I am thrilled with this Notebook inspired summer engagement session in Calgary. Abaigeal, Darren and I had so much fun stylizing this session. Although they were married a year ago, there wasn’t time with the short notice for an engagement session – so we decided to do them a year later – and it worked.
It was a perfect spring evening in the Kootenays for Carly and Sheldon’s engagement photos. The balsam root was in glorious bloom, as was the magic between these two. Tomorrow they tie the knot in a mountain summer wedding. Looking forward to it!
It’s no secret that I love dance and being involved in the Kootenay Academy of Dance as their photographer is the perfect combination of two of my great loves – photography and dance. I had the opportunity to photograph the end of year dance recital last May, and WOW, what a show! I know these kids and teachers are busy getting ready for this year’s show in a few short weeks – I will be there to photograph that show as well, and the photos will be available for viewing and purchasing. If you would like to see more of last year’s show, please click here.
A wedding proposal on the Butte in Kimberley – and I get to photograph it? What an unbelievable evening it was! Let me back up and start from the beginning…
I received a request to document a wedding proposal, and right away I got to work helping Steven (and his brother Mark) with the details. As far as Tabatha knew, I was a patient of Mark’s, and I was an amateur photographer looking to build my portfolio. He asked Tabatha if she would be interested in ‘helping me out’ during their visit to Kimberley.
So off we went to the Butte, a very special place, and we started hiking.
There was a lot of small talk, as I know both Steven and I were nervous. It really wasn’t a very nice evening out, and I was worried that the sun wasn’t going to stay out till we had a chance to hike to the top of the butte. So without hesitation, while the sun was shining, I quickly found the perfect spot, gave Steven the “cue”, and then it happened. Steven asked Tabatha to marry him. Through my tears, I captured the raw emotion before me.
In the next few minutes it all unraveled about our plan. The fact that I was in on it from the beginning, and wasn’t actually looking to build my portfolio. I love how surprised Tabatha was – she literally had NO idea.
So, it was time to pop the champagne, celebrate and capture the love between these two.
Tabatha and Steven – thank you for the honour of witnessing and capturing such a beautiful moment in your lives. You have many more of those beautiful moments ahead of you.