I received an email back in late December from Brett, looking to get some engagement pictures done pretty quickly. No problemo I say, it’s a quiet time of year for me so being available on short notice isn’t normally a problem for me. She says she and her fiancé Riley want to go skating in their pictures. Also no problem. I happen to spend a fair amount of time at one of the most beautiful outdoor skating surfaces in Edmonton, and know it’s usually very quiet on Saturday morning. We make plans for a Saturday morning in January to meet, and wouldn’t you know it, but it was the beginning of the coldest January I can remember. It was somewhere in the neighbourhood of -27 when I parked my car at the oval. Lucking, there was no wind, and the sky was clear and brilliant. Also in my favour: having two people who were awesome and fun and who were brave enough to endure the frigid cold to make some beautiful pictures together.
Brett + Riley are getting married this summer in Regina, Saskatchewan, and I wish them all the best! I’m so happy to be able to share their pictures with the world today!