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LOVElovelove - Memorable Moments from 2017 - Couple's sessions

I will be the first to admit that I have a horrible time picking favourites. It's not something I excel at. Top Tens are a little easier, but not much. They quickly become lists of 25, 30, 50. It actually gives me great anxiety when someone uses the favourite question as a way to get to know me. I can't pick favourites. I love them all! Why can't I just love them all? 

It's the same with images. I have a terrible time narrowing things down. I get so emotionally attached to moments and the subtle differences a half second can allow. 

I thought I'd try something a little different this year. Rather than overwhelm myself to the point of paralysis on a Year End round up, I waited until the week of Valentine's (my very favourite holiday, minus the commercialism. Ask me about our Valentine Tradition sometime). I'm going to give you three posts of some of the most memorable moments from 2017. I will fill your week with so many images of love! Couples, weddings, babies, grandparents, best friends. They're all here. Why wouldn't they be? It's all love. And I do love love. 
So here's to a new tradition of lovelovelove.... 

I hope you're still with me... because here comes round one: Couples.

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Cello from Portland  - Beautiful Eulogy

Thank you to all of my amazing couples who got vulnerable, and silly, and adventurous and real with me. I love you all to pieces. 

Grassi Lakes Engagement Session | Lindsay + Bryon

Grassi Lakes Engagement Session with Lindsay & Bryon

I have always wanted to get my tush out to Alberta to explore and adventure, it's been on the list for a long time but it never really occurred to me that I would be heading out there for the first time for a Grassi Lakes Engagement session.

Turns out my couples and I have lots in common; we love spending time adventuring, jumping into waterfalls, hiking and exploring the Canadian landscape. When Lindsay & Bryon mentioned that they'd love to have an engagement session, but that they were thinking of doing it in Canmore, I'm pretty sure I jumped out of my seat with excitement. There was some serious happy dancing (Joel can attest to that). I'm still mind blown by how gorgeous the area was and how perfect the weather was for us (while all of you Ontarian's out there had snow, this was what it was like in Alberta. Sorry!)

Lindsay & Bryon are the laid back, loving, fun, adventurous types you want to be friends with. We started off the day at Phil & Sebastian's in the Simmons building, and then drove out to Grassi Lakes for a little hike, and finished our day with a cider and some grub in Canmore. They were excellent tour guides and pointed me in the right direction for basically all the things I love the most: coffee, landscapes, water, food and cider (well. all the things I love the most except Joel. He was stuck in Ontario). I love it more than anything when a shoot never really feels like a shoot; it just feels like hanging out with long lost friends and I just happen to have my camera with me.

Lindsay & Bryon have already made the trek back to Ontario for their Muskoka wedding this weekend. From the sounds of it, everything is coming together just as they'd envisioned with the help of their amazing friends and family who live out this way. Planning a wedding long distance can't be easy, but Lindsay & Bryon made it look effortless.

Joel & I will be heading out early tomorrow morning to meet them at their cottage. I'm SO excited to see you two again!!
xo.f