The Miller’s Engagement Session along Beautiful Chestermere Lake

A Hot Day in Chestermere for the Miller’s Engagement Session

The afternoon of the Miller’s engagement session was hot, and the temperature ended up reaching a balmy 32 degrees!

We started off at their house, where their dog Rudy greeted us. After five years together, Chadd proposed to Erin on the steps of this new house. Originally he had planned to propose when the house was done, but slight delay in the construction meant Chadd had a ring burning a hole in his pocket for 8 months.


Erin’s Engagement Ring and Chadd’s Wedding Band

While Michelle Walsh of Michelle Suffolk-Walsh Hair and Makeup worked on Erin, we photographed the rings.

Erin’s engagement ring is punctuated with a beautiful yellow sapphire set amongst a cushion of diamonds. The ring was a custom design by Engage, a Canadian company from Ontario. The ring is gorgeous, and was a pleasure to photograph. Chadd’s ring is also incredibly unique, a simple black band with dark stones set around the edges.

The wedding band that Erin will wear once belonged to Erin’s great grandmother. It was given to her in 1916, making the ring a 100-year-old family heirloom! They will also continue the tradition of an August 5th wedding day. His parents were married August 5, 1967, and hers on August 5, 1978!

The Engagement Session along Lake Chestermere and The Train Bridge

Once Erin’s hair and makeup were complete, the couple got into their casual clothes for the shoot. We headed directly next door to the park, where we took shots of Erin and Chadd having a great time swinging on the swing set.

Next we picked up Rudy and headed down to the nearby dog park at the edge of Chestermere Lake. At the lake we found some nice spots for photos, and were happy to include Rudy in all of them. This part of the shoot functioned like a family session, with Rudy at the center. He was incredibly excited to go for a walk, and was a perfect subject to photograph. He was well behaved, quiet, and generally very happy.

Because the day was so hot, we decided to take Rudy home to cool down. We stopped for a water break before heading out to the train bridge by Rainbow Falls.
Erin and Chadd brought along a set of white and yellow balloons, and we took several fun photos along the gorgeous bridge.

Next we moved to the docks by the Dockside Bar and Grill. We took a few intimate photos of the couple with the sparkling water behind them. Along the walls of the boat house Chadd showed off his love of the Punisher, baring the hidden t-shirt under his dress clothes! We then took a few shots of their legs dangling in the water before they decided to wade out into the lake.

We rounded out the shoot at Lake Chestermere, finishing with a beautiful shot of Chadd holding Erin in the water.

View Their Online Gallery

There is an online gallery of all their images that will be available for the next 14 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 Erin and Chadd directly for their secure password.

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


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Engagement Photos Calgary – JM Photography © 2016

The Miller Engagement Session Details

Date | 6.7.16
Location | Chestermere Lake
Photography by Jeremy Martel
Hair and Makeup by Michelle Walsh with Michelle Suffolk-Walsh Hair & Makeup Artistry

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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