I grew up beside CFB Edmonton. I would sit on a fence and watch the Hurcs fly by and then right overtop of our house. It was magical. Going to the Cold Lake Airshow for this photos session was a childhood dream come true.

I had the idea to do a couple’s photography session in at the Cold Lake Airshow for a while. Mostly, I had always wanted to go and felt like this would be a good excuse. I posted the idea on Instagram while Ellyn & Conor were on vacation in Italy. They saw the post and contacted me even though it was 2 AM where they were! We focused on a cool Top Gun vibe without going back to the 80’s. Clean outfits with neutral tones. After some consultation and clothing swaps with Conor’s sister and her friends Ellyn was able to build the perfect ensemble.

Thanks Ellyn & Conor for making the road trip with me and stealing the show. And thank you to Ellyn trying to understand and be patient with Conor and I when we wanted to stand in line for an hour and a half so that we could sit in a fighter jet. It was worth it. Can’t wait to plan more photo sessions like this one.

Photography: Janelle Dudzic Photography

Hair: The Hair Lounge  – Kathleen Paré

Hi, my name is Janelle, I’m an photographer hailing from Edmonton Alberta. Life is good if I can spend my time traveling to breathtaking destinations that inspire and make my heart feel lighter. If I can go there with an adventurous couple, that’s the making of an awesome story and touching images. I LOVE to travel and share my experiences with the world. I value authenticity and touching moments over a big production.