Rebecca has been a client of mine for some years now (through my other brand Orange Horse Studio). I’ve photographed her and her lovely mare, Ruby, over at least 3 show seasons, and did a studio session with them last year! When her boyfriend, Andrew, reached out to have me shoot his surprise proposal, I instantly was on board! It was a brisk November day when we trekked up to the Eagle’s Nest Lookout, in Calabogie. If you’ve never been (I hadn’t) it’s definitely worth the walk up! Just before you reach the spectacular lookout, a sign featuring an eagle and the colours (yellow,red, black,white) of the Anishinabe Nation let you know you’re visiting a sacred place.
The weather was changing rapidly at the top, from bright sun piercing the clouds, to a full on snow-squall. Andrew and I had to quietly communicate and wait for other hikers to leave so he could pop the question, without Rebecca getting suspicions! It was pretty magical to be present at such a moment in two people’s lives— and right after she said yes, we were treated to eagles flying overhead!