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Posted by Sharon Auld

This fun, inspirational shoot, the ‘Summer Watering Hole’, from Tara Wittaker Photography was inspired by the “Get in the Water” scene from the movie “The Notebook”.

The Summer Watering Hole a Notebook Inspired shoot from Tara Whittaker Photography | www.tarawhittaker.com

In the romantic flick set in the 1940’s, country boy Noah Calhoun (played by Ryan Gosling) encourages young heiress, Allie Hamilton (Rachel McAdams) to swing off a rope and into the watering hole. The scene, much like this shoot, is sure to conjure up nostalgic memories of childhood and floating down the river on inner tubes. At the very least, it will surely get you dreaming about how to spend your next hot summer day! I know what I’m dreaming about!

Fashion blogger, Becky Kung, of Canadian blog fame, Velvet and Vino, was Tara’s muse for this shoot.

The Summer Watering Hole a Notebook Inspired shoot from Tara Whittaker Photography | www.tarawhittaker.com

The Summer Watering Hole a Notebook Inspired shoot from Tara Whittaker Photography | www.tarawhittaker.com

The Summer Watering Hole a Notebook Inspired shoot from Tara Whittaker Photography | www.tarawhittaker.com

The Summer Watering Hole a Notebook Inspired shoot from Tara Whittaker Photography | www.tarawhittaker.com

Becky’s “Dolce Vita Dot Swimdress” from Swimco suit is adorable!

The Summer Watering Hole a Notebook Inspired shoot from Tara Whittaker Photography | www.tarawhittaker.com

Becky and her hubby!

The Summer Watering Hole a Notebook Inspired shoot from Tara Whittaker Photography | www.tarawhittaker.com

The Summer Watering Hole a Notebook Inspired shoot from Tara Whittaker Photography | www.tarawhittaker.com

The Summer Watering Hole a Notebook Inspired shoot from Tara Whittaker Photography | www.tarawhittaker.com

The Summer Watering Hole a Notebook Inspired shoot from Tara Whittaker Photography | www.tarawhittaker.com

The Summer Watering Hole a Notebook Inspired shoot from Tara Whittaker Photography | www.tarawhittaker.com

The Summer Watering Hole a Notebook Inspired shoot from Tara Whittaker Photography | www.tarawhittaker.com

The Summer Watering Hole a Notebook Inspired shoot from Tara Whittaker Photography | www.tarawhittaker.com

The Summer Watering Hole a Notebook Inspired shoot from Tara Whittaker Photography | www.tarawhittaker.com

The Summer Watering Hole a Notebook Inspired shoot from Tara Whittaker Photography | www.tarawhittaker.com

The Summer Watering Hole a Notebook Inspired shoot from Tara Whittaker Photography | www.tarawhittaker.com

The Summer Watering Hole a Notebook Inspired shoot from Tara Whittaker Photography | www.tarawhittaker.com

From the Tara Whittaker Photography:

What could be more “quintessentially summer” than a float down a lazy river on inner tubes. It’s the perfect pastime for hot summer evenings in Alberta. I met up with Becky and James at Stanley Park to photograph a relaxing evening on the Elbow River. In that particular spot, the trees bend over the water and the evening light streams through them in the most magical way.

Becky is a Canadian style blogger ( Velvet & Vino) and in planning their shoot, we were reminded of the swimming hole scene in the movie “The Notebook” where Noah coaxes Ali to “get in the water” from a rope swing. With that in mind, Becky turned to Swimco for a vintage-inspired suit and Sarah Mayerson Design designed a pretty flower crown. It was the perfect way to spark some summer romance!

The Summer Watering Hole a Notebook Inspired shoot from Tara Whittaker Photography | www.tarawhittaker.com

Credits:

Photographer and stylist: Tara Whittaker Photography; Canadian Style blogger and model Becky: Velvet & Vino Swimwear (suit and board shorts): Swimco; Flower crown: Sarah Mayerson Design.

What are your most nostalgic summer memories?

Posted by Sharon Auld

Happy Weekend!

I’d like to wish you all  a wonderful weekend! Do you have plans this weekend to get out and enjoy the beautiful outdoors or spend time in the mountains this weekend? Whatever you do, I hope you enjoy yourself and have a great time.

If you happen to be in the Lake Louise area, do stop in at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and check out the beautiful ice sculptures at the Ice Magic Festival (January 16 – 25th), as well as the ice palace that’s right on the lake. You might even want to bring your skates and a thermos of hot chocolate and spend some time skating on the frozen lake.

 

Lake-Louise-ice-carving | Photo by Alyssa Wallace via Instragram.

Photo by Alyssa Wallace (@AMEGSSS) on Instagram

 

Canadian Mountain Chic has been up and running for just over a month and I am so pleased with all the visitors and page visits we’ve enjoyed! Here’s a few links to some of our most popular posts so far in case you’ve missed. Thanks for taking a little time to read Canadian Mountain Chic, I appreciate you being here!

5 Mountain Wedding Photographers You Should Know

Snowy Emerald Lake Wedding

Eco-friendly Banff Wedding

Elegant Winter Wedding at Emerald Lake Lodge

Sunny Pemberton Wedding

Fireside Chat with Kim Payant Photography

 

Posted by Sharon Auld

Did you know Canadian Mountain Chic is on Pinterest? We’ll be pinning from the pages of Canadian Mountain Chic and scouring Pinterest for the latest and greatest mountain inspiration not only for weddings, but for living a mountain inspired life!

Here’s a Round-up of a few of our favourite pins so far from Canadian Mountain Chic Pinterest:

Canadian-Mountain-Chic-Pinterest

Credits: Photo 1 – Found on CMC, photo by As I See It Photography; Photo 2 – Found on Pinterest from  All Things Stylish Tumbler; Photo 3 – Found on CMC, photo by Kim Payant Photography; Photo 4 – Found on CMC – Photo by Tara Whittaker Photography; Photo 5 – Found on Pinterest from Wonderous-World; Photo 6 – Found on Pinterest via Flicker by James Neeley.

* Notice to Wedding Professionals – See our new board: Real Mountain Weddings on Pinterest. You can pin photos of your real Canadian Mountain Weddings (they don’t have to be featured on CMC to pin, but you do have to sign up for a Pinterest account, like the CMC Pinterest page and then get invite to join pin board. We look forward to seeing your pins!