I’m constantly on the hunt for cool places and different environments and to shoot at. Finding a gem of a location always give this jolt of creativity and since I’m not a Calgary native its such a fun reason to explore the surrounding areas. Early last spring we were were on our way back from the mountains and the highway was shutdown so we decided to dogleg all our way home. This was when we stumbled upon Big Hill Springs Provincial Park. If you’ve ever wanted your engagement session to look like you’re in Jurassic Park then this is the place to head. It is this incredible mix of foothills, waterfalls, beautiful greenery and fields. Seriously, such an amazing place for a wild and forest engagement session.
On the drive out the park for Robyn and Curts session it started to rain a little which you know, no big deal. By the time we met in the car park it was pouring with rain and there was lightning all over the sky. We thought we would give it 5 mins and then it started hailing. Now I’m up for shooting in any kind of weather (especially when we could potentially get a lightening shot!). I’m totally game no matter what the conditions but I think a golfball sized hail stone to the head won’t be fun for anyone, so we decided to reschedule. By the time we found another date the rain just magically stopped and then we had the most beautiful night for photos .. seriously Calgary weather?!
It just goes to show for all the engaged couples out there that even if the weather doesn’t look great for your session rescheduling isn’t always the best option. Weather here can move so quickly that even when it decides to hail it can still turn out to be the most beautiful light for session. Robyn and Curt were so amazing and so fun to work with! I think their photos are just a reflection of how much love and fun they share .. enjoy!
If you’re wondering if a mountain engagement session may be the way to go you can get out Ben and Biana’s session here!
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