Ginger and Richie flew in from Seattle for their engagement session with me, with a flight home the following morning – there was no room for a reschedule in case of rain. So despite the chance of thunderstorms that evening, the weather held and we ended up having perfect skies for the shoot!
We began the session near St. Lawrence Market which is a wonderful, lively location; but some earlier scoping of the neighbourhood revealed some less conventional spots that I wanted to use. There’s so much construction going on in that area that it’s not hard to find colourful walls and gritty backdrops. And I love how the colours that they wore worked so well with the blue tones of the evening light.
I adore Ginger’s necklace – the colour of the lilac fabric was nearly a perfect match to Richie’s button down shirt.
I have to admit, I have a bit of a recent fetish for above-ground parking garages. They’re the perfect urban space to retreat to if it happens to rain, plus the natural light that pours in from the sides offers such a moody feel.
I have no idea what Richie was always whispering in Ginger’s ear, but it kept her in giggles during most of the shoot!
Just north of the Esplanade, we found a construction zone that Richie was dying to have access to. Because of the recent G20 summit and the high level of police still in the area, we opted to play it safe and restrained ourselves from trespassing. We lucked out however, because just around the corner we found this wonderful reflective window. This is probably my favourite shot from the session – it’s just so romantic!
Dear Ginger and Richie: I had a really great time with you guys! I look forward to your wedding in August! xo Lee