Ghost Town Engagement Photos | Bow River Ranch Calgary

Bow River Ranch is in Springbank, just outside of Calgary. Before Amy and Nate arranged for their engagement shoot to be there, I had no idea it existed. I mean, I know movies have been shot in and around Calgary plenty of times, but a full-on old West town? A pleasant surprise for me, and I could have photographed there all day! It was so, so cool and I was pretty excited. No one around except for us, so it really felt like a ghost town complete with boardwalks and saloon… and even a hangman’s rope in one area (we didn’t take any shots with that).

So, onto Amy and Nate — we had a fantastic time running around the old West ghost town for their engagement session. They thoughtfully brought a few props and were just so adorably cute and in love. It was so much fun!

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engagement ring picture weathered wood

engagement photography blanket kissing

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enagement ring on rusty wheel

Here’s the lower part of the old West, one of the areas with a winding mining town… nice place for a sunset stroll I think:

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We were losing light pretty quickly at this point, so this was the last shot we were able to get. It was nearly 10pm at this point! Ahh, longer June days are the best. You can just see the Rocky Mountains poking up across the Alberta prairie:
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Thanks so much, Amy and Nate! See you for your wedding in September in Cochrane!

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  1. This is SO adorable. I love all these photos and especially the lovely people in them 🙂

  2. beautiful background for pictures..and Amy and Nate r beautiful as well. The pictures turned out amazing!!!

  3. It was so much fun, thank you so much Lisa! Can’t wait to capture Nate and I’s canoodling in September with you!

  4. Love the photos!! So picturesque. The wedding pictures I’m sure will be equally gorgeous !

  5. Beautiful Photos! She really captured your guys spirit of love. Love it!!! Could look at them all day!

  6. These wonderful photos so suit amy and nate. Im planning where I am going to hang a large framed one!

  7. OOOOooooooLALAAAAAA!!! LOVE!!

    I love the window one and the blanket one and the ones with the rings and the…and the…and the all of them!!

  8. Great shoot guys! All the pics were awesome, looks like you really had some fun! Hard to pick a favorite.

  9. Wowy wow wow! Couldn’t have picked a more beautiful setting for two such beautiful people.

  10. Such beautiful pictures! You two are just the best! Love you both you are truely beautiful inside and out! Xoxo

    1. Hi Mike, just as soon as Amy and Nate release their gallery to the public, you can order copies here:
      Their wedding images will be at the same link, so hang onto it! 🙂

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