Category Archives: Inspiration

Lake Louise Engagement Session from Calgary Wedding Photography RARAA Photography

 

We are crushing on this Lake Louise engagement session from RARAA Photography! Every image is a treat for the eyes! Not only is the scenery and light gorgeous, but Emily and Alan are adorable! I love how RARAA Photography has captured beautifully their personality and love for each other.

Lake Louise Engagement Session from RARAA Photography

 From Lake Louise Photographer| RARAA Photography

 “I was in Lake Louise, shooting the engagement session of Emily and Alan, who came all the way from Toronto and New York respectively.  Emily had lived in Japan for 10 years prior to moving to Toronto, and Alan has been living in various cities from the west coast to the east coast.  I have admiration and great respect for people who live in different places (as I’ve moved around continents myself, and can relate to how as a person the experience changes you.  People from your home town may stay the same, but when you go back and meet them again, you know you’ve changed).

My heart always sings with joy whenever I get to capture the love of such a kind-hearted couple.  Superbly cooperative and delightfully friendly; I could not ask for a better cute couple to shoot!  And did we have luck with the weather!  The day before the shooting, it had been raining, and right after our session, the snow started to fall down hard and it got gloomy quickly.  Emily and Alan, thank you for trusting me to photograph your love.”

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“We got engaged in April, right before our trip to Europe. I totally thought it would happen there but Alan wanted to make sure my parents were there to see the moment. In hindsight that was such a sweet act, I saw the happiness and joy on my parents’ face seeing their daughter engaged. They decorated the basement of our house together with candle lights stating “Marry Me?”, and hid in the basement until I got back from work and Alan proposed! I was totally surprised but managed to say “yes!” I am so happy I am marrying the man of my dreams!”

Lake Louise Engagement Credits

Photography: RARAA Photography; Couple: Emily and Alan.

Thank you so much for sending us this very special engagement session RARAA Photography. Thank you, Emily and Alan! We wish you much love and happiness as you embark on your future!

Today we’re featuring a sweet Nanoose Bay engagement session from Jennifer Georgette Photography .

 

Vancouver Island engagement session from Jennifer Georgette Engagement

Jennifer Georgette Photography is a talented wedding and lifestyle photographer based out of Red Deer, Alberta. She traveled to Nanoose Bay, a resort community on Vancouver Island.The community is located just north of Nanaimo, on the east coast of Vancouver Island. It’s a lush area with tall trees and rocky beaches. The area is a popular tourist destination for golfers, kayakers, swimmers and boaters alike. On a clear day it affords magnificent views of the mainland Coastal Mountains. It was here that Jennifer Georgette Photography met up with Ashley and Tom and documented their engagement session. The couple even encountered deer while hiking the shoreline!

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From Jennifer Georgette Photography:

“Last month I traveled to the amazing Vancouver Island. While there I got to photograph the most amazing engagement session overlooking the Canadian Rockies. I love the outdoors! I’m always up for getting outside with an outdoorsy couple and finding a connection. For this session we headed to Nanoose Bay. It was the perfect mix of tall trees and ocean and mountain views. During our session we were joined by an adorable little deer. I hope you enjoy!” ~ Jennifer

 

Nanoose Bay Engagement Credits:

Jennifer Georgette Photography and real life couple Ashley and Tom. You can also find Jennifer on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.

Thank you Jennifer Georgette Photography for sending us photographs of Ashley and Tom’s e-session! Thank you Ashley and Tom for allowing us to share!

Posted by Sharon 

We are so excited to share this sweet Squamish Engagement from Karizma Photography today!

Romantic Squamish Engagement from Karizma Photography

Squamish Engagement Session

Sisters, Natalia and Tatiana, the dynamic duo that together make up Karizma Photography, captured breathtaking images of Cara and Chris’s sweet engagement session at Furry Creek, near near Squamish, BC. We couldn’t be more thrilled that they took the time to share with us!

The location is stunning and the photos couldn’t be prettier! Romantic, secluded, full of natural textures and beauty, the images capture the scenery perfectly. What’s more, they capture Cara and Chris’s sweet love story immortalized in timeless beauty. We can only imagine the peaceful sounds of the water as it laps up on the shore and the quiet sounds of nature. Stolen, intimate moments perserved.

Romantic Squamish Engagement from Karizma Photography

Romantic Squamish Engagement from Karizma Photography

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From Karizma Photography

“We were very excited to start our 2016 wedding season by photographing Cara and Chris’ sweet engagement! They wanted to take their engagement pictures at a beach near Squamish with mountains in the background, and we took them to an amazing beach at Furry Creek. It is one of our favorite spots along the Sea-to-Sky highway as it is very beautiful and very quiet, and has spectacular mountains views. We had a fun and relaxing Furry Creek Engagement session with Cara and Chris. They are such a pleasant couple to work with, and we are really excited to photograph their wedding in July 2016!” ~Natalia & Tatiana |  Karizma Photography

Squamish Engagement Session

Karizma Photography  happily serves beautiful locations in British Columbia and Alberta – Whistler, Jasper, Lake Louise, Banff,   + any other destination to capture your wedding or engagement!

Thank you so much Karizma Photography for sending us Cara and Chris’s beautiful engagement photos!

Follow along with Karizma Photography:

Instagram: @karizma.photography and Facebook: @karizmaphoto.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Time for a boho mountain bachelorette getaway!

The Canadian Rocky Mountains have always been a popular wedding destination, and more than ever we’re seeing an increase in mountain bachelorette, weekend getaways. With fresh air, breathtaking landscapes and limitless activities, it’s no wonder!

A weekend in the mountains is especially attractive for the nature-loving bride who prefers to forego the traditional nightclub festivities, but it’s also great for any bride who wants to escape for some pre-nuptial bonding with her BFF’s.

Today we’re featuring a boho mountain bachelorette shoot designed by Naturally Chic, with gorgeous florals from Willow Flower Co; hair and make-up by the talented Mountain Beauties team, and beautiful photographs by Kim Payant Photography.

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“For this bachelorette getaway, we pictured the bride who has a gypsy spirit and bohemian flair. We designed our bachelorette escape with her in mind, but we also wanted to stay true to our rocky mountain roots. We wanted the girls to have that quintessential mountain experience, complete with hiking, canoeing, and s’mores by the fire pit. With that in mind, we decided on the beautiful Emerald Lake Lodge as our destination getaway. It’s main lodge is over a 100 years old with authentic rough hewn beams, wood walls, and field stone fireplaces, but it’s complete with world-class amenities. It was everything we were looking for in a mountain escape!” ~ Sharon / Naturally Chic

Mountain boho Bachelorette getaway designed by Naturally Chic and Photographed by Kim Payant Photography

With hiking and canoeing at their door step, the girls were able to have an action-packed day that included a meditative, morning yoga session to get the festivities started. After a full morning of outdoor activities the girls were more than ready to sit down at their boho themed picnic session styled by Naturally Chic. They relaxed on a grassy spot, with mountain views overlooking the jewelled-colored lake. After that, the girls went back to the room to get ready for the rest of their action-packed day that included a private wine-tasting, photo booth dance party, dinner and fun times at the fire pit before finally hitting the spa to relax their tired muscles.

Boho Mountain Bachelorette from Naturally Chic; Willow Flower Co. + Kim Payant Photography

With a toast to the bride-to-be, the ladies were ready to start the day…

Mountain boho Bachelorette getaway designed by Naturally Chic and Photographed by Kim Payant Photography

Mountain boho Bachelorette getaway designed by Naturally Chic and Photographed by Kim Payant Photography

With a meditative morning yoga session…

Mountain boho Bachelorette getaway designed by Naturally Chic and Photographed by Kim Payant Photography

Followed by some time in the fresh mountain air…

Boho Mountain Bachelorette getaway designed by Naturally Chic and Photographed by Kim Payant Photography

And canoeing on the lake…

Mountain boho Bachelorette getaway designed by Naturally Chic and Photographed by Kim Payant Photography

Mountain boho Bachelorette getaway designed by Naturally Chic and Photographed by Kim Payant Photography

Mountain boho Bachelorette getaway designed by Naturally Chic and Photographed by Kim Payant Photography

After a morning of activities, the girls were ready for a sumptuous picnic lunch provided by Emerald Lake Lodge styled by Naturally Chic with flowers by Willow Flower Co.

Boho Mountain Bachelorette from Naturally Chic; Willow Flower Co. + Kim Payant Photography

Mountain boho Bachelorette getaway designed by Naturally Chic, Flowers by Willow Flower Co. and Photography by Kim Payant Photography

Mountain boho Bachelorette getaway designed by Naturally Chic, Flowers by Willow Flower Co. and Photography by Kim Payant Photography

Bohemian bachelorette with flowers by Willow Flower Co. ; Design by Naturally Chic | Photo by Kim Payant Photography

Mountain boho Bachelorette getaway designed by Naturally Chic, Flowers by Willow Flower Co. and Photography by Kim Payant Photography

BFF’s, the bride-to-be and her maid of honor.

Boho Mountain Bachelorette from Naturally Chic; Willow Flower Co. + Kim Payant Photography

After lunch, the girls spent some time relaxing before their evening activites that included a private wine tasting and charcuterie catered by Emerald Lake Lodge. Willow Flower Co. created a fun and colorful floral backdrop and floral crowns for the girls! Mountain Beauties helped the ladies look their best for the evening.

Is this not floral crown perfection?

Boho Mountain Bachelorette from Naturally Chic; Willow Flower Co. + Kim Payant Photography

Boho Mountain Bachelorette from Naturally Chic; Willow Flower Co. + Kim Payant Photography

Boho Mountain Bachelorette from Naturally Chic; Willow Flower Co. + Kim Payant Photography

Boho Mountain Bachelorette from Naturally Chic; Willow Flower Co. + Kim Payant Photography

Boho Mountain Bachelorette from Naturally Chic; Willow Flower Co. + Kim Payant Photography

Boho Mountain Bachelorette from Naturally Chic; Willow Flower Co. + Kim Payant Photography

Boho Mountain Bachelorette from Naturally Chic; Willow Flower Co. + Kim Payant Photography

Boho Mountain Bachelorette from Naturally Chic; Willow Flower Co. + Kim Payant Photography

Boho Mountain Bachelorette from Naturally Chic; Willow Flower Co. + Kim Payant Photography

Boho Mountain Bachelorette from Naturally Chic; Willow Flower Co. + Kim Payant Photography

Boho Mountain Bachelorette from Naturally Chic; Willow Flower Co. + Kim Payant Photography

Naturally Chic made custom wood boxes that included a personalized tasting glass, leather key chain, wine notes booklet and wood pen for party favors.

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Custom Bachelorette favours from Naturally Chic | Photo by Kim Payant Photography

Next up dinner…

Boho Mountain Bachelorette from Naturally Chic; Willow Flower Co. + Kim Payant Photography

Boho Mountain Bachelorette from Naturally Chic; Willow Flower Co. + Kim Payant Photography

Boho Mountain Bachelorette from Naturally Chic; Willow Flower Co. + Kim Payant Photography

Boho Mountain Bachelorette from Naturally Chic; Willow Flower Co. + Kim Payant Photography

Boho Mountain Bachelorette from Naturally Chic; Willow Flower Co. + Kim Payant Photography

Boho Mountain Bachelorette from Naturally Chic; Willow Flower Co. + Kim Payant Photography

Boho Mountain Bachelorette from Naturally Chic; Willow Flower Co. + Kim Payant Photography

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Dessert from Cake Rhapsody.

Boho Mountain Bachelorette from Naturally Chic; Willow Flower Co. + Kim Payant Photography

Boho Mountain Bachelorette from Naturally Chic; Willow Flower Co. + Kim Payant Photography

Custom favors from Naturally Chic.

Boho Mountain Bachelorette from Naturally Chic; Willow Flower Co. + Kim Payant Photography

Boho Mountain Bachelorette from Naturally Chic; Willow Flower Co. + Kim Payant Photography

Boho Mountain Bachelorette from Naturally Chic; Willow Flower Co. + Kim Payant Photography

Boho Mountain Bachelorette from Naturally Chic; Willow Flower Co. + Kim Payant Photography

Boho Mountain Bachelorette from Naturally Chic; Willow Flower Co. + Kim Payant Photography

Dance Party and Photo Booth…

Mountain Boho Bachelorette from Naturally Chic Wedding + design | Willow Flower Co. | Photos by Kim Payant Photography

Boho Mountain Bachelorette from Naturally Chic; Willow Flower Co. + Kim Payant Photography

Boho Mountain Bachelorette from Naturally Chic; Willow Flower Co. + Kim Payant PhotographyBoho Mountain Bachelorette from Naturally Chic; Willow Flower Co. + Kim Payant Photography

Boho Mountain Bachelorette from Naturally Chic; Willow Flower Co. + Kim Payant Photography

Emerald Lake Lodge | Photo by Kim Payant Photography

Boho Mountain Bachelorette from Naturally Chic; Willow Flower Co. + Kim Payant Photography

More From Designer Naturally Chic

“I wanted the picnic to be relaxed and casual. In keeping with the “Canadiana boho” theme, I used lots of bright colors and textures, and accessories with a bit of a Moroccan feel. We used a low table bench so that the girls could sit on the ground on comfy pillows, while enjoying their lunch.

I continued the relaxed, boho theme for the wine tasting and dessert table set up. I kept the wine tasting table simple, as I knew it would be soon be full of wine and foods for the girls to sample. For favours, we custom built wood boxes with personalized wine glasses for each girl. We also included leather details, such as a personalized wine tasting note book, an engraved wood pen, personalized coaster and heart-shaped key chains.

For the sweet table, we used natural woods, and leather detailing to highlight the “naked cake”, cupcakes, and boho themed cookies from Cake Rhapsody. I used mason jars and made personalized leather wraps for the granola favours. We made a fun wood “Kailee’s Bachelorette” sign.

For the dinner table, I used the Emerald Lake Lodge’s beautiful wood slab table and eclectic chairs, which was perfect for our boho theme. I kept the table neutral with wood and lace details, so that the brightly coloured flower centrepieces remained the showpiece for the table.” ~ Sharon / Naturally Chic

Boho Mountain Bachelorette Credits

Photographer: Kim Payant Photography; Design + Styling: Naturally Chic; Flowers: Willow Flower Co.; Hair + Makeup: Mountain Beauties; Venue: Emerald Lake Lodge; Catering + Wine tasting: Emerald Lake Lodge; Cake, cupcakes + cookies: Cake Rhapsody; Wood Heart Sign + Bachelorette Sign, Personalized Wood + leather details: Naturally Chic; Custom favours: Naturally Chic, Custom T-shirts: Bang-On Banff; Canoe Rentals: Emerald Sports (Emerald Lake).

Models: Kailee (bride), Alie (Maid of Honor), Bridesmaids: Lauren, Bailey and Spirit!

 

Posted by Sharon Auld

I’m super excited to share this gorgeous, springtime Banff elopement from Erika Lagy Photography. From the wintery mountain backdrop to the amazing dress, beautiful bride and stunning spring bouquet, this elopement styled shoot has it all!

Banff Elopement Shoot from Erika Lagy Photography

Springtime in the rockies is a welcome relief after a season of cold and snow. With warmer temperatures come a renewed outlook and the promise of still warmer days ahead. It’s a time of celebration and none more perfect than an intimate elopement. Erika Lagy Photography, took inspiration from the stunning landscape and spring season to produce this romantic spring shoot.

Flowers by Janie created a pretty floral crown and a soft, yet colorful bouquet as the perfect nod to the season. The beautiful bride wore a gorgeous Rue de Siene wedding dress from Calgary Bridal Boutique. The bohemian inspired dress was a beautiful complement to the floral crown, and the casual and romantic hair style created by The Pretty Haus. The groom was handsome in his suit from Ted Baker and his tie unified the overall look.

The imagery is simply breathtaking; we’re sure you’ll agree!

Banff Elopement Shoot from Erika Lagy Photography

Banff Elopement Shoot from Erika Lagy Photography

Banff Elopement Shoot from Erika Lagy Photography

Banff Elopement Shoot from Erika Lagy Photography

Banff Elopement Shoot from Erika Lagy Photography

Banff Elopement Shoot from Erika Lagy Photography

Banff Elopement Shoot from Erika Lagy Photography

Banff Elopement Shoot from Erika Lagy Photography

Banff Elopement Shoot from Erika Lagy Photography

Banff Elopement Shoot from Erika Lagy Photography

Banff Elopement Shoot from Erika Lagy Photography

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Banff Elopement Shoot from Erika Lagy Photography

Banff Elopement Shoot from Erika Lagy Photography

Banff Elopement Shoot from Erika Lagy Photography

Banff Elopement Shoot from Erika Lagy Photography

Banff Elopement Shoot from Erika Lagy Photography

Banff Elopement Shoot from Erika Lagy Photography

Banff Elopement Shoot from Erika Lagy Photography

Banff Elopement Shoot from Erika Lagy Photography

Banff Elopement Shoot from Erika Lagy Photography

From Erika Lagy Photography

“My inspiration for the shoot came from the sudden popularity of mountain elopements. I’m new to Alberta, so I’m absolutely in love with the mountains and find the idea of a mountain elopement very intimate and romantic. We decided to shoot at Lake Minnewanka in Banff, since it is one of my favourite locations in the park. Janie did a beautiful job with the bouquet and flower crown. The weather had been warming up so the pink florals added a lovely touch of spring to a still wintery landscape. Jenna and her team at The Pretty Haus did a stunning job with hair and makeup! A big thank you to Flowers by Janie, The Pretty Haus team, our models: Devon & Travis, and Calgary Bridal Boutique for lending us such a beautiful dress.”

Springtime Banff Elopement Creative Team

Photographer: Erika Lagy Photography; Florals: Flowers by Janie; Hair and Makeup: The Pretty Haus; Wedding Dress: Rue de Seine from Calgary Bridal Boutique; Groom attire: Ted Baker; Models: Devon & Travis.

Thank you so much to Erika Lagy Photography and the team she assembled to create this inspirational story for us.