Nelson had a crush on Steph in high school, but they didn't really hit it off until they started bustin' moves together on the Hifi Club's dance floors a couple years later. Steph was in Calgary for the summer, noticed that Nelson got his braces off, and she was suddenly smitten. What was at first a summer fling turned into them hanging out basically every night for the rest of the summer + Nelson moving to Victoria with Steph in the fall.
When it was finally time to propose, Nelson created a meaningful and true-to-them moment (which he did successfully despite the usual panic and set-backs of every good proposal story). Crowsnest Mountain hovers above the open field, forest, and cabins that are on his family's property in Crowsnest Pass and nearly everyone in his family has climbed it. He planned a hike for them to the top of the mountain and asked a photographer friend to follow shortly behind to capture the moment. Snow and ice kept them from the very top, but Nelson found his moment anyway and got on one knee to propose. The final surprise after Steph said yes was a celebration with their families that evening.
These two also made sure their engagement session was unique and a reflection of who they are together. We rode bikes through the park on a warm summer night, Nelson brought his skateboard along, and we shared beers by the river while the sun went down. It was the best. Cheers to these two hooligans sharing a life together full of adventure.
~ Calgary Adventure Wedding Photographers, Adam + Alexandra