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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 session to get beautifully romantic, light-driven, and classic photos for your engagement session that will be relevant and fresh for decades to come.

 

Spring Engagement 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’re able to 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!

Spring Seasonal Engagement Session

 

Summer Engagement Sessions

Engagement 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 Engagement Sessions

Because fall engagement 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 one. If you’re set on having those fall colours, be sure to find open, wide areas where the foliage is more of a backdrop than a surrounding statement.

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!

Fall Seasonal Engagement Session

 

Winter Engagement Sessions

Winter snow sessions can be magical. Just be prepared for the experience itself to be a little less magical than the photos. 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 recommend staying away from statement dresses and heels. Instead, lean into the winter look, adding in a classy hat and scarf. A form-fitting peacoat will also be a flattering alternative to a dress.  If your session is before mid-March, don’t forget that the sun sets quite early! We’d be looking at starting your session mid-afternoon.

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.  Especially 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 session to get beautifully romantic, light-driven, and classic photos for your engagement session that will be relevant and fresh for decades to come.

 

Spring Engagement 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’re able to 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!

Spring Seasonal Engagement Session

 

Summer Engagement Sessions

Engagement 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 Engagement Sessions

Because fall engagement 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 one. If you’re set on having those fall colours, be sure to find open, wide areas where the foliage is more of a backdrop than a surrounding statement.

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!

Fall Seasonal Engagement Session

 

Winter Engagement Sessions

Winter snow sessions can be magical. Just be prepared for the experience itself to be a little less magical than the photos. 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 recommend staying away from statement dresses and heels. Instead, lean into the winter look, adding in a classy hat and scarf. A form-fitting peacoat will also be a flattering alternative to a dress.  If your session is before mid-March, don’t forget that the sun sets quite early! We’d be looking at starting your session mid-afternoon.

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.  Especially 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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December 27, 2020

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 session to get beautifully romantic, light-driven, and classic photos for your engagement session that will be relevant and fresh for decades to come.

 

Spring Engagement 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’re able to 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!

Spring Seasonal Engagement Session

 

Summer Engagement Sessions

Engagement 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 Engagement Sessions

Because fall engagement 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 one. If you’re set on having those fall colours, be sure to find open, wide areas where the foliage is more of a backdrop than a surrounding statement.

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!

Fall Seasonal Engagement Session

 

Winter Engagement Sessions

Winter snow sessions can be magical. Just be prepared for the experience itself to be a little less magical than the photos. 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 recommend staying away from statement dresses and heels. Instead, lean into the winter look, adding in a classy hat and scarf. A form-fitting peacoat will also be a flattering alternative to a dress.  If your session is before mid-March, don’t forget that the sun sets quite early! We’d be looking at starting your session mid-afternoon.

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.  Especially 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 Hotel and Cherry Beach engagement with you guys! Andrea and Michael’s engagement 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 let him to Toronto and then to Calgary.

This was their reality for six years.

Distance is for those who have courage.

Long distance relationships are 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 Hotel and Cherry Beach engagement with you guys! Andrea and Michael’s engagement 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 let him to Toronto and then to Calgary.

This was their reality for six years.

Distance is for those who have courage.

Long distance relationships are 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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Cecilia and Josh’s beautiful engagement session took place on the Burlington waterfront, with its cream sand beaches, rocky outcrops, and modern pier. It was a new location for us, but we absolutely loved it! It’s “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 my heart. From our first meeting, I felt such a strong kinship with them. They’re 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 in next year!

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Cecilia and Josh’s beautiful engagement session took place on the Burlington waterfront, with its cream sand beaches, rocky outcrops, and modern pier. It was a new location for us, but we absolutely loved it! It’s “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 my heart. From our first meeting, I felt such a strong kinship with them. They’re 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 in next year!

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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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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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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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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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Marianne and Andrew have one of those proposal stories that makes us so excited for their marriage. Not because it’s super adventurous, but because it showcases just how the most ordinary events can be extraordinary when they’re with the person we love.

It was an all-day date: it started in the morning with breakfast together and continued with spending the day hiking at Elora Gorge, alongside the banks of the Grand River. It ended with a dinner and a farewell at the steps to the front door. It’s one of those classic romantic scenes: the end of a date, saying goodnight at the porch. But this time, instead of a just a kiss, Andrew and Marianne to marry him. It was the culmination of seven years of dating.

The most ordinary events can be extraordinary when they’re with the person we love.

Marianne and Andrew chose Osgoode hall for their engagement session. In some situations, it can be difficult using your creativity to find new ways to shoot at a location that you’ve used numerous times before or recently, but we’ve discovered that if you follow the light, every session will be spectacularly unique and special. The right light has a way of turning a scene into a romantic story, and this was especially true for Marianne and Andrew’s session (as you’ll see below!). It also helps when your bride-to-be and her future husband look like they’ve stepped out of a fairy-tale!

Marianne and Andrew, we had so much fun with you at your engagement session! You guys are sweet, warm, and real. We could feel it at our meetings, in person, and through the camera lens! We’re so excited to spend more time with your guys virtually over the coming months and again in person at your wedding next year! We hope you love these photos as much as we loved taking them and that they serve as an encouragement in the next months and years!

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Marianne and Andrew have one of those proposal stories that makes us so excited for their marriage. Not because it’s super adventurous, but because it showcases just how the most ordinary events can be extraordinary when they’re with the person we love.

It was an all-day date: it started in the morning with breakfast together and continued with spending the day hiking at Elora Gorge, alongside the banks of the Grand River. It ended with a dinner and a farewell at the steps to the front door. It’s one of those classic romantic scenes: the end of a date, saying goodnight at the porch. But this time, instead of a just a kiss, Andrew and Marianne to marry him. It was the culmination of seven years of dating.

The most ordinary events can be extraordinary when they’re with the person we love.

Marianne and Andrew chose Osgoode hall for their engagement session. In some situations, it can be difficult using your creativity to find new ways to shoot at a location that you’ve used numerous times before or recently, but we’ve discovered that if you follow the light, every session will be spectacularly unique and special. The right light has a way of turning a scene into a romantic story, and this was especially true for Marianne and Andrew’s session (as you’ll see below!). It also helps when your bride-to-be and her future husband look like they’ve stepped out of a fairy-tale!

Marianne and Andrew, we had so much fun with you at your engagement session! You guys are sweet, warm, and real. We could feel it at our meetings, in person, and through the camera lens! We’re so excited to spend more time with your guys virtually over the coming months and again in person at your wedding next year! We hope you love these photos as much as we loved taking them and that they serve as an encouragement in the next months and years!

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We’ve always loved Osgoode Hall. Samantha even had her wedding photos here! It’s one of those buildings that you can walk by and not notice at first since it’s surrounded by some of Toronto’s iconic landmarks. Osgoode Hall is partly hidden behind tall, wrought-iron fencing and probably the largest trees you’ll find downtown. But when you step onto the grounds, it’s like being transported to a different land. There are couples picnicking on the grass, students reading against a tree, and dog-owners strolling along the cobblestone walkway.

They fell into romantic movements and poses effortlessly, as if that’s just what they do on any regular Sunday.

We loved that Danielle and Kevin chose Osgoode Hall for their engagement session. The location is a great mixture of romantic and elegant, but without being stuffy. And Danielle and Kevin seemed right at home on the grounds. They fell into romantic movements and poses effortlessly, as if that’s just what they do on any regular Sunday. Danielle has an incredible smile when Kevin makes her laugh, and he has such a softness in his eyes when he looks at Danielle. Plus, they definitely have a silly side. Case in point, I may have caught Danielle out of the corner of my eye, making silly faces and shooting finger guns trying to make Kevin laugh. And very successfully!

Danielle and Kevin, thank you so much for entrusting us to document this special season of your life! We loved getting to know you guys better and seeing your relationship at action. We are so thankful for your trust and and your enthusiasm! Being a COVID couple is difficult to navigate, but you guys make the compromise and sacrifice look easy. Being engaged is so amazing, but being married is even more so! We can’t wait to celebrate you guys in a couple weeks!

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We’ve always loved Osgoode Hall. Samantha even had her wedding photos here! It’s one of those buildings that you can walk by and not notice at first since it’s surrounded by some of Toronto’s iconic landmarks. Osgoode Hall is partly hidden behind tall, wrought-iron fencing and probably the largest trees you’ll find downtown. But when you step onto the grounds, it’s like being transported to a different land. There are couples picnicking on the grass, students reading against a tree, and dog-owners strolling along the cobblestone walkway.

They fell into romantic movements and poses effortlessly, as if that’s just what they do on any regular Sunday.

We loved that Danielle and Kevin chose Osgoode Hall for their engagement session. The location is a great mixture of romantic and elegant, but without being stuffy. And Danielle and Kevin seemed right at home on the grounds. They fell into romantic movements and poses effortlessly, as if that’s just what they do on any regular Sunday. Danielle has an incredible smile when Kevin makes her laugh, and he has such a softness in his eyes when he looks at Danielle. Plus, they definitely have a silly side. Case in point, I may have caught Danielle out of the corner of my eye, making silly faces and shooting finger guns trying to make Kevin laugh. And very successfully!

Danielle and Kevin, thank you so much for entrusting us to document this special season of your life! We loved getting to know you guys better and seeing your relationship at action. We are so thankful for your trust and and your enthusiasm! Being a COVID couple is difficult to navigate, but you guys make the compromise and sacrifice look easy. Being engaged is so amazing, but being married is even more so! We can’t wait to celebrate you guys in a couple weeks!

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We’re back at the R.C. Harris Treatment Plant with another amazing session! We love kind couples with sweet stories, and Jenny and Derrick fit the bill!

Jenny and Derrick first met at a cottage getaway, where friends hoped they’d connect. Derrick tried to talk to Jenny, but Jenny has no recollection of it. Over the weekend, they barely spoke and essentially ignored each other. 

The following spring, one of their friends decided to become a little more obvious and suggested Jenny and Derrick go out to dinner. They went out on a single date, but nothing came of it when they both got busy and lost touch. A few months later, over the summer, Derrick came to Jenny’s mind a couple of times and, soon after, they were magically matched on Coffee Meets Bagel. 

Derrick asked Jenny to marry him with a ring pop.

Earlier this year, Derrick decided to propose. Unfortunately, COVID temporarily shut down the jeweller from whom he had purchased the engagement ring. Instead of delaying the proposal, Derrick asked Jenny to marry him with a ring pop (and the promise of a real ring). 

Jenny and Derrick chose to have their engagement photos at the R.C. Harris Treatment Plant (where we also did Jen and Paul’s session this past winter). The warmth of the stone buildings and the calmness of the water suited Jenny and Derrick well. While many of their plans have been postponed, they both come across as hopeful and peaceful in their relationship. Their priority isn’t having the most lavish wedding, but spending time with each other (they compliment each other so very well) and with their families. 

Jenny and Derrick, you guys were not only a joy to photograph, but get to know as well! The short conversations we had walking between locations were definitely a highlight for us and we can’t wait to get to know you better! We love how you guys are facing the changes and compromises of this season of life together, as a team. We hope these photos continually remind you of this beautiful season of life! Can’t wait to get you in front of our cameras again!

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We’re back at the R.C. Harris Treatment Plant with another amazing session! We love kind couples with sweet stories, and Jenny and Derrick fit the bill!

Jenny and Derrick first met at a cottage getaway, where friends hoped they’d connect. Derrick tried to talk to Jenny, but Jenny has no recollection of it. Over the weekend, they barely spoke and essentially ignored each other. 

The following spring, one of their friends decided to become a little more obvious and suggested Jenny and Derrick go out to dinner. They went out on a single date, but nothing came of it when they both got busy and lost touch. A few months later, over the summer, Derrick came to Jenny’s mind a couple of times and, soon after, they were magically matched on Coffee Meets Bagel. 

Derrick asked Jenny to marry him with a ring pop.

Earlier this year, Derrick decided to propose. Unfortunately, COVID temporarily shut down the jeweller from whom he had purchased the engagement ring. Instead of delaying the proposal, Derrick asked Jenny to marry him with a ring pop (and the promise of a real ring). 

Jenny and Derrick chose to have their engagement photos at the R.C. Harris Treatment Plant (where we also did Jen and Paul’s session this past winter). The warmth of the stone buildings and the calmness of the water suited Jenny and Derrick well. While many of their plans have been postponed, they both come across as hopeful and peaceful in their relationship. Their priority isn’t having the most lavish wedding, but spending time with each other (they compliment each other so very well) and with their families. 

Jenny and Derrick, you guys were not only a joy to photograph, but get to know as well! The short conversations we had walking between locations were definitely a highlight for us and we can’t wait to get to know you better! We love how you guys are facing the changes and compromises of this season of life together, as a team. We hope these photos continually remind you of this beautiful season of life! Can’t wait to get you in front of our cameras again!

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Last week, we got a taste of our regular wedding season! And it was amazing. It was so nice to get back out into the field, spend time with our lovely couples, and take beautiful photos of people in love.

We didn’t get to meet Mena & Matt in person before their engagement session, but already, we’re excited for their wedding day! And their sweet story serves as a great example of how you never know how great a role a person will play in your life.

It’s your first year at university and you’re constantly meeting new people and forming connections. You meet your first friend at orientation and you either become best friends for the rest of your degree, or you drift apart as you form stronger connections with others you meet. Your dorm-mates could become like family, or you could be looking for your own apartment…or you could find yourself falling in love.

You never know how great a role a person will play in your life.

Mena and Matt met in their first year at university. They both went to McMaster in Hamilton, where they stayed in the same dorm. In their second year, they started dating, and eight years later, they’re planning for an October wedding (COVID regulations permitting). They’re relaxed, personable, and so sweet together. They’re the couple you’d love to go to brunch with. But they also have a spontaneous side: they were such good sports when we asked last minute if they’d mind stepping in the water for a few final shots. Absolute troopers!

Mena and Matt, thank you so much for entrusting us with capturing your most meaningful moments! You guys are so sweet and kind, and we love how you embraced last-minute ideas like adventurers. We hope you love these images and we can’t wait for your big day!

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Last week, we got a taste of our regular wedding season! And it was amazing. It was so nice to get back out into the field, spend time with our lovely couples, and take beautiful photos of people in love.

We didn’t get to meet Mena & Matt in person before their engagement session, but already, we’re excited for their wedding day! And their sweet story serves as a great example of how you never know how great a role a person will play in your life.

It’s your first year at university and you’re constantly meeting new people and forming connections. You meet your first friend at orientation and you either become best friends for the rest of your degree, or you drift apart as you form stronger connections with others you meet. Your dorm-mates could become like family, or you could be looking for your own apartment…or you could find yourself falling in love.

You never know how great a role a person will play in your life.

Mena and Matt met in their first year at university. They both went to McMaster in Hamilton, where they stayed in the same dorm. In their second year, they started dating, and eight years later, they’re planning for an October wedding (COVID regulations permitting). They’re relaxed, personable, and so sweet together. They’re the couple you’d love to go to brunch with. But they also have a spontaneous side: they were such good sports when we asked last minute if they’d mind stepping in the water for a few final shots. Absolute troopers!

Mena and Matt, thank you so much for entrusting us with capturing your most meaningful moments! You guys are so sweet and kind, and we love how you embraced last-minute ideas like adventurers. We hope you love these images and we can’t wait for your big day!

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For engagement sessions, couples usually have many choices to make to make their session their own. The season, day, location, outfits…these decisions help support the vision they have for themselves as a couple and for their big day. For this engagement session, Sofia and Jérémie couldn’t pick where, when, or how. They could only make one choice: to have an engagement session.

Sofia and Jérémie are a particularly special couple: Sofia is our sister. She is gentle, kind, and gives the softest hugs. We got to shoot their proposal, their engagement, and hopefully their wedding!

Both our families have been going to the same camp for years, but didn’t know each other. Around 2016, all the kids that had grown up going to this camp started working there, including Sofia, Jérémie, and one of our cousins, Zach (whose wedding we photographed last summer!). Jérémie and Zach became fast friends and started conspiring to get their parents together. Zach’s father (our uncle) and Jérémie’s mom had both died within weeks of each other a few summers earlier. Their conniving paid off and their parents married.

Sofia likes baking and singing while Jeremie likes working on a bachelor’s and master’s degree at the same time.

Fast forward a couple years: Sofia moved in with our cousins as she was going to school in the same city. Almost immediately, Sofia and Jérémie were at odds. An example: Sofia likes baking and singing while Jérémie likes working on a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree at the same time while holding two part-time jobs. But time is magical: Jérémie began appreciating Sofia’s gentleness love for others, and Sofia started admiring Jérémie’s hard work and steady disposition. They began hanging out together in the living room, watching movies and talking for hours. On humour alone they fit like a puzzle: Jérémie is clever with a dash of goofy, and Sofia laughs until she cries. They started dating in December of 2018 and were engaged Christmas Eve 2019.

We had so many plans for their engagement session: we were going to go a castle or do the session in old Montreal. Then everything stopped. COVID-19 came to Canada. We were stuck. Because their June wedding plans were up in the air, we didn’t know if we’d get a chance to do an engagement session. Montreal was out of the question. Photography is not considered essential, so we couldn’t do the session in public. Thankfully, before things got too serious, Sofia and Jérémie moved in with our family for the duration of the quarantine. But Samantha couldn’t join us. So instead of a sunrise old Montreal session in late April… the session had to be now, it had to be on our property, Samantha couldn’t join us, and they had to wear something they brought in their suitcases.

They could only make one choice: they were going to have an engagement session.

Not the typical conditions. But we were blessed. We have 15 acres of land so we had space to work with. Sofia and Jérémie had brought the outfits they were considering for the session without even telling us. Plus, we had beautiful weather and a beautiful couple.

Sofia and Jérémie, you guys made this shoot so magical. Though our plans fell through, you guys didn’t skip a beat. You laughed, smiled, and joked through this session so well no one would guess it was a Plan B. You are such an amazing reminder of how couples should face difficulties: together and with love. Being able to photograph your engagement was so meaningful to us and we look forwards to revisiting these photos in the many years to come. We love you both!

 

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For engagement sessions, couples usually have many choices to make to make their session their own. The season, day, location, outfits…these decisions help support the vision they have for themselves as a couple and for their big day. For this engagement session, Sofia and Jérémie couldn’t pick where, when, or how. They could only make one choice: to have an engagement session.

Sofia and Jérémie are a particularly special couple: Sofia is our sister. She is gentle, kind, and gives the softest hugs. We got to shoot their proposal, their engagement, and hopefully their wedding!

Both our families have been going to the same camp for years, but didn’t know each other. Around 2016, all the kids that had grown up going to this camp started working there, including Sofia, Jérémie, and one of our cousins, Zach (whose wedding we photographed last summer!). Jérémie and Zach became fast friends and started conspiring to get their parents together. Zach’s father (our uncle) and Jérémie’s mom had both died within weeks of each other a few summers earlier. Their conniving paid off and their parents married.

Sofia likes baking and singing while Jeremie likes working on a bachelor’s and master’s degree at the same time.

Fast forward a couple years: Sofia moved in with our cousins as she was going to school in the same city. Almost immediately, Sofia and Jérémie were at odds. An example: Sofia likes baking and singing while Jérémie likes working on a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree at the same time while holding two part-time jobs. But time is magical: Jérémie began appreciating Sofia’s gentleness love for others, and Sofia started admiring Jérémie’s hard work and steady disposition. They began hanging out together in the living room, watching movies and talking for hours. On humour alone they fit like a puzzle: Jérémie is clever with a dash of goofy, and Sofia laughs until she cries. They started dating in December of 2018 and were engaged Christmas Eve 2019.

We had so many plans for their engagement session: we were going to go a castle or do the session in old Montreal. Then everything stopped. COVID-19 came to Canada. We were stuck. Because their June wedding plans were up in the air, we didn’t know if we’d get a chance to do an engagement session. Montreal was out of the question. Photography is not considered essential, so we couldn’t do the session in public. Thankfully, before things got too serious, Sofia and Jérémie moved in with our family for the duration of the quarantine. But Samantha couldn’t join us. So instead of a sunrise old Montreal session in late April… the session had to be now, it had to be on our property, Samantha couldn’t join us, and they had to wear something they brought in their suitcases.

They could only make one choice: they were going to have an engagement session.

Not the typical conditions. But we were blessed. We have 15 acres of land so we had space to work with. Sofia and Jérémie had brought the outfits they were considering for the session without even telling us. Plus, we had beautiful weather and a beautiful couple.

Sofia and Jérémie, you guys made this shoot so magical. Though our plans fell through, you guys didn’t skip a beat. You laughed, smiled, and joked through this session so well no one would guess it was a Plan B. You are such an amazing reminder of how couples should face difficulties: together and with love. Being able to photograph your engagement was so meaningful to us and we look forwards to revisiting these photos in the many years to come. We love you both!

 

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For engagement sessions, couples usually have many choices to make to make their session their own. The season, day, location, outfits…these decisions help support the vision they have for themselves as a couple and for their big day. For this engagement session, Sofia and Jérémie couldn’t pick where, when, or how. They could only make one choice: to have an engagement session.

Sofia and Jérémie are a particularly special couple: Sofia is our sister. She is gentle, kind, and gives the softest hugs. We got to shoot their proposal, their engagement, and hopefully their wedding!

Both our families have been going to the same camp for years, but didn’t know each other. Around 2016, all the kids that had grown up going to this camp started working there, including Sofia, Jérémie, and one of our cousins, Zach (whose wedding we photographed last summer!). Jérémie and Zach became fast friends and started conspiring to get their parents together. Zach’s father (our uncle) and Jérémie’s mom had both died within weeks of each other a few summers earlier. Their conniving paid off and their parents married.

Sofia likes baking and singing while Jeremie likes working on a bachelor’s and master’s degree at the same time.

Fast forward a couple years: Sofia moved in with our cousins as she was going to school in the same city. Almost immediately, Sofia and Jérémie were at odds. An example: Sofia likes baking and singing while Jérémie likes working on a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree at the same time while holding two part-time jobs. But time is magical: Jérémie began appreciating Sofia’s gentleness love for others, and Sofia started admiring Jérémie’s hard work and steady disposition. They began hanging out together in the living room, watching movies and talking for hours. On humour alone they fit like a puzzle: Jérémie is clever with a dash of goofy, and Sofia laughs until she cries. They started dating in December of 2018 and were engaged Christmas Eve 2019.

We had so many plans for their engagement session: we were going to go a castle or do the session in old Montreal. Then everything stopped. COVID-19 came to Canada. We were stuck. Because their June wedding plans were up in the air, we didn’t know if we’d get a chance to do an engagement session. Montreal was out of the question. Photography is not considered essential, so we couldn’t do the session in public. Thankfully, before things got too serious, Sofia and Jérémie moved in with our family for the duration of the quarantine. But Samantha couldn’t join us. So instead of a sunrise old Montreal session in late April… the session had to be now, it had to be on our property, Samantha couldn’t join us, and they had to wear something they brought in their suitcases.

They could only make one choice: they were going to have an engagement session.

Not the typical conditions. But we were blessed. We have 15 acres of land so we had space to work with. Sofia and Jérémie had brought the outfits they were considering for the session without even telling us. Plus, we had beautiful weather and a beautiful couple.

Sofia and Jérémie, you guys made this shoot so magical. Though our plans fell through, you guys didn’t skip a beat. You laughed, smiled, and joked through this session so well no one would guess it was a Plan B. You are such an amazing reminder of how couples should face difficulties: together and with love. Being able to photograph your engagement was so meaningful to us and we look forwards to revisiting these photos in the many years to come. We love you both!

 

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