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This post is very special to me – although I’ve been actively looking for a same-sex wedding couple, it took me until this year to find one. I am really looking forward to Corey and David’s wedding at the zoo next year!

David and Corey’s story is super cute. After meeting online and texting for a week, they connected instantly on their first date and have spent nearly all of their days together since then. Two years in, Corey decided to pop the question. He knew David liked penguins, so they went to the zoo. After feeding the penguins, Corey proposed to David with the rock seen fairly far into the post. The fact that they’re also getting married at the zoo sweetens the deal, and also explains the penguin photo!

While they were present at another wedding I covered, I met them through a community orchestra, as all three of us are classical musicians. Shared interests are awesomesauce!

For this shoot, we spent the evening in the sun in Eau Claire, mostly in Prince’s Island Park.

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“I’m flying, Jack!”

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This one’s about as close as they get to me! I’ve known Brendan since we were both in grade 3. Thing is, Melissa’s known Brendan for just as long!

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We decided to take this summer engagement shoot to the heart of Calgary – Prince’s Island Park, nestled between two streams of the Bow River by Eau Claire.

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Windmills are cool.

I love shooting around here. The calm of the lagoon with trees drooping all around, interrupted only by the sounds of the angry goose’s honk – Because seriously, screw those guys.

That evening, though, the honking murder machines couldn’t hope to compete with the sheer amount of love in the air.

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Hanging out with these two is really great because of the calm contentment of their love.

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My favorite weddings to shoot are, well, most of them! They’re the ones where two people are so obviously in love that it shows in every photo. I know you’re getting the vibe!

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Plus, having such great chemistry can’t be beaten!

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One reason we chose to have this shoot in Prince’s Island is that Brendan proposed to Melissa here!

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These photos aren’t the whole story. They’re not the beginning, and they’re not the end – They’re a wonderful chapter in a long, terrific story.

Tune in later to see their lovely backyard wedding ceremony!

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