When Kailey asked me to do her and Kristjan’s engagement photos, I was so excited. Like, little-kid-at-Christmas kind of excited. Why? Well, put simply, Kailey and Kristjan are just such good sports. Because of that, they were naturals in front of the camera and the entire day with them (and Kailey’s MOH, Robyn) was an absolute blast.
Kailey is this tall, bubbly, talkative, blonde, vivacious, beautiful young woman who works her butt off to achieve everything she has. She’s also an absolute sweetheart, and one of those rare gems who, once you’ve earned her trust, would give you the shirt off her back. The thing I like most about Kailey is her quirky, bizarre nature that is just quintessential Kailey. There’s no other way to describe it, and you wouldn’t understand it until you get to know her. So, you should probably get to know her.
Then there’s Kristjan. Quieter than Kailey (it really doesn’t take much), an academic extraordinaire (currently finishing up his M.A. in Higher Education, and beginning his PhD in September), trilingual with fluency in English, Spanish, and French, and with an incredibly quick wit. He’s a remarkable young man with quite a future in front of him. Yet with all of his credentials, its really inspiring to see that he holds nothing above his relationship with Kailey.
It’s very obvious the love that these two have for each other. They have an easy, laid-back way of communicating with each other that is further characterized and fueled by their passion for one another. The combination made for two great, charismatic models for me to photograph.
Congrats Kristjan and Kailey, and best of luck with your wedding planning! It will be a beautiful day
Photographs were taken at the Calgary Peace Bridge and surrounding area, and at the Okotoks Erratic.