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A couple photo session at Lake Louise – Canada

This was almost at the end of a two-week trip from Salt Lake City all the way up to Canada with two of our sweetest friends, their handsome Rottweiler Captain and traveling for the first time in my life in a full-size RV. Therefore, this was definitely not the usual couple photo session at Lake Louise.

The photo session was the perfect ending…

It was the kind of road trip the way we love it. Boon-docking in the wild under a clear starlit sky. Hiking the Rocky Mountains’ peaks and enjoying exciting outdoor adventures, all with the promise of stunning photographs in the most beautiful places the Northwest and Canada have to offer.

Couple kissing at photo session at Lake Louise, Canada

If you’re wondering, hey those two look familiar…

you are totally right. Kara and Ben was the couple in my very first couple photo session I ever photographed in Downtown Charleston and if you still need a little reminder — here’s the link to how we first met (and got kicked out of McLeod plantation!!)

Anyway, many photo sessions later, we all decided to go on this trip together. Kara and Ben bought a huge truck and their even bigger ‘home on wheels’ since they plan to travel the States long term.

Always up for a hike with the camera in our hands

If you’ve followed me for a while, you know that we love waking up early in the mornings to witness incredible sunrises, hiking to the top of mountains, staying outside until sunset and even staying up late to chase shooting stars in the night sky. I know that’s definitely not everyone’s definition of a ‘relaxed’ vacation. Because let’s be honest! It’s exhausting and after 90 miles of hiking we all needed a couple days to recover. But Kara and Ben are just like us. And if you are planning a similar trip, click here to learn more about the must sees in Tetons, Yellowstone, Glacier and Banff.

his and hers hiking boots on rocks at lake louise, canada

You shouldn’t miss a photo session at Lake Louise…

Here are my three personal trip highlights:

  1.  We saw a grizzly bear. Yes, a REAL one!! In nature!! We were at a safe distance but it was still an incredible experience.
couple laughing at photo session at Lake Louise
  1. We hiked a glacier. Also a real one 😀 It is called Grinnell Glacier in Glacier National Park and after one of the more challenging hikes we were rewarded with ice blue water and ices floes – I have never seen anything like that before. 
  1. We had a fun photo session at Lake Louise with our sweet friends. And this was so special to me. Not only did I love the change of settings but also capturing Kara and Ben’s incredible love for each other just before the start of a new chapter in their lives. Kara is four months pregnant in those photographs. I am so impressed on how she handled the entire trip while carrying a little baby.

This road trip was one of the best ones so far and I am so thankful for our friends taking us along.

couple cheek to cheek facing camera
Lake Louise kayak rental with mountains in back
couple photo session at Lake Louise, mountains in background
Lake Louise, Canada
couple holding hands looking at Lake Louise
wedding ring and hiking boots
couple sitting at lake louise looking at the mountains
couple enjoying photo session at lake louise
couple standing on rocks while looking at lake louise with mountains in background

Start planning your photo session at Lake Louise!

We hope our story has been useful! If you want to have your own photo session at Lake Louise, we would love to hear all about it. Just contact us!

We recommend also to check out our list of the best Charleston engagement photo locations – just in case you want to stay in the area…

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