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I loved the way I framed this shot. I was fully aware that we were en route to that frozen lake which lies in the background for me to propose. A shot for posterity if ever there was one. Laura hadn’t a clue… :)

Shot taken during our 2010 holiday to Banff (February 8th, 2010), in the Canadian Rockies, Alberta, Canada. This image was taken on the morning I proposed at Lake Louise. We spent the morning skiing in the Lake Louise resort, before actually moving on to the actual Lake Louise where I found a spot, got down onto one knee on the frozen lake and popped the question to a resounding and tearful YES! I had also been skiing all day with a bottle of Moet champagne in my backpack, with two plastic glasses too… glad I didn’t tumble :o

Processing carried out in CS5 and Nik Software’s Silver Efex. Image shot with a Panasonic Lumix G1.

Much, much better when viewed in large.

Others from the engagement:

Moët & Chandon

Shine Upon Lake Louise

“It begins with a single flake of snow…” – Auguste Garamonde

“You don’t take a photograph, you make it” – Ansel Adams

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  • JHDesigns
    JHDesignsover 3 years ago

    Magnificent capture and a wonderful story. Another chapter will begin. :D

  • thank you ever so much, if you liked this one stay tuned for more from the actual proposal

    – Ryan Davison Crisp

  • Sheryl Gerhard
    Sheryl Gerhardover 3 years ago

    Beautiful shot!

  • thank you, I really like this one

    – Ryan Davison Crisp

  • Sharon Kavanagh
    Sharon Kavanaghover 3 years ago

    It is a beautiful shot Ryan, a special moment. I can see why you like it so much..

  • thanks Sharon

    – Ryan Davison Crisp

  • JHDesigns
    JHDesignsover 3 years ago

    Looking forward to it! :D

  • thank you :)

    – Ryan Davison Crisp

  • JHDesigns
    JHDesignsover 3 years ago

    You’re welcome. :D

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