The Furgesons’ Engagement Session at Wabamun Lake

Amour & Babushka Dolls

“Voilà pourtant la seule bonne chose de la vie : l’amour ! Tenir dans ses bras une femme aimée ! Là est la limite du bonheur humain.”

Translation: “ Yes, this is the only good thing in life: love! To hold a woman you love in your arms! That is the ultimate in human happiness.

Guy de Maupassant — Bel Ami

The Engagement and How They Met

Ashley and Cody’s love story is a worldly one; it starts with a date back in 2013 in Edmonton’s coziest café: Block 1912. It thrives while Cody’s job takes him back and forth between Canada and Chile. The couple go on a ski trip where Cody woos Ashley and shows her his sweet skills that he acquired having been an ex ski racer. They travel Europe together where this adorable love journey makes a gleeful stop at Paris in March 2017, where Russian babushka dolls team with the Parisian Eiffel tower to make a great proposal.

In the city of love and lights, and on top of its eternal emblem, Cody gets down on one knee and offers his beloved a set of Babushka dolls. Ashley opens them one from within the other, where he had put love notes…layers of Babushka and layers of love if you will! Inside the last doll, there was a gorgeous double halo round cut diamond ring. Ashley, of course, says yes to this most romantic and well thought out proposal.

The Engagement Session at the Furgusons lake house by lake Wabanum

The engagement photos were taken at the couple’s lake house by Wabanum lake where romance was truly in the air. We captured them while they went for a canoe ride on the lake’s calm and sublime surface. This was quite reminiscent of the famous “boat scene” from the movie The Notebook, the epitome of romance and romantic movies. It was a love fragrant moment that we got to immortalize. However, the romance was not the only sentiment in the air, cuteness and loyalty were too. The couple’s adorable pup Thor was an integral part in the photoshoot as he is in their lives. We got to photograph him dipping his paws in the lake and playing with his humans :).

We Also took advantage of the sunset to snap some intimate pictures of Ashley and Cody snuggled up by the dancing flame roasting marshmallows and drinking their favorite beer. The glow of the setting sun and the docile fire mimicked the glow of love in the couple’s eyes. The ambiance was complemented by the customized Heineken beer bottles bearing Ashley and Cody’s names that they have had made for the occasion.

Some of our favorite photos were also shot while trotting on the train tracks, showing a long cheerful journey of love and dedication traveled, and an even longer happier continuation ahead of the Fergusons. Like the tracks of the train, so does the path of our celebrated lovers, find its way steady and strong amongst nature’s greenery. We were in luck to wrap up our photography session with the train chugging through, red and bold in the color of love and passion.

Online Gallery

An online gallery of all their images is 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 Ashley & Cody directly for their secure password.

It was amazing to work with Ashley & Cody on their engagement session and we can’t be more excited to share their final images with them in the coming weeks! You can check out the rest of our work on our blog!

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Edmonton Wedding Photography by Box Cube Photography © 2018


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Photographer: Sharyar Memon by Box Cube Photography


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