On a beautiful fall afternoon, I ventured to Moraine Lake for an epic engagement shoot with Ashley and Brad. The wondrous Moraine Lake located a few kilometers away from the famous Chateau Lake Louise. Set deep in The Valley Of The Ten Peaks, the magnificent Rocky mountains offered a breathtaking backdrop for this autumn photo shoot.

Autumn is one of my favorite times of the year. The yellow and orange hues that the season provides sets up for some pretty epic photos. I am a Calgary based full time, professional wedding photographer, and fortunate enough to live a short drive to the mountains. I call Yoho National Park, Banff National Park and Kootenay National Park home and today; I was in the middle of them all.

destinations like Moraine Lake, simply mind-blowing

Professionally photographing couples at destinations like Moraine Lake is mind-blowing. Wanting more than ordinary photographs, I always strive for awesomeness. Correct skin tones, lighting, and contrast are essential as I want these photographs to last and remain timeless forever. ┬áMy couple put a lot of energy into their photo shoot with booking hair and makeup, so I aim to go above and beyond for my peeps. I believe in engagement shoots a lot and not for the most obvious reasons, maybe it’s the route of Posed verses Unposed, photography!

This late September afternoon offered a wide array of weather. At one point the clouds rolled over; the rain came down, and we had to take shelter from the elements. Soon after the system went through, sunshine beamed down and created a gorgeous environment for us to explore.

If you haven’t made the journey to Moraine Lake, then you haven’t yet seen the natural landmark that lays alongside the lake. Years ago, a natural rock slide occurred forming a rock pile next to the lake that now provides a heavenly staircase to a vantage point over the lake. With laughter, love, and hugs amongst Ashley and Brad, I captured some spectacular photos of them.

The turquoise colors that Moraine Lake

The turquoise colors that Moraine Lake is known for were spectacular. Ashley and Brad were awesome. I couldn’t ask for more from this photo shoot. I cannot wait to photograph their wedding this year. A big shout out to Faye at Epic Events in Calgary for recommending me to Ashley and Brad; I know their wedding day is going to be an incredible day.