Calgary Engagement – Taylor & Jen

LCR6D_5155Engagement Session with Taylor & Jeniffer

An engagement session done at Rowley, Alberta. Rowley is an amazing place that I never knew existed up until I stumbled upon a video on YouTube by Alex Robinson about ghost towns in Alberta. The rural location of this town was the perfect fit for the rustic theme of the couple’s photo shoot.

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We spent about thirty minutes touring the ghost town prior to the session — guided by some nice volunteers from nearby towns — which greatly helped us scout some fantastic locations. We made use of the old railways, train cars, the old train station, as well as the nearby canola fields to help us truly capture the theme that we had going for the shoot.

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For Taylor and Jen, we would like thank you for the opportunity for letting us be a part of this memorable experience. We’re looking forward to your upcoming wedding and we wish you guys the best.

And if you would like to learn more about Rowley, Alberta, I’ve also posted a blog post about the town that you’re more than welcome to take a look at.

Credits to: LCR Photography, Rowley, AB

A Taste of Rowley

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Old Prairie School

Rowley, AB – a Ghost Town

We recently visited a small ghost town located just 2 hours north of Calgary, the location was perfect for our engagement session that we were planning to do. Here’s a little bit of history review for all of you who are not familiar with this town.

It was established at the late 1920’s when it used to boast 700 people way back 1910 but after the Great Depression took a toll on the locals the town was abandoned and left Rowley with rows of empty houses and businesses were closed.

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Sorry, I lied. Except for every last Saturday of every month, Sam’s Saloon opens for some pizza and drinks. It’s a must to visit and experience this ghost town, comes alive once in every month.

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Now the buildings left standing are banks, schools, train station, saloon, funeral homes, community centre, grain elevators (still working!) are furnished with vintage and old collections of various types from the locals. At the present time, Rowley is a tourist attraction from people coming from US and Canada.

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Fun Fact: Rowley was chosen to be the set the for the popular Canadian Movie of the late 1980 “Bye Bye Blues”.
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This town offers a great photo opportunity if you are looking for some rowdy historical western look! I was glad we went here for our photo shoot! Also don’t forget to make a donation when you come visit.

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Calgary Wedding Proposal- Nick & Joanne

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As soon as we finished taking the call from Nick, who asked us if we could take photos of him and Joanne for their anniversary, we knew couldn’t let his offer pass us by. Nick had told us that he was also preparing a delightful surprise for his girlfriend that would change their lives forever — he was going to propose!

For us, we were very excited to accept this photo shoot. This was an amazing opportunity to have been able to capture such raw emotions of happiness and love during one of the greatest moments in the couple’s lives.

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Ensuring that the surprise proposal remained a surprise was no easy feat for Nick. It took a considerable amount of effort from him to ensure that everything would go perfectly and that Joanne remained unaware of his plan as he gave us instructions on what to do as we were getting close to the Peace Bridge — the place where Nick was proposing.

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We strolled around Prince’s Island Park and took some of the couple’s initial photos at the bridge where they went on their first date. We continued walking and as we were nearing the Peace Bridge, feelings of anxiousness and excitement grew in me, and most likely, for Nick as well.

As we arrived at our destination, Nick then guided Joanne to the middle of the bridge and gave her an anniversary present — a photo album that consisted of pictures that told their story, from how they met and to their life right now. With Joanne engrossed with the album, a group of their friends, who Nick asked for help, slowly crept up behind them, holding cut-outs that spelled “MARRY ME WILL YOU”

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Joanne turned around and saw the sign. Tears flowed from her eyes as Nick pulled out a small box from his pocket and got down on his knee. He opened the box to reveal a beautiful ring. Nick then asked Joanne, “Will you marry me?.”

Joanne, with no hesitation, said yes.

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Right before my eyes, Nick and Joan showed me that this kind of love story does not only happen in movies but also in reality.This is one photoshoot that will forever remain memorable to me, and Ian and I are eternally grateful for Joanne and Nick for allowing us to be a part of it.

Credits: LCR Photography, Princess Island Park, Calgary