Xuanie and David are two best friends who find it difficult to remember back to the time when they weren’t in each other’s lives. Best friends since their teens and a couple soon thereafter, they have spent the last 14 years laughing and sharing memories together.
Engagement season is in full swing and we are full of love for all our 2018 couples!
Engagement sessions are very special for us; it's a chance to get to know our brides and grooms better and have the time for all of us to connect before the big day. Sometimes brides-and-grooms-to-be confess a very real feeling; they are scared of being in front of a camera. We totally understand! It isn't always easy to be in front of the lens; exposing our insecurities and our apprehensions of being photographed.
That's why Junilo and I focus so much on making couples comfortable. An engagement session should be an opportunity for the bride and groom-to-be to spend time together; focusing on their love and relationship. The most natural photographs come from unplanned touches, looks and smiles. Very often by the end of the session, our couples are so comfortable that they start suggesting ideas for poses and photographs they'd like us to document!
Sydney and Aaron asked us to do their session in a neighbourhood of Toronto that meant a lot to both of them. Kensington Market is where they had their first date and where Aaron got down on one knee to ask Sydney to marry him. As Kensington is a special place for Junilo and I too, we were super happy! The weather forecast wasn't the greatest for the day; one of the lovely winter snow storms we've been getting this year was to hit Toronto. We suggested that we begin in the incredible Fika Café right on Kensington Ave and continue through the streets of the market. We finished with a few very wintery photos at Ontario Place, right on Lake Ontario.
We are looking forward to this incredibly gracious couple's wedding spring 2018!