Oakville Engagement Session

Awwww, Rachel and Sonny, the best couple ever and so in love! They’re the couple that scored the coveted July 18th date so many couples were after. We must have had 20 inquires for their wedding date. When Rachel came by our studio last year to chat about their wedding plans we asked her to tell us about Sonny since he was away working at the time. Her face just lit up when she began to speak about him. You could see he truly was her prince charming and for good reason!!

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Rachel and Sonny met in a very serendipitous manner. Rachel, a nurse in Oakville was enjoying her lunch when a handsome doctor from the I.C.U got down on one knee beside her. It seemed she had dropped her napkin and the charming gentleman was coming to her rescue… It’s better than any romance novel I’ve ever read and it’s how they first met and soon after fell in love 🙂

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I think Sonny officially wins Most Romantic Proposal of the Year. Wait till you hear how he he did it… Rachel really, really loved this gorgeous photograph she had of an oak tree in Central Park by photographer Ralf Uicker. She would mention how it always brought a feeling of peace and serenity whenever she looked at it. Sonny loved how the photograph made Rachel feel and really wanted a way to bring her closer to the image she felt such a connection with.

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One day Sonny took Rachel to New York City and they went for a leisurely stroll in Central Park. They somehow came across the same tree in the photograph that Rachel had always loved and held close to her heart. Sonny got down on one knee (this time for real) and asked beautiful Rachel to make him the happiest man on earth and become his forever.

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Ok, now I need a napkin… sniff, sniff…

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Now for the most romantic part of their story. Sonny tracked down the photographer, Ralf Uicker in New York City and asked if he could buy the camera that took that meaningful photograph. Ralf was kind enough to autograph and sell the camera to Sonny so that he could give it to Rachel as an engagement gift. Dave and I are so honoured to be photographing a portion of their wedding with the this very camera (the Plaubel Makina W67).

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What a beautiful love story for a truly amazing couple. We can’t wait to be there to photograph your wedding Saturday!