Claire and Mark are one of my Summer 2018 out-of-town Wedding Couples. So when they emailed me to let me know that they would be in The Kootenays visiting family for the holidays, I knew that we had to do whatever we could to make an engagement session happen.
It may have been just the day after Christmas, and it may be been -18 degrees celsius (brrr!), but we made it work! The frozen alpine lake in Nancy Greene Provincial Park made the perfect wintery backdrop for our cozy session. Despite the cold these two were nothing but smiles. We had an awesome time together, and I am more excited than ever for their summer I-dos. I wonder if I will recognize them without toques and mitts on?
When Melisa suggested Tulip Creek Falls as the location for her and fiancé Brian's engagement session I didn't know what to expect. I had never been there, much less in the winter time. But I am always up for an adventure--- especially when that adventure includes hanging out with some new client-friends. Suffice it to say, the falls did not disappoint!
The short hike to the waterfall itself was snowed over and absolutely stunning. We couldn't see the trail at all, but that didn't stop us! In we trekked-- over logs, slippery rocks, and under fallen trees. Within 15 short minutes the frozen waterfall was towering in front of us. It was a sight to behold as snow blew from the surrounding rock face, shrouding us in a atmospheric cloud of swirling snow flakes.
The best part was chatting with these two about their up coming wedding (May 26th! Fairmont Hot Springs!), laughing at their fabulous dog's silly antics, and generally getting to know them. I have long said that I have the best clients, and Melisa and Brian are no exception! Thanks for taking me on such a great adventure. I can't wait to see you again in just 5 months!
35-years-young, Tamara Boden is a Family Portrait & Wedding Photographer out of the 'Kootenay' region of south-eastern British Columbia. She loves being right, going on adventures, snuggling her dogs, husband, & baby boy, roadtrips, indie/off-beat weddings, chubby babies and making people laugh. When not behind the camera or at her computer, you will find Tamara planning her next big trip, seeking out the perfect cup of coffee, and counting all of her infinite blessings. Thanks for stopping by!