I met with Erica for the first time the day before she moved to Calgary.   She really wanted an engagement session, but she wasn’t sure if she would be back in Toronto much between our meeting and her wedding date.  It worked out very well, since my husband and I were planning to be out west just a few weeks after that meeting!   I was thrilled that we would be able to do their engagement photos surrounded by the Rockies and the yellow larch trees that appear there in the fall.

We did their session in Sunshine Meadows.  Sunshine was listed as a highly recommended hike, suitable for  children, so we figured it would be the perfect spot since we also had to carry about 40 pounds of camera gear.  Erica and Kyle checked it out a couple of weeks earlier and were very pleasantly surprised by the nice weather this time, as it was very cold and foggy the first time they went there.

We took the bus up with the first part of the mountain with them until we arrived at the official start of the 8KM hike.  I admit, I was huffing and puffing at first and very embarrassed by what I thought was my lack of fitness, but later realized was the change in altitude.  It was really awesome getting to know Kyle and Erica on our hike and through the session.

As  you can tell from the photos, they have a lot of fun together!  I am looking forward to their Toronto wedding next August!

Laughing at Sunshine Meadows. Engagement photos.

Engaged couple surrounded by larch trees. Rocky mountain engagement photos.

Engagement photos in the rocky mountains

Love in the rockies.  Rocky mountain engagement photo.

Nose to nose engagement photo

Engagement session in BanffEngagement photo silhouette.