Fall Engagement Session at Victoria Park Edmonton
The Engagement Ring and How They Met
This cute couple reminds me of all the medical shows that I have ever watched!! You will soon understand why (PS Medical shows I have watched: Scrubs, Grey’s, House and more!). Courtney and Karl met while Courtney was in nursing school and Karl was in med school. They had mutual friends who definitely helped with the cause! They attended a show together in 2015 and as they say ‘the rest is history!’.
The proposal happened this year on July 8th when Karl, Courtney and Karl’s family went for a hike in Jasper! Karl had already spoken to Courtney’s parents but Courtney had no idea! Karl’s brother did not know either so he wanted to accompany the couple on their hike. Karl’s parents held him back since they were in on the plan! Courtney and Karl eventually found a secluded spot overlooking the mountains. Here, Karl turned on the Bluetooth speaker and played some of Courtney’s favorite music. He went down on one knee and said: “You are my best friend, will you be my forever best friend?”
Courtney said “No no no,”. She then cried and was in shock. Then she said yes!! So now they are getting married next year and Courtney is Karl’s forever best friend (that is so adorable!!!).
The engagement hair and makeup was done by Puneet Ramirez who did a fantastic job and made sure our photos look absolutely amazing!
The Engagement Session at Victoria Park, Edmonton
Courtney and Karl wanted fall engagement photos with a flair for nature and hues of autumn. I suggested several locations to them and they finally choose Victoria Park in Edmonton.
Victoria Park is a beautiful little area located right beside the river valley along the river valley road in Edmonton. It has an outdoor ice rink which we have in the past used for engagement photos as well! During the fall, it has gorgeous colors and beautiful tree canopies. It also has a wooden fence along one edge of the park that makes for an amazing location for photos. We started the engagement session at the Victoria Park right before sunset. We took some photos within the canopies as well as along the fences. At one point, we asked to borrow a fire pit from a couple for some of the photos :P. I do my best to keep the engagement sessions light-hearted and fun. This meant doing goofy and silly things like stethoscope pictures (reminiscent of Scrubs).
Eventually, we moved to the river valley road where we took some photos overlooking the gorgeous sunset and the river valley. We created some beautiful portraits of the couple there! We finally went down to the Three Boars Eatery which is where Karl & Courtney had had one of their first dates. I spoke to the management to see if we could do some photos there and they were so helpful and kind!
View the Online Gallery
There is an online gallery of all their images that will be available for the next 30 days. From the online gallery, you are able to favorite 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 Courtney & Karl directly for their secure password.
I am so fortunate to have had the opportunity to photograph Courtney & Karl’s engagement photos and we are really looking forward to joining them on their wedding day.
Some of my Favourite Photos from Karl & Courtney’s Session
The Ayton’s Engagement Session Credits
Date: 11th September 2017
Location: Victoria Park, Edmonton
Photography by Sharyar Memon
Hair & Makeup: Krystle Ash with Beauty With Soul
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