A little bit about Abraham Lake
Abraham Lake is a beautiful lake that can be found in Alberta, Canada and it’s becoming a favorite for outdoor elopements. The lake is actually the world’s biggest man-made lake that displays beautiful turquoise waters, and when it’s winter it’s famous for its bubbly waters, which are crystal clear in the frozen lake. It makes for a stunning elopement, no matter what season you choose.
Even though Abraham Lake is in the middle of the mountains, there are plenty of different attractions such as Siffleur Falls, Parker Ridge Trial and Icefields Parkway, and even a variety of top-rated restaurants, lodges, and spas. And if you’re from Canada, it’s a perfect weekend getaway. It also makes for an awesome adventure packed vacation, with the option of hiking, fishing, skiing, photography, and kiteboarding.
Vance and Courtney’s Elopement at Abraham Lake
What makes us so fond of this elopement is that it’s the perfect example of how your elopement day can be however you want it to be; there aren’t any rules about how things are supposed to be when it comes to eloping. Vance and Courtney shared their day with their closest friends and family and turned the whole elopement into one big adventure.
The couple took a drive around Abraham Lake a day before the ceremony and picked their favorite place for their summer elopement. The area was intimate and personal and took place right against the lakeside with rolling hills and lavish, green forests surrounding the lake.
The elopement ceremony included the couple’s friends and family and they really made a whole day of the elopement. Make-up was done, hair was styled and beers drank, all in preparation for the “I do’s”. When the ceremony was done, everyone got the chance to be a part of the photographs, and when you’re looking over this collection, it’s like you were actually there! The pictures are captured so authentically and you can really feel the love the couple had not only for each other but all those people that they celebrated their day with. The day was celebrated with fireside laughter, love, and joy.
Simply Leaf Photography
Seanna Leaf, or Simply Leaf Photography, captured these beautiful pictures. She’s filled with adventure and has plenty of experience capturing outdoor elopements (her ideal shoot would be hiking up a mountain with a couple whose as fun and loving as she is). She focuses on the rawness and realness of what love actually is, and lately, there are so many photographers out there that just plan on getting the perfect picture, but don’t actually capture the authentic moments. Finding a photographer you can feel comfortable with is really important, just because you want to feel the most relaxed you possibly can be, so you can express who you two really are.
“I want to create space for you to show the importance of these relationships & why you open your heart to be filled with these experiences.” Seanna
Raw and real, the couple took some intimate pictures in the forest scenery.
Here’s a cute photograph of the couple with their photographer, Seanna!
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