Wow, what an engagement shoot! Dave and I were sooo stoked to get a phone call last Tuesday from a fun, awesome and super-gorgeous couple living in Connecticut. The call was about engagement photos and they said that they had searched high and low looking for the photographers to capture some unique and creative images of them in the place where they shared their first date… Mont Tremblant, Quebec! We were so happy to be the perfect fit for Rachel and John and to fly out to Mont Tremblant to document this time in their life.
Rachel and John had their first date after they met each other with a group of friends snowboarding one weekend. Neither one of them ever thought that this would be the weekend that they would meet their future love.
It’s so great seeing these two together, they have so many things in common and really just have a love for adventure and the outdoors.
It’s also really nice capturing the connection they have together. It’s very clear that they each hold a special place in their heart for one another.
I love doing artistic crops and shooting moments as they happen… This was such a cute moment after they had fallen down in the snow.
I love this amazing angle Dave caught… Take a minute to look at it and try to figure out how it was shot… John and Rachel are actually standing in this shot! This is an uprooted tree we found while walking in th forest, lol! Dave has such a creative eye for this sort of thing 🙂
As photographers, we’re always trying to use new ideas and concepts to spark more creativity. For this shoot, I wanted to break out of my usual shooting style a bit. As I’ve mentioned before, I absolutely love my 50 mm 1.2 lens. It’s soo buttery and amazing, you can really get used to using the same lenses for each shoot if you’re not careful. On this shoot, I used the 24 Tilt Shift for the whole session. It was a lot of fun and went well with our couples style!
I totally love this shot below! Rachel’s eyes look phenomenal and Dave’s angle is very cool too!
This was a bit of an interesting shot! We found some abandoned buildings and peeked in for a few quirky shots! These guys were so funny, and really hammed it up for the cameras, thanks guys lol…
You can see how much fun these guys have together!! They really have an awesome time and you can tell they are also great friends too 🙂
Mont Tremblant has to be one of the most romantic spots in Canada!! Everything looked ethereal when the air was filled with big, white fluffy snowflakes.
As you can see from our sneak peek, we knew we could have a little bit of fun with our awesome couple… We love creating something different and special for our clients.
What a great place for a first date huh?? Yes, there is even a icy slide to cruise down, so much fun!
They needed to warm up a bit after the ice slide, so they sat by the fire… They couldn’t help but laugh when the wind changed and they got smoked out after their ride, hehehe!
After a bit of shooting we had a delicious dinner together in the village. We waited for the sun to go down so we could do some night shooting (my fave)!! We love the chance to create something moody and dramatic for our clients. Rachel and John really loved the engagement shoot we did with my sister Tricia and her fiance Kris this November… It seems to be a very popular engagement session and I think our clients love night shooting as much as we do 🙂
Isn’t Rachel stunning in this shot?? We promise, we do not get our clients from modeling agency’s… Although we’ve been asked, hehe! Something that both Dave and I love creating is images with amazing bokeh – that’s the photogaphy term for the giant blurred out lights in the background… next time you’re watching a romantic movie, notice how the more romantic a scene gets, the bigger the bokeh gets!
As we wrapped the shoot, we noticed so wicked lighting coming from a nearby bar in the village. It hadn’t quite opened yet and so they were happy to let us create a few images inside while it was empty. I love these two shots, the purple and blue lights look soo cool eh? Dave went for the awesome shot above and I thought it would be cool to grab this shot below in the reflection of the mirror. What a great spot for a few cool shots!
Thanks so much to Rachel and John for trusting our vision and allowing us to create something special for you! We had a great time shooting this with you and are super excited to see the finished product from the album we’ve create for your engagement shoot 🙂 Congratulations guys!!!
Here’s a sneak peek of your album while it’s away at print…. The first image in the slideshow is your image wrap cover, with the front cover being on the right, spine down the middle and back cover on the left.