Category archives: Engagement

Zack & Jillian | Edmonton Engagement Photos | Kayla Lynn Photography

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It was around 9:00pm on January 9th, when a notification popped up in my Facebook messenger… I clicked on the message and there layed a beautiful selfie of Zack and my step-sister, Jillian, with a shiny new ring on her finger… They were ENGAGED!! I jumped for joy because I was just so happy that these two highschool sweethearts are now getting married. Seconds later, Jillian asked if I would be their wedding photographer, and of course I said yes!!

A few weeks later, I drove to Edmonton and shot their engagement session at the Woodbridge Park with their sweet dog, Willow. We started our weekend celebrating Jillian’s birthday, full of good food and playing our new favorite card game. Whenever we get together for Christmas or camping trips in the summertime, playing cards is one of our favorite things to do together! 

Then the next day, it was time for their engagement session!!! The day was windy, but perfectly cloudy with a hint of light shining through. Whenever I shoot a windy engagement session, it can be easy to feel like things are getting out of control. But, with my creative vision, I can ALWAYS make any photo look beautiful because I use that wind to our advantage, creating images full of joy and laughter! I was especially excited because we were capturing some beautiful Pantene commercial worthy images. Shooting at Woodbridge Park was truly a unique, beautiful location! There was a burgundy barn, light grass on the edge of the frozen pond and a nice path to walk on.  Jillian and Zach were holding hands and smiling at each other with their sweet dog, Willow. It was so sweet getting to capture photos with all three of them, together! 

Zack and Jillian, your love for each other shines through your engagement photos and I feel so honoured that you choose me to capture your happy memories!!! I am really looking forward to seeing you two get married… and the daddy-daughter first look, I know it’s all going to be so sweet! Enjoy a few of my favorites and get excited for their gorgeous fall wedding.  It will be here before we know it!

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Cody & Cassidy | Grande Prairie Wedding Photographer | Kayla Lynn Photography

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Cassidy’s and Cody’s story is just the sweetest. They had a holiday booked for Jasper, and that is when he planned to propose to Cassidy. But as soon as the ring came in, he knew he had to propose to her sooner! He was excited and knew the timing was perfect to propose to her on their farm, the place they love spending time with all their animals. On Valentines day, he brought out an album he made for her, starting with a photo of their very first date. The very last photo was a picture of Cody with their two horses, two dogs and sign asking her to marry him. It was the most thoughtful way for him to propose to her, especially being in their own home! 

This sweet couple is so full of life and joy, and super photogenic too! You’ll know exactly what I’m talking about as you scroll through these images. I would often catch Cody and Cassidy smiling at each other, and that in itself made it so much fun to photograph! We walked along the paths, full of trees with their two dogs, Gus and Diesel. Although it was a warmer winter day, these two are champs for braving the -4 weather for about an hour! We then walked up to one of my new favorite spots, overlooking plenty of snow-filled spruce trees with clouds in the background. The view was gorgeous as they snuggled on a warm fuzzy blanket to keep each other warm! 

Cody and Cassidy, I am beyond excited to capture your big day, this summer! You two are such naturals in front of the camera, and I am really looking forward to capturing your happy memories!!! Enjoy some of my favorites and get excited for their wedding. It will be here before we know it!

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Calvin & Kelsey | Alberta Wedding Photographer | Kayla Lynn Photography

Kesley was in Corwin’s and Amanda’s bridal party last summer, and when she contacted me to photograph her special day, I was so excited!! Right from the beginning, I knew we would be such a great fit! I get so excited when I get to work with my bride’s friends because they are always such delightful people to be around!!

Calvin and Kelsey crossed paths many times throughout their lives including her job in gymnastics, a few trips to the hospital, and then again through Facebook! At one point in Calvin’s life, he was taking many visits to the hospital. It was then he spoke to her a few times. The conversations they shared felt very natural.  One day she received a Facebook friend request from Calvin. When she clicked on his profile, she noticed that she taught Calvin’s daughter gymnastics! It was the sweetest! 

Shortly after Corwin’s and Amanda’s wedding day, Calvin and Kelsey visited one of the Okanagan vineyards, their favorite places to be! When Kelsey asked a lady to take a random photo of the two of them at the vineyard, Calvin knew this would be the perfect moment to propose to her. As the lady took their pictures, Calvin pulled out the ring from his pocket, nelt down on one knee, asking her to marry him. Kelsey of course said “yes!”, as her face was overflowing with tears. The lady then asked to take a photo of her ring, and more tears were running down her face. It was a very exciting moment! 

Calvin’s and Kelsey’s engagement session was full of soft, golden fall colors! I got to photograph their session in a location I never shot before. Combined with their joyful spirits, all I can say is that I’m obsessed with the results! They were always smiling, kept each other warm and were SO in love. It was a little chilly for their shoot, but these two enjoyed their session to the fullest!

Calvin and Kelsey, I truly enjoyed getting to capture this special season in your life. You two are so perfect for each other, and it truly shows in your photos! Photographing your engagement portraits is making me SO excited for your Edmonton Wedding in May!! Enjoy some of my favorites!

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Gerad & Kailey | Grande Prairie Wedding Photographer | Kayla Lynn Photography

I remember seeing Gerad and Kailey dancing on the dance floor at Kevin’s and Taylor’s wedding last year, and I thought to myself, “These two are going to get married someday!” Seeing them dance together, I could feel and see the love they have for each other. I thought they were the cutest couple! When Kailey inquired with me for her wedding day, I was ecstatic! One of my favorite things being in business is the joy to be a part of multiple weddings within one family! It is such a privilege to capture not just one, but two weddings for the same family! 

As soon as I saw them for their engagement session, I knew their session was going to be perfect! Kailey wore a gorgeous white maxi dress with pink floral designs. The weather was amazing. There was very little wind, which was a huge bonus too, especially since wind is SO common in the prairies! I took them to a couple newly discovered locations. My heart was so happy when I discovered another spot that was new to me, it was perfect! There were wildflowers and grass scattered all over the place, as the light shone between them.  It didn’t even feel like we were in Grande Prairie at all! 

Gerad & Kailey brought along their cute little dog, Piper, and I am so thankful for the images captured with the three of them together. They are so cute! Special thanks to Kailey’s mom for watching over Piper AND capturing some behind the scenes shots! She is truly the best multitasker!

Gerad & Kailey, it was an honor capturing your engagement photos! I absolutely loved photographing your beautiful smiles. Although your wedding day is almost exactly a year away, it will definitely be worth the wait. We truly are looking forward to it! Enjoy some of my favorites!!! 

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Mikey & Anna | Alberta Wedding Photographer | Kayla Lynn Photography

I am so incredibly excited to share Mikey’s and Anna’s engagement session! These two traveled a couple hours away to meet with me! We started off the day together by going out for coffee, and they couldn’t have been sweeter! This was my first time meeting them in person, and I instantly felt connected through their joyful personalities! We talked a lot about all the exciting wedding plans ahead and I got to know them more as a couple through their engagement session, later that evening! 

I can already tell their wedding day is going to be fabulous! Their hearts are so full of excitement and joy. They are both equally so kind, they even offered to carry my camera bag while walking to different locations (it’s a very heavy bag). On their wedding day, there is going to be lots of dancing and I’ve heard they have such a fun group of friends! We are truly looking forward to capturing it all.

One of the most funniest moments is when I was capturing Anna’s ring on a mini cactus, up on one of the hills at Kleskun. As I was taking photos, it suddenly fell into a pile of cacti. I attempted to pick it up with my bare hands, but I didn’t go any further because I realized that wouldn’t turn out so well, haha! So I dug into my emergency kit, tucked away in my camera bag, and pulled out a small bobby pin. And Voila, it worked! The ring was saved and we continued on capturing these beautiful engagement portraits for Mikey and Anna!

Mikey and Anna, thank you so much for travelling all the way to Grande Prairie for your engagement portraits. It is making me even MORE excited for your Grande Cache wedding, in only two weeks!!! Enjoy some of my favorites!

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Braden & Breanna | Grande Prairie Wedding Photographer | Kayla Lynn Photography

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Remember when Grande Prairie had so much rain for a couple weeks? We decided to reschedule Braden’s and Breanna’s engagement session at a later date, due to all the rain, and I am so glad we did! They absolutely deserve images that they will look back on for the rest of their lives! The day of their session was so perfect! It was a cool, cloudy day. The grass was green as can be. I could hear the birds lightly chirping in the trees. From that point on, I knew their session was going to be amazing!

Braden and Breanna have the sweetest story! It turns out Breanna and Braden went to the SAME high school and lived only a block away from each other, during their teen years! However, they had no clue this whole time. It is such a small world we live in! Later on, Braden proposed to Breanna at Mount Robson and the rest is history! 

I really loved meeting Braden and Breanna again during their engagement session! We chatted about their special day, their love for golf and how much their daughter is growing up so fast!!! I have two younger brothers of my own, so I vividly remember how much they’ve changed so quickly, every single month! 

It was so nice to go to capture these sweet moments at one of my favorite locations in the Grande Prairie area! I love that these images are so bright and so full of life! Maybe it was Breanna’s light floral dress… Maybe it was the hills in the background… or maybe it was just an amazing day because I get to work with such great people! I am truly looking forward to seeing them again for their Bear Creek Golf Course wedding, this upcoming fall! Enjoy getting to know Braden and Breanna through their engagement photos!

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EdmontonHistoric Buildings EngagementAlberta Wedding Photographer

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Last week, I drove all the way to Edmonton to do my uncle Scott’s and Jessie’s engagement photos! This summer has been FULL of rain, not only in Grande Prairie, but all across Alberta. We almost rescheduled Scott’s and Jessie’s session due to the rain, but luckily, the forecast suddenly changed. I was so glad because I could hardly wait to get these two in front of my camera!!! They were so natural and relaxed, which truly shows in their photos!

First of all, the location they chose for their engagement session was an absolute dream. The location we used to shoot Scott’s and Jessie’s engagement portraits was not in the original plans, however due to the rain, we decided to do their portraits in a dry location with pavement. There were old historic buildings with fancy brick, an abundance of greens and beautiful vines hanging across the walls. Prior to their session, I had seen a few beautiful photos of it online, but nothing compared to seeing this location in real life!  Secondly, their outfits were amazing. My uncle Scott wore fancy brown shoes, navy pants, paired with a light blue shirt. Jessie wore a fancy blush dress, paired with the cutest brown heels! I was a very happy photographer! 

As we moved between different locations, I truly enjoyed getting to know more about Jessie and my uncle Scott, while capturing this special season in their lives. They are so easy to talk to, and if sunsets weren’t real, I am sure we could have continued on with their session much longer!

Uncle Scott and Jessie, I am truly looking forward to capturing more amazing memories for your wedding day in Mexico, this winter! Enjoy some of my favorites!

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Lake EngagementDanial & ShelbeeGrande Prairie Photographer

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I have been loving all the engagement sessions, recently!  They have all been so beautiful, bright and dreamy! We have been planning Shelbee’s and Danial’s engagement session for months now, so you can imagine how excited I was to finally capture their engagement portraits!  The first time we scheduled their session, it ended up being a very rainy day, so we ended up rescheduling their session a few days later.  It was definitely worth the wait!

Something that I truly admire about Danial and Shelbee is that they love to hike together!  Last year, they decided to climb up Mount Hamel in Grande Cache, overlooking the beautiful mountain views.  Secretly, Danial had a special ring tucked away the whole trip up the mountain.  As they arrived to their final destination, Danial had Shelbee looked over the cliff to take a photo.  When she turned around, Danial was on one knee and asked her to marry her!!  It couldn’t have been more sweeter than that!

The best part of it all, is that Danial and Shelbee will be getting married on top of the SAME mountain Danial proposed to her!  Just typing this gives me goosebumps.  Shelbee will be flying on a helicopter, then walking down the aisle with her dad!  I am so incredibly excited to go on this adventure with them for their wedding, in Grande Cache!

Danial and Shelbee, your wedding is going to be amazing and I am really looking forward to capturing it, in almost exactly a year from now!  You two are such a kind and sweet couple.  Capturing the love that you have for each other fuels my love for photography, more and more!  Here are a few of my favorites from your engagement session.  Enjoy!

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Picnic Theme Engagement SessionKyle + LaurellaGrande Prairie Photographer

Laurella and Kyle knew each other since they were young, but it wasn’t until over 10 years later, Kyle would propose to Laurella.  I always find it so amazing to hear how people who have known each other for so many years, end up marrying each other, years later!

Kyle & Laurella were both often in the high school library during their spare.  One day, Kyle walked up to Laurella, and that is how their friendship began! Eventually, Laurella moved hours away for her new job.  It was years since they had last seen each other.  As they years went by, they re-connected through Facebook, and shortly after, that is when their relationship began!

The proposal happened in March when Kyle went to Edmonton to go see Laurella!  At the time, he didn’t know exactly how he was going to propose to her.  So he went out with one his friends to find a nice location. Later that evening, Kyle and Lorella went to the Muttart Conservatory.  Kyle told Laurella that he had a gift for her.  He popped out the ring, and she was totally blown away!

My time with Kyle and Laurella was nothing but amazing!!  Meeting these two for the first time, in person, was such a pleasure.  They greeted me with a warm hug, with their contagious smiles, and it was from that moment, I knew our session was going to be amazing.  These two are so incredibly fun to hang around.  There were moments where I could not stop laughing! I truly loved every second of it!

Before officially booking their wedding photography with me, Laurella really wanted engagement photos in the pretty blossoms.  Hearing her request for blossom photos was one out of many reasons why I was so excited for their engagement session.  Anyone who knows me well, would know that I am obsessed with the blossoms at this time of year.  The warm sunlight glow, the spring floral smell and the pretty visual effects that the blossoms brought to Kyle’s and Laurella’s engagement session was truly my favorite.

Kyle and Laurella, I absolutely loved your engagement session!  I loved every minute of it, and it is only making me even MORE excited for your Kleskun Hills wedding, this September!  Here are a few of my favorite photos of you two together.  Enjoy!

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Kleskun Hills EngagementKyle & NicoleGrande Prairie Photographer

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Recently, I had the pleasure of capturing Kyle’s and Nicole’s engagement portraits at one of my favorite locations, Kleskun Hills. For those who read my blog often, I like to shoot at Kleskun Hills at LEAST a couple times a year. The sandy hills, the pretty wildflowers, lush greens and radiant sunlight… these are just a few reasons why I love Kleskun Hills SO much! I’m obsessed with this place. Although I have photographed at this location countless of times, I love how each session always has a unique look to it!

I was so blown away how natural Kyle and Nicole were in front of the camera, during our time together! Kyle was always making Nicole giggle every once in while, producing some natural and genuine photos of them together! What blew me away is the fact that this was their FIRST time ever having their photos taken together, excluding the 10 selfies prior to our engagement session! If they hadn’t told me, I would have never known!

Although I LOVE getting creative and capturing these special memories before the big day, the engagement session is also the perfect time for me to get to know my couples even more. It’s so important, as a photographer, to create an environment where wedding day portraits will feel inviting and fun! From my experience, a lot of this has to do with getting to know my couples, while also capturing engagement portraits prior to their special day. This is why all my couples receive a complimentary engagement session with their wedding day package. As we walked between different locations, I truly enjoyed getting know more about Nicole’s and Kyle’s story, how they met through friends and what they like to do together as a couple!

Thank you for much for allowing me to capture these special memories for you, Kyle and Nicole!! We can’t wait to capture your special day in only a couple months from now, at Clarkson Hall! It’s going to be amazing!

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