Erin & Thomas | A Wintry Proposal in Fort McMurray, Alberta

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Thomas planned the whole thing.  He would tell Erin that he had entered into a contest for a free photo session and won.  Really, he was planning a proposal, and Thomas really wanted to pop the question at Birchwood Trails where they often walk their dog.

He timed it perfectly.  I would send a “You Won!” email to him just in time for a planned trip to Calgary.  This would give Erin an opportunity to shop for new clothes for the shoot.  But, when he suggested the idea of spoiling herself with a manicure, Erin got a little suspicious.  In the end, Thomas was able to make the save, and the plan for a surprise proposal was back on.

The only thing we hadn’t planned for was the snow.  We didn’t expect the white stuff so early in October and Erin thought maybe the photo shoot wouldn’t go ahead that day, but Thomas was ready and nothing was going to stop him from making this happen.

We met at Birchwood Trails, I apologized for not being able to give them the Fall session that they had “won”, and moved along to get started, with Thomas sneaking the ring box into his back pocket as he grabbed treats for the dog.

The trails were full of gorgeous, fresh white snow.  It could not have possibly been a prettier backdrop for such a special occasion!  It was such an honour to witness and document this day for them, the first day in an exciting new journey!

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Chrystal Stringer | Edmonton Photographer

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I'm an Edmonton wedding photographer for couples madly in love, and those who love to laugh right from their hearts (and bellies).  Over the past 10 years I've been very lucky to photograph weddings of all kinds and sizes including Christian, Sikh, Hindu, Muslim, Fijian, Chinese weddings and all sorts of fusions.  I've photographed teeny tiny elopements to grand celebrations, LGBTQ+ weddings and inter-racial weddings, as well as destination weddings in places like Mexico, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Las Vegas, Canmore, Banff, and Newfoundland - in addition to the beautiful Edmonton weddings and Fort McMurray weddings I've had the privilege to be a part of.  

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