Okay so, Ali + Ray and Silka are COOL AS HELL. That might be a touch aggressive but it's the full truth, and I will explain why.
Reason #1 Ali + Ray are cool: They love to hike and wanted to go on an adventure for their engagement session.
Ali + Ray booked with me for their wedding back in September and right away Ali mentioned they wanted to shoot their engagement session soon with the hopes of capturing some of those beautiful fall colours before they were gone. We were SUPER lucky this fall to enjoy unseasonably nice weather which included NO snow at the end of September (crazyyy). Anyone who lives in Calgary, Canmore, Banff area knows how rare that is! We got to enjoy a full month of fall and it was glorious. Peak larch season had just passed so we chose Chester Lake for our hiking adventure as it still had some lingering burnt yellow colours.
Reason #2 Ali + Ray are cool: They brought along their beautiful dog, Silka, who's also a badass explorer. *Insert heart eye emojis here* I love when couples bring along their furry friends-they're family too!
Ray was a gem and carried all of their stuff in, including some Pilsners and a bottle of bubbly! That's reason #3 right there.
Reason #4 Ali + Ray are cool: It rained basically the entire session and they fully embraced it! They didn't complain once. I was truly impressed and even though we were completely wet we had so much fun! Nothing quite like dancing in the rain and just enjoying the moment.
Reason #5 Ali + Ray are cool: They like bourbon. We had some apple cinnamon tea with some Bulleit to help soothe the soul and ease with the dampness. It was heaven!
Reason #6: Ali + Ray are cool: They are laid back, easy going and love to laugh! They had so much fun together and it's evident how much they enjoy each other's company. They made each other giggle, were laid back, playful and enjoyed the experience of the adventure. I cannot wait to shoot their wedding next year in Canmore!
Highly recommend a hiking or adventurous engagement session, they are such a great experience you can share with your partner AND they are hella fun! Win-win. ;)