Category archives: Engagement

Kim & Jerrica | Alberta Wedding Photographer | Kayla Lynn Photography

photos with jim and jerrica in banff jasper national park in canada with their wedding and engagement photographer lots of light creams and dusty blue colors at lake minnewankaNot that long ago, we were all sitting at Jeffery’s Cafe, chatting about all the exciting plans ahead for Kim’s and Jerrica’s big day. As we sat together, I found out that they had nearly been 9 years together.  Only 10 minutes into getting to know these two, I already knew how perfect these two are for each other. They told me all about how they first met at work, in the Philippines, then dated long distance across the world for a full year. How Kim surprised Jerrica with flower petals, chocolate, but more importantly, a shiny new ring that would change their lives forever! 

Since the first day we met, Kim & Jerrica made it very clear they wanted their engagement portraits in the Canadian Rockies, shot by the crystal clear blue water. A couple months later, I received the news that Kim and Jerrica had to postpone their 9th year anniversary/wedding to a later date, in hopes to celebrate their special day with more family and friends.  So what did we do on their 9th year anniversary / wedding date, instead? We all packed our bags, traveling to one of those beautiful places in the world, to capture their engagement portraits… in Banff! There couldn’t have been a better way to celebrate their original wedding date AND 9th year anniversary, all at the same time.

Everything about their engagement session was so beautiful, in so many ways. Jerrica had a fresh bouquet of flowers made by the talented Willow Flower Co, a dusty blue skirt (snagged from my client closet) and perfectly coordinated outfits to pop against the scenic Lake Minnewanka location in Banff.  Above all, what stood out to me the most, was Kim’s and Jerrica’s love and commitment for one another. Over the last few months, so much has changed with our current covid situation. But what didn’t change is how deeply in love these two are, and that’s all I needed to make these portraits happen! 

Kim and Jerrica, you two are the sweetest!  I loved every minute having you in front of my camera, for your 9 year anniversary-engagement, and it makes me even more excited for your Millwood Country Inn wedding, in just a few more months. Here are some of my favorites from our time together,  in the mountains. I hope you love them as much as I do!!

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Loved working with this creative team!

Hair & Makeup – Lilies & Lace Beauty Co. 

Bouquet – Willow Flower Co.

 

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Eric & Lindsay | Grande Prairie Wedding Photographer | Kayla Lynn Photography

I am so excited to share with you Mr. Goodwin’s and Lindsay’s engagement session!  I say “Mr. Goodwin” because he was my computers teacher, in high school!  Mr. Goodwin was always such an encouragement when it came to challenging my skills as a photographer, provincially and nationally, throughout my high school years.  I always say if it weren’t for such encouraging family, teachers and friends, my life may look different than it is; They are all a part of the reason why I am a photographer today.  Now, years later, I am absolutely happy to see Mr. Goodwin engaged to his beautiful fiancé, Lindsay! 

Their session was calling for lightning, high winds and rain, so I secretly prayed that the rain would hold off for us.  Rain or shine, these two were excited to spend time together to get their portraits done, especially since their wedding will be here very soon. The best part?  Throughout our whole time together, there wasn’t a single drop off rain.  We couldn’t have asked for better!

These two found each other through their jobs, as teachers.  At the perfect time, they found their soulmate.  It’s obvious when you’re around these two, they are such an amazing pair!  They are both so calm and easy going, they made my job feel so easy through their relaxed personalities!

Mr. Goodwin and Lindsay, I am SO excited for your wedding day!  You two are such a joy to be around.  Your wedding day will be here before we know it, and I cannot wait to do this all over again, on your special day.  Enjoy some of my favorites! 😃

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Patrick & Cassie | Grande Prairie Couples Photographer | Kayla Lynn Photography

Every year, the pretty blossoms come out, but they only last for a short window of time.  I always get excited, as I drive around town, admiring all the lush, blooming trees.  When the blossoms came out this year, I knew I had to open up a couple sessions for blossom photos; That in itself tells you how beautiful they were. 

I remember first meeting Patrick and Cassie in the parking lot, right before their session.  They came out to meet me, so excited for their new portraits, together.  Being together for 6 months, they never had professional photos taken together before.  After photographing them for an hour, it seemed like they’ve known each other for years. They love to laugh, have fun, and go on mountain adventures together.   There are just so many similarities between these two.  They even went to the jump yard together on their first date; That in itself proves how perfect these two are for each other. 

Throughout our time together, they made my job feel SO easy!  These two are so full of love, joy and laughter.  I still couldn’t believe that this was their first time having professional pictures taken together.  They have the most contagious smiles.  My cheeks were hurting from all the laughter we shared.  I didn’t want this session to end.

Patrick and Cassie, I had the best time ever, while photographing your 6 month anniversary photos.  You two are as beautiful on the outside as you are kind on the inside, and that’s saying a lot, because I don’t think it’s possible you could be any nicer.  You two are the happiest, smiliest, most joy-radiating people I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with.  I hope you enjoy looking at your love through my lens as much as I loved photographing it. 

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Denny & Chantelle | Grande Prairie Wedding Photographer | Kayla Lynn Photography

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Denny popped the question, last fall. They were enjoying some time on the boat, followed by lunch at their uncle’s cabin.  Soon after, it was at that moment, that he asked Chantelle to marry him… of course she said yes!!! 

I remember so clearly, when Chantelle emailed me and asked me if I would be interested in capturing their big day. When she mentioned that they are having a winter wedding, I must admit, I got pretty excited! Winter weddings aren’t as common, but being a photographer, I know how beautiful their portraits are going to be with the fluffy, white snow.

Getting to capture their engagement portraits was such a joy!  I met them all the way to Dunvegan, for their engagement session, in this area full of lush grass and trees. Hills surrounded this couple, so in love! It was the perfect location for photos. As the sun set, I took them out to one of my secret locations… overlooking the hills and the glowy light. It felt like a photographer’s heaven. It was truly magical.

I had such a great time capturing these sweet memories for you, Denny and Chantelle. Your warm smiles and laughter is contagious. Each frame got me more and more excited for your special day. It’s going to be hard waiting another 6 months to capture your beautiful smiles again, but I know it will be worth it! I feel honored to capture this special time for you. Enjoy some of my favorites, from our time together!

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John + Alisabeth | Grande Prairie Wedding Photographer | Kayla Lynn Photography

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I remember receiving the email from Alisabeth, saying that she just got engaged, YESTERDAY!  I always get excited when couples reach out to me looking for a photographer, especially when their proposal just happened!  Soon after, we met for coffee. I enjoyed getting to hear their story, as a couple and how he proposed to her. It was all so sweet. And now, it will be just a short two months before their big day!! 

Their engagement session couldn’t have been more perfect. The day was fresh with no wind, full of glowy sunlight!!! I am just obsessed with their color choice, light blue and grape purple, my two favorite colors. It truly popped against the sparkling snow with the sunlight peeking behind them. Although I always send my couples’ locations to choose from, Alisabeth allowed me to choose their engagement session locations for them and I am so glad she did!!!  I took them to one of my hidden gems, filled with trees and sunset glow. It set the tone for perfect engagement portraits! 

With all that is going on in the world right now, it was so refreshing getting to capture John’s and Alisabeth’s engagement photos. They have such calm, yet joyful personalities, which makes it so much fun to be around! We chatted about their big day, their plans for the weekend and so much more. Throughout our time together, I couldn’t help but notice their joyful, beautiful smiles. You’ll know exactly what I mean, as you scroll through the images! 

John and Alisabeth, it was lovely getting to capture these special memories of you two being engaged! Even when my boots were in 1-2 feet of deep snow… I can say it was well worth it!  We are so excited to see you two become husband and wife, in just a couple more months. Enjoy some of my favorites from your engagement session!

 

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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

cody and cassidy engagement session with photographer kayla lynn photography in grande prairie close up photo wearing emerald green dress

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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