I met Jen and Ben over coffee one evening, shortly after the holiday season, at the Second Cup down the road, as my in-laws were visiting (as they are right now), and it was a mad house at our place (which it is right now – I am currently outside on my laptop writing this so that I can attempt to hear my own thoughts). I normally like to have my client meetings at home, in my living room, where we can sit back and relax, chat over tea or sparkling water, and I get the opportunity to hear all about how the couple met, where they got engaged, and how they came to choose their venue and wedding date.
I did not have the luxury this snowy, Wednesday evening, to control much of the ambience at the Second Cup. In fact, I changed tables about 3 times before I settled on one that was further from the smelly guy that looked like he’d been living at this Second Cup for some time, and not too close to the door or the cash that we’d be distracted by the other patrons.
My nerves were put to ease the moment I met Jen and Ben for the first time. Also, can we talk about how cute their wedding invitations are going to look and sound?! Jen is radiant and Ben has such an amazing sense of humour.
I met up with these love birds a few weeks ago just as the Tulip Festival had ended but there were still tulips to be seen! We walked along Dows Lake, taking photos for their engagement session, as the sun was setting and the tourists were slowly fading.
They brought their adorable dog along for a few photos, as well. He was pretty excited about it.
The Tulip Festival is a strange thing to me (what’s all the hype about…am I being to pessimistic?), but paired with engagement photos, it’s pretty nice to look at!
So, it’s not often I post an out of focus photo on my website or blog, but I just have to tell you…
The bride and groom to be brought a bottle of champagne with them, intending to pop it while I took a photo. I had just finished telling Ben to be careful, as he was taking off the wrapping around the cork, and poof – the bottle popped!! Lesson learned – have my camera aimed, focused, and ready to fire in case that champagne bottle has a mind of it’s own!! Ha.
Congrats to this gorgeous pair! I’m so excited to be shooting your wedding come November!!