Fall at Island Lake Conservation is tricky. We had a great moody day, but no colourful trees so we headed into Orangeville for the end of the session.
It was a cool day and overcast and we were hoping to get some colourful fall photos, but the weather wasn't agreeing with us. I loved that Island Lake was fairly deserted today so that we could get photos without my couple feeling awkward in front of crowds.
We walked around for a couple of hours in the forest, on the bridge and the pond.
Island Lake Engagement Photos
Choose a park with lots of variety and not just a green space. Island Lake has wooden fences, iron fences, stone paths, wooded paths and dirt roads. This location also has a large lake and walking bridge as well as beautiful sunsets and dark forests.
Engagement Photos with Wind by the Lake
Anytime there's some wind I'm happy and I love taking these kinds of creative portraits for my couples. Her eyes were incredible and I loved being able to get up close for these images.
Lots of variety with plants and greenery at Island Lake Conservation
Bull rushes next to the lake made a perfect backdrop for some wide portraits. I asked them to walk back and forth in front of the weeds and then stop. Every time they stopped they gave me a different hold. I try and keep all my couples in motion for the most natural images.
How did you meet?We met in history class in high school!
What do you remember most about your first date?It was one of the most poorly planned dates, but we loved it! He asked me over for a lunch date across from the high school, and we found out that his grandma was there having lunch (it's a very small town!). I ordered my chicken fingers and he ordered a coffee (I found out later he was so nervous he ate his lunch before we met up). He then took out a $10 bill to pay, but my food was too much, and he didn't have any extra money on him, since he thought it was a coffee date and I thought we were getting lunch! So I paid the difference. We then sat and talked, lost track of time and were both late for class! It just sums up our relationship!
When did you know he was the one?After 4 months of us dating, he moved 5 hours away for university and I thought at first our relationship was just a fling. Then I realized how much I missed him and how upset I was that he was gone, so one night he just showed up at my house! I cried so much because I was so happy and I knew this relationship was the right one for me.
How did you feel the moment he proposed? Were you surprised by his planning?I was very surprised because I planned an entire trip to New York and he proposed on July 4th. I was just very surprised and asked him over and over "are you serious?!" Then I finally realized what was happening and said yes!
What do you like to do as a couple?We are very goofy people so we joke around a lot. We like to go for walks and dream about living in the beautiful houses around us together.
If you could use 3 word to describe the theme of your day what would they be?Relaxed, fun, and beautiful
What is it about my photos that speaks to you?I like the different types of photos you take. You can mix fun and dramatic. You also have a way of capturing beauty with darkness that really intrigues me!
What is the one thing that attracted you most about your partner?His sense of humour! I can be my complete weird self around him and not feel like I need to act any differently!
Tell me 3 things about your partner that describe them best?Caring, thoughtful, loving
Tips or advice that you would give to future couples when planning a wedding?Know exactly what you're looking for before you start looking, and do your research!
How did you feel about the engagement session after it was all over?I thought that the engagement session was going to be more awkward, since I am not a huge fan of PDA. But I felt super comfortable with my fiance and Frances!