One of my favourite ways to meet a new clients is when they come to me as a referral from past clients. Shortly after I posted Jay and Joanna's sneak peek this summer, I received an email from Denise and Joel wanting to chat about their wedding next summer. Within no time, we were planning their engagement session. As is often the case in Calgary, "fall" is usually about three days long and it was especially weird this year since we the snow came at the beginning of September. Denise and Joel wanted a fall engagement session, but they wanted a more urban feel to their photos, so the fact that most of the leaves were already on the ground was ok. You wouldn't know it from the photos, but about 30 minutes after we finished shooting the snow started to fall and didn't stop for several days! Inglewood is one of my favourite spots for an urban engagement session, mostly because there is a different cool spot around every corner.
It is really important to me that every engagement session is unique and reflects the couple. As I was getting to know Denise & Joel ahead of their session, three things became clear:
1. Denise LOVES everything Disney (Joel does too of course) 2. Joel loves his Camaro 3. They both love their new puppy dog (he is part wolf!)
We wanted to include all these things in their session, but we decided that the car and large wolf-dog might not be a good combo. Denise and Joel also said several times that they wanted to include something Disney with "looking like crazy Disney people". This was especially important since Joel proposed in front of the castle at Disneyland. And I think we did a that! I am so looking forward to seeing how they incorporate all these different ideas into their wedding next June.