This Cambridge Mill anniversary session was such a wonderful way to get back into the rhythm of shooting again! When Ramona and Rabih shared that they wanted to celebrate the very first conversation they had, we were sold. We love celebrating the small moments! Those are the ones that often lead to especially sentimental memories. Ramona and Rabih got married during the pandemic and hadn’t had official photos taken! We were so happy to help memorialize what they weren’t able to on their wedding day, wearing their wedding outfits and including small mementos. We got to take some beautiful detail shots (something usually reserved for the wedding day itself), and Ramona wore a gorgeous classic cape.

Ramona and Rabih were enjoying themselves and enjoying their time together, which is our goal for every session we do.

It’s no secret that we love gorgeous light. So having the sun out in the middle of March is always something we’re extra grateful for. Although winter sessions can be a little more tricky to set up, we love giving tips on making the most of the season! The sun set just as we finished up on Cambridge Mill’s classic balcony overlooking the Grand River. The beautiful stonework surrounds the whole Mill, and there are beautiful places for photos both inside and outdoors! We walked around the building, getting to know each other and stopping for photos from different vantage points.

We could tell Ramona and Rabih were enjoying themselves and enjoying their time together, which is our goal for every session we do! This Cambridge Mill Anniversary Session was definitely a highlight, and we’re excited to share upcoming sessions in the next month!

Ramona and Rabih, thank you for including us in your celebration! We love how special it was to you both, and hope you love your images as much as we do!

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p  h  o  t  o  g  r  a  p  h  y

captured with purpose.
written with joy.

This Cambridge Mill anniversary session was such a wonderful way to get back into the rhythm of shooting again! When Ramona and Rabih shared that they wanted to celebrate the very first conversation they had, we were sold. We love celebrating the small moments! Those are the ones that often lead to especially sentimental memories. Ramona and Rabih got married during the pandemic and hadn’t had official photos taken! We were so happy to help memorialize what they weren’t able to on their wedding day, wearing their wedding outfits and including small mementos. We got to take some beautiful detail shots (something usually reserved for the wedding day itself), and Ramona wore a gorgeous classic cape.

Ramona and Rabih were enjoying themselves and enjoying their time together, which is our goal for every session we do.

It’s no secret that we love gorgeous light. So having the sun out in the middle of March is always something we’re extra grateful for. Although winter sessions can be a little more tricky to set up, we love giving tips on making the most of the season! The sun set just as we finished up on Cambridge Mill’s classic balcony overlooking the Grand River. The beautiful stonework surrounds the whole Mill, and there are beautiful places for photos both inside and outdoors! We walked around the building, getting to know each other and stopping for photos from different vantage points.

We could tell Ramona and Rabih were enjoying themselves and enjoying their time together, which is our goal for every session we do! This Cambridge Mill Anniversary Session was definitely a highlight, and we’re excited to share upcoming sessions in the next month!

Ramona and Rabih, thank you for including us in your celebration! We love how special it was to you both, and hope you love your images as much as we do!

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This Cambridge Mill anniversary session was such a wonderful way to get back into the rhythm of shooting again! When Ramona and Rabih shared that they wanted to celebrate the very first conversation they had, we were sold. We love celebrating the small moments! Those are the ones that often lead to especially sentimental memories. Ramona and Rabih got married during the pandemic and hadn’t had official photos taken! We were so happy to help memorialize what they weren’t able to on their wedding day, wearing their wedding outfits and including small mementos. We got to take some beautiful detail shots (something usually reserved for the wedding day itself), and Ramona wore a gorgeous classic cape.

Ramona and Rabih were enjoying themselves and enjoying their time together, which is our goal for every session we do.

It’s no secret that we love gorgeous light. So having the sun out in the middle of March is always something we’re extra grateful for. Although winter sessions can be a little more tricky to set up, we love giving tips on making the most of the season! The sun set just as we finished up on Cambridge Mill’s classic balcony overlooking the Grand River. The beautiful stonework surrounds the whole Mill, and there are beautiful places for photos both inside and outdoors! We walked around the building, getting to know each other and stopping for photos from different vantage points.

We could tell Ramona and Rabih were enjoying themselves and enjoying their time together, which is our goal for every session we do! This Cambridge Mill Anniversary Session was definitely a highlight, and we’re excited to share upcoming sessions in the next month!

Ramona and Rabih, thank you for including us in your celebration! We love how special it was to you both, and hope you love your images as much as we do!

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To end 2020, we decided to look back on all our blogged sessions and share our favourite images and why we love them! We love seeing where our preferences unite and where they diverge, and how we each have something a little different perspective to every session and every couple!

One thing that we’re are constantly aware of and thankful for is how incredible our job is. Not only do we get to take beautiful images, but we are humbled to be chosen by our couples to capture their most precious moments and memories. As this year closes out, we wanted to look back on all the beautiful sessions we had despite the restrictions, lockdowns, and postponements. Whether we have a full season or zero sessions, we are so grateful that we get to work with and support amazing couples!

And with that, enjoy our favourite images from 2020, and let us know which photo YOU guys prefer!


2020 FAVOURITE IMAGES 


 

Jen and Paul’s Engagement

“Jen and Paul’s engagement session was COLD. We loved this cozy moment they had while trying to warm up (and if you know me, you know I love cozy moments).”          – Samantha

“It’s hard to tell because Jen & Paul have such good poker faces, but it was so cold at this session. In these cases, we love it when couples use each other for warmth. Not only is it a good survival tactic, but it’s so intimate and cozy. Plus, pocket squares…”          – Veronica

Sofia and Jérémie’s Engagement

“Sofia and Jé’s engagement session took place on our parents’ property during lockdown. Though it may not have usually been our first choice, I loved how it turned out with the darkness of their outfits contrasted with the softly lit background.”          – Samantha

“This image captures so much of what I love. Two of my all-time favourite people in my favourite place on earth. I love how Sofia and Jérémie’s dark clothing stands out agains the background, but we still get to appreciate the golden fields.”          – Veronica

 

Eden and Sam’s Wedding

Eden and Sam got married in Eden’s backyard! A tiny intimate wedding meant that there wasn’t anywhere else to go for portraits, so we found a corner of the backyard and were able to get gorgeously intimate and romantic photos of the newly married couple. This is one of my all-time favourite images from this wedding!”          – Samantha

“Not only is this photo so intimate and quiet, but the cut of Eden’s dress leading into Sam’s clasped hands, creates one of the most flattering shapes.”          – Veronica

 

Sofia and Jérémie’s Wedding

This image is especially beautiful to me because it’s of my sister! I love that the focus is on the bouquet, but your eye is also drawn up to Sofia’s laughing smile. Maybe it’s the fact that there’s a colour pattern of green and white and eases your eye around the image to another focal point.”          – Samantha

“The fact that Sam and I both chose a portrait of Sofia shows just how much we adore our younger sister. Seeing her so joyful on her wedding day, despite having to sacrifice so many plans and expectations due to COVID, made me admire her so much.”          – Veronica

 

Mena and Matt’s Engagement

The juxtaposition between the buildings and the greenery gave something different to this image that I really love! Mena and Matt’s chill but classy vibe was another contrast that I felt made this image really work well.”          – Samantha

“This moment between Mena and Matt is so quiet and sweet. I love how the lines of their arms mirror each other and how the grass and Mena’s hair both catch the sunlight and turn gold.”          – Veronica

 

Jenny and Derrick’s Engagement

I love this image because, at the time, we were wanting to find new ways to capture this location. We love these stairs, but more than that, we loved how it created lines that draw you right into the moment of Jenny brushing hair away from her face, Derrick whispering “sweet nothings” in her ear.”          – Samantha

“The July sunset at Jenny and Derrick’s session turned this industrial location into a creamy paradise. Still can’t get over how amazing Jenny looks mid-stride.”          – Veronica

 

Shauna and Garrett’s Anniversary

We loved this spot for Shauna and Garrett’s anniversary session. Finding greenery without it overcrowding the image is always something I get excited about! I particularly love how the greenery encompasses the family in the middle, drawing our attention to the centre.”          – Samantha

“I love dogs. And I love puppies even more. This photo of Finlay, with his proud parents looking on, makes me so so happy.”          – Veronica

 

Danielle and Kevin’s Engagement

“I love the natural movement that comes with twirling. I love that this photo of Danielle and Kevin is soft in its movement, light, and expressions.”          – Samantha

“Another photo, that Samantha and I equally love. Maybe it’s the gorgeous light. Or how Kevin and Danielle look at each other. All we know is we adore this photo.”          – Veronica

 

Marianne and Andrew’s Engagement

We love finding where the light meets the shade, and when it’s combined with gorgeous architecture and outfits, we feel we’ve struck gold. The wind blowing through Marianne’s dress elevates this image even more in my eyes. It’s so full of romance.”          – Samantha

“One thing that Marianne and Andrew’s session really exemplifies is how each couple is so incredibly unique in how they photograph. You can have two couples in the same location, at the same time of day, both dressed to the nines, and yet, because of who they are as a couple, the entire feel of the session is different. For me, Marianne and Andrew’s session shined when it came to black and white movement. There were so many gorgeous moments we captured, that I had the hardest time choosing just one.”          – Veronica

 

Florence and Lloyd’s Engagement

We love when couples include additional romantic touches to their engagement sessions. When Florence and Lloyd brought out a gorgeous bouquet of daisies, we were thrilled to include them for more of an editorial feel!”          – Samantha

“Sam and I have very similar favourite images for Florence and Lloyd’s session. It’s the little differences in detail that tugs us in different directions. Two features in this photo made it my favourite of the session. A slight arch in Florence’s back creates such a flattering line, and the leaves floating on the water behind adds a touch of magic.”          – Veronica

 

Danielle and Kevin’s Wedding

I just love the classic feel to this image, from the black and white frames on the wall, to Danielle smiling at her groom as she comes down the staircase to join him. You almost feel like this image could join the ones hanging on the wall.”          – Samantha

“Another photo that grabs both our hearts! All the lines and angles make this image so clean and modern, but the black and white photo gallery and cathedral veil add such romance. Plus, Danielle’s warm smile steals the show.”          – Veronica

 

Jessica and Wesley’s Engagement

I have a hard time describing this photo.I love the softness of the colours, of the background, of Jess leaning her head on Wes. Every time I look at it, it just makes me so happy. I love this photo.”          – Samantha

“This session was an absolute goldmine of romance. I can’t even say that this photo was my absolute favourite, because I had so many favourite images! From the bridge, to the willow, to the little smiles on Jess and Wes’s face as they lean in for a kiss, everything about this photo makes me want to turn it into a stock photo so it can be enjoyed by more people.”          – Veronica

 

The Ashamalla’s Family Session

I love how you get the movement of a family, contrasted with an engagement session. Even though everyone in the family is looking at little guy doing his own thing, we’re drawn to the whole family as a unit, and to their joy.”          – Samantha

“I’ll admit it, I’m cheating. Sam’s favourite is probably mine as well. But since she shared it, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to bring these two absolute munchies to the show. I get cute aggression just looking at these photos.”          – Veronica

 

Stephanie & Alec’s Maternity

When Veronica and I took this image, our mouths dropped open. Steph and Alec are clearly models, and we loved the editorial feel to this maternity session.”          – Samantha

“Again, I’m cheating. But since I’m putting this post together, I can do whatever I want lol. Sam’s choice is my favourite as well, but I couldn’t help sharing this photo as well. Willow trees are instantaneous magic.”          Veronica

 

Cecilia & Josh’s Engagement

I love when an image feels intimate without being obvious. Although we do love to capture a romantic kiss, little details like how Josh is holding Cecilia and how they’re softly smiling, draws you into the moment.”         – Samantha

“Not only is this photo so gorgeous, but it was so much fun capturing it. Cecilia and Josh were absolute rockstars, willing to dip their toes in the *freezing* cold water (Lake Ontario in the autumn?). And then I realized that I had forgotten to bring a towel, and so gave them my scarf to dry their feet off. A bonding moment, and one that made me seriously admire them.”          – Veronica

 

Andrea & Michael’s Engagement

When you don’t see a couple’s eyes, you’re drawn to other elements of the photo, such as Andrea’s beautiful smile, or the flow of her skirt, or the pop of her foot. In this particular photo, the simple and clean colours bring out these elements even more, highlighting the romance of the details.”          – Samantha

“Formal portraits are always at the top of my list when it comes to favourite images. These photos are the ones that will be passed down and shared around. For Andrea and Michael’s portrait, I love how the clean yet sophisticated surroundings brings attention to the couple.”          – Veronica

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To end 2020, we decided to look back on all our blogged sessions and share our favourite images and why we love them! We love seeing where our preferences unite and where they diverge, and how we each have something a little different perspective to every session and every couple!

One thing that we’re are constantly aware of and thankful for is how incredible our job is. Not only do we get to take beautiful images, but we are humbled to be chosen by our couples to capture their most precious moments and memories. As this year closes out, we wanted to look back on all the beautiful sessions we had despite the restrictions, lockdowns, and postponements. Whether we have a full season or zero sessions, we are so grateful that we get to work with and support amazing couples!

And with that, enjoy our favourite images from 2020, and let us know which photo YOU guys prefer!


2020 FAVOURITE IMAGES 


 

Jen and Paul’s Engagement

“Jen and Paul’s engagement session was COLD. We loved this cozy moment they had while trying to warm up (and if you know me, you know I love cozy moments).”          – Samantha

“It’s hard to tell because Jen & Paul have such good poker faces, but it was so cold at this session. In these cases, we love it when couples use each other for warmth. Not only is it a good survival tactic, but it’s so intimate and cozy. Plus, pocket squares…”          – Veronica

Sofia and Jérémie’s Engagement

“Sofia and Jé’s engagement session took place on our parents’ property during lockdown. Though it may not have usually been our first choice, I loved how it turned out with the darkness of their outfits contrasted with the softly lit background.”          – Samantha

“This image captures so much of what I love. Two of my all-time favourite people in my favourite place on earth. I love how Sofia and Jérémie’s dark clothing stands out agains the background, but we still get to appreciate the golden fields.”          – Veronica

 

Eden and Sam’s Wedding

Eden and Sam got married in Eden’s backyard! A tiny intimate wedding meant that there wasn’t anywhere else to go for portraits, so we found a corner of the backyard and were able to get gorgeously intimate and romantic photos of the newly married couple. This is one of my all-time favourite images from this wedding!”          – Samantha

“Not only is this photo so intimate and quiet, but the cut of Eden’s dress leading into Sam’s clasped hands, creates one of the most flattering shapes.”          – Veronica

 

Sofia and Jérémie’s Wedding

This image is especially beautiful to me because it’s of my sister! I love that the focus is on the bouquet, but your eye is also drawn up to Sofia’s laughing smile. Maybe it’s the fact that there’s a colour pattern of green and white and eases your eye around the image to another focal point.”          – Samantha

“The fact that Sam and I both chose a portrait of Sofia shows just how much we adore our younger sister. Seeing her so joyful on her wedding day, despite having to sacrifice so many plans and expectations due to COVID, made me admire her so much.”          – Veronica

 

Mena and Matt’s Engagement

The juxtaposition between the buildings and the greenery gave something different to this image that I really love! Mena and Matt’s chill but classy vibe was another contrast that I felt made this image really work well.”          – Samantha

“This moment between Mena and Matt is so quiet and sweet. I love how the lines of their arms mirror each other and how the grass and Mena’s hair both catch the sunlight and turn gold.”          – Veronica

 

Jenny and Derrick’s Engagement

I love this image because, at the time, we were wanting to find new ways to capture this location. We love these stairs, but more than that, we loved how it created lines that draw you right into the moment of Jenny brushing hair away from her face, Derrick whispering “sweet nothings” in her ear.”          – Samantha

“The July sunset at Jenny and Derrick’s session turned this industrial location into a creamy paradise. Still can’t get over how amazing Jenny looks mid-stride.”          – Veronica

 

Shauna and Garrett’s Anniversary

We loved this spot for Shauna and Garrett’s anniversary session. Finding greenery without it overcrowding the image is always something I get excited about! I particularly love how the greenery encompasses the family in the middle, drawing our attention to the centre.”          – Samantha

“I love dogs. And I love puppies even more. This photo of Finlay, with his proud parents looking on, makes me so so happy.”          – Veronica

 

Danielle and Kevin’s Engagement

“I love the natural movement that comes with twirling. I love that this photo of Danielle and Kevin is soft in its movement, light, and expressions.”          – Samantha

“Another photo, that Samantha and I equally love. Maybe it’s the gorgeous light. Or how Kevin and Danielle look at each other. All we know is we adore this photo.”          – Veronica

 

Marianne and Andrew’s Engagement

We love finding where the light meets the shade, and when it’s combined with gorgeous architecture and outfits, we feel we’ve struck gold. The wind blowing through Marianne’s dress elevates this image even more in my eyes. It’s so full of romance.”          – Samantha

“One thing that Marianne and Andrew’s session really exemplifies is how each couple is so incredibly unique in how they photograph. You can have two couples in the same location, at the same time of day, both dressed to the nines, and yet, because of who they are as a couple, the entire feel of the session is different. For me, Marianne and Andrew’s session shined when it came to black and white movement. There were so many gorgeous moments we captured, that I had the hardest time choosing just one.”          – Veronica

 

Florence and Lloyd’s Engagement

We love when couples include additional romantic touches to their engagement sessions. When Florence and Lloyd brought out a gorgeous bouquet of daisies, we were thrilled to include them for more of an editorial feel!”          – Samantha

“Sam and I have very similar favourite images for Florence and Lloyd’s session. It’s the little differences in detail that tugs us in different directions. Two features in this photo made it my favourite of the session. A slight arch in Florence’s back creates such a flattering line, and the leaves floating on the water behind adds a touch of magic.”          – Veronica

 

Danielle and Kevin’s Wedding

I just love the classic feel to this image, from the black and white frames on the wall, to Danielle smiling at her groom as she comes down the staircase to join him. You almost feel like this image could join the ones hanging on the wall.”          – Samantha

“Another photo that grabs both our hearts! All the lines and angles make this image so clean and modern, but the black and white photo gallery and cathedral veil add such romance. Plus, Danielle’s warm smile steals the show.”          – Veronica

 

Jessica and Wesley’s Engagement

I have a hard time describing this photo.I love the softness of the colours, of the background, of Jess leaning her head on Wes. Every time I look at it, it just makes me so happy. I love this photo.”          – Samantha

“This session was an absolute goldmine of romance. I can’t even say that this photo was my absolute favourite, because I had so many favourite images! From the bridge, to the willow, to the little smiles on Jess and Wes’s face as they lean in for a kiss, everything about this photo makes me want to turn it into a stock photo so it can be enjoyed by more people.”          – Veronica

 

The Ashamalla’s Family Session

I love how you get the movement of a family, contrasted with an engagement session. Even though everyone in the family is looking at little guy doing his own thing, we’re drawn to the whole family as a unit, and to their joy.”          – Samantha

“I’ll admit it, I’m cheating. Sam’s favourite is probably mine as well. But since she shared it, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to bring these two absolute munchies to the show. I get cute aggression just looking at these photos.”          – Veronica

 

Stephanie & Alec’s Maternity

When Veronica and I took this image, our mouths dropped open. Steph and Alec are clearly models, and we loved the editorial feel to this maternity session.”          – Samantha

“Again, I’m cheating. But since I’m putting this post together, I can do whatever I want lol. Sam’s choice is my favourite as well, but I couldn’t help sharing this photo as well. Willow trees are instantaneous magic.”          Veronica

 

Cecilia & Josh’s Engagement

I love when an image feels intimate without being obvious. Although we do love to capture a romantic kiss, little details like how Josh is holding Cecilia and how they’re softly smiling, draws you into the moment.”         – Samantha

“Not only is this photo so gorgeous, but it was so much fun capturing it. Cecilia and Josh were absolute rockstars, willing to dip their toes in the *freezing* cold water (Lake Ontario in the autumn?). And then I realized that I had forgotten to bring a towel, and so gave them my scarf to dry their feet off. A bonding moment, and one that made me seriously admire them.”          – Veronica

 

Andrea & Michael’s Engagement

When you don’t see a couple’s eyes, you’re drawn to other elements of the photo, such as Andrea’s beautiful smile, or the flow of her skirt, or the pop of her foot. In this particular photo, the simple and clean colours bring out these elements even more, highlighting the romance of the details.”          – Samantha

“Formal portraits are always at the top of my list when it comes to favourite images. These photos are the ones that will be passed down and shared around. For Andrea and Michael’s portrait, I love how the clean yet sophisticated surroundings brings attention to the couple.”          – Veronica

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As in countless areas of life, engagements and proposals go through their own seasonal changes.  Many couples get engaged between Christmas and Valentine’s Day and are looking to have their engagement session done in the spring. Another busy season occurs in the fall when couples often choose to book their wedding photographers. A lot of photographers have different preferences for the best season in which to take your engagement photos, and we are no exception. Here are some of our best tips for scheduling your seasonal engagement session to get beautifully romantic, light-driven, and classic photos that will be relevant and fresh for decades to come.

 

Your Seasonal Engagement Session

Spring Sessions

We love spring sessions. Leaves are growing back, beautiful blooms have sprung up everywhere, and we have sun again. We are lovers of sunlight, and if you can choose a season that is sun-heavy, you will make us very happy photographers. We also love spring sessions because our busier season hasn’t started yet, and we can get your engagement session images finished in record time. The sunset time changes drastically within the spring months, so we recommend looking up the sunset time for a specific day and subtracting 2 hours for your start time! Depending on when greenery comes out again, think about locations that have both beautiful architecture with nature nearby, so that no matter how the weather turns out, you have a beautiful backdrop!

Spring Seasonal Engagement Session

Summer Sessions

Sessions in the summer are our favourites. They do however require flexibility since our weekends are mostly booked. We recommend weeknights or sunrise (sunrise sessions are especially great for busy locations!). In the summer, the sun is rising early and setting late, so it may be easier to schedule around work hours. We love greenery, but you’ll notice that more often than not, we try to keep our couples off the grass! This helps us consistently achieve our clean, romantic style!

Summer Seasonal Engagement Session

Fall Sessions

Because fall sessions are so popular, we want to give extra tips to make it work! Since the weather is more unpredictable and it is cloudier, be prepared for a heavier, windier look! We recommend finding open and airy locations since forests and ravines will make your images darker, and you’re more likely to have a lot of orange and yellow colours bouncing onto your faces instead of beautiful, clean, natural light! We know the temptation is to include the gorgeous fall colours in your photos, but this is a great season to choose an urban setting over a “nature-heavy” one.

If you’re set on having those fall colours, look for open, wide areas where the foliage is more of a backdrop than a surrounding statement. We also suggest not wearing fall colours! This might seem counterintuitive, but wearing neutrals, pastels, or jewel tones will help the fall colours stand out more and prevent you from looking washed out!

As in spring, the sunset time changes drastically within these few months. Look up the sunset for a specific day and subtract 2 hours for your start time! The weather can also be quite dynamic. This makes it a great season to find locations that have both beautiful buildings and architecture with a park or trees nearby so you have lots of options!

Fall Seasonal Engagement Session

Winter Sessions

Winter snow sessions can be magical. Just prepare yourselves for the experience itself to be a little more adventurous than the photos make it appear. With wind, it can be extremely cold. We recommend bringing hand warmers and keeping them in your pockets during the session. A colour palette with muted or jewel tones (instead of bright, bold colours) will photograph beautifully against the snow.

This is probably the only season we might suggest staying away from statement dresses and heels. We recommend leaning into the winter look, adding in a classy hat and scarf. A form-fitting peacoat could also be a flattering alternative to a dress.  If your session is before mid-March and the time change, don’t forget that the sun sets quite early! We’d be looking at starting your session mid-afternoon. Unless there’s a lot of snow on the ground, we recommend staying away from “green” areas, since the greenery will be mostly brown. Instead, make the most of the waterfront or beautiful buildings that offer unique backdrops!

Winter Seasonal Engagement Session

Your Seasonal Engagement Session

We are prepared for anything on your wedding day, but we’re especially light-driven on your engagement session. You’ll notice that some tips stay the same across each season, such as staying away from seasonally-colourful areas. Remember that these are suggestions to give you an experience where you can be confident of the end result. If you love the look of our images, you’ll love the result that comes from following these tips. The final decision is up to you. We’re here to make your experience memorable in the best sense: to capture your relationship and love for each other. No matter the location, weather, and light, you are the focus of the images, and we’re so grateful to be a part of this season.

Your engagement season–no matter how long it is–is short when compared to how long life is. We want you to make the most of it and soak up every second. In the midst of hectic wedding planning, your engagement session is a way to freeze time and remember why you’re getting married. To slow down for an evening, take time for each other, get dressed up, and go on a date afterwards!

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As in countless areas of life, engagements and proposals go through their own seasonal changes.  Many couples get engaged between Christmas and Valentine’s Day and are looking to have their engagement session done in the spring. Another busy season occurs in the fall when couples often choose to book their wedding photographers. A lot of photographers have different preferences for the best season in which to take your engagement photos, and we are no exception. Here are some of our best tips for scheduling your seasonal engagement session to get beautifully romantic, light-driven, and classic photos that will be relevant and fresh for decades to come.

 

Your Seasonal Engagement Session

Spring Sessions

We love spring sessions. Leaves are growing back, beautiful blooms have sprung up everywhere, and we have sun again. We are lovers of sunlight, and if you can choose a season that is sun-heavy, you will make us very happy photographers. We also love spring sessions because our busier season hasn’t started yet, and we can get your engagement session images finished in record time. The sunset time changes drastically within the spring months, so we recommend looking up the sunset time for a specific day and subtracting 2 hours for your start time! Depending on when greenery comes out again, think about locations that have both beautiful architecture with nature nearby, so that no matter how the weather turns out, you have a beautiful backdrop!

Spring Seasonal Engagement Session

Summer Sessions

Sessions in the summer are our favourites. They do however require flexibility since our weekends are mostly booked. We recommend weeknights or sunrise (sunrise sessions are especially great for busy locations!). In the summer, the sun is rising early and setting late, so it may be easier to schedule around work hours. We love greenery, but you’ll notice that more often than not, we try to keep our couples off the grass! This helps us consistently achieve our clean, romantic style!

Summer Seasonal Engagement Session

Fall Sessions

Because fall sessions are so popular, we want to give extra tips to make it work! Since the weather is more unpredictable and it is cloudier, be prepared for a heavier, windier look! We recommend finding open and airy locations since forests and ravines will make your images darker, and you’re more likely to have a lot of orange and yellow colours bouncing onto your faces instead of beautiful, clean, natural light! We know the temptation is to include the gorgeous fall colours in your photos, but this is a great season to choose an urban setting over a “nature-heavy” one.

If you’re set on having those fall colours, look for open, wide areas where the foliage is more of a backdrop than a surrounding statement. We also suggest not wearing fall colours! This might seem counterintuitive, but wearing neutrals, pastels, or jewel tones will help the fall colours stand out more and prevent you from looking washed out!

As in spring, the sunset time changes drastically within these few months. Look up the sunset for a specific day and subtract 2 hours for your start time! The weather can also be quite dynamic. This makes it a great season to find locations that have both beautiful buildings and architecture with a park or trees nearby so you have lots of options!

Fall Seasonal Engagement Session

Winter Sessions

Winter snow sessions can be magical. Just prepare yourselves for the experience itself to be a little more adventurous than the photos make it appear. With wind, it can be extremely cold. We recommend bringing hand warmers and keeping them in your pockets during the session. A colour palette with muted or jewel tones (instead of bright, bold colours) will photograph beautifully against the snow.

This is probably the only season we might suggest staying away from statement dresses and heels. We recommend leaning into the winter look, adding in a classy hat and scarf. A form-fitting peacoat could also be a flattering alternative to a dress.  If your session is before mid-March and the time change, don’t forget that the sun sets quite early! We’d be looking at starting your session mid-afternoon. Unless there’s a lot of snow on the ground, we recommend staying away from “green” areas, since the greenery will be mostly brown. Instead, make the most of the waterfront or beautiful buildings that offer unique backdrops!

Winter Seasonal Engagement Session

Your Seasonal Engagement Session

We are prepared for anything on your wedding day, but we’re especially light-driven on your engagement session. You’ll notice that some tips stay the same across each season, such as staying away from seasonally-colourful areas. Remember that these are suggestions to give you an experience where you can be confident of the end result. If you love the look of our images, you’ll love the result that comes from following these tips. The final decision is up to you. We’re here to make your experience memorable in the best sense: to capture your relationship and love for each other. No matter the location, weather, and light, you are the focus of the images, and we’re so grateful to be a part of this season.

Your engagement season–no matter how long it is–is short when compared to how long life is. We want you to make the most of it and soak up every second. In the midst of hectic wedding planning, your engagement session is a way to freeze time and remember why you’re getting married. To slow down for an evening, take time for each other, get dressed up, and go on a date afterwards!

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We’re so excited to share this lovely Novotel and Cherry Beach engagement session with you guys! Andrea and Michael’s session was our last of 2020 and it was such a great way to end our season. It feels like just a couple weeks ago that we shot our first engagement of the year, but it has already been 10 months!

We were able to make the most of the unusually warm November weather and headed downtown to get some photos of a couple deeply in love. We also loved being able to shoot at a more unfamiliar location and the colonnade on the hotel was an absolutely gorgeous feature!

Andrea and Michael’s story is one that may be familiar and relatable to many at this time. Having to be apart from the people you love is so difficult. Andrea and Michael met at Western University. They lived two doors down from each other and had many friends. Though they were friends at school, they only started dating after Michael graduated. Michael then moved to Hong Kong for his work in finance. When Andrea graduated, she joined him in Honk Kong to go to med school. Unfortunately, 6 months later, Michael’s work led him to Toronto and then to Calgary.

This was their reality for six years.

Distance is for those who have courage.

Long-distance relationships can be difficult. They are for those who have courage. Distance is for those who are willing to spend much time apart in order to have a little time together. For Andrea and Michael, this love and joy in each other’s presence is palpable. You see it when they look at each other, and you feel it in every laugh.

Michael proposed in Hong Kong on New Year’s Eve. It was, in a way, a New Year’s resolution to one day never have to be apart again.

Andrea and Michael, thank you so much for sharing your story and having us capture your relationship! The strength in your relationship is praise-worthy; six years is so long to be apart. We’re so excited that you guys will soon never have to say goodbye again. We can’t wait to celebrate with you guys next year!

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We’re so excited to share this lovely Novotel and Cherry Beach engagement session with you guys! Andrea and Michael’s session was our last of 2020 and it was such a great way to end our season. It feels like just a couple weeks ago that we shot our first engagement of the year, but it has already been 10 months!

We were able to make the most of the unusually warm November weather and headed downtown to get some photos of a couple deeply in love. We also loved being able to shoot at a more unfamiliar location and the colonnade on the hotel was an absolutely gorgeous feature!

Andrea and Michael’s story is one that may be familiar and relatable to many at this time. Having to be apart from the people you love is so difficult. Andrea and Michael met at Western University. They lived two doors down from each other and had many friends. Though they were friends at school, they only started dating after Michael graduated. Michael then moved to Hong Kong for his work in finance. When Andrea graduated, she joined him in Honk Kong to go to med school. Unfortunately, 6 months later, Michael’s work led him to Toronto and then to Calgary.

This was their reality for six years.

Distance is for those who have courage.

Long-distance relationships can be difficult. They are for those who have courage. Distance is for those who are willing to spend much time apart in order to have a little time together. For Andrea and Michael, this love and joy in each other’s presence is palpable. You see it when they look at each other, and you feel it in every laugh.

Michael proposed in Hong Kong on New Year’s Eve. It was, in a way, a New Year’s resolution to one day never have to be apart again.

Andrea and Michael, thank you so much for sharing your story and having us capture your relationship! The strength in your relationship is praise-worthy; six years is so long to be apart. We’re so excited that you guys will soon never have to say goodbye again. We can’t wait to celebrate with you guys next year!

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December 4, 2020

Cecilia and Josh’s beautiful Burlington Waterfront engagement session took place on its cream sand beaches, rocky outcrops, and modern pier. It was a new location for us, but we absolutely loved it! Its “hidden diamond” quality made it perfect for Cecilia and Josh, who are absolute gems themselves!

Cecilia and Josh’s passions and life callings really tug at our hearts. From our first meeting, we felt such a strong kinship with them. Their love for animals goes beyond simple appreciation into a lifelong calling and dedication to their wellbeing. Bonus: we got to meet their cat Pim at our first zoom call with them!

Josh and Cecilia met at the University of Guelph, where they both did their undergrad. They connected over their mutual love for animals and the natural world. Their passions bled into their relationship, and together they love hiking and being outside.

…a classic type of love, one that is steadfast and true…

COVID-19 shutdowns were in full effect when Josh began to shop around for an engagement ring. Jewelry stores were closed and Josh had to postpone his plans. He knew he could always order a ring online, but he wanted to see the ring in person, to hold it and know that Cecilia would love it. When the province started to slowly open up again, Josh was ready. On the Monday he bought the ring. On the Tuesday he asked Cecilia’s father for her hand in marriage. That weekend, as they were hiking along the Bruce Trail overlooking Georgian Bay, he asked Cecilia to marry him.

Cecilia and Josh, you guys are so sweet and genuine! The way you talk to and look at each other makes us think of a classic type of love, one that is steadfast and true throughout the decades. The kind you’ll still have in its full form when you’re old and grey and telling grandchildren your story. It was a true joy spending time getting to know you better and capturing your relationship! We can’t wait to do it again next year!

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Cecilia and Josh’s beautiful Burlington Waterfront engagement session took place on its cream sand beaches, rocky outcrops, and modern pier. It was a new location for us, but we absolutely loved it! Its “hidden diamond” quality made it perfect for Cecilia and Josh, who are absolute gems themselves!

Cecilia and Josh’s passions and life callings really tug at our hearts. From our first meeting, we felt such a strong kinship with them. Their love for animals goes beyond simple appreciation into a lifelong calling and dedication to their wellbeing. Bonus: we got to meet their cat Pim at our first zoom call with them!

Josh and Cecilia met at the University of Guelph, where they both did their undergrad. They connected over their mutual love for animals and the natural world. Their passions bled into their relationship, and together they love hiking and being outside.

…a classic type of love, one that is steadfast and true…

COVID-19 shutdowns were in full effect when Josh began to shop around for an engagement ring. Jewelry stores were closed and Josh had to postpone his plans. He knew he could always order a ring online, but he wanted to see the ring in person, to hold it and know that Cecilia would love it. When the province started to slowly open up again, Josh was ready. On the Monday he bought the ring. On the Tuesday he asked Cecilia’s father for her hand in marriage. That weekend, as they were hiking along the Bruce Trail overlooking Georgian Bay, he asked Cecilia to marry him.

Cecilia and Josh, you guys are so sweet and genuine! The way you talk to and look at each other makes us think of a classic type of love, one that is steadfast and true throughout the decades. The kind you’ll still have in its full form when you’re old and grey and telling grandchildren your story. It was a true joy spending time getting to know you better and capturing your relationship! We can’t wait to do it again next year!

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November 7, 2020

We were immediately excited when Stephanie reached out to us to do a Dundurn Castle maternity session and gender reveal! Along with marriage, welcoming children into the world is one of the most incredible events of one’s life. And what better place to celebrate than a real-life castle! Unfortunately, Stephanie’s husband, Alec, hadn’t been able to attend any of her ultrasounds or appointments due to COVID regulations. With this session, they wanted to do something special together that would help them create memories as a full family unit. And we were so happy to be able to contribute to this special time of their lives! In fact, within minutes of meeting them face-to-face, we felt we had known both Steph and Alec for far longer than we had.

Stephanie is a French immersion teacher, cultured and patient. We could sense her organization/planning skills over email as she shared her designs for the session. As detail-oriented photographers–and people in general–we were thrilled to connect with and get to know Stephanie and her vision. Her attention to detail and her amazing taste elevated this session and definitely made it one for the books! We know that her keen eye and passion for both beauty and organization will serve her little family so well!

May these photos serve as a welcome tribute to your pregnancy.

Alec is an engineer, steady and calm, personable and comfortable. During the session, he was so attentive and caring towards Stephanie, helping her manoeuvre on the muddy slopes and dirt paths. Over the years, we’ve found that in a couple, the guy is typically less enthusiastic about photos than the girl. But Alec was engaged the whole way through! (Though he did admit to not liking photos, and was more than ready to let Steph have a few solo portraits). We loved seeing how he was able to set aside his own hesitations, and instead participate and contribute, helping to make the session super enjoyable for everyone involved! This self-sacrificial attitude and dive-right-in attitude is so incredible to have as a dad!

Stephanie and Alec, thank you so much for trusting us to document this amazing time of your life! This season is so so precious and we hope that the sweet memories you make during these months stay with you forever. It was such a joy to connect with you; you guys were absolute rock-stars! We absolutely LOVED your Dundurn Castle maternity session, and hope you love these photos as much as we do. May they serve as a welcome tribute to your pregnancy, especially during this crazy year!

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We were immediately excited when Stephanie reached out to us to do a Dundurn Castle maternity session and gender reveal! Along with marriage, welcoming children into the world is one of the most incredible events of one’s life. And what better place to celebrate than a real-life castle! Unfortunately, Stephanie’s husband, Alec, hadn’t been able to attend any of her ultrasounds or appointments due to COVID regulations. With this session, they wanted to do something special together that would help them create memories as a full family unit. And we were so happy to be able to contribute to this special time of their lives! In fact, within minutes of meeting them face-to-face, we felt we had known both Steph and Alec for far longer than we had.

Stephanie is a French immersion teacher, cultured and patient. We could sense her organization/planning skills over email as she shared her designs for the session. As detail-oriented photographers–and people in general–we were thrilled to connect with and get to know Stephanie and her vision. Her attention to detail and her amazing taste elevated this session and definitely made it one for the books! We know that her keen eye and passion for both beauty and organization will serve her little family so well!

May these photos serve as a welcome tribute to your pregnancy.

Alec is an engineer, steady and calm, personable and comfortable. During the session, he was so attentive and caring towards Stephanie, helping her manoeuvre on the muddy slopes and dirt paths. Over the years, we’ve found that in a couple, the guy is typically less enthusiastic about photos than the girl. But Alec was engaged the whole way through! (Though he did admit to not liking photos, and was more than ready to let Steph have a few solo portraits). We loved seeing how he was able to set aside his own hesitations, and instead participate and contribute, helping to make the session super enjoyable for everyone involved! This self-sacrificial attitude and dive-right-in attitude is so incredible to have as a dad!

Stephanie and Alec, thank you so much for trusting us to document this amazing time of your life! This season is so so precious and we hope that the sweet memories you make during these months stay with you forever. It was such a joy to connect with you; you guys were absolute rock-stars! We absolutely LOVED your Dundurn Castle maternity session, and hope you love these photos as much as we do. May they serve as a welcome tribute to your pregnancy, especially during this crazy year!

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October 15, 2020

When Danielle reached out to us to do her Newmarket family session, we were ecstatic. Not only is her little family adorable, but her sister married our brother and we love having opportunities to serve those in our immediate communities. We love being able to offer tangible and lasting memories to those we care about. It’s more than photography, it’s about creating memories for us! We’ve done our brother’s engagement, our sister’s engagement, our sister’s wedding, and now we can add this one to the list!

Danielle and Rafi married in 2013 and now have two little ones. They initially lived in the Newmarket area for a while, before moving a little further away. Now, no matter where they go, they have a memory of the town where they started out.

Toddler boy enjoyed his cone a little too much, he decided to wear it.

We decided to take them a little off the beaten path when it comes to Main Street Newmarket. Sunday afternoons are pretty busy in the area, so for the second half of the shoot, we ducked into a little park area that allowed toddler boy a chance to run around and be himself. And of course, it had to end with ice cream at Bene Bene where toddler boy enjoyed his cone so much, he decided to wear it.

Danielle and Rafi, we had so much fun taking pictures of you guys! Family sessions with little kids can be difficult, but you guys handled it like pros. We love how you guys knew when to step back and let your little guy just be himself. These are the photos that you’re going to look back on and remember just how sweet and hilarious he is; kids are small for such a short time! We hope these photos bring you joy as you continue watching your little ones grow up!

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When Danielle reached out to us to do her Newmarket family session, we were ecstatic. Not only is her little family adorable, but her sister married our brother and we love having opportunities to serve those in our immediate communities. We love being able to offer tangible and lasting memories to those we care about. It’s more than photography, it’s about creating memories for us! We’ve done our brother’s engagement, our sister’s engagement, our sister’s wedding, and now we can add this one to the list!

Danielle and Rafi married in 2013 and now have two little ones. They initially lived in the Newmarket area for a while, before moving a little further away. Now, no matter where they go, they have a memory of the town where they started out.

Toddler boy enjoyed his cone a little too much, he decided to wear it.

We decided to take them a little off the beaten path when it comes to Main Street Newmarket. Sunday afternoons are pretty busy in the area, so for the second half of the shoot, we ducked into a little park area that allowed toddler boy a chance to run around and be himself. And of course, it had to end with ice cream at Bene Bene where toddler boy enjoyed his cone so much, he decided to wear it.

Danielle and Rafi, we had so much fun taking pictures of you guys! Family sessions with little kids can be difficult, but you guys handled it like pros. We love how you guys knew when to step back and let your little guy just be himself. These are the photos that you’re going to look back on and remember just how sweet and hilarious he is; kids are small for such a short time! We hope these photos bring you joy as you continue watching your little ones grow up!

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September 24, 2020

Danielle and Kevin’s gorgeous Crystal Fountain wedding day was our first full wedding day of the year! After months of engagement sessions and two-hour ceremonies, it felt amazing to be behind the camera for the entire day. We had Danielle and Kevin’s engagement session only a few weeks before, and it was such a treat to see them again so soon!

Danielle and Kevin are both such attentive and thoughtful people and together they are a power-house of serving others. Throughout the day, we watched Danielle and Kevin care for their relatives and be considerate towards their vendors. Multiple times we were approached by them to make sure we had something to eat and drink and were doing alright. It’s this type of other-centeredness that makes us excited for how they’ll use their marriage to love and serve others!

…we could taste the love and sorrow intermingling in such a bittersweet moment.

Already, we could see how their union was bringing such joy and encouragement to their families and friends. One moment in particular stood out to us: the father of the bride’s speech. We had seen Danielle’s father throughout the day, in little moments. He seemed reserved and calm. But when he got up to speak, there wasn’t a single dry eye. His pride and love for his daughter was palpable. At the end of this speech, they hugged. For a moment, we were witnesses to a special scene: daughter holding father, father with a sadness in his eyes that could only be for the loss of one of his most precious gifts. They held each other, and we could taste the love and sorrow intermingling in such a bittersweet moment.

It is a memory that we will appreciate forever. It’s moments like these that make us feel so honoured to be wedding photographers.

Danielle and Kevin, thank you for the trust you’ve placed in us. Thank you for how well you encouraged us through your words and your wedding! You truly know how to make people feel seen and care for. We hope you love seeing yourselves through our cameras, and re-living your wedding through our eyes! Congratulations again, and may God bless you as you begin this next chapter of life!

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CREATIVE TEAM

Gown: David’s Bridal

Venue: Crystal Fountain

MUA: AJ Villafranca Beauty Glam

Hair Artist: Gretchen Cruz

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Danielle and Kevin’s gorgeous Crystal Fountain wedding day was our first full wedding day of the year! After months of engagement sessions and two-hour ceremonies, it felt amazing to be behind the camera for the entire day. We had Danielle and Kevin’s engagement session only a few weeks before, and it was such a treat to see them again so soon!

Danielle and Kevin are both such attentive and thoughtful people and together they are a power-house of serving others. Throughout the day, we watched Danielle and Kevin care for their relatives and be considerate towards their vendors. Multiple times we were approached by them to make sure we had something to eat and drink and were doing alright. It’s this type of other-centeredness that makes us excited for how they’ll use their marriage to love and serve others!

…we could taste the love and sorrow intermingling in such a bittersweet moment.

Already, we could see how their union was bringing such joy and encouragement to their families and friends. One moment in particular stood out to us: the father of the bride’s speech. We had seen Danielle’s father throughout the day, in little moments. He seemed reserved and calm. But when he got up to speak, there wasn’t a single dry eye. His pride and love for his daughter was palpable. At the end of this speech, they hugged. For a moment, we were witnesses to a special scene: daughter holding father, father with a sadness in his eyes that could only be for the loss of one of his most precious gifts. They held each other, and we could taste the love and sorrow intermingling in such a bittersweet moment.

It is a memory that we will appreciate forever. It’s moments like these that make us feel so honoured to be wedding photographers.

Danielle and Kevin, thank you for the trust you’ve placed in us. Thank you for how well you encouraged us through your words and your wedding! You truly know how to make people feel seen and care for. We hope you love seeing yourselves through our cameras, and re-living your wedding through our eyes! Congratulations again, and may God bless you as you begin this next chapter of life!

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CREATIVE TEAM

Gown: David’s Bridal

Venue: Crystal Fountain

MUA: AJ Villafranca Beauty Glam

Hair Artist: Gretchen Cruz

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We absolutely loved Jess and Wes’ Toronto Islands Engagement Session!! But even before that day, we loved hearing the story of how they met.

Jessica and Wesley sat across from each other at a group lunch. Jessica was new at Wesley’s church, and Wesley wanted to make her feel at home. He introduced himself and said, “Tell me about yourself.” How was he to know she didn’t like open-ended questions? After that conversation, they didn’t really speak for three years.

Jessica and Wesley reconnected when they found themselves on the same softball league, but on opposing teams. They told us that their relationship was a low-key one and they seemed slightly unsure as to how Wes asked Jessica to be his girlfriend in the first place. From what we could gather, it went something like this:

“Do you want to be my girlfriend?”

“Okay.”

Their proposal was more eventful, but true to form. Wesley spent six months designing a beautiful custom ring and carried it with him for two months. It was around Christmastime that he found the perfect circumstance to pop the question.

When Jessica turned back around, he was gone.

Wesley took Jessica on a date to the Aurora Winter Festival, held at the CNE. Wesley had obtained the help of two friends to take photos of the proposal, and every few minutes, he would peak at his phone to know when they’d be in position. And then he got the text. Wesley led Jessica out into the skating rink and into place. There were people skating and milling about; lots of movement and joy. Wesley distracted Jessica for a moment and, as she looked away, he lowered to a kneel. When Jessica turned back around, he was gone.

It took a moment for her to realize where he was and what was happening. For that singular moment, no skaters passed by them. It was a sliver of peace in an otherwise crowded night. And in that moment, one of their friends captured THE photo. The one they’ll show their children and grandchildren whenever they tell the story.

Jessica and Wesley, we had such an amazing time getting to know you guys better at your engagement session. We’re so honoured that you let us in enough to see just how much you love and encourage one another. You make each other laugh so fully and you are very much at home in each other’s presence. We are so in love with your photos, and we hope you are too! Let them be a sweet reminder of your love for one another!

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We absolutely loved Jess and Wes’ Toronto Islands Engagement Session!! But even before that day, we loved hearing the story of how they met.

Jessica and Wesley sat across from each other at a group lunch. Jessica was new at Wesley’s church, and Wesley wanted to make her feel at home. He introduced himself and said, “Tell me about yourself.” How was he to know she didn’t like open-ended questions? After that conversation, they didn’t really speak for three years.

Jessica and Wesley reconnected when they found themselves on the same softball league, but on opposing teams. They told us that their relationship was a low-key one and they seemed slightly unsure as to how Wes asked Jessica to be his girlfriend in the first place. From what we could gather, it went something like this:

“Do you want to be my girlfriend?”

“Okay.”

Their proposal was more eventful, but true to form. Wesley spent six months designing a beautiful custom ring and carried it with him for two months. It was around Christmastime that he found the perfect circumstance to pop the question.

When Jessica turned back around, he was gone.

Wesley took Jessica on a date to the Aurora Winter Festival, held at the CNE. Wesley had obtained the help of two friends to take photos of the proposal, and every few minutes, he would peak at his phone to know when they’d be in position. And then he got the text. Wesley led Jessica out into the skating rink and into place. There were people skating and milling about; lots of movement and joy. Wesley distracted Jessica for a moment and, as she looked away, he lowered to a kneel. When Jessica turned back around, he was gone.

It took a moment for her to realize where he was and what was happening. For that singular moment, no skaters passed by them. It was a sliver of peace in an otherwise crowded night. And in that moment, one of their friends captured THE photo. The one they’ll show their children and grandchildren whenever they tell the story.

Jessica and Wesley, we had such an amazing time getting to know you guys better at your engagement session. We’re so honoured that you let us in enough to see just how much you love and encourage one another. You make each other laugh so fully and you are very much at home in each other’s presence. We are so in love with your photos, and we hope you are too! Let them be a sweet reminder of your love for one another!

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The very beginning of the East Don Parkland Engagement had its roots back when Florence was in her first year of university at Tyndale. For one of her classes, she needed to get the book “Foolishness to the Greeks”. Not the most romantic title or book, I’ll grant you, but it became the first step on her journey to the altar.

Lloyd was looking to sell some old school books he no longer needed. He posted them online and waited for a response. He had no idea he was waiting for a message from his future wife.

Lloyd and Florence connected online and decided to meet at a classroom for the trade. Florence took the book, and took a seat in the classroom, ready for class. And there was Lloyd, also taking a seat in the class. Not long after, they realized they were both in the same prayer group as well. They decided they should probably be friends.

He had no idea he was waiting for a message from his future wife.

Over the next two years, their friendship grew and something deeper developed. As the end of their degrees approached, Lloyd realized that Florence would most likely return to the UK. He knew he had to act.

Florence & Lloyd decided to have their engagement session on a small stretch of the East Don Parkland trail. It was a path that Florence had walked before and had loved. As we walked along the trail, we came across an off-shoot that led down to a break in the trees, where the ground turned to pebbles and sand. A beach paradise in the middle of the city. It was romantic and quiet, and it set the tone for a beautiful engagement session.

Florence and Lloyd, thank you so much for entrusting us with capturing this sweet and meaningful season of your relationship! We loved hearing your story and we’re excited to see how this time of engagement builds on the beautiful foundation you guys have set! We hope these images are a constant reminder of your love for one another in the years to come!

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The very beginning of the East Don Parkland Engagement had its roots back when Florence was in her first year of university at Tyndale. For one of her classes, she needed to get the book “Foolishness to the Greeks”. Not the most romantic title or book, I’ll grant you, but it became the first step on her journey to the altar.

Lloyd was looking to sell some old school books he no longer needed. He posted them online and waited for a response. He had no idea he was waiting for a message from his future wife.

Lloyd and Florence connected online and decided to meet at a classroom for the trade. Florence took the book, and took a seat in the classroom, ready for class. And there was Lloyd, also taking a seat in the class. Not long after, they realized they were both in the same prayer group as well. They decided they should probably be friends.

He had no idea he was waiting for a message from his future wife.

Over the next two years, their friendship grew and something deeper developed. As the end of their degrees approached, Lloyd realized that Florence would most likely return to the UK. He knew he had to act.

Florence & Lloyd decided to have their engagement session on a small stretch of the East Don Parkland trail. It was a path that Florence had walked before and had loved. As we walked along the trail, we came across an off-shoot that led down to a break in the trees, where the ground turned to pebbles and sand. A beach paradise in the middle of the city. It was romantic and quiet, and it set the tone for a beautiful engagement session.

Florence and Lloyd, thank you so much for entrusting us with capturing this sweet and meaningful season of your relationship! We loved hearing your story and we’re excited to see how this time of engagement builds on the beautiful foundation you guys have set! We hope these images are a constant reminder of your love for one another in the years to come!

Couple walking on East Don Parkland TrailEast Don Parkland Engagement RingEast Don Parkland Engagement BridgeEast Don Parkland Engagement CoupleEast Don Parkland Engagement SessionEast Don Parkland EngagementEast Don Parkland Trail Engagement Woman Holding FlowersEast Don Parkland Bridge Engagement SessionEast Don Parkland Engagement

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The very beginning of the East Don Parkland Engagement had its roots back when Florence was in her first year of university at Tyndale. For one of her classes, she needed to get the book “Foolishness to the Greeks”. Not the most romantic title or book, I’ll grant you, but it became the first step on her journey to the altar.

Lloyd was looking to sell some old school books he no longer needed. He posted them online and waited for a response. He had no idea he was waiting for a message from his future wife.

Lloyd and Florence connected online and decided to meet at a classroom for the trade. Florence took the book, and took a seat in the classroom, ready for class. And there was Lloyd, also taking a seat in the class. Not long after, they realized they were both in the same prayer group as well. They decided they should probably be friends.

He had no idea he was waiting for a message from his future wife.

Over the next two years, their friendship grew and something deeper developed. As the end of their degrees approached, Lloyd realized that Florence would most likely return to the UK. He knew he had to act.

Florence & Lloyd decided to have their engagement session on a small stretch of the East Don Parkland trail. It was a path that Florence had walked before and had loved. As we walked along the trail, we came across an off-shoot that led down to a break in the trees, where the ground turned to pebbles and sand. A beach paradise in the middle of the city. It was romantic and quiet, and it set the tone for a beautiful engagement session.

Florence and Lloyd, thank you so much for entrusting us with capturing this sweet and meaningful season of your relationship! We loved hearing your story and we’re excited to see how this time of engagement builds on the beautiful foundation you guys have set! We hope these images are a constant reminder of your love for one another in the years to come!

Couple walking on East Don Parkland TrailEast Don Parkland Engagement RingEast Don Parkland Engagement BridgeEast Don Parkland Engagement CoupleEast Don Parkland Engagement SessionEast Don Parkland EngagementEast Don Parkland Trail Engagement Woman Holding FlowersEast Don Parkland Bridge Engagement SessionEast Don Parkland Engagement

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