We had so much fun with Laura and Braedon during their summer engagement session in the mountains. We ventured out in Canmore and got a little bit of everything, water, mountains, trees – it was a wonderful time. We just can’t wait for their wedding!
From the Couple
How did you meet?
Braedon moved to Brooks, Alberta from Thunder Bay, Ontario in August 2015 for a job as a high school teacher. Laura moved to Brooks from Cobourg, Ontario in August 2016 for a job as a speech-language pathologist. We didn’t know each other before moving to Brooks, but one day I was working at a speech & language information booth at the high school when a handsome teacher with a man bun caught my eye. When I got home that day, my roommate was talking about that very same teacher and told me a little bit about him. I decided to take to Facebook to do my own “research”, and found out that we had another mutual friend. After hearing only good things about him, I went for it and sent him a Facebook message introducing myself. After a painfully long wait (my message had gone to a “hidden” inbox), I finally got a response and we decided to meet up for a drink. We’ve been pretty much inseparable ever since. Needless to say, I’m glad I took the chance on that Facebook message!
We have found a love of hiking and the outdoors ever since moving to Alberta. From exploring the badlands near Brooks, to roadtripping to the Rockies on the weekends, going on new adventures together has been a huge part of our relationship. In November 2019, Braedon decided that we should go away for the long weekend to do some hiking. Laura suggested visiting her university friend Lisa and her partner Yestyn in Fernie, BC. It seemed like we were in for a typical weekend away of spending time outdoors and enjoying some delicious food & drink (another passion of ours). On Saturday, the four of us bundled up and set off for a hike in the light snow. When we reached the lookout point, Laura was adamant about getting a photo taken with Lisa as they don’t get to see each other often. But Braedon wanted to get a photo taken together with Laura as well, so Laura handed the camera over to Lisa. As we posed for our photo, Braedon pulled something from his pocket and turned Laura around to face him – that was when she knew something was happening. Neither of us remember exactly what was said in that moment, but we both remember our feelings of nervousness, disbelief, surprise, and then pure joy and excitement. To have that moment captured in photos by our friend Lisa was so special. Braedon had snuck a bottle of champagne into his backpack for the hike, and we all celebrated with a drink as the snow fell around us in one of our favourite places to be – the mountains.
Summer Engagement Session in the Mountains