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May 8, 2019
I have been dying to get back on the road for a Niagara-on-the-Lake engagement session, and thanks to the lovely Jacqueline and Chris, I finally got my chance.
This Ontario region is known for its wine and beautiful orchards, and attracts a ton of tourists from the surrounding area on the weekends. The area has been very crowded any time I’ve been there as either a tourist or a photographer. There isn’t a lot of space to get nice clean photos without a bunch of people in the background.
But luckily, when you plan an engagement session for a rather chilly spring evening, the tourists stay home. It becomes perfect for photos!
Jacqueline and Chris are travelling from Pittsburgh to Toronto next summer to have their wedding at Graydon Hall. So we figured we’d meet somewhere in the middle. Niagara-on-the-Lake was the perfect spot for this wine-loving couple to snap their engagement photos. And hey, if we happened to stop for a glass of Cabernet Franc in the middle of the session, than so be it.
We began in the lovely little town, which had just begun to bloom with spring blossoms and greenery. All you have to do is walk around, and you find the loveliest little spots to snap a few photos.
Then we got into the car, hopped from winery to winery, and orchard to orchard, and stopped at the prettiest places. And yep! Those are cherry blossoms. A special thanks goes to Peller Estates Winery for being extra accommodating as the couple enjoyed a glass of wine while I snapped away.
Jacqueline began the evening in a very spring-like pencil skirt, which was perfect to walk around the streets of the town. Then she transitioned to a much more dramatic and stunning deep red dress. It was perfect for the location. She looked drop dead gorgeous. And Chris, you didn’t look too shabby yourself.
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