I’ve always had an affinity to people who enjoy nature and being outdoors because, as they say, like attracts like. Right?
When it came to deciding a location for Kiana and Andrew’s engagement session, they gave just one stipulation – to be somewhere surrounded by our tree friends. The rest was up to me. With just that one requirement, I had a ton of different locations to go with, but I wanted something special for them and something they would absolutely LOVE.
When Kiana, Andrew and I first met, they were toying with the idea of possibly taking a helicopter ride on their wedding day to capture some truly epic photographs. My previous work with helicopter weddings was what actually drew them to me, but as the months have passed, it has become more and more unfeasible for that option for their wedding.
To make up for this, I suggested a mountain top sunset engagement session on Mount Seymour, but there was just one thing. We would have to hike up there ourselves and carry everything in, then of course hike back with everything because #LeaveNoTrace.
They agreed to embark upon this adventure with me even though we’d most likely have to hike back in the dark. I think they were sold on the fact that I would be their personal porter and carry all their things. Lucky for me, they decided to pack light.
For our session, we were graced with amazing weather, but being that it was still mid-spring, there was still some remaining snow pack on the trail. We took our time along the precarious paths and safely made it to our destination well before sunset. The great thing about mountain top sunset sessions is that you’re often the last ones up on the mountain so you’ve got the whole peak to yourselves!
We had some absolutely amazing light at the top and finished our session as the sun disappeared over the adjacent mountain ridges. As the light quickly faded, we packed our things and started heading back down the mountain.
Kiana and Andrew, thank you so much for joining me on this epic adventure. It’s couples like you who truly help me create my best work. I can’t wait for the big day in just a few weeks!