James & Alynn | Grand Bend Ontario Beach Engagement | Part 1
Oh my sweet lanta. These two. THESE TWO.
When James and Alynn got in contact with me via email they were so sweet and so excited. When we met for coffee they were even more sweet and even more excited. For a girl who said she had no idea how to plan a wedding, she had almost everything already done! Just a bunch of baloney (bologna?), she knew exactly how to whip together a wedding. All James said he cared about was the food and dancing. Makes sense. Mister James owns a fabulously fabulous restaurant in the area, Eddington’s. Be absolutely sure to head their way for a date and enjoy all the reasons why they are so famous for their fine dining menu. Tell ‘em RH sent ya. (Just kidding, don’t do that. It might be embarrassing when know one knows who I am.)
I had arrived a little early for our engagement session the day of the shoot, and Alynn opened the door with a towel around her head and James popped his head out, holding a toothbrush. It was actually amazing – after we died laughing, we played around with outfit ideas and just relaxed. I LOVE (LOVE) getting the chance to photograph clients before the wedding, because it helps me get to know the couple – what makes them tick. Within the first 3 minutes of relaxing with J & A, I knew a) they were obsessed with their dog, b) that they are the kind to laugh things off instead of be shy, c) that they LOVE entertaining and d) that they are legitimately able to finish each other’s sentences. My kinda people. As we got everything ready, they kept asking if I needed anything. If they could carry my bags, if I needed a drink, if I needed five drinks…So sweet. I should have asked for a pony.
Grand Bend is the most gorgeous place to shoot….give me somma that dusk light and wavy water….I’m in Photography Heaven.
As we shot, we talked about how equally excited are about their upcoming September wedding. I can’t wait!
Part 2 to come tomorrow.
Oh Alynn, you are something FIERCE.
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