Category archives: Engagement

Brandon & Kristen | Engagement Session | Kayla Lynn Photography

It was so much fun getting to photograph Kristen & Brandon for their engagement session, this winter! Although we had to reschedule their engagement session date twice, it was well worth the wait! The weather was warmer, minimal wind and we got a fresh layer of snow that week, something I always love! 

Brandon and Kristen shared their very first dates along the Muskoseepi trails and knew they had to do their engagement session there, as well! I always love it when couples choose a location that is meaningful to them, to tell a part of their story. As we walked along the paths, that day, everything was perfect. The beautiful couple in love, so full of excitement to have their photos taken professionally for the very first time. Snow surrounded us from all directions as the overcast skies laid above them – It was all so spectacular.

Although this sweet couple never had their photos captured professionally before, they were so excited! Sometimes it takes a few minutes to warm up to the camera for most couples, but not these two – They are truly so full of love and life when they are together.  Everything about the engagement session was so natural. Oftentimes, I would catch Brandon and Kristen laughing, together and I didn’t always have to initiate a prompts to make it happen! That’s just how natural and fun of a couple these two are!

Brandon & Kristen, thank you for trusting me in capturing your love. You two are one of the most warmest, most genuine couple I have ever met and I feel so honored being your photographer! I hope you love seeing your love through the images, where you first met, as much as I loved documenting them for you. You two are so great together! I am beyond thrilled to be capturing your wedding day, this upcoming summer.. In the meantime, enjoy some of my favourites!

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Tyler & Jessie | Grande Prairie Winter Engagement Session | Kayla Lynn Photography

I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed capturing Tyler’s and Jessie’s engagement memories!! The couple looked spectacular and with a fresh layer of snow on the trees, I knew we were going to create something so beautiful!!! I captured their beautiful images, right here in Grande Prairie, but I almost felt like we were in Europe, especially during the last portion of their session with the light posts and church as the backdrop, as the snow fell quietly from the sky. It was truly, what I like to call, a “photographer’s dream”.

As it came closer to their engagement session, I noticed in my weather app we were in for a potential, big snowfall. Some couples love snow in their photos, others not so much – Jessie & Tyler, were up for the adventure and I am so glad they decided to go for it!!! It was surely incredible and made for the most unique photographs.

During their session, it was so fun getting to know them a bit more and hearing about their excitement, for their big day! Tyler and Jessie are such a kind, friendly couple that it makes them so easy to photograph. I learned during our time together  that they are dreaming up a very classy, styled wedding and I know it’s going to be incredible. What I am excited the most, is capturing their love for each other and the special people in their lives. Their wedding day is going to be such a fun  celebration, with such amazing people. A big party! After photographing their engagement session, it is making me extra excited for their big day to come, this summer!

Jessie & Tyler, I truly enjoyed our time together, during your engagement session!! You two are so full of love and overall so easy to chat with. I can already tell how spectacular your big day will be. Let the countdown to your wedding begin!

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Kiegen’s & Casey’s Engagement Session | Kayla Lynn Photography

Do you know what we love? We love it when couples bring us on an adventure for their engagement session! When I, Kayla, met Casey & Kiegen in the studio not that long ago, we were chatting about all of the exciting plans ahead and quickly got into the conversation about going in a helicopter the day of their engagement session, in the mountains! This got me very excited and they allowed me to join in with them, along with our other lead photographer, Jillian!

The day of the engagement session, the winds were high in certain areas, however, that didn’t stop us from gaining access to a new and beautiful location! Kiegen’s dad flew us all in his helicopter and knew about the perfect spot, overlooking the River as the sunset beamed lightly as the backdrop. We walked through a foot deep in snow, but it was well worth it to get such a beautiful sight like we did. When we got to the location where our photographer hearts desired, we were overjoyed and truly enjoyed every second photographing this beautiful couple, so full of love! 

Kiegen and Casey are truly such a down to earth, kind and easy going couple.  They make our jobs feel like a breeze! They never once complained about walking in a foot deep of snow, in fact, they were so willing and so excited!!! We love it when our couples are so flexible, because we knew we were truly going to get some one of a kind photos, uniquely to them! 

It was so wonderful getting to know these two a little more during our time together, and so thankful that Kiegen’s dad, Fred, made it all possible for them!! We loved every minute photographing your love for each other, and we are even more excited for your wedding day, this summer! Here are some of our favorite images from our time together – We hope you love them as much as we do!

Photos captured by both Kayla and Jill.

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Tyler & Kendra | Grande Prairie Wedding Photographer | Kayla Lynn Photography

I am so excited to share with you Kendra’s and Tyler’s cozy, fall session with you all! We had to postpone their session a week later due to rain, but it was 100% worth the wait! Normally, there can be concern about booking a session towards the end of October due to a risk of snow, but not this time – We have been blessed with such an amazing fall and there were still many colorful leaves scattered on the ground for most of their session.

There is so much to love about Kendra’s and Tyler’s session! I love that this sweet couple decided to keep things casual, yet the colors they chose to wear for their session popped so well against the burnt orange leaves. We took photos among the light golden grass, as the sun shined behind the trees, creating a dreamy glow effect in their images. I got them to walk among the paths, throw some leaves in the air and get some beautiful romantic photos, as well. I could tell the whole time, these two really love to be together, making their photos so genuine. Every minute of my time spent with Tyler and Kendra is making me extra excited for their wedding day!

Kendra & Tyler, it was so wonderful meeting you and such an honor to be photographing this special time in your lives! I really hope you love your photos as much as I loved documenting them for you. Enjoy some of my favorites from our time together!!! I can’t wait for your big day!

Cole & Courtney | Grande Prairie Wedding Photographer | Kayla Lynn Photography

I am so excited to share with you Cole’s and Courtney’s beautiful engagement session! There are so many reasons why I loved their session – The trees still had leaves, the weather was not too hot and not too cold, and the golden colors were so incredibly beautiful!  This was all paired up with a sweet couple in love that made it feel like photographer heaven!

Cole and Courtney brought me to a gem of a location, close to their own home, and I am so glad they did!! Their session took place at a location I never shot at before, so I was excited to create imagery that was unique and new, just for them. Sometimes new locations can bring unexpected surprises, but this one definitely exceeded my expectations. When we finally arrived at the first location, my jaw dropped and my photographer mind was racing with ideas, as the light shined so beautifully through the golden leaves. Leaves were scattered all over and the air was fresh. It was magical.  We walked further along the paths and towards the end, there was a gorgeous view overlooking the river and an abundance of trees. The beauty of it all was so inspiring and every click of the shutter made my photographer’s heart so happy! 

Cole proposed to Courtney after driving through the trails on their side by side. Among the trails, he had an antler sitting there, with their names and the date engraved right into it. This is where Cole got down on one knee and proposed to Courtney! It was so sweet! They brought along that same antler to their engagement session and it was fun to tell that part of their story through their photos! 

I absolutely love photographing Cole and Courtney. Their friendly and easy going personalities make them so easy to photograph. Their special day won’t be until 2023, but it will be well worth the wait. I just know their day is going to be amazing. Enjoy some of my favorites!!! 

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

I am SO excited to share with you Damon’s and Charlene’s gorgeous fall engagement session! I first met Damon and Charlene 2 years ago, when I photographed my cousin, Megan’s, wedding day. When Charlene messaged me nearly two years later to photograph their big day, I was so excited!! I already knew they were going to be such a great fit for our brand and we quickly hopped on a zoom meeting to learn more about their big day! 

Damon and Charlene have the sweetest proposal story. A couple years ago, Damon and Charlene decided to go on a nice ride together on the open fields with their newly fixed quads. One of the quads was making weird noises, which made Damon nervous. There was a gorgeous view ahead of them, and although he was nervous, he stayed optimistic. Thankfully, they arrived to the gorgeous location overlooking the Dunvegan bridge. It was so beautiful. Shortly, Damon went down on one knee and she said yes! 

Two years later, Damon and Charlene hired me as their wedding photographer and I was excited to find out we would be taking photos at the same location he proposed to her!  I always love it when couples bring me to a location that is so meaningful to them. Getting there was quite the adventure! We drove on multiple side roads and walked across a field for about 10 minutes. When we got there, I was absolutely blown away by the beauty! Ahead of us, there was the Dunvegan bridges and colorful foliage surrounding us from almost all directions. I have always wondered what it looked liked from the left side of the bridge and even wondered how to get there in the past, so this was a dream come true to me! We took photos along the hills, near the colorful trees and among the fields as the sun set – It was all so wonderful!

Damon and Charlene, thank you for bringing me to such a beautiful and meaningful location for your engagement session. I truly enjoyed every second of it!! I am even more excited to capture your special day, next year. Enjoy some of my favorites!

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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

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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

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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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