very cute bagel shop called Rocky Mountain Bagel Co. 
I then met with the couple and we spent the entire day adventuring and photographing their engagement session! 


The following day I was able to get a good share of hiking and sightseeing in. Starting the morning off with a smaller hike called Tunnel Mountain. Don't underestimate the view of this shorter mountain. Once you catch site of the other side of the mountain, the scenery  is absolutely stunning! 
Afterwards, I made my way from the main streets of Banff to the starting point of Sulphur Mountain's hike (which I did not realize was a strenuous hike uphill all on its own). Not going to lie, my legs were already starting to feel numb, but I had limited time in this region and I know there was much more that I wanted to see. 
Once I arrived at the top of Sulphur Mountain, the view was breathtaking. Soo Worth it!!! You get a skyline view of a variety of mountain tops and a birds eye view of the city of Banff.
Rewarding myself, I sat down in Sky Bistro and had a martini (which I unfortunately can't remember the name of). Either it was the best martini I've ever had or it was a beverage in general after all that hiking; regardless, what a delicious drink to celebrate a successful day! I finished it off by heading to Banff Hot Springs and just soaked the sore legs and took in some additional mountain air before bussing back to the hotel.

 

Lauren + Devan

 

I met Lauren and Devan for the first time on this hike. We met up in the parking lot and headed into woods to our  destination. Devan could depict which plants were going to be blueberries in the next month and Lauren talked about how great of a cook he is. They brought this beautiful picnic basket with a sandwich for me (which must have been the best sandwich I've ever had; thanks Dev!) 
I was most excited for this session because of the enthusiasm I picked up on messaging Lauren prior. She pointed out she was a huge fan of my work, they let me pick the location and then she stayed in touch about which outfits she was going to wear. She ended up making a gorgeous flower crown for the white, flowing dress she bought. 
These two were so easy to enjoy the night with! Also, if you're ever in need of a graphic designer, Lauren's your girl!

 

Carly + Steven

 

I knew it was going to be a super fun shoot when I didn't need to look at their address to find their home, but rather just follow the pizza man to their door. How much more comfortable can an engagement session be when you're at home wearing sweatpants, chilling with your pup and drinking wine while watching Friends?  Let's try to beat that!
I got so excited when Carly mentioned the idea because she knew exactly what Steve and her would be most comfortable with and she kept it within their element. We ended our session by blasting country music and dancing around in their living room. It was such a fantastic shoot! 
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