Melissa & Tim - Springtime Engagement Shoot

Melissa and Tim reached out to me back in the fall of 2017 inquiring about an engagement shoot but there was a catch...they really wanted cherry blossoms.

So began the hunt for pink blossoms in Edmonton. It's a small window here but we do get them for about a week between May 18-25 depending on the year so after weeks of back and forth, a few scattered days of location scouting and keeping an eye out for the blossoms, the shoot was finally set to happen!

Everything went according to plan except for "The End of the World" sunset location being replaced due to peace officers blocking off the well-known spot. It was a blessing in disguise as there were a ton of people waiting to get there anyways and we wouldn't have had the flexibility or space to shoot what we wanted. We shook off the minor inconvenience and raced over to a more hidden yet arguably even better river valley sunset viewpoint where I captured the two enjoying the view, swing dancing at dusk, and flipping through photobooks of their relationship to end the evening.

Melissa and Tim's love radiated into my camera throughout the entire shoot. They're so clearly in love and it wasn't hard to capture them embracing intimately or making each other laugh and smile the whole evening. Thank you Melissa and Tim for making my job easy and I'm so excited for you guys to tie the knot back in California soon (they were both raised and initially met there in school!)

Lastly, thank you to my beautiful girlfriend Sunny for assisting with the shoot and making all our lives a whole lot easier.

Enjoy the photoset!

George & Veena

After photographing George & Veena's engagement photos back in April 2017, I couldn't wait to capture their big day in September. 

Thank you George & Veena for having me in Calgary for my first multi-day wedding adventure. It was amazing to meet and get to know your family and friends during the three days I was there. Everyone treated me and my team with such kindness and care and the emotions experienced and witnessed throughout the weekend with the joining of your two families is something I will never forget. All of the colours, celebrations, tears of joy, and expression of what being a family is all about made your wedding truly something special.

I'm so happy to have documented those days. Congratulations! 

Thanks to Rosty Soroka for second shooting and assisting.

 

Charlene & Robert | Summertime Engagement Shoot

With wedding season approaching comes engagement sessions as well and Charlene and Robert were so lovely to work with!

Leva cafe, old neighborhoods, and a stroll through Emily Murphy Park was the gameplan and they executed it flawlessly with their love and laughter leading the way. Robert proposed to Charlene in Germany on a hike with a handmade wooden ring he made in secrecy, pretty romantic if you ask me!

With the wedding coming up in August, I can't wait to get another chance to have these two in front of my camera together again.