Proposal sessions have to be some of my favourite things to do! Not only do you get to meet a new couple and have a great time grabbing some engagement photos for them, but before all that starts you get to capture the very beginning of their wedding story!
They can be a little nerve-wracking for us too as you never know exactly what is going to happen – by which I mean where they are going to stand and face (you can chat about it beforehand, but there is no adjustments possible during the main event). Although somehow I think the whole thing is more nerve-wracking for the one popping the question! But Peter did an absolutely marvelous job and it was so exciting to get to see the look of surprise and excitement on Alexis’ face!!
So the Fall season, as gorgeous as it was, didn’t really get a good showing this year. We had some truly stunning colours, but they didn’t last long. Summer took forever to go away, and then Winter popped up in full force so early! As as sad as this all was for true Fall-lovers like myself, it meant that the start of Winter had some unique features to it – like big, Fall-coloured trees sitting among the piles of snow. It was definitely unique and I absolutely loved that some of stuck around long enough for Danielle + Trevor’s engagement session!
I love getting to shoot in the same location during different seasons. It’s almost like getting to photograph there for the very first time as everything just looks so different. Especially when it is an area that has been designed to have something for every season, like Stewart Park has. A few gorgeous, pink blossoms trees in the Spring, tons of green foliage (and willow trees!) in the Summer, my favourite deciduous trees in the Fall for all those wonderful colours, and beautiful wide open spaces mixed with the flowing water in the winter. And of course, all of the architectural details throughout the park help out year round.
So all of this means that no matter what time of the year a client asks to do their session there, I am 100% up for it! In fact, I was super excited to head back there when Kaitlin + Andrew requested it for their engagement session.
The weather this Fall has been really weird. At first it seemed like Summer just wouldn’t leave and then it was gone in an instant leaving everyone oh so cold, only to return for a day or so here and there. It was really hard to gauge when the Fall leaves would look their best and to figure out dates for our couples who wanted their engagement sessions under all those gorgeous colours.
But, in the end, everything worked out and Rowan + Andrew ended up with a truly stunning background for their engagement session at the Arboretum as the leaves were absolutely perfect and the temperature wasn’t that bad either.
I pretty much always have a great time at sessions. In fact, I am having a hard time thinking of a session that I didn’t enjoy (I guess I am pretty darn lucky, eh?!). But there are definitely some sessions that are the absolute most fun (aka funnest), and Jane + Vince’s engagement shoot was definitely one of those!!