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The Love Story behind this beautiful Moraine Lake Adventure Couple Session

AJ & Kristian were visiting Canada from South Africa when we connected at the top of the Rockpile at Moraine Lake. Now you may think I am crazy, but we had to be on Moraine Lake Road by 5AM – before Parks Canada staff even!

It was a wet and rainy morning, with mist heavy in the air. Hiking up the Rockpile in complete darkness by headlamp lights was so exhilarating. We stood at the top waiting for sunrise and we realized it was gradually getting lighter and lighter out. The mists began to lift and we could see what they had hidden behind them – The Valley of the Ten Peaks, and Moraine Lake herself.

It was a glorious 30 minute adventure skipping from stone to stone as we saw the tourist busses below us begin to pile in. We were gone by 6:30AM. As we passed the exit, Parks Canada staff had already closed the road due to over crowding. While tricky to get access to, Moraine Lake will always be one of my top places for adventure sessions.

Here are some of my favourites with AJ & Kristian.

Thank you for visiting my Blog, I am Melissa – the girl behind Cedar Lane Weddings! Are you planning your elopement and looking for someone to help guide you through process?

There’s nothing I love more than helping couples create an authentic intimate wedding day of your dreams, where you conquer an amazing adventure together, and have the privacy & safety to truly be yourselves. Elopements bring the focus of a wedding day back to you two as a couple, and don’t have the “performance” or “production” vibe of a normal, traditional wedding day. You can design the best day for the two of you, from start to finish, and at some point in your grand adventure, be in a gorgeous & unique location and commit your lives to each other.

If you enjoyed this beautiful Moraine Lake Adventure Couple Session, please make sure to read my recent Moraine Lake Adventurous Anniversary session and Adventure Elopement at Peyto Lake, both featured on Rocky Mountain Brides!!


I´m in love with this Moraine Lake adventure session, the location is stunning! really love how you captured them!

Hannah Bishop

Literally the best engagement I’ve seen at Moraine Lake! You photographed this session perfectly!

oh what an amazing session! you captured them and their personalities so perfectly! and what a gorgeous location! freaking moraine lake strikes again!

Aimee Schaefer

Holy cow, these are absolutely gorgeous! That backdrop is to die for.

What an absolutely stunning backdrop for a couple session! Moraine Lake looks perfect.

Obsessed with every single image! I love how you captured this couple and the landscape together:)

What an absolutely epic spot! I love the vibrant colors and the sweet way this couple explores the landscape together!

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