Alex contacted me back in late March on Instagram asking if I would be willing to photograph his proposal to Macie in the Banff area. Uhummm YES!? Photographing a proposal is on my photography bucket list. Once I solidified my vacation plans for the year, we set things up. With the date and location set, I went on vacation to Switzerland, Germany, and Greece, and when I got back, I left for the Alberta Rockies. I’ve lived in Alberta my whole life, photographed in the mountains a lot, but I was SO excited for this day. Alex and Macie traveled all the way from Louisiana to Canada for this, I was so honored to have captured this moment in life for them! They came with a great group of people too! Once I arrived I scoped out a few locations for photos while they finished eating in the restaurant. The whole time Alex and I are messaging each other. Once he let me know they were on the way, I played it cool and sat on a bench within sight and waited to see Alex. Once I saw him and made eye contact IT. WAS. ON.
I got up and started walking over, stopping to take “pictures of the mountains” like everyone else there. Macie was on the open platform, Alex went over and their friends backed off. Then, magic!
I had so much fun with this group of people! I’m so glad I was able to have been a part of this moment, I’ll never forget it! I’m so excited for these two and their new journey together. Congratulations Alex and Macie!!!