Stacie and Nash: A Canmore, Alberta Mountain Wedding

This past February I had the absolute pleasure of traveling to beautiful Alberta for a wedding in the mountains. After their ceremony at the Iron Goat Pub, we snapped on our ice clamps and ventured off to Grotto Canyon for portraits. And guys, Stacie and Nash are seriously so brave. Although we didn't have time to make it to the actual canyon, they climbed a mountain for me in their wedding attire (not kidding). I was seriously so impressed and the whole experience was so worth it. Thanks for being total troopers and for having me at your gorgeous wedding! 

Thank you to my second shooter, Jayden Campbell Photography for shooting this one with me! 

Part Three // Josh and Joyce at Bear's Hump, Waterton Alberta

Okay you guys! So this engagement session had to be divided into three parts because there was just TOO much beauty to fit into one blog. For our final adventure, we hiked up Bear's Hump to catch blue hour in the mountains. And you know what? Bear's Hump is called that for a reason because we straight up ran into a bear during our shoot. There isn't much out there that bonds you more to your clients than running into a bear together. We were walking, chatting, and suddenly as we turned a corner in the trail my heart (and legs) stopped. Josh, Joyce and I were staring at a bear just about 15 ft away from us. We backed away slowly (but not before I snapped photographic proof!), and waited for the furry dude to pass. It was frightening, beautiful, and amazing all at once. If you have amazing animal run-in stories, please let me know because I'd love to hear them! The world is pretty darn wonderful. 

Part Two // Josh and Joyce at Prince of Wales Hotel, Waterton Lakes

What has romance been for us but the unraveling of our hearts on our worst days in order to know the free sweetness of grace?

What has adventure been for us but the transformation of our whole selves into our best selves?
— @minstrelofgrace