The Burghardt’s Engagement Session at Moraine Lake in Banff National Park

Along the Shores of Moraine Lake in the Heart of the Rocky Mountains

The day started at Taryn and Adam’s home in Royal Oak, where the talented Christina Kemp with Modern Makeovers was busy with Taryn’s hair and makeup.


 The Engagement Session at Moraine Lake

We left in the late afternoon and drove out to the famous Moraine Lake. The crystal clear lake lies nestled in the Valley of the Ten Peaks, an impressive range of mountains near Lake Louise. It is touted as one of Banff’s must-see destinations and is one of the most photographed locations in Canada.

Even though it is such a popular spot to visit, the lake was busier than we had expected. There were even cars parked along the side of the road! Thankfully there are many quiet and photogenic spots along the Moraine trail, giving us plenty of locations to set the shoot.

Because the mountain range surrounding Moraine Lake is so tall, by 6:30 the sun was already starting to disappear behind it. We took advantage of the lighting and shot Taryn and Adam at a lookout point in front of the range. We spent the majority of the shoot at this lookout, the majestic Ten Peaks and glacier-blue Moraine Lake as our backdrop. The last rays of sun peeked out from behind the 10000-foot mountains, and the streaming sunbeams created cinematic flares of light.


Taryn’s Engagement Ring

After we finished up at the lookout we headed up to the rock pile, where Taryn and Adam changed into their formal wear. While the couple changed outfits we photographed Taryn’s beautiful solitaire engagement ring upon the rocks. The incredible textures of the jagged Canadian Rockies provided us with another jaw dropping backdrop.


We then headed back down the trail to the vehicles, snapping some final shots along the way. Taryn and Adam are an easygoing couple, and this really made the whole session relaxed and a lot of fun!


View Their Online Gallery

There is an online gallery of all their images that will be available for the next 30 days. From the online gallery you are able to favourite images, order prints and share the gallery with your family and friends. The gallery can be accessed via the link below and you can contact Taryn and Adam directly for their secure password.

We are so fortunate to have had the opportunity to photograph Taryn and Adam’s engagement photos and we are really looking forward to joining them on their wedding day.

Want to share in the experience? Contact us today for a free consultation or to book a portrait session!

Engagement Photos Calgary – JM Photography © 2016

The Burghardt’s Engagement Session Details

Date | 6.4.16
Location | Moraine Lake in Banff National Park
Photography by Jeremy Martel
Hair and Makeup by Christina Kemp with Modern Makeovers

JM Photography offers Calgary brides the very best in wedding photography! Our unique style and best in class experience is one of a kind. Each wedding is treated with the greatest of care and creativity, resulting in breathtaking imagery. We also offer Calgary newborn photography, capture maternity sessions as well as family portraits.

We are one of the top studios in Western Canada, servicing the Calgary area, including but not limited to, Canmore, Banff, Cochrane, Chestermere, Airdrie, Lethbridge, and Red Deer. We also offer coverage in Edmonton, Vancouver and to destinations worldwide.

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