[Mountaintop Engagement Session]

Even though it’s not very winter-like outside and quite muddy, I absolutely had to share this beautiful and magical mountain engagement session with you all!

But first, more about this globe trotting couple!

Ange and Wade had been friends for quite some time before they started dating and have always been very adventurous. Ange had plans to go to Ireland and as a surprise, Wade came along as well! The two of them became engaged in beautiful Ireland, where Wade proposed along the iconic Cliffs of Moher (can you image how epic and incredible that would be!?!?). So of course it only made sense to have their engagement photos in a stunning location as well!

The idea behind our location stems from Ange’s incredibly unique and equally as amazing engagement ring, which is shaped like a snowflake. I’ve never seen anything like it before and it truly is a piece of art! Good job Wade! We ended up shooting the session in the stunning rocky mountains, outside of Canmore, Alberta, just after the first dusting of snow came through.

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We started our day off by meeting early, around 7am, to start our hike up the mountain. Since we all had previous hiking experience we figured the Ha Ling Peak Trail would be the easiest to tackle, since it’s only 3km up and 3km back…. Well, the joke was on us because it was entirely made up of switchbacks, ice, snow, and bitter winds. Definitely the hardest 3km we had ever done! Ange and Wade were the absolute best to make the journey with and posed so well with the intense cold and winds coming off the peak. But wow! The views and landscape were incredible!

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After braving the steep and slippery climb to the (almost) top of the mountain we decided to head back down for some more shots, but at easier to reach locations.

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We wrapped everything up at the picturesque Spray Lakes, just down the road from our hike, where we were still able to find some yellow fall colours still on the trees. The contrast between blue and gold was stunning!

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Isn’t it amazing!?!? Wow!!!

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What an incredible experience with such an incredible couple! Thank you so much Ange and Wade for having me along on an epic journey. I can’t wait to photograph your wedding in February, which I’m sure will be just as fun and memorable (though maybe not quite as cold!).

Adventure sessions are so much fun! Whether it’s an engagement, proposal, or couples session, they always turn out incredible! I am super excited to be offering more of these in 2018 + 2019 so stay tuned for more! If you would like to book your own adventure session, email info@jackiehallphoto.com or visit the CONTACT¬†page to send your info my way.

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