Couples Sessions in the Badlands

I love the mountains. They are my favorite, and where I love to spend the most time. However, I took a trip out to the badlands near Drumheller a couple of weeks ago, and wow, they are pretty neat! It’s like you’re just driving along through fields and prairies, and then out of nowhere, there they are. These cool hoodoos and clay/sand/rock forms jetting out everywhere. I actually don’t even know what the substance is… it’s kind of between sand and clay. I decided to hit up a few couples on instagram, and we headed out there last week for some couples sessions in the badlands.

The first couple arrived at about 8am, just as the sun was rising. There was a dusting of snow across the badlands, and the sky was painted with beautiful colours. It was chilly, but not unbearable. There were several other photographers with their tripods set up, taking photos of the sunrise. We slipped past them and started shooting.

My goal for these sessions in the badlands was to be creative

Test out different angles, and do example shots for my mentorships that are starting next year. Sometimes, with a strict timeline, I feel pressured into doing the things I always do, posing and directing the same way. This time, I made a point of stepping outside my comfort zone.

For these couples sessions in Drumheller, we had every kind of light you could imagine. From the beautiful morning sunrise glow, to full midday sun, to cloudy afternoon. It was great! That was exactly what I’d wanted to get some good variety in shots.

Check out these cool photos from the couples sessions in the badlands! Would you do engagement photos, or even your elopement in Drumheller? Or the badlands somewhere else? Comment at the bottom which photos are your fave!

Do you want to plan your engagement or couples session in the badlands? Click here to chat with me 🙂

  1. Sienna says:

    The badlands look like they’re in another planet! I am adoring how you can feel the love between these two!

  2. Molly says:

    These photos are beautiful and I’m so glad you had a great day adventuring with so many new friends creating awesome work!

  3. STUNNING. You perfectly capture the beauty of the Badlands and the emotion of the couple.

  4. Heather says:

    What an epic location!! I haven’t been there before, but would love to go now 😍 I LOVE THAT BIRD SHOT!!!

  5. Marla says:

    Okayyyy color me obsessed! These are so gorgeous– great work!!

  6. Kat says:

    So stylish! I’ve never been, but it’s certainly photogenic…as is this couple. 🙂

  7. Justyna says:

    I’m always such a sucker for all those intimate moments…and close ups..such a beautiful love story!

  8. Paige Weber says:

    The badlands just has a way of making you feel like you’re in planet Mars. Your photos are beautiful!

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