Skating in Snowy Edmonton

3 March 2017 | Engagement

What a beautiful day we had for Amanda and Jordan’s engagement session. We recommend choosing a different season for your engagement session so that the pictures look different to your wedding. Amanda and Jordan wanted a winter session skating in the river valley, which worked out perfectly. Skating in snowy Edmonton is always a fun idea, and Jordan is an avid hockey player so it added a personal touch to their session.

The Bundziak family has been a part of our lives for a long time. Aside from the fact Shauna has known them since high school, we have photographed them through two weddings, two newborns, and countless family shoots. On the horizon there is a lot more to come, more babies, more family sessions, and this summer another wedding!

This year it is Amanda’s turn to wear white!

Let me start by saying, I can’t skate. I have never even been skating! Apparently neither had Amanda. I remember learning to ski when I was 24 at Lake Louise. It was three days of getting bruised falling down a mountain. For Amanda to agree to go skating for the first time whilst I ran around taking pictures I think takes a huge amount of bravery. She rocked it! Wearing borrowed, 30 year old skates on dirty ice just adds to the legend. Jordan was a pretty good teacher too.

What could be better than spending a beautiful afternoon surrounded by families skating in snowy Edmonton. Amanda and Jordan thank you for spending the time with me. Thank you for showing me that learning to skate may not be such a  painful experience.

For anyone that wants to find out more about Edmonton’s ice-ways check out this article from global news. Apparently there are three ice-ways for those of you who can skate! You can also find out more about to make the most of winter from the Edmonton winter city guide here.