Jessica & Prab | Epic proposal in Banff

I still have more fall shoots in the can to post, but I had to share this amazing session from a couple of weeks ago.  Prab proposed!!  It was beautiful, and romantic and the scenery was epic!  Banff had received 20cm of snow the day before, so everything looked magical.  Prab and Jessica took a horse and sleigh to this opening in the trees.  I was already on the frozen Bow river with Sonya the violinist.  Prab led Jessica to the middle of the river with Mt. Norquay in the background, Sonya playing Bruno Mars’ – Marry You and he got down on one knee in the snow.  Swoon.  After Jessica said yes I got some pictures of them in their horse and sleigh ran by Warner Stables/Banff Trail Riders  and then we headed out to capture some engagement pictures.  It was a hazy sky so when we arrived at Vermillion Lakes Mt. Rundle was shrouded in cloud.  Our intent was to head to Bow Falls, but out of the corner of my eye I spotted a stream and a winter scene that made me pull a U-turn.  After walking into the forest a bit we discovered a winter scene out of a magazine.

The forest, the bridge, the stream, the trees, it was all so beautiful.  We got down to the water to really capture the background and I got a little too excited and too close to the edge.  Even though it was just a stream, it was deeper than it looked.  My entire leg went in.  The important thing here though is that I got the shot and the camera didn’t get wet!  Prab & Jessica were a little horrified and wanted to shut it down, but I insisted we kept going and I’m so glad we did!  We got some amazing shots and even though I drove home with a wet leg and boot, it was all worth it!