Two babes in a downtown Toronto parking lot

I want to give you permission to think outside of the box when it comes to your engagement session! Pinterest is a great platform but also saturated with the same ideas. So I challenge you to make wedding and engagement decisions based on what makes YOUR heart beat faster. I had this idea for a while, to photograph a half-naked couple on a semi-private roof or parking lot with a great view of the city. A downtown Toronto parking lot will do just as nicely as an epic mountain backdrop and a lack of clothes may feel vulnerable but intimacy is a big part of relationships and intimate photos are just as (if not more) valuable, beautiful and emotive.

Make meaningful choices with intention and full of heart.

Huge shoutout to Megan & Justin for being down for my crazy shenanigans. You’re champs for taking your clothes off when it was freezing cold - thanks for freezing your butts off. I have so much love for you two!

 
 

High Park Newlywed session

Jenny, John & I connected a year after they got married for their vow renewal as well as an adventurous portrait session exploring High Park in their wedding outfits! Such a great way to get portraits done because you don’t have the pressures or schedule of a wedding day so the vibes are much more relaxed!

Their nearly 14 year love story is the sweetest - they’re high school sweethearts who met in grade 8 and started dating in the second semester of grade 9. They shared their first kiss in the English Department's hallway (cue my melting heart). I love what Jenny wrote about John:

John has always been my rock. I think we bring out the best in each other. 
He is my best friend and has helped shoulder all of life's biggest challenges together with me. 
I'm incredibly grateful to be spending the rest of my life with him.

Below are photos from our adventure in High Park in downtown Toronto, starting with Runnymede Station where John used to walk Jenny to and from school every day. Enjoy!