Moraine Lake Pre-Wedding Photos
Back in the Rocky Mountains near the world famous Lake Louise is my favourite place in the world, Moraine Lake. If you were to go there, park in the lot and start hiking up to the right, in about an hour and a half you will arrive in this super wonderful place called Larch Valley.
Larch Valley Fall Photos
Now, most of the year the trees are all green and it looks beautiful but there is one time of year that lasts for about 2 weeks where the larch trees turn yellow and contrast the evergreens, blue sky and gorgeous mountain peaks and THAT’S where this shoot took place.
Adventure Pre-Wedding Photography
Our couple joined us on the hike and though we thought we were pretty in shape, they put us to shame :)… as the raced up the mountain without seemingly an effort. However once we arrived at the spot, the weather cleared, the sun came out and produced these magnificent photos. The sun lit up the yellow trees, the blue sky was amazing and our couple with their multiple dress changes added an incredible combination into these stunning photos.
We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day as mountain weather is always unpredictable. We are ready for any weather that comes but had we gone up a week sooner the ground would have been covered in snow as a wintery blast came and blanketed the ground.
Larch valley is located above the most beautiful lake in Canada, Moraine Lake which is a few kms from Lake Louise which is of course the best known lake in the area. We prefer Moraine due to it’s more intense colour and the parking lot is a lot smaller which means there are fewer people visiting on a daily basis allowing more time enjoying nature and less time finding spots without people.
Photo Sessions on the Mountaintop
A few things to consider when hiking for a shoot. It is best to bring along your wedding dress or formal attire in a backpack, then find a spot behind a tree to change once we reach our destination. Make sure to take a lot of water, and most importantly, bring comfortable hiking shoes while your stilettos rest in the backpack.
These are our favourite shoots when there is challenge, adventure and a beautiful view at the top. Come join us on an adventure.
I just love this photo with the incredible colours, light and emotion that came together. I also finished editing this particular photo while I was on the airplane bound for Zanzibar, Tanzania. That too makes it just a little bit more special for me :).
There is nothing quite like mountain backdrops… Come join us on one of our mountain adventures :).
Location: Larch Valley in Banff National Park accessed by Moraine Lake, AB