Got furkids? Please include them in your wedding day if they are agreeable to it! Draco & Luna (yes, Harry Potter names!!!) pretty much stole the show here.... so show the puppies some love!
I go back & forth on when it's my favourite time to be in Lake Louise... but it's now. The time of year when the snow is falling, the air is frosty but the lake isn't frozen & that blue-green water looks especially magical with the snow all around. I don't think Amber & Jordan could have picked a more amazing time to be here!
When you shoot in the same spots a lot, it's exciting when a new element is added that you can use to change how a location looks. When I saw this temporary structure in a super popular Banff location, I knew I had to use it before it was taken away! Can you guess where we were & what we shot this with & how? PS - Congratulations to Mari & Landon who eloped today!
Driving into Banff today, it looked like we were actually going to have a normal fall day. The snow had melted. It was warmish. It wasn't windy. BUT DON'T KID YOURSELF!!! Halfway through Tracey & Cody's ceremony the wind picked up, you could feel the temperature drop & the snow blew in. Not like a little bit of snow, but a wall of it that made the mountains & pretty much everything disappear. It got dark & cold.... so we retreated to the cars, left Two Jack Lake & found far more agreeable weather in other parts of Banff. Seriously though, wait 15 minutes & the weather will change. Drive for 10 minutes & you'll have something entirely different again. I wanted to shoot with the snow on the trees, so after fleeing the super snowy area, me drove back in the road toward Lake Minnewanka & I remembered this spot. I haven't shot here in a few years & now I remember why I used to like it so much! Congratulations to Tracey & Cody! Thank you for working through this crazy weather with me to get you the most beautiful photos!!
Don't laugh. A pair of warm & stylish winter boots are the ultimate wedding accessory here in the Canadian Rockies! When you're warm, it'll be so much easier to spend time out in the cold for photos! July was the only month that we didn't see an accumulation of snow on the ground for at least a day... just think about that (and if it did snow in July, tell me where!). It's best to be prepared. I keep full snow gear in the car year round. Boots. Snow pants. Jacket. Shovel. I'm not even joking!
Moraine Lake is closed for the season. Only 7 months until we get to go back & watch it thaw! Are you planning to visit Moraine Lake next year?