Karen + Derek gave me the theme ‘Epic’ to work with for their photographs in Jasper. Their goal is for 2014 to be an epic year, and with a big move to Germany coming up, they are off to a good start. They were married in Edmonton and drove out to Jasper the next day for the weekend. It was a cold grey morning when we got out, and the mountains weren’t even visible. Karen told me that she always gets blue skies in Jasper, so we held out for awhile and sure enough the sun managed to break through clouds and light up a bright blue sky by the time our session was finished. After playing around in a grove of Lodgepole Pines for some formal wear photographs, we moved on to explore the banks of the Athabasca River near the Airfield. These two are kindred spirits, and I had a great time photographing them. I hope these photographs will serve as an Epic reminder of Jasper and Canada while they are stationed in Germany for the next four years. Best of luck Karen + Derek!