Ottawa Arboretum Engagement Session: Shanna + Gilles


Sometimes session dates get bumped. Typically this is because of the weather, and more often than not the weather that warrants moving dates around is rain. I am always so nervous when I first bring up moving a session as half of me thinks that as soon as we confirm a new date, the skies will brighten up and it would have been great conditions. But in the case of Shanna + Gilles’ session, the new date was wonderful!

To be honest, I kind of forget just how wet their original date was. I think it was a little unpleasant, but not storming, but I really could be wrong as there has just been so much rain lately and a lot of date-juggling when it comes to engagement sessions. Either way, I wasn’t disappointed when the new session date came around. The skies weren’t clear, but they weren’t drab and boring either and we got some great dynamic skylines to mix in with the lovely greenery of the Arboretum.

If you remember, we were lucky enough to meet Shanna + Gilles as we captured their proposal at this year’s Make-A-Wish Rope for Hope event. It was not only an honour to capture this moment in their lives, but it was super fun too as I basically got to hang out with Gilles for quite a while as we waited for Shanna’s rappel time. So I pretty much knew that hanging out with them again during their engagement session was going to make for a great evening. But really how could it be anything else, I got to walk around one of my favourite places with a kind and gorgeous couple, incorporating willow trees and peonies (two of my favourite things), and got to top it all off with a short stroll through Little Italy.Β And the cherry on top really was that these two absolutely nailed their session!