Updated: Dec 17, 2019
Paul + Anna
Emerald Lake is one of my favourite places in all of the Rockies so when I had the opportunity to photograph and close friends engagement I couldn't think of any better place to go.
I made the short 2.5 hour drive from Calgary and arrived before the couple. Because it's located outside of Banff National Park I believe that Emerald Lake gets often overshadowed by Moraine Lake, Lake Louise, and even Peyto Lake in Jasper. Arriving at the parking lot further cemented my belief. Less than a dozen cars lined the parking lot. No tour busses, no big crowds. On a beautiful Sunday morning I couldn't have asked for anything more.
Paul, Anna, and Arlo arrived shortly after me and after taking a few photos of the landscape I met up with the couple. With smiles and high spirits in tow and a cool chill in the air we got started.
We spent our time walking around the trails that lead to the quaint cabins that dot the landscape. The lodge and surrounding area make for some really amazing photos. The long, narrow trails and the snow covered trees made for some unique layering and framing opportunities.
We spent nearly 3 hours wandering around this wintery landscape enjoying the experience. Cold as it may have been, it was the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon.