I love when couples are open to capturing different sides of their lives in their engagement shoot. There can be so many different things that couples like to do together or that represent who they are and what kind of life they are building. It can be so hard to choose so, why choose just one? That’s what made these engagement sessions with Jen and Justin so much fun – we had two mini engagement shoots to celebrate their engagement.
Justin volunteers for the Baden fire department. For anyone who knows anyone in police or fire fighting, you know that it becomes a way of life. I love that they also wanted to use his role in the fire department as inspiration for some of their engagement shoot.
This photo may be one of my favourites ever.
Jen and Justin also love country life. They live in a smaller town in Ontario within the township of Wilmont and Jen is a big fan of horses. She has actually worked at a stable since high school. Getting out of the city and into a field was another one of their wishes. Making the trip to the perfect spot was definitely worth it. It was nice to see the couple let loose a little and for their playful side to come out. From running in the grass to piggybacks, these two did all the crazy things I asked of them.
Capturing engagement shoots in places that represent the couple can really help those authentic storytelling moments shine. I mean, they do make or break a session in my opinion.
The engagement turned into a beautiful country wedding and the couple is still living happily ever after and just welcome their first baby boy to the family this summer.
Still, want more? Check out this downtown Kitchener engagement story here.