For baby Bruno's six-month-old photos, we decided to hike up T1 at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. This is a special spot for them as it's one of their favourite hikes to do together. So much so that they even hiked it on their wedding day.

As a family photographer, I try to encourage families to choose a location that has a special meaning to them if possible. We thought that Bruno's six-month-old photo session was the perfect occasion to take him on his first hike and to recreate some of their wedding photos.

What do you think was harder, to hike T1 in a wedding dress or with a baby?

Dad holds his baby while mom kisses them on the cheek at kicking horse mountain resort in golden bc during their family photography session

*Photos on right: Bonfire Pictures

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort Family Photographer

In January, my two friends welcomed their baby boy, Bruno. He was immediately loved by all of their friends and family. Being a family photographer, my gift to them was a Baby Photography Plan. The intention with my baby plans is to do several photo sessions throughout your baby's first year. In the end, they will have multiple milestones photographed to remember forever.

For Bruno's six-month-old milestone, we decided to hike up T1 at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort to recreate some of their wedding photos, but with baby Bruno this time! Two years ago, these two famously hiked up T1 in their wedding attire, so to do the hike again with a baby would be no problem.

The morning of their family photo session, there was a big thunderstorm and we had to wait for it to pass first. Luckily, the weather moves through the mountains quickly. After a short gondola ride to the top of Kicking Horse Mountain, the sun was shining once again. It was a great day for their first hike together as a family.

The hike up T1 is relatively short and steep, but very rewarding. Imagine many rocky steps bringing you straight up the side of a mountain to a beautiful view of endless mountains. Bruno is lucky to have two parents that are confident amongst the mountains and who love to take him on adventures. I imagine this will be the first of many days out exploring the mountains together.

Baby boy sitting in a backpack with a hat on at kicking horse mountain resort with family photographer jena lee photographs
Baby grabs his moms hair giggling during their hike at kicking horse mountain resort
Dad holds his smiling baby up in the air on a blue sky sunny day

*Photo on right: Bonfire Pictures

When at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in Golden BC we are visitors to the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Ktunaxa peoples.

Hey — I'm Jena

I'm a family + newborn (and occasional wedding) photographer based in golden, bc.

I work with families who love the imperfect and the unposed.

meet me in the mountains for your own lifestyle family photography session.

You will see me in this hat very often...