Since leaving my office job and turning my photography business into my sole profession I have prefaced all face-to-face conversations with the fact that I don’t see or talk to many people throughout the workweek. Whether it’s a client consult or a session, the lack of human interaction throughout the day leads me to be a wee bit rambly when I finally meet up with actual people. And of course, that has only gotten amplified since covid came to be. But lucky for me I get to work with some truly delightful, and apparently patient, people because even after all my rambling throughout their session and seemingly never-ending stories as we chatted in the parking lot afterwards, Alexandra + Ryan stuck it out.Continue reading “Baxter Conservation Area Engagement Session: Alexandra + Ryan”
I often go driving around the city looking for interesting spots for sessions (there are so many random spots marked on my phone’s map for future reference). And it was about two years ago or so that I found some really cool forested areas out in Kanata. I have suggested them to a few couples as possible spots for their engagement session, but for various reasons (mostly having to do with the season), they didn’t get selected, until now that is. And although I absolutely love this park/trail/forest with its super cute bridge, adorable paths and great light, I think Chantalle + Sebastien could have made literally any spot look like a million bucks!
I am so incredibly happy that the weather forecast was wrong leading up to Ellen + Mike’s engagement session! Everything had been calling for rain – so much so that we were thinking of alternative locations and some indoor spots. Thankfully, come Sunday morning the skies looked completely clear and super sunny and the forecast changed its opinion on the whole rain matter.
Morning sessions are quickly become a new favourite thing of mine. Sure, I have to get up pretty early to be able to get my gear prepped and breakfast eaten (and ensure I am actually awake enough to use my camera properly), but the benefits far outweigh having to set that early morning alarm. So when we were setting up a date for Jessica + Steve’s session, I was definitely up for meeting up at the very start of the day.
Whenever couples ask me if they can include their pet(s) in their engagement session I am always 100 per cent up for it. Not only will it allow me to grab some different photos for them, but it was also let them capture their family in full, including their furry, four-legged companions. The only recommendation or request I make is for them to try to bring someone along who can take care of the furry family members while we capture some non-pet focused photos.