Horsethief Canyon Engagement / Carli + Neil

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I first met Carli while shooting Ryan & Caitlin's wedding in Canmore, at the stunning Cornerstone Theatre! Carli was one of Caitlin's Bridesmaids (the whole group was absolutely amazing to work with...the best part, I booked three weddings from that one wedding!) and we hit it off right away!
At the reception that evening, Carli introduced me to Neil..her then boyfriend. We snapped a few portraits of them together and I remember Carli saying between pictures, "As soon as we get engaged, you are going to be one of my first phone calls!"  Well, she kept her word, and it was only a short while later that I got the news and inquiry from Carli, and started making plans to shoot their wedding!  

Fast forward to their engagement session that we shot in the breathtaking Horsetheif Canyon, in Drumheller, Alberta. The view out there is UNREAL and the land is so captivating to walk through. I remember feeling like we had transported far, far away from the familiar flat prairies of our farming province to the hills and deserts of Nevada! A more perfect sunset could not have been orderd to light our evening and while we were taking pictures, Dana flew the drone over us taking a video of it all!

This Saturday in front of all their family and friends, they become husband and wife at the beautiful Valley Ridge Golf Club in Calgary..and I already know I am going to be crying behind the camera.  I have said it before and I will keep saying it... getting to know my clients and then becoming friends with them is the coolest part of my job. 

Carli & Neil, 
Thank you again so much for asking me to be your photographer, for your friendships and for trusting me to capture your memories!  

J