Alyscia and Josh chose Bronte Creek Provincial Park as the main spot for the session. I love this place because it offers everything to creates a natural background: open areas, tall grass and stunning nature. When I started planning an engagement session with Alyscia and Josh, I knew right away that they know what they wanted and how they envisioned it. They wanted to be close to nature, have a picnic and just enjoy the summer weather. I always encourage my couples to think and feel an engagement session as an actual date.
An engagement session is the quintessential pre-wedding investment. It’s a great warm-up before the wedding. You can get to know your photographer better and build connection that is so central for the wedding day. Of course, you also receive beautiful images that you can cherish for the years to come.
In my opinion, an engagement session is all about experience. Trusting the process and having fun together. The images don’t need to be perfectly posed and staged. Actually, they shouldn’t be!
They should showcase your love for each other, your personalities and remind you whenever you look at them how lucky you are to find the person to spend your life with!
Very often, I hear from my couples that they are camera shy. I know exactly what that means. Even though I’m a photographer, I freeze when I need to be on the other side of the camera. That’s why one of the most important things for me is to make sure that I make my couples feel comfortable in front of my camera. I want to get to know them as friends, not just as my clients. The reason: When the wedding day comes, I get to celebrate with them! I have an exploring soul.
I love working with couples who share their adventurous spirit and desire to create something breathtaking that will last a lifetime.
This Bronte Creek Park couple session was photographed by Monika Grzelak from Everglow Photography – International Wedding Photographer for Adventurous Couples.