I first booked Sharon and Matt's engagement over the phone since they live in the U.S and are getting married in Toronto this month. Needless to say, we planned on meeting both of them downtown near the lake at the wave bridge which is a twisted, wooden bridge that looks like a wave. So, Sheena and I arrived only to find that there are many other of these wave bridges and we were not sure which one Sharon and Matt intended to meet us at. I also didn't have Matt's phone number with me so I decided to walk down the street and hope to have some good luck on my side. This is when, through the rush of people on the busy street, I happened to see a couple that radiated love and happiness and were also sharply dressed. I took a wild stab and asked this attractive couple if they happen to be "Sharon and Matt" to which they responded in the affirmative. It's a funny little story but it really demonstrated to me that when a couple is in love and enjoys spending time together and being close to one another, there is definitely a special energy that is created and I happened to notice it quite clearly. It was such a great way to meet each other for the first time and to start an engagement session. We strolled around through gardens, we wandered in and out of alleys and garages and meandered our way by the lake really enjoying our time working with Sharon and Matt who just looked like a perfect match for each other. Also, living close to the heart of the city, I always mention to Sheena as we're driving on the Lakeshore that I want to take a couple in the middle of the busy highway and use the lines and patterns of the support beams to create an awesome image. Enter Sharon and Matt:) Because we met them on a weekday after the morning rush hour, we were lucky to notice small breaks in the traffic that would give us enough time to run into the middle of the 4 lane highway, snap as many pictures as we could and then run back to the sidewalk. After practicing and waiting for the next break, we did just that and the resulting image pretty much sums up how Sharon and Matt feel about each other. It was such a fun engagement session for us and we can't wait to see them back in Toronto on September 22nd!
Gary + Sheena