I’ve said it before and I will say it again, winter engagement sessions here in Ottawa can be brutal! There really is no telling what kind of winter day you will get, and the cold, storm-ridden days are just as likely as the cold, windy, blue-sky filled days. And for some couples, dealing with the outdoor conditions just isn’t for them, but fortunately there are a ton of indoor locations to choose from in the area. Mix those with a few quick trips outside, and you have a lovely winter session in which no one had to get cold!
This is exactly what Sarah + Kelvin chose to do for their session and Aquatopia was such a great choice of venue!
The area is still flooded with gorgeous natural light, the surrounding (outdoor) area is nice and snowy for those few trips outside, while inside is toasty warm with tons of greenery to incorporate into the photos! I absolutely loved it! But what I loved more was how amazing Sarah + Kelvin were through the entire session!
They nailed everything I threw their way and Kelvin even tossed in some advanced posing moves all on his own within the first 15 minutes or so of their session! Seriously, these guys were absolute pros! And of course, they brought along their awesome pup, Maya! You all know how much I love dogs, especially when I get to include them in sessions, so I was super excited that Maya was able to join them for their photos! And, how precious is she in her little Dog of Honour bandanna?!
Add to all that amazing awesomeness two people who clearly love each other so very much and are just so genuinely kind, and you definitely have a dream session!! I loved every minute of Sarah + Kelvin’s engagement session and getting to hang out with these two fantastic people again, and honestly it just makes me so excited for their wedding day this summer – and after seeing how cold Kelvin was on this rather warm winter day, I see now why they picked a summer wedding date 😉