This engagement session came as a surprise. Well….ok, we kinda had a hunch that maybe it would happen, but you just never know! We were out on our yearly family vacation in Glacier National Park this year and Alyssa’s boyfriend, Chantz, decided to join us. A couple of days into our vacation, we found out that Chantz popped the question on a hike to Avalanche Lake (near Lake McDonald Lodge). The lake can only be accessed through hiking and what a view at the top. He walked across a large tipped tree where Alyssa was standing, got on his knees and asked the question! The moment was captured on video.
So…with our hunches that there might just be a newly engaged couple, we brought our camera. It paid off when they both decided an engagement shoot was something they both wanted in the mountains. Nice timing Chantz!
We shot this session on our last evening and the sun managed to shine for us for about ten minutes. We processed every shot in color to show off the beauty of Glacier. Congratulations Chantz and Alyssa. We love you both and look forward to your January, 2010, wedding.
We start with Chantz looking at the ring:
Just look at those mountains: (oh ya, and the couple, too!)
These two know how to laugh and have fun:
What a beautiful bride-to-be:
This shot isn’t too bad considering they had about ten family members watching by this point:
One of Chantz’s relatives (left) from Kalispell decided to join in along with Alyssa’s brother (right):
A little experiment with some lighting. What an amazing couple: