Ken and Sheila have known each other for a number of years now, when a chance online encounter allowed them the opportunity to meet despite some physical distance between the two. Both were a little apprehensive to try a second chance at love again, but over time they built a life of trust and comfort, so that when Ken proposed to Sheila (while she had a mouthful of egg salad sandwich, no less), all she could do was cry and nod her head!
Engagement sessions for me, are always about really, truly, getting to know my clients. It’s about so much more than whether or not they blink for the camera or their best angles. It’s about the conversations and laughs that we share in between photos, the little secrets they whisper to one another as they’re cuddled up. The way they leave their session smiling and all 3 of us are now super excited for the wedding to come.
For Sheila and Ken, their engagement session was an opportunity to spend an entire day together ahead of our session, making it a big long date day. Sheila got the works at the Puddicombe Spa for her hair and makeup, and Ken got a fresh haircut. By the time we got to their session, this was just the icing on the cake for them at the end of a great day (well, except for dinner, which was going to come afterward).
I left this session with a giant smile, and a growing excitement for all my clients this year. The process of walking clients through these days leading up to their wedding never, ever, gets old. It’s such a privilege.
Here’s just a few of my favourite photos from Sheila & Ken’s mosquito-filled engagement session.