There is nothing quite like and engagement session in the spring in Calgary. It was really a chance to get to know Kira and Brad on an even deeper level since our first consultation! One thing I can tell you is that they LOVE to laugh and are total nerds (in the greatest way, which we love) They brought their dog Finn or FN-2187 who is the most photogenic dog I’ve ever seen in my life. We talked about their first date and what they love to do together and Poke-Adventures (Pokemon Go) is a major part of their date nights since they would rather be low key than do anything extravagant on a date night. In fact their first date sounds like a perfect date night; a movie (The Avengers) and then just grabbing a case of beer and heading to the Glenmore Reservoir to chat! Simple, fun, love is where it’s at with these two!
You know I really love my job as a wedding photographer I have the opportunity to see so many loving couples and these guys seriously take the cake. They care so much for each other. I just adore the fact that Brad makes Kira’s lunch and makes sure there are extra pickles in there for her because that is her favourite snack. Brad is so grateful for Kira and how she has taken care of him and drives him around and how their love is just “fun and awesome.”
We asked them to tell us their versions of the proposal
“I was very nervous, wasn’t sure how I was going to do it. Kira already had an idea since we had gone to look at rings so, felt like she had been expecting it for a while. I had asked her dad for permission before, that was pretty nerve wrecking. Kira ended up coming home early which put a lot of pressure on me to get things ready before she got home. I am glad she said yes! :)”
“It was a Friday (April Fool’s Day actually…) and I hadn’t been feeling good at work so, at noon I called Brad and told him I was coming home. Had no idea what he had planned. So, I walk in the door and he’s there all dressed up with roses and I am so confused – in my head I’m like “did we have plans? did I forget?”. Then he gets down on one knee and gives me this heartfelt speech before asking me to marry him. Of course I said yes! My parents and his already knew so we gave them a call and let our siblings know as well. Then we headed to my parents house (they live 10 mins away) for champagne :)”
We can’t wait for their wedding coming up so quick at the Calgary Zoo! Let this hold you over till we post their wedding photos!