I met Annie playing ultimate frisbee a few years ago. When she moved out to Banff, Alberta I followed along on her adventures via Instagram with no lack of jealousy. She shared a photo featuring Jake and I almost lost it; these two are so cute together! A few messages later Hannah (my trusty second shooter and sister) and I found ourselves in the rocky mountains for this shoot. We met Annie and Jake at Lake Minnewanka and couldn’t have asked for better weather!
Due to wildfires in the area, we learned that the mountains had hardly been visible for the better part of this month. In a stroke of incredible fortune, rain showers cleared the smoke just in time for our session together. We even got a little taste of the rain while shooting. Huge droplets sprinkled us gently, illuminated by the setting sun; I couldn’t have been more ecstatic.
Shooting in the mountains really feels like magic to me, I love it. I love getting a chance to work with amazing couples like Annie and Jake even more though! Throughout the session, we got to learn more about Banff life and what it’s been like to work and live there for them. We could have chatted for ages and I was sad when the sun set and our shoot wrapped up.
This session was a pleasure and one a look back on often! Enjoy some of my favourites as you scroll below!
Annie and Jake, you are the sweetest couple and it was a true privilege to document this beautiful session and chapter of your lives together!