If I remember correctly, Katie wanted an engagement session in the spring or summer. You know. Sun, flowers, leaves, warmth. After the winter of 2014, all sane Halifax photographers would also be weary of an outdoor shoot scheduled for the winter. All things considered though, this winter photo-session went delightfully well. The snow was fluffy, the sun was out, it was sort of warm, and there was a snow fight. There was also a good reason to have a hot chocolate. Yeah, winter is alright sometimes. The engagement session happened in the winter–about a week after Christmas actually–because Katie and Jon, who live in Newfoundland, were in Nova Scotia visiting family then. I’ll forever associate Katie and Jon’s engagement session with Christmas because Katie gifted us with an ornament mummer that she hand-made for our tree. I love it and hang it on things all-year-round (there’s a photo of it in our Instagram account). She’s crafty. Very crafty. She is, in fact, The One Who Knits. She also stitches and does a whole lot more. Jon is equally interesting.
Interestingly, Katie and Jon fell in love while working at Chapters, where they both worked some time ago. Inside Chapters (and during store hours), strangely enough, is also where we shot our last wedding.
Locations in this shoot: We started along the Halifax waterfront, paying special attention to the wave (or the big blue tongue), followed by Point Pleasant Park, followed by the Just Us coffeeshop (which Rae and I hold near and dear to our hearts, since that’s where we had our first date, and it’s where we had our own engagement shoot, too–before we were Halifax photographers).
We’re getting excited for Katie & Jon’s wedding, which is less than 2 months away! Stay tuned for it. It’ll be our first time shooting at The Maritime Museum, and we’re pumped.