First and foremost, THANK YOU Jamie for telling me about this location. This spot is truly magical. When James and I went to scout it out, we brought along our 3 dogs and they loved running in and out of the water chasing butterflies (no joke!). After I posted a couple of images from this session on Facebook, I’ve had people ask me, where is this place??? This little dirt road off of the Alaska Highway was a beautiful choice for an engagement shoot.
Jamie and Ryan met through a former workplace and are raising their children (and 3 dogs!) in Fort Nelson. They’re such a wonderful couple to photograph as they moved and reacted naturally to each other. Ryan kept teasing Jamie by pretending to push her into the water and at one point I thought it might accidentally happen! The dock is just a few pieces of plywood nailed together and at first glance we didn’t trust it, but Ryan went out and jumped on it to prove it was safe. Jamie’s response was, if we fall in, we fall in!
We began the session at 8pm; an hour I would have never imagined for set up. I might keep saying it but I can’t believe how long the day lasts in Fort Nelson in the summer. When we first moved to Fort Nelson at the end of the summer last year, we were unpacking for hours in the daylight thinking it was 5pm when it was really 10pm! The extended evenings give me so much more time to shoot in that perfect sunset glow. I love it!
Congratulations Jamie and Ryan! July is just around the corner and your wedding is going to be so much fun, I can’t wait!