It was 5 years ago the first time Sherry and I stepped foot on the Peyto Lake lookout near Banff and since that time we have longed to be back overlooking one of the most beautiful lakes in the world with one of our couples taking Couplescapes. We’ve been close to here again, spending time in Banff, Canmore, Lake Louise, Moraine Lake and Jasper, but we hadn’t convinced one of our clients to join us at this epic location until Davin & Maria jumped in to complete our vision. I believe it was Maria who said “I’d really like some mountainous photos for our engagement” so for their pre-wedding photo shoot we drove up the glacier parkway to Peyto Lake which is in the heart of the Alberta Canadian Rocky Mountains.
We weren’t sure what we were going to get for weather as on the day there was sun, cloud, rain, snow, hail, wind, more sun and when we were ready to start taking pictures, the sun peeked it’s head out of the clouds and lit up this gorgeous landscape so we could play with it as long as we’d like.
We originally had plans to go down to the bottom of the trail head, but still being late in May the trail was a bit too slippery to tackle. So we turned back towards banff and stopped at Bow Lake. We knew it was nice at Bow Lake and that we would get some beautiful photos, but little did we know that while we drove in, just off the road was a GRIZZLY BEAR!!!!! So being the adventurous ones that we are, we asked Davin and Maria to go hug the bear :)… just kidding… but we were able to get some photos with Mr. Bear in the background which I’m pretty sure are one of a kind :).
We are so excited to be photographing Davin & Maria’s wedding later this summer and thank you so much for joining us on this awesome adventure.
Yes you are seeing this correctly, engagement photos with a grizzly bear!