I'm still exploring the Pacific Northwest, but I'm convinced if you've got family in town and want to show off a little bit, it's hard to beat the Big Four Ice Caves. This summer Lily was getting a little stir-crazy so I decided it was time to head back to go see the snow, which is still a pretty good novelty in the middle of July. My parents were in town as well, so I got to show off one of my favorite little places.
By now it should be no surprise that most of my trips nowadays center on going to see glaciers, I guess everyone has their thing and for me it's always exciting to explore and seek out that gorgeous colorful ice. On our trip to Jasper National Park we stopped at the most famous of the glaciers in the park, the Athabasca Glacier.
I guess it comes with the job being a photographer, but there are certain people I get so much pleasure seeing grow as a couple. Michelle and Nick are a pair that absolutely fit that bill, and seeing them go from a fun engaged couple, to married, to having two kids now- it's such a treat. We go all the way back to 2010 when I first shot their engagement in Venice and then their wedding at the Upper Las Virgenes Open Space Preserve. Last year they were also one of the last people we photographed before moving from Los Angeles to Seattle, so needless to say Tanya and I just adore this family. A year after adding Julian, they were ready for baby #2 which came via Rose, an adorable little girl with a fantastic personality! In May I was down in LA shooting a wedding and was able to fit in a little session with these fine folks, it's always a treat!
Next stop on this year's National Park tour [see the previous stop at Glacier] headed north and over the border into Canada at Jasper National Park. Jasper is a far more rugged and less built up park compared to its US counterparts and we had a great time camping, seeing some moose, and exploring glaciers. I think the most fun we had in the park however was a completely random hike out to the Hilda Glacier which isn't a really well known trail in the area. To be honest, I thought we were going out to the Saskatchewan Glacier which is a bit more down the road, but once we got going it turned out to be amazing!
My name is Ian Grant and I'm a photojournalistic wedding photographer who specializes in destination weddings. I work with my wife Tanya and when we're not shooting gorgeous weddings we're running around with our little two year old daughter Lily.
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