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Winter Engagement Session Ontario

Winter Engagement Session Ontario

Susie and Geoff tie the knot today and I’m excited to spend the day with this fun loving couple!

Tell us the story of how the two of you met.
Back in 2014, Susie and Geoff were both pretty happy, but they both wanted someone special to share their happinesses with. Geoff thought that he ought to get to know a girl he had recently met online.
Geoff asked her for a casual date – going out for a drink at Wink’s downtown London. Susie was excited. She walked there from her nearby apartment. Susie checked her reflection in each building window she passed by to make sure she still looked awesome. She did.
When she arrived, Geoff was standing outside waiting. What a great looking guy!
Their one drink took about 4 hours. They talked and talked. Needless to say, they hit it off. Both were soccer fans who enjoyed a good math puzzle and a good book. Geoff was also probably very impressed by Susie’s awesome puns. After many fun times dating, they decided they couldn’t handle the 5 minute drive from one another’s apartments – so they moved in together!
It was a wonderful idea, since they now had more time for puzzles, board games, and cooking together. A little while later, they decided that they wanted to continue this adventure – so one warm summer evening in Victoria Park, Geoff got down on one knee and popped the question. Susie said yes!
And here we are now, about to start a whole new chapter in this love story.

Tell me the proposal story (the long version is fine)
Longer version…

We went out for dinner downtown London last August at Waldo’s. After dinner we decided to go for a walk around Victoria park. This wasn’t an out of the ordinary thing for when we went downtown, so Susie had no suspicions about what would happen. Eventually, Geoff suggested we sit down on the bench for a bit. We were talking about the trip out east to Nova Scotia that we would be taking that week to meet some of Geoff’s aunts, uncles, and cousins. Geoff asked me, “should I introduce you as my girlfriend or… my fiance?” (so sweet). I didn’t quite catch on until Geoff got down on his knee with a ring. I said yes!

And then a couple who were out for a walk got so excited for us and they took our picture – it was great to have a photo of right when we got engaged.

What is your favourite memory together (other than those mentioned above)?
this is a hard one! Our top two would be our trip to Chicago last year and moving into our new house.

What do you love most about each other?
What Susie loves about Geoff – so much! I love that he is sweet and funny and likes puzzles. He cares about me and wants me to be happy and he cares about our families too.
What Geoff loves about Susie – that she is very unselfish and always puts her family and friends needs before hers.

How do you hope your friends and family see your wedding?
Relaxed, fun, and full of love

Why did you choose us?
We looked through the different wedding photos and your style stood out as something we could see ourselves in. When we met you, you also seemed very knowledge and easy to work with (and you are!).

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Old Court House Engagement Photography

Old Court House Engagement Photography

Back in February when we would expect to have snow on the ground, Clara photographed Sarah and Yusri and their pup at the lovely year round Old Court House and Ivey Park.

  • Yusri is a soccer referee. My sister Jessica (and maid of honour) is also a soccer referee. Jessica set us up on a blind date. We met at Demetre’s, a dessert cafe, in Thornhill, where I am from. (Yusri is born and raised in Toronto)
  • WOW lol. and to this day it is still WOW. He was perfect looking to me and still is. Although the day we met he had a huge twirly mustache He was competing in a mustache growing competition with his friends and had been growing his mustache for months.
  • Yusri and I were going to Jamaica with my family. Yusri and I have been together for 7 years so I kind of expected that on this trip he would propose. However, he decided to surprise me and propose before leaving. I was in the basement doing laundry, and had thrown my pants into the laundry, I walked up stairs and turned the corner to go into the kitchen and Yusri had music playing and flowers in his hand. His face looked hilarious as he noticed I wasn’t wearing any pants. He immediately asked if he should stop and give me a second to go get pants on but I had waited 7 years so I wasn’t going to wait any longer lol
  • Yusri and I are sports fans. A couple of times now we have done sport weekends. I always love doing those. We get away and get to go watch the teams we love. We went to Montreal once and saw a soccer game in the morning TFC vs. Impact and a Maple Leaf vs. Montreal hockey game in the evening.
  • Yusri will do anything to help a friend. He is also incredibly supportive. We were living in Toronto and I got a job opportunity in London. He encouraged me to take the job and followed me to London. He got a new job/home/city just to support me. He really pushes me to be the best I can be.
  • I just really want everyone to have fun. I really want it to be a good time filled with smiles and laughter.
  • A friend recommended you to us
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Winter Engagement Photography with Dogs London Ontario

Winter Engagement Photography with Dogs London Ontario

Niki and Kyle get married today and I’m so excited to see them and their dogs again! They had lots of fun ideas and outfit changes (very brave in the super cold- actually snowing during some of the session). Kyle popped the question on Pelee Island so it was great to see the wine glasses from there being incorporated (they were my inspiration for going there for our 1st anniversary). This winter session was photographed at Fanshawe Conservation. I always love Winter Engagement Photography with Dogs London Ontario- including pets in the engagement photos and it’s a good idea to book your winter shoot early in the season in case we need to reschedule it until we get a day with beautiful snow like this!

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Winter Engagement Photography with Pets London Ontario

Winter Engagement Photography with Pets London Ontario

So happy to bring you this engagement photography session photographed by Clara last year with Tia & Geoff who are tying the knot today! Incorporating pets into engagement sessions is one of our favourite things to do and just check out how beautiful the snow was that day- last winter we didn’t get many days like this! I think it is a great idea to have your engagement session photographed during a different season to your wedding, so that you have variety! It was photographed at the Old Court House, Ivey Park and Civic Gardens.

  • We met on an online dating site and started chatting on facebook. Turned out that we went to the same highschool, same university and even worked at the same restaurant at different times. We had a few mutual friends and decided to go on a date together. We went mini-golfing for our first date was super awkward but also so much fun! We were able to joke around about how meeting people from the internet can be scary, at the end of the date we both said “Well I guess your not a murderer we should do this again”
  • Tia: My first thought seeing Geoff was, damn this guys early! I’m usually the early one! Next was this guys looks like a really nice, he looks like a lot of fun. Can’t wait to get to know him a little more.
    Geoff: Is this the girl? Because it kind of looks like her but I don’t know for sure.
  • Geoff texted Tia when she was at work saying “Hey meet me and Scout (the dog) at Rockway Gardens (local park) on your way home from work we can go for a walk together. Tia was still in her uniform from work and stopped to grab an iced cap and iced coffee for Geoff. When she pulled up to the park she couldn’t see Geoff and Scout and called him, he said he was at the top of the hill. Tia called up to him and said she didn’t know how to get up he needed to come down for their walk (she didn’t know he was planning on proposing). When she made her way up to Geoff at the top of the hill he was asking how she felt about the park, if she thought it was nice (we were sitting on top of a mini waterfall). He then popped the question!! Tia hid behind Scout the dog shocked and so excited! Then out for fancy dinner to celebrate.
  • Why did you choose us
    I enjoyed the package. I liked that it had two photographers and included photography for the full day. I wanted to have photos of the girls getting ready, guys getting ready, people arriving at the wedding, ceremony, family photos, awesome photos captured at the reception. I was composed and traditional photos as well as fun and cheesie photos as well as embarrassing reception photos of course! The package appeared to cover all the bases. I enjoyed the two parent albums to give as gifts after the wedding and I of course enjoyed the album for us. It seemed like a well rounded package and I think photos are the second most important part of the wedding… besides the marriage of course!
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Arva engagement photography

Arva Engagement Photography

I’m excited to be photographing Megan and Dave’s wedding today and it will certainly look very different outside today than it did this past winter when we photographed their session. We had lots of fun with piggy back rides and on the swings and we certainly were able to get a lot of variety out of this sweet little park in Arva which was chosen by the couple.

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Winter Engagement Photography London Ontario

Winter Engagement Photography London Ontario

Danielle and Joseph are getting married today and it was fun to look back on these fun Winter Engagement Photography London Ontario which were photographed at Civic Gardens. This park really has so much variety and is nice year round! This lovely couple had never had photographs taken together before so I was so happy to be chosen as the one to capture this important time in their lives! Here is something new I am starting with my engagement session blogs, rather than me telling you their story, I thought it would be nice to start to get their story written straight by the couple. Check it out below!

We met online and eventually went for coffee and the rest is history.

Joe- Damn, nice hair
Danielle- His hair cut makes him look like a squire from the nights of old!

Went to Niagara Falls, this was the one of the first places we had gone together. Joe had a masterful plan. We hopped on the Swedish Ferris wheel. Once the Ferris Wheel is at the top Joe states, “Holy Shit Danielle whats that?” and points because Danielle is so gullible. Danielle looks back. Joe has the ring out and ready when Danielle looks back. Then asks the question, “Will You Marry Me?” Danielle states an obvious yes. We then play Dinosaur Mini Golf.

Joe- Love how sweet and soft She is. I love how nice Danielle is to people.
Danielle- I love how mature and clever Joseph is.

 

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Engagement Session Victoria Park London Ontario

Engagement Session Victoria Park London Ontario

This winter engagement photography session was very fun to photograph and just shows how much variety we can get in 1 hour!

Starting with some cute skating pics on the ice, then incorporating their love of hockey, we had to get to the ice rink at Victoria Park quite early in the morning to be sure there wouldn’t be too many other people around. After incorporating some fun props like hot chocolate we captured a few romantic pics and while we were busy taking the romantic pics, when we turned around to where we had left the hot chocolate on the ground we realized that one of the furry residents of Victoria Park had helped themselves to what was left in the cup. Everyone knows I love squirrels- I even have a woodland animals tattoo that has a squirrel in it so I was so happy when Amanda and Andrew were happy to walk slowly over to where the squirrel was to take photographs with him, but then we realized that he wasn’t as skittish as most would be and Amanda even had him come all the way over to her hand!

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Boler Mountain Engagement Photography

Boler Mountain Engagement Photography

I first met Tarryn and Adam at their friends wedding a couple of years ago. Since then I have photographed them a couple of times and last winter after he proposed just before Christmas (Tarryn’s favourite time of year) I had the pleasure of photographing them at a place that means a lot to them- Boler Mountain Engagement Photography. I am quite un-coordinated and generally hibernate in the winter so I had actually never been to Boler Mountain before so it was fun to see this part of London that many people enjoy. Now the big day has come for Tarryn and Adam and Clara and I are looking forward to ringing in the new year with this lovely couple and their friends.

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gibbons park engagement photography

Gibbons Park Engagement Photography

Brittany and Reid chose Gibbons Park for their engagement photography in London Ontario as it was where he proposed the previous fall. With some snow on the ground and their gorgeous pup at foot we set off for a fun walk around the very cold park. I was all rugged up while these two were showing their true-canadian-ness toughing it out in leggings and a sweater.. Just goes to show what a great weekend they picked for their wedding for the Canada Day long weekend!

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