I have to thank my husband, James, for finding this beautiful spot for photos. As we get to know Fort Nelson, most of the desired family photo areas are between 45 minutes and 3 hours away. As soon as you leave Fort Nelson, there is one highway/road and you’re surrounded by thick forest for hours. We are truly secluded and it’s still going to take some getting used to. I would love to shoot out in the rockies every day, but it’s not realistic as it’s a decent drive away.
The community trail in Fort Nelson is a popular place to walk dogs (when there isn’t a bear sighting), and while I was off in Halifax last month my husband came across a section of the trail that would provide beautiful colours and lighting. I’m hoping we can find more local spots that can transform into great settings, including using some of the buildings in town.
I also have to thank James for connecting me to the Tofte’s. He works with Mitchell, and after being invited to spend an afternoon at his campsite when we first moved, he discovered I was a photographer and said he was looking for family photos in the fall. Time flew by, and here they are!