Ashley + Jeff - Mahone Bay Hot Air Balloon Engagement Session


On June 3rd, I met up with Ashley and Jeff for one amazing adventure: an engagement session in a hot air balloon! 


Ashley and Jeff are literally the two sweetest people I have ever met! They are kind and articulate—and just the right amount of fun. Getting to know these two crazy kids has been simply the best. I was already excited to capture this couple’s engagement session at Carter's beach.  So imagine my surprise when they suggested a hot air balloon shoot in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, too. I nearly lost my mind from excitement! This is all about life goals right here. Ashley and Jeff definitely know how to live life.


A Hot Air Balloon Engagement Session at Mahone Bay

I can’t even begin to describe the fun we had during this engagement session. The day started out at Carter’s Beach, where we captured beautiful portraits. Then we headed to Mahone Bay for our hot air balloon ride! We ran around the field, playing in the hot air balloon, watching as it filled, and had a blast. It was a life-defining moment! Of course, the love that Ash and Jeff have for one another is just so easy to photograph. I loved seeing the way they connected, while we were at Carter’s Beach and again at Mahone Bay. Their smiles just lit up my camera!


Everything about this shoot was just right. We can totally check “hot air balloon rides” off of our bucket lists, it was simply perfect. So, Ashley & Jeff, I truly can’t thank you enough for this shoot and for all the memories we made. I hope you enjoy these images just as much as I enjoyed making them for you! I simply can’t wait to be your wedding photographer for your Oak Island Inn wedding. 


I also wanted to take a moment to thank everyone involved with this photoshoot. The team at Annapolis Valley Ballooning made sure this was an amazing day, and they were a dream to work with. You guys absolutely rock! Also, to the wonderful and talented Alem Symth for hair and makeup :)



Hot air balloon -

Hair and Make Up

Chantal Routhier

Halifax Wedding Photographer - named as one of Canada's Top 30 Inspiring Wedding Photographers for 2015 by Wedding Bells Magazine