Category archives: Engagement

Matteo & Brianne | Grande Prairie Wedding Photographer | Kayla Lynn Photography

Brianne & Matteo are one of the sweetest couples I had the privilege of photographing, this year!! When I first met Brianne and got to know more of their story, we instantly connected so well. Everything from how they first met in high school, the plans for their big day and what they value in photography, I knew I wanted to photograph their very special day!

A couple weeks before they decided to hire me as their wedding photographer, Matteo and Brianne went down to one of the Parks to enjoy a nice walk together. Little did Brianne know, Matteo would soon be popping the big question. When they came back from their lovely walk, they started a campfire, about to roast some marshmallows. Soon, he was down on one knee proposing to her! She was absolutely shocked and did not see it coming at that moment! It was so incredibly sweet and it was perfect for them! 

I absolutely loved my time with these two and there is so much to love. Their engagement session resulted in dreamy, glowing images and also allowed me to have more time to get to know them more as a couple. We took some pictures in front of the glowing trees, with their colorful blanket and walked across the nearby bridge for some more photos. Towards the end of their session, I found a hidden path that overlooked beautiful layers of trees behind the creek, resulting in a “Kelowna” vibe to their photos. I always find the vegetation is SO incredibly lush in Kelowna and I was pleased we got that same vibe in Grande Prairie.

Matteo and Brianne never had their pictures taken professionally together before, but I would have never known if they hadn’t told me! I believe part of the reason why they rocked their session is because they are SO in love! When a couple loves each other so much, oftentimes everything feels so natural with the easy direction I always give for couples’ sessions. I am so incredibly happy with the results we were able to create during our time together!

Matteo & Brianne, It was an absolute pleasure capturing your engagement session memories! Your session is making me extra excited for your wedding day and I am already counting down the days until then! I hope you enjoy some of your engagement session memories as much as I do!

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Camden & Cassandra | Jasper Engagement Session | Kayla Lynn Photography

engagement photos with camden and cassandra at leech lake in jasper close up photo of cass laughing and hes holdering her behind her

I am so excited to share with you Camden’s and Cassandra’s beautiful Jasper engagement session with you today! If you didn’t know, Jasper is one of my all-time favorite locations for weddings and engagement sessions. The smell of spruce trees is so refreshing. The mountains and the clear blue water views are always so peaceful and calming. We originally had their engagement session scheduled in Grande Prairie, however shortly after booking a trip to the mountains, I had asked if they would like to have their engagement photos captured in Jasper instead. They quickly said “Yes”.  I couldn’t have been more excited!!

Although I have been to most of the main areas and lakes in Jasper, Camden and Cassandra took me to a very special place that I have never been to before!  This special place was not only so beautiful, but it was the same place Camden proposed to Cassandra, just recently. The day of the proposal, Camden and Cassandra went out to Leech Lake to watch the sunset, together. At that time of year, there were so many minnows, the lake was pure black, but the sun still reflected off the water so beautifully. As they watched the sunset together on the dock, Camden told her he was going to get his phone from the vehicle to take a picture of her in front of the glowing sunset. Little did she know, it was in that moment Camden was secretly prepping the engagement ring. Still standing on the dock, when Cassandra turned around, Camden was on one knee proposing to her! 

Camden and Cassanda are the type of couple you just wish you could hang around longer! They have such a positive and friendly spirit. When it came to being in front of the camera, I loved how natural the two were in front of the camera, so full of love and joy. Cassandra is a talented photographer herself, so it was no surprise how they took my light yet fun direction at ease.  If it weren’t for the sun setting behind the grand mountains, you can bet I would be capturing their fun personalities a tad bit longer!  Haha!

As you can imagine, I was in photographer heaven photographing Camden’s and Cassandra’s engagement photos, at the same place Camden proposed to his future bride! The evening was still, the mountains reflected off the calm mountain water and the sunset glowing behind their joy-radiated faces made my photographer’s heart very happy! It was the perfect spot for dreamy engagement photos!

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Joshua & Tori | Lush Green Engagement Session

Josh and Tori have the sweetest proposal story!! In the month of March of this year, Tori and Josh took a trip to Grande Cache, to enjoy the beautiful mountain views. Josh had the ring with him and knew that he was going to propose to her that day… he just didn’t know when or where, yet. When they got to the top of Sulfur Gates, looking below, they saw big letters that said “Will you marry me?”. Coincidentally, there was someone that proposed to their fiancé, recently. At that moment, Josh was nervous because this note was not made by him, so he was really hoping that she didn’t think he’d be proposing to her that day, soon. Every now and then when they go on hikes, they’ll set the self timer and take a picture, together. Standing on the cliff, Josh runs out to set his phone down to capture the moment, except this time instead of taking a picture, he sets his camera to video mode. Standing on the cliff, together, he pulls out the ring and gets down on one knee. Of course, she said yes and shortly after is when they contacted me to book their wedding photography!

Something I truly love about Tori and Josh is their friendly personalities and sense of humor.  They are just so full of love and I love that we can all laugh together. When I asked Josh what his favorite thing about Tori is, he said “together” –  They are always laughing and sharing humor.  After they had just got engaged, they were looking at items for their wedding register and they couldn’t stop laughing about all the crazy things they saw, including awful and weird waffle makers.

Next came their engagement session, where they took me to a unique and beautiful location, in the Evergreen Trails, filled with pine trees, wildflowers and logs. I always love a good adventure and it was refreshing to capture their love for each other,  in this natural space! 

I truly enjoyed getting to know these two more, during their session and I feel so honored to be the one capturing their special day! The very next time I’ll see them is on their wedding day. So in the meantime, enjoy some of my favorites!

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Darrion & Emma | Dreamy Winter Engagement Session

beautiful wide shot winter engagement photo in grande prairie couple emma and darrion holding hands bridge in the background

Darrion and Emma have the perfect story… it almost seems unreal because it’s one of those sweet stories that you hear and see in the movies!  In Grade 9, Emma was the new girl at school. Her smile brightened the room and Darrion couldn’t help but notice how beautiful she was. They remained friends for years, but it wasn’t until High School, they connected more when they had some classes together. That’s when these two started dating and the rest was history! 

Fast forward to many years later, Darrion finally decided it was time to pop the question.  Originally, he was planning to propose to her on a trip, but then those plans got canceled due to covid. He knew he still had to propose to her, so he came up with a creative idea to lay a picnic set in their own home. They had a good time enjoying their home picnic, together.  Since Darrion is such a thoughtful guy, Emma was clueless on what was to come. Then before she knew it, Darrion went down on one knee, asking him to marry her.  Shocked, Emma said “are you serious!?”.   It was the perfect proposal, just like you see in the movies!  Of course, she said yes to marrying her best friend!!

Their engagement session was supposed to happen over a month ago, when we had very cold weather, for a whole week. Thankfully, we rescheduled their engagement session to a new date, in hopes it would be a lot warmer by then, and it was!!! The rescheduled date was absolute perfection!  Warm sunny glow, no wind and an amazing couple so full of love! They even included their cute dog, Meeko, too!  There was just enough snow for the most scenic winter photos, overlooking a bridge in the distance and the magical South Bear Creek, here in Grande Prairie.

Darrion & Emma, I had such a blast capturing your winter engagement photos!  I can already tell how spectacular your wedding will be and cannot wait to capture your happy memories but most importantly, I can’t wait to capture the story of your big day!  You two are beautiful inside and out and I hope you love seeing yourselves through my lens as much as I loved capturing it!

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Reid & Brhianna | Grande Prairie Wedding Photographer | Kayla Lynn Photography

engagement session in elmsworth near grande prairie with brhianna and reid with the cows and the trees winter time

There is no better way to start our first blog of 2021, featuring this lovely couple, Reid and Brhianna! This couple has the kindest hearts.  I feel so honored to capture these sweet memories, for this lovely couple, right after Christmas!

I met Reid and Brhianna on Reid’s parent’s property where he grew up, most of his life and it was the perfect place for some ranch pictures!  It was so special to capture them at a location meaningful to them. There were lots of trees, fluffy snow, a renovated brown barn and lots of cows, Reid’s favorite!  Through this, we were able to bring their vision for a ranch-styled engagement session come to life. 

I must say, one of my favorite parts of their session was venturing out to a nearby field, full of cows. I have photographed many horses before, but cows were a first for me!  Reid brought a bucket full of oats to the scene, where he bribed the cows to all come together to make the perfect backdrop. Their cute, innocent faces peeked behind them, as I had this sweet couple snuggle close, smiling at each other, so brightly. This moment was so special and I was so thrilled to capture it!

Above all, capturing their love and personalities was my favorite part. When I first met Reid and Brhianna, they told me what they loved most about each other. Brhianna loves his kind and caring heart for people. Reid loves how beautiful she is and how much fun she is to be around, every time they are together. After being together for an hour that day photographing their love, I noticed just that, Reid’s caring heart and Brhianna’s beauty and fun personality! 

Despite the cold, we had a blast together. I truly enjoyed getting to know this couple more through our time together!  We are truly looking forward to their special day and will be our first wedding of 2021 – We can’t wait! Enjoy scrolling through our many favorites! 

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Damon & Deanna | Grande Prairie Wedding Photographer | Kayla Lynn Photography

damon and deanna wrapped around blanket for their winter snow engagement photos in grande prairie alberta in crystal lake with sunset in the background and trees

I can’t tell you how much I loved capturing Damon’s and Deanna’s sweet engagement memories!!  From the moment Deanna and Damon came out of their vehicle to meet me in-person, for the first time, I already knew this session was going to be amazing!  They are the sweetest, down-to-earth couple, with the brightest smiles I have ever seen.  I don’t think a minute passed by without them laughing or smiling for the most joy-filled photographs! 

Deanna always wanted a winter wedding, so they compromised by having a winter engagement session! These past few weeks in Grande Prairie have been different than most years.  We would have fluffy snow one day, then the next day, the warm weather would creep on us and melt all the snow away. It’s been a strange November to say the least.  As their engagement session date was approaching, we were worried that we may have no snow for their session.  At this point, we were hoping for the best.  I was checking the weather app daily. Thankfully, the day before their session, we had an abundance of snow and I was SO happy Deanna was going to have the winter photos that she’s always dreamed of having! 

I could go on and on how much I enjoyed my time with these two!  I truly enjoyed getting to know them more and chatting about their sweet pets.  When it came time to photograph this adorable couple, I am pretty sure I was in photographer heaven. The light was dreamy, the snow was sparkly and their smiles were so beautiful.  Now, I have some tricks up my sleeve to really bring out genuine smiles.  With Damon and Deanna, I barely had to do any of that.  They truly love each other and were making each other smile the whole way through. Capturing just that is what I LOVE!

Damon and Deanna, thank you from the bottom of my heart for trusting me with your engagement memories! The next time we see each other will be on your wedding day – I can hardly wait!  For now, enjoy some of my favorites from our time together!!

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Zach & Laura | Grande Prairie Wedding Photographer | Kayla Lynn Photography

engagement photos with zach and laura at kleskun hills grande prairie wearing tan hat sitting on a blanket with the sandy hills in the background

Zach and Laura are one of those couples with whom you almost can’t believe that over hour has flown by already because they are so enjoyable to spend time with! As soon as they arrived on the scene at beautiful Kleskun Hills, we started chatting and laughing and we hardly stopped for the rest of the session!

Zach and Laura became friends as 19-year-olds but didn’t pursue a romantic relationship together until they were several years older! After dating for 6 years, Zach knew that he couldn’t live without Laura, and the rest is history. Their love for each other is so clear and it was such a privilege to get to capture images of this precious time in their lives as they prepare to say “I do!”

This sweet couple was SO intentional with their engagement session and I think it really shows!! Their outfits were so well matched to our style guide and photography style, which makes a huge difference for any session! Bringing along some fun additions, like a super cute hat and a bottle of champagne, really helped customize their experience and make it more personal, too. Their sweet dog Nelly also made an adorable appearance for a few minutes, which was so precious!

Something I really appreciated about Zach and Laura is that not only were they up for anything I suggested, but they were even familiar with many of our classic poses! One of my favourite moments from the session was when I was directing them into a specific pose, and Zach exclaimed, “Oh, I know this one! I thought it was going to be WAY harder than this!” Which is always a great thing to hear when you’re wanting to make posing as simple and enjoyable as possible!

Zach and Laura, I loved getting to meet you both and fangirling over your images together! Thank you for going the extra mile to make your engagement session such a special, personalized experience. I hope your time as an engaged couple is something you’ll treasure for the rest of your lives as you embrace this new journey of marriage! I can’t wait to photograph your wedding next year!!

Enjoy a few of our favourites from your gorgeous session!

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Brodie & Shailene | Saskatoon Island Engagement | Kayla Lynn Photography

photos with shailene and brodie under wrapped around blanket at saskatoon island provincial park in grande prairie wembly with wedding photographer

I am so excited to share with you this dreamy, snow-filled fall engagement session with you all!!  Combined with this photogenic couple, full of adventure and love, I knew this session was going to be one of my favorites.

It was so special to photograph their engagement session in the SAME location where Brodie proposed to Shailene.  Over a year ago, this sweet couple decided to go for a morning hike, at one of their favorite gems, near Grande Prairie, Saskatoon Island. They even decided to pack their cat Maggie and have Shailene’s sister and her husband tag along, too.  As they were hiking along the path, they decided to stop at the red picnic table to take a mini break.  This is also one of their favorite spots for a spectacular lake view.  Brodie asked to take a picture with Shailene, but in reality, this was to prepare Shailene’s sister to capture the proposal video!  Seconds later, Brodie was on one knee and of course, Shailene said “Yes!”.

As we were nearing the end of their engagement session, I knew we had to go for a mini hike to capture some photos, at the same location that Brodie proposed to Shailene.  I am so glad we did!  The weather was slightly moody, yet so beautiful.  Brodie definitely chose the most perfect place to propose to Shailene, over a year ago.

Every minute of my time spent with Brodie and Shailene, makes me even more excited for their wedding at Serenity Acres, followed by Demmitt Hall, where they will celebrate with their guests!  I love their beautiful smiles, their love for adventure and their kind hearts and their love for cats.  We all like cats, haha! 

Brodie and Shailene, we are so excited to capture your big day in 2021!  I hope you love these images as much as I do.  Let the countdown to your wedding begin!

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Brandon & Cassidy | Sunflower Engagement Session | Kayla Lynn Photography

Oh friends, you are in for a treat today!  I absolutely loved photographing Brandon and Cassidy.  We has their engagement shoot scheduled in for a very long time, but it was worth the wait! The trees were full of colorful leaves and the light was incredibly glowing, that evening.  I don’t think it could have gotten better than that! 

You won’t believe this, especially after looking at their photos, but Cassidy and Brandon shared with me that this was their FIRST professional photo shoot together.  They also shared with me that they were a bit nervous beforehand.  I understand why – it’s always such an unknown to have your photos taken.  A lot of our couples rarely have their photos taken together beforehand, so I was excited to create something beautiful for them.  The best part? These two were absolute naturals in front of the camera! 

Everything about their session was a dream. Their contagious smiles, glowing light and bright yellow leaves.  Cassidy loves sunflowers, so she brought a small bouquet of them for their session.  Sometimes it’s the little props like that, that add just the right touch to a session!  I’m pretty sure our favorite moment was seeing Brandon chop the stems off a little shorter with his teeth, just for the photos.  It was hilarious!  I loved their dedication to get the perfect, dreamy engagement photos.

Cassidy and Brandon, thank you for having me capture these sweet memories!  You two are SO cute together and the camera just couldn’t get enough of you.  I am already excited for your wedding day in 2021.  I hope you love these photos as much as I loved photographing them for you.  Let the countdown begin to July!

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Tayler & Chelsea | Jasper Engagement Photos | Kayla Lynn Photography

engagement photos in jasper alberta wiht chelsea and tayler with formal wear

Chelsea and Tayler are one of those couples you can’t help admiring and enjoying being around, because they are so well-suited to each other and such a beautiful couple! It would have been impossible to ask for a sweeter couple to photograph in the stunning mountains of Jasper!! They complement each other so well and are so full of joy and fun; our time together flew by so quickly because we spent so much of it laughing! Chelsea had so thoughtfully picked out multiple beautiful outfits that were so well-coordinated and photographed like a dream, and they purposefully bought flowers just to accessorize the ring shots!! It was so lovely to photograph a couple who was so invested in the process and took such care to make their engagement session as special as possible, and Chelsea’s hairstylist absolutely outdid herself with Chelsea’s gorgeous updo. These two were also up for anything; they were so willing to try out new poses and locations even when they had no idea what to expect! I think it’s safe to say that their willingness paid off because we are so in love with how their photographs turned out!!

The story of Tayler’s proposal to Chelsea was also so sweet! Tayler & Chelsea met in high school but didn’t start dating until college, and they had been dating for several years before Tayler decided that now was the right time to propose! Chelsea was away visiting her family and Tayler came to join her around a week later, and little did she know that in that timeframe he had bought a ring! When Tayler arrived he asked Chelsea’s father for his permission to marry her, and from that point on her dad became an accomplice in all Tayler’s proposal plans! Chelsea started to get suspicious when Tayler asked her to dress up nice and do her hair, but when he led her out into her parent’s beautiful backyard and proposed amidst an abundance of flowers all other thoughts flew from her mind! Her parents were both there to witness this beautiful moment, and her mom was so caught by surprise that she kept asking, “Is this really happening?!” And it really was!!

Chelsea & Tayler, it was wonderful getting to meet you both and I feel so honored to be your photographer during such a precious time in your lives!! It’s clear to see that you two are so in love and will take the world by storm! I hope you love your images as much as I loved taking them; you two are truly something special! I can’t wait to photograph your wedding next summer!!

Enjoy a few of our favorites from your beautiful session!

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