"I [had] always wanted to do a session on top of a mountain during sunrise or sunset, I just needed to find the right couple. They needed to be adventurers at heart [and] willing to climb a mountain with me and get their boots dirty." That is how photographer Célestine Aerden wound up on a trail at sunrise in Kananaskis Country with this sweet couple. Her objective was to capture the majestic beauty of the Canadian Rockies and make her audience fall head over heels for Alberta.
"I love couples [who] don't mind getting their hair messy, having to pack their outfits into their backpacks to get them up to the top of a ridge, or having to get up early to catch the perfect light," Célestine says. This couple was certainly up for the challenge and even braved a rather close encounter with a bear in the process! "The contrast of the rough mountains and the beautiful wildflowers is incredible to witness... The clouds lit up pink and made for the most magical mountaintop views. Their boots were dirty and their hair messy, but none of that mattered to them. They danced the morning away and enjoyed the beauty that Canada has to offer."
It's safe to say this photographer hit her mark, because she has us swooning over this session and ready to pack our bags to head to Alberta!
Photography by Célestine Aerden Photography
"Vincent and Helena both love being outdoors and taking in the beauty of the Rocky Mountains. They love hiking, so for their adventure session... we decided to take photos on a mountaintop during golden hour."
[Célestine Aerden, Photographer]
"My vision was to showcase not only Canada's stunning nature, but also the love this couple has for one another."
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