[dropcap style=”dropcap3″]T[/dropcap]hough many people don’t know it, we often work outside of Camrose and serve clients as Edmonton engagement photographers, it’s such a beautiful city who could blame us for wanting to photograph there!
When Leah and Joseph asked us to photograph their engagement (and wedding we can’t wait!) we were thrilled. They are such a beautiful couple and so full of excitement.
After their consultation we decided we wanted their session to be special and we asked them if they would consider doing their photos in downtown Edmonton.
Leah and Joseph agreed and we decided on two looks and an outfit change for Leah. At the time it sounded really exciting, but I don’t think we realized just how great it would turn out. None of us had any idea that this engagement session would turn into one of the greatest memories of the summer.
Not quite Edmonton…yet
Before we made it into the heart of the city we stopped just outside the ring road to take some photographs in one of the beautiful canola fields. We carefully walked the couple into the field and then asked them to just be themselves while we got started taking photos. They took our advice to heart and started joking with each other and laughing with us while we moved about looking for the best angle and the nicest light.
Almost immediately we started to love the photographs that were appearing on the backs of our cameras, one after the other all looked stunning and Leah and Joseph were so laid back that we got a chance to try a whole bunch of different shots.
Here are a couple of our favorite shots from the start of the session.
[blockquote]None of us had any idea that this engagement session would turn into one of the greatest memories of the summer.[/blockquote]
Of course if you leave any happily engaged couple alone in a canola field for too long they’re bound to share a couple of kisses eventually (and we may have encouraged a couple more). This is a great kiss photo, but Leah and Joseph saved their best work for later in the session (you’ll have to keep reading to find out what I mean).
Edmonton Engagement Photographers
After our time in the field we jumped back into our cars and headed for the city. We really wanted to use the downtown center for the session and so we made our way across the bridge and up the hill. Taste of Edmonton was still going on so there were people everywhere, but Leah and Joseph didn’t seem to mind and we spent a couple of hours exploring the streets and finding beautiful light. Some of the coolest architecture in Edmonton is right in Sir Winston Churchill Square and even though there were thousands of people there that night we carried right on with our session as if we were the only four people in the square.
We give huge kudos to Leah and Joseph, not everyone would be brave enough to have their pictures taken with so many people around (in fact at one point a lot of people stopped to watch us work), but they were energetic and willing to do whatever we asked them too.
Their bravery was rewarded, here are some of the amazing images we made in the middle of a sea of people.
[blockquote]We give huge kudos to Leah and Joseph, not everyone would be brave enough to have their pictures taken with so many people around, but they were energetic and willing to do whatever we asked them too.[/blockquote]
We finished our session with one final location just on the edge of the valley looking down over the river. Edmonton is so beautiful at sunset and Leah and Joseph were so much fun to photograph that it was sad to see the evening come to an end. But the good news is that we get to work with this amazing couple again when they get married in 2014.
Congratulations Leah and Joseph on your engagement and thank you for letting us be your Edmonton engagement photographers. We can’t wait for your wedding!