November 16, 2019

Nathan & Shayla | Grande Prairie Wedding Photographer | Kayla Lynn Photography

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Last month, we hosted a styled engagement session giveaway, and we couldn’t be more thrilled for Nathan and Shayla to be the winners! A styled engagement session is unlike any other engagement session… we combined the couple’s interests, their story, their favorite colors and pieced everything together to create something absolutely stunning. Rhonda with Changing Dreams To Reality created the most perfect set design, including a warm fuzzy blanket, hot cocoa with mini marshmallows and the coolest triangular arch with stunning florals from The Little Petal Co. We even included their cute puppy, Maui, in the shoot as well. Shayla and Maui wore the most perfect flower crowns with added spruce and red roses. We were so ecstatic with all the cuteness Maui brought to their shoot! 

Nathan’s and Shayla’s story started in high school when they attended the same math class. They were absolute best friends ever since. And exactly one year ago from their engagement session date, that is when Nathan proposed to Shayla at the Athabasca Falls, in Jasper. It was the most perfect way to celebrate their engagement date, November 10th, with a photo session in a mountain-like location, here in Grande Prairie. What made it personally special for me, is November 10th is my late Grandmother’s birthday whom also loved photography as much as I do. If she were still alive today, I know she would be attending their shoot with me, on her birthday.  

As I shot Nathan’s and Shayla’s engagement portraits, I couldn’t stop thinking about how perfect these two are for each other! They are both friendly, compassionate and kind.  It’s exciting to think they are getting married so soon, this summer!! As you scroll through these images, imagine taking photos in -20 weather, while trying to look natural. Nathan and Shayla braved this cold winter day, and they did so amazing!!! We feel so thankful to create and document this special time in their lives, and hope you enjoy many of our favorites!

Thank you to this wonderful creative team for making their styled engagement session so stunning! 

Planner & Rentals – Changing Dreams To Reality

Florals – The Little Petal Co.

Makeup – Makeup by Lina

Hair – Victoria Brandsma Hair

Suit Jacket – Edward’s Factory Outlet

Mittens- Magnolia & Vine by Lina


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