K + Z | Wagner Natural Area | Engaged

Couples Session
December 9, 2017

Wagner Natural Area | Spruce Grove, Alberta
Kortney + Zakk | Engagement Session

I don’t think I have met a funnier couple in my entire life. These two fit together perfectly, like peanut butter and jam. They traveled down from Red Deer to do their engagement session and I am so thankful I was able to meet these two! I feel like I have gained life long friends  and after the session it gave me a huge sense of gratitude and happiness. I am so lucky to call this a career and to meet the amazing people that I do. We went to the Wagner Natural Area in Spruce Grove and then headed back to my house for a cozy in home session. These two were on fire and I didn’t even have to pretend to be funny because they did all the work. We didn’t stop laughing! I also have no idea how Zakk held onto the engagement ring for three years before proposing! I can’t keep a surprise for longer than five minutes before I need to tell Dave haha. Zakk proposed in Spain, how romantic and even asked a stranger if she could take a “picture” of them and he than got down on on one knee and proposed! I remember at the session we laughed about how he was grateful it was a younger girl taking the pictures because she got it and snapped away! They have been together for 4 years and I know for certain they are going to have another amazing fun and happy 70 years together. Congratulations Kortney and Zakk on your engagement and upcoming wedding! I am so glad I met you guys and thank you for trusting me to capture your engagement ♥

Fun Facts from these two hilarious and amazing people:

1) Zakk actually first “proposed” to me in 2013…well, actually a cardboard cut-out of me that my friends created for a birthday video. The running joke was that Zakk had been in love with me since day one, and I kept him in the friend zone for a long time. Sadly, cardboard Kortney could not respond, so he had to do it again 4 years later…(The cut out was so hilarious and awesome!!)

 2) We believe one of the main reasons we work so well together is our similar taste in music. We are both ABC people (Anything But Country) and believe that rock music is the greatest genre in the entire world. Travelling across the country or travelling across the globe for a rock concert/music festival is something that we do as often as we can. We’re thinking the Pearl Jam concert in Rome might be our next adventure…

3) Since the beginning, we have always been ‘competitive’ with one another (in a healthy way, we promise!)…On our “first date” we went to Sylvan Lake and it must have been at least 30+ degrees outside. When it was time to go home, the vehicle was SO HOT because it was parked directly in the sun and Zakk decided to crank up the heat on full blast and turned on the heated seats. The first person to complain and turn down the heat had to drink a “Wayne Gretzky” (that’s a large Tim Horton’s coffee with 9 creamers and 9 sugars). Let me just say it tastes about as disgusting as it sounds.

4) Our first time ever meeting, it was at one of Zakk’s house parties and I thought I should go up and introduce myself and thank the host for having us. The conversation somehow brought us to what we like to order at Subway…turns out we both had the same favourite sub (which is sweet onion chicken teriyaki on Italian herbs and cheese bread by the way)… and to this day Zakk claims that that was the main reason he decided to talk to me after that and become friends!



Carley Ternovoy of Chasing Dreams Photography
Photographing Love Stories Everywhere & Anywhere ♥
Photographing love stories | Wanderer of 40 Countries | Booking 2019 Weddings
Chasing Dreams Photography is a Edmonton, Canada based elopement + intimate wedding photographer available for worldwide travel.
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