“We were going to, then we didn’t. I’m so glad it worked out this way!”
Welcome to post 1 of 3 featuring my Instagram competition winners! I’m writing this in real time as it happened super recently, but it didn’t. It was like … months ago. August to be exact (don’t worry, blogging is on my list of things to improve on.) This Kings Park engagement was full of laughter and glorious golden hour sunlight.
I contacted Erica to let her know of her winning status and found out that she was, in fact, engaged and getting married in a few months time. I was so excited to hear about the wedding plans, to see how they were going and to find out their story. They did not disappoint! Their parents are family friends They knew each other since they were little kids. It took them till they were 15 to really notice each other. Since then? Well, it’s history. Here they were, engaged, building a house and getting married. If this was real time, I would be telling you how pumped I was to follow them on their trip down the aisle … but it’s not real time and they are already married! Ha!
It stood out to me how comfortable they were together. The way they looked at each other. How they seemed determined to do life their way. It takes a lot to shut out the noise around you when you are approaching bit moments in your life. Times like when you are finishing high school, finding your way to your dream career, getting married or having a baby. At these moments, anyone is willing to give you advice on how they think you should do it. Erica and Daniel? They take it in their stride and together I think they will accomplish some amazing dreams. Here’s to finishing this year, starting a new chapter of your lives together. It’s a beautiful place to be.
“Thank you so much for these! They turned out better than I could have imagined!” – Erica and Daniel
We met up at Kings Park one afternoon and they rocked their session. My new favourite thing to include in a session is prompting. No stiff poses here! Chatting to them from behind my camera and asking simple questions is the basis for these gloriously candid moments. Halfway through our session, Erica remarked “We were going to get engagement portraits done but didn’t get around to it. I’m so glad it worked out this way, this will really help us out on our wedding day!” Thanks so much for being great sports and really getting into the spirit of this session. I had such a wonderful time with you guys and I wish you all the best for your future together as husband and wife!