Tracy and I got married 8 years ago on February 29th... Well, yesterday was our 2nd official wedding anniversary. I wanted to do something more special so we packed for a surprise weekend trip.

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After we got properly caffeinated we headed to the mountains :)

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Stopped in Banff to stretch our legs and to get something to eat.

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I visited Lake Louise many times, I photographed weddings, engagements here, corporate and sporting events, but over the years I never actually stayed at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise... Well today is the day, we are staying at the Chateau for this little trip :)

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Tracy and I talked about trying snowshoeing on multiple occasions and I thought this would be a great place to finally try it. So after renting some snow shoes we went for a hike on a frozen lake :) We had a blast! I would totally recommend it to anyone, snowshoeing is underrated. We had Oliver in a carrier on our back and as soon as I started to carry him, he fell asleep and had a nice nap :)

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CANON 5DS, 24-70 MM, ISO 200, F 2.8, 1/1600
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Hotel found out that we are here for our wedding anniversary and we had a nice surprise bottle of wine in our room for us when we got back :)

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The next morning we woke up to see some fresh snow :)

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Morning swim in the pool.

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I love this hotel, service here is awesome. Little toothpastes in the change room, nice touch :)

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Before heading home, we decided to go for a nice horse sleigh ride by the lake :)

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One last stop in Canmore to get some food and we are almost home :)

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