Fall engagement photos just might be my favorite. As the wedding season is slowing down and the trees start changing color, I love to use any opportunity to escape the city with my couples and have a cozy Fall engagement shoot in the countryside. And that is exactly what we did with Amy and Jason!
Amy and Jason both work and live in downtown Toronto, so when it came to their engagement session, they suggested to escape to their family’s cottage in Gravenhurst, which is a small town in the Muskoka region. Obviously, I was all in. Fall colors, fresh air, and the coziness of an at-home engagement session – what can be better than that?
Fall shows us how beautiful it is to let things go and slow down. I didn’t think that I would ever admit it, but I started loving the quietness that comes with the anticipation of winter. The wedding industry is fast-paced and is ever-changing, so I learned to find inspiration in the slower months. I love the calming effect that Fall has on me and other wedding photographers in our studio, and I appreciate that it provides some time to reflect and perfect our craft.
When I was preparing for Amy and Jason’s engagement session, I knew that I wanted to keep things light and as candid as possible. They are both such cheerful and upbeat people, and I wanted their fun-loving and romantic personality to come out. I also wanted their Fall engagement photos to be about them and what makes their story unique. When they told me that they spend the majority of their time at Jason’s grandfather’s cottage, I knew we had to drive there, even though it meant spending 2.5 hours on the road. We also made a quick stop at his uncle’s place to take some cozy Fall engagement photos by the lake, and I’m so glad we did. Amy told me that they got engaged on a winery in Ontario, so I suggested they bring a bottle of wine from the place where the proposal happened. It made for some really cute pics by the water.
As for the at-home portion of the shoot, Amy and Jason changed into their regular home outfits (A Maple Leafs t-shirt for his and cute short for her) and I loved how cozy and sweet it made the photos look. Amy jokingly said that they are “a boring couple” and love making puzzles when they are the cottage, so I told to bring one with them! I hope that in a few years they will be able to look at their engagement pics and be reminded of their sweet engagement period … The period when they were deeply in love and put spending some quality time with each other above everything 💕