magic in the canadian rockies

I  just married J.P. (my now German husband) this past Saturday in Banff National Park, located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies.  It was a day filled with magical moments.

As we were driving to one of the locations for our wedding photos, we saw some big horn sheep on the road, but alas they did not cooperate.  By the time we got out of the car and our photographer Crista-Lee was ready they were gone.  In my head, I said a silent prayer, “please cooperate sheep, I really want a wedding photo with you.”  Moments later, they reappeared.  Perhaps they were telepathic big horn sheep.  Crista-Lee instructed us to kiss and as we did, the sheep got closer and appeared very curious as to what we were doing.  Truly a magical moment, especially as anyone who has every tried to photograph wildlife can appreciate.  I couldn’t have asked for a better wedding present.  Who knew that sheep were telepathic and gave wedding gifts!

Note:  Photo is copyright of our wonderful photographer Crista-Lee of Crista-Lee Photography.


Laurel Robbins is the founder of Monkeys and Mountains, an adventure travel blog and company that helps people plan their active holidays in a sustainable way. Although Canadian, she lives in Germany. You can find her in the mountains on most weekends.