Ah, summer – Gone are the rosy cheeks of winter, and the red eyes of allergy season have taken their place!
Since I love nature photography so much, getting out into a park in summer is one of my favorite things to do. For this shoot, Kate, Terry and I went to the Weaselhead, an alluvial plain at the west end of the Glenmore Reservoir on the Elbow River in Calgary. It’s been a while since I’d shot there, so I was super excited!
In the late afternoon, the Elbow river winds beautifully through the valley, glinting in the light – A perfect background.
I’ve known these two for a few years now and, like so many others, they make a fantastic couple!
Here’s a fun fact: The path down into Weaselhead park is actually the old Priddis Road. This makes it straight, wide, and a great place to take romantic photos!
Around this artery are many pathways and beautiful bridges surrounded by the best nature Calgary has to offer. In the middle of these photos, we stopped to watch a beaver swimming under us!
There’s something about these wooden bridges that are all over Calgary that just draws me in for relationship photos like nothing else.
It had been a rainy day before the sun broke out, and I was actually sad that it was so clear. I have a collection of umbrellas, and I’m always sad when I don’t get to use them.
However, the light did make for some neat shadows! (Can you find both hearts?)
All in all, this was a great session in a rustic, natural setting. There’s nothing better for an intimate photoshoot than being away from the loud noises of the city, surrounded instead by birdsong and trickling water. A big thanks to these two for letting me capture the day!