It was sketchy-looking.
The weather I mean.
I bumped forward our evening session because the sky looked heavy and I didn’t want to get completely rained out on the second part of our photoshoot. It did rain anyways, but we went ahead with it and I think worked out rather well in the end, despite the weather.
In the planning stages of this shoot, I made a few suggestions of ideas and when Amanda told me she wanted to do something incredibly romantic, I immediately thought of a pretty set-up in a field of tall grass. And things just sort of fell into place from there. But first off, we headed to the CN Rail Roundhouse for a few shots before switching gears into something a bit different.
There is no shortage of beautiful fields in this part of BC and I had been eyeing this one for a very long time. After getting permission from the landowner, we hauled in all of our stuff for the session and began setting up, in the rain. I’m not going to lie, it was cold, and I think Dan and Amanda welcomed the snuggles under the heap of cozy blankets.
I got the idea that candy apples would be a fun thing to include and people, these are not easy to make. It takes a long time to get the sugar to the right temperature, otherwise it just slides right off the apple. My husband, Josh, patiently stirred the sugar for a good half hour at least until it started to look like it would stick to an apple properly. We double dipped them just to be on the safe side and realized afterwards that this dulls the shine so if you are ever making candy apples, don’t double dip! If the sugar has been boiled down enough, then one coat should stick just fine. I also got the sweet heart sugar cookies from Paul’s Bakery.
A big thank you to Caroline Marko of the Salt Boutique for the Adirondack chair as well as the vintage crate. The lovely blooms were picked from around town (with permission) and everything else in the shoot was complied by myself and the couple. And thanks to Dan and Amanda for bearing with me in the rain, going along with all these crazy ideas and for just being such an easygoing, fun-loving couple. I’m really looking forward to your big wedding in August!
Without further ado, here are the rest of the images from our Engagement Session! And don’t forget to leave some comment love for these two….