When Brendan first contacted me about the Lake Louise proposal he was planning, my heart skipped a beat. What a great way to kick off the year! He and his love Katherine, were travelling through Canada from Australia. When they stopped at Lake Louise, he wanted to pop the question. I was thrilled to be included in such a celebratory occasion.
As often happens, it didn’t go exactly as planned. While I tucked away behind a bank of trees, Brendan planned to propose to Katherine out on the Lake with the mountains towering behind. Sounds like a solid plan right? Katherine was timid about following Brendan out onto the frozen lake. Finally he dropped his pack right where they were and got down on one knee. Naturally Katherine said “yes”.
Guidelines related to COVID-19
After the proposal
With the big secret out of the bag, we continued with some fun shots around the lake. Several times I caught Katherine glimpsing down at her beautiful ring. While we were shooting, Katherine remarked about how nice it would be to stay at the Chateau Lake Louise. Little did she know, Brendan had made a reservation for the night to make the surprise complete.
Planning a Lake Louise Proposal
Contact the studio if you’re planning to propose and would love to have the moment captured. In Brendan’s case I was able to recommend transportation, timing and potential locations. We planned a brief meeting inside Chateau Lake Louise to finalize the details before the proposal.
I guess you could say that Brendan had a certain degree of confidence!
I offer my warmest congratulations to Brendan and Katherine. Thanks for including me and all the best on your upcoming Australian wedding.
Here’s my top three reasons to get married in the Rockies, if you’d like to see.
Lake Louise proposal captured by Calgary Wedding Photographer – Tara Whittaker