THREE years ago, Heather and I were neighbours. We had a lot in common, and spent a lot of time together gabbing. Travel, boys, careers, you name it.
TWO years ago her brother got married, and they hired me as their photographer. (She's the one in pink)
ONE year ago Bryan (on Heather's left above), got married, and hired me as their photographer. Heather brought her boyfriend Mike...
THIS year Heather and Nick, friends of Heather's family, got married, and hired me as their photographer. Mike and Heather were now engaged...
NEXT year, Heather and Mike are getting married, and hired me as their photographer. Today we had our engagement shoot. After all the wedding overlaps, to shoot Heather's wedding feels like a long time coming, and such a treat to bring it back to where it all started.
I can't wait for your wedding, you guys. Thank you for all your love and support over the years!
That's right. Our beautiful weather turned sour this weekend. But that's not going to stop a fun and loving engagement session with these two! When the weather called for rain, Adrienne busted out the yellow rainboots. Suddenly the world was cheery and happy again.
Yes, they really were this fun!
And this cute.
Now if it would just be 2009 already, so we can have fun again!
Vaz and Kayanee actually pretended to be nervous for our engagement session. That lasted, oh, 3 minutes! They were naturals in front of the camera. This had everything to do with how natural and loving they are together. Two nicer, sweeter (& more photogenic) people could not have met.
This engagement session in the Distillery District with them last weekend made me so excited for their wedding! Next year can't come fast enough, so we can do this again!!
My favourite from the session is this one below here. This is just them, walking to the next place. How adorable!
Let's see. In the last 3 weeks, I have shot 4 weddings, 1 baby shoot and 2 engagement shoots. I have been falling behind on my blogging and made an Executive decision to not have a post per session. Instead, here is a mish mash of all the fun I've been having.
You remember Krista + Andy, right? I certainly won't forget how we braved the February cold for their engagement session. They had a wonderful wonderful wedding.
(Thank you to Tara for this awesome shot!)
A couple of days later Cheryl + Rob celebrated their romantic wedding at the Drake Hotel. It was so relaxed, fun and awesome. I am convinced it's because the bride wore such a hot pink dress. There is a connection there, I'm sure of it.
Then there was Ben, who was fussy and incredibly endearing because of it. He turned me into mush.
Oh, and we can't forget Susie + Johnny, who had an amazing authentically Scottish-themed wedding at the Hunt Club. It was cold and overcast -- totally could have been Scotland. If they look familiar, it's probably from their engagement shoot in the Spring.
And from Scottish, I went cowboy. Meet Lindsay + Paul. They are getting married next September. The cows won't be there. Thank goodness, those horns are scary!! We had so much fun together -- they were up for anything! I know their wedding is going to be fantastically great.
I was an explorer on Monday. Going where I had never gone before -- the innards of the Brickworks.
Sure, I have done shoots there before, and before that, but never have I gone under the fences, across planks and on roofs. If this makes me sound cool, which I am totally convinced that it does, I can't take the credit. Michelle, the gorgeous bride-to-be here, is the cool one. Not only did she lead us around the ins-and-outs, but she could explain what everything was, and what it is going to be.
Have a good look here -- in two weeks the renovations start, and the Brickworks as you see here will never be the same. Fleeting -- much like the period of engagement before a new chapter of your life.
Roisin and Joe, an incredibly adorable couple, had their first date at Terroni's. They knew they were a match right away -- they liked the same food, and they love the same restaurant. After countless - sometimes weekly- dates at Terroni, they knew they were set for life.
It goes without saying, with such meaning held in one location, Terroni's was the obvious place for their engagement shoot!
This is the dish that sealed the deal:
I can't wait for November, you two!
Until then, as they say in Italia, Arrivederci miei amici!
Harvi, Jasmine and I have been trying to organize their engagement shoot since Spring. Wouldn't you know, every time we set a date, a monsoon-like rain would cast a spell on us, and call it off. Today was the last and final opportunity for us to do it before I go away, and low and behold, we were granted a beautiful evening.
**This is where the crowd cheers**
It also just so happens that they have a new use for these photos that they didn't have before, so it's almost like we had to wait until now. Maybe, maybe not. But it was fun to have it unfold this way, nevertheless.
Can't wait for your wedding, you two, and see what other surprises lie in store for us.
When Sarah and I first joked about doing her engagement shoot with Rob in Yorkville, I secretly knew it was going to be a great great location, I just didn't know how great.
The Cherry Blossoms in the park/installation are in full bloom. Petals above your head and petals below your feet. It's dreamy. Fantastical. And very romantic.
It suited this couple perfectly. Oh, and what a pleasure it was to photograph them. So easy-going, real, and very much in love.
I fear I will fill up my whole blog with this photo session. I just don't want to edit any more out right now, I'm having a terrible time choosing. So instead of bombarding readers with millions of Sarah and Rob pics, should you want to go on this little journey, just click "Continue Reading" below, and the link will take you on our jaunt this morning to dreamy dream land and then some...