Hockley Valley during the fall is spectacular so when these two asked me to come to their home for their journalistic engagement session I was thrilled. They will also be hosting all their family and friends here for their wedding next year and I’m looking forward to exploring again with a bride and groom. The property had a river running through it, a large pond, 2 beautiful homes clad in stone and immaculately kept, woods, birch trees, tall grasses ect and the opportunities for photography was endless.
One of the out buildings had this great wood stack and as soon as I saw it I knew it was a spot for them and it was on her list too.
I could just put them together and let them be and they would give me moments after moments with laughter and snuggles.
We were shooting at high noon here and the light was very harsh, but by putting the sun behind them and shooting through the weeds we were able to make it work.
Same location in the weeds, but with them having fun and interacting with each other they were able to get great emotional images wherever I placed them…..that’s key.
They had this little grouping of young pine trees and with the sun directly behind them I was able to get this shot with them sitting on the ground and chatting
In order to get great journalistic, emotional, fun images you need to interact with each other and just let me capture what is going on between the two of you and they were able to do that beautifully.
This river is definitely a location that I will be bringing them back to on their wedding day. Beautiful fall colours for the engagement and will look completely different next year at the end of summer late in the day for their wedding.
This is the front of that little out building with the wood pile and I’m looking forward to seeing what I can do with it in the late day light where I’m not having to hide from the harsh sun.
The moments between this couple was limitless and just easy to photograph in whatever location I put them in.
This is their favourite spot in the river and I couldn’t resist letting them have a little fun as the sun sparkled the water.
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